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Joseph Clark (1691 - 1769)

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Deacon Joseph Clark
Born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 20 Jun 1717 in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 25 Dec 2018 | Created 31 Mar 2011
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Joseph Clark was born on 31 Dec 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.[1] When he was seven, he moved with his parents to Lebanon where he became a farmer.

He married Rebecca Huntington on 20 Jun 1717. Their second of eight children was Abigail.

Rebecca died on 1 Jun 1759 in Lebanon at the age of 61. Joseph died on 10 Sep 1769 in Norwich, New London, CT at the age of 78.


Date: 31 Dec 1691
Place: Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States


Date: 10 Sep 1769
Place: Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States

Last will and Testament

Written 15 Feb 1769
Proved 6 Oct 1769
Names sons Samuel, Simon, and Asahel, daughters Sarah Moseley, Abigail Sprague, Rebekah Buckingham, and Lydia Wright, brother Benoni's heirs[2]


Place: United States


  1. "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), Joseph Clark, 31 Dec 1691; citing ; FHL microfilm unknown.
  2. Connecticut. Probate Court (Windham District); Probate Place: Windham, Connecticut Probate Records, Vol 7-8, 1764-1775. Record Collection 007627151_00326
  • White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.
  • Clemens, William Montgomery. American Marriage Records Before 1699. Pompton Lakes, NJ, USA: Biblio Co., 1926.
  • Connecticut, Find A Grave Index, 1636-2011 Author:
  • Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 Author:
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author:
  • Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp.


  • WikiTree profile Clark-8350 created through the import of Felch Family Tree.ged on Jun 16, 2012 by Robin Craig. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Robin and others.
  • First-hand information as remembered by Kari Tesch, Thursday, February 12, 2015.

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On 23 Nov 2016 at 20:22 GMT David Holbrook wrote:

I had considered that this Joseph Clark could be a match with Clark-26822. The birth and death dates are very close and both were from Connecticut. On closer inspection, they appear to be two different people. I added an LDS reference to this profile showing wives, children and parents which mostly agree with the family connections in this profile. One thing that doesn't agree is a second wive named Lydia Grinnell. There seems to be a possible mixup of some of the children as well. It appears this Joseph Clark had two wives (Rebecca Huntington and Elizabeth Smith) but not Lydia Grinnell.

I think it might make sense to examine the Clark-26822 profile (who was the husband of Lydia Grinnell) and remove Lydia as the wife of this Joseph Clark (Clark-2845).

Thanks for consideration.

On 26 May 2015 at 20:58 GMT Patricia Hawkins wrote:

Clark-21051 and Clark-2845 appear to represent the same person because: Identical parents, spouse, dates.

Rejected matches › Abigail (Clark) Loomis (1721-1796)

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