|Birth: ||Dec. 9, 1643|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1724|
PARENTS: Joseph Clark(e) and Alice Pepper his wife
WIFE: Dorcas Morse, married November 19, 1665 in Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA. She was the daughter of Joseph Morse, emmigrant from England and Hannah Phillips his wife.
CHILDREN ALL BORN IN MEDFIELD, NORFOLK CO., MA:
HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION: Here Lyes ye Body of Mr. Benjamin Clark Dec'd December ye 1st 1724 in ye 81st year of his age.
ARTWORK: Winged Effigy
"Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts"
by Ellery Bicknell Crane.
Benjamin Clarke, second child of Joseph Clarke (1), was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, February 9, 1644. He married; 1665, Dorcas Morse. He had a grant of land in Medfield, "near the way as you go to Nantasket." His house was on Main street, opposite Pound street. The original well is said to be still in use. His house was burned by the Indians in 1676, and he built again on the same spot. What is known as the Peak House in Medfield is an addition subsequently made to his second house in or about 1762. After the old part decayed and was torn down, the present structure was moved to its present location. Its unique shape has attracted
much attention and is even believed to be one of the houses left from the burning in King Philip's war.
Benjamin Clarke was a very prominent citizen. He was for seventeen years selectman of the town and two years deputy to the general court. He died in 1724 and his widow in 1725.
A SPECIAL THANKS FROM JULIE NATHANSON, ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTOR TO ALLOW ME TO ADOPT THIS MEMORIAL PAGE OF MY 8TH GRANDFATHER.
Catalog of Graves in the Old Section of Vine Lake Cemetery - Medfield, MA (Compiled in 1976), 4. Grave #126, Clark, Benjamin, age at death - in 81st yr., date of death - Dec. 1, 1724.
Joseph Clark (1613 - 1684)
Alice Fenn Clark (1619 - 1711)
Dorcas Morse Clark (1645 - 1725)
Hannah Clark Mason (1666 - 1757)*
Theophilus Clark (1670 - 1737)*
Timothy Clark (1677 - 1725)*
Edward Clark (1679 - 1746)*
Joseph Clark (1642 - 1702)*
Benjamin Clark (1643 - 1724)
Ephraim Clark (1646 - 1699)*
Sarah Clark Bowers Smith (1651 - 1704)*
John Clark (1652 - 1720)*
Rebecca Clarke Richardson (1660 - 1739)*
Vine Lake Cemetery
Created by: Star Rhodes
Record added: Jan 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24281988