Francis M. Clark

1783–16 June 1865 (Age 82)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Francis M.

When Francis M. Clark was born in 1783, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Francis Clark Jr., was 26 and his mother, Mary Johnson, was 22. He married Abigail Kimball on 6 November 1805, in Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1809. He died on 16 June 1865, in Onondaga, New York, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Medina, Ridgeway, Orleans, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis M. Clark
Abigail Kimball
Marriage: 6 November 1805
Lorenzo Clark
Amos Clark
Sally Clark
Francis Miner Clark
Louisa C Clark

Spouse and Children

6 November 1805
Grafton, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 0

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1787 · Second State to Ratify U.S. Constitution

Age 4

On December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania ratified the U.S. Constitution.

Age 25

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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Sources (3)

  • Abigal Clark in household of Louisa Woolson, " 1865 New York State Census"
  • Francis Clark in household of Gardner Woolson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Frances Clark, "United States Census, 1850"

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