Clarissa Howard

from 1818 to 1820–2 April 1853 (Age 35)
Vermont, United States

The Life of Clarissa

Clarissa Howard was born from 1818 to 1820, in Vermont, United States. She married Edward Clark about 1831, in South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Birdsall, Allegany, New York, United States in 1850. She died on 2 April 1853, in Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Canaseraga, Burns, Allegany, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edward Clark
Clarissa Howard
Marriage: about 1831
Alice Clark
Mary Clark
John Clark
Alvina Clark
Betsey A. Clark
E Clark

Spouse and Children

about 1831
South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (5)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 9

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Norman personal name Huard, Heward, composed of the Germanic elements hug ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 English: from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Hāward, composed of the Old Norse elements ‘high’ + varðr ‘guardian’, ‘warden’.3 English: variant of Ewart 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarncy Clark in household of Edwards Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clarissa Clark, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Find a Grave - Birdsall, Allegany, NY

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