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Sarah Clark (Unknown)

Birthdate: (70)
Birthplace: England
Death: July 19, 1689 (70)
Milford, New Haven County, CT, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of George Clark, "Jr. - farmer"
Mother of Hannah (Clark) Platt; Sarah Sill Marvin (Clark); Rebecca Browne; ? Clark; John Clark and 6 others

Managed by: Hatte Blejer
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About Sarah Clark

  • Last name unknown per Families of Early Milford. She was not Sarah Northrup. A widow, Sarah Northrup was the second wife of a son of ANOTHER George Clark (Deacon).
  • Sarah Northrup
  • F, #602, b. circa 1619, d. 19 July 1689
  • INCORRECT -- Sarah Northrup married George Clark, son of George Clark and Grace Bodye. Sarah Northrup was born circa 1619. She died on 19 July 1689 at Milford, New Haven, CT.
  • Family George Clark b. c 1615, d. Aug 1690
  • Children
    • Hannah Clark b. 29 Nov 1640, d. c 1711
    • Ruth Clark+ b. 20 Feb 1642, d. c 1709
    • Sarah Clark+ b. 18 Feb 1643, d. 1 Feb 1715/16
    • Rebecca Clark b. Feb 1646, d. c 1693
    • Esther Clark b. 1 Aug 1647, d. 19 Oct 1661
    • (Daughter) Clark b. 12 Aug 1649, d. 12 Aug 1649
    • Mary Clark b. 3 Feb 1651
    • John Clark b. 29 Aug 1652, d. 1693
    • Abigail Clark b. 29 Jan 1653/54, d. 15 Mar 1696
    • Elizabeth Clark b. 27 Jan 1656
  • From:


  • COLEY, Mary
  • b. ABT 1625 England
  • d. 22 SEP 1689 Milford, New Haven, CT.
  • Family:
  • Spouse: CLARK, George
  • b. ABT 1620 England
  • d. AUG 1690 Milford, New Haven, CT.
  • Children:
    • CLARK, Hannah
    • CLARK, Ruth
    • CLARK, Sarah
    • CLARK, Rebecca
    • CLARK, Mary
    • CLARK, Abigail
  • From:


  • Noyes-Gilman ancestry; being a series of sketches, with a chart of the ancestors of Charles Phelps Noyes and Emily H. (Gilman) Noyes, his wife .. (1907)
  • Pg. 157
  • OUR first record of George Clark is as one of the original proprietors of Milford, Conn., in 1639, and, as Hinman says, "one of its most respectable citizens." He is called in the Milford records "George Clark Junior," or "George Clark farmer," to distinguish him from "George Clark carpenter and deacon," whose son Samuel, his daughter Mary married.
  • Pg. 158
  • He was evidently a young man, not long married, when he came from England with his wife Sarah (__) and one child John, as he lived fifty-one years in this country. They probably went directly to Connecticut, following his brother John Clark, who came from Cambridge, Mass., to Hartford, Conn., with Hooker's company, in 1636. It is thought that another brother, Daniel Clark, who was in Windsor, Conn., in 1639, may have come from England with George.
  • George Clark was a deputy from Milford to the General Court of Connecticut and New Haven eight times between 1666 and 1676. In the records he is designated as "Mr. George Clark."
  • He died in 1690 at Milford, and Savage says he "left a good estate." Sarah, his wife, survived him, but the date of her death is not known. On the handsome stone bridge in Milford, erected August 28, 1889, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of its settlement, is carved the names of the earliest settlers, among which are "George Clark and Sarah his wife."
  • George Clark mentions in his will his three brothers, John, Edward, and Daniel. Of these, Edward had apparently remained in England, and had left a legacy of one hundred pounds to George's children some years before. John is supposed to be Mr. John Clark, of Hartford, who was one of the most influential settlers in the colony. He was a soldier in one of the battles with the Pequots in 1637, one of the patentees of the Royal Charter in 1662, and deputy almost continuously from 1641 to 1665. The brother Daniel may probably have been the Hon. Daniel Clark, who as a boy came to Windsor, Conn., about 1639, with his uncle Rev. Ephraim Huit, and was the second husband of Martha (Pitkin) Wolcott, widow of Simon Wolcott, son of Henry Wolcott (126).
  • Children of George and Sarah (__) Clark
    • John, born in England before 1639; was admitted to the Church of Milford, Conn., in 1673, and was either unmarried or childless when his father died, as the estate was left to "my Grand Child Samuell Clark" in default of heirs of John.
    • Hannah, born in Milford in 1640; married in 1660, John Platt, son of Richard Platt.
    • Ruth, baptized in Milford, in 1642; married (1) Thomas Fitch, son of Thomas Fitch; married (2) John Plumb; married (3) John Wheeler, of Woodbury, Conn.
    • (85) Sarah, baptized in 1644; married (1) Lieutenant Reinold Marvin, son of Reinold and Mary (__) Marvin (84), who died in 1676; married (2) Feb. 12, 1678, as his second wife. Captain Joseph Sill, of Cambridge, Mass., afterwards of Lyme, Conn.; and died in 1715 or 1716.
    • Rebecca, baptized in 1646; married Browne.
    • Mary, baptized in 1651 ; married in 1673, Samuel Clark, son of Deacon George Clark.
    • Abigail, baptized Feb. 5, 1653/4; married, probably about 1673, Rev. Abraham Pierson, Rector of Yale College; died in Killingworth, March 15, 1726/7.
    • Elizabeth, baptized in 1656; and probably died young, as she is not mentioned in her father's will.


  • The story of the memorial in honor of the founders of the town of Milford : erected by their descendants and the citizens of Milford : dedicated August 28th, 1889, the town's 250th anniversary (1889)
  • Pg. 15
    • No. 18. GEORGE CLARK.
    • Obit 1690.
    • SARAH his Wife.
  • This George was brother to John Clark, of Saybrook, who removed thence to Milford and was made deacon of the first church, and married here the widow of Deacon John Fletcher. His brother Daniel was one of the patentees under the famous charter from Charles II. His only son, John, probably died without issue soon after his father. His daughter, Ruth, married Thomas Fitch, of Norwalk, and her grandson was
  • Pg. 16
  • Governor Thomas Fitch, of Connecticut. Abigail, his daughter, married Abraham Pierson, first rector of Yale College. Sarah married first, Reynold Marvin, the celebrated Indian fighter, and after his death married Captain Joseph Sill, and from the latter union Lieutenant Governor George Griswold Sill descends.
    • Mrs. Evelyn McCurdy Salisbury (wife of Professor Edward E.), a descendant of Reynold Marvin, gives this stone.



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Sarah Clark's Timeline

November 1640
Age 21
Milford, New Haven Colony
February 20, 1641
Age 22
Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
February 18, 1642
Age 23
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut)
February 1645
Age 26
Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut,
Age 28
Milford, New Haven Co, Connecticut,
August 12, 1649
Age 30
Milford,New Haven,CT
February 3, 1650
Age 31
August 29, 1652
Age 33
New Haven, Connecticut, United States
January 29, 1654
Age 35
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States