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Ebenezer Clark (1717 - aft. 1807)

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Ebenezer Clark
Born in Rowley, Essex County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 2 Sep 1740 in Mansfield, Wyndham County, Connecticut Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died after in Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 29 Aug 2019 | Created 16 Mar 2013 | Last significant change: 29 Aug 2019
00:16: Claire Chapel edited the Biography and GEDCOM for Ebenezer Clark (1717-aft.1807). (Imported data from GEDCOM upload #146191, Person P1978; simply sharing possibly useful data; no other changes have been made to the profile.) [Thank Claire for this]
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Biography

Ebenezer Clarke was born on 19 Oct 1717, in Rowley, Essex County, in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. He was the son of Richard Clark and Abigail Wicom.[1]

Ebenezer married Ann (or Anna) Dimmick, the daughter of Timothy Dimmick of Mansfield, Windham County, Connecticut Colony, on 2 Sep 1740, in Mansfield.[2]

Ebenezer Clark died on 13 Nov 1807, and was buried in the West Cemetery in Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut.[3]

Note on Locations: Mansfield was formed from Windham, Hartford County, in 1702. In 1726, Mansfield and Windham both became part of the new Windham County. In 1826, Mansfield became part of Tolland County, Connecticut. Somers (founded in 1734, from part of East Enfield, Province of Massachusetts Bay) became part of Connecticut Colony in 1749. Tolland County was formed in 1785, from parts of Hartford and Windham Counties.

Died 5 Nov 1807. Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. [4] 5 Apr 1800. Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. [5] [6] [7] [8] Found multiple copies of death date. Using 5 Nov 1807

Buried Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA. [6] [8]

Residence 26 Jul 1741. Mansfield, Connecticut, New England. [9]

Marriage Husband @P1978@. Wife @P1979@. Child: @P515@. Marriage 20 Sep 1739. Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, New England. [10] Marriage 1743 Rye, Westchester, New York, New England.

Died 5 Nov 1807. Mansfield City, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. [4] 5 Apr 1800. Mansfield, Tolland, Connecticut, USA. [5] [6] [7] [8] Found multiple copies of death date. Using 5 Nov 1807

Buried Somers, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA. [6] [8]

Residence 26 Jul 1741. Mansfield, Connecticut, New England. [9]

Marriage Husband @P1978@. Wife @P1979@. Child: @P515@. Marriage 20 Sep 1739. Cromwell, Middlesex, Connecticut, New England. [11] Marriage 1743 Rye, Westchester, New York, New England.

Sources

  1. Massachusetts Vital Records Project, Rowley - Births, p. 48 (accessed 9 Oct 2017).
  2. Dimock, Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, from the Records of the Town and Churches in Mansfield, Connecticut, 1703-1850, p. 221.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial#23505222, Ebenezer Clark.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Source: #S1538034748 Volume: 188 Ancestry Record 2204 #453468
  5. 5.0 5.1 Source: #S1538034815 Ancestry Record 2557 #2138732
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Source: #S1538034813 Ancestry Record 70057 #88173
  7. 7.0 7.1 Source: #S1538034765 Ancestry Record 3032 #307324
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 Source: #S1538034606 Ancestry Record 60525 #20183966
  9. 9.0 9.1 Source: #S1538034765 Ancestry Record 3032 #572317
  10. Source: #S1538034975 Ancestry Record 61367 #10993
  11. Source: #S1538034975 Ancestry Record 61367 #10993

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Homer Hopper for starting this profile.

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  • Source: S1538034815 Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
  • Source: S1538034835 Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations Inc
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On 28 Apr 2013 Homer Hopper wrote:

No trace has been found of Ebenezer and Ann Clark later than their deed of Land Apr. 25, 1777 to Ephraim Robbins. Their deaths are not recored in Mansfield, nor are their gravestones to be found there. Their Children were born in Mansfield.


On 28 Apr 2013 Homer Hopper wrote:

Ebenezer Clarke was born in Rowley, Mass, Oct 19, 1717, and baptized Oct. 20, 1717. In 1730 his father, Richard, died, leaving nearly all his estate to his youngest sons, Simon and Ebenezer, with the obligation to maintain their elder brother Richard during his natural live.

Apr. 9, 1733, Ebenezer Clarke, being fifteen years of age, made choice of his brother John Clarke of Rowley as his guardian.

The appointment was made by the court, but on Oct. 8, 1734, Ebenezer made a second choice of a guardian, Lieut. Thomas Lambert of Rowley, "to imporve my Estate to the best advantage & to provide a good Master that I might lerne y Joyner Tread."

The next trace found of Ebenezer Clarke is in the land records of Stafford, Conn. Dec. 25, 1739, he bought from his brother Simon one-half of a tract of 100 acres of land in Stafford, which had beend deeded Mar. 28, 1738, by John Coller of Grafton, Mass, to Simon Clark, of Rowley, Mass.

If he ever resided in Stafford, his stay there was brief, as in 1741 he deeded his Stafford property to his father-in-law, Timothy Dimmick of Mansfield, Conn. These real estate transactions, on record in Stafford furnich conclusive evidence of the parentage of Ebenezer Clark, which had evaded search to the time of their discovery. In Rowley records the name is pelled in some cases with the fineal e, which is omitted in the reocrds of Stafford and Mansfield, burt re-appears in later generations.

Ebenezer Clark married, in <b>Mansfield. Conn., Sept. 2, 1740, Ann<b> daughter of Timothy and Ann (Bradford) Dimmick, who was born in Mansfield, May 23, 1724. Timothy Dimmick* came to Mansfield from Falmouth, Mass., about 1721, having purchased from Hesekiah King a tract of land near the Willimantic River.

Oct. 5, 1741, Timothy Dimmick deeded to Ebenezer Clark, of Mansfield, 21 acres of land in Mansfield, presumably in exchange for the land in Stafford whcih Clark deeded in the same year to his father-in-law Dimmick. This tract of 21 acres, increased by land deeded Jan. 23, 1748-49, by Timtothy Dimmick to his daughter Anne Clark, formed the homestead on which the family resided during their residence in Mansfield. The location is closely indicated by descriptions in deeds being "in the north-westerly part of the town near land of John Turner, Edmund Chamberlain, Elnathan Turner and Shubael Waldo."

July 9, 1753, Ebnenezer Clark conveyed land adjoining ther preceding to Timothy Dimmick, who re-conveyed it to his daughter Anne Clark. These combined tracts, amounting to about 55 acres, remained in the possession of Ebenezer and Ann Clark till Apri. 25, 1777, when they conveyed the whole, described as situated "in the North west part of Mansfield on Willington line," to Ephraim Robbins. Little is found in the town records of Mansfield relative to Ebenezer Clark, excepting the preceding transfers of real estate and the births of his thirteen children.

That he was a farmer is indicated by the following: "ebenezer Clarks Ear Mark is a Slit in the Top of the Right Eare Entered here January 24th 1750/51." If he carried out the plan proposed in his petition for the appointment of a guardian in 1734, of learning "ye Joyner Tread," it is probably that he carried on the trade of joiner in addition to farming. No trace has been found of Ebenezer and Ann Clark later than their deed of land Apr. 25, 1777 to Ephraim Robbins. Their deaths are not recorded in Mansfield, nor are their gravestones to be found their. Their children were born in Mansfield. The following list is taken from Mrs. Susan Whitney Dimmock's excellent reprint of the Town Records of Mansfield.

  • His gravesxtone and that of his wife may be found in what is known as the "Gurley Burying Ground," in the west part of Mansfield. The inscriptions show that he died Dec. 27, 1783 in the 86th year of his age, and his wife died Oct. 9, 1788, in the 92d year of her age. The record of their marriage in Mansfield is as follows: "Timothy Dimmick, son of John Dimmick, and Ann Bradford, daughter of Mr. Joseph Bradford, married Aug 15, 1723."'

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