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Clark has a couple variations with an e and without e. Clark without an e is considered the Scottish designation. With an e is considered the Irish designation. There is a Clark clan hall in Scotland. Clark's have their very own tartan. Clark comes from Latin clericus (noun,masculine) which represented the professions of: clergyman| priest| cleric| clerk; scholar| student| scribe| secretary (Bee). Clark probably came to Brittania as a part of Roman occupation beginning in 43 AD.

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Early Clarks

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George Clark was born in 1510 at Abt. 1510, and died at age 47 years old in 1557 at Abt. 1558. George Clark was buried on March 8, 1558 at Forde, Wrotham, Kent, England.
Elizabeth (Clark) was born circa 1541 at Etton, Yorkshire, England, and died at age 32 years old on July 29, 1574 at Etton, Yorkshire, England. Elizabeth Clark was buried on July 29, 1574 at Etton, Yorks, Eng.. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Clark .
Sarah Clark was born on September 8, 1692 at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA, and died at age 44 years old on May 31, 1737 at Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, USA. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah Clarke.
Mary "Molly" Clarke Birth4 Jul 1729in Hopkington, Rhode IslandDeath26 Feb 1789in Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
Elizabeth Clark was born on April 16, 1772, and died at age 47 years old on August 5, 1819. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Clark.
Elizabeth Clark was born in 1773, and died at age 55 years old in 1828. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Elizabeth Clark.
Lucy Nelson (Clark) Culver was born on November 7, 1776 in Hillsdale, Columbia County, New York United States. She was married to David James Culver on April 19, 1795, and they were together until Lucy's death on December 15, 1822. Lucy Culver had a child Ira Youngs Culver. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Lucy Nelson (Clark) Culver.
Michael Clark of Australia was born in 1780, and died at age 83 years old in 1863.
Ruth King Clark
Ruth King Clark was born on September 8, 1784 in Vermont United States of America, and died at age 84 years old on October 4, 1868 in Kane County, IL. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Ruth King Clark.
John Clark
John Clark was born in 1785 at Grenton, Somerset, and died at age 68 years old in 1853 at Bridgwater, Somerset. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Clark.
Ann Clark of Australia was born in 1787, and died at age 80 years old in 1867.
Elzth Clark of Toorak Australia was born in 1789, and died at age 93 years old in 1882 in Toorak.

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Linda Jane (Slade) Clark was born to William Thomas Slade (1870 - 1945) and Ada Louisa Hartup (1868 - 1945). Both of her parents were born in Australia. Linda had nine siblings: Queenie, Charles, Jesse, Ada "Violet", William, Marquerita "Rita", William Thomas, Stanley Robert, and James Guthrie Slade.
Allan Clark of Creswick, VIC Australia was born in 1900 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. He had siblings Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, Ethel May Clark, William Harold Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. Allan Clark married Linda Jane Slade in 1925, and died at age 68 years old on May 9, 1969 in Creswick.
William Cecil Clark of Hors Australia was born in 1908, and died at age 70 years old in 1978 in Hors Australia.
Mary Ann (Sukling) Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born on August 11, 1899 in Barkstead, Moorabool Shire County, VIC 3364, Australia. Mary Clark was married to Edwin Thomas Clark in 1924, and died at age 83 years old on March 16, 1983 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia.
Mabel Matilda (Moore) Clark of Creswick, VIC Australia was born in 1892 in Caniambo, Greater Shepparton City County to Priscilla Dans Moore and John Henry Moore. She had siblings Emily Ruth Amelia Moore, Henry George Moore, Harold Wilbert Moore, Walter Reginald Moore, and Kenneth Ernest Moore. Mabel Clark married Edwin Thomas Clark in 1919, and died at age 29 years old on January 2, 1922 in Creswick.
Edwin Thomas Clark of Creswick, VIC Australia was born in 1890 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. Edwin Clark had siblings Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, Ethel May Clark, and William Harold Clark. He married Mabel Matilda Moore in 1919. He would also marry Mary Ann Sukling in 1924. Edwin Clark died at age 83 years old on July 18, 1974 in Creswick.
Eva Violet (Osborne) Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born on January 3, 1888 in Eganstown, Hepburn Shire County, VIC 3461, Australia. She was married to William Harold Clark in 1915, and had children Floris Irene Clark and Gweneth Olive Clark. Eva Clark died at age 90 years old on April 29, 1978 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia.
Floris Irene (Clark) Dunn of Mortlake, Moyne Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1917 in Creswick to Olive Eva Violet Osborne and William Harold Clark. She had a sister Gweneth Olive Clark. Floris Dunn married Victor Clive Dunn in 1939, and died at age 66 years old on May 20, 1984 in Mortlake.
Gweneth Olive (Clark) Wade of Mortlake, Moyne Shire County, VIC Australia was born on September 12, 1920 in Mortlake to Olive Eva Violet Osborne and William Harold Clark. She had a sister Floris Irene Clark. Gweneth Wade died at age 92 years old on February 21, 2013 in Mortlake.
William Harold Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born in 1892 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. He had siblings Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, Ethel May Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. He married Eva Violet 'Olive' Osbourne in 1915, and had children Floris Irene Clark and Gweneth Olive Clark. William Clark died at age 76 years old on October 25, 1969 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County.
Ethel May Clark of Creswick, VIC Australia was born in 1889 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. She had siblings Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, William Harold Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. Ethel Clark died at age 91 years old on May 5, 1981 in Creswick.
Dorothy Irene (Clark) Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born on February 9, 1902 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. She had siblings Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, Ethel May Clark, William Harold Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. Dorothy Clark married Harold Wilbert Moore in 1926, and died at age 85 years old on June 10, 1987 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County.
Marion (Clark) Morrison of Creswick, VIC Australia was born in 1897 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. She had siblings Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Allan Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, Ethel May Clark, William Harold Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. Marion Morrison died at age 86 years old on March 22, 1984 in Creswick.
Margaret (Clark) Beattie of Wycheproof, Buloke Shire County, VIC Australia was born in 1895 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. She had siblings Herbert Clark, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, Ethel May Clark, William Harold Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. She married James Malcolm Leslie Beattie, and had a child Ian William Beattie. Margaret Beattie died at age 64 years old on April 27, 1960 in Wycheproof, Buloke Shire County.
Ronald Edward Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born in 1921 to Herbert Clark and Grace Eliza Summerfield Clark. Ronald Clark died at age 4 years old on March 13, 1926 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia.
Grace Eliza (Summerfield) Clark of Creswick, VIC Australia was born on November 30, 1891 in London, Greater London County, England United Kingdom. She was married to Herbert Clark, and had a child Ronald Edward Clark. Grace Clark died at age 95 years old on June 30, 1987 in Creswick, VIC Australia.
Herbert Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born in 1893 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark and William Clark. He had siblings Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, Dorothy Irene Clark, Ethel May Clark, William Harold Clark, and Edwin Thomas Clark. He married Grace Eliza Summerfield Clark, and had a child Ronald Edward Clark. Herbert Clark died at age 57 years old on March 6, 1951 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County.
William Clark of Creswick, VIC Australia was born in 1864 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Thomas Clark and Esther Sparrow Clark. He had siblings James Clark, Elizabeth Clark Macklin, Thomas Clark, Esther Clark, Charles Clark, and Joseph Clark. He married Mary Jane Walkin (Vanstone) Clark in 1888, and had children Ethel May Clark, Edwin Thomas Clark, William Harold Clark, Herbert Clark, Margaret Clark Beattie, Marion Clark, Allan Clark, and Dorothy Irene Clark. William Clark died at age 92 years old on May 4, 1957 in Creswick.
Arthur Samuel Clark of Ballarat, City of Ballarat County, VIC Australia was born on February 6, 1896 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Annie Garner (Gordon) Clark and Joseph Clark. He had siblings Hilda Elizabeth Clark and Percival Gordon Clark. He married Lillian Jane Waight in 1923, and had a child John Joseph Clark. Arthur Clark died at age 83 years old on April 28, 1979 in Ballarat, City of Ballarat County.
Percival Gordon Clark of East Melbourne, City of Melbourne County, VIC Australia was born on August 20, 1891 in Dean, Hepburn Shire County to Annie Garner (Gordon) Clark and Joseph Clark. He had siblings Hilda Elizabeth Clark and Arthur Samuel Clark. Percival Clark married Mary Inez Martha Crombie in 1925, and died at age 60 years old on February 14, 1952 in East Melbourne, City of Melbourne County.

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Leah Alice (Cloud) Clark
Leah Alice (Cloud) Clark was born circa 1861 in McDonald County, Missouri United States, and died at age 31 years old circa July 1893 in Nevada, Vernon County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Leah Alice (Cloud) Clark.
Robert Cecil Clark
Robert Cecil Clark was born on December 6, 1897. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Robert Cecil Clark.
Mary Jessie Clark
Mary Jessie Clark was born on April 10, 1902, and died at age 24 years old on December 27, 1877. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Mary Jessie Clark.
John Baptist Clark
John Baptist Clark was born on August 17, 1864 in Maryland United States of America, and died at age 17 years old on February 25, 1882. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember John Baptist Clark.
Rebecca Lynn (Bradley) Clark
Rebecca Lynn (Bradley) Clark was born on May 2, 1974 at Hamilton, Ohio to Terry Ann (Cook) Tuttle and James Bradley, and has a sister Jamie Ann (Bradley) Richardson. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rebecca Lynn (Bradley) Clark.
James Beauchamp Clark
James Beauchamp Clark was born in 1850. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember James Beauchamp Clark.
Lili Red Eagle (Clark) Francks
Lili (Clark) Francks is an actress, known for McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Titans (2018) and Antibirth (2016). She was previously married to actor and singer Don Francks (1932 - 2016) - they met in 1965 when she was dancing on The Dean Martin Show. They had children Cree Summer (their daughter, a voice actor) and Rainbow Sun Francks (their son, a songwriter, actor, and record producer). Lili, according to her IMDb profile, is a Canadian actress and dancer who is of Cree and Afro-Canadian ancestry which is why "Red Eagle" is a part of her name. She is a member of the Plains Cree First Nation. Lili is best known for the films McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Titans, 2018, and Antibirth (2016). To see a list of her extensive credits go to Lili Red Eagle (Clark) Francks: Professions.
Gladys Gertrude (Clark) Burbank
Gladys Gertrude (Clark) Burbank's father was Leroy Elmer Clark, a salesman, and her mother was Jessie Hazel Cahoon. Gladys married Kenneth William Burbank on June 26, 1949, in Lynn Massachusetts.
Mary M (Clark) Walker of 6704 Genoa Rd, in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas United States was born on April 5, 1921. She was married to Richard Ivey Walker, and they were together until death separated them. Mary Walker has children Brian Joseph Walker, Margaret Walker, and Richard Walker.
Sarah Rachel Clark
Sarah Rachel Clark was born on February 14, 1900. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Sarah Rachel Clark.
George Anthony Clark
George Anthony Clark was born on June 27, 1875. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember George Anthony Clark.
Charles Wilbur Clark
Charles Wilbur Clark was born on February 15, 1866. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charles Wilbur Clark.
Henry Blanton Clark
Henry Blanton Clark was born in 1802 in Virginia United States, and died at age 85 years old in 1887 in Elmwood, Smith County, TN. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Henry Blanton Clark.
Dick Clark
Richard Wagstaff Clark was born and raised in Mount Vernon, New York on November 30, 1929 to Julia Fuller and Richard Augustus Clark. He had one older brother, Bradley. He is better known as Dick Clark, an American radio and tv host. He was also known as cultural icon best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1956 to 1989. He also hosted five incarnations of the Pyramid game show from 1973 to 1988 and Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, which transmitted New Year's Eve celebrations in New York City's Times Square. Clark has received several notable awards including four Emmy Awards, the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994, and the Peabody Award in 1999. He was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1976, The Radio Hall of Fame in 1990, Broadcasting Magazine Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.
Jessie Hazel (Cahoon) Clark
Jessie Hazel (Cahoon) Clark was born on October 18, 1895. She was married to Leroy Elmer Clark on May 15, 1916 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts United States, and had a child Gladys Gertrude (Clark) Burbank. Jessie Clark died at age 91 years old on July 1, 1987. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Jessie Hazel (Cahoon) Clark.
Florence (Sloan) Clark
Florence (Sloan) Clark was born in 1884, and died at age 100 years old in 1984 in Curry County, New Mexico United States. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Florence (Sloan) Clark.
Charley Morris Clark
Charley Morris Clark was born in 1876 in Smith County, Tennessee United States, and died at age 90 years old in 1966 in Curry County, NM. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Charley Morris Clark.
Andrew "Drew"  Clark
Andrew Clark was born in 2004. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Andrew "Drew" Clark.
Seton Taylor Clark
Seton Taylor Clark was born in 1845 in Smith County, Tennessee United States, and died at age 78 years old in 1923 in Nashville, Davidson County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Seton Taylor Clark.
Katelyn Clark
Katelyn Clark was born in 2008. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Katelyn Clark.

Clark Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Clark family member is 71.0 years old according to our database of 212,837 people with the last name Clark that have a birth and death date listed.

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71.0 years

Oldest Clarks

These are the longest-lived members of the Clark family on AncientFaces.

Fannie Clark of Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky was born on March 13, 1865, and died at age 117 years old in March 1982.
116 years
Dean Clark was born on January 7, 1865, and died at age 115 years old in July 1980. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Dean Clark.
115 years
Tracy Clark was born on February 9, 1860, and died at age 115 years old in October 1975. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Tracy Clark.
115 years
Leroy Clark was born on January 1, 1862, and died at age 115 years old in September 1977. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Leroy Clark.
115 years
Timothy Clark of Winston Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina was born on July 26, 1867, and died at age 115 years old in July 1982.
114 years
Fred Clark of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee was born on January 14, 1873, and died at age 114 years old in June 1987.
114 years
David Clark of Axton, Henry County, Virginia was born on January 28, 1861, and died at age 114 years old in July 1975.
114 years
Lonne Clark of Pueblo, Pueblo County, Colorado was born on September 1, 1874, and died at age 112 years old in June 1987.
112 years
Ruth R Clark of Sarasota, Sarasota County, FL was born on August 1, 1899, and died at age 111 years old on December 6, 2010.
111 years
Rosa B Clark of Bozeman, Gallatin County, MT was born on April 25, 1887, and died at age 111 years old on June 12, 1998.
111 years
Frances Clark was born on March 19, 1901, and died at age 110 years old on April 4, 2011. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Frances Clark.
110 years
Alice C Clark of Manchester, Essex County, MA was born on June 16, 1883, and died at age 109 years old on May 16, 1993.
109 years
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Does anyone have any pictures of my 4th great grandmother Tryphenea v Clark? Her father was phillipum Clark born feb 9,1972 I don’t knew her mom.she was born may of 1810 in Ireland she married Edward Cowan they had 2 sons together she married him when she was 18 years old in 1839 she son Willam her oldest was born in Ireland June 5th 1839 her son Edward Cowan jr was born September 1,1849 in Ireland as well. Her husband Edward passed aways in Princeton Ontario in Canada at age 63 in 1865 she lived in bridge Hampton Michigan in the 1870’s she dead in forester Michigan on august 18th 1872 at 62
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I would love a photo of our ancestor Thomas Clark who married Maria Firns in Sandhurst, Victoria.
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Hi, I am from the Netherlands and am looking for family members of fly officer Neville Roy Maslen Clark. He served in the second world war the 542 squadron. I may have important information about the chrash site of the plane. Send mail to: [contact link]
Looking for people who know Cora T. Clark of Alton,IL who married my father a John W. Clark ?
My name is Thalia Mae Fowler and my great grandfather's name was Frank Samuel he was born april 25,1868 in New Hampahier and died march 7,1957 in Wisconsin. His 1st wife was Ida May Gebo and his 2nd wife was Margaret Elizabeth Gebauer. Do any of the collaborators know any of these people. if you do and are related to them please let me know.
Smith Hart Clark, son of William Clark & Elizabeth Beck, was born Dec. 11, 1817, Mason Co., West Va. He was one of the pioneers of Mercer Co. and also one of it's most prominent and highly esteemed citizens. Educated in Virginia and Ohio, receiving in all 15 months schooling, 3 of which were received after he was 21 years of age. Having to walk, in some instances from 3 to 4 miles to school. However, realizing the importance of an education, he applied himself to study at home, sitting beside his mother and pursuing his studies far into the night. He stated that it was his rule for a long time to continue his studies long after his mother had retired to rest, no matter what the character of the branch of knowledge he was pursuing. By purchasing what books he could afford and by borrowing such as he could not buy, he acquired a thorough knowledge, not only of the rudimentary sciences, but also of civil engineering and the higher mathematics in general, this being his favorite study.
In 1837, he moved with his parents to Mercer Co. In 1838 he began teaching school. In 1839 he taught in Deep Cut, now Kossuth, Auglaize Co., where there had never before been a school. He thought, at the close of his term of school there, that he would never teach again and began teaming for a steam saw-mill where Celina now stands, but late in the fall of 1839, he began teaching once more in Mercer County. In the spring of 1840, he went to Pickaway Co., where he attended school for 3 months. The next fall he taught again in Mercer Co. In the spring of 1841 he went to Kosciusko Co. Indiana and taught a summer school in Leesburg, as well as the winter following. In the winter of 1843-44, he taught a term of school at Warsaw, where the boys had tried to break up the school by drowning the teacher. Returning to Mercer Co., January 1844 and in the same month and year, he was married to Nancy Archer Greer, the daughter of Judge Joseph Greer and Catherine (Bird)Greer. Judge Greer and his wife emigrated from Clarke Co. in 1821 and settled in Mercer Co. on the farm now occupied by Smith H. Clark. On this farm their daughter Nancy was born, January 2, 1824 and on this farm she lived until her death Nov. 1, 1895, after a 3 year illness of paralysis and was buried in full communion with the Methodist Episcopal Church of which she had led a consistent membership for nearly 50 years. She was a good woman, beloved and respected by all who knew her, and exercised a wholesome influence not only in her home but also in the neighborhood.

Smith Hart Clark served as Justice of the Peace one term. He practiced Civil Engineering in connection with farming for many years and in 1852/53 was Deputy Surveyor of Mercer Co. Was also Postmaster from 1850 to 1860, the post office being in his own house. He and his son William were one of the early settlers of the township of Dublinthe Enumerator for Dublin Twsp. in 1880.

In October 1861, he enlisted in the cause of his country, and recruited Company D. 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, of which he was elected Captain. This Regiment at once took the field and participated in the Battle at Shiloh. At Clarksville, Tenn. Capt. Clark was captured and owing to some difficulty in his Regt. over the question of his Colonel, Rodney Mason's bravery, he taking sides with his Colonel, he was dismissed. Afterward, when the charge against the Colonel was more fully investigated, Capt. Clark was re-instated in his rank, but refused again to take the field. Returning to his home after thus serving his country and again engaged in farming and in surveying.
He was a stanch Republican in Politics and a prominent and active Mason. In 1852 he joined the Masonic Lodge at St. Mary's, Ohio and assisted in establishing a lodge in Celina, Ohio in 1855. Of this lodge he was the first Master, and remained a member until 1868. He organized a lodge in Rockford and was the first Master there and served in that capacity as long as he would. He had his membership in Rockford and was a regular attendant of the Grand Lodge for nearly 30 sessions, missing only 2 or 3 from 1856 to 1884. Was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church since 1842, and had always taken an active part in the Sunday School. Everything designed to benefit the community at large has always found in him a ready and willing support. To him is due the credit for securing graded schools in Rockford and also in Mercer Co., and these are today among the best schools in the county. For 40 years he served as member of the Board of Education, thus evincing in a striking manner his interest in the cause.
Capt. Smith H. Clark and wife Nancy Archer Greer had 10 children: Phronie Belle, b.? d.1854; Infant son Clark; Francis M. b. ? d.1846, Lemen Taylor b. 1846, d. 1878; Judson F. b.Oct. 5, 1848, d. Apr. 18, 1849; Rosalus Guynn b. 1850, d. 1932; Barton S. b.June 3, 1852, d. Aug.16, 1866 Plot: Row 7; William O. b. Oct. 2, 1856, d. Jan 25 1857 buried Plot: Row 7; Florence b. Aug. 24 1859, d. Jan 30,1860 Plot: Row 7; and Bertha Edna b. 1871 d. ? married John Ketcham; All of his family buried at the Mercer Cemetery, Mercer Co., Ohio.

Sources: Mercer Co., State of Ohio, Biographical History, pages 227-230
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This was a letter written by my Grandfather Loyd Clifford Clark, to his father Rosalus G. Clark in 1898 when he was a Camp Thomas, Chickamauga, Chattanooga National Military Park,in Georgia.

July 31, 1898
Dear Mother and Father at home. Received your letter this noon and was glad to hear you had such a good trip. Was detailed for guard duty last night but on guard mount the officer of the day chose me as orderly so didn't have to stay up all night, which I would have as guard. There is always 3 orderly's to be chosen each eve and they take the ones that come out on guard mount looking the neatest.It's done to make the boy's try to clean up and compete for it but there is only 3 or 4 companies that try to clean up and Company C generally gets from 1 to 2 out of 3. They have the ability to select from each one. We shave, brush our clothes and put a fine shine on our shoes. Some of the other companies call us in Co. C., "Charlie Boys" but we can take any of them out on the field and show them up when it comes to drill or any other thing. A Roster of the Co. will be finished by the last of next week giving the names of field and staff officers and our company names with engraving around the sides. Will send one home and can have it put in a frame.
This afternoon was a sad one in camp, as one of Company B's men died last night in the Division hospital. He was not sick more than a week. He died of Typhoid Fever. His funeral services were held in front of headquarters. The whole Regt. was out in a mass and it was a very touching affair, making it the second one (death) from this Regt. since they have been here. He was a large man, 6 feet in height. Company B is from Upper Lundusky. The remains were taken to Lyle to be shipped to his home in Gallion. At the moment there are only 40 men in our Company and Company L from Wapakoneta came out on the field with 21 men, due to the amount of sickness and the treatment we are receiving in the division hospital or rather not receiving. One boy from the 4th Co. of Minn. died in the hospital and was let to lay there in a single tent for two days before they let his company know that he was dead. When his Lieutenant and a couple of the boys went to clean him up they found him almost naked, the tent closed and his legs and the trunk of his body a mass of maggots. His eyes were rotted out. Another boy from a Vermont Regiment was in the hospital with Typhoid Fever and they sent word to his company that he was dying and a couple of his men went immediately to see him and were horrified to find that his face was black with flies and he was too weak to raise his hand and died a few hours later.It doesn't seem possible for such a thing to happen here in our country but it's true. I am feeling well at the present but take a great deal of quinine as it has been very rainy this last week. There is a small creek that runs by the camp that normally the water is only 3 inches deep but when it rains here it just pours and in 20 min. the creek will be waist deep and in 15 or 20 minutes later it goes down almost as fast. Have been spending most of the time in the last few days cleaning and ditching the camp as we expect to be here for some time and don't think now that we will get out of here. We raised our beds in our mess and sleeping a foot above ground. The whole regt. is very much disappointed at not getting out as we expected to have some active service after going thru what we have. You had better not try to send anything like meat down for if it did not spoil coming down would soon spoil here. Grace (his sister) spoke of you and her sending a box. I hope you didn't make any trouble for yourself but if you want to send a box I am sure it will be appreciated and the contents cleaned up. Send anything that is canned, such as fruit of any kind and spreads, as we never have a thing but plain bread and nothing to put on it. You will never hear a person that has been here ever kick on plain bread and butter for it is a luxury here. Anything sent by Express will get here in two days or less, if you send anything else, put in one of my favorite chocolate cakes, and pack things carefully. Must stop talking about such things as I find I am hungry from it ha ha. I would like to roll in a good bed tonight for a change but I am afraid the change would make me sick so will not try it ha ha. Well I must close for the time. Remember me to all the folks. Tell Ollie (his brother) I may send him some plates to make some pictures from.
With Love to all
Your Son Loyd Clark
My sister and cousins have been looking for our great grandfather John Cornet Clark. Cousins seem to think he is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Comanche County, Texas. If anyone has information on John Cornet, please send me a message. It will be shared with other Clarks.
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My great grandfather was born to Samuel and Marie Murry Clark from Ireland. Samuel was born around 1831. Hugh was the thrid of eight born to Samuel and Marie. He was born in 1864 in Wisconsin. He married my great grandmother Wihimina Schlesslman who was known as Minnie. He married her to take care of his children Don, Faye, Florence "Midge", and Adra "Ade", she gave birth to my grand father Warren and my great aunt Lona.
My Great grandfather was Killer Dec 1916 in colorado.he was a very weathy man when he died. Great Grandma didnt know how to handle her money and was cheated out of everthing. at his death he had three dairy farms in Fountain City and 5 claims in Vona Colorado. he was on the way into town to sell the claims when he was killed.
he was hit by a train and killed. he was in an auto and was at the crossing waiting for the train to pass. Some drunk cowhands were behind him in a buckboard. They thought it would be funny to puch the car onto the tracks and stop the train. it didnt stop the train until after it had killed my Great Grandfather Hugh.
In the year of 1943-The following article was taken from the Houston Waves,house organ of the Houston Ship Building Corporation,of Houston,Texas.

"Clarks Carry on at Jobs
Despite Sudden Loss in Ranks"

Inspired perhaps by the thought that the men at the battle fronts have to plod ahead in the face of adversity, John B. Clark and his four sons are carring on in their Houston Shipyard tasks these days despite the sadness occasioned by the loss of a fifth and elderest son on November 13th,John E. Clark,40, met death in a traffic mishap as he was returning home after performing his nightly duties as a mechanic in the Yard garage on the Graveyard Shift.
"The death of John E. struck us pretty hard, but we've still got our war jobs to do and I know he'd want us to carry on right here," commented the father, who is a welder's helper on the Day Shift.
Even though their ranks have been reduced to five, the Clarks undoubtedly constitute one of the most unusual war-working families in the nation. The Swing Shift boasts three of the sons,The Day Shift has the father and one son, while John E, was the lone Graveyard man. Natives of Palestine, Texas, they came to Irish Bend Island for two reasons,in their own words were,"to do war work and buy bonds."
First to come to the Yard was Olan B.,28 who came here almost two years ago. He's a mechanic in the Burners' Tool Room on the Swing Shift. His brothers later folowed suit and finally the father,"getting the spirit of the thing and feeling lonesome at home",came to Houston, too. He's 62 but he's on the job regularly.
Besides Olan B., the Swind Shift also has Vernon L., and Elmer D. both shell plate straightener.
Although all the Clarks are married, they do more than their share of bond buying. Prior to John E. death, four were buying a bond a week,one was getting one every two weeks and the sixth was averaging one a month.
With the Clarks, Patriotism comes first!!
" George Rogers Clark & John Gabriel Jones Travel the Wilderness Road "

In 1776, the settlers of Kentucky were fed up with all the land holding conflicts created by Henderson's Transylvania Company and others. Frequently several families had bought the rights to the same piece of land and hostilities were narrowly averted.
Choosing Clark and Jones to represent them, they urged to take their petition to the Va. General Assembly for resolution.
On previous trips, Clark had traveled down the Ohio River, but this time they would travel the famous Wilderness Road. Leaving Harrodsburg, Kentucky, they found the going relatively easy for a while. The numerous travelers had blazed a very clear trail and a few improvements had actually been made to difficult stretches. Here and there they encountered other settlers coming into the territory and occasionally they passed cabins or heard the sound of livestock in the distant meadows.
On the third day, Jones' horse gave out and they had to transfer all their gear to Clark's, and take turns riding. Heavy rains set in and they were soaked to the skin. Trudging on through the rain and mud, the two developed scalded feet (from their constantly wet moccasins). Fearing to risk a fire, they painfully continued on through the Cumberland Gap to an abandoned camp 8 miles West of Martin's Station (near Jonesville, Va.). After resting overnight, they awoke to more rain but had little choice but to continue on. If they could make the Station, surely they could find warm, dry quarters and could rest until their feet healed. It took them almost all day to painfully trek the remaining distance to the outpost. When they finally arrived they found it deserted - and fresh Indian sign all around. Their situation was now desperate. They were 60 miles from the nearest settlement, had only one horse, could hardly walk, and Indians surely were lurking about the area.
After thinking over their situation, they decided to fortify one of the remaining cabins and burn the stockade to attract the attention of any travelers that might be nearby. With the water from an old barrel they found, some corn left in a crib, and the meat from a hog they found in a lot, they might be able to hold out until help arrived. In the meantime, they would make an "oil & ouse" to treat their blistered feet.
During the night, as they passed the nervous hours, they heard the faint sound of a horse bell. Fearing Indians were creeping up on them, they waited nervously and peered intently into the blackness around them. It seemed like hours passed without another sound. Then to their relief, the approaching group turned out to be White Men. They presented themselves in full view to the group and shouted loudly. The visitors were from the Clinch Settlements and were returning for some of the things they had left when the station was abandoned a few days before.
The next day, Clark and Jones were given fresh horses and accompanied by their new friends to Fort Blackmore where they remained for several days to allow their feet to heal. Stories were exchanged with eagerness.
When they were well, they continued their journey through Moccasin Gap and turned East toward Royal Oak (in Marion, Va.). They then crossed the New River at Ingles Ferry and continued on to Fincastle. Here they learned that the General Assembly had already adjourned. Hearing this, Jones returned to the Holston Settlements and took part in an expedition against the Cherokees.
Clark continued to the home of Governor Patrick Henry where he explained his mission. The Governor gave him a letter to present to the Virginia Executive Council at Williamsburg. Clark asked them for powder and support for the Kentucky Settlements but found them reluctant to grant his request. They were uncertain about "officially" committing Virginia's support because of the question of who actually "owned" the territory and controlled the land rights there. Eventually they agreed to give powder to Clark but not to the Kentucky Settlements. To their surprise, Clark refused. "If a country isn't worth protecting, it isn't worth claiming!", he shouted. "If Virginia won't defend Kenducky, we will go elsewhere." - -- Clark got his powder and on his terms.
A few weeks later, Clark and Jones were on hand to present their case to the Va. General Assembly. Also present was Col. Henderson, who was trying desperately to get recognition of his claim to the land he had purchased from the Cherokees. Again Clark and Jones prevailed and received the official sanction they sought. The Legislature passed an Act on 12/6/1776, which established the County of Kentucky out of the Western part of Fincastle County. Henderson's personal empire was doomed.
Clark and Jones returned through Fort Pitt to pick up their powder. During their trip down the Ohio with the powder, they encountered frequent Indian activity. Fearing they might lose it, they were forced to hide it in several locations not far from Limestone.
The two continued on to Harrodsburg with the good news. After much celebration, Jones led a party to get the much needed powder. From nowhere an ambush was sprung and he and 3 others were slain and the powder lost. As was often the case on the frontier, victory was often short and quickly replaced by another tragedy.

From: Pathfinders, Pioneers, & Patriots
Danny Dixon

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