Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston, Henry Bond, MD, 1860.

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BOYDEN.—THOMAS BOYDEN, a joiner, aged 21, embarked at Ipswich,

Eng., Ap., 1634; adm. freeman, May 23, 1647. Chil., by wife FRANCES,

  1. Thomas, b. Sept. 26, 1639 m. Mabtha Holden [5], and had,
    1. Martha, b. July 14, 1667.
    2. John, b. in Groton, Dec. 6, 1672.
  2. Mart, b. Oct. 15, 1641.
  3. Rebecca, b. Nov. 1, 1643.
  4. Nathaniel, b. 1651. In 1650, he sold 60 acres of land in Watertown, to William Clarke. He, probably soon after this, moved to Groton, and returned to Watertown, about 1666. Sept. 21, 1666, he, then of Groton, bought of Benjamin Crispe and wife Bridget, of Watertown, a dwelling, &c., and 7 acres, and several other parcels of land, amounting to 92 acres. [See Butler, p. 390.] July 25, 1670, he, then of Watertown, sold to Martin Townsend, for £60. the house and land he purchased of Benjamin Crispe ; also two other lots containing 73 acres.

 

p159. CLARK (Clarke).

Among the early settlers of Watertown, there were three of the name of Clarke: John, William, & Hugh.

 

JOHN CLARKE, supposed to be the " Mr. Clarke," appointed Constable by the Court, 1632, adm. freeman 1635, and proprietor of Watertown 1642. He is supposed to be the John Clarke, physician, who went to Rhode Island, and was one of the proprietors of Canonicut and of Providence; and that he was the companion of Nathaniel Briscoe, in England, in 1652. [See Briscoe's letter, Mass. Hist. Coll., 3d series. Vol. I. ; I. Fiske, 1 ; and Winthrop, I., 74.]

 

WILLIAM CLARKE, a weaver, aged 27, and his wife, MARGARET, aged 21, came over in the spring of 1635, in the " Plaine Joan," and setled in Watertown. Ap. 1, 1651, he sold to Timothy Hawkins 35 acres of upland, which he had bought of^ Thomas Arnold. In 1650 he bought 60 acres of land of Thomas Boyden, and within a few years afterwards moved to Woburn. [See Hist, and Gen. Reg., Vol. v., pp. 248 and 9.] Chil.,

  1. Mary Clark, b. in Watertown, Dec. 10, 1640; ra., Dec. 27, 1655, William Locke, of Woburn.
  2. Elizabeth Clark, b. in Watertown, Nov. 26. 1642; m., 1659, George Brush, of Wobum.
  3. Hannah Clark, b. in Watertown, Feb. 13, 1645-6; m., 1667, William Frissell, of Concord, who d. 1684.
  4. Lydia Clark, married, and was left a widow with 2 drs.

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(I.) HUGH CLARKE, settled first in Watertown, where he had three children born. Afterwards he moved to Roxbury : was admitted freeman May 30, 1660, Mem. Art. Co., 1666, and d. in Roxbury July' 20, 1693. His wife, ELIZABETH, d. 1692. Whether he had other children born after his removal to Roxbury, not ascertained.

  1. John Clark, b. in Watertown, Oct., 1641.
  2. Uriah Clark, b. in Watertown. June 5, 1644; adm. freeman May 5, 1685; d. in Fram., Feb. 24, 1725.
  3. Elizabeth Clark, b. in Watertown, Jan. 31, 1647-8; m. Joseph Buckminster, of Roxbury, who d. 1668, and his wid. was buried in Framingham. Chil.,
    1. Joseph Clark, b. July 31, 1666. [For his family and descendants, see Barry, p. 200.] 2. Elizabeth (posthumous), bap. in Roxbury, Jan. 10, 1668-9.

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(II.) JOHN CLARKE, born Oct. 1641 of Roxbury, afterwards of New Cambridge (Newton). His ovni age, and the date of the marriage of his eldest son, render it very probable that he had three wives—that by the first he had his son John,—that he married second, 1680, LYDIA BUCKMINSTER. The next year, 1681, his father conveyed to him 67 acres of land in New Cambridge, where he m., 1684, ELIZABETH NORMAN. His Will was proved Mar. 25, 1695. His Inventory, X660.

  1. John Clark (born <1676?), of Newton, m. 1697, Ann Pierce, of Dorchester.
    1. Mary Clark,b. 1698.
    2. John Clark, b. Sept. 22, 1700; d. in Waltham, May 31, 1773.
    3. Thomas Clark, b. 1704 ; m., 1728, Mary Brown, and d. at Hop., June 30, 1775.
      1. Peter Clark, b. 1729.
      2. Jonas Clark, b. 1730; grad. Harvard Coll., 1752; was ord. in Lex., where he d. 1805. He m. in Lex., Sept. 21, 1757, Lucy Bowes, and had,
        1. Thomas Clark, b. July 6, d. Nov. 19, 1758.
        2. Jonas Clark, b. Nov. 27, 1759.
        3. Mary Clark, b. May 4, 1762.
        4. Elizabeth Clark, b. June 2, 1763.
        5. William Clark, b. June 20, 1764.
        6. Peter Clark, b. Nov. 25, 1765.
        7. Lydia Clark, b. Mar. 2, 1767.
        8. Lydia Clark, b. Mar. 20, 1768.
        9. Martha Clark, b. Oct. 28, 1770.
        10. Sarah Clark, b. Nov. 10, 1774.
        11. Isaac Clark, b. June 29, 1779.
        12. Henry Clark, b. Nov. 29, 1780.
      3. Thomas Clark.
      4. Penuel Clark, &c., &c.
    4. Isaac Clark, b. 1707; m. (Ist), Experience Wilson; moved to Hop.; had a 2d wife, and numerous children.
    5. Atherton Clark, h. 1711; m. Patience ; settled in Hop., and had chil.
  2. William Clark, b. June 20, 1686; of Newton ; d. 1737; by wife Hannah, had, Caleb, William, Sarah, and Joanna.
  3. Ann Clark, b. 1688; (?) m., in Wat, Ap. 24, 1712, John Billings, of Concord.
  4. Martha Clark, b. 1690.
  5. Esther Clark, b. 1692.
  6. Hannah Clark, b. 1693.
  7. Moses Clark, b. 1695.


(II.) URIAH CLARKE,  b. in Watertown. June 5, 1644; moved from Roxbury back to Watertown about 1693. He, then of Muddy River, bought. Mar. 20. 1692-3, of John Nevinson, for £260, a house and 100 acres of land in Watertown He probably m. his 1st wife, MARY, in Roxbury, and had several chil. b. there. He m. (2d), in Watertown, Nov. 21, 1700, MARTHA PEASE, of Camb. His Will, dated Watertown, May 7, 1721 (eon Richard, exec'r, and Col. Jonas Bond and Thos. Strait, overseers), mentions wife Martha, son Peter, son John, d., who left a wid. and one child ; to Elizabeth Hastings, a pair of gloves, in remembrance of son Thomas (whose estate was administered, Ap. 27, 1722 ; by his brothers Richard and Benjamin) ; sons Richard, Benjamin, Uriah, Nathaniel, and Samuel, drs. Mary Kimball, and Hannah Clarke.

  1. John Clark, d. previous to 1721, leaving wid. and one child.
  2. Thomas Clark, d. about 1721, unm.
  3. Mary Clark, m. June 14, 1717, John Kimball, Jr. [Kemball, 8.]1726.
  4. Hannah Clark, living 1721.
  5. Richard Clark, d. Nov. 6, 1760.
  6. Uriah  Clark(perhaps his eldest son), bap. in Roxbury, Aug. 26, 1683.
  7. Peter Clark, b. in Watertown, Mar. 12, 1693-4; d. 1768; grad. Harvard Coll., 1712; the learned minister of Danvers, father of Peter, grad. Harvard Coll., 1739 ; d. 1747; and of William, graA. Harvard Coll., 1759; d. 1815; Episcopal minister of Dedham.
  8. Benjamin Clark, b. Nov. 6, 1696 ; m., in Camb., May 8, 1721, Ltbia Holden. [12-1.1
  9. Nathaniel Clark, b. June 20, 1698; cordwainer; m.. June 13, 1726, Mart Wtman, of Woburn [Geneal. Reg. III., 37], and had,
    1. Nathaniel Clark, b. Oct. 10, 1727.
    2. Mary Clark, bap. Sept. 14, 1729.
    3. Benjamin Clark, b. Oct. 22, 1731.
  10. Samuel Clark, b. July 15, 1700; tailor; m., Dec. 2, 1736, Mart Corbit, and d. in Wahham, May 10, 1766, s. p.
  11. Susanna Clark, b. Nov. 13, 1701 ; d. young.
  12. Pease Clark, bap. Aug. 2, 1703; had son Uriah, b. in Fram., Oct. 9, 1728, posthumous.

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(IV.) Capt. JOHN CLARKE, of Newton, married Nov. 7, 1734, HANNAH CITTTING, of Waltham. [Cutting, 37.] About 1755, he, with his large family, moved to Waltham. He married second, Nov. 9, 1769, Mrs. ELIZABETH MANSFIELD (? relict of Samuel Mansfield [10]). He d. May 31, 1773.

  1. Sarah Clark, b. Mar. 9, 1736.
  2. John Clark, b. Jan. 12, 1738; a deacon, and many times a selectman, and assessor, of Waltham; m., 1762, Alice Greenwood, of Newton, who d. Oct. 28, 1792, aged 53. He was dismissed from Newton church to Waltham, Feb. 28, 1779, and d. July 23, 1799.
    1. Hannah Clark, b. Mar. 8, 1763; d. Aug. 26, 1804 ; m., Dec. 18, 1783, Gen. Jonathan Coolidge. [Coolidge, 386.]
    2. John Clark, a capt. of Waltham; m.. May 14, 1793, Lydia Sanderson. [Sanderson, 82,] Chil.,
      1. Alice Clark, b. Mar. 17, 1794; m. Rev. Thomas Worcester.
      2. John Clark, b. Mar. 14, 1796 ; grad. Harvard Univ., 1816; of Salem; d. 1851.
      3. Catherine Clark, b. Oct. 15, 1797 ; d. Oct. 18, 1798.
      4. Mary Clark, b. Aug. 26, 1799; d. Sept. 6, 1810.
      5. Calvin Clark, b. Ap. 16, 1801; m. Perkins, s. p.
      6. Lydia Clark, b. A p. 29, 1803 ; m. Nathaniel Hobart.
      7. Catherine Clark, b. May 25, 1805; m. Reed, of Boston.
      8. Martha Clark, b. June 17, 1808; m. Carter, of Boston.
      9. Cuther, b. July 30, 1810; grad. Harvard Univ., 1833; M.D., 18?3; M. M. S. S., of Boston.
    3. Sarah Clark, b. July 14, 1770 : m., Ap. 25, 1799, Jonas White, of Lincoln. [46.]
    4. Daniel Clark, b. Jan. 19, 1775; m., Ap. 19, 1804, Susanna Smith. [155.]
    5. Jonas Clark, b. Mar. 14, 1777; m.. Mar. 3, 1803, Alice Wellington. [144.]
      1. Eliza Clark, b. Nov. 21, 1803; m., Nathaniel Maynard.
      2. Charles Clark, b. Sept. 30, 1805.
      3. Jonas Clark, b. Oct. 31, 1807.
      4. Maria Clark, b. Mar. 2, 1810; unm.
      5. Mary Ann Clark, b. Feb. 5, 1812; unm.
      6. William Wellington Clark, b. July 30, 1814.
      7. Alden Clark, grad. Harvard Univ. 1843, and died same year.
      8. Edward Clark, d.
      9. Alice Clark.
    6. Mary Clark, b. Mar. 10, 1779. 7. Edward, b. May 26. 1782.
  3. Hannah Clark, b. Jan. 15, 1740; m., Ap. 6, 1762, Dea. Elijah Livermore. [Livermore, 226.] She d. in Livermore, Me., Mar. 17, 1827.
  4. Daniel Clark, b. and d. 1742.
  5. Margaret Clark, b. July 7, 1743; m., Feb. 14, 1764, George Dajja, of Camb. (Brighton).
  6. Esther Clark, b. and d. 1744.
  7. Lydia Clark, b. February 24, 1746; m., April 16, 1769, Abuah Felch, of Weston. [Felch, 10.]
  8. ElizABETH Clark, b. June 3, 1747; m., July 4, 1771, Capt. Isaac Gleason. [Gleason, 4.]
  9. Nathaniel Clark, b. Mar. 1, 1749.
  10. Robert Clark, b. May 28, 1750; d. 1751.
  11. Susanna Clark, b. Ap. 24, 1752; d. 1795; m., Jan. 2, 1777, Josiah Brown. [292.]
  12. Cutting Clark, b. Feb. 24, 1754; settled in Livermore, Me.; had a family, and lived to advanced age.

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(III) RICHARD CLARKE, of Watertown, m. (1st), MARY . She d. Aug. 1728. aged 30, and he m. (2d), Oct. 6, 1741, ANNA, wid. of Nathaniel Bright, Jr! [Bright, 88], and dr. of Capt. Nathaniel Bowman. [17.]

  1. Joanna Clark, b. Aug. 3-1, 1715; m., Nov. 16, 1746, James Lawton, of Leicester.
  2. Rebecca Clark, b. Aug. 15, 1717; m., Mar. 29, 1762, Master Nathaniel HAaRiNGTON. [Harrington, 190.]
  3. Uriah Clark, b. May 26, 1721; "of Leicester;" ra., in Watertown, Sept 16, 1743, Ruth Hastings. [Hastings, 22-2.] Chil. all b. in Watertown,
    1. Mary Clark, b. Aug. 23, 1744; m., 1763, Thomas Johnson, of Charlestown.
    2. Uriah Clark, h. Aug. 10, 1746.
    3. Ruth Clark, b. Ap. 23, 1748.
    4. Thomas Clark, and
    5. Richard Clark (twins), b. July 7, 1750 ; both d. young.
    6. Uriah Clark, b. Aug. 29, 1752.
    7. Rebecca Clark, b. Oct. 12, 1754.
    8. DavidClark, b. Dec. 31, 1756.
  4. Thomas Clark, b. Oct. 3, 1722 ; m., Sarah Bright. [Bright, 92.]
    1. Thomas Clark, h. Feb. 26, 1762 ; of Waltham; m., Ap. 13, 1784, Sarah Sanderson. [Sanderson, 80.] Chil.,
      1. Sarah Clark, b. Aug. 30, 1784.
      2. Thomas Clark, b. Sept. 12, 1786.
      3. John Clark, b. Nov. 5, 1788.
      4. Hannah Bond Clark, b. Jan. 10, 1790.
      5. Lydia Clark, b. July 14, 1793.
      6. Mary Clark, b. Mar. 9, 1796.
      7. Josiah Clark, b. May 31, 1798 ; d. Mar., 1800.
      8. Josiah Sanderson Clark, b. July 5, 1801.
      9. William Clark, b. June 10, 1804.
    2. Sarah Clark, b. July 9, 1764.
    3. Hannah Bond Clark, b. July 14, 1766.
    4. Peter Clark, b. Jan. 4, 1769; m. (1st), Jan. 28, 1796, Sally Grant [Grant, 25], and he m. (2d), May 29, 1803, Rebecca Parker. Chil.,
      1. Sarah Grant Clark, bap. Aug. 26, 1798; d. young.
      2. Peter Bright Clark, b. May 2, 1804.
      3. Isaac Grant Clark, b. Jan. 18, 1806.
      4. Harriet Rebecca Clark, b. Nov. 22, 1807.
      5. Sarah Grant Clark, b. Mar. 10, 1810.
  5. Martha Clark, b. Feb. 4, 1724-5.
  6. Ruth Clark, b. July 5, 1726; m., June 1, 1749, Samuel Coolidge. [Coolidge, 176.]
  7. Richard Clark, bap. July 16, 1732 ; by wife Elizabeth, had,
    1. Eliznbeth Clark,b. Aug. 4, 1762; m., June 20, 1782, Hugh Mason. [Mason, 122.]
    2. Rebecca Clark, b. Ap. 28, 1768 ; m., Dec. 20, 1787, Benjamin Hastings. [Hastings, 92.]
  8. Benjamin Clark, bap. Feb. 24, 1733-4.

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James Clark, and Sarah Kent, both of Weston, m., Sept. 9, 1762. Chil.,

1. Nathan Clark, h. July 9, 1763.

2. Sarah Clark, b. Jan. 1, 1765.

3. Rusha (Jerusha) Clark, b. June 23, 1766.

 

Isaac Clarke, of Weston, and Elizabeth Hill, of Camb., pub. Ap. 18, 1764. 

 

William Clarke, of Waltham, m., Oct. 7, 1789, Sarah Ryand (Rand ?). He d. Oct. 18, 1793, leaving son William, b. July 29, 1790; d. young.

Capt WiLliAM Clarke, of Gageborough (? Gainsborough) ; d. in Waltham. Sept. 22, 1775.

 

Dr. William Clarke, of Boston, d. in Waltham, July 29, 1788, aged 35.

 

Mary Clarke, d. May 27, 1796, aged 33.

 

Abigail Clarke, and Jason Rice, both of Sud., m., in Watertown, May 31, 1722.

 

Lydia Clarke, m., in Watertown, Aug. 16, 1735, Augdstus Hale, of Boston.

 

Mary Clarke, m.. Mar. 1, 1742-3, Samoel Whitney.