Francis Clark Jr.

22 October 1757–27 August 1813 (Age 55)
Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Francis

When Francis Clark Jr. was born on 22 October 1757, in Middletown, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Francis Clark, was 44 and his mother, Else Alice Smith, was 34. He married Mary Johnson on 12 July 1781, in Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 27 August 1813, in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Tyringham, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Francis Clark Jr.
Mary Johnson
Marriage: 12 July 1781
Reuben Clark
Joseph Clark
Hamlin Clark
Clarissa Clark
Sanford Clark
Mary Clark
Dorothy Clark
Hiram Clark
Berneice Clark

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12 July 1781
Middlesex, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 19

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 29

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Clark, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
  • Frances Clark in entry for Barnice Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Francis Clark in entry for Burnice Clark, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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