Sunday, February 11, 2007

John Clarke (b. February 11. 1540/41)

Today's featured relative in my database is my paternal 11th-great grandfather, John Clarke.

John was born February 11, 1540/41 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England, the son of John and Margaret (________) Clarke. John married October 12, 1567 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England to Katherine Cooke, daughter of John and Alice (Carter) Cooke. Katherine was born February 12, 1545/46 in Westhorpe, Suffolk, England and died March 27, 1598 in Finningham, Suffolk, England. John died April 4, 1598 in Suffolk, England.

Known children of John and Katherine (Cooke) Clarke are as follows :
i. John Clarke b. April 25, 1569 Westhorpe, d. bef. 1577 Westhorpe
ii. Rowland Clarke b. ca. 1570 England, d. February 2, 1637/38 Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA, m. Mary Hobart
iii. Thomas Clarke b. November 1, 1570 Westhorpe, d. July 29, 1627 Westhorpe, m. Rose Kerrich

I descend from John and Katherine (Cooke) Clarke through their son, Thomas, as follows :
John Clarke and Katherine Cooke
Thomas Clarke and Rose Kerrich
Joseph Clarke and Margaret Turner
Joseph Clarke and Bethiah Hubbard
Judith Clarke and John Maxson
Bethiah Maxson and Joseph Maxson
Ephraim Maxson and Elisabeth Davis
Jesse Maxson and Sarah Sutton
Prudence Maxson and William P. Smith
Olive Jane Smith and William P. Wehrly
Barbara Isabelle Wehrly and Luman Cooper Lemasters (my great-grandparents)
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