Henry Clark

1730–
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

Henry Clark was born in 1730, in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He married Elizabeth Thurston on 28 February 1754, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters.

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Henry Clark
1730–
Elizabeth Thurston
1731–1798
Marriage: 28 February 1754
Judith Clark
1758–
Deborah Clark
1770–1844

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 February 1754Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (2)

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 46
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 46
    """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."""""""
    1791
    Age 61
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (1)

    • Henry Clark, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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