BABCOCK AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by de Forest, page 40.
His will was made October 5, 1725, and 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.
He married at Westerly, Nov. 16, 1664, Bethiah Hubbard. When he was left a widower, he took a second wife, Hannah Weeden, daughter of William Weeden, and widow of Joseph Clarke's brother, William, who died Sept 30, 1683, and also widow of Thomas Peckham. She died March 3, 1723.
SWAMP YANKEE OF MYSTIC, by James H. Allyn, page 51.
Joseph Clarke, Jr.'s house was about two miles west of the Hopkinton Cemetery on the Pawcatuck. Like his father he became Pastor of the Church, but proved to be as scrappy as his brother-in-law Robert Burdick and his uncle Toby Saunders.
Sources: Babcock and Allied Families, by Louis E. DeForest (929.273, B114d); A Potter-Richardson Memorial; Colonial Families of the USA; NEHGR, v12, p238; Vol. 14 & v91, p249; v153, p131; C. Merton Babcock; Genealogies of RI Families; 160 Allied Families; Savage, Vol. 1; Westerly Vitals; A Witter Family History.
DeForest: Joseph Clarke, born 11 Feb. 1642, Newport, RI; died 11 Jan. 1726/7, Westerly, RI. His will was dated 5 Oct. 1725 and proved 27 Feb. 1727. The amount of inventory was 31 pounds, 18 shillings, 8 pence. Joseph moved from to Westerly before 1669, as he was Westerly town clerk from 1669-1700. He served as a deputy to the General Assembly 1698, 1700, 1702-4, 1706, 1708.
Families: Joseph Clarke of Newport and Westerly, RI; born 11 Feb. 1642, Newport; died Westerly 11 Jan. 1727. Westerly town clerk for 30 years, ending in 1790. Large land owner. Deputy to the General Assembly. Married (1) Bethiah Hubbard, (2) Hannah (Weeden) Peckham.
Memorial: Same info as above.
NEHGR, v14: Names children, birth dates and marriages.
NEHGR: v12: Joseph Clark was on a list of free inhabitants of Westerly 18 May 1669. He had lot 18.
NEHGR, v91: Joseph Clarke Jr. of Newport, Hopkinton and Westerly, R.I., married Bethia Hubbard.
NEHGR, v153: Joseph Clark Jr.; Tobias Saunders and Robert Berdick were among the first settlers of Westerly and were the only ones who did not fail. Other details of early Westerly recounted.
C.M. Babcock: Joseph Clarke Jr., born 11 Feb. 1642; died 11 Jan. 1727. Lived at Westerly where he was town clerk, 1699-1700. Married Bethia Hubbard, daughter of Samuel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard. They had nine children. He married (2) Hannah (Weeden) Peckham, widow of Thomas Peckham. 160 Families: Joseph Clarke, born 2 April 1643, died 11 Jan. 1727.
Savage: Joseph Clark married Bethia Hubbard, 16 Nov. 1664.
Westerly Vitals: Joseph Clarke married 16 Nov. 1664 Bethia Hubbard, daughter of Samuel Hubbard of Newport.
Witter Family: Joseph Clarke Jr., born 11 Feb. 1542/3 or 7 April 1647/3, Newport or Westerly. Died 11 Jan 1727, Newport or Westerly. Married Bethia Hubbard 16 Nov. 1664. Took family to Westerly and was freeman there 1668. Took family back to Newport in 1675 in fear of King Philip's War. He was seized in his house by Connecticut men to Hartford, Conn., in retaliation for a Rhode Island man buying land in Connecticut and taking Rhode Island oath. He was imprisoned for six weeks and paid a fine, which was reimbused by R.I. Job Babcock also was seized in this border dispute. He marred (2) Hannah Weeden, the widow of his brother William.