Theophilus Clark, I

Male 1665 - 1737  (72 years)


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  • Name Theophilus Clark  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
    Suffix
    Born 1665  Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gender Male 
    Died 07 Oct 1737  Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Age: 67; Buried in Old Ashford Cemetery. Marker
    Buried Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16
    • Old Ashford Cemetery
    Person ID I28  Clark-Hart
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2017 

    Father Benjamin Clarke,   b. 09 Feb 1644, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1724, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Dorcas Morse,   b. 24 Jun 1645, Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1725, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1665  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25
    Family ID F25  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Underwood,   b. 08 May 1679, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1757, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1718  Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Clark, Esq,   b. 17 Mar 1724, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1804, Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. 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)  [natural]
     3. Esther Clark,   b. 01 Jan 1719, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1800, West Windsor, Windsor County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rachael Partridge,   b. 12 Jul 1669, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1717, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1691  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Dorcas Clark,   b. 13 Mar 1707, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1776, Wrentham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     2. Caleb Clark,   b. 24 Sep 1705, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)  [natural]
     3. Zebiah Clark,   b. 01 Nov 1703, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Bethia Clark,   b. 06 May 1697, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1727, Hampton Falls, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     5. Abigail Clark,   b. 20 Apr 1712, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1794, Holliston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     6. Mary Clark,   b. 05 May 1710, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1783, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     7. Deborah Clark,   b. 12 Oct 1701, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     8. Rebecka Clark,   b. 23 Jan 1694, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1718, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
     9. James Clark,   b. 07 Mar 1693, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1694, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
     10. Rachel Clark,   b. 13 Dec 1692, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1770, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
     11. Ebenezer Clark,   b. 21 Jan 1699, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1769, Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)  [natural]
     12. Theophilus Clark,   b. 16 Apr 1698, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1716, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     13. Benjamin Clark,   b. 10 Oct 1696, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1716, Medway, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1665 - Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1691 - Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1718 - Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 07 Oct 1737 - Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Gravesite of Theophilus Clark
    Gravesite of Theophilus Clark
    Old Ashford Cemetery - Ashford, VT

    Histories
    History of the Cutler Family of Medfield
    History of the Cutler Family of Medfield
    Early Settlers of Ashford, CT
    Early Settlers of Ashford, CT
    Connecticut Genealogy
    History of NY - William Richard Cutter
    History of NY - William Richard Cutter
    Shows descendants of Joseph Clark of Dedham through Northern NY
    History of the Town of Medfield Mass
    History of the Town of Medfield Mass
    William S Tilden

  • Notes 
    • 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.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Theophilus Clark

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