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Clark families of Hartwick
Posted by: Douglas V. Smith (ID *****3731) Date: February 22, 2004 at 11:38:38
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Joseph Clark is considered an "early settler" of what is now the Town of Hartwick. His first wife Elizabeth died in 1801 and he remarried Sarah who died in 1821. Joseph Clark died in 1831, aged 83, and is buried together with his two wives and a few other family members in "Pleasant Valley Cemetery." Joseph and Sarah were founding members of the Hartwick Baptist Church.

Joseph and Elizabeth apparently had eight children although I lack confirmation of all of them. I believe their names were Mercy, Joseph Jr., Elizabeth, John W., Charlotte, Thomas, Thurston, and Samuel. Mercy married Luther Hill near Adams, Mass., and they may never have come to Hartwick -- removing directly to Ridgeway, Orleans County, NY, where they are buried. Joseph Jr. and Samuel may have started families in Hartwick and then removed westward; some say Samuel went to Eaton, Madison County. John W. Clark was still in Hartwick in 1831 at the time of his father's death, but I lose him thereafter. Elizabeth married Hezekiah Smith in Hartwick and removed to Mansfield, Cattaraugus County, NY. Charlotte married Samuel Coe of Madison County. Thurston married Lydia Rockwell and removed first to Allegany County, NY, and then to Fond du Lac County, WI. Thomas is said to have married Lydia Richards and to have died in Hartwick but I have seen no proof of that.

Can anyone supply ANY details regarding this family?


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