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Elias Clark (b. Abt. 1741, d. 1803)Elias Clark (son of James Clark and Anna Wood) was born Abt. 1741, and died 1803.He married Elizabeth Clark, daughter of Benjamin Clark.
Notes for Elias Clark:
"Elias came up from Rahway, and settled on Stony Hill on No. 47 of the Elizabethtown lots"
Genealogies of the First Settlers of Passaic Valley ; by John Littell
Elias Clark, son of James 4, Richard 3, Richard 2, R ichard & Elizabeth Clarke 1, b. abt. 1741, m. Elizabeth (Betsy) Clark. Elias served in Revolutionary Army. [Ref: Genealogical Collections, C.C.Gardner p. 123] Elizabeth Clark: Littell says d/o Benjamin Clark of Rahway, page 25. [Ref: Genealogical Collections, C.C.Gardner p. 123]
His will was written on 17 May 1803, and proved on Jun 9 of the same year. The will provided a wealth of information. It was co-executed by his brother-in-law, William Fletcher. He names most of his children, all with their married names. And finally he names a few grandchildren and their relationship.
Littell in his book on Passaic valley settlers, 1852, claimed that Elias had a half sister, Joanna Clark, who married Peter Lyon. This would mean that either Elias' mother had a child from a different father or his father had a child from a different mother. His father's will does not mention Joanna Clark.[Brøderbund Family Archive #310, Ed. 1, Census Index: Colonial America, 1607-1789, Date of Import: Nov 4, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.310.1.322.173]
Individual: Clark, Elias
County/State: Essex Co., NJ
Page #: 003
Census type code: Tax List
The following additional information is provided about the record source: JULY ASSESSMENT
More About Elias Clark:
Fact 1: County/State: Essex Co., NJ.33
Fact 2: Location: Springfield.33
Fact 3: Page #: 003.33
Fact 4: Year: 1781.33
Fact 6: Census type code: Tax List.33
Children of Elias Clark and Elizabeth Clark are:
- +Elizabeth Betsey Clark, b. June 3, 1777, NJ, d. February 3, 1860, Miami County, Ohio34.