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.
The couple lived in Northampton and had 10 children there:
Elizabeth Clark b: 22 JAN 1683 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Sarah Clark b: ABT. 4 JAN 1685 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Sarah Clark b: 21 AUG 1686 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Samuel Clark , Jr b: 20 AUG 1688 in Northampton, Hampshire
Benoni Clark b: 12 MAR 1691 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Joanna Clark b: MAY 1695 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Benjamin Clark b: 23 APR 1697 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Obadiah Clark b: 26 SEP 1698 in Northampton, Hampshire Co.
Unnamed Son Clark b: NOV 1699 in Northampton, Hampshire
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.
23 October 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Colony of Massachusetts. 
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. "
↑ "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q29L-L538 : 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.
↑ 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. Ancestry.com. (Colonial Families of the USA, 1607-1775 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016). This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
↑ 8.08.1 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] Ancestry.com Inc. 1997: Orem, UT).
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Samuel 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: