Catherine Clarke1

Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Ralph Clarke2 d. bt Oct 1797 - Nov 1797
Mother*Mary Hinds3 d. Sep 1786
Marriage*June 1787She married Andrew Bell, son of Robert Bell and Frances Booth, in June 1787.1,2
Marriage Settlement4 September 1788A memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement dated 4 September 1788 was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part, and Ralph Clarke Jr. of Drumheel and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, second daughter of the said Ralph Clarke Jr. of Creevy in the county of Longford, and William Hinds of the Hill in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part. Reciting that Andrew Bell, for consideration of the marriage settlement, did give, grant and settle upon Catherine Clarke, otherwise Bell, in case there shall be male issue living of said marriage, the sum of £80 yearly during her natural life, and in case there shall be no male issue living of the marriage, then in such event, the said Catherine Bell, otherwise Clarke is to receive the sum of £100 to her yearly and every year during her natural life in case she shall outlive her husband, Andrew Bell, in lieu of the sum of £80 yearly, to be issuing and payable out of that part of the lands of Adleny in the county of Cavan identified in the original marriage settlement agreement. The memorial deed was signed and witnessed and was recorded on 27 November 1788.4
(Daughter 2) Estate and LandHer father's will began with his direction to be interred in the Churchyard of Kilmore. He then directed that his estate, which he described as his substance and chattel, real and personal, shall be put in trust and named John Bell of Creevy, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell as trustees. His will identified the contents of the trust to be as follows: His title to the towns and lands of Cornadowagh in County Longford, Drumheel, Drumhat, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Killycreeny, Urney, Cornaseer, Aghaconny with the mill thereon, the part of Croaghan called Shrainacoshi, Brockahusna, and the oak wood called Shanna Wood all in County Cavan in trust.

He directed that his daughter Martha Bell alias Clarke be permitted to hold an equal half of said lands for her life with power should she die without male or female issue to charge same with £600 by deed or will, but should she leave issue to devise sesame to said issue as she thinks proper, failing said issue, same to his grandson Ralph Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his grandson Richard Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell and her male issue, failing such to my daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell alias Clarke to be disbursed of by her will as she thinks proper. Ralph devised the other half of his said lands to his daughter Catherine Bell alias Clarke for her life and at her decease to her issue as she thinks proper by deed or will, and should she leave no issue, then to her and her heirs as she shall devise.

In case of the death of his daughter Martha without issue as aforesaid, and she die before his grandson Ralph Bell was 21, his trustees were directed to receive the profits thereof for his use until he was 21.

He stated his desire that said Ralph Bell, or any other heirs of said lands, shall take the surname of Clarke.

He bequeathed £500 to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be invested for her use. He gave £570 remainder of the partition with his daughter to his son-in-law Richard Bell. To his sister Catherine Stephens alias Clarke he gave £20, and to his natural daughter Ann Rutledge, wife to Charles Rutledge of Belturbet, he bequeathed £10 a year for her life payable to her by his two daughters equally.

He directed that is devises or legatees who shall succeed to his estate were to keep his hounds for hunting and support them out of his property or to forfeit their legacy.

Ralph's will appointed his nephew John Bell and his sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell trustees and named his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be residuary legatee. The will was witnessed by Peter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly.5
Marriage Settlement7 November 1810Three separate memorial deeds, each dated 7 November 1810, were made and recorded regarding the marriage settlement agreement concerning the intended marriage between Mary Anne Bell and George Burrows. The first, an indented deed of marriage settlement, identified, and placed in trust, the lands and income of the future groom. It was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, his wife, of the first part, Mary Anne Bell of Drumheel, spinster, only daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, of the second part, George Burrows of Moynehall, County Cavan, Captain in his Majesty's 82nd Regiment of Foot of the third part, the Reverend Robert Thomas Bell of Drumheel and John Cummins of the city of Dublin of the fourth part. Stating that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had and solemnized by and between George Burrows and Mary Anne Bell and whereas George Burrows is now seized and possessed of all that and those the town and lands of Drumcullin, Corcraff and Glasdrumman, situate lying and being in the parish of Ballyhaise in the county of Cavan under and by virtue of lease for lives renewable forever at the yearly rent of £25 sterling and which said lands are now situate for and produce a yearly rent of £25 or thereabouts, the indenture witnessed that for and in consideration of the intended marriage and for and in consideration of the grant and assessment therein contained and for the sum of 10 shillings in hand paid by Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, the receipt thereof hereby acknowledged, he George Burrows did thereby grant, bargain, sell, release and confirm unto Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, their heirs and assigns, all that and those, the towns and lands here before mentioned, together with the rights, premises and appurtenances thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining to, to have and to hold the towns and lands with their rights, premises, appurtenances for Robert Thomas Bell and John Cummins, their heirs and assigns, for and during the life and lives of the rents and respective premises named in the respective leases under which said premises are held or in any rent or rents as are now in levy and for and during the life and lives of every and any person or persons as shall or may from time to time hereafter be added by virtue of the perpetual clause.____________________________________________________________________ The deed was signed by the parties, witnessed by the Reverend Thomas Snyder and George Thomas Hinds, both of the city of Dublin, and recorded on 30 April 1811.6,7,8
Marriage Settlement7 November 1810The second deed was an indented deed of appointment dated 7 November 1810 and was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, his wife, of the one part, and Mary Anne Bell of Drumheel, spinster, only daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Clarke) Bell of the other part. Whereas Mary Anne's grandfather, Ralph Clarke, late of Drumheel, duly made and published his last will and testament and thereby gave, devised and bequeathed unto trustees therein named, all his rights and rents in and to the towns and lands of Cornadrung and Polladooey in the county of Longford, the towns and lands of Drumheel, Drumlark, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Kilnacreevy, Urney, Cornaseer, Greaghrahan, Thomascourt, Crocknahattin, and the oak wood called Thomas Wood, all situate lying and being in the county of Cavan, to hold unto the said trustees therein named subject to the limitations therein and therein after mentioned. That is to say as to one-half or equal shares of the said lands and premises, Ralph Clarke, the testator, gave, devised and bequeathed to his daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell, party hereto, during her natural life and from and after her decease he gave and devised the same to such of her natural issue and in such shares and proportions that she should think proper. The deed then stated that whereas a marriage is intended shortly to be had and solemnized by and between George Burrows of Moynehall in the county of Cavan Esq. and Mary Anne Bell, and whereas Catherine Bell hath agreed to charge all the money in the half bequeathed by Ralph Clarke in trust for Catherine Bell, with the sum of £1700 sterling to be paid to Mary Anne Bell , her executors, administrators and assigns in 12 calendar months after the decease of her mother, Catherine, and that the sum of £700, part thereof, is to bear and carry interest at the rate of £6 sterling per annum from the date of the day hereof and that the sum of £1000.6,7,8
Marriage Settlement*7 November 1810The third deed concerned the future bride's dowry and was an indented deed of mortgage dated 7 November 1810 made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part and Mary Anne Bell, only daughter of Andrew Bell and Catherine (Clarke) Bell his wife of Drumheel, spinster, of the other part. Whereby Andrew Bell, for and in consideration of £2000, devised to his daughter Mary Anne Bell all that and those the town and lands of Adleny situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan and also the town and lands of Gubduff situate, lying and being in the county of Monaghan with all houses, out houses, _______________, barns, _______way, paths, passages, waters, water courses, hereditaments, rights, ____________ and _____________ to the said lands and premises belonging or in anywise appertaining and the revenue and revenues received and remainders yearly over the _____________ and profits of the premises and all the estate ________________________ property claim and demand what at law and in equity of ________, the said Andrew Bell of into or out of the lands and premises and ______ or any part or parcel thereof to have and to hold the said towns and lands _______________________hereby granted _____________________________ The third deed was signed by the parties and witnessed by the Reverend Thomas Snyder and George Thomas Hinds, both of the city of Dublin, on 15 April 1811, and recorded on 30 April 1811.6,7,8

Family

Andrew Bell
Children1.Mary Anne Bell6 b. 1789
2.Robert Thomas Bell9 b. 1791
3.Richard Bell9 b. 1796
4.Andrew Bell+9 b. 1798

Citations

  1. [S1551] Ulster Ancestry, online at http://www.ulsterancestry.com/ua-free-pages.php, Irish Marriages A-G, citing page 336. Hereinafter cited as Ulster Ancestry.
  2. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, June 5, 1787. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.
  3. [S342] John Hinds will (21 Sep 1766), Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Hinds, late of Kilmainham (County Meath), proven 7 Feb 1769, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of John Hinds, proven 1769.
  4. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1788; Film number 534020; Volume 410; Page 5; Deed number 265674. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  5. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 486-487; Deed number 435837.
  7. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Pages 487-488; Deed number 435838.
  8. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1811; Film number 459403; Volume 631; Page 489; Deed number 435839.
  9. [S1552] 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Household of Ralph Bell Clark, 1821, townland of Drumheel, parish of Kilmore, in the county of Cavan. Hereinafter cited as 1821 - 1851 Ireland Census Record Set.

Elizabeth Clarke1

b. circa 1571
Birth*circa 1571Elizabeth Clarke was born circa 1571 in England.1
Marriage*She married John Towne.1

Family

John Towne
Child1.William Towne+1 b. 18 Mar 1598/99

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.

Elizabeth Clarke1,2

b. circa 1642, d. 3 February 1712/13
Father*Colonel Thomas Clarke3
Birth*circa 1642Elizabeth Clarke was born circa 1642 as calculated from her recorded age at death.4
Marriage*28 May 1661She married first John Freake on 28 May 1661 in Boston.3,4
Marriage*12 December 1677She married second, as his second wife, Colonel Elisha Hutchinson on 12 December 1677 in Boston.3,1
Death*3 February 1712/13She died on 3 February 1712/13 in Boston at age 71.4,1

Family 1

John Freake

Family 2

Colonel Elisha Hutchinson b. 3 Apr 1641, d. 10 Dec 1717
Child1.Colonel Edward Hutchinson+3 b. 18 Jun 1678, d. 16 Mar 1752

Citations

  1. [S1058] Sally Dean Hamblen Hill, "Marriages Noted by the Rev. Cotton Mather, and his son, the Rev. Samuel Mather, Boston, Massachusetts, 1655-1737", New England Historical & Genealogical Register: April 2005, Volume 159, page 108, her surname spelled "Clarke". Hereinafter cited as "Marriages by Cotton Mather and his son Samuel."
  2. [S1057] Unidentified author, "Memoir of Governor Hutchinson", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 1, pages 297-310 (October 1847): her surname spelled "Clark". Hereinafter cited as "Governor (Thomas) Hutchinson."
  3. [S1057] Unidentified author, "Governor (Thomas) Hutchinson."
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.

James Clarke1

(Son) Research NotesWhile we feel fairly confident that these CLARKE people are related, we are not at all certain we have identified their relationships correctly. If anyone has answers for us, we would really love to know. In the meantime, here is what we know and what, additionally, we guess: We know that Hannah (Halbeck) Clarke was the mother of Phoebe (Clarke) Heaton. We suspect that Hannah was married to Robert Clarke and that he was Phoebe's father. We further suspect that the older John Clarke may have been Robert's brother or father, and that the younger John Clarke and James Clarke were sons of either Robert or John.2,3,4,1,5
Census 1810*1810James Clarke appeared on the census taken in 1810 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of 2 people, 1 free white male aged 26 thru 44 and 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25.1

Citations

  1. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  2. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  3. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  4. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Hannah Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  5. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 70; Image: 00076; Family History Library Film: 0193683.

John Clarke1

b. before 1755
(Brother) Research NotesWhile we feel fairly confident that these CLARKE people are related, we are not at all certain we have identified their relationships correctly. If anyone has answers for us, we would really love to know. In the meantime, here is what we know and what, additionally, we guess: We know that Hannah (Halbeck) Clarke was the mother of Phoebe (Clarke) Heaton. We suspect that Hannah was married to Robert Clarke and that he was Phoebe's father. We further suspect that the older John Clarke may have been Robert's brother or father, and that the younger John Clarke and James Clarke were sons of either Robert or John.1,2,3,4,5
Birth*before 1755John Clarke was probably born before 1755.1
(Neighbor) Research Notes1800To answer our questions about Washington Heaton, we needed to begin in Washington County, Pennsylvania because the earliest record we found for him was there on the 1800 census. Enumeration of Heads of Households on the census that year, for each county, was taken by location within the county, so we were able to see more specifically where the various Heaton families lived and their proximity to each other. Eight Heaton heads of household were enumerated that year in Washington County and five, including Washington, were in East Bethlehem: Washington Heaton, Henry Heaton, John Heaton Sr., John Heaton Jr. and James Heaton. The remaining three Heaton families each lived in separate places: Myles Haidan, who had been enumerated as Miles HEATON in 1790, was in West Bethlehem, John Heaton was in Morris Township, and Thomas Heaton was in Somerset. Our challenge, as we identified it, was to find out who each of these people were in the hopes of finding a connection to Washington or, even better, a father or brother. At the very least we needed one or more clues to pursue. It was wonderful when we discovered that Thomas Heaton of Somerset turned out to hold the ultimate clue we'd been looking for.

Robert Clarke, John Clarke and John Clarke, whom we suspected might turn out to be related to Washington's wife Phoebe, were also enumerated in 1800 in East Bethlehem. John's household consisted of 9 people, 1 free white male aged 45 and over, 1 free white female aged 26 thru 44, 1 free white male aged 16 thru 25, 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25, 3 free white females aged 10 to 15, and 2 free white females under age 10.6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,2,1
Census 1800*1800John Clarke appeared on the census taken in 1800 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of nine people: one male age 45 and over, whom we believe was John, one female age 26 thru 44, probably his wife, one male age 16 thru 25, one female age 16 thru 25, three females age 10 thru 15 and two females under 10. Robert Clarke and a younger John Clarke were also enumerated in East Bethlehem in 1800. As we continue our research to identify Washington Heaton's and Phoebe (Clark) Heaton's parentage and extended families, we are working to determine what relationships existed between the other 1800 East Bethlehem Heaton and Clark(e) families.1
Census 1810*1810John Clarke appeared on the census taken in 1810 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of 3 people, 1 free white male aged 45 and over, 1 free white female aged 45 and over, and 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25.14
(Neighbor) Research Notes We first identified the people who were enumerated in East Bethlehem in 1810 and were not there in 1820. From that list we eliminated the individuals we found elsewhere in 1820, and were left with the following individuals whose names or surnames were represented among the earliest settlers of Madison County, Illinois, and were neighbors of Valentine Kinder in both places.15,16,17

Citations

  1. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  2. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  3. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Hannah Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  4. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  5. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 70; Image: 00076; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  6. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Washington Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  7. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  8. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton Sr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  9. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton Jr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  10. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  11. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Myles Haidan, West Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 934,935; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  12. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton, Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 816,817; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  13. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas Heaton, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 910,911; Image: 122; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  14. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  15. [S1762] Katherine Moorhead, History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Evansville, Indiana: Reprint. Originally published: Edwardsville, Illinois : W.R. Brink, 1882, 1973), pages 86, 128 and 502. Hereinafter cited as History of Madison County, Illinois : with biographical sketches of many prominent men and pioneers.
  16. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania.
  17. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. Hereinafter cited as 1820 US Federal Census.

John Clarke1

b. between 1775 and 1784
(Son) Research NotesWhile we feel fairly confident that these CLARKE people are related, we are not at all certain we have identified their relationships correctly. If anyone has answers for us, we would really love to know. In the meantime, here is what we know and what, additionally, we guess: We know that Hannah (Halbeck) Clarke was the mother of Phoebe (Clarke) Heaton. We suspect that Hannah was married to Robert Clarke and that he was Phoebe's father. We further suspect that the older John Clarke may have been Robert's brother or father, and that the younger John Clarke and James Clarke were sons of either Robert or John.1,2,3,4,5
Birth*between 1775 and 1784John Clarke was probably born between 1775 and 1784.1
(Neighbor) Research Notes1800To answer our questions about Washington Heaton, we needed to begin in Washington County, Pennsylvania because the earliest record we found for him was there on the 1800 census. Enumeration of Heads of Households on the census that year, for each county, was taken by location within the county, so we were able to see more specifically where the various Heaton families lived and their proximity to each other. Eight Heaton heads of household were enumerated that year in Washington County and five, including Washington, were in East Bethlehem: Washington Heaton, Henry Heaton, John Heaton Sr., John Heaton Jr. and James Heaton. The remaining three Heaton families each lived in separate places: Myles Haidan, who had been enumerated as Miles HEATON in 1790, was in West Bethlehem, John Heaton was in Morris Township, and Thomas Heaton was in Somerset. Our challenge, as we identified it, was to find out who each of these people were in the hopes of finding a connection to Washington or, even better, a father or brother. At the very least we needed one or more clues to pursue. It was wonderful when we discovered that Thomas Heaton of Somerset turned out to hold the ultimate clue we'd been looking for.

Robert Clarke, John Clarke and John Clarke, whom we suspected might turn out to be related to Washington's wife Phoebe, were also enumerated in 1800 in East Bethlehem. John's household consisted of 3 people, 1 free white male aged 16 thru 25, 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25 and 1 free white female under age 10.6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,2,1
Census 1800*1800John Clarke appeared on the census taken in 1800 in East Bethlehem, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of three people: one male age 16 thru 25, whom we believe was John, one female age 16 thru 25, probably his wife, and one female under 10. Robert Clarke and an older John Clarke were also enumerated in East Bethlehem in 1800. As we continue our research to identify Washington Heaton's and Phoebe (Clark) Heaton's parentage and extended families, we are working to determine what relationships existed between the other 1800 East Bethlehem Heaton and Clark(e) families.1
Census 1810*1810John Clarke appeared on the census taken in 1810 in Somerset, Washington County, Pennsylvania. His household consisted of 2 people, 1 free white male aged 16 thru 25 and 1 free white female aged 16 thru 25.5

Citations

  1. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  2. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  3. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Hannah Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  4. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  5. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 70; Image: 00076; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  6. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Washington Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  7. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  8. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton Sr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  9. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton Jr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  10. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  11. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Myles Haidan, West Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 934,935; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  12. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton, Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 816,817; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  13. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas Heaton, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 910,911; Image: 122; Family History Library Film: 363347.

Martha Clarke1

Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Ralph Clarke1 d. bt Oct 1797 - Nov 1797
Mother*Mary Hinds1 d. Sep 1786
Birth*Martha Clarke was born in County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*She married Richard Bell, son of Robert Bell and Frances Booth.1
(Daughter 1) Estate and LandHer father's will began with his direction to be interred in the Churchyard of Kilmore. He then directed that his estate, which he described as his substance and chattel, real and personal, shall be put in trust and named John Bell of Creevy, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell as trustees. His will identified the contents of the trust to be as follows: His title to the towns and lands of Cornadowagh in County Longford, Drumheel, Drumhat, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Killycreeny, Urney, Cornaseer, Aghaconny with the mill thereon, the part of Croaghan called Shrainacoshi, Brockahusna, and the oak wood called Shanna Wood all in County Cavan in trust.

He directed that his daughter Martha Bell alias Clarke be permitted to hold an equal half of said lands for her life with power should she die without male or female issue to charge same with £600 by deed or will, but should she leave issue to devise sesame to said issue as she thinks proper, failing said issue, same to his grandson Ralph Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his grandson Richard Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell and her male issue, failing such to my daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell alias Clarke to be disbursed of by her will as she thinks proper. Ralph devised the other half of his said lands to his daughter Catherine Bell alias Clarke for her life and at her decease to her issue as she thinks proper by deed or will, and should she leave no issue, then to her and her heirs as she shall devise.

In case of the death of his daughter Martha without issue as aforesaid, and she die before his grandson Ralph Bell was 21, his trustees were directed to receive the profits thereof for his use until he was 21.

He stated his desire that said Ralph Bell, or any other heirs of said lands, shall take the surname of Clarke.

He bequeathed £500 to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be invested for her use. He gave £570 remainder of the partition with his daughter to his son-in-law Richard Bell. To his sister Catherine Stephens alias Clarke he gave £20, and to his natural daughter Ann Rutledge, wife to Charles Rutledge of Belturbet, he bequeathed £10 a year for her life payable to her by his two daughters equally.

He directed that is devises or legatees who shall succeed to his estate were to keep his hounds for hunting and support them out of his property or to forfeit their legacy.

Ralph's will appointed his nephew John Bell and his sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell trustees and named his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be residuary legatee. The will was witnessed by Peter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly.1

Family

Richard Bell
Child1.Ralph Bell Clarke1 b. 1794, d. Dec 1829

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Mary Anne Clarke1

b. circa 1763, d. April 1829
Relationships2nd great-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Ralph Clarke1 d. bt Oct 1797 - Nov 1797
Mother*Mary Hinds1 d. Sep 1786
Birth*circa 1763Mary Anne Clarke was born circa 1763. Her year of birth was calculated from her age as recorded in the Parish records at the time of her burial.2
(Heir) Will21 September 1766John Hinds of Kilmainham, County Cavan, Ireland, left a will dated 21 September 1766 and proven on 7 Feb 1769 naming the following beneficiaries: Mary (Hinds) Stephens, Mary (Hinds) Clarke, Ralph Clarke, Mary Anne Clarke, Catherine (Clarke) Stephens, Anthony Clarke, Walter Hinds, John Hinds, Thomas Hinds, William Hinds, Margaret Hinds, Richard Booth, George Hinds, Thomas Hinds, Ralph Hinds, John Hinds, Margaret Latterton, William Latterton, Mary Latterton, George Grahams, Robert Forster Shields and Jane Trimble. To Mary Anne Clarke, described as the daughter of his nephew Ralph Clarke, he gave fifty pounds sterling.1
Death*April 1829Mary Clarke of Corrakane, County Cavan, Ireland, died in April 1829. She was 66 years old.2
Burial*23 April 1829She was buried on 23 April 1829 in Church Graveyard, Ballintemple Parish, County Cavan, Ireland.2

Citations

  1. [S342] John Hinds will (21 Sep 1766), Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Hinds, late of Kilmainham (County Meath), proven 7 Feb 1769, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of John Hinds, proven 1769.
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from Burial entries in the Ballintemple Church records prepared by County Cavan researcher William Graham for Marguerite Clayton and dated 28 Sep 1993. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Mary Anne Clarke1

d. October 1778
RelationshipsGreat-granddaughter of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Father*Ralph Clarke1
Mother*Anne Hinds
Birth*Mary Anne Clarke was born at Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland,1
Death*October 1778 and died in October 1778.1

Citations

  1. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, October 16, 1778. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

Peter Clarke1

(Witness to Will) Estate and LandPeter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly witnessed the will of Ralph Clarke of Drumheel dated 14 October 1797 in Drumheel, County Cavan.1

Citations

  1. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.

Ralph Clarke

d. between October 1797 and November 1797
RelationshipsGreat-grandson of John Hinds
1st cousin 1 time removed of Walter Hinds
ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#1)
Descendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs (#2)
Father*Ralph Clarke
Mother*Anne Hinds
(Nephew) Deed Memorial22 November 1742Ralph was mentioned as the one of the three lives of succession in an indented deed of lease dated 22 November 1742 which was made between his uncle Thomas Hinds of Kilmainham in the county of Cavan Gentleman and John Maxwell of Farnham in the same county Esq. Whereby the said John Maxwell did set unto the said Thomas Hinds the town and lands of Drumleny, in as full and ample manner as the same was then held by the said Thomas, situate in the manor of Farnham in the county of Cavan. Ralph was named as the second life.1
Name VariationHe was also known as Ralph Clarke of Drumheel.2
Marriage*1760He married Mary Hinds, daughter of Walter Hinds and Martha Faris.3
Residence*They resided at Drumheel, County Cavan.4
(Heir) Will21 September 1766Ralph's uncle, John Hinds of Kilmainham, County Cavan, Ireland, left a will dated 21 September 1766 and proven on 7 Feb 1769 naming the following beneficiaries: Mary (Hinds) Stephens, Mary (Hinds) Clarke, Ralph Clarke, Mary Anne Clarke, Catherine (Clarke) Stephens, Anthony Clarke, Walter Hinds, John Hinds, Thomas Hinds, William Hinds, Margaret Hinds, Richard Booth, George Hinds, Thomas Hinds, Ralph Hinds, John Hinds, Margaret Latterton, William Latterton, Mary Latterton, George Grahams, Robert Forster Shields and Jane Trimble. To his nephew Ralph Clarke, he gave the sum of one hundred pounds sterling.3
(2nd Cousin) Marriage Settlement25 September 1777A memorial of an indented articles of marriage dated 25 September 1777 was made between George Nicolls the elder of Losset, County Cavan Esq., George Nicolls the younger of Rabrackan, County Cavan, eldest son and heir apparent of George Nicolls the elder and Frances Nicolls otherwise Booth, wife of George Nicolls the younger of the first part, Andrew Bell of Bellsgrove in the county of Cavan Esq. and Robert Booth of Drumcarban in the county of Cavan gentleman of the second part, and Thomas Hinds of Bruce Hall, County Cavan Esq. and Ralph Clarke of Drumheel, County Cavan gentleman of the third part. Setting forth that a marriage had been had solemnized between George Nicolls the younger and Frances Nichols otherwise Booth his wife, and also that Frances was entitled to £200 bequeathed her in and by the last will and testament of her brother Richard Booth late of Drumcarban, County Cavan, gentleman deceased chargeable upon all the real and personal estate and fortune whereof the said Richard Booth died seized or possessed of, together with the lawful interest of the legacy until paid off and discharged. And also setting forth that Frances Nicholls was entitled to a jointure of £20 a year chargeable on the lands of Ardleny, in the county of Cavan, the estate of Robert Bell her late husband, and a sum of £100, and that an arrears of jointure was now due to Frances Nicolls and is in the hands of her late husband's brother Andrew Bell. And setting forth that her nephew Robert Booth had agree to pay and secure the sum of £100 to George Nicolls the younger as an addition to the proportion of Frances, his wife, making, in the whole, the sum of £400. And also setting forth that in consideration of the marriage it was agreed by and between all the parties that the sum of £400 should, in one month after the perfection of the deed, be paid into the hands of George Nicolls the younger by Andrew Bell and Robert Booth to be disposed of at his discretion and in such manner as he should think proper, and George Nicolls the elder and George Nicolls the younger in consideration of the sum of £400 paid or secured to be paid to the younger George Nicolls and of his wife's jointure of £20 a year and in order to secure a provision and maintenance for his wife Frances Nicolls and the male and female issue of their marriage he, the elder George Nicolls, did grant, bargain, sell, alien, promise, release and confirm the several towns and lands of Upper and Lower Aughaknock and Losset and Coolbane situate, lying and being in the county of Cavan and also the lands of Gubduff situate, lying and being in the county of Monaghan to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke, parties to the deed, in trust, to pay unto Frances Nicolls the sum of £100 sterling in case she survives her husband George Nicolls to be issuing and payable out of the towns and lands of Upper and Lower Aughaknock and Losset and Coolbane and Gubduff situate in the counties of Cavan and Monaghan, to be paid to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke, and the survivor of them, and the heirs and administrators of such survivor by equal payments every first of May and first of November every year during the life of George Nicolls the elder, and from and immediately after the death of George Nicolls the elder, to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke in trust to permit George Nicolls the younger and his assigns, from and after the death of George Nicolls the elder, for and during the term of his natural life without impeachment of or for any manner of waste, to hold the said lands and premises and after the determination of that estate in further trust to Thomas Hinds and Ralph Clarke to permit Frances to receive the sum of £50 a year to be issuing and payable out of the said lands and premises for and during the term of her natural life in lieu and bar and satisfaction of her dower and rights at common law which she can claim out of any of the said lands, tenements or hereditaments of her husband, George Nicolls. And in further trust that after the decease of the second George Nicolls and Frances, his wife, then to the use of the lawful issue of George Nicolls and Frances, his wife. The memorial deed was witnessed and recorded on 19 November 1782.5
(Husband) DeathSeptember 1786Ralph became a widower when Mary (Hinds) Clarke died in September 1786.4
(Bride's Father) Marriage Settlement4 September 1788Ralph was a party, with his daughter, Catherine (Clarke) Bell, to her marriage settlement agreement with Andrew Bell dated 4 September 1788. The memorial of an indented deed of marriage settlement was made between Andrew Bell of Drumheel, County Cavan, Esq. of the one part, and Ralph Clarke Jr. of Drumheel and Catherine (Clarke) Bell, second daughter of the said Ralph Clarke Jr. of Creevy in the county of Longford, and William Hinds of the Hill in the county of Cavan Esq. of the other part. Reciting that Andrew Bell, for consideration of the marriage settlement, did give, grant and settle upon Catherine Clarke, otherwise Bell, in case there shall be male issue living of said marriage, the sum of £80 yearly during her natural life, and in case there shall be no male issue living of the marriage, then in such event, the said Catherine Bell, otherwise Clarke is to receive the sum of £100 to her yearly and every year during her natural life in case she shall outlive her husband, Andrew Bell, in lieu of the sum of £80 yearly, to be issuing and payable out of that part of the lands of Adleny in the county of Cavan identified in the original marriage settlement agreement. The memorial deed was signed and witnessed and was recorded on 27 November 1788.6
Will*14 October 1797Ralph wrote his will dated 14 October 1797 at Drumheel, County Cavan.7
Death*between October 1797 and November 1797He died between October 1797 and November 17978,9
Burial*15 November 1797 and was buried on 15 November 1797 in Church Graveyard, Ballintemple Parish, County Cavan, Ireland.4,7
Probate10 February 1798Probate was granted on his estate on 10 February 1798 to his nephew John Bell of Creevy and his two sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell, the three trustees named in Ralph's will.7
Estate and Land* Ralph's will began with his direction to be interred in the Churchyard of Kilmore. He then directed that his estate, which he described as his substance and chattel, real and personal, shall be put in trust and named John Bell of Creevy, Andrew Bell and Richard Bell as trustees. His will identified the contents of the trust to be as follows: His title to the towns and lands of Cornadowagh in County Longford, Drumheel, Drumhat, Drumlion, Drumnalaragh, Drummury, Newtown, Killycreeny, Urney, Cornaseer, Aghaconny with the mill thereon, the part of Croaghan called Shrainacoshi, Brockahusna, and the oak wood called Shanna Wood all in County Cavan in trust.

He directed that his daughter Martha Bell alias Clarke be permitted to hold an equal half of said lands for her life with power should she die without male or female issue to charge same with £600 by deed or will, but should she leave issue to devise sesame to said issue as she thinks proper, failing said issue, same to his grandson Ralph Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his grandson Richard Bell and his male heirs, failing such to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell and her male issue, failing such to my daughter Catherine (Clarke) Bell alias Clarke to be disbursed of by her will as she thinks proper. Ralph devised the other half of his said lands to his daughter Catherine Bell alias Clarke for her life and at her decease to her issue as she thinks proper by deed or will, and should she leave no issue, then to her and her heirs as she shall devise.

In case of the death of his daughter Martha without issue as aforesaid, and she die before his grandson Ralph Bell was 21, his trustees were directed to receive the profits thereof for his use until he was 21.

He stated his desire that said Ralph Bell, or any other heirs of said lands, shall take the surname of Clarke.

He bequeathed £500 to his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be invested for her use. He gave £570 remainder of the partition with his daughter to his son-in-law Richard Bell. To his sister Catherine Stephens alias Clarke he gave £20, and to his natural daughter Ann Rutledge, wife to Charles Rutledge of Belturbet, he bequeathed £10 a year for her life payable to her by his two daughters equally.

He directed that his devises or legatees who shall succeed to his estate were to keep his hounds for hunting and support them out of his property or to forfeit their legacy.

Ralph's will appointed his nephew John Bell and his sons-in-law Andrew Bell and Richard Bell trustees and named his granddaughter Mary Anne Bell to be residuary legatee. The will was witnessed by Peter Clarke, Charles Fitzpatrick and Tim Condly.7

Family 1

Child1.Ann Clarke7

Family 2

Mary Hinds d. Sep 1786
Children1.Martha Clarke+7
2.Mary Anne Clarke3 b. c 1763, d. Apr 1829
3.Catherine Clarke+10

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 157, pages 405-406, Deed# 105262. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  3. [S342] John Hinds will (21 Sep 1766), Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Hinds, late of Kilmainham (County Meath), proven 7 Feb 1769, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of John Hinds, proven 1769.
  4. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from Burial entries in the Ballintemple Church records prepared by County Cavan researcher William Graham for Marguerite Clayton and dated 28 Sep 1993.
  5. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1782; Film number531947; Volume 346; Pages 474-475; Deed number 234010.
  6. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms: 1788; Film number 534020; Volume 410; Page 5; Deed number 265674.
  7. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Crossle Genealogical Abstracts.
  8. [S1618] Crossle Genealogical Abstracts, online at www.findmypast.com, Prerogative will, Ralph Clarke, 1798, Drumheel, County Cavan, Ireland; he was deceased on 10 February 1798 when probate was granted on his estate.
  9. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection", from Burial entries in the Ballintemple Church records prepared by County Cavan researcher William Graham for Marguerite Clayton and dated 28 Sep 1993; the typed transcription gave his burial date as 15 November 1799 and the year, more likely, was actually 1797.
  10. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, June 5, 1787. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

Ralph Clarke

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Name VariationHe was usually identified as Ralph Clarke of Drumheel.
Marriage*He married Anne Hinds, daughter of Ralph Hinds and Anne Hussey.1

Family

Anne Hinds
Children1.Ann Clarke+2
2.Ralph Clarke+ d. bt Oct 1797 - Nov 1797
3.Catherine Clarke3
4.Anthony Clarke3
5.Mary Anne Clarke4 d. Oct 1778

Citations

  1. [S588] Ireland Registry of Deeds, Transcripts of memorials of deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929; on 2687 FHL microfilms. Most are now digitized and available online at www.familysearch.org, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: 1752; Film# 461362, Volume 156, page 304, Deed# 105796. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, conveyances and wills, 1708-1929.
  2. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), Andrew Bell (d. 1755) Family Tree obtained from Beverley Mackey. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."
  3. [S342] John Hinds will (21 Sep 1766), Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Hinds, late of Kilmainham (County Meath), proven 7 Feb 1769, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of John Hinds, proven 1769.
  4. [S1621] Irish Newspapers, online at Findmypast, www.findmypast.com, Saunder's News-Letter, October 16, 1778. Hereinafter cited as Irish Newspapers.

Robert Clarke1,2

b. between 1756 and 1774, d. before 1810
Research Notes*While we feel fairly confident that these CLARKE people are related, we are not at all certain we have identified their relationships correctly. If anyone has answers for us, we would really love to know. In the meantime, here is what we know and what, additionally, we guess: We know that Hannah (Halbeck) Clarke was the mother of Phoebe (Clarke) Heaton. We suspect that Hannah was married to Robert Clarke and that he was Phoebe's father. We further suspect that the older John Clarke may have been Robert's brother or father, and that the younger John Clarke and James Clarke were sons of either Robert or John.3,1,4,5,6
Birth*between 1756 and 1774Robert Clarke was probably born between 1756 and 1774.1
Marriage*He married Hannah Halbeck.7
(Neighbor) Research Notes1800To answer our questions about Washington Heaton, we needed to begin in Washington County, Pennsylvania because the earliest record we found for him was there on the 1800 census. Enumeration of Heads of Households on the census that year, for each county, was taken by location within the county, so we were able to see more specifically where the various Heaton families lived and their proximity to each other. Eight Heaton heads of household were enumerated that year in Washington County and five, including Washington, were in East Bethlehem: Washington Heaton, Henry Heaton, John Heaton Sr., John Heaton Jr. and James Heaton. The remaining three Heaton families each lived in separate places: Myles Haidan, who had been enumerated as Miles HEATON in 1790, was in West Bethlehem, John Heaton was in Morris Township, and Thomas Heaton was in Somerset. Our challenge, as we identified it, was to find out who each of these people were in the hopes of finding a connection to Washington or, even better, a father or brother. At the very least we needed one or more clues to pursue. It was wonderful when we discovered that Thomas Heaton of Somerset turned out to hold the ultimate clue we'd been looking for.

Robert Clarke, John Clarke and John Clarke, whom we suspected might turn out to be related to Washington's wife Phoebe, were also enumerated in 1800 in East Bethlehem. Robert's household consisted of 4 people, 2 free white males aged 26 thru 44, 1 free white female aged 45 and over, and 1 free white male aged 16 thru 25.8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,1,3
Death*before 1810He probably died before 1810, when his widow Hannah Clarke appeared on the census as the head of her household in Washington County.4
(Neighbor) Administration29 February 1812The final accounting for the estate of Thomas Heaton, dated 29 February 1812, reported a zero balance after a total amount of $1,848.62 in credits and debits. The itemized list of those who had received disbursements included two of Thomas's brothers, John Heaton and Washington Heaton, and Robert Clarke's name was listed next after Washington's. The document submitted and registered by the court in Washington County was signed by Martha Hardgrove and Duncan Campbell, administrators, and Isaac Kerr, Register.2

Family

Hannah Halbeck
Child1.Phoebe Clark+7 b. 1778, d. 1823

Citations

  1. [S164] 1800 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Robert Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347. Hereinafter cited as 1800 US Federal Census.
  2. [S1614] Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, Thomas Heaton, Washington County, Case# 39, File H: 1811-1816, H36-H60; 1816-1827, H1-H41; image numbers 69 thru 160. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993.
  3. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 764,765; Image: 48; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  4. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Hannah Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683. Hereinafter cited as 1810 US Federal Census.
  5. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Clarke, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 86; Image: 00092; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  6. [S165] 1810 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Clarke, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Roll: 57; Page: 70; Image: 00076; Family History Library Film: 0193683.
  7. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 7, page 250. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.
  8. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Washington Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  9. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  10. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton Sr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  11. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton Jr., East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  12. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of James Heaton, East Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 768,769; Image: 50; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  13. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Myles Haidan, West Bethlehem, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 934,935; Image: 134; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  14. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of John Heaton, Morris, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 816,817; Image: 74; Family History Library Film: 363347.
  15. [S164] 1800 US Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Thomas Heaton, Somerset, Washington, Pennsylvania; Series: M32; Roll: 44; Page: 910,911; Image: 122; Family History Library Film: 363347.

Colonel Thomas Clarke1,2

Family

Child1.Elizabeth Clarke+3 b. c 1642, d. 3 Feb 1712/13

Citations

  1. [S1058] Sally Dean Hamblen Hill, "Marriages Noted by the Rev. Cotton Mather, and his son, the Rev. Samuel Mather, Boston, Massachusetts, 1655-1737", New England Historical & Genealogical Register: April 2005, Volume 159, page 108, his surname spelled "Clarke". Hereinafter cited as "Marriages by Cotton Mather and his son Samuel."
  2. [S1057] Unidentified author, "Memoir of Governor Hutchinson", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 1, pages 297-310 (October 1847): his surname spelled "Clark". Hereinafter cited as "Governor (Thomas) Hutchinson."
  3. [S1057] Unidentified author, "Governor (Thomas) Hutchinson."

William Clarke1

b. circa 1804
Birth*circa 1804William Clarke was born circa 1804.1
(Servant) Census Ireland 18211821William Clarke appeared on the 1821 census in the household of Walter Hinds as a Labouring Servant in Corrakane, County Cavan, Ireland. He was 16 years old. A total of eight servants, including Anne Leonard, Grace McGuire, Grace Foster, Margaret Sheridan, James Leddy, William Clarke, John Reilly and Terence Reilly, were a part of the Hinds household which consisted of Walter, age 20, and his mother, Jane (Smith) Hinds, age 45.

Walter Hinds was described as a farmer and a gentleman and his house was two stories high. At the time the census was taken, they had an Ellis family visiting overnight. The visitors included James Ellis, Mary Anne Martha Ellis, Mary Jane Ellis and Sally Jane Ellis. The seven other servants who resided there were Terence Reilly, 19, John Reilly, 19, James Leddy, 30, Anne Leonard, 25, Grace McGuire, 25, Grace Foster, 22 and Margaret Sheridan, 25.1

Citations

  1. [S501] 1821 Ireland Census, County Cavan, as transcribed by Debbie Annandale from LDS Film# 0597155, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcav2/1821Census.html. Hereinafter cited as 1821 County Cavan Census.

Jacob Clawson1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*He married Ruth Heaton, daughter of Daniel Heaton and Ruth Wadsworth.1

Family

Ruth Heaton b. 1753, d. 1793

Citations

  1. [S45] Dean Heaton, Heaton Families II, in two volumes, with indexes in Volume II. Warning: In this researcher's opinion, the information in these volumes often proves to be inaccurate. At the same time, the information presented has provided us with valuable clues for pursuing future research strategies in our attempt to establish a factual history of our Heaton family. (Tempe, Arizona: published for the author by Graphics of Tempe, 1999), Volume I, Chapter 4, pages 122-123. Hereinafter cited as Heaton Families II.

Robert Clayton1

ChartsDescendants of John Heaton of Lincolnshire, including the Immigrant Nathaniel
Marriage*say 1582He married Alice Heaton, daughter of Thomas Heaton and Elizabeth ______, say 1582.1
Children* They had three sons.1
(Husband) Death1588Robert became a widower when Alice (Heaton) Clayton died by 1588.1
Burial*July 1593He may have been the Robert Clayton who was buried in July 1593 at Habrough, Lincolnshire.1

Family

Alice Heaton b. 28 Jan 1560, d. 1588

Citations

  1. [S46] Dean Crawford Smith C.G. and Douglas Richardson, "English Ancestry of Nathaniel Heaton of Boston, Mass., and his Nephew, James Heaton of New Haven, Conn.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 152, pages 430-452 (October 1998): page 444. Hereinafter cited as "Heaton, Nathaniel and James Ancestry."

Ephraim Cleaveland1

Marriage*26 March 1747He married Hannah Hayward, who may have previously married Benoni Hayward, on 26 March 1747 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Hannah Page

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 171. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jacob Clements1

b. 9 June 1709, d. 1 September 1759
Birth*9 June 1709Jacob Clements was born on 9 June 1709 in Augusta County, Virginia.1
Marriage*1741He married Mary Campbell in 1741 in Augusta County.2
Death*1 September 1759He died on 1 September 1759 in Augusta County at age 50.1

Family

Mary Campbell b. 1706, d. 1759
Child1.Sarah Clements1,3 b. 1740

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob Clements, Memorial# 101255782. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Campbell) Clements, Memorial# 101255874.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Clements) Gillham, Memorial# 101252484.

Sarah Clements1

b. 1740
Father*Jacob Clements2,1 b. 9 Jun 1709, d. 1 Sep 1759
Mother*Mary Campbell3,1 b. 1706, d. 1759
Birth*1740Sarah Clements was born about 1740 in Augusta County, Virginia.1
Marriage*She married Ezekiel Gillham, son of Thomas Gillham and Mary Meade.1,4

Family

Ezekiel Gillham b. 1732, d. 10 Jul 1800

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, including some cemetery and tombstone photos obtained from site, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Clements) Gillham, Memorial# 101252484. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Jacob Clements, Memorial# 101255782.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Campbell) Clements, Memorial# 101255874.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ezekiel Gilham, Memorial# 101252369.

Mary Cleofhie1

ChartsDescendants of John Hinds, including our Walters and Ralphs
Marriage*1860She married Walter Hinds Jr., son of Walter Hinds and Elizabeth Ann Beatty.1

Family

Walter Hinds Jr. b. c 1835, d. 1876

Citations

  1. [S497] Marguerite Clayton (Michigan), compiler, "Hinds Family Research Collection" (Research results and analysis, letters and photos, in the possession of Shirley Ertz of Nebraska), from the Family Tree of Thomas and Mary Hinds prepared by M. Clayton and G. Clayton and dated Nov 1992. Hereinafter cited as "Hinds Family Research Collection."

Ann Clere1

b. say 1566, d. before 12 January 1610/11
Father*Nicholas Clere2
Birth*say 1566Ann Clere was born say 1566, probably in Colchester, Essex County, England.2
Marriage*11 September 1584She married, as his second wife, Edmund Sherman, son of Henry Sherman the Elder and Agnes ______, on 11 September 1584 in Dedham, Essex County.1,2
(Wife) Burial22 December 1600Ann became a widow when Edmund Sherman died. He was buried on 22 December 1600 in Dedham.2
Will*3 August 1609Ann wrote a will dated 3 August 16092
Death*before 12 January 1610/11 and died before 12 January 1610/11, when her will was proved.2

Family

Edmund Sherman b. s 1548
Children1.Sarah Sherman2 b. 4 Jul 1587
2.Ann Sherman2 b. s 1589
3.Susan Sherman2 b. 17 Feb 1590/91
4.Samuel Sherman2 b. s 1593
5.John Sherman2 b. s 1595
6.Benjamin Sherman2 b. 27 Mar 1597
7.Mary Sherman2 b. 20 Mar 1598/99

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 1: Henry Sherman the Elder and his Wives, Volume 166, pages 245-258. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33.

Nicholas Clere1

Family

Child1.Ann Clere+1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Miriam Cleveland1,2

Marriage*21 June 1717She married William Cheever, son of Israel Cheever and Bridget Woodward, on 21 June 1717 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were both from Cambridge and were married by Mr. Henry Gibbs, a minister of the Gospel in the town of Watertown.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), page 509. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown Marriages, Volume 2, page 59. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Captain ______ Clifford1

Marriage*He married Dorothy Frost, daughter of Honorable John Frost and Mary Pepperell.1

Family

Dorothy Frost b. 21 Aug 1727

Citations

  1. [S1009] Cecil Hampden Cutts Howard, The Pepperrells in America, downloaded from the Open Library Project at www.openlibrary.org. (Salem, Massachusetts: printed for the Essex Institute, 1906), page 6. Hereinafter cited as The Pepperrells in America.

Ruth Clothier1

Marriage*9 December 1699She married John Bailey Sr. on 9 December 1699 in Scituate, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

John Bailey Sr. d. 1718

Citations

  1. [S856] Samuel Deane, History of Scituate, Massachusetts, from its first settlement to 1831, downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (Boston, Massachusetts: James Loring, 1831), John Bailey, pages 213-215. Hereinafter cited as History of Scituate, Massachusetts to 1831.
  2. [S853] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, Vital Records of Scituate, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Volume 1. Births and Volume 2. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society at the charge of the Eddy Town Record Fund, 1909), Volume II, Marriages, page 27, his surname spelled "Bayly". Hereinafter cited as Scituate Vital Records to 1850.

Richard Clowes1

d. 20 May 1671
Residence*He lived in Nantwich, Cheshire, England.1
Marriage*16 February 1667/68He married, as her first husband, Mary Sharples of Wybunbury, Cheshire, daughter of Geoffrey Sharples and Margaret Ashley, on 16 February 1667/68 in Cheshire.1,2
Death*20 May 1671He died on 20 May 1671, probably at Nantwich.1,3

Family

Mary Sharples b. 19 Aug 1627, d. 26 Apr 1703

Citations

  1. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore : with their direct ancestors to and including thirty-six first or immigrant ancestors with some Old World pedigrees and origins and direct descendants, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Three Rivers, Michigan: published by the author, 1937), pages 49-50. Hereinafter cited as Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore.
  2. [S1416] Gilbert Cope, Henry Fishwick and Joseph Lemuel Chester, Genealogy of the Sharpless Family, descended from John and Jane Sharples, settlers near Chester, Pennsylvania, 1682 : together with some account of the English ancestry of the family, including the results of researches by Henry Fishwick, and the late Joseph Lemuel Chester, and a full report of the bi-centennial reunion of 1882, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. John Sharples (d.1685) married Jane Moor and, as Quakers, the family emigrated in 1682 from England to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Descendants (spelling the surname Sharpless) and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and elsewhere. Includes ancestry in England to the 1200s A.D. Includes index. (Washington DC: Photoduplication Service, 1968 ( a microreoduction of the original published in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the family, under the auspices of the Bi-centennial committee, in 1887), , pages 55-57. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Sharpless Family.
  3. [S1430] Blanche (Moore) Haines, Ancestry of Sharpless Moore and Rachel (Roberts) Moore, pages 49-50, the date written as "3-20-1671" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was May, not March.

Mary E. Clubb1

b. 1836
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Birth*1836Mary E. Clubb was born about 1836 in Kentucky.2
Marriage*14 December 1856She married Richard Henry Heaton, son of William Heaton and Catherine Harford, on 14 December 1856 in Henry County, Kentucky.1
(Daughter-in-Law) Census 186018 June 1860Mary appeared with her husband and sons on the 1860 census taken on 18 June 1860 in the household of her husband's parents in Subdivision 1, Henry County, Kentucky. She was 24 years of age and her husband was 31 and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $600. Their sons William and Benjamin were 2 years and 3 months, respectively.2

Family

Richard Henry Heaton b. 1830
Children1.William E. Heaton2 b. 1858
2.Benjamin F. Heaton2 b. Mar 1860

Citations

  1. [S1688] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900, online at www.ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900.
  2. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of William and Catherine Heaton, Subdivision 1, Henry, Kentucky; Roll: M653_373; Page: 333; Family History Library Film: 803373. Hereinafter cited as 1860 US Federal Census.

Bridget Coates1

Father*Thomas Coates1
Marriage*1757She married Henry Potterton, son of Thomas Potterton and ______ Wilson, in 1757.1

Family

Henry Potterton d. 1782
Children1.James Potterton1 d. 1 Apr 1807
2.Thomas Potterton+1 b. 1758, d. 12 Nov 1834
3.Bridget Potterton1
4.John Potterton1 b. 1772, d. 14 Feb 1828

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.

Ellinor Coates1

d. 1807
Marriage Settlement*3 November 1797The settlement agreement for the marriage of Ellinor Coates and Alexander Potterton was dated 3 November 1797.1
Marriage*She married Alexander Potterton, son of Thomas Potterton and Mary Wood.1
Death*1807She died in 1807.1

Family

Alexander Potterton d. b Sep 1826
Child1.Maria Potterton1

Citations

  1. [S1541] Homan Potterton, Potterton People and Places: Three Centuries of an Irish Family. This book is well researched and sourced throughout as it tells the story of the Potterton family who came to Ireland in the late 17th Century. They settled as tenant farmers in County Meath, and have remained there ever since, farming the same lands. (County Louth, Ireland: Choice Publishing, 2006), found in excerpts from the book on www.amazon.com. Hereinafter cited as Potterton People and Places.