Chester A. Clark

about 1819–29 April 1852 (Age 33)
St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life of Chester A.

When Chester A. Clark was born about 1819, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, his father, Lester Clark, was 31 and his mother, Philomelia Knox, was 29. He married Lucy E. Gray about 1840, in Russell, St. Lawrence, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 29 April 1852, in Russell, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, at the age of 33.

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Chester A. Clark
1819–1852
Lucy E. Gray
1823–1854
Marriage: about 1840
Chester Adelbert Clark
1847–1905
Frederick Clark
1851–1852

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1840
Russell, St. Lawrence, New York, United States
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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 0

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 8

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 11

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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