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John Clark

Birthplace: Massachusetts or, England
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut
Place of Burial: Hartford, Hartford County , Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of (No Name) and (No Name)
Husband of Rebecca Clark
Father of Sarah Roote; Mary Huntington; Abigail Marvin Pixley; Hannah Woodruff; Rachel Jones and 3 others

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About John Clark, of Farmington

John Clark was born abt. 1631-7, probably in England or Scotland or Massachusetts, and died 22 Nov 1712 in Farmington, Conn.

John was made a freeman of Farmington in May 1664, and was in office there in 1691.The record has that "John Clark of Farmington ye aged Departed his Natural Life twenty-second of November In ye year of or Lord 1712." His will is dated February 8, 1709/10, and has a codicil of the day before he died.

[Source:" Record of the Descendants of John Clark of Farmington," by Julius Gay], No Christian name of the wife is mentioned, but we are informed that the Church records contain no others of the name at that time members, who meet the conditions.

Parents: No evidence of this John Clark's parents is known. Some propose Samuel & Hannah Fordham Clark, but this is not conclusive. 7-17-2015 disconnecting Samuel Clark, Sr. and Hannah Clark as parents until properly sourced.

Married: Rebecca Marvin d. of Matthew Marvin & Elizabeth (Unknown) Marvin, b. 1639 Hartford, CT. No record of her marriage or death has been found.

The couple are member's of Hooker's Church in Hartford, 1680, but wife's name not mentioned.

Children (per Marvin):

  • Elizabeth Clark
  • Rebecca Clark
  • Mary Clark
  • John Clark
  • Sarah Clark
  • Matthew Clark
  • Abigail Clark
  • Hannah Clark
  • Abigail Clark
  • Martha Clark
  • Rachel Clark
  • Mercy Clark
  • Ebenezer Clark


MARVIN - Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct., 1638 and 1635

GAY - A Record of John Clark of Farmington and His Descendants

MCGHAN - Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England, Volume 1 (JOHN CLARK 1630-1712)

John Clark of Hartford/Farmington is NOT the son of Samuel Clark & Hannah Fordham. No source for this information other than an unsourced family tree. The records of this marriage show that Samuel Clark & Hannah Fordham did not have a son John and the dates and geographic locations do not match this couple as being the parents of John Clark of Farmington who married Rebecca Marvin.

  • CLARK Families Rod Davis Rootsweb database [This source incorrectly lists New Haven, CT death, he died in Farmington in 1712, NOT New Haven]
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John Clark, of Farmington's Timeline

January 26, 1663
Age 32
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
August 25, 1665
Age 34
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA
June 18, 1669
Age 38
Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 39
Farmington, Hartford, CT
Age 41
Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut
September 15, 1674
Age 43
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
April 4, 1680
Age 49
North Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Age 54
Farmington, Connecticut, United States