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his realty holdings in Manchester. In politics he
is a Republican. He is a member of the common
council of this city. He is a member of the Ma-
sonic Order, and belongs to the following named
bodies : Lafayette Lodge, No. 41 ; Mt. Horeb Royal
Arch Chapter, No. 11: Andoniram Council No. 3;
Trinity Commandery Knights Templar of Man-



Chester : and Edward A. Raymond Consistory of
Nashua. He is also a member of Wildey Lodge, No.
45, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and jMount
Washington Encampment No. 16. He married, De-
cember 10. 1902, in Manchester, Lucille Weeks El-
liott, daughter of Alonzo and Medora (Weeks)
Elliott (see Elliott V).

(1) William Clough was born at
CLOUGH Lyman, New Hampshire, in 1795, and

followed the carpenter's trade in
that town. An attempt to identify his ancestors
has thus far proved fruitless, but there is some
reason for believing that he was a grandson of
William Clough, who served in the French and
Indian war, and entering the Revolutionary war
without enlistment participated in the battle of
Bunker HiH. After the close of the war he went
from New Salem to Lyman and located on Clough
Hill. He reared six sons, whose names were:
Zacheus, Enoch, Bailey, Cyrus, Abner and Jere-
miah. William Clough, the cooper, married Betsey
Crooks, and she bore him three children, Mary
Jane, Mary Ann and William.

(II) William (2), son of William and Betsey
(Crooks) Clough, was born in Lyman, April 15,
1824. His boyhood and youth were spent in attend-
ing the district school and acquiring a knowledge
of agriculture. When a young man he settled upon
a farm in Bath, this state, and resided there until
1S50, when he went to Charlestown, Massachusetts,
and engaged in the trucking business. Selling out
his business he became an officer in the Massachu-
setts state prison, where he remained some two and
one half years, at the expiration of which time he re-
turned to his native state. Purchasing a piece of
agricultural property in Lancaster known as Pros-
pect Farm, he carried it on for a number of years,
erecting new buildings, and making other notable
improvements. He iinally sold the property to
George P. Rowel 1, of New York City, and it is now
owned by the Hon. Samuel McCall, a member of
congress from Massachusetts. After relinquishing
agriculture he engaged in the real estate business in
Lancaster. Mr. Clough was one of the organizers
of the Lancaster National Bank and formerly
served on its board of directors. He was one of
the organizers and president of the Lancaster
Works Company. In politics he was a Democrat,
and in addition to holding some of the town offices,
including that of selectman, he represented his dis-
trict in the lower branch of the state legislature in
1879. He was highly esteemed both as an upright
business man and an able public official, and his
death, which occurred October 23, 1896, was the
cause of general regret.

Mr. Clough married Elvira Wallace, daughter
of Amos P. Wallace, of Franconia, New Hamp-
shire, of Scotch descent. She died in 1890. The
only child of this union now living is Mary Clough,
who resides in Lancaster.

(I) Simon Clough was a native of
CLOUGH Gilmanton. where he was engaged in
farming. He married Mercy Elkins,
and they had six children : Sarah, Jonathan, Dan-
iel; Frank. ]Mary and Martha.

(II) Daniel ^E., second son and third child of
Simon and ]\Iercy (Elkins) Clough, was born in
Gilmanton, March 23, 1835. His education was
obtained in the common schools and at Gilmanton
Academy. He taught a term of school at Gilman-
ton, and about 1856 went to Salem, Massachusetts,
where he drove a cart and sold tinware for four or

five years. He was an industrious and economical
man, and saved a large part of his earnings, with
which he purchased a stock of goods and opened
a hardware store on his own account in Salem.
This he conducted two years, when he became ill
of consumption, sold his stock and returned to
Alton, New Hampshire, where he died June 18,
1866. He married, at Gilmanton Iron Works, Feb-
ruary 4, 1858, Melora S. Avery, born in Cambridge,
Massachusetts, May 28, 1835, daughter of David and
Apphia (Clough) Avery. They were the parents
of one child, Herman W. Melora S.. daughter of
David Avery, is descended as follows: (i) David
Avery was a farmer of Gilmanton, who married, and
had a family of children, two of whom were John
and Lydia. (2) John Avery, son of David, was a
native of Gilmanton, and a farmer in Gilmanton
and Alton. He married Temperance Nutter, who
lived to the age of one hundred years, and died
about 1890. Their children were: Joseph, Isaac,
David, Mary, Sarah. Belinda and John. (3) David
Avery, third son and child of John and Temper-
ance (Nutter) Avery, born in Gilmanton, in 1806,
died 1879; he was a farmer in Alton. He married
Apphia Clough, born in Alton, August, 1806, daugh-
ter of Perley and INIary Clough, and they had seven
children: Melora S., Victoria, Gustena, George, a
Union soldier who died in New Orleans, in 1862 ;
My'ra Elbridge and Emma. Melora S. (Avery)
Clough married (second), November 16, 1879, in
Concord, Cyrus F. Caswell, who was born in Pitts-
field, New Hampshire, February 4, 1816, died Jan-
uary 18, 1892. the son of Stephen and Lydia (Rob-
erts') Caswell. He was a farmer boy, but not car-
ing to till the soil learned the trade of shoemaker,
and for many years worked on shoes in his home,
having the partly finished portions sent to him from
the great shoe factories at Lynn and Haverhill.
Later in life he gave up this occupation, and was a
switch tender for the Boston & Maine railroad, at
Concord. In 1880 he bought a stock of horses and
opened a livery stable next to his residence. No. 57
North Spring street, which he conducted till his
death, January 18, 1892. He was a man of good
habits, steady, honest, industrious, and a member of
the Freewill Baptist Church, of Concord. He mar-
ried (first), Mary Jane Elkins who died, leaving
no offspring. He left to his second wife a very
comfortable property which she occupies.

(Ill) Herman W., Only thild of Daniel E. and
Melora S. (Avery) Clough, was born in Salem,
June 20, 1861. He attended the common schools at
Alton, where his widowed mother lived, and later
took two terms in the high school in Farmington.
and after removing to Concord, in 1879, attended a
private school in that city one year. In 1881 he
entered the employ of the Boston & Maine Rail-
road Company as a switchman, which place he has
continuously filled since that time. His political
affiliation is with the Republican party. He is a
member of the Baker Memorial Church (Metho-
dist) of White Mountain Lodge. Independent Or-
der of Odd Fellows, and of the Order of United
American Mechanics. He married, 1891, Annie
Johnson, of Farmington, born 1863, daughter of
John and Anstress (Varney) Johnson, of Farming-
ton, and they have one child: Edith, born October
II, 1895-

The name Bullard is found in the
BULLARD Colonial records as early as 1637,

when Benjamin Bullard w^as in Wa-
tertown, Massachusetts, at the division of lands in
that town. Between that time and the end of the



century various other Bullards settled in New Eng-
land. Among the early planters no less than seven
of the name are found of record. There has been
a tradition that they were all brothers, but this is
without foundation. George Bullard subscribed to
the freeman's oath in 1641. and had land signed
hnn in Watertown as early as 1637. John took the
freeman's oath, May 16, 1640, and was a signer of
Dedham, June i, 1636. Isaac was another signer of
the same compact at the same time. Nathaniel
Bullard was admitted townsman there in 1655.
Robert Bullard died at Watertown, April 24,


(I) William Bullard signed the social compact
of Dedham, June 18, 1636. It is quite possible and
even probable that the three which signed this
document at the same time were brothers or near
relatives. William Bullard's wife was received in
the church at Dedham in 1639. He took the free-
man's oath, May 13, 1640, and was chosen selectman
in 1643. He was a respected and prominent citizen,
and it is probable that he died not long after 1643.
although no record of his death or of the settlement
of his estate has been discovered. He left sons who
inherited his estate at Dedham and transmitted it
to their descendants, who now point at the location
of his first habitation. The numerous Bullards of
Dedham and some of the adjacent towns are, Avith-
out doubt, his descendants, but no records have
been discovered that afford proof of such descent.
Nathaniel Bullard was admitted freeman in 1690,
and is supposed to have been a son of William as
were also Josiah, Ebenezer and Benjamin.

(II) Isaac, son of William Bullard, resided with
his wife, Ann, in Dedham, Massachusetts, where
he was admitted to the church June 18, 1665. and
died May 11, 1676. His children were: Sarah,
Samuel, Judith,, Ann, John, Mary and

(III) Samuel, eldest son and second child of
Isaac and Ann Bullard, was born December 22,
1659, in Dedham, and probably passed his life in
that town wher£ his children were born. He was
married, January 14, 1683, to Hannah Thorpe, who
was born August 19, 1665, daughter of James and
Hannah (Newcome) Thorpe. Their children were:
Samuel, Hannah, John, Ann, Sarah, Ebenezer, Mary
and Abigail.

(IV) Samuel (2), eldest child of Samuel (i)
and Hannah (Thorpe) Bullard, was born January
9, 1684, in Dedham, where he died February 10,
1757. His first wife or mother of his children
(whose name does not appear of record) died about
1740. He was married (second). September 16,
1742, to Mrs. Rebecca Farmington, who died Au-
gust 13, 1745. He married (third), June 5, 1746,
Mrs. Hannah Holden.

(V) Benjamin, son of Samuel (2) Bullard, was
born about 1730, and settled in Sharon, Massachu-
setts, where he died in 1778, aged forty-eight years.
He was a Revolutionary soldier. He was married
April 15, 1756, to Judith Lewis, daughter of Wil-
liam Lewis. She died August, 1810, aged sixty-
nine years. Their children were: Mary, Benja-
min, Oliver, Judith, Zipporah, Louis and Irene.
The youngest son settled in Francestown, New

(VI) Oliver, second son and third child of Ben-
jamin and Judith (Lewis) Bullard, was born Sep-
tember 15, 1763, in Sharon, and removed thence to
Francestown, New Hampshire. About 1805, he
removed from Francestown to Stockbridge, Ver-
mont, and later to Bethel, Vermont, where he died
August 13, iS'^Q. He was married !March 16, 1786,

in Sharon, to Abigail Gay, who was born Septem-
ber 17, 1762, in that town, and died March 22, 1836,
in Bethel, Vermont. Their children were : Oliver,
Abigail, Betsey, Fanny, Mark, Luke, John, Azubah,
Luther, Andes Tailor, Ambrose and Mulfred Day-
ton, Andes T. Bullard, born in Francestown, 1803,
was an able and popular Methodist clergyman.

(VII) Mulfred Dayton, youngest child of Oli-
ver and Abigail (Gay) Bullard, was born June 6,
1808, in Stockbridge, Vermont, and died May 30,
1872, at Lancaster, New Hampshire. He was a
Methodist clergyman for thirty-tive years, ajid was
a member of the Vermont conference twenty-three
years. He was married January 11, 1828, by Ben-
jamin Coleman, Esq., to Lydia Fish Whitaker,
daughter of David and Anna (Beech) Whitaker
(sec Whitaker, HI). She was born December 23,
1811, at Windsor, and survived her husband more
than fourteen years, dying June 21, 1886, at Mont-
pelier, Vermont. They were the parents of four
children: Caroline Matilda, Arial Mulfred, Ade-
line Dunham and Augusta Jannette.

(VIII) Arial Mulfred, only son and second
child of Rev. Mulfred Dayton and Lydia Fish
(Whitaker) Bullard, was born December i, 1830.
and died in Lancaster, New Hampshire, October 8,
1881. When about twenty years of age he went to
Lancaster, New Hampshire, and there learned the
trade of iron moulder. He spent his winters in St.
Johnsbury, Vermont, where he was engaged as
moulder, until about 1870, and then bought out the
iron foundry at Lancaster, which he operated about
a year. In 1872 he became a member of the firm
of'Frank Smith & Company, who carried on milling
and dealt in lumber, hay, hardware, etc., and was
such until the time of his death. For some years
he was a member of the Lancaster Fire company,
and a member of the board of fire engineers. He
married in Pittsburg, New Hampshire, . March 15,
1854, Eliza Jane Haines, who was born in Pitts-
burg, New Hampshire, November 7, 1836, and died
May 18, 1907, daughter of Clark and Adaline Bedell
Haines, of Pittsburg. Two children were born of
this union: Willie E. and Clara E., who married
Charles A. Howe.

(IX) Willie Eugene, eldest child of Arial M.
and Eliza J. (Haines) Bullard, was born in Lan-
caster, December 7, 1855, and was educated in the
public schools. In 1S76 he became a clerk for Frank
Smith & Co., of which firm his father was a mem-
ber, and was soon after admitted to a partnership.
The Lancaster Trust company, a state bank, was
incorporated in 1891, and W. E. Bullard was elected
a director and secretary of that institution. In
1888 he was elected to the board of fire engineers,
and held that position till the close of 1906. In
1882 he was appointed, with George N. Kent and
Jared I. Williams, trustee of the Summer Street
cemetery, and served until 1890. He has been a
trustee of the Methodist Episcopal Church since
1889. He was a member of Company F, Lancas-
ter Rifles, since 1878, and was appointed lieutenant
of that organization July 25, 1879, and served three
years. He is a member of North Star Lodge, No.
8, Free and Accepted Masons; North Star Royal
Arch Chapter, No. 16; North Star Commandery,
Knights Templar ; and Edward Raymond Consist-
ory,'' thirtv-second degree: Sublime Princes of the
Royal Secret. He married, at Lancaster, New
Hampshire. IMarch 15, 1877, Mary C. Burns, who
was born in Whitefield, New Hampshire, June 22,
1856, daughter of Calvin W. and Elvira (Clark)
Burns, of Whitefield. They have three children:
Grace Burns, Harold Arial and Mary Claire.



There is no name more nvnncrously
CLARK represented in the pioneer settlement
of New England than this, and on
account of the great number bearing the name,
it has been extremely difficult to trace the ancestral
lines. They were numerous in almost every New
England town, and the line herein given is the first
that we have been able to trace with any satisfac-
tory fullness.

(I) Edward Clark is found of record at Haver-
hill, Massachusetts, as early as 1650. It seems im-
possible to establish his parentage or the place of
his origin. He had a house lot at Haverhill in 1650,
and on the division of plow lands over four acres
were assigned to him. He was appointed to beat
the drum on "Lord's days and lecture days." By
occupation he was a carpenter, and probably re-
moved to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in 1663,
and died there 1675. He owned a house and barn
and an island where he lived at Portsmouth, and
also three acres of land in Little Harbor.

(H) There was a second Edward Clark in
Haverhill, who is believed to have been a son of
the first. He was born about 1622, and subscribed
to the oath of allegiance November 28, 1677. He
married (first) Dorcas Bosworth, who died Febru-
•ary 3, 1681, and was married (second) November
I, 1682, to Mary Davis, a widow. They had at least
two sons, Hanniel and jNIatthew. There was a
Joseph Clark who took the oath of allegiance in
1673, and is supposed to have been another son of
Edward (i).

(HI) Hanniel, son of Edward and Dorcas (Bos-
worth) Clark, resided in Haverhill, where admin-
istration was granted upon his estate in 1718. He
was married August 20, 1678, to Mary Gutterson.
Their children were: JNIary, Hanniel, Sarah, Wil-
liam, Josiah, Edward, Jonathan, Samuel, Timothy
and Elizabeth.

(IV) Jonathan, fifth son and seventh child of
Hanniel and j\Iary (Gutterson) Clark, was born
April 23, 1696, in Haverhill. He resided in Haver-
hill and Amesbury. Administration of his estate
was granted to his son Thomas, of Amesbury, May
7, 1753- The inventory amounted to one hundred
and thirty pounds. He was married (first) Febru-
ary 23, 1715, to Martha Ela, who lived but a short
time thereafter. He was married (second) De-
cember 4, 1718. to Priscilla Whitticker. It appears
that he married a third time, as the name of his
widow appears as Elizabeth. His children were:
Amos (died young), INIartha (died young), Amos,
Jonathan, Thomas, jMary, Priscilla, :\Iartha (died
young), Sarah and Martha.

(V) Amos, second son and third child of Jona-
than Clark and eldest child of his second wife,
Priscilla. was born January 12, 1720, in Haverhill,
and settled about 1739 in what is now Hampstead,
New Hampshire. This was two years before that
region was set off from Haverhill as a part of New-
Hampshire. He married Sarah Kelly, who was
born October, 1718, in Newbury, 3,Iassachusetts,
daughter of John and Elizabeth (Emery) _ Kelly.
He died in Hampstead in 1783. Three of his chil-
dren are on record in Haverhill. There were eleven
altogether. They included: Judith. Thomas,
iNIoses, Priscilla. Amos (died young), Jonathan
(died young), Elizabeth, Amos and Jonathan.

(VI) Morse, second son and third child of Amos
and Sarah (Kelly) Clark, was born IMarch 28, 1746,
in Hampstead, New Hampshire, and settled in War-
ner, same state. No record of his marriage ap-
pears, but the list of his children gives his wife's

name as ]\Iollc. llieir children weie: Judith,
Moses, Amasa (died young), Amasa, Jerusha,
Amos, Sarah, Lydia, Stephen Bagley and Johna-

(VII) Moses (2), eldest son and second child
of Moses and Molle Clark, was born July 21, 1770,
in Warner, New Hampshire, and passed his life in
that town and in the adjoining town of Hopkinton.
He was married in Warner, April 14, 1 791, to
Sarah Kimball.

(VIII) Moses Kimball, .son of Moses (2) and
Sarah (Kimball) Clark, was born February 20, 1810,
in Warner, and resided in Hopkinton. He married
Judith Morrill.

(IX) Alvah Augustus, son of Moses Kimball
and Judith (]\Iorrill) Clark, was born in Warner,
New Hampshire, May 3, 1837. He was educated in
the common schools, and was a mill owner and
farmer. He was a Republican in politics. He mar-
ried Harriet Wiggin, daughter of Hemphill Wig-
gin. They had three children : Anna, born June 7,
1862; Fred Augustus, born March 10, 1864; and
Martha, born December 25, 1865. Air. Clark died
January 4, 1895.

(X) Fred Augustus, only son and second child
of Alvah Augustus and Harriet (Wiggin) Clark,
was born in Warner, New Hampshire, March 10,
1864. He was educated in the district schools and
at the Simonds free high school. He has always
been in the mill and the ice business. He owns a
large mill and makes many shingles, laths and
building material every year. He also carries on a
general farm. He is a Republican in politics, and
has served three terms as selectman. He is a Blue
Lodge Mason. He is a member of the Grange, of
which he has been overseer. He attends the Con-
gregational church. He married, November II,
1894, Elsie Colby, daughter of James L. and Abbie
(Wright) Colby, of Warner. They have two
children: Laura, born July 13, 1894, died January 8,
1904; and Alvah Augustus, born June 29, 1896.
Mrs. Clark is an active worker in the Congrega-
tional church.

(Second Family.)
The many families bearing this name
CLARK render distinctions somewhat confus-
ing and uncertain. The name is un-
doubtedly derived from 'an occupation, and arose
from the variations in pronunciations in early
times. There may have been several who took the
surname simultaneously, which arose from the oc-
cupation of clerk. The name appears very fre-
quently in the records of Rockingham county, but
the data is so fragmentary that it is very difficult
to follow any one continuous line.

(I) About the earliest definite record obtainable
on the family herein traced locates Jonathan and
Zipporah Clark as residents of Stratham, New
Hampshire. On July 6, 1715. William Moore deeded
to Jonathan Clark, junior, land in Quamscot (which
included parts of the present towns of Exeter and
Stratham). From this it is probable that Jonathan
was a son of Jonathan. The son received a deed
May 17, 1743, of land in Barrington from Plunking
Wentworth. Other transactions indicate that he
was a large landholder. January 8, 1731. he sold to
David Davis land granted to him by the town of
Exeter, and prol)al)ly removed to Barrington soon
after. He had children: John, Jonathan, Joanna,
and Mary, born in Stratham. (Jonathan and de-
scendants are mentioned in this article.)

(II) John, elder son of Jonathan and Zipporah
Clark, was born in 171 1, in Stratham, New Hamp-



shire, and lived for a time in Lee, same colony.
His wife's name was Roocksby, and they were the
parents of John and Roocksby Clark.

(III) John (2), son of John (i) and Roocksby
Clark, was born, January 21, 1741, in Stratham,
and removed with his parents early in life to Lee.
On attaining his majority he set out to seek his
fortune in the wilderness, and settled in Barnstead,
Xew Hampshire, as early as 1770, following a trail
marked by blazed trees. The deed of his land, the
old instrument being now in possession of his
great-grandson, bears date in the tenth year of the
reign of George III. Indeed, the land itself on
which Jolui Clark first settled in Barnstead has
ever since remained in the family. Clark Town is
a locality in the southeast part of Barnstead, where
the settlement was made, and where the Clark fam-
ily has always been numerously represented. There

ihe cleared up a farm and passed his life, dying
in 1799. He was a soldier of the Revolution. He
married and had children : Levi, Jonathan, Enoch,
Solomon and Ezekiel.

(IV) Solomon, son of John (2) Clark, was
born in Lee, New Hampshire, in 1783, and died in
Barnstead, March 15, 1859. He married Sarah
Daniels, who was" born in Portsmouth, New Hamp-
shire, in 1793, and died November 10, 1868. Their
children were : Joseph, John D., Solomon, Albert,
Abbie D. and Jewett Clark.

(V) John D., second child and son of Solomon
and Sarah Clark, was born in Barnstead, February
14, 1820, and died in that town January 16, 1904.
He lived at home with his parents until twenty
years old, and then purchased the farm on which
he afterward lived, and which is now owned by
his son Alonzo. Mr. Clark's first wife was Eliza-
beth N. Adams, born 1817, died October 20, 1870.
His second wife was Louisa A. Berry, born in 1828
and died July 10, 1893. She was a daughter of
Peter Berry. John D. and Elizabeth (Adams)
Clark had seven children : Jane, Everett, Leonora
F., i\Iary Ann, .Emma, Levi A. and Alonzo.

(VI) Everett, second child and elder son of
John D. and Elizabeth (Adams) Clark, was born in
the town of Barnstead, July 19, 1845, on the farm
where his great-grandfather settled previous to the
Revolution, and which he himself now owns. In
1867 he left home and went to Boston, where he
entered the employ of his uncles, who then were
cotton waste merchants doing business under the
firm style of Adams Bros. He eventually acquired
an interest in the business, and in 1879 became its
sole proprietor, successor to the firm, but always
has retained the old firm name, which for half a
century has been known in trade circles through-
out the eastern states. In connection with his ex-
tensive Inisiness interests in Boston, Mr. Clark still
retains the old home farm in Barnstead, and has
added to it until his lands in the town comprise
four hundred acres. It is one of the best appointed
farms in Belknap county, and the summer liome of
its owner, whose favorite pleasure is hunting in
the country about the town where he was born.

(II) Jonathan (2), son of John and Zipporah
Clark, was born July 16, 1715, in Stratham. New
Hampshire, and resided in mature life at Epping,
New Hampshire.

(III) Lieutenant Jonathan Clark, born July 14,
1750, in Epping, was married September 23, 1779.
to Nancy Clifford, daughter of David Clifford, of
Brentwood, New Hampshire. Their children were :
George L., Greenleaf, Samuel (died young), Sam-
uel and two others.

(IV) George Lewis, eldest child of Lieutenant
Jonathan and Nancy (Clifford) Clark, was born
April 28, 1780, in Epping. He served in the United
States Navy, and died at Philadelphia, Pennsyl-
vania, about 1843. He was married on Christmas
day, 1800, to Charlotte Turner. She was born in

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