Descendants of John Clarke


Generation One

1. John1 Clarke married Martha Saltonstall, daughter of Sir Richard Saltonstall. He died in Nov 1664.

Children of John1 Clarke and Martha Saltonstall were:

Generation Two

2. John2 Clarke (John1) married Martha Whittingham, daughter of Capt. John Whittingham and Martha Hubbard, in 1677. He died on 7 Dec 1690.

Children of John2 Clarke and Martha Whittingham were as follows:



Generation Three

3. William3 Clarke (John2, John1) married Hannah Appleton, daughter of Samuel Appleton and Elizabeth Whittingham, on 9 Dec 1670.

Children of William3 Clarke and Hannah Appleton were:

Generation Four

4. Richard4 Clarke (William3, John2, John1) was born on 1 May 1711. He married Elizabeth Winslow, daughter of Edward Winslow and Elizabeth Pemberton, on 3 May 1732 at Boston, Mass. He died in 1795.

Children of Richard4 Clarke and Elizabeth Winslow were as follows:


iv. Edward; born 30 Nov 1737; died 20 Feb 1770 at age 32.


Generation Five

5. Hannah5 Clarke (Richard4, William3, John2, John1) married Col. Henry Bromfield, son of Edward Bromfield and Abigail Coney, on 25 Sep 1762 at Boston, Mass. She died in 1785.

Children of Hannah5 Clarke and Col. Henry Bromfield were:

Generation Six

6. Elizabeth6 Bromfield (Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) Elizabeth Bromfield - 58

Elizabeth Bromfield, second wife of Daniel Dennison Rogers and the youngest daughter of Henry Bromfield and his second wife Hannah Clarke, was born in Court St Boston. She went as a girl to Mr. Lovells School on School St and was there during the whole siege by the British. On the evacuation of the city, General Washington and all his staff ( among them Generals Putnam and Knox ) dined at her fathers, She had the high honor of going in after dinner and drinking a glass of wine with the General. Before the close of the war, her parents moved to a farm at Harvard Mass. When she was about 15 her mother had an attack of Scarlet Fever . Her own mother Hannah Clarke Bromfield had died when she was about 22 years old. Consequently she often traveled with her half sister, Abigail and her husband and stayed with them for some weeks in New York. After Abigail B. Rogers's death in 1791, Elizabeth married Daniel Dennison Rogers in 1796 and they immediately moved into a home that he had built on the corner of Beacon and Park St. opposite that of the Edward Bromfields. It was a house far beyond the ordinary of that day in the point of site and elegance and from this circumstance caused much wonder and remark. A splendid Ball was given when they moved in and a supper was served up by Italian cooks. In this house all my brothers and sisters were born.

Taken from a Journal of Henry Bromfield Rogers

Note from family papers

She was a woman of distinguished piety. She suffered much from Sickness during the many years of her married life but bore the pain with Christian fortitude. She was a very extravagant person. There is mention in a family letter that the skewers in her kitchen were of solid silver. Her recipe for cranberry Jelly is in Aunt Jen's cookbook, remarkably similar to the one on a package of cranberries [ J.B.J.]

She was born in 1763 at Boston, Mass. She married Daniel Dennison Rogers, son of Daniel Rogers and Anna Foxcroft, on 18 Jan 1796 at Boston, Mass. She died on 5 May 1833 at Boston, Mass.

Children of Elizabeth6 Bromfield and Daniel Dennison Rogers were as follows:

Generation Seven

7. Elizabeth7 Rogers (Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) was born on 11 Sep 1798. She married Jacob T Slade on 13 May 1819. She died on 18 Aug 1826 at age 27.

She was also known as Slade.

Children of Elizabeth7 Rogers and Jacob T Slade were as follows:

8. John7 Rogers (Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) John Rogers, A.M., & resident member, admitted Jan. 9,1874, was born in Boston May 11, 1800, and died in same place June 15, 1684, aged 84 years, I month and 4 days.

His father was Daniel Dennison Rogers, born in Exeter, N. H. May II, 1751, and his mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Bromfield, of Boston. In a brief record which he made of his own life and his ancestry he says: " I claim descent from John Rogers the Martyr, but am aware there is a deficiency of evidence beyond John Rogers, minister of Dedham in England. From him, however, the succession is clearly established." It has, however, been very definitely settled that John Rogers the Martyr was not the ancestor of the famous Puritan minister of Dedham.

The descent of Mr. Rogers from John Rogers of Dedham, Eng., runs through Nathaniel Rogers, Minister of Ipswich, Mass from 1638 to l655, who was educated at Cambridge University, Eng. His son John Rogers, was graduated at Harvard College in 1649, was ass istant minister with his father at Ipswich, and was afterwards president of the college. A son of the last named was John Rogers, who was graduated at Harvard in 1684, and was minister also at Ipswich from 1693 to 1745. A son of the last John was Daniel,

graduated at Harvard in 1725, and minister at Exeter. N. H., from 1742 to 1785. Here are five continuous generations of ministers. A son of the Exeter pastor was Daniel Denison, already noticed.

The Subject of this sketch followed in the ways of his ancestors, and in the year 1819, at the age of sixteen, he entered Harvard, and was graduated in 1820.

He was united in marriage June 5. 1827, with Miss Sarah Ellen Derby, daughter of John Derby, Esq., of Salem. By the marriage there were eight children; Ellen Derby, John (the Well-Known sculptor), Laura Derby, Clara Pomeroy, Martha Derby, Elizabeth Bromfield, Frances S. and Henry B.

One who has lived in the daily knowledge of his later life, says of him: " He was a man of singular purity and uprightness of character, perfectly disinterested and unselfish, and thorough gentleman, but of great reserve, so that his outside relations were few, though he was deeply interested in all the questions of the day. He held the position of president of the Roxbury Charitable Society for some years, and he was also president of the Roxbury Home for Aged Women for many years. This latter office he resigned two or. three years before his death on account of increasing deafness, which made it difficult for him to preside at the monthly meetings. He was also treasurer of the Vermont and Massachusetts Railroad for some years. and was treasurer of the Music Hall Association when the Music Hall was first built."

John Rogers

John Rogers was the son of Daniel Dennison Rogers, born May II 1800. He was educated at Harvard College and graduated in 1820, and soon after commenced business in Boston. He married June 5 1827, Sarah Ellen Derby, Oldest daughter of John Derby Esq. of Salem Mass, ( Mrs. Rogers died Feb. 15 1877 aged 71 years 9 months)

In Sept 1830, Mr. Rogers and his family moved from Boston to Cincinnati Ohio where he resided until 1835 when he returned to New England and took up residence in Northampton Mass. whence he moved to Roxbury Mass in the Autumn of 1841.

From Family Papers

He was born on 11 May 1800 at Boston, Mass. He married Sarah Ellen Derby, daughter of John Derby and Eleanor Foster Coffin, on 5 Feb 1827 at Boston, Mass. He died on 15 Jun 1884 at Boston, Mass, at age 84.

Children of John7 Rogers and Sarah Ellen Derby were as follows:

9. Henry Bromfield7 Rogers (Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) Henry Bromfield Rogers - 89

Henry Bromfield, another of the sons of Daniel Dennison Rogers, was graduated at Harvard in

1822. He studied law at Litchfield, Conn. and settled in Boston. He married Sept 12 1832 Annie M. Perkins daughter of Thomas Perkins Esq. by whom he had one child, Annette Perkins, born March 6th 1841. Mrs. Rogers died Dec 5 1880, aged 75. Mr. Henry Bromfield Rogers died March 30 1887

He was born on 4 Apr 1802. He married Ann Perkins, daughter of Thomas Perkins and Anna Powell, on 12 Sep 1832. He died on 30 Mar 1877 at age 74.

Children of Henry Bromfield7 Rogers and Ann Perkins were:

10. Hannah7 Rogers (Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) married William Powell Mason, son of Jonathan Mason and Susannah Powell. She was born on 21 Dec 1806. She died on 19 Jun 1872 at age 65.

Children of Hannah7 Rogers and William Powell Mason were as follows:

Generation Eight

11. Elizabeth Bromfield8 Slade (Elizabeth7Rogers, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) married Henry Schmidt. She was born on 23 Mar 1821. She died on 10 May 1880 at age 59.

Children of Elizabeth Bromfield8 Slade and Henry Schmidt were as follows:

12. Daniel Dennison8 Slade (Elizabeth7Rogers, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) married Mary Louise Hensler. He was born on 10 May 1823.

Children of Daniel Dennison8 Slade and Mary Louise Hensler were as follows:

13. John8 Rogers (John7, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) was born on 30 Oct 1829. He married Harriet Francis, daughter of Charles Francis, in Apr 1865.

Children of John8 Rogers and Harriet Francis were as follows:

14. Henry Bromfield8 Rogers (John7, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) was born on 20 Nov 1837. He married Frances Stetson on 10 Jan 1865. He died on 15 Oct 1872 at age 34.

Children of Henry Bromfield8 Rogers and Frances Stetson were as follows:

15. Clara Pomeroy8 Rogers (John7, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) CLARA ROGERS PURDON 1858-1907/

From the letter of Cousin Frank Rogers

"Aunt Clara Purdon had a lovely personality in all "ways., very slender and of medium

height in reality. She carried herself so beautifully that her appearance was always Impressive. As a girl she had been trained to hold herself errect, and to the end of her life she never leaned against anything or curved her back.. She walked with a smooth grace that I have never seen surpassed by any other woman, even professional dancers. So far as, I know she was never active physically; probably most of her store of vitality had been exhausted by her frequent pregencies. Her one excursion to the outside world was a pleasure trip to Europe in the summer of 1896.

She had considerable facial beauty which was: marred by the flatness of her nose: possibly her nose had been injured in childhood. Her brow was noticeably beautiful, usually low. surmounted by thick, growing., wavy graying hair. parted in the middle. Her voice in keeping with her whole personality was always mellow and gentle in tone. She had I believe no interests outside her home---- in any case she was a wonderfully lovable selfless lady who spent a reasonably long life in doing her best to contribute to the happiness of her domestic circle. She died at the age of seventy."

In his diary Grandpa Purdon comments frequently about her headaches and toothaches

was born on 13 Nov 1838 at Northampton, Mass. She married John Graeme Purdon, son of John Purdon and Mary Brian Boyle, on 13 Nov 1863 at Roxbury, Mass; They sailed for China the day after they were married. She died in 1907 at Boston, Mass.


Children of Clara Pomeroy8 Rogers and John Graeme Purdon were as follows:

16. Martha Derby8 Rogers (John7, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) was born on 27 Oct 1840 at Northampton, Mass. She married Dr. John Gardner Perry on 19 Mar 1863.

She was also known as Perry.

Children of Martha Derby8 Rogers and Dr. John Gardner Perry were:

Generation Nine

17. Clara Ethel9 Purdon (Clara8Rogers, John7, Elizabeth6Bromfield, Hannah5Clarke, Richard4, William3, John2, John1) Ethel Purdon was born in Shanghai China where her father was active in trading

She was born on 20 Dec 1875 at Shanghai, China. She married William Arthur Dupee, son of William Richardson Dupee and Jeannie Ursula Dupee, on 27 Nov 1901 at Boston, Mass. She died on 25 Nov 1953 at Boston, Mass, USA, at age 77. She was buried on 27 Nov 1953 at Forest Hills Cemetery, Brookline, Mass.

She was also known as Dupee.

Children of Clara Ethel9 Purdon and William Arthur Dupee were as follows:

. iii. Laura Derby, born 28 Nov 1909 at Milton, Milton, Mass; married Franklin Bartlett Benkard.

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