Mary Neal

8 June 1734–16 March 1812 (Age 77)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Neal was born on 8 June 1734, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Samuel Neal, was 27 and her mother, Elizabeth Strickland, was 28. She married Rufus Clark on 22 March 1753, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 16 March 1812, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Clark
Mary Neal
Marriage: 22 March 1753
Daniel Clark
Joseph Clark
Phebe Clark
Joel Clark
Samuel Clark
Seth Clark
Mary Clark
Reuben Clark

Spouse and Children

22 March 1753
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Daniel Clark


    Joseph Clark


    Phebe Clark


    Joel Clark



+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    Samuel Neal



World Events (4)


Age 42

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

Age 47

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.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 66

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.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from an Anglo-Scandinavian form of the Gaelic name Niall ( see Neill ). This was adopted by the Scandinavians in the form Njal and was introduced into northern England and East Anglia by them, rather than being taken directly from Gaelic. It was reinforced after the Norman Conquest by the Anglo-Norman French and Middle English forms Neel, Nihel, and Nigel, which were brought to England by the Normans.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced form of McNeal ( see McNeil ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Neal, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Neal, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Neal, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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