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Subject: [TNHENRY] Clark Families of Henry Co., Tenn., 1821-1860
Date: 11 Nov 2006 07:47:20 -0700


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Surnames: Clark, Mann, Williams, Parker, Moorman
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The following is information gleaned about the Clark families of Henry Co., Tenn., prior to 1860. I am particularly interested in clues as to the maiden name of Permelia Clark and the origins of her husband, Brantley G. Clark. Additions/corrections/deletions welcomed.
Some Clark Families of Henry Co., Tennessee 1821-1860

By
Lucius F. Wright[1]
BRANTLEY G. CLARK

Brantley G. Clark is not present in the 1827 tax list, but is listed in the 1830 census, age 20-30, with his wife, also 20-30, and two girls under five.[2] He is the only man named Clark in the 9th Civil District on the 1836 Tax List.[3]

Brantley G. Clark purchased a tract of 145 acres from Robert Allen on 15 Nov 1830.[4] Brantley G. Clark sold to James Mitchell a 145 acre tract of land in range 3E, section 6N for $600 on 6 Jul 1832.[5]

Brantley G. Clark bought a tract of land, acreage not specified, but probably 200, from Nelson Anderson for $530 on 20 Nov 1837.[6] Brantley G. Clark recorded a mortgage on all of his property, in two tracts totaling 284 acres, to Spencer B. Clark of Fayette Co., Tenn., securing a note for $1500 due 1 Jan 1840.[7] Sale of the land, four slaves, and all of his livestock, crops and household goods for $3300 to Spencer B. Clark of Fayette Co., Tenn., was made 10 Jan 1839.[8] There is no record of this land being sold by Spencer B. Clark.

B. G. Clark witnessed the purchase of a male slave by David Clark on 22 Jan 1840.[9] He purchased two tracts of land in deeds recorded posthumously. The first, dated 23 Feb 1839 was for a tract of 80 acres purchased from William S. Patterson.[10] The second, dated 14 Aug 1841, was for a tract of 119 acres from James W. Houghby.[11]

Brantley G. Clark died in Henry Co., TN after 14 Aug 1841 and before 6 Dec 1841, when the county court appointed James Z. Gilbert to administer the estate with John A. Chambers and William Maxwell, securities. The court ordered W. B. Allen, George Travis and James Dillahunty as a commission to provide for his widow.[12] The commission reported its provision for Amita Clark, relict of Brantley G. Clark on 18 Dec 1841.[13] "George Travis and William B. Allen who were appointed commissioners to lay off to Amelia Clark widow and relict of Brantley G. Clarke deceased one years' provisions out of the estate of said deceased this day appeared in open court and made their report, which was received and ordered to be recorded."[14]

Permelia Clark conveyed to Ransom Busby "the dowry right that I have in a tract of land that Brantley G. Clark, deceased, died in possession thereof in the county and state aforesaid in Civil District No. 9 in and for the consideration of 400 dollars to me in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. Given under my hand and seal this the 16th day of December, 1845."[15] The final report on this estate was not filed until 1858.[16]

Permitia Clark appears in the 1850 Census as head of household in the 9th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn.[17] She reported her age as 42 and her state of birth as North Carolina. All of the children living with her are reported as born in Tennessee. She appears in the 1860 Census again in the 9th Civil District living in the household of Alison Linton.[18] She does not appear in the 1870 Census for Henry Co., Tenn.[19]

Efforts to find Brantley G. Clark in North Carolina have been to no avail. However, the deeds involving Spencer B. Clark suggest a close family relationship. Spencer Clark was b. 20 Dec 1792 Randolph Co., NC and m. Mary (Polly) Goss 20 Dec 1814 Rowan Co., N. C.[20] Spencer Clark (200010-20010-02) is in the 1820 Census for Rowan Co., N. C.[21] In 1830, Spencer Clark (002111-12001) is in Davidson Co., N. C., which was formed from Rowan County in 1822.[22] He witnessed the marriage of Clayton Wright to Anna Snider 13 Dec 1832, Davidson Co., N. C., and in 1833 when he witnessed the will of Richard Wright.[23] In 1840 Spencer Clark (0000201-0001001) is in Gasconade Co., Missouri. Spencer Clark was a pioneer settler of Webster Co., Mo., where he took out land patents in 1838 and probably died before 1850.[24]

The 1860 Census for the western district of Upshur Co., Texas, p. 429 , residence #389/561, shows Spencer Clark, 22, a student born in Tennessee, living with his father, J. J. Clark, 53, Methodist clergy, b. NC and Mary Clark, 52 also b. NC. He has younger brothers George, Wesley 19, James 13, John 11, and Mary 9, all born in Tennessee. This man therefore lived in Tennessee from 1838 to at least 1851. To date, I have not been able to prove that J. J. Clark is a son of Spencer Clark of Webster Co., Mo., or that J. J. Clark was in Fayette Co., Tenn.



BRANTLEY G.1 CLARK was born in North Carolina between 1800 and 1810, and died between August 14, 1841 and December 6, 1841 Henry Co., Tennessee. He married PERMELIA _______, born about 1808 in North Carolina and died after 1860.

Children of Brantley G. Clark and Permelia are:

i. daughter, b. 1825 to 1830, m. or d. before 1850[25]

ii. LOUISA2 CLARK, b. 1824 Tennessee, d. before 1860 Hickman Co., Ky. She married ZACHARIAH ELLIOTT 3 April 1838.

Zachariah Elliott is in Hickman Co., Kentucky in 1850, living with "L." who was 26 and born in Tennessee.[26] He was a merchant, and was born in Kentucky.

Zachariah Elliott is in Ballard Co., Ky., in 1860, with his wife, Emily, 30, b. in Kentucky.[27] He is still a merchant and was born in Kentucky. Since the names and ages of the children, especially Zach Ann match, the conclusion is that Louisa died before 1860. From the ages of the children, I suspect the correct date is about 1858. Marriage records have not been consulted in Hickman Co., Ky., or in Ballard Co., Ky., to prove this assumption.

Children of Louisa Clark and Zachariah Elliott are:

1. WILLIAM E.3 ELLIOTT, b. 1840, Hickman Co., Ky.

2. HENRY3 ELLIOTT, b. 1841, Hickman Co., Ky.

3. NATHAN3 ELLIOTT, b. 1844 Hickman Co., Ky.

4. B. A.3 ELLIOTT, b. 1845, d. before 1860.

5. ZACH ANN3 ELLIOTT, b. 1849, Hickman Co., Ky.

6. JAMES3 ELLIOTT, b. 1852, Ky.

7. ELIZABETH3 ELLIOTT, b. 1855, Ky.

iii. DAVID2 CLARK, b. 1831 Henry Co., Tenn.

David Clark has not been located after the 1860 Census listing.

iv. MARY A.2 CLARK, b. 1833 Henry Co., Tenn.

v. MARTHA A.2 Clark, b. 25 March 1834 Henry Co., Tenn.; d. 8 December 1896 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. JOHN THOMAS MANN 12 January 1854 Henry Co., Tenn. He was b. 4 October 1826 Chatham Co., N. C., and d. 15 July 1913 Carroll Co., Tenn.

Both Martha (Clark) Mann and John Thomas Mann are buried in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Carroll Co., Tenn.[28] Their dates are from the tombstones. Chapel Hill Cemetery also includes the stones for Malissa Ada Mann, Charles B. Mann, John Harris Mann, John Harris Mann, Idela Mann Barksdale. Mary J. Mann and Pies L. New, T. Una Mann, Howard Lee Mann and Florence W. (Thompson) Mann are buried in Shiloh Cemetery, Carroll Co., Tenn.

Children of Martha A. Clark and John T. Mann are:

1. WILLIAM D.3 MANN, b. 1857 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. October 1918, Carroll Co., Tenn. He married FESSIE _____.

2. MALISSA ADA3 MANN, b. 3 July 1859 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 22 June 1892 Carroll Co., Tenn.

3. MARY J.3 MANN, b. 1861 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 1933 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. PIES L. NEW 3 March 1895 Carroll Co., Tenn. He was b. 1858 and d. 1910.

4. HOWARD LEE3 MANN, b. 8 July 1867 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 5 May 1942 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. FLORENCE WINIFRED THOMPSON 1 October 1891 Carroll Co., Tenn. She was b. 10 July 1873 Carroll Co., Tenn., and d. 21 September 1965 Henry Co., Tenn.

5. CHARLES B.3 MANN, b. 8 September 1869 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 20 February 1882 Carroll Co., Tenn.

6. JOHN HARRIS3 MANN, b. 4 April 1870 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 3 April 1872 Carroll Co., Tenn.

7. IDELA3 MANN, b. 31 March 1875 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 1 January 1957 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. ERNEST BARKSDALE 1 June 1901 Carroll Co., Tenn.

8. T. UNA3 MANN, b. July 1878 Carroll Co., Tenn.; d. 26 December 1957 Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. ROBERT BRACKEN.

vi. ELIZA2 CLARK, b. 1836 Henry Co., Tenn.

vii. JANE2 CLARK, b. 1838 Henry Co., Tenn.

Mary Jane Clark married JOHN W. SUDDITH 5 January 1853 Henry Co., Tenn. It is not proved at this point if this marriage is for this person, since she would have been only 15 years old.


DAVID CLARK OF RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE

David Clark first appears in the 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., age 50-60 (birth 1780-1790) along with two women, one 70-80 and one 30-40, along with three slaves.[29] David Clark is listed in the 9th Civil District in the 1850 Census, as aged 70, farmer, born in North Carolina, living with Catherine Clark, 72, also born in North Carolina.[30] Both are present in the 1860 Census, he being listed as 81, she being listed as 82. He is still said to be from North Carolina, but she is now said to be from Virginia. He is identified as "minister B. C." on this census.[31] These data suggest he was born 1779-1780,

David Clark appears in the deed books on 22 January 1840, when he purchased an adult male slave from W. G. McEwen for $1000. This deed was witnessed by Brantley G. Clark and James Wallace.[32] He bought a 180 acre tract from Alexander Jackson of Madison Co., Tenn., on 28 May 1842 for $300. This tract was described as part of the grant to Willoughby Williams dated 5 July 1825 (#23867) and sold by him to Nelson Anderson. The tract was also described as being in the 12th surveyor's district, range 4, section 6.[33] He later acquired another 10 acres adjacent to this land in a sheriff's sale 14 July 1845.[34]

David Clark's estate was sold and the proceeds recorded by his administrator, A. A. Clark 13 October 1870.[35] The record is difficult to decipher, because of cryptic notes made by the clerk. Further, the caption could be read as Daniel rather than David Clark, but the body of the text shows that A. A. Clark had repaid part of a note from David Clark. There were also notations of notes owed by M. H. Allen, M. L. G., Allen, and H. W. Allen. The 1860 Census lists the households of Albert A. Clark, Elizabeth Owens, James B. Allen, Thomas Blackwall, David Clark, and Mary H. Allen nearly consecutively.[36]

Mary A. Clark married William W. Allen 17 March 1841. In the 1840 Census David Clark had a female in his household who could certainly be this person. (Mary H. Allen is present living five families down from David and Catherine Clark in the 1850 Census.)

If we accept that Andrew A. Clark is a son of David Clark, then David Clark was in Tennessee in 1811 or before.

The 1810 Census for Rutherford Co., Tenn., shows David Clark with four boys, one male 26-45 and one male over 45, two girls, and one woman 26-45 and one slave.[37] The 1830 Census for Tennessee shows David Clark, b. 1770-1780 in Rutherford County.[38] He is shown with one son 30-40, and three 20-30 along with one daughter 10-15, which matches reasonably well with the information recorded in 1840 in Henry Co., Tennessee.

The marriage records for Rutherford Co., Tenn. show (among others) Anderson A. Clark married Nancy C. Robb on 7 June 1836 with Thomas Clark as bondsman. Anderson A. Clark was executor for the estate of Peter Owen in 1854[39]. Anderson A. Clark is buried in Wallace Cemetery, Henry Co., Tennessee along with A. A. Clark.[40] However, I have not been able to identify Anderson A. Clark from the census data through 1870.[41]

The data are consistent with the hypothesis that David Clark moved from Rutherford Co., Tenn., to Henry Co., Tenn., about 1840 with at least one son and one daughter.

Since David Clark was born about 1779-1780, it is not certain that he would have been 21 years of age at the time of the 1800 census, nor is it certain he would have been head of household. The youngest David Clark in the 1800 Census was in Bladen Co., N. C., age 16-25.[42] There are three others who are 26-45 with few or no children: David Clark of Lincoln Co., N. C.,[43] Martin Co., N. C.,[44] and Surry Co., N. C.[45]



DAVID1 CLARK was b. North Carolina 1779-1780 and died before 13 October 1870, Henry Co., Tenn. He married CATHERINE _____, b. 1778 in either North Carolina or Virginia. She died after 1860 Henry Co., Tenn.

Children of David Clark and Catherine are:

i. ALBERT A.2 CLARK, b. November 1811 in Tennessee, died 1880 Henry Co., Tenn. He married NANCY G. _____. She was b. 1816 in Tennessee.

A. A. Clark is buried in Wallace Cemetery, Henry Co., Tenn., and his dates are from the tombstone.[46] The birth date is consistent with his report in both the 1850[47] and the 1860 Census for Henry Co., Tenn.[48]

A. A. Clark was a witness to the purchase of a tract of land by James W. Clark from James Caudle for 120 acres in the 9th Civil District, described as adjacent McLemore, Blackfall, and Lewis McCorkle on 13 Sep 1841.[49]

A. A. Clark purchased a 52 acre tract in Range 4, Section 6 on the middle fork of the Obion River adjacent James Greer and Mertens for $260 paid for as 260 barrels of corn valued at $1/barrel on 14 February 1846.[50]

James Greer "of Marshall Co., Mississippi" sold a tract of 129.7 acres to A. A. Clark for $389 on 29 August 1846. This land was described as adjacent J. K. Campbell, E. Hollis, Eli Hulons, and Peter Owens.[51]

Children of Albert A. Clark and Nancy G. are:

1. THOMAS 3 CLARK, b. about 1838 in Tennessee

2. WILLIAM R.3 CLARK, b. about 1839 in Tennessee

3. MARY T .3 CLARK, b. about 1844 Henry Co., Tenn.

4. MARTHA3 CLARK, b. about 1847 Henry Co., Tenn.

5. MARY C.3 CLARK, b. about 1848 Henry Co., Tenn.

5. NANCY Y.3 CLARK, b. about 1845 Henry Co., Tenn.[52]

ii. MARY A.2 CLARK, b. 1815 in Tennessee. She married WILLIAM W. ALLEN 17 March 1841 Henry Co., Tenn.

William W. Allen, 45, b. NC, Mary H. Allen, 35, b. TN appear on the 1850 Census for Henry Co. Tenn.[53]

Children of William W. Allen and Mary T. Clark are:

1. JAMES B.3 ALLEN, b. 1844 Henry Co., Tenn.

2. SAMUEL Y.3 ALLEN, b. 1845 Henry Co., Tenn.

3. WILLIAM3 ALLEN, b. 1847 Henry Co., Tenn.

4. CATHERINE3 ALLEN, b. 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.

iii. JAMES W.2 CLARK, b. 1814 in Tennessee. He married SARAH.

James W. Clark purchased land in Henry Co., Tenn. in 1841 as described above. He does not appear in the 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn.[54] In 1850, though, James W. Clark, 36, born in Tennessee is living in Haywood County, Tenn., along with his wife Sarah, 30, also b. TN, and P. W. Powell.[55]

iv. Other sons, yet to be identified with certainty.

CLARK FAMILY FROM ANSON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

CHRISTOPHER CLARK

Christopher Clark first appears in the 1840 Census, age 50-60, with his wife, four sons and two daughters.[56] He also appears in the 1850 Census in the 10th Civil District, at age 60, with his wife, Elizabeth, also 60, and William Clark, 32, Christopher T. Clark, 25, and Francis Clark, 16, all born in North Carolina.

Christopher Clark is buried in Palestine Cemetery, Henry Co., Tenn. He was born 8 January 1791 and died 24 December 1853. The inventory and sale of his estate was recorded 16 May 1854.[57] Among the purchasers are C. T. Clark, William Clark, Joseph Clark, Anderson A. Clark, Frank Clark, Elizabeth Clark, Benjamin Clark, and Delsey Clark, and also Riley and Thomas Diggs.[58] C. T. Clark, as administrator for Christopher Clark, filed a report of disbursements on 22 March 1856 that included Philip A. Diggs, James Z. Gilbert, Lucinda Clark, William Clark, Joseph Clark, and Riley Diggs.[59]

Christopher Clark descends from 1769 (year of death) Francis Clark of Louisa Co., Virginia, (place of death) and his wife Cordelia Lankford. This Clark family was from Anson Co., N. C., as were the Diggs and Moorman families. (see Appendix).

Genealogical Summary
CHRISTOPHER1 CLARK b. 8 January 1791 Anson Co., N. C.; d. 24 December 1853 Henry Co., Tenn. He married ELIZABETH WILSON. She died after 1860 Henry Co., Tenn.

Children of Christopher Clark and Elizabeth Wilson are:

i. WILLIAM2 CLARK, b. 1818 Anson Co., N. C. He married BETSY OLIVER 26 February 1856 Henry Co., Tenn. She died before 1860.

Elizabeth W. Clark, 69, born NC, is living in the Caledonia Post Office region of the 10th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., along with William Clark, 41, b. North Carolina, and Parthenia Gipson, 34, born in Tenn.[60]

ii. CHRISTOPHER TODD 2 CLARK, b. 1825 Anson Co., N. C. He married HANNAH W. WILSON 2 September 1851 Henry Co., Tenn.

Christopher Clark, 36, merchant, b. NC, and Hannah, 35, TN are in the 10th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., in 1860.[61] He moved to Carroll Co., Tenn., in 1868 where he became a chorister at the First Methodist Church of Huntingdon.[62]

Children of Christopher T. Clark and Hannah Wilson are:

1. MARTHA J.3 CLARK, b. 1856 Henry Co., Tenn. She married J. T. Wiggins in Carroll County, Tennessee.

She was known in the family as Mattie Eva. She had five children, and moved with the Wiggins family to Brunswick, Shelby Co., Tenn.[63] J. T. Wiggins was a Methodist preacher, and was one of the first assigned to Mullins, Buntyn, and St. John's Methodist churches in Memphis.

2. MARY W.3 CLARK, b. 1860 Henry Co., Tenn.

She was known in the family as Willie May. She never married, but lived in the household with her sister and brother-in-law, J. T. Wiggins.[64]

iii. ROBERT FRANCIS2 CLARK, b. 1834 Anson Co., N. C. He married SARAH MARGUERITE WITT.

iv. SARAH2 CLARK m. ELIJAH WITT.

v. NANCY E.2 CLARK, m. RILEY DIGGS Henry Co., Tenn. [65]

BENJAMIN CLARK

Benjamin Clark appears in the 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., separated from David Clark by about 40 names.[66] Benjamin Clark is the 1850 Census separated from David Clark by only ten families.[67] Benjamin Clark is listed as 47 and born in North Carolina, giving a birth year of 1803. His wife, Winny,[68] is 42, also from North Carolina, with an estimated birth year of 1808. Analysis of the family structure in 1850 matches that for the 1840 list with the exception of one girl, who would have been born 1825-1830, and may therefore have been married before 1850, and one boy who would have been born 1830-1835. His absence suggests a childhood death. There are also four more children born between 1840 and 1850.

Benjamin Clark purchased a tract of 24 ¾ acres, described as located on the Middle Fork of the Obion River in Range 3, section 6, from James R. Allen on 14 January 1850.[69] There is no evidence for the sale of this land.

Benjamin Clark moved to Weakley Co., Tenn., about 1855, and appears in the 12th Civil District in 1860. He is there again in 1870, although Winifred apparently died before 1870. Benjamin Clark is not listed in the 1880 Census. No record of his tombstone has been found. The Weakley County land records have not been studied.[70]

The Census records are contradictory regarding the birthplace of Benjamin and Winifred (Williams) Clark's children. From the available data, the move occurred 1837-1840, but in the 1850 Census all the children were listed as born in North Carolina. By the 1870 Census, though, Alexander Clark says he was born in Tennessee. Tombstone data show his date of birth as 23 March 1835. Since Elizabeth Clark was born in 1830 in North Carolina, the move must have occurred between those dates. Since he does not appear for sure in Henry Co., Tenn., until 1840, the family may have spent several years elsewhere in Tennessee.

Benjamin Clark can also be shown to descend from 1769 Francis Clark of Louisa Co., Va. and his wife Cordelia Lankford. (Appendix).

Genealogical Summary
BENJAMIN1 CLARK, b. 1803 in Anson Co., North Carolina, d. before 1880 Weakley Co., Tenn. He married WINIFRED WILLIAMS in North Carolina about 1825. She was born 1808 in North Carolina and died before 1870 Weakley Co., Tenn.

Children of Benjamin Clark and Winifred Williams are:

i. MARY2 CLARK, b. 1828 in North Carolina, died after 1870 Weakley Co., Tenn.

Mary Clark is living in her father's household at age 42 in the 1870 Census, suggesting she never married.

ii. ROBERT2 CLARK, b. 1829 in North Carolina, m. HARRIET OWEN 19 December 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.

Robert Clark, 21, b. NC, is living in the household of his father in the 1850 Census. In the 1860 Census, Robert Clark, 30, is the head of household along with Harriett, 26, in the 10th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn.[71]

Children of Robert Clark and Harriet Owen are:

1. SARAH J.3 CLARK, b. 1852 Henry Co., Tenn.

2. CORNELIA A.3 CLARK, b. 1860 Henry Co., Tenn.

iii. ELIZABETH2 CLARK, b. 4 April 1830 in North Carolina, d. 29 July 1905 Carroll Co., Tenn. She married as his second wife JESSE PARKER 27 August 1856 Weakley Co., Tenn. He was b. 19 December 1823 in South Carolina and d. 16 September 1902 in Weakley Co., Tenn.

Jesse R. Parker m. Emmaline Bibb 6 April 1843 in Henry Co., Tenn. Jesse Parker, 31 and Emeline, 25, are living in Henry Co., 1850.[72] In 1870, Jesse Parker, 46, farmer, b. SC, is living in the 12th Civil District of Weakley Co., Tenn., along with Elizabeth, 39, NC, and James 12, Emma 5, Mattie 3, and Robert 1.

Children of Jesse Parker and Elizabeth Clark are:

1. JAMES3 PARKER, b. 1858, Weakley Co., Tenn.

2. EMMA3 PARKER, b. 17 September 1866 Weakley Co., Tenn., d. 19 October 1934 Carroll Co., Tenn. She married WILLIAM BAKER EVERETT 7 February 1884 Carroll Co., Tenn. He was b. 27 July 1863 Carroll Co., Tenn., and d. 24 August 1898 Carroll Co., Tenn.

In the 1900 Census Emma Parker Everett gives her birthday as April 1865, and says both parents were born in North Carolina.[73]

3. MATTIE3 PARKER, b. 1867 Weakley Co., Tenn.

4. ROBERT3 PARKER, b. 1869 Weakley Co., Tenn.

iv. SARAH2 CLARK, b. 1833 North Carolina, , m. RILEY DIGGS 27 July 1852 Henry Co., Tenn.

This was a second marriage for Riley Diggs, who had first married Nancy E. Clark, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Wilson) Clark.[74] They reportedly had many children and moved to Arkansas.

v. WILLIAM H.2 CLARK, b. 1834 North Carolina

vi. ALEXANDER2 CLARK, b. 23 March 1835 Tennessee, d. 4 September 1909 Weakley Co., Tenn. He married MARTHA B. _____. She was b. 27 December 1845 and d. 28 November 1894 Weakley Co., Tenn.

In 1870 Alexander Clark, 36, TN and Martha B. Clark, 34, along with Martha 2, are living in the 12th Civil District, Weakley Co., Tenn., near Benjamin Clark.[75] They are buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Weakley Co., Tenn., which is the source of the dates used.[76] Martha B. Clark may have been 24 rather than 34, which matches the received dates well.

Child of Alexander Clark and Martha B. ____ is:

1. MARTHA3 CLARK, b. 1868, Weakley Co., Tenn.

vii. SUSAN2 CLARK, b. 1837, North Carolina. She married THOMAS E. HALL on 22 March 1848.

Thomas Hall, 29, farmer, VA, Susan, 23 NC, and Mary Hall, 5/12 are living in the 9th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., at the time of the 1850 Census.[77] Again there is some confusion as to the timing of the move from North Carolina to Tennessee, and the census records were particularly inconsistent for this family.

Child of Thomas Hall and Susan Clark is:

1. MARY3 HALL, b. 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.

viii. THOMAS3 CLARK, b. 1840 Henry Co., Tenn.

ix. JOHN3 CLARK, b. 1842 Henry Co., Tenn.

x. JANE3 CLARK, b. 1844 Henry Co., Tenn.

xi. CAROLINE3 CLARK, b. 1846 Henry Co., Tenn.

xii. WINIFRED3 CLARK, b. 1848 Henry Co., Tenn.

xiii. SOPHRONIA3 CLARK, b. 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.

xiv. BENJAMIN3 CLARK, b. 1853 Henry Co., Tenn.

JOHN CLARK

John Clark, b. 1800-1810 appears in the 1840 Census on the same page as Benjamin Clark.[78] This is probably the same John Clark who appears in the 10th Civil District in 1850, aged 49, born N. C.[79] From this entry, it seems that John Clark's wife died before the date of the census.[80] John Clark is present in the 1860 Census, age 58, still in the 10th Civil District.[81] Benjamin Clark, 30, NC, and family are living next door.[82] Christopher Clark, 29, NC, and family are located 10 households later.[83]

John Clark's family names seem consistent with that of Benjamin Clark, listed above, and with Christopher Clark, who is also living in the 10th Civil District. I think it is likely he and Benjamin Clark are brothers, and that they are related to Christopher Clark. Since Christopher was only about 11 and 12 years older, respectively, he is not their father.

Genealogical Summary
JOHN1 CLARK b. 1802 in Anson Co., North Carolina, d. after 1860 Henry Co., Tenn. He married MANILA J. ______ in North Carolina. She was b. 2 July 1801 in North Carolina and d. 25 June 1850 Henry Co., Tenn.[84]

Children of John Clark and Manila J. _____ are:

i. BENJAMIN2 CLARK, b. 1829 North Carolina. He married MARY A. R. WILSON 21 August 1851 Henry Co., Tenn.

Children of Benjamin Clark and Mary Wilson are:

1. JOHN H.3 CLARK, b. 1853 Henry Co., Tenn.

2. MANILA J.3 CLARK, b. 1855 Henry Co., Tenn.

3. ROBERT W.3 CLARK, b. 1858 Henry Co., Tenn.

ii. RACHEL2 CLARK, b. 1830 North Carolina

iii. CHRISTOPHER R.2 CLARK, b. 1832 North Carolina. He married AMANDA BETTS 4 June 1854 Henry Co., Tenn.

Children of Christopher T. Clark and Hannah W. Wilson are:

1. NILA E.3 CLARK, b. 1855 Henry Co., Tenn..

2. CHRISTOPHER C.3 CLARK, b. 1858 Henry Co., Tenn.

3. MARY E.3 CLARK, b. 1860 Henry Co., Tenn..

iv. LUCY2 CLARK, b. 1834 North Carolina. She married ALBERT G. NEWTON 18 July 1858, Henry Co., Tenn.[85]

v. SARAH2 CLARK, b. 1836 North Carolina. She married JACOB J. T. BROGDEN 14 September 1854 Henry Co., Tenn.

The census reports for Henry Co., Tenn., show Jacob Brogden in 1860 living with his mother, Elizabeth Brogden.[86] This suggests that Sarah Clark died between 1854 and 1860. I have placed the marriage here, though, because John Clark sold 100 acres of land in the 10th Civil District to J. J. Brogden for $500 on 25 July 1859.[87]

vi. MARGARET2 CLARK, b. 1838 in North Carolina

vii. SUSAN F.2 CLARK, b. 1840 Henry Co., Tenn.



JOSEPH CLARK

Joseph Clark participated in the estate sale for Christopher Clark. Joseph Clark married Locusa Witt 17 February 1848 Henry Co., Tenn. Joseph Clark sold a tract of 72 acres to Eliza Ward.[88] I have not been able to locate Joseph Clark in Tennessee or Kentucky in the 1850 census, but since he was present for the estate sale in 1854, he was likely nearby. Unfortunately, the common nature of his name makes search further away unlikely.

JOHN MOORMAN CLARK OF VIRGINIA

John M. Clark appears in the 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., with himself, 30-40, his wife, also 30-40, with one male 20-30, and three boys, two 5-10, and one 10-15. He also had 64 slaves. John M. Clark's will was written 6 November 1844. His tombstone in Clark Cemetery, Henry Co., Tenn., lists his birth as 25 August 1807 and his death as 21 November 1844.



Last Will and Testament of John M. Clark[89]
In the name of God amen. I John M. Clark of the County of Henry and State of Tennessee being of sound mind and disposing memory do constitute and make this my last will and testament in words as follows.

Item 1st It is my will and desire that my executor hereinafter named shall pay all of my just debts out of my estate.

Item 2nd I will and desire that my estate shall be kept together and no division to be made until my son Robert becomes of age twenty one years and at that time I desire that my executor aided by three Commissioners be appointed by the county court of Henry for that purpose shall divide my estate as follows: I desire that they shall allot to my beloved wife Martha Ann Clark one fourth part of my Negroe property.

Item 3rd It is my will and desire that my beloved wife have the track [sic] of land whereon I now reside during her lifetime and at her death to be sold by my executors and the proceeds to be divided between all of my children.

Item 4th The Negroes that I will to my wife is during her life time and at her death they are to be divided between all of my children.

Item 5th It is my will and desire that my executor shall rent out all of my land except the track I live on until my son Robt becomes of age and at that time I desire said executor to proceed and sell all said lands and the procedes to be equally divided between all of my children.

Item 6th I have desired my executor to keep my estate together until by son Robt becomes of age it is my desire that my children shall be educated out of my estate until the division takes place.

I hereby nominate and appoint my friend Meshach Stout to carry into effect this my last will and testament and do recommend to this court to appoint the said gentleman as guardian for my children given under my hand & seal this 6th November 1844.

S/ John M. Clark LS



An inventory of the personal property of John M. Clark was made by Benjamin Graves and show a worth of almost $20,000.[90]

Martha Clark, 44, b. VA was living in the 3rd Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., with her family in the 1850 Census.[91] These include the eldest son, Robert T. Clark, 23, VA and his wife Martha J., 22, TN, their two children, and his brothers. The second son, William, is living in the 1st Civil District.[92]



JOHN MOORMAN1 CLARK was b. 25 August 1807 in Virginia and d. 21 November 1844 Henry Co., Tenn. He married MARTHA A. N. HURT[93] about 1823 in Virginia.. She was b. 1808 in Virginia and died after 1860.[94]

Children of John M. Clark and Martha Hurt are:

i. MARY ANN2 CLARK, b. 1825 in Virginia. She married ROBERT K. WADDY.

R. R. Waddy, 35, and wife Mary 24, are living in Weakley Co., Tenn., in 1850. Listed are Sarah, 10, Martha 7, Alice 5, and Mary, 2. It seems unlikely that Mary Clark is the mother of Sarah. She is, however, almost surely the mother of "Katie" b. 1846, , who is living with John M. Clark in 1860. Given the uncertainty, and barring further research, I have not enumerated the children.

ii. ROBERT TOMPKINS2 CLARK, b. 1827 in Virginia. He married (1) MARTHA J. LOVE 22 August 1848 Henry Co., Tenn. He married (2) MARY HAMLETT 28 October 1859 in Virginia. She was born 1832 in Virginia and died after 1880 Bolivar, Hardeman Co., Tenn.[95]

Children of Robert T. Clark and Martha J. Love are:

1. JOHN P.3 CLARK, b. 1859 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. VIRGINIA Mc GEHEE.

2. MARY ELLA3 CLARK, b. 1851 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. FRANK PASCHALL.

3. WILLIAM H.3 CLARK, b. 1854 Henry Co., Tenn.

4. JUDITH RENA3 CLARK, b. 1856 Henry Co., Tenn.; m. ROBERT K. WADDY, son of ROBERT K. WADDY and MARY ANN CLARK

Children of Robert T. Clark and Mary Hamlett are

5. ROSA3 CLARK, m. _____ CHRISTENBERRY.

6. SARAH3 CLARK, d. s. p.

7. SAMUEL HAMLETT3 CLARK m. MARGARET CALDWELL DIGGS.

8. ARMISTEAD3 CLARK m. ROE MILLIGAN.

iii. JUDITH DEMARIS2 CLARK, b. 1829 in Virginia, m. JOSIAH HORTON PORTER 15 October 1846 Henry Co., Tenn.

Children of Judith D. Clark and Josiah H. Porter are:[96]

1. ELLEN3 PORTER, b. 1859 Henry Co., Tenn.

iv. WILLIAM2 H. CLARK, b. 1831 in Virginia, d. before 15 Sep 1853, Henry Co., Tenn.[97]

v. JOHN MOORMAN2 CLARK, b. 1832 in Virginia. He married ANNA M. PORTER 11 October 1853 Henry Co., Tenn.

Children of John M. Clark and Anna M. Porter are:[98]

1. S. E.3 CLARK, (f), b. 1856 Henry Co., Tenn.

2. M. A.3 CLARK (f) b. 1859 Henry Co., Tenn.

vi. HENRIETTA TOMPKINS2 CLARK, b.1838 Henry Co., Tenn. She married SAMUEL J. RAY 22 September 1857 Henry Co., Tenn.[99]

vii. ACHILLES2 VENABLE CLARK, b. 13 March 1841 Henry Co., Tenn., d. 29 July 1874. He married MARY ELIZABETH WILSON 4 December 1866 Henry Co., Tenn. She was b. 24 May 1848 and d. 21 July 1869.

Child of Achilles Venable Clark and Mary Elizabeth Wilson is:

1. CAROLINE3 MARTHA CLARK, b. 18 October 1867. She married SIDNEY SCALES CROCKETT. He was b. 4 August 1863 and d. 7 Jan 1927.

OTHER CLARKS IN HENRY COUNTY

DANIEL CLARK.

Daniel Clark had three grants listed in the surveyor's records, all in range 4E, section 6N, [#958, #1514 and #1515.] He sold a tract of 95 acres on Bailey's Creek to William Watson 4 Nov 1828,[100] and is not listed in the 1830 Census for Henry Co., TN.

ANDREW J. CLARK

Andrew J. Clark appears in the 1840 census[101] George Clark appears nearby.[102] Andrew J. Clark appears in the 18th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., in the 1850 census. He is 35, b. NC, and a carpenter, living in the household of Moses Oliver, 43, b. TN, blacksmith, and his wife Elizabeth Oliver, 44, b. N. C.[103] He is still in the 18th Civil District in 1860, aged 45, b. NC, with wife Nancy K. Clark, 37, b. TN. Also living with them is George Chamblin, 19, farm laborer.[104] I have not found a marriage record for them yet.

JOHN CLARK

John Clark, b. 1770-1780, along with his wife, b. 1780-1780 is present in the 1830 Census for Henry Co., Tenn.[105] John Clark, b. 1780-1790, appears on the 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., along with three boys 15-20, 1 daughter 15-20, and his wife, b. 1790-1800.[106] This man is not in Henry County in 1850.[107] There is a John Clark, 78, b. NC, merchant, in the 11th Civil District of Carroll Co., Tenn. (The area is centered on Huntingdon.)[108] However, the dates do not match well, and these may well be three different persons.


JOHN GREEN CLARK

John G. Clark appears in the 13th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., in 1850.[109] He has been identified as John G. Clark, b. about 1823 in Kentucky, d. 19 April 1891 Henry Co., Tenn.[110] He married Mary Ann Stagner, 25 July 1842 Trigg Co. Ky. She was b. 1829 in Kentucky and died 1889 Henry Co., Tenn.

CENSUS REFERENCES

1. The 1830 Census Henry Co., Tenn., was alphabetized, but shows Francis Clark [0001-00100001] and Gotes Fatis Clark, [00002-00001]. Nothing more about these men has been found in Henry Co., Tenn. records. These men appear on the same page with John Clark (00000001-0000001), who is certainly old enough to be the father of the two men. "Gotes Fatis" is clearly a phonetic spelling, but I have no indication as to what the census taker heard.

2. Parson Clark appears in the 1840 census.[111]

3. David Clark, age 3, b. TN, is living in the household of David Rinehart in the 1850 Census.[112] He may be the David Clark who m. Frances Dunlap 3 January 1884 Henry Co., Tenn.

4. Alice Clark, 8, Martha A. Clark, 6, Mary A. D. Clark, 4, and Laura P. Clark, 2, are living in the 18th District in 1860 in a household headed by Thomas L. Wilson, 40, and Charity M. Wilson, 39, and including Samuel O. Wilson, 16, and John C. Wilson.[113] The court records have not been searched to determine whose orphans these children were.

LAND RECORD

William Clark bought Lot #55 in the City of Paris, Henry Co., Tenn., 28 Nov 1826.[114]

MARRIAGE RECORDS

1. Thomas Clark m. Rachel Duncan 26 Feb 1846 Henry Co., Tenn. He might be the missing son of Christopher Clark, but I have not been able to trace him through the 1850 Census in Tennessee or Kentucky, so I have no data as to age or place of birth.

2. Louisa Clark m. Thos. J. Watson 18 Sep 1850. Thomas J. Watson cannot be identified in the 1850 or 1860 Census presently.

3. Hannah Clark married on 19 October 1848, but her groom's name is illegible.

4. Mary Clark m. George W. Kirby 27 December 1850. Two possible leads were found in the 1860 census: George Kirby of Big Fork., Montgomery Co., Ark.,[115] and George Kirby of Lincoln Co., Ky.,[116] but neither fits with this couple.

5. Mary Jane Clark m. John W. Suddith 5 January 1853. John W. Suddith is in Logan Co., Ky., in the 1850 Census, age 24, b. NC. The head of household is Hayes Suddith, 58, farmer, Va., and Catherine Suddith, 48, Va. Also living in the home are Benjamin Suddith, 17, Tenn., George W. Suddith, 14, Tenn., and Martha Jane Suddith, 10, b. Ky. I have not been able to locate this couple in the 1860 census with any spelling variant.


Appendix: The Descendants of 1769 Francis Clark of Louisa Co., Va.[117]


1. FRANCIS1 CLARK was born 1691, and died 1769 in Louisa Co., Va. He married CORDELIA LANKFORD 1704 in Hanover Co., Va.

Children of FRANCIS CLARK and CORDELIA LANKFORD are:

2. i. CHRISTOPHER2 CLARK, b. Louisa Co., Va.; d. before July 1790, Anson Co., N. C.

3. ii. BENJAMIN CLARK, d. 1766.

iii. JOHN CLARK.

4. iv. THOMAS CLARK.

5. v. ISAAC CLARK, d. 1787, Louisa Co., Va.

vi. AGNES CLARK, m. HALEY.

vii. ELIZABETH CLARK, m. HALEY.

viii. URSULA CLARK.

ix. SARAH CLARK, m. MOORMAN.

6. x. JOSEPH CLARK, b. 1722, Louisa Co., Va.; d. 1774, Louisa Co., Va.

7. xi. FRANCIS CLARK, d. 1799, Richmond Co., N. C.



Generation No. 2

2. CHRISTOPHER2 CLARK (FRANCIS1) was born in Louisa Co., Va., and died before July 1790 in Anson Co., N. C. He married ELIZABETH STONE March 15, 1751/52 in Louisa Co., Va., daughter of NICHOLAS STONE and MARY. She was born in Louisa Co., Va.

Children of CHRISTOPHER CLARK and ELIZABETH STONE are:

8. i. FRANCIS3 CLARK, b. 1755; d. 1831, Anson Co., N. C.

9. ii. JOSEPH CLARK, d. After March 29, 1822, Anson Co., N. C.

iii. ROBERT CLARK, b. 1764, Anson Co., N. C.; d. 1789, Anson Co., N. C.; m. MARY WEBB.

10. iv. MARY CLARK.

v. ANN CLARK, m. BENJAMIN MOORMAN.

vi. AGNES CLARK, m. HENSON.



3. BENJAMIN2 CLARK (FRANCIS1) died 1766. He married ELIZABETH PRICE.

Child of BENJAMIN CLARK and ELIZABETH PRICE is:

11. i. CORNELIUS3 CLARK, d. 1797, Anson Co., N. C.



4. THOMAS2 CLARK (FRANCIS1) He married ELIZABETH RUSH.

Children of THOMAS CLARK and ELIZABETH RUSH are:

i. EDWARD3 CLARK.

ii. THOMAS CLARK.

iii. JOHN CLARK.



5. ISAAC2 CLARK (FRANCIS1) died 1787 in Louisa Co., Va. He married REBECCA.

Children of ISAAC CLARK and REBECCA are:

i. WILLIAM3 CLARK.

ii. DAVID CLARK.



6. JOSEPH2 CLARK (FRANCIS1) was born 1722 in Louisa Co., Va., and died 1774 in Louisa Co., Va.

Children of JOSEPH CLARK are:

i. LOUISA3 CLARK, m. JOHN STONE, February 14, 1756, Louisa Co., Va.

12. ii. BEVERLY CLARK, d. After December 5, 1795, Anson Co., N. C.

iii. JOHN CLARK, b. 1752; d. 1774, Louisa Co., Va.

iv. BENJAMIN CLARK, b. 1746, Louisa Co., Va.; d. 1803, Louisa Co., Va.; m. ELIZABETH STONE.



7. FRANCIS2 CLARK (FRANCIS1) died 1799 in Richmond Co., N. C. He married CHRISTIAN STONE, daughter of NICHOLAS STONE and MARY.

Children of FRANCIS CLARK and CHRISTIAN STONE are:

i. NICHOLAS3 CLARK, b. About 1750.

ii. JOHN CLARK, b. 1752.

iii. FRANCIS CLARK, b. 1753.

iv. FREDERICK CLARK, b. 1757.

v. CHRISTOPHER CLARK, b. 1759.



Generation No. 3

8. FRANCIS3 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER2, FRANCIS1) was born 1755, and died 1831 in Anson Co., N. C. He married MARY STITT.

Children of FRANCIS CLARK and MARY STITT are:

i. CHRISTOPHER4 CLARK, b. January 8, 1791, Anson Co., N. C.; d. December 24, 1853, Henry Co., Tenn.; m. ELIZABETH WILSON, Anson Co., N. C.; d. After 1854, Henry Co., Tenn.

ii. JOHN CLARK, b. 1801, Anson Co., N. C.; d. After 1860, Henry Co., Tenn.; m. MANILA J.; d. About 1850, Henry Co., Tenn.



9. JOSEPH3 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER2, FRANCIS1) died after March 29, 1822 in Anson Co., N. C. He married MARTHA FIELDS.

Children of JOSEPH CLARK and MARTHA FIELDS are:

i. JOSEPH4 CLARK, b. 1789.

ii. MARTIN CLARK.

iii. HIRAM CLARK, b. about 1805.

iv. HARRIET CLARK.

v. NANCY CLARK.

vi. MARY CLARK.



10. MARY3 CLARK (CHRISTOPHER2, FRANCIS1) She married STITT.

As yet unproven, it seems likely that Mary Clark Stitt or Still, married secondly Robert Clark about 1800 and is the same as 1822 Mary Clark of Anson Co., N. C., shown in entry #13.



11. CORNELIUS3 CLARK (BENJAMIN2, FRANCIS1) died 1797 in Anson Co., N. C. He married SARAH RICHARDSON.

Child of CORNELIUS CLARK and SARAH RICHARDSON is:

i. RICHARDSON4 CLARK.



12. BEVERLY3 CLARK (JOSEPH2, FRANCIS1) died after December 5, 1795 in Anson Co., N. C. He married CAREY HICKS 1766 in Goochland Co., Va.

Children of BEVERLY CLARK and CAREY HICKS are:

13. i. ROBERT4 CLARK, b. 1764; d. about 1805, Anson Co., N. C.

ii. JOHN CLARK.

iii. BENJAMIN CLARK.

iv. LUCY CLARK.



Generation No. 4

13. ROBERT4 CLARK (BEVERLY3, JOSEPH2, FRANCIS1) was born 1764, and died about 1805 in Anson Co., N. C. He married MARY. She died before April 1822 in Anson Co., N. C.

Children of ROBERT CLARK and MARY are:

14. i. BENJAMIN5 CLARK, b. About 1803, North Carolina; d. After 1870, Weakley Co., Tenn.

ii. WILLIAM CLARK.

iii. DAVID CLARK.

iv. NANNA CLARK, m. WEBB.

v. ELIZABETH CLARK, d. before July 8, 1821; m. WILSON


Generation No. 5

14. BENJAMIN5 CLARK (ROBERT4, BEVERLY3, JOSEPH2, FRANCIS1) was born about 1803 in North Carolina, and died after 1870 in Weakley Co., Tenn. He married WINNIFRED WILLIAMS about 1827 in North Carolina. She was born about 1807 in North Carolina, and died before 1870 in Weakley Co., Tenn.

Children of BENJAMIN CLARK and WINNIFRED WILLIAMS are:

i. ELIZABETH6 CLARK, b. April 4, 1830, North Carolina; d. July 29, 1905, Carroll Co., Tenn.; m. JESSIE PARKER, August 27, 1856, Weakley Co., Tenn.; b. December 19, 1823, South Carolina; d. September 16, 1902, Weakley Co., Tenn. (?).

ii. MARY CLARK, b. about 1828.

iii. ROBERT CLARK, b. about 1829, North Carolina; m. HARRIETT OWEN, December 19, 1850, Henry Co., Tenn.

iv. SARAH CLARK, b. about 1833; m. JACOB J. T. BROGDON, September 14, 1854, Henry Co., Tenn.

v. WILLIAM H. CLARK, b. about 1834, North Carolina.

vi. ALEXANDER CLARK, b. March 23, 1835, Tennessee; d. September 4, 1909, Weakley Co., Tenn.; m. MARTHA B.; b. December 27, 1845; d. November 28, 1894, Weakley Co., Tenn.

vii. THOMAS CLARK, b. about 1840.

viii. JOHN CLARK, b. about 1842.

ix. JANE CLARK, b. about 1844.

x. CAROLINE CLARK, b. about 1846.

xi. WINNY CLARK, b. about 1848; d. Before 1860.

xii. SOPHRONIA CLARK, b. about 1850.

xiii. BENJAMIN CLARK, b. about 1853.

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[1] Updated 9 August 2005.
[2] 1830 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 10. This census was alphabetized. The other men named Clark were on p. 13 and include Francis, "Gotes Fatis", and John Clark.
[3] Henry Co., Tenn., 1836 Tax List. Transcription in the Rhea Public Library, Paris, Tenn. The only other was George Clark in the 15th Civil District.
[4] Henry Co., Tenn., DB D:160 [20 Dec 1832].
[5] Henry Co., Tenn., DB D:158 [20 Dec 1832].
[6] Henry Co., Tenn., DB F:120 [30 Dec 1837].
[7] Henry Co., Tenn., DB F:328-329 [9 Jan 1839].
[8] Henry Co., Tenn., DB F:340-341 [23 Jan 1839].
[9] Henry Co., Tenn., DB F:590 [22 Jan 1840].
[10] Henry Co., Tenn., DB G:511-512 [18 May 1843].
[11] Henry Co., Tenn., DB G:511 [18 May 1843].
[12] Henry Co., TN, Court Minute Book 1836-1849, part 1:159.
[13] Henry Co., Tenn., WB 7:100.
[14] Henry Co., TN, Court Minute Book 1836-1849, part 1:220 [6 Mar 1843].
[15] Henry Co., Tenn., DB H:512 [23 Feb 1846].
[16] Henry Co., Tenn., Trustees, Administrators, Executors and Guardian Bonds H:366.
[17] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., 9th District, #52, p. 316.
[18] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 139, residence #931, family #951.
[19] A search of the 1880 Census at familysearch.org fails to disclose any listing for anyone named Permelia Clark or for anyone named David Clark who seem likely to be the persons living in Henry Co., Tenn., in 1850. The only listing for a David Clark b. 1831, TN, was David G. Clark, in Metz, Vernon Co., MO., but he listed his parents as both being born in Virginia.
[20] Creed, Debbie and Creed, Jim. Surnames: Creed, Bollinger, Baker, Quick, Killian, Hunt, Goss, Julien, Looney, Foster, Bruce, Box, Ketchum, Yarberry. 8 Jan 2005. Located on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com., db creed-bollinger.
[21] 1820 Census Rowan Co., N. C., p. 356.
[22] 1830 Census Davidson Co., N. C., p. 189, line 9.
[23] Davidson Co., NC WB 1:229.
[24] The History of Laclede, Camden, Dallas, Webster, Wright, Texas, Pulaski, Phelps and Dent Counties, Missouri. (The Goodspeed Publishing Co.: 1889)
[25] There are several marriages before 1850 in Henry Co., Tenn., involving Clark brides that could be the missing daughter. See the miscellaneous data at the end of this article.
[26] 1850 Census Hickman Co., Ky., p. 28, #387/395. Also listed are Wm. E., 10, Henry, 9, S. E., (m) 7, B. A., (f) 5,and Zach Ann, 2, all born in Kentucky.
[27] 1860 Census Blandville, Ballard Co., Ky., p. 2, #10/10. Also listed are Henry, 19, Nathan, 16, Zach Ann 11, James 8, Elizabeth 5, and Emily one month, and also Joseph Millwood, 7. This might have been a second marriage for Emily as well.
[28] Carter, Clella Mae. Carroll County, Tennessee Cemeteries. (npd). All tombstone readings from Carroll County cited are from this work, although personal review of Shiloh, Olivet and Pilgrim's Rest have been done.
[29] 1840 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., p. 426 line 11. As a marker for the 9th Civil District, Thomas K. Diggs is on p. 427, line 3, and George Cate is on p. 426, line 13.
[30] 1850 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., p. 313 A, 9th District Residence #5. Benjamin K. Diggs is at #10 and Benjamin Cate at #13.
[31] 1860 Census for Henry Co., Tenn., p. 131, residence #872, family #891.
[32] Henry Co., Tenn., DB F:590.
[33] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book G:266 [28 May 1842].
[34] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book H:384 [14 Jul 1845]. John C. Porter, Sheriff of Henry Co., TN, to David Clark $50 for a ten acre tract in range 4, section 6. The land seized as a result of action in fie re facias by James Caruthers and Mary Jane Stoddard, executors for the late William Stoddard recovered against James Cowan in the sum of $5423 plus $9.50 court costs. The land was sold to James Cowan by Nelson Anderson.
[35] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book J:389 [1 Nov 1870].
[36] 1860 Census, Henry Co., Tenn., p. 130, res. #866, #867, #868, #869, and p. 131 #872 and #877.
[37] 1810 Census Rutherford Co., Tenn., p. 18, line 3. This census also records John Clark. John Clark is present in 1820 on p. 18 (110010-22010-0). Robert Clark is also present (10010-20100-0). Interestingly, William McCorkle is shown on the 1810 list.
[38] 1830 Census Rutherford Co., Tenn., p. 278. [0003101-0010001].
[39] Henry Co., Tenn., Trustees, Administrators, Executors, and Guardian Bonds H:157, [11 Nov 1854.]
[40] His dates are recorded as b. 3 Jun 1810, d. 17 Apr 1878.
[41] There is Anderson Clark, 61, NC in the 17th District, Mc Minn Co., Tenn., p. 344, #1089, in 1860, but this man is about ten years too old.
[42] 1800 Census Bladen Co., N. C., p. 123. (00100-0).
[43] 1800 Census Lincoln Co., N. C., p 874. (00010-00100-2).
[44] 1800 Census Martin Co., N. C., p. 285. (00010-00000-5).
[45] 1800 Census Surry Co., N. C., p. 642. (00010-10100)
[46] All Henry Co., Tenn., tombstone data are from an anonymous listing at the Rhea Public Library, Paris, Tennessee, in two volumes.
[47] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 317B, District 9, residence #62. He is listed as 40 years of age, born in Tennessee.
[48] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 130, residence #866.
[49] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book G:346 [24 Oct 1842].
[50] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book H:508 [14 Feb 1846].
[51] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book I:57 [15 Sep 1846].
[52] Nancy Y. Clark is listed in the 1860, but not the 1850 Census. The dates for Mary T. and Mary C. are about four years apart, suggesting that Mary T. Clark died young.
[53] 1850 Census, Henry Co., Tenn., p. 633, #59.
[54] There is a James M. Clark in the 1840 Census for Carroll Co., Tenn., and he is there in 1850, aged 31, b. TN, with wife Margaret D. 27, b. Va., John P., 10, James T., 1, Thomas Jones, 78, Mary E. Jones, 31, James B. Darby,8, Martha S., 6. [1850 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., p. 132, #856. James M. Clark married Margaret B. Jones 4 December 1848 in Carroll Co., Tenn.
[55] 1850 Census Haywood Co., Tenn., p. 210, #1413.
[56] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 454, line 6. He is shown as 50-60, as is his wife, with one son 5-10, one 15-20, and two 20-30. His daughters were 5-10, and 10-15.
[57] Henry Co., TN, Will Book G:578-583 [16 May 1854].
[58] The Diggs family is from Anson Co., N. C., and have Quaker connections, as do many of the Clark families of Anson Co., N. C. cf. the posting by K. Benner on the Anson Co., N. C. usgenweb site entitled The Diggs Family.
[59] Henry Co., Tenn., Trustees, Administrators, Executors, and Guardian Bonds H:212. James Z. Gilbert was also the administrator of the estate of Brantley G. Clark.
[60] 1860 Census, Henry Co., Tenn., p. 403, family #969/989.
[61] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 148.
[62] Personal communication, Brenda Johnson, 6 April 2005.
[63] Personal communication, Brenda Johnson, 6 April 2005.
[64] Personal communication, Brenda Johnson, 6 April 2005.
[65] Johnson, Brenda. Clark Family. 19 May 1999. http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?
htx=messages&r=rw&p=localities.northam.usa.states.Tennessee.counties.henry&m=504.365.527. "My husband descends from Christopher Clark and his wife Elizabeth Wilson who brought their family to Henry County, TN, from Anson County, NC. Sarah and Nancy were their daughters who both married Riley Diggs, as separate times." The date of the marriage, though, is from the marriage records. However, Brenda Evans Johnson corrected this by reporting that the Sarah Clark who was the second wife was the daughter of Benjamin and Winifred (Williams) Clark. (personal communication 3 April 2005.)
[66] David Clark, p. 426, line 11, Benjamin Clark p. 427, line 30. He does not appear in the 1836 Tax List for Henry Co., Tenn. Benjamin Clark was born 1800-1810, and has 3 boys under five, and two boys five to ten, along with one girl under five, two five to ten, and two ten to fifteen years old, along with his wife, aged 30-40.
[67] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 313B, District 9, family #15.
[68] Barbara Clark, a descendant, says her name was Winifred Williams. She also suspected they were from Mecklenburg Co., N. C., but had no proof of this.
[69] Henry Co., Tenn., DB K:90. [8 Feb 1853]. James R. Allen is living in the 9th Civil District, #18 p313B, 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., which means he is three houses down from Benjamin Clark.
[70] Barbara Clark also reported that after the Civil War, Benjamin Clark found his title to his land was clouded, and he appeared before a reconstruction-era court to re-establish his claim. Record of this court proceeding has also not been sought.
[71] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p 153.
[72] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 395.
[73] 1900 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., 3rd Civil District #358. She is living next door to W. B. and Sarah A. Everett at #359.
[74] Johnson, Brenda E. (personal communication) 3 April 2005.
[75] 1870 Census Weakley Co., Tenn., p. 192A, family #3.
[76] Weakley County, Tennessee Cemetery List, Vol. 1. (Sharon, TN: James Buckley Chapter NSDAR, 1980,) p. 359.
[77] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 314A, #16.
[78] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 427, line 11.
e 5. He has two sons, one 10-15, the other 5-10, and four daughters, two less than five, one five to 10, and one 10-15, plus his wife, also b. 1800 to 1810.
[79] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 329B, District 10, #102.
[80] The fact that both sons named their first daughters Manila or Nila, suggests that John Clark's deceased wife was Manila J. Clark, b. 2 July 1801, d. 25 June 1850, buried in Old El Bethel Cemetery. (The stone, though, says "wife of Jim.")
[81] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 159, Residence #1082, family #1104.
[82] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 159, Residence #1081, family #1103.
[83] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 161, Residence #1092, family #1114. Neither Benjamin nor Christopher are showing owning any real estate.
[84] Brenda Johnson, personal communication, says her name was "Jernigan." She did not provide a basis for that statement.
[85] Since Lucy is living in her father's household, Albert Newton may have died or been out of the area at the time of the 1860 census. This attribution is based on the fact that she is the only Lucy Clark present in the 1850 Census. There is no Albert G. Newton anywhere in 1860 or 1870.
[86] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., District #5, p. 362. James Brogden is living in the 10th Civil District of Henry Co., Tenn., in 1860 with his wife, Sarah, 21, b. Tenn. (1860 Census, p. 408, #1049/1070. These data do not fit with any of the available persons named Sarah Clark.
[87] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book N:742-3, [1 Aug 1859].
[88] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book M:193.
[89] Henry Co., TN, Will Book F:263-264 (The page numbers in this volume were duplicated by the court clerk. This will is on the second set of pages with this number)
[90] Henry Co., Tenn., Will Book G:86-88
[91] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., District 3, #34.
[92] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., District 1, #89.
[93] Ferguson, Leslie. Her file does not list William Clark, but does contain detailed data on Achilles Venable Clark. She is also the source of information on Mary Ann Clark, Judith D. Clark, and Martha Clark's maiden name. She gives John M. Clark, Sr., date of birth as 24 August 1801 and his date of death as 11 November 1844. Jones-Sauers Family Files. 10 August 2003. Located on http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com, db lesleelu.
[94] 1860 Census, Henry Co., Tenn., p. 35.
[95] Gates, Joy. 18 Feb 2005. http://genforum.genealogy.com/clark/messages/22935.html. She provided the second marriage and the marriages of the children of Robert T. Clark.
[96] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 33, #802.
[97] Henry Co., Tenn., Trustees, Administrators, Executors, and Guardian Bonds H:82-83, [15 Sep 1853.] Robert T. Clark, administrator filed an account for the estate of William H. Clark, deceased. Among the creditors was Josiah Porter.
[98] 1860 Census, Henry Co., Tenn., p. 3. Katie Waddy, 14, is also living in his household.
[99] I can find no one to match Samuel J. Ray in the 1860 Tennessee census.
[100] Henry Co., Tenn., DB C:10. [4 Nov 1828].
[101] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 434, line 25. (00001-0).
[102] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 435, line 10. (001001-01101).
[103] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., District 18, #56.
[104] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 460.
[105] 1830 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 13.
[106] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 430, line 9.
[107] In the 1850 Census there is a Nathaniel Clark, 25, b. TN, who is living near Christopher Clark, but is in the household of William Maxwell. 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 324, District 10, #27. (Christopher Clark is #13.)
[108] 1850 Census Carroll Co., Tenn., p. 31. 11th Civil District, #197.
[109] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 721, #126.
[110] Walker, Johnny D. Descendants of John Green Clark, (1823-1891) and Mary Ann Stagner, (1829-1889) of Trigg County, Kentucky and Henry County, Tennessee. (n. p. d., 1996) Copy filed at the Rhea Public Library, Paris, Tennessee.
[111] 1840 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 449, line 30. (0002001-0)
[112] 1850 Census Henry Co., Tenn., District 7, #48.
[113] 1860 Census Henry Co., Tenn., p. 485.
[114] Henry Co., Tenn., Deed Book B:476.
[115] 1860 Census Big Fork, Montgomery Co., Ark., p. 868, #186/#173. He is in Caddo Twp., p. 401, #4/4 in 1850.
[116] 1860 Census Lincoln Co,. Ky., p. 173, #1173.
[117] Proof of this lineage is beyond the scope of this paper, but is included as a guide to future researchers.



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