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Jonas Clark (1730 - 1805)

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Rev Jonas Clark
Born in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married in Lexington, MAmap
Descendants descendants
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Died in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
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Rev Jonas Clark served in the Massachusetts Militia during the American Revolution
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"Mr. Clark was distinguished for his zeal and fidelity as a preacher, and for the ability and sound logic which his sermons displayed... he carried on a farm of considerable size, performing all the labor himself, yet his industry and his devotion to his pastoral duties were unceasing"

"His house was a favorite resort for the patriots of the day. Here John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and their friends, found a safe retreat, where they could, in security, form those plans which were to save their county, and gain new courage and wisdom from the counsels of their host. At the battle of Lexington his house was thrown open, and the wounded and dying were placed under the care of his family."[1]


"He m. Sept 21, 1757, Lucy Bowes, of Bedford, dau. of Rev. Nicholas and Lucy (Hancock) Bowes, and cousin of Gov. John Hancock"[2]


Church Hill Cemetery, Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts [3]


  1. Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark of Watertown, Mass. 1640-1866; John Clark; Printed for the author; 1866; Digital Image, Google Books:
  2. Records of the Descendants of Hugh Clark of Watertown; Mass. 1640-1866; John Clark; Printed for the author; 1866; Digital Image, Google Books
  3. FindaGrave Memorial: 5088379

Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 5 Mar 2018), "Record of CLARK, JONAS", Ancestor # A022486.

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