Henry Clark

1730–
Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life 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 1 daughter.

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

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 February 1754
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

    Judith Clark

    Female1758–Female

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

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