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Freeman William Clark (abt. 1773 - 1835)

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Freeman William Clark
Born about in Dutchess, New Yorkmap
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Husband of — married 1795 in Syracuse, New York, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland Co., Canadamap
Profile last modified 21 Aug 2019 | Created 19 May 2014 | Last significant change: 21 Aug 2019
16:08: Chris Hoyt edited the Birth Place for Freeman William Clark (abt.1773-1835). (DB error USA too early birth) [Thank Chris for this | 1 thank-you received]
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QUAKERS: FREEMAN CLARK, 1773- 1835 and LYDIA FERRIS, 1777 - 1871 Short Summary. Ted Dinniwell writes that "Freeman Clark was born 30 Jan 1773, probably a son of William Clarke and Jemima Clark (Clerk). William and Jemima Clerk and family Freeman, Martha, Arnold, Jeremiah, Urania, John, Ruth, Presson and Mary moved from Oblong Monthly Meeting, Dutchess County, NY to Saratoga Monthly Meeting 1-12-1795. There were no births registered for Clark children in the Oblong Register 1757 - 1783. Freeman died in Haldimand Twp, Northumberland County, Upper Canada on 22 Apr 1835."

Lydia Ferris was born 5 Mar 1777 and died Oct 1870. Freeman and Lydia Clark lived in Haldimand Twp., Northumberland County. He was a blacksmith. They were Quakers. The Haldimand Preparative Meeting was formed in 1827 meeting at the home of Freeman and Lydia Clark. A meeting house and burial ground was established on a piece of their farm. They had 10 children.

Lydia's surname, Ferris, comes from an on line genealogy and has not been confirmed by contemporary records. See the 1997 posting titled Clarke, Herbert Stanley on Genuki L archives.

Freeman and Lydia Clark can be traced to the Quaker meetings in NY State. Freeman was disowned in the 3rd month of 1805 for not paying his debts and "absconding." He absconded to Upper Canada!

In the Quaker separation of 1828 two of their sons became Hicksite and took control of the Haldimand Meeting. Freeman and his wife Lydia and most of their children remained Orthodox Quakers.

Freeman was born 30 January 1773 in Dutchess, New York. He passed away 22 May 1835 in Haldimand Twp., Northnumberland Co., Canada.[1]

Citation: Freeman William Clark Birth: Jan 30 1773 - Dutchess County, NY Death: May 22 1835 - Haldimand Twp., Northnumberland Co., Canada Parents: Mr. William Clark, Mrs. Jemima Clark Wife: Mrs. Lydia Clark Child: Mr. Freeman Clark

  • Fact: Residence (1800) Providence, Saratoga, New York, United States
  • Fact: Burial Grafton,Ontario,Canada
  • Fact: Occupation Farmer/Blacksmith


  1. *WikiTree Under license to [online database]. Lehi, UT, USA: MyHeritage (USA) Inc. Original data: WikiTree,
  • "United States Census, 1800," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 February 2019), Freeman Clark, Providence, Saratoga, New York, United States; citing p. 1090, NARA microfilm publication M32, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 27; FHL microfilm 193,715.

Citation "Freeman Clark in the New York, Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804." Freeman Clark in the New York, Tax Assessment Rolls of Real and Personal Estates, 1799-1804. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2017. . Notes Name: Freeman ClarkAssessment Year: 1799Assessment Place: Providence, Saratoga, New York, USAResidence Year: 1799Residence Place: New York, USA

Citation "Freeman Clark in the New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920." Freeman Clark in the New York, Genealogical Records, 1675-1920. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2017. . Notes Name: Freeman ClarkResidence Date: 1800Residence Place: Galway, Saratoga, New York, United States

Citation "Freeman Clark in the Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s." Freeman Clark in the Canadian Genealogy Index, 1600s-1900s. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2017. . Notes Name: Freeman ClarkEvent: LivingYear: 1810Province: OntarioSource: West Lake Birth Records 1820-1866.Volume/Page: 6Note: The province and county are associated with the location of the record source and in some cases may not be the same as the place where the event occured.

Citation "Freeman Clarke in the Canada, Quaker Meeting Records, 1786-1988." Freeman Clarke in the Canada, Quaker Meeting Records, 1786-1988. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Aug. 2017. . Notes Name:Freeman Clarke Death Date on Image: Fourth 1835 Translated Death Date: Apr 1835 Death Place: West LakeResidence Date on Image: Tenth 1834 Translated Residence Date: Oct 1834 Event Type: DeathMonthly Meeting: West Lake (Conservative) MeetingType: OrthodoxYearly Meeting: Canada (Conservative) Yearly MeetingTitle: West Lake Monthly Meeting, Register, 1820-1882 Meeting County or Region: Prince Edward Meeting Province or State: Ontario Source created by

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On 24 Sep 2018 at 14:16 GMT Susan (Dempster) Largent wrote:

Clark-33302 and Clark-17224 appear to represent the same person because: I hope this is what you wanted me to do.

Freeman is 22 degrees from Michael Cayley, 27 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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