Ebenezer Clark

about 1780–
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ebenezer

When Ebenezer Clark was born about 1780, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Thompson Clark, was 43 and his mother, Rachel Smith, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Thompson Clark
1737–1819
Rachel Smith
1746–1831
Rachel Clark
1762–1851
Thompson Clark
1765–1792
lois clark
1768–
Sarah Clark
1772–
Eunice Clark
1774–
Ebenezer Clark
1780–
Belsey Clark
1782–
Lucretia Clark
1776–1862

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World Events (3)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 1

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 3

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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