Nathan Clark (II), born 17 April 1703 to Nathan Clark (I) appears to be the first in our family to move to Stoughton in 1730. He married Jemima Etheridge, both of Stoughton, & their intent to marry was entered August ye 22 1730, and were posted by law (VR Stoughton: Stoughton 1727-1800, Canton 1797-1845 preceded by the records of the South Precinct of Dorchester 1715-1727, p25); presumed son of Nathan Clark I, of Braintree (VR Braintree p 699), both of Stoughton were Joyned together in marriage 1 Oct. 1730 by Samuel Dunbar, Pastor. (p31). Nathan II was c27, Jemima c16. She was very young to marry, he slightly over ten years older.
This record could be of either Nathan Clark born 1703, or his father Nathan Clark born 1678, but I suspect the younger. In 1740 the inhabitants of the area "of the Southerly part of Stoughton," petitioned the governor to be set off as a separate town, heard in Boston 8 June 1739. The last name on this list is Nathan Clark. (Sharon, Massachusetts, A History, Publication of the Sharon Historical Society, Blue Mustang Press, Boston, 2006, page ix - this record is not indexed!)
For Year 1753 Aprill 15. Nathan Clark was Received into the Church: from the 1st Church: in this Town at Stoughton
A Nathan Clark lived in Sharon adjacent to the land whereupon a furnace was constructed to produce "holloware" iron on 27 March 1762 (Sharon, Massachusetts, A History, Publication of the Sharon Historical Society, Blue Mustang Press, Boston, 2006, p65).
We have yet no clear death record of this Nathan Clark, nor his father. There is a 1790 census record of a Nathan Clark in Foxborough (but this was a common given name!). If he lived the canonical "three score and ten," then he may have died c1773.
A Nathan Clark died "at Sheffield" in 1760 (VR Medfield p370). (Sheffield is out by the Connecticut River.)
There is a Suffolk County Nathan Clark probate adminstration in 1777 (16164).
There is a Suffolk County Nathaniel Clark administration in 1784 (18231).
Jemima Etheridge Clark, wife of Nathan Clark, II, died 22 June 1793 at age
79 in Foxborough (VR Foxborough p205), so she was born c1714.
Documented Children of Nathan Clark and Jemima Etheridge Clark of Stoughton/Stoughtonham/Sharon:
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