Benjamin Thomas Clarke

Benjamin Thomas Clarke

Male 1799 - 1867

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  • Name  Benjamin Thomas Clarke 
    Born  20 Feb 1799  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Physical Description  1819 
    He had Ann's initials 'A S' tattooed over his heart 
    Christened  26 Dec 1849  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    Gender  Male 
    Occupation  1838-1851  Chesterton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Around 1838 they moved to Chesterton and he took a job working in a brickyard as a brick burner. By 1850 he owned a brickyard, a hostelry and several houses in Cambridge. It appears that several of his sons built these houses which he leased out on long-term rentals. He sold all his holdings when he decided to emigrate. 
    Emigration  1853 
    Left Liverpool on 23 Jan 1853, arriving in Utah on 6 Oct 1853 having crossed the plains with the Cyrus Wheelock Company. William Bell and Frances had arrived in 1852 and 1851 respectively, so he had his new wife and 7 children with him (3 were grown up).  
    Buried  1867  Salt Lake City Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  4 Nov 1867  Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3477  Fidgen
    Last Modified  5 Oct 2016 

    Family 1  Ann Leaford Shuker,   b. 19 Jun 1801, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1848, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Sep 1820  Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Benjamin Clarke,   b. 20 Sep 1820, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1910, Provo, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Joseph John Clarke,   b. 4 Aug 1822, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1892, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Elizabeth Clarke,   b. 15 Jun 1824, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1919, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. John Clarke,   b. 13 Oct 1825, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1825, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ann Shuker Clarke,   b. 18 Aug 1826, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1913, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Frances Clarke,   b. 3 Apr 1828, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1894, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Charles Jonas Clarke,   b. 20 Sep 1830, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1894, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Martha Clarke,   b. 18 Jan 1832, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1924, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. William Bell Clarke,   b. 6 Aug 1834, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1921, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Benjamin Thomas Clarke, Jnr,   b. 2 Feb 1836, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1893, Wayne, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Susannah Clarke,   b. 15 Jun 1838, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1841, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Susannah Shuker Clarke,   b. 16 Dec 1841, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1931, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Caroline Shuker Clarke,   b. 28 Apr 1845, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1909, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Sep 2015 
    Family ID  F1167  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Ann Southwell Seymore,   b. 18 Sep 1815, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1897, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 May 1850  Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lorenzo Southwell Clarke,   b. 1852, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1923, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Heber Abraham Clarke,   b. 23 Feb 1855, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1863, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ellen Marinda Clarke,   b. 2 May 1857, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1912
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1168  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Ruth Butterworth,   b. 23 Apr 1817, Stalybridge, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1860, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  28 Jun 1857  Sugar House, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Plural (Polygamous) 
    Children 
     1. Lavina Alice Clarke,   b. 1858, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1169  Group Sheet

    Family 4  Martha Larkins,   b. 1822, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Mar 1866  Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Plural (Polygamous) 
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F1170  Group Sheet

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    The story of a pioneer. Married to a 4th cousin (4x removed) of my wife with whom he had 13 children. After the early death of his wife he became a Mormon, remarried and set off for Salt Lake, Utah. He crossed America by wagon train in 1853, settled in Salt Lake and entered two polygamous marriages.