(3) Ichabod Clark was born 23 April 1716 in Middleborough, Plymouth Co. to Nathan Clark and Jemima Jewett Staples Clark (who died 25 April 1716). Ichabod Clark apparently followed his eldest brother, Nathan, to Stoughton (south part which became Sharon). Int to marry between Ichabod Clark of ***n and Sarah Wittamore of Malden entered 20 Dec. 1740 (The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Stoughton 1727-1800 and in the Town of Canton 1797-1845 preceded by the records of the south precinct of Dorchester from 1715 to 1727 p29). Ichabod Clark married in Malden on 20 Dec. 1740 Sarah Whittemore, born c1714? who died 1792. Ichabod Clark died in 1805.
Sarah Whittemore was born in Malden, MA to Daniel Whittemore, who was born 1663, and who married Lydia Bassett of Bridgewater, d 1756. Lydia Basset(t), Daniel Whittemore's wife and Sarah Whittemore Clark's mother was born in Bridgewater, Plymouth Co. They had 10 children, the last of whom was Sarah. No date of birth was found for Sarah Whittemore in the Malden records, but she was no 10. The ninth child William was born in 1709 so Sarah was probably born 1710-1714. She is listed in Daniel Whittemore's as Sarah Clark.
Records were searched for Stoughton, Sharon, Canton and surrounding areas.
(Whittemore). Ichabod and Sarah were married in Mauldin. Copied from the book entitled The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town of Stoughton 1727-1800 and in the Town of Canton 1797-1845 preceded by the records of the south precinct of Dorchester from 1715 to 1727.
Intention of marriage of Ichabod Clark of **** & Sarah Whittamore of Malden entered Dec 20, 1740. (page 29). Listed under MALDEN: March 30, 1741 - Ichabod Clark of Stoughton and Sarah Whittemore of Malden by the Rev Joseph Stimpson. (p 267).
They settled in Stoughton, probably the area later called Stoughtonham, now called Sharon by 23 Feb. 1741-2 for the birth of Nehemiah. All births are subsequently recorded in Stoughtonham, which became Sharon.
There are two birth records for Silvanus Clark, one in Stoughton (Sharon did not exist at the time of his birth), and one in the Sharon Vital Records book is discussed more extensively in the section on Silvanus Clark. Births: Silvanus s(on) of Jer***h (Jeremiah), baptized Aug --1743.
Another interesting side note is an article in the Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the families of Massachusetts. Vol II under Joseph Clark, page 868. Abijah(1785), son of Abijah(1755), son of John(1725), son of Jonathan(1700), son of Solomon(1678), son of Joseph(1642)(this is clearly the Medfield Joseph), son of the original Joseph. Abijah Clark was born at South Franklin, inherited his father's farm, conducted it successfully. In the latter part of his life he was a cripple and for the last seven years before his death was unable to leave the house. He had a fine voice, and sang in Dr. EMMONS'S church, where he and his wife were members. It looks like this line began at Dedham, went to Medfield (Solomon), then to Wrentham(John), then to South Franklin. (The name Emmons appears in our family as Frank Emmons Clark)
1776 Admitted into the Church May, 19: Sarah Clark.
Sarah Clark, wife of Ichabod, died 7 April 1792 in her 78th year (p 158) (VR Sharon)(e.g. born 1714) and was buried 9 April (Rev. Curtis' notebook) presumably in Sharon.
Ichebud (sic) Clark, died 20 Sept 1805 in his 89th yr.(p 158) (VR Sharon). Ichabod Clark is reputedly buried in Granby, MA, West Cemetery "23 Sept. 1805, age 90 years" [GR] p568 Vital Records of Granby (transcribed by Carlton O. Hommel, available on durhamwilcox.net/ma/granby_m1.html). The Findagrave image is shown below. However, on 14 May 2015, I could not find this stone in West Cemetery, Granby. I was advised that Mr. Kevin Brooks had complete cemetery records for Granby, and he confirmed that he had no record of a burial (or stone) of Ichabod or Samuel! It is possible that he does not have records of very old burials, although I believe he indicated that he did. So the stone exists, it is just not clear where at this particular time! His son Samuel Clark is supposedly buried in the same cemetery, same source, and I could not find this stone either, nor his wife. I also searched North Cemetery at ~200 Batchelor Street, Granby. There are a lot of Clarks buried here, but apparently not ours. Granby is just north of Ludlow, south of Amherst, between the Quabbin Reservoir and the Connecticut river. Moses Clark of Medfield, who owned the house on 63 South Street in which Oliver Anson Clark resided, was supposedly born in Ludlow. We have a lot of elusive connections to this area, or appear to have. Beware the Ides of March and common given names, as there were Clarks who settled here as early as those in Boston and who have the same given names as ours.
Children (first three children remained in Sharon):
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