Abraham Clark (1726-1794) was born 15 Feb. 1726 in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey, British Colonial America. He was the son of Thomas Clark and Hannah Winans. He married Sarah Hatfield in 1749 in Elizabethtown. He died 15 Sep. 1794 in Elizabethtown. He was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.
Abraham Clark (L5GM-BGB), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 Apr. 2022). Abraham Clark, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/abraham-clark, accessed 15 Apr. 2022). Jon L. Wakelyn, Birth of the Bill of Rights: Biographies (Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press, 2004), p. 46. Ann Clark Hart, Abraham Clark Signer of the Declaration of Independence (San Francisco, CA: Pioneer Press, 1923), p. 3. “Clark, Abraham,” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (https://www.oxforddnb.com/, accessed 4 Apr. 2022).
Excerpt:August 21, 1877 ~ Tuesday Aug 21, 1877 I Wilford Woodruff went to the Temple of the Lord this morning and was Baptized for 100 persons who were dead including the signers of the Declaration of Independance all except John Hancock and [ William Floyd ] I was Baptized for the following names [FIGURES] [FIGURE] William Hooper Benjamin Franklin Joseph Hewes John Morton ...Dates:August 21, 1877