proved February 27, 1726/7. the amount of his inventory being 31:18:8. He left 5 each to his daughters, Judity Maxon and Susanna Babcock, and to his daughter Bethiah Hiscox, and his son Thomas Clarke, he left one shilling each saying specifically about his son that he had already received his share.
Joseph and Bethia joined the Newport Baptist Church in Feb 1666, even while living many miles away in Westerly, RI. The family lived about two miles west of the Hopkinton Cemetery on the Pawcatuck, where Joseph was Westerly town clerk from 1669-1700. He served as a deputy to the General Assembly for several years.
In 1671 they became members of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Newport until the Westerly church was organized in 1708.
During King Philip's War of 1676, Bethia took the children to Newport to live with her parents. After her death, Joseph married Hannah, widow of his brother William.
Arnold, James N., Vital Record of Rhode Island 1636-1850 (Providence, RI: Narraganset Historical Publishing Co., 1891-1912, 22 vols, 13,030 pgs), 5_d90.
Westerly v.1 p. 57: Clarke, Joseph b. Newport Feb. 11, 1642