Saturday, September 17, 2011

Surname Saturday - CLARK (England > Medfield MA)

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It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week. I am up to number 275, who is  Hepzibah CLARK (1699-1791), one of my 6th-great-grandparents. [Note: The 6th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts]

My ancestral line back through four generations of CLARK  families is:

1. Randall J. Seaver

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

4. Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942)
5. Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962)

8. Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922)
9. Hattie Louise Hildreth (1857-1920)

16. Isaac Seaver (1823-1901)
17. Lucretia Townsend Smith (1827-1884)

34. Alpheus B. Smith (1802-1840)
35. Elizabeth Horton Dill (1791-1969)

68. Aaron Smith (1765-1841)
69. Mercy Plimpton (1772-1850)

136. Moses Smith (1732-????)
137. Patience Hamant (1735-????)

 274.  Timothy Hamant, born 25 March 1699 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 06 June 1774 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 548. Timothy Hamant and 549. Melatiah Clark.  He married 19 October 1727 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
 275.  Hepzibah Clark, born 02 February 1699 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died August 1791 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Timothy Hamant and Hepzibah Clark are: Mehitable Hamant (1728-1814); Elias Hamant (1730-1730); Timothy Hamant (1731-1731); Seth Hamant (1733-1771); Patience Hamant (1735-????); Timothy Hamant (1736-????); Basmath Hamant (1738-????); Dinah Hamant (1739-1813); Francis Hamant (1741-1808).

 550.  Joseph Clark, born 14 June 1664 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 13 July 1731 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.   He married 08 April 1686 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
 551.  Mary Wight, born 20 February 1667 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 16 December 1705 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 1102. Thomas Wight and 1103. Mehitabel Cheney.

Children of Joseph Clark and Mary Wight are:  Mary Clark (1687-1717); Mehitable Clark (1690-1765); Hannah Clark (1692-1773); Esther Clark (1695-1774); Joseph Clark (1697-1731); Hepzibah Clark (1699-1791); Thomas Clark (1703-1776).

 1100.  Joseph Clark, born 27 July 1642 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 04 September 1702 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He married  25 June 1663 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
 1101.  Mary Allen, born 11 December 1641 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; died 05 May 1702 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 2202. James Allen and 2203. Anna Guild.

Children of Joseph Clark and Mary Allen are:  Joseph Clark (1664-1731); John Clark (1666-1691); Jonathan Clark (1668-1690); Esther Clark (1670-????); Thomas Clark (1672-1690); Mary Clark (1674-1675); Daniel Clark (1676-1694); Lya Clark (1676-1676); Solomon Clark (1678-1748); David Clark (1680-1714); Moses Clark (1685-1685); Aaron Clark (1685-1759).

2200.  Joseph Clarke, born before 11 April 1613; died 06 January 1684 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.  He was the son of 4400. Thomas Clarke and 4401. Mary Canne.  He married 15 April 1640.
 2201.  Alice Fenn, born about 1619 in England; died 17 March 1710 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Children of Joseph Clarke and Alice Fenn are:  Joseph Clark (1642-1702); Benjamin Clark (1644-1724); Ephraim Clark (1646-1699); Daniel Clark (1647-1676); Mary Clark (1649-1732); Sarah Clark (1651-1704); John Clark (1652-1720); Nathaniel Clark (1658-1733); Rebecca Clark (1660-1740).

The vital records for these families were obtained from the town vital record books (the "tan" books). 

Information about the English ancestry is available in:

Christophet Gleason Clark, "The English Ancestry of Joseph Clark (1613-1683) of Dedham and Medfield, Massachusetts," New England Historic Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 3-23 (January 1998).

1 comment:

Leslie Vander Meulen Canavan said...

Hi Randy, thanks for your great blog, I'm a Clark cousin. Have researched the family in the past but have a reason to be back at it, and I didn't know about the NEHGR article, so your blog gave me a good piece of info. Great Blog, keep up the good work...San Diego, one of the earth's great places!
Leslie St. Louis, MO