Joseph Clark

about 1740–
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Clark was born about 1740, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Clark, was 28 and his mother, Ann Jervis, was 24. He married Abigail Cleveland Johnson on 23 April 1761, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Clark
1740–
Abigail Cleveland Johnson
1742–1793
Marriage: 23 April 1761
Calvin Johnson Clark
1762–1813
Olive Johnson Clark
1764–
Johnson Johnson Clark
1767–
Chester Johnson Clark
1769–
Diah Johnson Clark
1772–
Thomas Johnson Clark
1772–
Willis Johnson Clark
1775–

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(4)

World Events (6)

1776
Age 36
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 41
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1802 · Brass is Discovered
Age 62
"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Name Meaning

(1997: 195819;2007: 410027; 2010: 562679)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 .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Clarke
Clerk
Clerkin
Calarco
Clerc
Clarkson

Sources (7)

  • Joseph Clark in entry for Willis Clark, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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