Jemima Nightingale

15 June 1765–20 April 1855 (Age 89)
Hubbardston, Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jemima

When Jemima Nightingale was born on 15 June 1765, in Hubbardston, Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, William Nightingale IV, was 37 and her mother, Jemima Speer, was 35. She married Ezra Clark on 16 September 1790, in Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in North Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1850. She died on 20 April 1855, at the age of 89, and was buried in Parish Cemetery, Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Ezra Clark
Jemima Nightingale
Marriage: 16 September 1790
Samuel B. Clark III
Peady Or Experience Clark
Betsy Clark
Elizabeth Clark
Ezra Clark Jr.
Elizabeth Clark
Aaron Clark
Robert T. Clark
Timothy Parker Clark
Jemima Clark
John Stedman Clark

Spouse and Children

16 September 1790
Hubbardston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States



    Peady Or Experience Clark


    Betsy Clark


    Elizabeth Clark


    Ezra Clark Jr.


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World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""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."""""""

Age 24

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for someone with a good voice, from Middle English nighti(n)gale (Old English nihtegal, from niht ‘night’ + galan ‘sing’).2 Probably a translation of German and Jewish Nachtigall , or cognates in other languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jemima Clark in household of Harrison W Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jemima Clark in entry for John L Clark and Eliza Ann Newell, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Jemima in entry for Betsey Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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