Richard Clark

about 1799–
Franklin, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life of Richard

Richard Clark was born about 1799, in Franklin, Hancock, Maine, United States. He married Hannah Todd True on 12 January 1826, in Phillips, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters.

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Richard Clark
1799–
Hannah Todd True
1803–1834
Marriage: 12 January 1826
Martha Ann Clark
1827–1828
Theodotia Clark
1828–1830
William True Clark
1830–1913
Hannah T. Clark
1833–1848

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 January 1826
Phillips, Franklin, Maine, United States
children

(4)

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.
1804 · Whitehead Light

Age 5

In 1804, President Thomas Jefferson authorized the creation of a light station on Whitehead Island. The light house went into service by 1807. It is the third-oldest light house in Maine. Whitehead Light still exists as the private property of Pine Island Camp, a non-profit organization.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 31

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

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)

  • Richard Clark in entry for William True Clark, "Minnesota Deaths and Burials, 1835-1990"
  • Richard Clark, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"

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