Thankful Clark

Brief Life History of Thankful

Thankful Clark was born about 1765. She married James Gage Sr. on 12 July 1783, in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 7 September 1852, in Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Old Yard Cemetery, Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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James Gage Sr.
Thankful Clark
Marriage: 12 July 1783
Tully Gage
Thankful Gage
Lavina Gage
James Gage Jr.
Huldah Gage
Charlotte V Gage

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  • Thankful Gage in household of Jotham D Frost, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thankful in entry for Charlotte Gage, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thankful in entry for James Gage, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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Historical Boundaries: 1773: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1799: Kennebec, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Kennebec, Maine, United States


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Name Meaning

English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.

Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .

Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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