Esther Marsh

1746–15 January 1818 (Age 72)
Union Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America

The Life of Esther

Esther Marsh was born in 1746, in Union Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, British Colonial America as the daughter of Charles Marsh. She married James Clark in 1766. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She died on 15 January 1818, in Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Scotch Plains Township, Union, New Jersey, United States.

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James Clark
Esther Marsh
Marriage: 1766
Samuel Clark
Rachel Clark
Phoebe Clark
Sarah Clark

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Parents and Siblings

    Charles Marsh




World Events (6)


Age 29

During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.

Age 30

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1783 · A Free America

Age 37

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by or in a marsh or fen, Middle English mershe (Old English mersc), or a habitational name from any of various minor places named with this word, for example in Shropshire and Sussex.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther Marsh Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • 1817 Will of Esther Clark, proved 1818: New Jersey, Probate Records, 1678-1980; pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29822-17334-44
  • Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey, Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Volume VIII:1791-1795

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