Samuel Clark

Samuel Clark (1653 - 1729)

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Samuel Clark
Born in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts Baymap
Husband of — married 1 Mar 1682 in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts colony, New Englandmap
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Died in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Baymap
Profile last modified 3 Sep 2019 | Created 13 Sep 2010 | Last significant change: 3 Sep 2019
15:03: Rick Pierpont edited the Biography, Birth Place and Death Place for Samuel Clark (1653-1729). (Add source.) [Thank Rick for this]
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Samuel Clark was born Oct. 23, 1653 near Boston, Massachusetts Bay colony, New England. His father was Lt. William Clark, b: ca. 1609 in Dorset, England. He had immigrated to the new Massachusetts Bay colony in the 1630s. He married a woman named Sarah (Unknown) before 1640 in Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay. Samuel was their 4th child (of 5) and 3rd son.

Samuel Clark married Elizabeth Edwards on March 1, 1682, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay colony.[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

The couple lived in Northampton and had 10 children there:[6]

  1. Elizabeth Clark b: 22 JAN 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  2. Sarah Clark b: ABT. 4 JAN 1685 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  3. Sarah Clark b: 21 AUG 1686 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  4. Samuel Clark , Jr b: 20 AUG 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire
  5. Benoni Clark b: 12 MAR 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  6. Joanna Clark b: MAY 1695 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  7. Benjamin Clark b: 23 APR 1697 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  8. Obadiah Clark b: 26 SEP 1698 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
  9. Unnamed Son Clark b: NOV 1699 in Northampton, Hampshire
  10. Miriam Clark b: 21 SEP 1702 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Bay province, New England

Samuel Clark died on August 5, 1729 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts Bay province. He is buried in the Old Burying Ground, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay. His tombstone is now illegible from weathering; beforehand its inscription was copied. It gives his death date & numbers of children who pre-deceased him.[7]


23 October 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Colony of Massachusetts. [8]

Baptism: 23 Otober 1653. [8]


5 August 1729, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts.

Burial: Bridge Street Cemetery.

"Mr. SAMl CLARK DyEd oN AVGSt ye 5 1729 AGEd NER 76 yEAR WHO bVRYd 4 SONs AND 5 DAVGHTrs. "


  1. "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 July 2016), Samuel Clark and Elisabeth Edwards, 01 Mar 1682; citing Marriage, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 186,161.
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Samuel Clark and Elisabeth Edwards, 01 Mar 1682; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 186,162.
  3. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 4 December 2014), Sam. Clark and Elizabeth Edward, 01 Mar 1681; citing reference 2:3HKTCJJ; FHL microfilm 186,161.
  4. Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler - Samuel Clark. Cites primary & secondary sources.
  5. George Norbury Mackenzie, and Nelson Osgood Rhoades, editors. Colonial Families of the United States of America: in Which is Given the History, Genealogy and Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled in the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. 7 volumes. 1912. Reprinted, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1966, 1995. (Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016). This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
  6. Ancestry of Bob and Mary Beth Wheeler on RootsWeb - Samuel Clark Cites primary and secondary sources.
  7. USGWArchives Massachusetts Hampshire Cemeteries: Old Burying Ground Inscriptions
  8. 8.0 8.1 James Savage. Genealogical Dictionary of New England Settlers Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. (Vol. 1-IV. Boston, 1860-1862 [database online] Inc. 1997: Orem, UT).

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On 11 Oct 2016 at 18:09 GMT Paula (Round) Dea wrote:

Clark-28112 and Clark-517 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicate because details the same and some siblings and mother the same

Samuel is 19 degrees from Michael Cayley, 23 degrees from Rick Rescorla and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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