Elizabeth Clark

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Clark was born on 21 March 1798, in Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States, her father, James Clark, was 39 and her mother, Hannah Given, was 34. She married Josiah Whitham on 26 October 1822, in Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 21 July 1853, at the age of 55, and was buried in Jefferson Village Cemetery, Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

Josiah Whitham
1793–1873
Elizabeth Clark
1798–1853
Marriage: 26 October 1822
James Melvin Witham
1825–1884
Julia Witham
1826–1896
William Whitham
1828–
Mary Whitham
1831–
Lorenida Whitham
1836–

Sources (10)

  • Elizabeth Witham in household of Josiah Witham, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Witham, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • 1822 - Elizebeth Clark, "Maine Marriages"

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1807

Historical Boundaries: 1807: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

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.

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