Ambrose Clark of Longhill

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Ambrose Clark

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Middletown, Hartford County (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut Colony
Death: March 18, 1764 (67)
Middletown, Hartford County (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clark, III and Abigail Williams
Husband of Elizabeth Clark
Father of Anna Clark; Elizabeth Eggleston (Clark); John Clark; Ambrose Clark, Jr.; Eunice Miller and 5 others
Brother of Anna Clark; John Clark; Cheney Clark and Eunice Jackson

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About Ambrose Clark of Longhill

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https://archive.org/stream/historyofmiddlef00atki#page/130/mode/2up

From DESCENDANTS OF JOHN CLARK OF NEW HAVEN CONNECTICUT WHO CAME ON THE SHIP "ELIZABETH" IN 1634 FROM IPSWICH, COUNTY SUFFOLK, ENGLAND, COMPILED BY LLOYD WALTER (CLARK) HOAGLAND, 1990

START OF THE FOURTH GENERATION

  • FAM 18 From FAM 7-2-1

AMBROSE # 1 CLARK,

  • son of John #3 Clark and Abigail (Ambrose). Probably named for his grandfather, Samuel AMBROSE.
  • b. March 25, 1696, Middletown, Connecticut.
  • d. March 18, 1764, Middletown.
  • m. Elizabeth WARD, April 21, 1715, Middletown,
    • dau. of James WARD and Elizabeth (ROCKWELL), per Middle town Upper Houses, by Charles Collard Adams, page 560.
    • She was b. 1694,
    • d. about 1790,

Reference: The Miller Family of America, 1570-1925, by Frank E. Miller, pages 70-75. NOTE: The Longhill mentioned must be an extinct place between Middletown and Durham, Connecticut.

Ambrose Clark of Longhill, a great land owner. The tract of land was 80 rods wide extending south to the Durham line. He built the house, in 1720, on a hill north near the center of the land east and west road. The house was 42 foot long, 22 foot wide, two stories high, with a stone chimney in the center ten foot square. The beams through the center 12 by 16 square and made of oak. The clapboads were ribbed oak. No plaster on the walls. The joists overhead were planed and beaded and the walls below were sealed with pitch pine. The house was occupied as a dwelling for nearly ninety years, the last one being son-in-law William Miller, who sold it to Ithamar Atkins, who turned it into a barn by taking out the chimney. The parlor was turned into a stable for calves, sheep and colts, the place where once was mirth, beauty and feasting was the home and quiet abode of the lower animals. What a change!

In the large orchard adjoining the house was once the scene of a marriage feast. Betsy Higgins, the bride, and James Beers, the groom. It seemed like the bride's parents were opposed to the match and as a consequence she was married in the orchard. Many were at the marriage ceremony, which was performed by Parson Enoch Huntington, a young preacher.

The cakes were carried around in corn baskets. No plates were used. The home, barn and orchard are gone, where youth and beauty met and shook hands. All are gone.

Children of Ambrose Clark and Elizabeth (Ward), 10: See families of Ancient New Haven, page 404.

7. Samuel #3 Clark FAM 50

  • b. May 6, 1729, Middletown, Connecticut
  • m. Mary-Mercy COOK, Jan. I, 1756, Middletown.
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Ambrose Clark of Longhill's Timeline

1696
March 25, 1696
Middletown, Hartford County (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut Colony
1715
March 22, 1715
Age 18
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States
1718
April 21, 1718
Age 22
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States
1720
September 30, 1720
Age 24
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States
1723
April 20, 1723
Age 27
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States
1724
April 27, 1724
Age 28
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States
1726
October 15, 1726
Age 30
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States
1729
May 6, 1729
Age 33
Middletown, Hartford County (Present Middlesex County), Connecticut Colony
1731
August 24, 1731
Age 35
Middletown, Middlesex, CT, United States