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Elizabeth Stark (Page)

Also Known As: "Molly"
Birthplace: Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: June 29, 1814 (89)
Manchester, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
Place of Burial: Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Captain Caleb Page and Elizabeth Page
Wife of Gen. John Stark (Continental Army)
Mother of Maj. Caleb Stark (Continental Army); Archibald Stark; John Stark, Jr.; Sarah Blodgett; Mary Stickney and 21 others
Sister of Caleb Page; Jeremiah Page; Mary Page; Deborah Page and Achsah Page

Occupation: Doctor and Nurse in the American Revolutionary War
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About Elizabeth Stark

Elizabeth Clark (Page) 1737-1814

Known as Molly

Parents: Caleb Page and Elizabeth Merrill

Husband John Clark 1728-1822

Children: Elizabeth had 11 children including:

  • Mary
  • Caleb

An historical marker was erected in Elizabeth's honor in 2003: Inscription. Wife of General John Stark, mother of 11 children, homemaker, patriot, and defender of the household. Her love, courage, and self-reliance were common virtues among the many hearty women of frontier New England’s 18th century towns. This strength and devotion to husband, home and family were virtues that sustained her, as well as so many women and their families, during those times when husbands were called to duty for their country in the constant French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution. Molly Stark was General Stark’s inspiration in his victory over the forces of Great Britain in the Battle of Bennington on August 16, 1777, when he announced to his men, “The enemy are ours or this night Molly Stark sleeps a widow. “General Stark’s victory march from Bennington to his home, his beloved Molly, and their family in New Hampshire is thought to be the same path as Vermont’s Route 9, which was recognized in 1936 as “The Molly Stark Trail”, and was officially named as such by the State of Vermont in 1967.

Caleb Page/Molly Stark House: Built by her father, Capt. Caleb Page, c. 1759, this was Molly Page's home in her youth and as the wife of Gen. John Stark. Their first son, Caleb, who served with his illustrious father during the Revolution, was born here, as was Molly's brother Jeremiah Page, later a Superior Court Justice and delegate to the first Constitutional Convention (1778). This structure also housed the first Dunbarton Post Office (1834).


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Elizabeth Stark's Timeline

August 12, 1724
Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
December 3, 1759
Age 35
Dunbarton, (Present Merrimack County), Province of New Hampshire
May 28, 1761
Age 36
Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
April 17, 1763
Age 38
Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
March 4, 1765
Age 40
Derryfield, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, USA
June 30, 1767
Age 42
Dunbarton, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States
June 11, 1769
Age 44
Hillsborough, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States
August 10, 1771
Age 46
Ryegate, Caledonia, Vermont, United States
Age 47
Overwharton, Stafford, Virginia, United States