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Capt Daniel Clark

Capt Daniel Clark

Tarvin, Cheshire West and Chester Unitary Authority, Cheshire, England
Death 12 Aug 1710 (aged 86–87)
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Memorial ID 54305380 · View Source
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Son of Sabbath Clark (1587-1663 and Elizabeth (Overton) Clark (d.1646). Immigrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639 from Tarvin, Cheshire, England. He was co-founder of the Colony of Connecticut; one of the first settlers of Windsor, Connecticut; a lawyer; a Representative to the Colony (1657-61); Secreatary of the Colony (1658-64 and 1685-86); a Captain of the First Cavalry of Connecticut in 1664; and a judge at the Greensmith "witch trial" in 1662.

There are conflicting claims as to where Daniel's family came from before Tarvin, what Daniel's grandfather's and great grandfather's names were and what his Tarvin Chapel (now St. Andrew's Church) baptismal record says. In fact, Daniel's June 8, 1623, Tarvin baptismal record (which I have), refers only to his father, "Mr. Sabbath Clarke, Vicar of Tarvin". In addition, there is substantial and compelling information that Daniel's family came from Burton-on-Trent in Staffordshire, England, (not from Market Harborough, Harborough Magna or Weaxil - none of which have any supporting information) and the Staffordshire Record Office has advised me that the names "Johnes" Clarke and "Johnis" Clarke of Burton-on-Trent (who appear to have been Daniel's grandfather and great grandfather) should be translated as "John" Clarke - not as "Joseph" Clarke as an early historian incorrectly reported.

Daniel's first wife was Mary (Newberry) Clark (d. 8-29-1688). His second wife was Martha (Pitkin) (Wolcott) Clark - the widow of Simon Wolcott and mother of Governor Roger Wolcott.. As a result of this second marriage, Daniel was the paternal as well as the maternal great grandfather of Oliver Wolcott, a signer of the Declaration of Independence (see below). Daniel is affectionately called "The Grandfather Of Governors" because reportedly twelve of his descendants became Governors.

He and Mary had the following children:
-Josiah (m.Mary Burr)
-Elizabeth (b.10-28-1651)(d.12-22-1729)(m.Moses Cooke in 1669 and he died in 1676) (m.Job Drake on 9-13-1677, he was b.3-28-1652 and d. 12-19-1711). Elizabeth and Job had a daughter Sarah (#31933749) who married Governor Roger Wolcott (#10173164) and Sarah and Roger had a son Oliver Wolcott (#2816) - who was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
-Daniel Jr.(b.4-5-1654)(m.Hannah Pratt)
-John (b.4-10-1656) (m.Mary Crowe)
-Mary (b.9-22-1658) (m.John Gaylord and then Jedediah Watson)
-Samuel (b.7-16-1661)(m.Mehitable Thrall)
-Sarah (b.6-7-1663)(m. Nash and then Isaac Pinney)
-Hannah (b.8-24-1665)
-Nathaniel (b.9-8-1666)
Daniel and his second wife Martha had no children.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 54305380
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Daniel Clark (1623–12 Aug 1710), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54305380, citing Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Hugh Blake-Thomas (contributor 47311508) .