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John Clark (abt. 1637 - 1712)

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Sgt. John Clark
Born about [location unknown]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1659 in Hartford, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Farmington,Hartford County,Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 22 Aug 2019 | Created 21 Feb 2011 | Last significant change: 22 Aug 2019
04:34: Ted Rurup edited the data for John Clark (abt.1637-1712). [Thank Ted for this]
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Merging Notice

Please note that this is NOT the John Clark who married Sarah Smith and Mary Walker and who died 1719 in West Haven, CT.

There is no proof that this John Clark of Farmington is the son of John Clark, founder of Hartford, Saybrook who died in Milford, CT in 1674.

Biography

From Find-a-grave: Birth: unknown. Death: Nov. 22, 1712

His name is on the Founders Monument. (NOTE: This person (profiled) was born in 1637, so he could not have founded Hartford in 1636). He also could not have fought in the Pequot Wars of 1637 because that was the year he was born)

"John Clark died Nov 22, 1712 mar Rebecca Maroon dau Matthew Maroon & Elizabeth (See Farm Rec.) Early member [First Church]. Moved to Farmington....

NOTE: The following cannot be true of this profile. He was not born until 1637. The information below should be attributed to John Clark of Hartford, Saybrook, Milford.

Prob. came in the 'Lyon' from to Newtowne (Cambridge, MA) in 1632; was a soldier in the Pequot Wars; was one of the owners of that tract of land in [Hartford] known as the 'Soldiers Field'. An original proprietor, his home lot in 1639-40 was on the west side of the highway from Seth Grant's to Centinell Hill (now Trumbull St) near the present Allyn St.

He probably removed from Hartford previous to 1650 for his name does not appear in the list of tax-payers in the millrates for the years 1655-6 or 7 which are preserved. His home is, however, found in the lists of 'the proprietors of undivided lands in Hartford, with such of then proportions in one division as followeth; according to which proportion they paid for the purchase of said lands in 1665-6-71 & 2. These divisions of the undivided lands were, however, made to now residents and even to the heirs of deceased proprietors.'

Was juror at Hartford Sept 1641 and Oct 1642; deputy May 1649. Dr. Trumbull thinks that this John Clark is the one who was at Saybrook later but there is an inextricable confusion between the three John Clarks at Harford, Saybrook and Farmington. John Clark was directed by the General Court 'to carry on the building of the fort' with Capt. Mason.

The will of John Clark of Saybrook is recorded at New Haven and is dated Feb 17, 1672 at the beginning and Jan 19, 1673 at the end. Inv. Feb 28, 1673." Families of Early Hartford, p. 178)

John Clark of Hartford, Saybrook and died Milford 1673 is not the same as John Clark of Farmington.


JOHN CLARK OF FARMINGTON

John Clark was born circa 1637 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. He married Rebecca Marvin, daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory, in 1652 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. John Clark died on 22-Nov-1712 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.

He "One ysell on which his dwelling house now standethh with yeardes or orcherdes thearin being, contain by estima Ten acres be it more or less yt whare of he bought of Johnn Stell & ded sum tyme belong to Robbard Willson. A butting on porke brook on the East & on William Smith's land on the West & on John Stell's land on the South and on the highway on the North" in Jan-1657 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. In May-1664 John Clark was made a freeman at at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. He and Rebecca Marvin were members of the church at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, 1-Mar-1679/80. John Clark held the position of chosen a chimney viewer by the town on 27-Dec-1682 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. He held the position of chosen a surveyor of highways on 28-Dec-1685 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. He held the position of chosen surveyor of highways on 8-Dec-1690 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut. He left a will on 8-Feb-1709 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.

Will

"In the name of God Amen. The last Will and Testament of John Clark, Senr, of Farmington, in the County of Hartford and Colony of Connecticut in New England, made this Eighth day of Feb. in the year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and nine-ten, as followeth, viz: The said John Clark being at this time in good health and, through the goodness of God, in possession of my reason, for which I desire to bless his holy name. But being grown into age, so that I cannot expect the time of my departure out of this life to be very far off, and not knowing how soon nor how suddenly it may come upon me, am therefore desirous accounting it my duty to do what I can to prevent trouble among my survuving children that God shall graciously please to continue after my decease, I do therefore make and ordain this to be my last will and testament, and do desire my executor or executors, whom I shall in these presents nominate and appoint, to see that this my will be performed when there shall be occasion for it after my decease.

1. I desire to commit myself sould and botdy to God as my Great Creator and to Jesus Christ as my merciful Redeemer through the merit of whose blood and perfect obedence I hope to attain salvation from the wrath which is yet to come; and as for my body, I desire to commit it into the hands of my christioan friends and relations only to be decently interred in the earth, which being done and all my just debts and funeral expenses paid, the my will als in in the 2d place that my son Matthew Clark shall have all my land both meadow and uplands and all my outlands both divided and undivided as also my house and barn and remainder of my homestead that is not already disposed of in deeds of gift and also all my moveble estate of what kind, sort or degree soever that I shall stand possessed of at my death and not legally convveyed away by me in my life time, he paying, of his heirs, executors or adminisrators paying within one year after my decease, the several legacies in these prsents after mentioned--3ly I give to my daughters that shall survive me to each one of them five pound to be paid by son Matthew or by his eirs executors or administrators within twelve months after my decease in pay and not in money--4ly and finally my will is that my son Matthew Clark be and by these presents I do appoint him to be whole and sole executor to this my last will and testament, and I desire my two loving frienda and kinsmen John Hart Sen. and Deac. Samuel Porter to be overseers hereof. In whitness whereof and to every part hereof I the said John Clark Sen. have on this day and year above named both signed, sealed and declared this to be my last will and testeament."

John Clark Sen. His mark X & seal (a seal)

Signed, sealed and declared in the presence of John Hard sen. John Hart jun.

He wrote a codicil on 21-Nov-1712 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut; "And as an addition to this my will I the said John Clark Sen. do declare it to be my will that my youngest daughter Mercy Clark not being disposed of in marriage and so not having had anything as portion as the rest of my daughters have had as also being by the providence [of God] under greater disadvantages than the rest of them. That she shall have after my decesee all my moveable estate of hosehold goods forever. 2ly, I do further add that it is my will that my daughter Rebecca Woodruff, with whom I am, be well rewarced by my executor for all her labor, care and trouble about me in this time of my sickness according to the judgement of my to friends Cea-- Samuel Porter and John Hart Sen."

In witness herunto I have set my hand this 21st day of November 1712

John Clark Sen. His mark

in the presence of John Hard sen. John Hart jun. Child of John Clark and Rebecca Marvin:John Clark b. before 1673, d. 6-Oct-1


POSSIBLE CHILDREN

Elizabeth Clark 1660 – 1696

Rebecca Clark 1664 – 1737

Mary Clark 1669 – 1746

Abigail Clark 1672 – 1730

Matthew Clark 1674 – 1751

Sarah Clark 1675 – 1742

Ebenezer Clark 1678 – 1712

Martha Clark 1680 – 1719

Hannah Clark 1683 – 1766

Rachel Clark 1685 – 1726

Sarah Clark 1687 – 1711

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

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Sources

  1. Clark-17284 was created by Terence Conklin through the import of Gridley, john.ged on May 26, 2014. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI): Reference: Gen. Column of the " Boston Transcript". 1906-1941.( The greatest single source of material for gen. Data for the N.E. area and for the period 1600-1800. Completely indexed in the Index.): 10 Sep 1928, 7166; 15 Sep 1930, 234

1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth

  • Ancestry Family Trees

This citation provides evidence for John Clark

  • Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection): Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Connecticut Town Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Death

  • Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920: Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: 2013. Original data: Connecticut. Church Records Index. Connecticut State Library, Hartford, Connecticut. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth

  • Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934: Source Information:

Ancestry.com. Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Death

  • Family Data Collection - Births: Source Information:

Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Births [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2001. Description: The Family Data Collection - Births database was created while gathering genealogical data for use in the study of human genetics and disease. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth

  • Family Data Collection - Individual Records: Source Citation: Birth year: 1637; Birth city: Farmington; Birth state: CT.

Source Information: Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000. 6 citations provide evidence for Name, Birth, Death, Event

  • Millennium File: Source Information:

Heritage Consulting. Millennium File [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003. Original data: Heritage Consulting. The Millennium File. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: Heritage Consulting. Description: The Millennium File contains more than 880,000 linked family records, with lineages from throughout the world, including colonial America, the British Isles, Switzerland, and Germany. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Death, Marriage, Baptism

  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

5 citations provide evidence for Name, Birth, Event

  • U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700: Source Information:

Ancestry.com. U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2012. Original data: Torry, Clarence A. New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. 1 citation provides evidence for Name, Birth, Death, Marriage

  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970

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  • Ancestral File Number: 1QBZ-W58 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • John Clark's death date 22 nov 1712, as per New England marriages prior to 1700 and Connecticut town death records, pre 1870(Barbour collection)Clark


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On 1 Sep 2016 at 01:32 GMT Christine Clark wrote:

If this is the John Clark of Farmington, then the death date and location is incorrect. John Clark of Farmington died in Farmington in 1712, not New Haven in 1718.

On 25 Aug 2016 at 21:25 GMT A (Morgan) M wrote:

Clark-2031 and Clark-17284 appear to represent the same person because: Same Person

On 18 Aug 2016 at 22:59 GMT Dorothy (Cook) Coakley wrote:

Clark-17284 and Clark-2031 are not ready to be merged because: Please resolve difficulties and provide verified information before merging or mark as different profiles. Thanks!

On 6 Jul 2016 at 01:17 GMT Michael Stills wrote:

Clark-17284 and Clark-2031 appear to represent the same person because: Clark-17284 does not have enough vitals and sources to interfere with merge. Same spouse.

On 26 Apr 2016 at 17:29 GMT Christine Clark wrote:

There is no proof of the parents attached to this profile.

On 25 Aug 2014 at 12:15 GMT K E wrote:

Unfortunately, we are showing the headstone of a different John Clark!




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