Reuben Clark

Male1 September 1798–

Brief Life History of Reuben

When Reuben Clark was born on 1 September 1798, in Brewster, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Reuben Clark, was 26 and his mother, Temperance Freeman, was 22. He married Anna Howes on 12 September 1816, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States in 1850 and Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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Reuben Clark
Rose Howland
Marriage: 15 March 1823
Hiram Clark
Asaph Clark
Tempe Freeman Clark
Eliza Ann Clark
Lucy Clark
Dinah N Clark
Gorham Clark
Rufus Clark Sr
Darius Clark
William Ames Clark
Infant son Clark
Albert F Clark

Sources (42)

  • Reuben Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Reuben Clark, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Reuben Clark, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 March 1823Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (12)

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    Siblings (2)

    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 5

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 32

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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