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Rev. David Clark (b. Abt. 1737, d. Abt. 1802)David Clark (son of Jonathan Clark and Hannah Potter) was born Abt. 1737 in Rahway, Essex, New Jersey, and died Abt. 1802 in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey.He married Sarah Winans on Abt. 1760, daughter of Jonathan Winans and Susannah Mills.
Notes for David Clark:
I am listing David Clark as the son of Jonathan Clark. This is speculation.
Rev. David Clark #7062 born 1737-39, Occ. Minister, married circa 1767, Sarah Winans #7061, born 25 Sep 1737, (daughter of Jonathan Winans #7057 and Susannah Mills #7058) died Aug 1807, Basking Ridge, NJ.Rev. died circa1802, Basking Ridge, NJ.
The parentage of Rev. David Clark has to this time not been established.He may be the son of Jonathan (3), Samuel (2), Richard (1).Jonathan had a son David who was under age at the time of Jonathan's will in 1748.C. C. Gardner had Jonathan's son as the David Clark [#17 in this program and a direct ancestor of Harman Clark, Jr.] who married Sarah Clark, [daughter of Joshua (3), Richard (1)]; however,that David Clark [#17] died 3 April 1779 at the age of 60, so would not have been under age at the time of Jonathan's will in 1748.Rev. David Clark would, however, have been under age in 1748 and would, to that extent, "fit" as a son of Jonathan.The naming patterns of the children of Rev. David Clark, could be largely explained by reference to the family of his wife, Sarah Winans, but bear little relationship to Jonathan (3) Clark.
J.C. Cox who collected Clark materials around the turn of the century (1900)made as his "guess", with no documentation, that Rev. David Clark was the son of Jonathan.C.C. Gardner in another context,refers to J.C. Cox asone "whose information is not especially reliable".On the other hand Gardner, usually quite reliable, had David Clark #17 as the son of Jonathan, despite including both David's birth date and the abstract of Jonathan's Will, which negated David as his son.
A key for further research is to see if the N.J. records show guardianships for the children of Jonathan Clark, who died 1748, and whose will does not mention a wife.Those four children, specified as "under age" in Jonathan's will, were probably orphans.
See the book on History of Mt. Pulaski, IL (1836-1986).Three photo-copied pages were sent to Harman Clark, Jr. by Cheryl Rothwell.On page numbered 171 appears a column headed "The Clark Family" and marked as "submitted by Glenna Gandy Carlson.It contains no documentation but reads as follows:
"Three Clark brothers and the son of a fourth brother were early settlers in the 'Lost Tract' later known as Yankeetown.They were the sons of David Clark and Sarah Winans both of Essex and Somerset County, New Jersey.The brothers were descended from Richard Clark [*born in 1640, Suffolk County, England, and emigrated to the New Haven Colony before 1660.Then he moved to Suffolk County, New York, where he married Elizabeth Moore, daughter of Thomas. -- we have placed this part of the quotation with an * and in brackets because we believe it to be inaccurate and wish to emphasize the inaccuracy].Richard and Elizabeth settled in Elizabethtown, Essex County, New Jersey, where he had been listed as an Associate in 1668.His son, Samuel Clark, was born in Southhold, New York about 1670 and moved to Elizabethtown with his parents in 1678, where he and his wife Susanna lived.His will dated in 1715, lists his son, Jonathan Clark.Jonathan and his wife, Hannah, both died by 1748 and their son, David, born in 1737 was one of four minor children named in his will dated September 6, 1748.In 1758, David married Sarah Winans, widow of Jacob Scudder and the mother of two young sons.She was descended from John Winans; Cornelius Melyn; Lt. William Palmer of Yarmouth, Massachusetts and Rev. Thomas Denham of Rye, New York.David and Sarah's children, who settled in the Mt. Pulaski area, were James, David, John and Isaac."The submission by Carlson then continues with narrative concerning the descendants, which will be found under their entries.As a concluding sentence she writes:"A number of descendants of these four brothers presently live in Mt. Pulaski and Chestnut."
More About David Clark and Sarah Winans:
Marriage: Abt. 1760
Children of David Clark and Sarah Winans are:
- +Isaac Clark, b. Abt. 1780, Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey30, d. November 10, 1846, Fulton County, Illinois31, 32.