Memorial Biographies, 1845-1871

Memorial Biographies, 1845-1871

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...AARON CLARK AARON CLARK was born in the town of Worthington, Massachusetts, on the sixteenth of October, 1787. He was descended from Daniel 1 Clark, born in 1623, a resident of Windsor in Connecticut in 1639, who married, June 13, 1644, Mary, daughter of Thomas Newberry, and died August 12, 1710; Daniel 2 of Hartford, born in 1654, who married in 16 78, Hannah, daughter of Daniel Pratt; Aaron, ' baptized November 13, 1687, who married Susanna Aaron, ' born May 14, 1712, and died November 6, 1788, who married on October 11, 1742, Sarah, daughter of John and Sarah Fowler, born December 13, 1713, and died March 29, 1771; and David, ' born August 20, 1756, who, for his second wife, married January 18, 1787, Lydia Benjamin of Worthington; and the last named were the parents of the subject of this sketch. In his early boyhood Aaron removed with his parents to the State of Vermont, and probably to the town of Middlebury, or the vicinity. Soon afterwards he had the misfortune to lose his father, whose death occurred June 9, 1799, by accidental drowning in the town of Whiting, Vermont. ' Aaron was graduated at Union College, in Schenectady, New York, in 1808. Soon after his graduation he was appointed tutor in the college; but in a short time he resigned his tutorship in order to accept the ofiice of private secretary to Governor Daniel D. Tompkins. Afterwards he entered the ofiice of General Erastus Root (D.C. 1793), at Delhi, New York, as a student at law. On his admission to the Bar he practised his profession awhile at that place. From Delhi he went to Albany, and in 1815 was elected clerk of the Assembly, which position he held till 1820. While in this office he prepared a series of rules of parliamentary practice, which is...
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965981
  • 9781236965981