Josiah Clark

20 February 1704–12 August 1768 (Age 64)
Kittery, York, Maine, United States

The Life of Josiah

When Josiah Clark was born on 20 February 1704, in Kittery, York, Maine, United States, his father, Elisha Clark, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Taylor, was 35. He married Patience Blackstone about 1730, in Dover Neck, Strafford, New Hampshire, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 12 August 1768, in Newcastle, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Newcastle, Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Clark
1704–1768
Patience Blackstone
1712–1800
Marriage: about 1730
Ichabod Clark
1731–1814
William Clark
1733–1826
James Clark
1735–1778
Elisha Clark Sr.
1740–1830
Stephen Clark
1740–
John Clark
1736–1815
Josiah Clarke
1740–
Benjamin Clark
1742–1804
Lydia Clark
1742–1783
Ebenezer Clark
1744–1830
Abigail Clarke
1746–1783

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1730
Dover Neck, Strafford, New Hampshire, British Colonial America
children

(11)

    Male1731–1814Male

    Male1733–1826Male

    Male1735–1778Male

    John Clark

    Male1736–1815Male

    Josiah Clarke

    Male1740–Male

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (4)

1730

Age 26

Historical Boundaries: 1730: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
1730

Age 26

Historical Boundaries: 1730: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
1760

Age 56

Historical Boundaries: 1760: Lincoln, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States

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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Sources (3)

  • Josiah Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Josiah Clark, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Millennium File

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