Thankful Clark

about 1765–7 September 1852 (Age 87)
Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life 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 87, and was buried in Wayne, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Gage Sr.
1762–1829
Thankful Clark
1765–1852
Marriage: 12 July 1783
Tully Gage
1784–
Thankful Gage
1787–1820
Lavina Gage
1789–1870
James Gage Jr.
1792–1840
Huldah Gage
1794–
Charlotte V Gage
1805–1890

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 July 1783
Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
children

(6)

    Male1784–Male

    Thankful Gage

    Female1787–1820Female

    Female1789–1870Female

    James Gage Jr.

    Male1792–1840Male

    Female1794–Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1776

Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 23

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thankful in entry for Charlotte Gage, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thankful in entry for James Gage, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thankful in entry for Huldah Gage, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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