James Clark

about 1721–
Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States

The Life of James

James Clark was born about 1721, in Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States. He married Mrs James Clark about 1746, in Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons.

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James Clark
Mrs James Clark
Marriage: about 1746
William Clark
David Clark
Samuel Clark

Spouse and Children

about 1746
Newburgh, Orange, New York, United States


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Age 55

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 55

New York is the 11th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 62

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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