Sarah Maria Clark

17 December 1824–11 April 1880 (Age 55)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Sarah Maria

When Sarah Maria Clark was born on 17 December 1824, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Clark, was 22 and her mother, Wealthy Ann Burr, was 20. She married Francis Sim on 26 October 1843, in Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Otoe, Nebraska Territory, United States in 1860 and Berlin Township, Otoe, Nebraska, United States in 1870. She died on 11 April 1880, in Camp Creek, Otoe, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Camp Creek Cemetery, Otoe, Nebraska, United States.

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Francis Sim
Sarah Maria Clark
Marriage: 26 October 1843
William Rowe Sim
Helen Elizabeth Sim
Willis Franklin Sim
Philip Roland Sim
Mary Jane Sim
Francis W Sim
William Edward Sim
Robert Edmond Sim
John Francis Sim
Charles Arthur Sim

Spouse and Children

26 October 1843
Haddam, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


    William Rowe Sim



    Willis Franklin Sim


    Philip Roland Sim



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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 5

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Sarah Simm in household of Francis Simm, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah M Sims in household of Francis Sims, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah M Clark in entry for Francis Sinn, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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