Oliver Parker of Shays Rebellion

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More a topic of conversation than a question.  Job Shattuck and Oliver Parker were "leaders" of Shays' Rebellion from Groton.  Job Shattuck is easy to identify (Shattuck-1147), It is unclear which Oliver is which, Parker-30454 or Parker-31789, the latter seems to have the military credentials that were common of the rebellion leaders.  They look to be a little tangled up.  It is curious that there are very few references to Shays' Rebellion in Wikitree entries. Even the entry for Daniel Shays (Shays-3) is minimalistic at best. Luke Day (Day-9029) is a little better.  Something to work on this weekend.
WikiTree profile: Oliver Parker
in The Tree House by Jack Parker G2G2 (2.8k points)

maybe some help ?

Massachusetts Historical Society Collections - ProQuest

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... the military history of the Revolutionary War, the suppression of ShaysRebellion, and the ... Within the Oliver family papers are papers of the Lynde family and of ... Parker corresponded with many important figures such as Charles Francis ...

Interesting, Will have to dig further.  Thank you.
Does anyone have access to "The Essex Genealogist"?  Specifically I'm looking for the rest of:

"A preview of "The Essex Genealogist" Volumes 14-15 - Page 167 reads: "Oliver Parker was cashiered for defrauding his men of their wages by false returns, imposing on the commissary and drawing supplies for more men than were in ... Oliver and which was the loyalist who moved to NH, New Brunswick and Maine." It is unclear whether this is a treatise comparing the two Olivers or a reference to this one. A lookup of this reference would be helpful.
I should point out that [[Parker-30454|Oliver Parker]] had left Massachusetts long before Shays Rebellion.

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by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
Thank you for putting it into the conversation, I've been through all of that and a lot more.  I think we need to add a category for the rebellion.  "Regulator"?
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by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (450k points)
Interesting.  Thank you.

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