Dorcas <I>Morse</I> Clark

Dorcas Morse Clark

Birth
Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 14 Jul 1725 (aged 79)
Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 24282066 · View Source
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PARENTS: Joseph Morse (Immigrant from Redfield, England) and Hannah Phillips, married September , 1638 in Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA.

HUSBAND: Benjamin Clark, married November 19, 1665. He was the Son of Joseph Clark and Alice Fenn his wife.

CHILDREN ALL BORN IN MEDFIELD, NORFOLK CO., MA:

Theophilus Clark
Benjamin Clark
Edward Clark
Ebenezer Clark
Hannah Clark
Tabitha Clark
Timothy Clark
Timothy Clark

HEADSTONE INSCRIPTION:

HERE LYES THE BODY OF MRS DORCAS CLARK WIFE TO MR BENJAMIN CLARK DEC'D JULY 14 1725 IN YE 80TH YEAR OF HER 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.

Catalog of Graves in the Old Section of Vine Lake Cemetery - Medfield, MA (Compiled in 1976), 4. Grave #125, Clark, Dorcas; w/Benjamin, age at death - in 80th yr., date of death - Jul. 14, 1725.


A SPECIAL THANKS TO JULIE NATHANSON, ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTOR WHO ALLOWED ME TO ADOPT THIS MEMORIAL PAGE FOR MY 8TH GREAT GRANDMOTHER.


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dorcas Morse Clark (24 Aug 1645–14 Jul 1725), Find a Grave Memorial no. 24282066, citing Vine Lake Cemetery, Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Star Rhodes (contributor 46878998) .