Capt Samuel Clark

Capt Samuel Clark

Male 1752 - 1809  (56 years)

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  • Name Capt Samuel Clark  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 09 Nov 1752  Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Event 1 23 Oct 1809  Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Samuel accidentally Shot by neighbor https://pawchs.org/1809-luzerne-county-federalist/  
    Died 23 Oct 1809  Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • shot by deer hunter
    Person ID I20  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2018 

    Father Theophilus Clark, II,   b. 19 Apr 1722, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1760, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Bethiah Billings,   b. 04 Nov 1727, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1771, Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 05 Dec 1745  Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah 
    Children 
     1. Ebenezer Pemberton Clark,   b. 18 Jul 1781, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1861, Wyalusing, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Nov 1752 - Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent 1 - Samuel accidentally Shot by neighbor https://pawchs.org/1809-luzerne-county-federalist/ - 23 Oct 1809 - Wysox, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Oct 1809 - Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    1773 - Land Warrant to Samuel Clark
    1773 - Land Warrant to Samuel Clark
    Original at http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r17-522WarranteeTwpMaps/r017Map2620BradfordMonroeWeb.pdf

    Histories
    Clarks of Bradford County
    Clarks of Bradford County
    A series of email threads from 1990 outlining the Clarks in Bradford County
    Baker Family Tree - Chapter 17 - The Clarks
    Baker Family Tree - Chapter 17 - The Clarks
    History of Clark's arrival in New England and migration to PA. covering 8 generations from arrival 1n 1637 - 1923
    Tri-Counties Genealogy & History 
by Joyce M. Tice
    Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
    Bradford County History
    1809-luzerne-county-federalist
    1809-luzerne-county-federalist
    Account of accidental shooting of Samuel Clark 23 October 1808, Wysox, PA "Melancholy Accident"
    Land Warrant - Samuel Clark
    Land Warrant - Samuel Clark
    Grantee # 24 - 325 Acres
    Family of Nathan Coon
    Family of Nathan Coon
    Nathan was brother of Timothy Coon
    Descendants of Samuel Clark
    Descendants of Samuel Clark
    "Other" Clark Families (A.W. Clark)

  • Notes 
    • 17 Nov 1809 - Luzerne County Federalist: Melancholy Accident — On Oct. 23rd last, Nathan COON, of Sugar Creek, in this county, took his rifle and went into the woods in pursuit of venison. Having hunted some time, he started three deer, which run round a hill near where the new state road crosses the line of Claverack Township. Mr. COON immediately crossed the hill with the view of meeting the deer as they should come round the point of the hill. Having proceeded a little distance he heard a noise of rustling in the bushes in the direction that he expected the deer to come, and eager for the game, stepped hastily forward, and seeing something move through the leaves, he fired, and the object fell. On approaching the spot, lo! Instead of a deer — a man had fallen, and was writhing in the most excruciating agonies. Capt. Samuel CLARK of Claverack had contracted to open a part of the state road, and was at work upon it alone, when the ball struck him near the right shoulder blade and penetrated to the spine of the back. When Mr. COON came in with the sad intelligence, measures were immediately taken for bringing Capt. CLARK to his place of residence at Capt. GREGORY’S. He received his wound about one o’clock P. M. and retained his senses perfectly, while he survived, which was until about eight o’clock in the evening, when he expired. Capt. CLARK was a respectable and worthy man, about 55 years of age, and has left five children to mourn his untimely death. Mr. COON appeared exceedingly afflicted; there was no doubt that the wound was entirely accidental; but such accidents occur so frequently, that it is impossible not to consider the persons who are the causes of them, if not guilty, at least extremely reprehensible for their carelessness. Hunters form such fatal consequences, ought to learn to exercise more prudence and caution for the future.
    • From Heaverly;s Pioneers and Patriot Families of Bradford County, Page 187: Samuel Clark came to Ulster soon after his brother, Capt. Benjamin Clark. In the census of 1790 his family is given as consisting of five males and three females. Mr. Clark met a tragic death on Christmas, 1808. He had a contract for building a section of the State Road, crossing the county from east to west, and while engaged on the Gregg place in clearing away brush, was shot in mistake for a deer by a neighbor. But little is known of his family. One son, Ebenezer P. Clark, was for a number of years a resident of Towanda and did teaming for Col. Harry Spalding. Harry S. Clark, son of Ebenezer P., born 1823, is still a resident of Towanda.
    • ***
      Nathan Coon lived up Sugar creek about a mile above Mr. Rutty's. He probably left about 1809. His property described as a house, seventeen acres of improved land, one hundred and twenty unimproved, and a valuation of $153,which, on the assessment, is marked transferred to Andrew Gregg.

  • Sources 
    1. [S29] Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection), Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;).
      Record for Samuel Clark

    2. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Bethiah Billings

    3. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for samuel clark

    4. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Samuel Clark

    5. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Theophilus Clark

    6. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Theophilus CLARK

    7. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Bethia Billings

    8. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Bethiah BILLINGS

    9. [S22] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online.
      Record for Bettia Billings