William Clark III

22 December 1729–about 1800 (Age 70)
Haddam, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When William Clark III was born on 22 December 1729, in Haddam, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, William Clark II, was 29 and his mother, Judith Sutliff, was 25. He married Elizabeth Sutliff on 29 May 1755. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died about 1800, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 71.

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William Clark III
Elizabeth Sutliff
Marriage: 29 May 1755
Mehetabel Clark
William Clark IV
Olive Clark
Adna S Clark
Elizabeth Clark

Spouse and Children

29 May 1755


    Mehetabel Clark



    Olive Clark


    Adna S Clark


    Elizabeth Clark


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World Events (4)


Age 47

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 52

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 57

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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  • William Clark in entry for Adna Clark, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • William Clark, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • William Clarke in entry for William Clarke, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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