Deacon Simeon Clark & his wife Betsey “Betty” Hall are my husband’s paternal 4th great granduncle & aunt.
Transcription of headstone of Deacon Simeon Clark
Dea. Simeon Clark died 9 Dec 1793 aged 70
Transcription of headstone of Betsey Clark
In memory of Mrs. Betsey Clark relict of Dea. Simeon Clark who died Aug. 5, 1817 AEt. 80
You may visit their findagrave memorials here #19037680 and #19057076
This is an interesting branch of the family and Deacon Simeon Clark is often referenced in two books I own, about Keene.
A short biographical sketch about Deacon Simeon Clark is located on page 584 in the book Very Poor and of a Lo Make by Abner Sagner.
Also on this page is mention of Jesse Clark (brother of Deacon Simeon Clark) who is also a 4th great granduncle to my husband.
“Clark, Deacon Simeon (1723-1793), and his wife Betty Hall (1730-1817) came from Wrentham, Mass. (whre the first two of their eight children were born) to Keene in about 1760. In addition to the important position of church deacon he was three times elected selectman.”
When my husband, Ron, and I visited Keene, New Hampshire several years ago, we spent time at the Historical Society, the newspaper, the local bookstore, and, of course, several cemeteries.
It was during this visit that I purchased two books.
Very Poor and of a Lo Make by Abner Sanger (a daily journal of early life in Keene) – published in 1987, ISBN 0-914339-17-6.
The other book I purchased was History of the Town of Keene from 1732 when the township was granted by Massachusetts, to 1874, when it became a city, by S.G. Griffin, M.A. Published in 1904, ISBN 0-917890-21-3
Deacon Simeon Clark is listed in this book on pages: 148,150,151,161, 216, 218, 219, 232, 235, 237, 276, 284, 296, 588, 671 and 672.
You don’t have to buy this book to read it. It is available for download or reading at this site https://archive.org/details/historyoftownofk00grif
Both of these books have been invaluable in learning about the history of the Hall family and all their connections, in New Hampshire.
The Clark also spelled Clarke, family is linked several times to the Hall family. With a small community there are a limited number of families. You will usually find families intermarrying. Brothers and sisters marrying into the same families.
I’ve done a lot of research on Ron’s family going back to 9th and 10th great grandparents. There’s a lot more work to do and I enjoy every minute of it.
Remember, if you think you might be related to anyone mentioned in this blog post, please contact me.
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