Susanna Polly Clark

19 January 1789–22 August 1851 (Age 62)
Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Susanna Polly

When Susanna Polly Clark was born on 19 January 1789, in Royalston, Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benjamin Clark, was 39 and her mother, Mehitabel Edson, was 35. She married Rufus Francis Forbush on 4 November 1811, in Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Athol, Athol, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States in 1789 and Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1855. She died on 22 August 1851, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rufus Francis Forbush
Susanna Polly Clark
Marriage: 4 November 1811
Hiram Forbush
Jonathan C. Forbush
Polly Forbush
Elmedia Forbush
Rufus Francis Forbush Jr.
Susanna Forbush
Sanford Alonzo Forbush
Lurana Forbush
Loren E. Forbush
Lydia Forbush

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1811Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1791 · The Bill of Rights
    Age 2
    After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
    Age 19
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    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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    (courtesy of Beverly Green Gotberg) Polly Susannah Clark Forbush was born 19 July 1789 at Royalston, Worcester, Massachusetts, daughter of Benjamin Clark born 28 September 1749 in Abington, Plymo …

    Sources (26)

    • Polly in entry for Hiram Forbush, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Polly Clark, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
    • Polly Clark, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"

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