Elizabeth Clark

21 March 1798–21 July 1853 (Age 55)
Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life Summary 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 33. 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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Josiah Whitham
Elizabeth Clark
Marriage: 26 October 1822
James Melvin Witham
Julia Witham
William Whitham
Mary Whitham
Lorenida Whitham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 October 1822Jefferson, Lincoln, Maine, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1807: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 21
    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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    Sources (9)

    • Elizabeth Witham in household of Josiah Witham, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth Witham in entry for James Witham, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"
    • Elizebeth Clark, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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