Parks, Isaac Dd
Parks, Isaac D.D.
a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Granville, N.Y., Sept. 6, 1803. He was converted when about twenty-two years of age, and licensed to preach in 1829 by Rev. Tobias Spicer. In 1834 he was admitted into the Oneida Conference, and appointed to East Cayuga Circuit; in 1835, to Carbondale; 1836, to Brooklyn; 1837, Nichols, and subsequently to Groton, Fleming, Newfield, Morrisvilie, and Skaneateles. In 1848 he was stationed in Stockbridge; in 1849 he was called to supply the place of the presiding elder on the district. From 1850 to 1854 he was presiding elder of Otsego District, and from 1854 to 1858 of the Oneida. In 1858-59 he was stationed in Canastota in 1860-61 in Fort Plain. The General Conference of 1860' transferred Fort Plain to the Troy Conference. In 1862-63 he labored in Gloversville; 1864-65 in Cambridge; and in 1866-67 in Whitehall In 1868 he was appointed presiding elder of Poultney District., He died April 15, 1869. He was a laborious and faithful minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He took a deep interest in the cause of education, and was elected regent of the University of New York in 1857. His social qualities were very striking. He was always cheerful, and always striving to make others happy. Sullenness and gloom could not live in his presence. All who knew him loved him. See Minutes of Conferences, 1870, p. 140, 141.