Rebecah Clark

12 October 1754–
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Rebecah

When Rebecah Clark was born on 12 October 1754, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Uriah Clark, was 33 and her mother, Ruth Hastings, was 33.

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Alva Farnsworth
1804–1866
Rebecah Clark
1754–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Mary Clark

    Female1744–Female

    Uriah Clark

    Male1746–1747Male

    Ruth Clark

    Female1748–Female

    Richard

    Male1750–1750Male

    Thomas Clark

    Male1750–Male

+3 More Children

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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  • Rebecah Clark, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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