The Clark and Perkins Families of Londonderry, New Hampshire

Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark, wife of Reed P. Clark of Londonderry NH

Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark, wife of Reed P. Clark of Londonderry NH

I hold in my hand several beautiful tintype photographs identified as being of the Clark family, that I purchased on ebay.  The first was described as: “This is a great gem sized tintype of an older woman identified as Mrs. Reed Clark. She was born Elizabeth Perkins in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts on Mary 2, 1808 and the family moved to Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She married Reed Paige Clark (1807-1882) and had at least 3 children but one died in infancy. We will also be offering similar tintypes of her son, William, and daughter, Sallie, on ebay as well as other members of the Clark and Perkins families so check out our other auctions. Mrs. Clark died July 4, 1880 in Londonderry and is buried there–I think the cemetery is called Glenwood Cemetery. The photo dates to the 1870’s and the image is very clear. See scan.”

And yes I also purchased similar tintypes of her son William and daughter Sallie as described above.  Those photographs are shown below.

Because the oldest photograph is of Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark, I begin with her genealogy, tracing her Perkins surname back to John-1 Perkins of Ipswich, Massachsuetts.


John Perkins Sr.

John Perkins Jr. & Elizabeth

Isaac Perkins & Hannah Knight of Ipswich MA

Abraham Perkins & Abigail Dodge of Ipswich MA

Joseph Perkins & Elizabeth Choate of Ipswich MA

Joseph Perkins & Mary Foster of Ipswich MA

James Perkins, son of Joseph & Mary (Foster) Perkins, b. 2 January 1780 Chebacco, Ipswich, Essex MA; m. 20 Nov 1806 in Ipswich MA to Sally Smith, dau of Philemon & Mary (Poland) Smith. She b. 12 Feb 1790 of Ipswich MA and d. 22 March 1850 in Londonderry NH
Children of James & Sally (Smith) Perkins:
1. + Elizabeth Perkins, b. 2 March 1808 Chebacco, Ipswich MA and d. 4 July 1880; She married Reed Paige CLARK  [She is shown in photograph at top of page] [see Clark Genealogy directly below]
2. Sally Perkins, b. 28 Feb 1810 and d. 15 Nov 1810 Londonderry NH
3. Joseph Perkins, b. 8 Nov 1811; died 28 March 1836 in Texas
4. James Perkins, b 13 Aug 1814, died in Magnolia MA; He m. Margaret A. Upton.
5. William Perkins, b. 31 July 1816, died 20 Dec 1891 in Manchester NH; He m1st) Sarah A. Barnett; He m2d) 23 March 1887 in Boston, Suffolk MA to Mary Dinsmore-Colburn, dau of William & Helen (Dow) Dinsmore. She b abt 1837
6. Washington Perkins, b. 20 Dec 1821 in Essex Co. MA; died 10 July 1895 in Londonderry NH; married Jane Youngman; buried Londonderry NH
[death record]
7. Franklin Perkins, b. 24 July 1823, died 26 Feb 1845
8. Sarah Perkins, b. 11 Oct 1825 in Chebacco Parish, Ipswich MA, d. 5 Aug 1827 in Londonderry NH


Robert Clark, b abt 1710 in Co. Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland; d. 20 Apr 1775 in Londonderry, Rockingham Co. NH; he m. Letitia Cochran. She b abt 1708 in Londondery Ireland and d. 16 June 1784 in Londonderry, Rockingham Co. NH. According to The History of Londonderry, NH, “Robert Clark of the Scotch colony, in Ireland, came to Londonderry about the year 1725, and settled on the height of land northwest of Beaver Pond. Letitia, his wife, was the daughter of John Cochran, of Londonderry in Ireland.”
Some Descendants of Robert Clark of Londonderry NH
Children of Robert & Letitia (Cochran) Clark:
1. John Clark, b abt 1732; d. 31 May 1806; m. Nancy Stinson; His children were Robert, David, Letitia, Polly, Alexander, William, Jane, Betsey, and John
2. +William Clark, b. 18 January 1733/34 Londonderry NH
3. Ninian Clark, b. abt 1735, d. 1808; m. Mary Ramsey; , settled in New Boston NH. His children were William, Lydia, Robert, Hugh, Hamilton, Letitia, David, Jonathan, and Samuel.
4. Agnes Clark, b abt 1736; m. William Anderson and lived in Londonderry NH. Her children were [ANDERSON]: Hugh, Robert, Marianne, James, William, Letitia, Elizabeth, and John.
5. Elizabeth Clark, b abt 1737 in Londonderry NH; d. 1830; married Andrew Mack of Londonderry NH. Her children were [MACK]: Jane, Letitia, Elizabeth, John, Isabella, Robert, Andrew, and Daniel.
6. Samuel Clark, b. abt 1738 Londonderry NH; d. 9 Aug 1790 Londonderry NH; m. Sarah Holmes and subsequently Janet Barnett. His children were Robert, Daniel, Sally, Moses, William, John and Janet.
7. Letitia CLark, b abt 1744 Londonderry NH, d. 6 Dec 1832; who married Samuel Wallace and subsequently Robert Moor, of Londonderry NH, and died in 1832 at the age of 89. Her children by her first husband [WALLACE]: Annis, Letitia, Rebecca and Sarah; by second husband [MOOR]: Jane, Mary and Samuel
8. Jane Clark, b. abt 1745 Londonderry NH, d in New Boston NH; m. James Crombie. Her children were [CROMBIE]: William, Robert, John, Letitia, Jane, James, Samuel and Clark.

—–Next Generation—–

William Clark, son of Robert & Letitia (Cochran) Clark was b. 18 January 1733/34 in Londonderry NH and d. 9 March 1808. He m. 2 Feb 1764 in New Boston NH to Anne Wallace. She b. 16 June 1736 in Londonderry NH
Children of William & Anne (Wallace) Clark:
1. Letitia Clark, b c1764 Londonderry NH
2. Robert Clark, b. 6 Oct 1765 Londonderry NH
3. Anne Clark, b abt 1767 New Boston NH; m. Robert Mack
4. John Clark, b. 3 Sep 1768 New Boston NH, d. 12 Feb 1831 Francestown NH. He m. Rebecca Wallace
5. +Ninian Clark, b. 7 Oct 1770 in New Boston NH
6. Rebecca Clark, b c1772 New Boston NH
7. Samuel F. Clark, b 19 Apr 1775 New Boston NH; m. Abigail Presby [not mentioned in the History of Londonderry NH]

—–Next Generation—–

Ninian Clark, son of William & Anne (Wallace) Clark, was b. 7 Oct 1770 in New Boston, Hillsborough Co. NH and died 26 April 1844 in Hancock NH. He m1) Nancy Cochran; he m2d) Sally Warner. He and both wives are buried at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Hancock NH.
Children of Ninian & Sally (Warner) Clark:
1. Peter C. Clark, d. 1825 Hanover NJ
2. Nancy Clark, b 1801, d 1881 Cambridge MA
3. Warner Clark, b. 28 Apr 1804 Hancock NH, d. 18 Feb 1854 Hancock NH; m. Sarah Goodhue.
4. Almira Clark, b. 28 Aug 1805 and d. 8 Oct 1807 Hancock NH
5. +Reed Paige Clark, b. July 1807 in Hancock NH and d. 8 Apr 1882 in Londonderry NH
6. Avery Monroe Clark, b. 20 June 1809 Hancock NH, d. 7 Jan 1887 Hancock NH; m. Mehetable Goodhue.
7. Augustus N. Clark, b abt 1811 Hancock NH, d. 22 August 1905 in Beverly MA; buried Central Cemetery in New Boston NH
8. Edwin Robert Clark
9. Sarah Almira Clark b 29 April 1813, d. 2 April 1833 Hancock NH.
10. Mary Ann Clark

—–Next Generation—–

Likeness of Reed P. Clark, son of Ninian Clark, from page 1004 of  History of Rockingham County NH and representative Citizens,  published in 1915 by Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago

Likeness of Reed P. Clark, son of Ninian Clark, from page 1004 of
History of Rockingham County NH and representative Citizens,
published in 1915 by Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago

Reed Paige Clark, son of Ninian & Sally (Warner) Clark, was born 6 July 1807 in Hancock, NH and d. 8 April 1882 at his home in Londonderry NH.  He married 5 April 1835 to Elizabeth Perkins, daughter of James and Sally (Smith) Perkins.  She was b. 2 March 1808 Chebacco, Ipswich MA and d. 4 July 1880. [see her genealogy directly above the Clark Genealogy]. They are both buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Londonderry, N.H.  “He removed to Londonderry NH soon after he attained the age of 21 years. He has since been prominent in the affairs of the town, county and state, and was a man of wonderful industry and of marked vitality. He has held various offices of trust, representing his town in the state legislature in 1856-7 and was also a member of the governor’s council in 1860-1. He discharged the duties of adjutant general at the beginning of the war of the rebellion. He has also been actively engaged in various religious, educational and agricultural interests, and has been a progressive and successful farmer.” Quoted Section Source: History of Rockingham County, New Hampshire and Representative Citizens, by Charles A. Hazlett, Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill., 1915, Page 1104

Siblings: William Clark, and Sallie Clark of Londonderry NH

Siblings: William Clark, and Sallie Clark of Londonderry NH, children of Reed P. & Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark

Children of Reed P. and Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark:
1. +Joseph Reed Clark, b. Nov 2, 1838 Beverly MA; m. 27 Aug 1862 in Weare NH to Emily A. Chase of North Weare, dau of Otis & Phebe S. (Willard) Chase, now of Derry NH
2. Sarah Allina Clark, b. Oct 21, 1840, d. Aug 12, 1841
3. Marianna P. Clark, b. June 19, 1842 in Londonderry NH; m. 27 August 1873 in Londonderry NH to  William H. Leaman, son of John G. & Anna K. Leaman, an attorney of Washington DC. He was born in New York City.
4. **+William Clark [see photograph] b July 22, 1844; Deputy Sheriff of Londonderry ; m. Alice Whitney McIntire of Reading Mass Aug 23, 1876 in Londonderry NH. He is buried in Glen Wood Cemetery, Londonderry NH.
5. **Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” Clark [see photograph], b Jan 15, 1847, d 18 May 1893 in Beverly MA

—–Next Generation—–

Joseph Reed Clark, son of Reed P. & Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark, b. Nov 2, 1838 Beverly MA, d. 7 Feb 1903 in Derry, Rockingham Co. NH; m. 27 Aug 1862 in Weare NH to Emily A. Chase of North Weare, [b. Weare or Deering NH] dau of Otis & Phebe S. (Willard) Chase, Resided Derry NH. He is buried in Forest Hill, E. Derry NH.
Children of Joseph R. & Emily A. (Chase) Clark:
1. Otis R. Clark, b. 30 Sep 1863 in Derry, Rockingham Co. NH; m. 18 Sep 1890 in Derry NH to Grace C. Hanson dau of John W. & Almena C. (Blanchard) Hanson. She b. abt 1867 in Gardiner Maine.
2. Warren D. Clark, b. c1869 Derry NH, died 2 April 1911 in Derry, NH; m. 27 Nov 1895 in Derry NH to Mabel L. Tyrrell, dau of Alfred H. & Ella F. (Prouty) Tyrrell. She b abt 1875 in Manchester NH; He is buried Forest Hill, E. Derry NH
3. Edna Ann Clark, b. –, d. 21 Sep 1938 in Weare NH
4. Augustus R. Clark, b. — Derry NH; m. 23 Aug 1910 in St. Johnsbury VT to Grace M. Switser, he residing Schenectady NY, electrician.
5. James Perkins Clark, b. 1877, m. Ada Miriam Clark; died 12 July 1924 in Port Angeles, Challam Washington
6. Robert S. Clark, b. May 1879 Derry NH; in 1900 living with his parents in Derry NH

William Clark

William Clark [see photographs], son of Reed & Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark, b July 22, 1844, d. 24 June 1916 in Londonderry NH. He m 23 Aug 1876 in Londonderry NH to Alice W. McIntire of Reading Mass, daughter of Amos & Mary (Gorman) McIntire. He is buried in Glen Wood Cemetery, Londonderry NH. According to page 1102 of the History of Rockingham County NH: “William, after attending public schools, prepared for college at Pinkerton Academy. Instead of entering college, however, he enlisted

William Clark, son of Reed P. & Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark from page 1100 of History of Rockingham Co. NH

William Clark, son of Reed P. & Elizabeth (Perkins) Clark from page 1100 of History of Rockingham Co. NH

Sept 3 1864, as a private in Company D., 1st NH Heavy Artillery. On the organization of the company, he was made a corporal. The regiment was assigned to defense of Washington (DC). He received an honorable discharge and returned home, working on the farm during the summer and teaching school in the winter, for several years in both New Hampshire and Michigan. He helped to organize Londonderry Grange No. 4, and served as master, secretary and trustee, also helping to manage the first grange fair held in the town. Active in politics, he was a member of the state legislature for 2 terms, serving on the republican state committee. From 1876 to 1886 he was deputy sheriff of Rockingham County. He organized the Londonderry Soldiers’ Monument Association which erected the town’s monument. He was past commander of Wesley B. Knight Post, G.A.R. and past master of St. Mark’s Lodge No 44, A F & A M.
Children of William & Alice W. (McIntire) Clark:
1. +Reed Paige Clark, b 19 Aug 1878 Londonderry NH
2. Ralph Warner Clark, b. 27 Nov 1882 in Londonderry NH, died 22 July 1887, aged 4 yrs 7 months 25 days of endocarditis in Londondery nH

—–Next Generation—–

Reed Paige Clark, son of William Clark of Londonderry NH

Reed Paige Clark, son of William Clark of Londonderry NH (1878-1958)

Reed Paige Clark, son of William & Alice W. (McIntire) Clark, born 19 August 1878 in Londonderry NH. He died 5 September 1958. He married 12 November 1928 to Jeanne Marie Bertrand. She was b 27 Aug 1896 in Louisianna and d. 3 Oct 1976. According to the History of Rockingham County NH, “he attended the common schools of Londonderry and Derry NH, and then pursued his studies at Pinkerton Academy, Derry 1890-94, graduating from the classical course in June 1895. He was a student at Columbian College, now the George Washington University at Washington DC 1894-1898 receiving the degree of A.B. in May 1898. He attended the Columbian Law School in Washington DC from 1898 to 1901 receiving the degree of LLB in May 1901. From the Columbian Graduate School in Washington DC he received a degree of A.M. in May 1901. He was assistant for one year and instructor in

Newspaper Article titled: Reed P. Clark To Visit Alaska. From Seattle Daily Times, Seattle WA, June 11, 1905, page 17

Newspaper Article titled: Reed P. Clark To Visit Alaska. From Seattle Daily Times, Seattle WA, June 11, 1905, page 17

French at the Columbian Scientific School from 1898-1901; instructor in German at National Park Seminary, Forest Glen MD 1899-1900; instructor in modern languages (French and German) at Columbian College 1900-1901; tutor at various times in Latin, French and German; private secretary to Hon. Henry E. Burnham, US Senate and clerk to the Senate Committees on Industrial Expositions, Cuban Relations, Claims, and Agriculture and Forestry, July 1, 1901 to November 30, 1911; general receiver of customs for the Republic of Liberia (commissioned) November 18, 1911. He was admitted to the New Hampshire bar June 29, 1907. He was associated with many societies and organizations including: Epsilon Chapter, Sigma Chi, Columbian University; St. Mark’s Lodge No 44, F & A M, Bell Royal Arch Chapter No. 25, Mt. Nebo Council No 15 and Ransford Chapter No 3 O.E.S., all of Derry NH; Wildey Lodge No 45, IOOF, Manchester NH; The National Geographic Society, Washington DC; Calvary Baptist Church Washington DC; The New Hampshire Bar Association; The Derryfield Club, Manchester NH, and The University Club, Washington DC. Mr. Clark was awarded the Staughton Prize for excellence in Latin and the Elton Prize for excellence in Greek, at Columbian College, in May 1898. He was president, senior class, Columbian College 1898, and vice president, first year class, Columbian Law School 1898-1899. Among his literary activities are the following: editor of a college edition of Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac,” 1898; thesis on Cyrano de Bergerac for the degree of A.M., 1901; newspaper articles on Alaska 1905; editor of an historical pamphlet, published by the District Number Eight Old Home Association, Londonderry (NH) 1908, and newspaper articles on Mexico in 1910. He traveled in Europe, June to September 1900; in Alaska, June to September 1905; in Mexico and Yucatan, September to November 1909, and in the Dominican Republic and Cuba, December 1911.
Child of Reed Paige & Jeanne M. (Bertrand) Clark:
1. Reed Paige Clark III, b between 1928-1930 in the Dominican Republic [while his father was working in the Consular Service in Santo Domingo].


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6 Responses to The Clark and Perkins Families of Londonderry, New Hampshire

  1. John Crocker says:

    I have acquired many images of the Clark and Choate family if you would like to see them. they were purchased at an estate sale this past weekend in Derry, NH

  2. Kelly says:

    I would love any photos or information regarding John Clark Murdock, Lydia Murdock, Lena Barney, Carrie Lydia Murdock, or the Murdock White Twins. Thank you most kindly

  3. Warren Prince says:

    My family is from Londonderry (Dickey family). I found among my mother’s possessions an envelope with the name Reed P. Clark on it. It has several documents from the Union League of America. No personal notes just the documents. Are you interested in the contents?

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