Samuel Clark

9 February 1654–22 February 1730 (Age 76)
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Clark was born on 9 February 1654, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Clark Sr., was 35 and his mother, Hannah Fordham, was 16. He married Hannah Tuttle on 7 November 1672, in New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 22 February 1730, in his hometown, at the age of 76, and was buried in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.

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Samuel Clark
1654–1730
Hannah Tuttle
1655–1708
Marriage: 7 November 1672
Samuel Clark III
1673–1754
Daniel Clark
1674–1743
John Clark
1676–1725
Joseph Clark
1678–1730
Stephen Clark
1680–1740
Nathan Clark
1682–1729
Hannah Clark
1685–
Phineas Clark
1687–1772
Abigail Clark
1689–1719
Esther Clark
1692–1747
Timothy Clark
1694–1732
Mehetabel Clark
1698–

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MARRIAGE
7 November 1672
New Haven, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
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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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Birth: Feb. 9, 1654 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Death: Feb. 22, 1730 New Haven New Haven County Connecticut, USA Son of Samuel Clark Sr (1619-1690) and Hannah Fordham Clark (1637-1674 …

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  • Samuell Clark in entry for Timothy Clark, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Samll Clark in entry for Timothy Clark, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Samll Clark in entry for Mehetable Clark, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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