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John Clark (1650 - 1704)

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Deacon John Clark
Born in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half], [half] and [half]
Husband of — married 12 Jul 1677 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Colonymap
Husband of — married 20 Mar 1679 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 10 Sep 2019 | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 10 Sep 2019
22:13: Joe Kenworthy edited the Father Status Indicator, Mother Status Indicator, Data Status (Father) and Data Status (Mother) for John Clark (1650-1704). [Thank Joe for this]
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John Clark was born 1 September 1651, at Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts.

He married first, Rebecca Cooper, on 12 July 1677, at Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.[1]

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.

No biography yet.[2] Can you add information or sources?


  1. Source: #S14873
  2. Profile created by Nathan Pyles through the import of 2018Jan27-Pyles-Gardiner-Allie.ged on Mar 6, 2018. This comment and citation should be deleted after a short biography has been added and primary sources have been cited.

See also:

  • 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 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 Accessed 14 Feb 2017.

Other info from several merges:

William CLARK birth: about 1609 death: 18 July 1690

Sarah birth: about 1613 death: 6 September 1675

John STRONG birth: about 1610 death: 14 April 1699

Abigail FORD christening: 8 October 1619 death: 6 July 1688

Additional Information for Nathaniel CLARK

Notes (1) 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

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On 20 Mar 2017 at 06:30 GMT Robin (Felch) Wedertz wrote:

Noah Clark-1711 has been added as a child.

On 20 Mar 2017 at 06:25 GMT Anonymous (Brand) Anonymous wrote:

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:

John is 18 degrees from Michael Cayley, 22 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 10 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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