Clarke, John (1)

Clarke, John (1), a Sabbatarian, or Seventh-day Baptist, minister, was born at Westerly, R. I., in 1717. He was ordained a deacon in May, 1768. As a soldier he performed military duty in the colonial wars and in the revolution. In 1773 he became the successor of Rev. Thomas Hiscox, as pastor in Hopkinton was for several years a member of the Rhode Island General Assembly, and was recognised as a man of marked ability. He died March 8, 1793. See R. I Cyclop. s.v. (J. C. S.)

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