Abraham Clark - (1725 - 1794)

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Abraham Clark Biography


It is unfortunately the fact, in respect to many of the distinguished actors in the revolutionary drama, but especially in reference to the subject of this memoir, that but few incidents of their lives have been preserved. The truth is, that although men of exalted patriotism, who filled their respective duties, both in public and private life, with great honor to themselves and benefit to all around them, they were naturally unobtrusive and unambitious. The incidents of their lives were, indeed, few. Some of them lived in retirement, pursuing the "even tenor of their way," nor was the regularity of their lives often interrupted, except, perhaps, by an attendance upon congress, or by the discharge of some minor civil office in the community.

These remarks apply with some justice to Mr. Clark, but perhaps not with more force, than to several others, who stand enrolled among the signers of the declaration of independence.

Mr. Clark was a native of Elizabethtown, New Jersey, where
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Abraham Clark Genealogy

Parents:
Thomas Clark (____ - 1765)
Hannah Winans Clarke (1705 - ____)

Spouse:
Sarah Hatfield Clark (1728 - 1804)

Children:
Aaron Clark (1750 - 1811)
Thomas Clark (1752 - 1789)
Andrew Clark (1759 - 1778)
Sarah Clark Edgar (1761 - 1817)

Events in the life of Abraham Clark

DateEvent

1741 02/15   Birth of Abraham Clark
1794 09/15   Death of Abraham Clark
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Quote 588 details Share on Google+ - Quote 588 Linked In Share Button - Quote 588 Our fates are in the hands of An Almighty God, to whom I can with pleasure confide my own; he can save us, or destroy us; his Councils are fixed and cannot be disappointed, and all his designs will be Accomplished

Abraham Clark: letter to Elias Dayton, July 14, 1776

Quote 954 details Share on Google+ - Quote 954 Linked In Share Button - Quote 954 Perhaps our Congress will be exalted on a high gallows. We were truly brought to the case of the three lepers; if we continued in the state we were in, it was evident we must perish; if we declared Independence we might be saved - we could but perish

Abraham Clark: August 2, 1776

Quote 953 details Share on Google+ - Quote 953 Linked In Share Button - Quote 953 Our Declaration of Independence I dare say you has seen. A few weeks will probably determine our fate. Perfect freedom, or Absolute Slavery. To some of us freedom or a halter.

Abraham Clark: letter to Eias Dayton, July 14, 1776

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This seems to be a trying season, but that indulgent Father who hath hitherto Preserved us will, I trust, appear for our help, and prevent our being Crushed; if otherwise, his Will be done.

Abraham Clark: letter to Eias Dayton, July 4, 1776

Quote 587 details Share on Google+ - Quote 587 Linked In Share Button - Quote 587 As to my Title, I know not yet whether it will be honourable or dishonourable, the issue of the War must Settle it. Perhaps our Congress will be Exalted on a high Gallows

Abraham Clark: August 2, 1776

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