Joseph Chandler Clark

7 October 1798–25 October 1866 (Age 68)
Hampshire, Jasper, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Chandler

When Joseph Chandler Clark was born on 7 October 1798, in Hampshire, Jasper, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Clark, was 38 and his mother, Jemima Winchell, was 29. He married Phylinda Carpenter in 1820, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. He died on 25 October 1866, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Chandler Clark
Phylinda Carpenter
Marriage: 1820
Hyrum Clark
Andrew Jackson Clark
about 1823–
Cordelia Jane Clark
Sophronia Phylinda Clark
Orrin Smith Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1820Chautauqua, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 9
    Historical Boundaries: 1807: Lincoln, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Lincoln, Maine, United States
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 21
    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. 

    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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    Joseph C. & Phylinda Clark Family History

    Joseph C. and Phylinda Carpenter Clark Family History Story Compiled and Written By Floyd H. and Irene S. Hurst 1991 Joseph C. Clark was born in Hampshire County, Massachusetts on October 7, 1798. …

    Sources (9)

    • Joseph Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Joseph Chandler Clark, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"
    • Joseph Chandler Clark in entry for Cordelia Jane Clark, "Illinois, Hancock County, Nauvoo Community Project, 1839-1846 (BYU Center for Family History and Genealogy)"

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