John Clark was born 1 September 1651, at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.
He married first, Rebecca Cooper, on 12 July 1677, at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.
He married second, Mary Strong, on 20 Mar 1679, at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. Mary was born 26 October 1654 at Windsor. She died 8 December 1738, at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts. Children of John and Mary (Strong) Clark included Increase Clark
Deacon John Clark died 3 September [Possibly November] 1704, at Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut. (Recorded in the Vital Records of Northampton, page 141.) Family lore says that he died from cold and exposure after being caught in a snow storm on his way home to Northampton from Boston.
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Francis F. Spies. Cemetery Transcriptions from the NEHGS Manuscript Collections. 1952. Original mss. is part of R. Stanton Avery Collections, call # MSS VT WEY 20.
"Researches among Funeral Sermons," 1854, vol. 8, pp. 180-183.
"Elder John Strong and His Descendants," 1869, vol. 23, pp. 294-296. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 158 vols., 1847-, digital copies at www.americanncestors.org. The New England Historical and Genealogical Society, Boston, MA.
New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarance Almon Torrey (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011) Vol. I, p. 323. CLARK, John (?1651-1704) & 1/wf Rebecca COOPER (1657-8 May 1678); 12 Jul 1677; Nothampton. CLARK, John (1651-1704) & 2/wf Mary STRONG (1654-1738); 20 Mar 1679, 1678/9, ?16 Mar, 1679/80?; Northampton.
John Montague Smith, Henry W. Taft, Abbie T. Montague. History of the Town of Sunderland, Massachusetts, Which Originally Embraced Within its Limits the Present Towns of Montague and Leverett, 1683-1899. (Greenfield, Mass.: E. A. Hall & Co., 1899), page 288. Digital copy from www.Archive.org: https://archive.org/stream/historytownsund00montgoog. Accessed 14 Feb 2017.
birth: about 1609
death: 18 July 1690
birth: about 1613
death: 6 September 1675
birth: about 1610
death: 14 April 1699
christening: 8 October 1619
death: 6 July 1688
Additional Information for Nathaniel CLARK
Birth-Northampton Vital Rec 0186161 pg 21 History of Northampton by James R. Trumbull-0186158 pg 103 Death - Northampton Deaths-0186159 pg 44, Anc F bapt - Ord Index-28 Nov 1916, 8 Dec 1934 SLAKE, 12 Oct 1991 BOISE end - Ord Index-5 Nov 1930 SLAKE, 12 Mar 1992 BOISE sld/p - Ord Index-19 Jan 1943 SLAKE, 12 Mar 1992 BOISE
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with John by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
It seems that Deacon John Clark had 11 children with Mary Strong, including the following which are not currently listed here: Rebecca b.1686, Experience b.1689, Abigail b.1692, Noah b.1694, Thankful b.1696, and Josiah b.1697. Noah Clark's profile can be found at Clark-1711. I propose that Clark-1711 be added as a child of Clark-516 and Strong-67. See: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9419-YTG