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The Clark Branch
David Clark was born about 1720 in Concord, Massachusetts. By 1765 he was an established resident of Ashburnham, MA. Tradition says his children were born in Concord, but no records can be found to prove that. David Clark and three of his sons served in the Revolutionary War. David died of cancer on October 29, 1800. Children of David Clark were 1. Molly Clark, born in Ashburnham, MA; died May 18, 1824 2. David Clark, Jr., born October 19, 1758 in Concord, MA (?) 3. Daniel Clark, born 1760, Ashburnham, MA 4. Benjamin Clark, born 1762, Ashburnham, MA
David Clark, Jr. was born October 19, 1758. He served during the Revolutionary War for a one year term. He served in the Continental Army from March 1781 to December 21, 1783 in the Company of Captain Kilby Smith in the 6th Massachusetts Regiment and then with the same company in the 2nd MA Regiment after the 6th reduced. David married Sarah Davis, daughter of Deliverance Davis and Dorothy ____ on July 17, 1791 in Ashburnham. She was born February 18, 1767 in Ashburnham, MA and died October 10, 1823 in Westminster, VT. David died July 5, 1841 in Ashburnham, MA.
Children of David Clark, Jr. and Sarah Davis were 1. Levi Clark, born February 15, 1792, Ashburnham, MA 2. Lucy Clark, born February 15, 1792, Ashburnham, MA 3. Deliverance Clark, born December 31, 1793, Ashburnham, MA 4. Dorothy Clark, born October 28, 1795, Ashburnham, MA 5. Grata Clark, born August 16, 1797, Ashburnham, MA 6. Lydia Clark, born August 8, 1799, Ashburnham, MA 7. Sarah Clark, born January 17, 1804, Ashburnham, MA 8. Infant Clark, born & died July 30 1806, Ashburnham, MA 9. George Washington Clark, born October 21, 1810, Ashburnham, MA
Levi Clark was born February 15, 1792 in Ashburnham, MA. He married Abigail Pratt, daughter of Job Pratt and Mercy Williams. She was born July 27 1787 in Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire and she died October 8, 1859 in Ashburnham, MA. Levi was a farmer and he died January 19, 1862 in Ashburnham, MA. Children of Levi Clark and Abigail Pratt were 1. George P. Clark, born November 30, 1814, Ashburnham, MA 2. Emerline W. Clark, born June 16, 1816, Ashburnham, MA 3. Luthera Clark, born June 26 1818, Ashburnham, MA 4. Charles Clark, born May 29, 1820, Ashburnham, MA 5. Luther G. Clark, born March 31, 1822, Ashburnham, MA 6. Sarah Davis Clark, born June 27, 1824, Ashburnham, MA 7. Joseph Elliot Clark, born July 26, 1826, Ashburnham, MA 8. Dorothy Clark, born September 18, 1828, Ashburnham, MA
Luther G. Clark was born March 31, 1822 in Ashburnham, MA. He married (1) Mary C. Corey on March 31, 1841 in Ashburnham, MA. She was the daughter of Stillman Corey and Martha Brigham. She was born August 3, 1823 in Ashburnham, MA. Mary died January 23, 1870 in Ashburnham, MA. Luther married (2) Charlena Buzzell Tilton on January 27 1885 in Ashburnham, MA. She was the daughter of Reuben Buzzell and Eliza Cook. Luther served in the Civil War in Company F, 25th Reigment mustered into service in Worcester, MA in September 1861. By October 31, 1861, he was on his way to North Carolina and Virginia. He participated in the battles of Cold Harbor and engagements near Richmond, VA. In October 1864, the re-enlisted veterans formed a battalion of 4 companies and remained in service until July 13, 1865. Luther served he was discharged at New Berne, North Carolina for a disability on March 12, 1863. Children of Luther G. Clark and Mary Corey were 1. Alfred Clark, born February 4, 1842, Ashburnham, MA 2. Sarah M. Clark, born February 15, 1844, Ashburnham, MA 3. Mary Elizabeth Clark, born June 7, 1846, Ashburnham, MA 4. Lucy Ann Clark, born February 8, 1849, Ashburnham, MA 6. Georgianna Clark, born July 28, 1854, Ashburnham, MA 7. John L. Clark, born April 7, 1856, Ashburnham, MA 8. Jennie L. Clark, born October 15, 1858, Ashburnham, MA
Martin Van Buren Davis was born January 6, 1839 in Westmoreland, Cheshire County, NH, son of Amos and Cynthia (Coombs) Davis. He married (1) Sarah M. Clark, daughter of Luther Clark and Mary Corey in 1863 in Ashburnham, MA. She was born February 15, 1844 and died August 19, 1870. Martin then married (2) Sarah's sister, Eliza E. Clark on January 4, 1872 in Ashburnham, MA. Eliza was born about 1852 and she died August 30, 1920. Martin served in the Civil War in the 2nd Regiment, Company D, New Hampshire Infantry. He enlisted on September 9, 1861 and was mustered on September 17 at Concord, NH. This regiment was attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, in McDowell's Army of Northeastern Virginia until August 1861. Martin was discharged on June 19, 1863 at Concord, NH. He had contracted malaria. Martin received a pension as a result of this illness. Martin died June 2, 1911 in Gardner, MA. Martin, Sarah and Eliza are all buried in New Cemetery in Ashburnham, MA. Children of Martin Van Buren Davis and Sarah Clark were 1. Herbert F. Davis, born June 29, 1866 2. Arthur L. Davis, born June 23, 1869 Children of Martin Van Buren Davis and Eliza E. Clark were 1. Lottie M. Davis, born December 6 1876
Hugh Clark Hunter was born November 10, 1878 in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England. He married Emma Jane Davis on June 27, 1900 in the home of Emma's parents, Martin Van Buren Davis and Eliza Clark. Emma was born on May 14, 1879 in Ashburnham, MA. She died May 4, 1966 in Gardner, MA. Hugh Clark Hunter was a veteran of the Spanish American War and fought in Cuba. He served in the House of Representatives for two terms from 1936-1940. He later became the Commissioner of Veteran's Benefits in 194 1. Hugh also worked as a silversmith for Frank W. Smith's Silver Shop. Hugh was the last surviving veteran of the Spanish American War in Gardner, MA when he died on June 5, 1962. Hugh and Emma Jane Hunter are buried at Crystal Lake Cemetery in Gardner, MA. Children of Hugh Clark Hunter and Emma Jane Davis were 6. Robert Hunter, born 1910 in Gardner, MA
Lillian Mae Hunter was born October 2, 1902 in Gardner, MA. She married Harry Chester Rice on November 25, 1926 in Gardner, MA. Harry was the son of George Rice and Clara Norton. He was born February 25, 1899 in Worcester, Worcester County, MA. Harry served in WWI, WWII, and the Korean Conflict. During WWI, Harry was a second class radio operator onboard the USS Cohassett. He switched over to the Army Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant when WWII broke out. He spent time in the European Theater and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. His duties were in communications with the Ninth Air Force serving in England, Italy, southern France and North Africa. Harry died on September 8, 1966 in Smyrna, Tennessee. Lillian married (2) Leo Drake, Sr. on September 5, 1969. Leo was the son of Julius Drake and Laura Allen. Leo was born February 29, 1892 and died February 18, 1979 in Smyrna, Tennessee. Lillian died November 30, 1989 in Tullahoma, Tennessee. Harry and Lillian are buried in Green Bower Cemetery, Gardner, MA. Leo Drake is buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Children of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter are
Lawrence James Nee was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He married Marilyn Annalee Rice in Gardner, MA. Marilyn was born in Gardner, MA. She is the daughter of Harry Chester Rice and Lillian Mae Hunter of Gardner, MA. Larry was a reporter for the Gardner News and when they moved from Massachusetts to Tennessee, Larry got a job at the Tullahoma News as a reporter and photographer.