Capt Benjamin Clark

Male 1747 - 1834  (86 years)


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  • Name Capt Benjamin Clark  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 15 Sep 1747  Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Gender Male 
    Died 09 Aug 1834  Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    • Age: 91
    Buried 10 Aug 1834  Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    Person ID I348  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  [2, 3, 5, 9, 10
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sylvia Niles,   b. 13 Mar 1792 
    Married 1810 
    Children 
     1. William Clark  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Keziah Yarrington,   b. 24 Jun 1751, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1837, Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1784  [8
    Children 
     1. Ursula Clark,   b. 10 Jun 1781, Wilkes Barre, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Oct 1845  (Age 64 years)
     2. Julia Ann Clark,   b. 1792, Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Lawrence County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     3. John Theophilus Clark,   b. 08 Jul 1770, Tolland, Tolland County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1849, Burlington, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     4. Lucinda Clark,   b. 1785,   d. 08 Oct 1854, Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 15 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F1097  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Sep 1747 - Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 09 Aug 1834 - Ulster, Bradford, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Aug 1834 - Ulster Cemetery, Ulster, PA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Headstones
    Headstone of Capt Benjamin Clark of Ulster, PA
    Headstone of Capt Benjamin Clark of Ulster, PA
    Find a Grave with links to his family

    Histories
    Brief History of Bradford County
    Brief History of Bradford County
    Brief History of 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
    Sullivan Campaign Against the Indians
    Sullivan Campaign Against the Indians
    Wikipedia article about the Sullivan Campaign
    Early Settlement of Ulster, PA (spotlight on Benjamin Clark)
    Early Settlement of Ulster, PA (spotlight on Benjamin Clark)
    Bradford Reporter
    History of Wilkes-Barre
    History of Wilkes-Barre
    Volume 3 (1927) by Oscar Jewell Harvey ..
    History of Wilkes-Barre - Vol 4
    History of Wilkes-Barre - Vol 4
    Oscar Jewell Harvey
    History of Wilkes-Barre
    History of Wilkes-Barre
    Volume 1
    History of Wilkes-Barre
    History of Wilkes-Barre
    Volume 2 - Oscar Jewell Harvey
    Record of Connecticut Men in the Revolution
    Record of Connecticut Men in the Revolution
    Benjamin Clark in Spauldings company
    History of NY - William Richard Cutter
    History of NY - William Richard Cutter
    Shows descendants of Joseph Clark of Dedham through Northern NY
    Extensive description of Benjamin's life and Revolutionaty War service
    Extensive description of Benjamin's life and Revolutionaty War service
    From Reynolds Family Association website (2018)

    Albums
    Will of Benjamin Clark of Ashford, CT 1804
    Will of Benjamin Clark of Ashford, CT 1804 (6)
    From CT State Archives

  • Notes 

    • Died age 87y
      Revolutionary War Soldier!


      History and geography of Bradford County, Pennsylvania, 1615-1924
      Chapter XVIII. Ulster Township Page 209

      Benjamin Clark, a native of Tolland, Connecticut, removed to the Wyoming Valley and was among the first to build a house on the town-plot of Wilkes-Barre. He was a Corporal in the first Independent Company of Wyoming under Capt Robert Durkee and served seven years in the Revolutionary War. He was one of the detachment sent for the relief of Wyoming after the fatal battle and was in the army of General Sullivan against the Indians.

      In 1784, he removed from Wyoming to Asylum, and the next year, settled in Ulster on what is known as the Ross Farm. His house was the place of entertainment for travelers and the home of Methodist itinerants who held religious meetings there.

      He was an ardent Federalist, captain of militia and popularly known as Captain Clark.

      By his first wife, Nabbe, he had children:
      John T, Polly (Mrs Blanchard) and Abigail (Mrs George Culver).

      He married second, Keziah Yarrington, widow of Silas Gore, who was slain at the Battle of Wyoming, and had children:
      Lucinda (Mrs Nathaniel Hovey), Urusula (Mrs Samuel Treadway), William and Julia Ann (1st Mrs John Overton, 2nd Mrs Joseph Passmore).

      Captain Clark died, 1834, aged 87 years.
    • From Genealogy Message Board - 2007 (user = nabbe68:
      Benjamin Clark was born 15 Jun 1750 in Ashford, Bradford Co, Conn. His parents were Theophilus Clark (1722-?1754) and Bethiah Billings (1727-17--, don't have that with me right now).
      Benjamin married about 1769, Nabby ????. They had five children, the last two twin girls born 5 Mar 1777. Nabby died 12 Mar 1777 in the Wyoming Valley,Pennsylvania.(The place is a long story). Benjamin became a soldier in the Revolutionary War.
      Keziah Yarrington was born 24 Jun 1751 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut. She married Silas Gore (1747 -1778). They had three daughters. Silas was killed at the Battle of Wyoming in July, 1778.
      It is not clear when Benjamin and Keziah married. Probably 1783 after Benjamin was released from the army.
      Their children were Lucinda, Ursula, William and Julia Ann.
      Lucinda married Nathaniel Hovey and stayed in Luzerne/Bradford Co.
      Ursula was born 10 Jun 1781. She married Samuel Treadway. She died 4 Oct 1845 in Denison Twp, Lawrence Co., Ill.
      Julia Ann (?-?) married (1) John Overton & (2) Joseph Passmore, his second marriage. They moved to Lawrence Co with their combined children.
      William Clark was born 5 Sep 1789. He married Sylvia Niles 6 May 1810. William moved to Lawrence Co, about 1818.
      Children were:
      Charles Wesley b. 26 Jun 1811 mar. Mary Neal
      Fidelia (twin) b. 13 Dec 1813 mar. John Lukin
      Croelia(?Celia) (twin) b. 13 Dec 1813
      William Asbury b. 20 Apr 1816 mar. Mrs. Mary Ann French
      Sylvia Ann b. 6 Aug 1818 mar. (1) Chauncy P. Durkee (2)--Simons
      Keziah b. 6 Sep 1820 mar. Charles Passmore
      Hester Ann b. 12 Apr 1823 mar. ?William Mieure
      Mary b. 15 Nov 1825
      Margaret Curry b. 17 Feb 1828 mar. ?James s. Barbee
      Benjamin H.C. b. 8 Oct 1830 mar. ? Martha M. -----
      John Fletcher b. 9 Feb 1833 mar. Margaret McMahan (this is my line)
      Emily J. b. 6 Jul 1835 mar. (1)William True (2)Joseph H. Bertrand
      Sylvia Niles Clark died after 1850. Benjamin married 27 August 1853, Jane (Adams) Lemmons. He died after 1770 and before 1879. Jane died 3 Mar 1879, a widow at that time.
      Lemmons is spelled Lemmon, Limon, Lyman, etc. Not sure what the spelling was meant to be of Janes first husband Samuel.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Bethiah Billings

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

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

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

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

    6. [S21] Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-1999, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Series Number: Series 1.
      Record for Capt Benj J Clark

    7. [S23] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).
      Record for Capt Benjamin Clark

    8. [S80] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2016;), Book Title: Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the DAR Vol 073.
      Record for Benjamin Clark

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

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