Elisha Clark

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Elisha Clark (September 22, 1752—December 12, 1838) was a Vermont veteran of the American Revolution who was active in government, including serving as the state's first Auditor of Accounts.


Clark was born in Norwich, Connecticut on September 22, 1752.[1]

He served in the Revolution, receiving a pension for service as a Sergeant under Seth Warner with the Green Mountain Boys and as Adjutant under Colonel Samuel Herrick in the Vermont Militia. He also served as a commissary and deputy commissary of issues.[2][3][4]

He settled in Tinmouth, Vermont and served in several local offices, including Justice of the Peace.[5]

Clark served as Rutland County Probate Judge from 1784 to 1803.[6]

He was Vermont's first Auditor of Accounts, serving from 1790 to 1797.[7]

Death and burial[edit]

Clark died in Tinmouth on December 12, 1838. He was buried in Tinmouth's Noble Family Cemetery.[8][9]


Clark was married three times. With first wife Mary Stewart he had a daughter named Polly. With second wife Betsey Jewell, the widow of David Spofford, he had two sons—Elisha, Jr. and Harry. His third wife was Edna Mattocks (1767-1847). Their children included: Harry Clark (1786-1846); Edny M. Clark (1794-1816); Albert S. Clark (1802-1864); and Burr R. Clark (1803-1882).


  1. ^ Lineage Book, published by Daughters of the American Revolution, 1901, Volume 13, page 125
  2. ^ Lineage book - National Society of the Daughters of the American, by Daughters of the American Revolution, 1919, page 208
  3. ^ Ancestral Register of the General Society, published by daughters of the American Revolution, 1896, page 172
  4. ^ Biographical sketches of representative citizens of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, published by Graves and Steinbarger, Boston, 1901, page 308
  5. ^ Journals of the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1815, page 65
  6. ^ Rutland County, Vermont Probate Extracts, Rutland District, Part 5, by Margaret R. Jenks and Danielle L. Roberts, 2007, page 451
  7. ^ Ethan Allen and His Kin: Correspondence, 1772-1819, by Ethan Allen, edited by John J. Duffy, 1998, Volume 1, page 370
  8. ^ Tinmouth Cemetery Records, 1769-1875, maintained by Tinmouth Town Clerk
  9. ^ Elisha Clark at Find a Grave
Political offices
Preceded by
New Position
Vermont Auditor of Accounts
1790 – 1797
Succeeded by
Seth Storrs