Theophilus Clark

Theophilus Clark

Birth
Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 7 Oct 1737 (aged 67)
Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 29214297 · View Source
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PARENTS: Benjamin Clark and Dorcas Morse

WIFE: Rachel Partridge, married probably 1691 probably in Medfield, Norfolk Co., MA.

CHILDREN:

1. Rachell Clark
2. James Clark
3. Rebecah Clark
4. Benjamin Clark
5. Theophilus Clark
6. Ebenezer Clark
7. Deborah Clark
8. Zebiah Clark
9. Caleb Clark
10. Dorcas Clark
11. Mary Clark
12. Abigail Clark

2nd WIFE: Elizabeth Underwood

HEADSTONE:

Here lies the body of
Mr. Theophilus Clark
who died October 7, 1737
in the 67nd year of his age.

BIOGRAPHY: Theophilus-3 (Benjamin-2, Joseph-1) Clark, born in Medfield in 1670, married Rachel Partridge around 1691.
By 1702, he was settled on the Wheelock Lot No. 1 in both the Old and New Grants.
His dwelling stood at the northeast corner of the present intersection of Village and School Streets in Medway, and his lands extended westerly as far as the present Peach Street, and to the east as far as the present Walker Street.
He owned 110 acres in all.
His wife Rachel died in 1717, and he married second, in 1718, Elizabeth (Underwood) Cutler, widow of Nathaniel Cutler of Reading, who brought three sons with him to Medway.
Theophilus built and ran the "Bent Sawmill" a little south of his dwelling across the Mendon road.
He served as Selectman in 1714 and 1722, and was on the town committees involved in building the meeting house in the Old Grant on Bare Hill (opposite the head of Pleasant Street in wh at is now Millis), and securing a minister.
The first "warning out of town" took place in 1733 at Theophilus Clark's house, when Constable Edward Clark warned a Mary Burrit, possibly a servant, to depart from Medway.
Theophilus was called "Lieutenant" in the town records.
The original layout of Candlewood Island Road, now Oakland Street, ran easterly of his dwelling.
About 1733, he removed to Ashford, Connecticut, where he died in 1737. The year he died, he deeded his 110 acres in Medway to Jacob Parker and Thomas Corbin who later sold off the land in parcels to Medway residents.
A part of this land, including the dwelling and mill, were bought by his nephew and namesake Theophilus Clark in 1737
http://www.medwaylib.org/EarlySettlers.htm


Note: 1. The American Genealogist, Vol. 23 page 229. Will of Theophilus Clark: Theophilus Clark of Ashford (Windham Co.), will 5 Oct 1737, proved 7 Nov. 1737. Elisabeth, wife, and children: Ebenezer, Caleb, Deborah, Dorcas, Mary, Abigail, Theophilus, Benjamin and Esther.


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  • Created by: Star Rhodes
  • Added: 21 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 29214297
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Theophilus Clark (25 Sep 1670–7 Oct 1737), Find A Grave Memorial no. 29214297, citing Old Ashford Cemetery, Ashford, Windham County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Star Rhodes (contributor 46878998) .