Susanna Clark

16 August 1811–17 November 1884 (Age 73)
Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Susanna

When Susanna Clark was born on 16 August 1811, in Halifax, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, Thomas Clark, was 67 and her mother, Susannah Bell, was 35. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Nathan Taggart. She lived in Henderson, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1850 and Adams, Jefferson, New York, United States in 1860. She died on 17 November 1884, in Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Charlotte, Eaton, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Taggart
1807–1854
Susanna Clark
1811–1884
Charlotte E. Taggart
1829–1874
Charles H Taggart
1843–1899
James Taggart
1845–

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World Events (8)

1812
Age 1
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
Age 16
During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War
Age 21
Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

Possible Related Names

Clarke
Clerk
Clerkin
Calarco
Clerc
Clarkson

Sources (8)

  • Susan Taggart in household of W H Wothington, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan Taggart, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Susan Taggart in household of James H Taggart, "United States Census, 1880"

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