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Joseph  Clarke 



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Joseph Clarke
2/11/1642 - 1/11/1727
Joseph Clarke was born on February 11, 1642 in Newport, Rhode Island and died on January 11, 1727 in Westerly, Rhode Island. Dates for birth and death are estimated. He lived to be about 84 years old.

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24 1666 Sir Isaac Newton invents calculus
30 1672 The laws of gravity are defined by Isaac Newton; France invades Rhine as Dutch open dikes to flood Amsterdam to keep it from falling under French rule.
18 1660 During the 1660's plantation owners change the laws and revoke contracts so that the Africans cannot earn their freedom.
21 1663 The Carolina colonies are established after King Charles II grants the territory to eight loyal supporters.
28 1670 In March, the first permanent settlement in South Carolina is established at Albemarle Point (Charles Town, SC).
39 1681 Pennsylvania is founded after William Penn, a Quaker, receives a Royal charter and land grant from King Charles II.
58 1700 By the early 1700's, Virginia and Maryland have established a strong economic and social structure. The planters of the tidewater region, with abundant slave labor, have large houses, an aristocratic way of life, and a desire to follow the art and culture of Europe. Less wealthy German and Scots-Irish immigrants settle inland, populating the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as well as the Appalachian Mountains. Those on the frontier build small cabins and cultivate corn and wheat.
78 1720 The population of American colonists reaches 475,000. Boston (pop. 12,000) is the largest city, followed by Philadelphia (pop. 10,000) and New York (pop. 7000)
5 1647 The Society of Friends founded. Later this group becomes known as Quakers.
6 1648 King Charles I of England is executed
9 1651 England's Civil Wars end
18 1660 Louis XIV of France marries Maria Teresa Infanta of Spain
24 1666 Great Fire of London
28 1670 Hudson Bay Company formed (English)
31 1673 England's Test Act excludes Roman Catholics from holding office
47 1689 England's Bill of Rights created. European Nine Year's War begin and grows into a world-wide event. It ends in 1697.
48 1690 Ireland's Battle of Boyne
51 1693 National debt begins in England
56 1698 Tsar Peter the Great begins traveling Europe
59 1701 England's Act of Settlement created; War of Spanish Succession begins
65 1707 Scotland and England unite to form "Great Britain"
73 1715 War of Spanish Succession ends

Bethiah Hubbard
Born on December 19, 1646 and died on April 17, 1707
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The Children of Joseph Clarke

Judith Clarke
Born in Westerly, Rhode Island on October 12, 1667 and died in Westerly, Rhode Island on July 17, 1747. She was about 79 years old.

Children of John and Judith: Judith Maxson 1689 1690 Mary Maxson 1691 1692 Bethiah Maxson 1693 1747 Elizabeth Maxson 1695 1751 Hannah Maxson 1698 1744 John Maxson 1701 1786 ...
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