Nathan Clark

Brief Life History of Nathan

When Nathan Clark was born on 5 February 1747, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Clark, was 33 and his mother, Experience Allen, was 32. He married Eunice Rust on 9 January 1772, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1747. He died on 17 September 1834, in Westhampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Center Cemetery, Northfield, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Clark
1747–1834
Eunice Rust
1749–1824
Marriage: 9 January 1772
Nancy Clark
1773–1845
Eunice Clark
1775–1857
Nathan Clark
1777–1856
Clark
1780–1780
Clark
1780–1780
Lucinda Clark
1781–1859
Theodore Clark Sr
1784–1843
Sylvester Clark
1786–1841
Calvin Clark
1789–1802
Luther Clark
1789–1881

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  • Nathan Clark, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Nathan Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Nathan Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (6)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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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