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Hannah (Clark) Bissell (1681 - 1758)

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Hannah Bissell formerly Clark aka Hunt
Born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 27 May 1698 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 20 Dec 1743 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified 31 Aug 2019 | Created 21 May 2012
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Hannah Clark was born 5 May 1682, daughter of William Clark and his wife Hannah (Strong) Clark. Her birth is recorded in the Lebanon, Connecticut Vital Records (vol 1 p 40) along with the marriage of her parents. This Clark family moved from Northampton to Lebanon, Connecticut. The marriage and birth of several of the Clark children probably happened before the move to Lebanon.

The marriage of William Clark and Hannah Strong is also found in several published secondary sources. [1],[2],[3] [4]

This Hannah is generally assumeed to be the Hannah Hunt who married Ebenezer Hunt. Their marriage was recorded at Lebanon. (Barbour Collection Lebanon VR P140 ref vol 1 p 147) Torey on page p402 gives the date of their marriage as May 27, 1698.

Born 5 MAY 1681. Lebanon, New London, CT. [5]

Died 10 JUN 1758. Lebanon, New London, CT. [6]


  1. Torey P160
  2. Stiles: Windsor P743
  3. Great Migration Begins p586, Which has the place of this Clark-Strong marriage as Northampton, Massachusetts.
  4. Savage Vol p 405 has the marriage, the birth of daughter Hannah on May 5, 1681, and the move to Lebanon about 1700.
  5. Source: #S003376 Lebanon pg. 38
  6. Source: #S004063 This web site cites Dwight's History of the Strong Family, Benjamin W. Dwight, (1871; reprint, Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 2000.) for its information on Hannah Clark's birth, marriage, death, parents and children.

  • Source: Lebanon, Connecticut Vital Records, Vol 1 Page 40, on line at (a premium web site)
  • Source: Paine-Joyce online at Paine Joyce Genealogy for Strong Family
  • Source: Title: The Hosmer Heritage: Ancestors and Descendants of the Emigrant Thomas Hosmer Author: Ronald Longaker Roberts Publication: South Lake Tahoe, CA: 1984
  • Source: * Source: Robert Charles Anderson, "John Strong", The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, Vol VI, Boston, New England Historic Genelogical Society 2009. pp.581-588
  • Source Dwight, Benjamin Woodbridge, The History of the Descendants of Elder John Strong, of Northampton, Massachusetts, ALBANY, N.Y.: JOEL MUNSELL, 1871. Volume I], pages xx, 753-754 (Download from
  • Source: Stiles, Henry R.. The History of Ancient Windsor, The New Hampshire Publishing Company, Somersworth, New Hampshire, 1976. Originally published in 1892. Vol. 2, pp. 743 - 748.
  • Source: "The Early Strongs of Windsor, Conn.", by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., F.A.S.G., The American Genealogist, Vol 35, January 1959, p. 1 - 6., online at
  • Source: "The Corrector Corrected", by Donald Lines Jacobus, M.A., F.A.S.G., The American Genealogist, Vol 35, January, 1959, p. 151, 180. Online at
  • Source: Savage, Joseph, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981, Originally Published: Boston, 1860-1862. vol I p
  • Source: "Elder John Strong and his Descendants" by Edward Strong, M.D., NEHGR, Vol 23, P294 - 296, July, 1869.
  • New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 2011) Vol. II, p. 1469.

Editing Note

There seems to be another Hannah Clark, daughter of a different William Clark, born about 1686, probably at Wethersfield, Connecticut. An online url for her (verified as working on 1/28/13):

Marriage and death for this other Hannah, who married Jonathan Blinn, are found in the Barbour Collection of Wethersfield Vital Records p 66 on line at Jonathan Blinn m Hannah Clark d. William, Dec 9, 1708 by Robert Wells, J.P., ref. Vol 1 p66 Hannah Blinn w of Jonathan d February 11, 1711 age 23., ref Vol 1 p 66. She gave birth to two sons The first one died at 3 months. The second son Jonathan survived her. He was a newborn when she died.

The time line for this other Hannah who seems always to have lived in Wethersfield, Connecticut, daughter of a William Clark, is such that she would have been only twelve years old at that time when Ebenezer Hunt married a Hannah Clark.

Barbour Collection VR Wethersfield p 66 ref. Vol 1 p66 on line at

  • Source: S2 Author: Mary F. Vance-Shaw Title: Hosmer Heritage by Mary F. Vance-Shaw NOTESource Medium: Book


Thanks to Becky Syphers for starting this profile. Thanks to Tami Osmer and John Schmeeckle for merging and editing.

Thank you to Malcolm Osmer for creating WikiTree profile Clark-10866 through the import of Elijah Hosmer_2013-02-03.ged on Feb 3, 2013.

  • Source: S003376 Barbour's Index to the Vital Records of CT Repository: Note: #NS033763 Call Number: Media: Microfilm

No NOTE record found with id NS033763.

  • Source: S004063 Clark, Dave- CLARKE of Northampton web pages Dave Clark Publication: A very good treatment of this family Note: #NS040631 Repository: Note: #NS040633 Call Number: Media: Electronic

No NOTE record found with id NS040631. No NOTE record found with id NS040633.

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On 12 Sep 2018 at 14:46 GMT Stewart Partridge wrote:

Clarke-7370 and Clark-8130 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents; same siblings; same dates & places of birth; the only difference is in the surnames "Clark" & Clarke". The former is the valid surname for the family, as per parents and most siblings as cited in references.

On 1 Jun 2018 at 02:40 GMT Malcolm Osmer wrote:


On 31 May 2018 at 17:18 GMT M Cole wrote:

I'm wondering about the marriage to Thomas Bissell? Torrey's New England marriages shows that Hannah's 2nd husband was Thomas Loomis. That would also match with the 1758 year of death.

On 23 Jul 2014 at 05:30 GMT Laura (Pickering) Pickering-Polstra wrote:

Clark-10866 and Clark-8130 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents. Same person. Please merge. Thank you.

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