Moses Clark

Brief Life History of Moses

When Moses Clark was born on 23 December 1773, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Moses Clark, was 36 and his mother, Mehetable French, was 32. He married Jane Robinson on 19 October 1794, in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in July 1802, in Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Stratham, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States.

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Moses Clark
Jane Robinson
Marriage: 19 October 1794
John Clarke
Charles Clarke
Elizabeth Clarke
Robert Clarke
William Henry Clarke

Sources (11)

  • Moses Clark, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Moses Clark, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Moses Clark in entry for William Henry Clark, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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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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