|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1723|
|Death: ||Sep., 1813|
Seth was born in Northampton, Hampshire County, MA on 29 April 1723 and died September 1813 in the same location at 90 years of age. Seth married Mary Edwards on 8 May 1746 and she was born on 23 November 1725 in Northampton, MA and died on 6 May 1799 at Wilbraham, MA. Mary was the daughter of Nathaniel Edwards, Jr. and Mary Strong. His second wife was Sybel Aldredge and they were married on 8 March 1801.
Seth Clark ... was converted by Jonathan Edwards when he was 12 years old. Deacon Ebenezer Hunt's Account Book shows that Seth had a shop and in 1744, he covered E. Hunt's house and was paid for 9 days work. On 13 July 1757, Seth bought 111 square rods of land in South Hadley which he sold on 4 October 1765. Hampden Co. Deeds 7:8 & 119. This was the portion of South Hadley that became Granby and the Granby Bicentennial Book states that Seth was the first Clark in town and settled on the north side of what is now Bachelor St. opposite Porter St. As a 'hewer of timber,' Seth helped to build the first meeting house. At the first Town Meeting in 1768, he was elected a Surveyor of Ways. In 1767, a group of Baptists met at the house of Zacharia Eddy in Belchertown. They decided to establish a church in Wilbraham and Seth was chosen as the pastor of the church called the First Baptist church of Wilbraham. These records from the church were in the museum of the Hampden Historical Society in 1979. On 12 March 1768, the Brotherly Covenant of the Baptist Church in Wilbraham had 160 members and on 15 October 1768, Elder Seth Clark was invited to 'take the watch and lead the church.' In 1779, a church was built northeast of the East Wilbraham Cemetery between the cemetery and Seth Clark's house, it was called the Second Baptist church of Sandesfield as most of the members were from there. Under Rev. Seth's leadership, this church became one of the largest Baptist Churches in New England attaining a membership of 341.
Rev. Seth Clark Rev. and Mary Eliner Edwards had the following children:
(1) Enos Clark Sr. was born 12 Apr 1747.
(2) Mary Clark was born in Granby, Hampshire, MA 7 Nov 1748. Died young.
(3) Eleanor Clark was born in Granby, Hampshire, MA 13 Nov 1750.
(4) Seth Clark Jr. was born 15 Jul 1753.
(5) Mary Clark was born in Granby, Hampshire, MA 2 Nov 1755.
(6) Adah Clark was born 16 May 1759.
(7) Naomi Clark was born 1 Jan 1761.
(8) Levi Clark was born in Wilbraham, Hampden, MA 8 Aug 1762. Levi died 11 Jan 1764 at 1 year of age. His body was interred 1764 in North Cemetery, Granby, MA.
Mary Eliner Edwards Clark (1725 - 1799)*
Enos Clark (1747 - 1835)*
Mary Clark (1748 - 1751)*
Naomi Clark Weston (1761 - 1846)*
Levi Clark (1762 - 1764)*
Bridge Street Cemetery
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Sep 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76014988
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