Mary Clark

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Clark was born in 1815, in South Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Eli Clark, was 47 and her mother, Mary Polly Tiffany Smalledge, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Eli Clark
1768–1828
Mary Polly Tiffany Smalledge
1780–1864
John Clark
1802–1854
Eli B Clark
1810–
Harriet Clark
1805–1872
Eli Clark
1805–1885
Mary Clark
1809–1815
Cyrus Clark
1809–1880
Edward Clark
1811–1876
Joseph Clark
1813–1818
Mary Clark
1815–
Israel Justus Clark
1821–1905

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    World Events (3)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · Making States Equal

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1820 · Making Land more affordable

    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

    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.

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