David Ward Clark, Jr

28 August 1776–6 January 1847 (Age 70)
Connecticut Farms, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of David Ward

When David Ward Clark, Jr was born on 28 August 1776, in Connecticut Farms, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Rev David Ward Clark, was 39 and his mother, Sarah Winans, was 38. He married Jennie Seaborn about 1790. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Sangamon, Illinois, United States in 1840. He died on 6 January 1847, in Barclay, Williams Township, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski Township, Logan, Illinois, United States.

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David Ward Clark, Jr
Sarah Winans
Marriage: 1806
Rev. Richard Winans Clark
Dr. John Clark
Hannah Clark
George W. Clark
Carman Winans Clark
Sarah H Clark
Elisabeth Clark
Mary French Clark

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Somerset, New Jersey, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Sometimes referred to as the "forgotten victory", the Battle of Springfield was one of the last major battles fought in the north during the Revolutionary War. The British defeat effectively ended their ambitions to reclaim New Jersey. Washington praised the New Jersey Militia for their universal effort and great spirit
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 5

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 24

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

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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  • David W Clark, "United States Census, 1840"
  • David Clark in entry for Mary Clark, "England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988"
  • David Clark in entry for Rachel Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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