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Luther Clark
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1771
Hopkinton
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 3, 1855
Rutland
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

PARENTS: Luther Clark was the son of John Clark, and Jerusha Andrews, of Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., MA.

WIFE: Luther Clark, married Sally Walker, NOV 9, 1791, at Hubbardston, MA. They had ten children together.

01. Luther Reed Clark
02. Permelia (Clark) Johnson
03. William Clark (died young)
04. Ira Clark
05. William Andrews Clark
06. Sally "Sarah" (Clark) Powers
07. Adolphus Clark
08. Arethusa Clark
09. Anson Clark
10. Un-Named Male Clark (prob. died young)

BIRTH RECORD: Hubbardston, Worcester Co., MA: CLARK, Luther, s. John Jr. and Jerusha, March 18, 1771. At Hopkinton.

DEATH RECORD: Rutland, Worcester Co., MA

Luther Clark, died May 3, 1855, age 84 years, 1 month, 14 days. Place of Death Rutland, MA. Cause of Death Typhoid Fever. Male, Widowed, Farmer. Place of Birth Hubbardston, MA. Name of Parents John and Jerusha Clark.

NOTE: Luther's death record was also registered in the town of Leominster, MA. In that record it says he died in Hubbardston. Since there is no record of his death in Hubbardston, the Rutland death record must be the more accurate of the two. This makes sense since he was a resident of Rutland and his wife also died there a few years earlier.

HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:
LUTHER CLARK / DIED / May 3, 1855. / AE. 84.

EPITAPH OF LUTHER CLARK:
Remember: man, as you pass by,
As you are now, so once was I:
As I am now so you must be:
Prepare for death and follow me.

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF LUTHER CLARK (Dated & Signed April 13, 1855)

I Luther Clark of Rutland, in the County Worcester and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, being of sound and disposing mind do make this my last Will and Testament in manner following, to wit:
First, I order my Executor herein after named, to pay from the proceeds of my estate all my just debts, funeral charges, and expenses of the settlement of my estate.
Second, I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Andrew Clark, son of Ira Clark deceased, two hundred dollars, to Lois Clark, daughter of the said Ira, ninety dollars, to Calista Clark, eighty dollars and Abigail Clark one hundred dollars daughter of the said Ira, and to the two children of my deceased granddaughter Rebecca Graves fifty dollars each, to my daughter Parmelia Johnson, wife of Willard Johnson, four hundred dollars to my daughter Sally Powers, wife of Gilman Powers, five dollars, to my granddaughter Arathusa Powers, daughter of the said Gilman, fifty dollars, and to my son Luther R. Clark one hundred dollars, all the said legacies to be paid by my Executor in one year after my decease.
Third, I give and bequeath to Elisa Clark, wife of my son Adolphus Clark the use and income of four hundred dollars to be invested in Real Estate by my said Executor, and held for the benefit of the said Adolphus and wife during the lifetime, either, and after the decease of both to descend to their heirs.
Fourth, for the purpose of raising funds for the payment of said debts charges and Legacies I hereby authorize and empower my said Executor to sell either at private or public sale every part of my real estate, and pass deeds to convey the same and also all my personal estates, and if after the payment of all my debts, the charges, expenses, and Legacies aforesaid, there should still be a balance left in the hands of my Executor, I give and bequeath said balance or remainder to my children and grandchildren above mentioned to be divided among them in proportion to their respective Legacies aforesaid, but if the said funds should be insufficient to pay said Legacies, then the same shall be part them in proportion to said Legacies, and I make no further provision in this Will for the children of my sons William Clark and Anson Clark as I have already advanced to them all that I intend as their share of my estate.
Finally, I hereby appoint and constitute my son Luther R. Clark of Leominster, sole Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all other and former wills by me made, and declaring this and this only to be my last will and testament.
In witness whereof I hereto set my hand and seal this thirteenth day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Five. Signed, sealed, published, pronounced, and declared by the said Luther Clark to be his last will and testament in the presence of us the subscribers who in his presence and at his request and in presence of each other hereunto set our hands as witnesses.

Luther Clark

X Wm Bennett Jr
X A.G. Williams
X Abijah Eddy

RESEARCH NOTES: I am looking for photos of Luther Clark and his wife Sally Walker. Luther Clark was the 1st cousin, once removed of Jonas Gilman Clark, the founder of Clark University, at Worcester Co., MA.

BURIAL LOCATION NOTE: Luther Clark and his wife Sally are buried to the immediate right of their son Luther R. Clark, who is buried in Section 3, Lot 14.

The Front of the cemetery runs parallel to Route 13. Section 3 is in the old section on the far right, and runs from the front at route 13 to the back.

These graves are located in the front very close to Route 13, and close to the far right border of the cemetery. They are very close to a small commercial building on route 13 just right of the cemetery.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Clark (1750 - 1810)
  Jerusha Andrews Clark (1748 - ____)
 
 Spouse:
  Sally Walker Clark (1771 - 1852)
 
 Children:
  Luther Reed Clark (1792 - 1882)*
  Permelia Clark Johnson (1793 - 1869)*
  Sarah Clark Powers (1803 - 1890)*
  Adolphus Clark (1805 - 1863)*
  Anson Clark (1809 - 1854)*
 
 Sibling:
  Luther Clark (1771 - 1855)
  Oliver Clark (1776 - 1835)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Leominster
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section 3, Next to Lot 14
 
Created by: Melody Edwards
Record added: Nov 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16835270
Luther Clark
Added by: Melody Edwards
 
Luther Clark
Added by: Melody Edwards
 
Luther Clark
Added by: Melody Edwards
 
 
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- Melody Edwards
 Added: Dec. 25, 2015
In memory of my 4th great grandfather.
- Star Rhodes
 Added: Feb. 4, 2007
In memory of my 4th great-grandfather, Luther Clark.
- Melody Edwards
 Added: Nov. 29, 2006
 
 
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