Thursday, October 28, 2010
The L. E. Clark Farm, Princeton, Massachusetts
Update of February 2, 2016: I've heard from a Clark descendant who tells me that this farm, located on Old Colony Road, at the foot of Mt. Wachusett, is protected as a historic place.
Amazingly, I have found another photograph of a house I discussed back on October 12, 2010, the farmhouse of L. E. Clark of Princeton, Massachusetts. Here is the link to that earlier post: Old Photograph of the L. E. Clark House, Princeton, Massachusetts.
That photograph was a closeup of the house and ell. This photograph, taken from a field or pasture, shows the house, a wonderful stone fence and outbuildings of what must have been, and hopefully still is, a very picturesque New England farm.
The identification on the reverse is written in pencil against a gray background so you may not be able to decipher it from this scan. It reads: Old house where we first lived in Princeton, Massachusetts. Leslie Clark & Family. I'm not sure what is meant by the last part -whether the ID was written by a member of the Leslie Clark family or by a later occupant family.
Here is the genealogy research on Leslie Everett Clark and family that was in the earlier post:
Researching online, I found a Leslie Everett Clark living in Princeton, Massachusetts in the Censuses of 1910 through 1930.
Assuming this is the correct L. E. Clark and that the information I found is correct:
Leslie Everett Clark was born about 1868 in Massachusetts, the son of Everett Osborn Clark and his wife Mary (Osborn) Clark. Leslie's paternal grandparents were Isaac and Almira (Osborn) Clark. I haven't yet determined the parents of Leslie's mother Mary (Osborn) Clark.
Leslie Everett Clark married Mary Ada Pendleton, who was born about 1866 in Meddybemps, Maine, the daughter of Andrew and May (Pierce) Pendleton. The family had moved to Wayland, Massachusetts by the 1880 Census. Mary Ada Pendleton's paternal grandparents were Andrew and, possibly, Mary (?) Pendleton. I don't yet have information on the parents of May (Pierce) Pendleton, who was born in New Brunswick, Canada or Maine.
Leslie and Ada had a son, George Everett Clark, born in 1893 and several others in the following years. Leslie Everett Clark, according to a reference online, died in 1936.
Coincidentally, I commented back on May 22, 2010 about three unidentified photographs found with some papers of the Pendleton family of downeast Maine and coastal New Brunswick. I don't know if the men in these photographs are Pendleton family members, but if they are, it's possible they're related to Leslie Everett Clark's wife, since her birth town, Meddybemps, Maine, is in this area. Here is a link to that earlier post:
There's a Pendleton's Island in Passamaquoddy Bay near St. Andrews, New Brunswick, settled back in the 18th century by the Pendleton brothers, Gideon, Stephen and Thomas Pendleton. It's now a protected area, given by the Nature Conservancy of Canada to Canadians as a birthday gift on Canada Day 2003.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the information presented above, please leave a comment in the comments box or contact me directly.
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