Rev John Clark

Rev John Clark

Birth
Newcastle, Lincoln County, Maine, USA
Death 8 Aug 1871 (aged 78)
Prospect, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Burial Prospect, Waldo County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 68433449 · View Source
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Reverend John Clark for whom the Cemetery was named. He was a Veteran of the Battle of Hampden, War of 1812 and began the Clark Settlement, in Prospect, Maine. His broken gravestone is down and buried and no flag marks him as a veteran. He died at age 78 years 8 months, 19 days.
He was the brother of Robert Clark.

Rev. John Clark was born in Newcastle, ME.
He was married to Elizabeth Ricker, 21 Dec. 1816, Berwick, ME (see ME mar. records). In 1850 census, at Prospect, ME, they had Wm. G., 18y, and Allen G, 13ys. [May have been other children].
He united with the church in 1824, during a great revival, and was licensed in 1832, and ordained in 1838 to the gospel ministry.
He worked hard to support his family and preached sabbaths. He was in the ministry about forty years, and travelled in that time about 40,000 miles, at least one-half on foot. He baptized 125, attended 100 funerals, and mar. 60 couples. He preached until a few days of his death. Although he had limited education, his willing mind enabled him to do good work.
--taken from "Free Baptist Cyclopedia," pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward (p. 120-22).


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  • Created by: Veteran Guy
  • Added: 16 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68433449
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Clark (20 Dec 1792–8 Aug 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68433449, citing Clark Cemetery, Prospect, Waldo County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Veteran Guy (contributor 47317741) .