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John Clark Jr (abt. 1637 - 1719)

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John "of West Haven" Clark Jr
Born about in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap [uncertain]
Husband of — married 1 Feb 1662 in New Haven, Connecticutmap
Husband of — married 1675 in New Haven, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 5 Sep 2019 | Created 4 May 2014 | Last significant change: 5 Sep 2019
03:37: Linda (Carruth) Peterson edited the Biography and Birth Place for John Clark Jr (abt.1637-1719). (added wiki Space page for New Haven Families, Updated page and Family ID, children from New Haven Families source) [Thank Linda for this]
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John b. 1637 and baptized 1640, according to First Congregational Church of New Haven records [1]

Married (1) 1 Feb 1661/2 Sarah d/o George and Sarah Smith. Sarah was born 1642 New Haven, CT. She died Jul 25 1674 New Haven, CT[2]

The town records give us some information on the early days of John Clark Jr. after the death of his parents. Matthew Gilbert, John Wakeman, Samuell Whitehead, & John Moss, were by the Court, March 5th, 1649, appointed as overseers of the children & estate of John Clarke, deceased. At Court Jan 10, 1658, John's age was stated as 21, so born 1637. After expenses of raising the children for 10 years and some losses, John received 2/5 of the estate as the oldest son. This amounted to 37L, 7s, 10d.[3] For a full transcript see John's or his wife's profile.

Married (2) 28 May 1675 New Haven Mary, daughter of John & Grace Walker, and divorced wife of John Brown. She was baptized Mar 1641 in New Haven, CT[1]

Children with first wife, Sarah Smith Clark, all born in New Haven, Connecticut: [1]

  • Sarah, b Dec 24 1662, d 1662
  • John, b. Jan 23 1663/4, d. 1701, m 1688 Abigail Ambrose
  • Samuel, b. Aug 20 1666, d. Oct 16 1712, m 1691 Rebecca Brown
  • Joseph, b. Oct 27 1668, d. 1703, m 1693 Elizabeth Lane
  • Sarah, b. Oct 24 1671, d after 1747, m John Wilmot, m, Daniel Sperry
  • Abigail, b Jul 19 1674 (twin), m Samuel Stevens
  • Mary, b. Jul 19 1674 (twin), d. Sep 22 1675

Children with 2nd wife, Mary Walker Brown Clark: [1]

  • Daniel, b. Jun 28 1677, d 1743, m Hannah Beecher
  • Elizabeth, b. Jan 8 1679, m John Hale
  • Benjamin, b. Jun 11 1682, d May 13 1712

John died 22 Mar 1719 in the town records [1] or 23 Mar 1719 ae 87 on his stone at the West Haven Cemetery[4] [5] Per the New Haven Probate records (on Ancestry), his last will and testament is dated 8 Feb 1716 and he died in 1719.

Research Notes

Profile had birth location as Wethersfield, CT but no sources match to that. Sources state New Haven for birth and baptism.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Families of New Haven: John Clark - Vol. II, pg 403, Fam. 1 John # 1 John
  2. Families of New Haven: Sarah Smith - Vol. VII, pg 1619, Fam. 1 George # 1 Sarah
  3. Dexter, Franklin Bowditch (editor) Ancient Town Records Vol 1. New Haven Town Records 1649-1662. New Haven: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917. pp. 15, 378, 379, 385
  4. Find A Grave, database and images (accessed 22 March 2019), memorial page for John Clark (14 Jun 1637–23 Mar 1719), Find A Grave: Memorial #67080846, citing West Haven Green Cemetery, West Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Runner Mary (contributor 47186549) .
  5. "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934," database, FamilySearch ( : 9 February 2018), John Clark, 23 Mar 1719; citing Connecticut, reference ; FHL microfilm 3,105.


  • Clark-16979 was created by Cheryl Johnson through the import of Johnson - Napier Family Tree W.ged on May 1, 2014.

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