John Clark

1736–8 October 1808 (Age 72)
Prince Edward, Virginia, United States

The Life of John

When John Clark was born in 1736, in Prince Edward, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Clark, was 34 and his mother, Agnes Owen, was 6. He married Elizabeth "Betty" Gardner before 1761, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 8 October 1808, in his hometown, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John Clark
1736–1808
Elizabeth "Betty" Gardner
1740–1800
Marriage: before 1761
Agnes Clark
1765–1795

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
before 1761
Virginia, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

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World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 22

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1775

Age 39

"Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 44

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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 (2)

  • American Genealogical-Biographical Index (AGBI)
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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