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Deacon John Clark

Male 1651 - 1704  (53 years)


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  • Name Deacon John Clark  [1
    Born 1651  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Sep 1704  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Person ID I4685  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 

    Father Lt. William Clark,   b. 1609, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1690, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   d. 6 Sep 1675, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1638  [6
    Family ID F2847  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Strong,   b. 26 Oct 1654, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1738, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1679  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
    +1. Ebenezer Clark,   b. 16 Oct 1682, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1781, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F2845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Deacon of the First Church of Northampton.

      Said in many online genealogies to have died "from fatigue and cold taken in a snow storm" while traveling home to Northampton from Boston. The records of Northampton note for 3 Sep 1704 "Deacon John Clark died at Winsor". His wife Mary Strong was born in Windsor, Connecticut (near Hartford) and had inherited property there; it's conceivable that he was there in some fashion connected to that. One wonders about that snowstorm on the third of September, though -- quite early even for eighteenth-century New England.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S457] Findagrave.com page for John Clark.

    3. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015.

    4. [S2583] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, on Ancestry.com.

    5. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., year only.

    6. [S459] Findagrave.com page for William Clarke.

    7. [S2203] New England Marriages Prior to 1700 by Clarence A. Torrey. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015., date only.