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.
He was Vermont's first Auditor of Accounts, serving from 1790 to 1797.
Death and burial
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).
- Lineage Book, published by Daughters of the American Revolution, 1901, Volume 13, page 125
- Lineage book - National Society of the Daughters of the American, by Daughters of the American Revolution, 1919, page 208
- Ancestral Register of the General Society, published by daughters of the American Revolution, 1896, page 172
- Biographical sketches of representative citizens of the commonwealth of Massachusetts, published by Graves and Steinbarger, Boston, 1901, page 308
- Journals of the General Assembly of the State of Vermont, published by Vermont General Assembly, 1815, page 65
- Rutland County, Vermont Probate Extracts, Rutland District, Part 5, by Margaret R. Jenks and Danielle L. Roberts, 2007, page 451
- Ethan Allen and His Kin: Correspondence, 1772-1819, by Ethan Allen, edited by John J. Duffy, 1998, Volume 1, page 370
- Tinmouth Cemetery Records, 1769-1875, maintained by Tinmouth Town Clerk
- Elisha Clark at Find a Grave
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1790 – 1797
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