Hannah Clark

July 1751–19 March 1779 (Age 27)
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Clark was born in July 1751, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Rowland Clark, was 29 and her mother, Hannah Mary Lawrence, was 32. She married John Marsh on 28 March 1774, in Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 19 March 1779, in her hometown, at the age of 27.

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Family Time Line

John Marsh
1749–1820
Hannah Clark
1751–1779
Marriage: 28 March 1774
Elisha Marsh
1774–1804
Calvin Marsh
1777–1850

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 March 1774
Sturbridge, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
children

(2)

    Elisha Marsh

    Male1774–1804Male

    Calvin Marsh

    Male1777–1850Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

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World Events (2)

1776

Age 25

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 25

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

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)

  • Hannah in entry for Calvin Marsh, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah in entry for Calvin Marsh, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Hannah Clark, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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