Jerusha Clark

4 April 1794–8 February 1876 (Age 81)
Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Jerusha

When Jerusha Clark was born on 4 April 1794, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Cyrus Clark, was 29 and her mother, Judith Spalding, was 22. She married Ora Lanphear about 1817, in Lamoille, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 February 1876, in Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Morristown, Lamoille, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ora Lanphear
Jerusha Clark
Marriage: about 1817
Althea S. Lanphear
Clark O. Lanphear
Sally Lanphear
Sidney F. Lanphear

Spouse and Children

about 1817
Lamoille, Vermont, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus Clark


    Judith Spalding




World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

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.
1808 · Concord Becomes the Capital

Age 14

In 1808, Concord became the capital of New Hampshire. It was originally the Penacook Plantation given to the state by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. 
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 25

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: 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 (3)

  • Jerusha Clark Lanphear, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Jerusha Lanphear in entry for Althera S Lanphear, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Jerusha Clark in entry for Clark O. Lanphear, "Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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