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From: Lynne Simpson <>
Subject: Re: Clarks and Brawners
Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 19:56:30 +1100
>Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2005 18:30:30 -0600
>Subject: Clarks and Brawners, PWC
>Thanks for the updates below. The bit about the marriage of Alice Clark
>to L N Davies in 1872 is interesting. My records show that Alice's
>husband was Lewis N Dardine - their first child Effie was 8yrs old when
>they were recorded in the 1880 census in Philadelphia. Do you have other
>any information on their marriage - relatives, witnesses, etc?
>Since my previous note, I have found Emma Clark in the 1870 census in
>NJ. As I reported, my family info said she moved to NJ by age 12 with a
>relative named Martha Barker. I have found both Martha and Emma listed
>with the family of Rhodes Barker in Woolrich, NJ. Emma (age 15) and
>Martha C (age 23) are both listed as born in Virginia. I suspect Martha
>is a relative on the Clark side, but I have no idea how she met/married
>Chauncey Barker, son (?) of Rhodes Barker. I'll keep searching..
>Upper Darby, PA
My reference for the Alice Clark / L N Davies marriage is as follows:
Children of WILLIAM CLARK and LUCY BRAWNER are:
ii. MARY A. CLARK, b. Bet. 1853 - 1854, Prince William County, Virginia7;
m. L. N. DAVIES, 02 December 1872, Prince William County, Virginia; b. Bet.
1843 - 1844, Pennsylvania.
Notes for L. N. DAVIES:
Prince William County marriage records list L. N.'s parents as James and
Martha, and note that although only 28, he was a widower.
7. Ronald Ray Turner, Prince William County, Virginia, Marriages,
This reference may, of course, be incorrect.
My information on Emma Clark is as follows:
Emma is listed with her mother Lucy Anne Clark and her sister Lucy, living
with her grandparents William L Brawner and Lucy Anne Webster in 1860. She
does not appear in any other census listing with them.
Emma Murphy is mentioned as grand-daughter, daughter of Lucy Ann Brawner
Clark, in the will of Lucy Ann Brawner (d. 1886), wife of William Lloyd
Brawner. Emma must have married sometime between 1872-1878.
Household Record 1880 United States Census
Name Rel'n Married Sex Race Age B'place Occupation F
B'place M B'place
MURPHY Self M M W 33 NJ Laborer
Emma MURPHY Wife M F W 23 VA Keeping
House VA VA
Samuel S. MURPHY Son S M W 2 NJ At
home NJ VA
Martha B. MURPHY Dau S F W 3M NJ At
home NJ VA
Census Place Logan, Gloucester, New Jersey
Family History Library Film 1254781
NA Film Number T9-0781
Page Number 437C
Dwelling 26 Family 27
Murphy, Samuel C Head M W 73 Married NJ F: NJ M: NJ Waterman Fishing
Murphy, Emma F Wife F W 62 Married VA F: VA M: VA None
Hull, Ira C Grandson M W 14 S NJ F: NJ M: NJ None
Dwelling 27 Family 28
Murphy, Samuel S Head M W 42 Married NJ F: NJ M: VA Waterman Fishing
Murphy, Verna M Wife F W 42 Married NJ F: NJ M: NJ None
Martha Barker is Martha C Brawner, sister of John Thomas Brawner. John
Thomas Brawner was Emma Clark's stepfather. Martha C Brawner was born in
1833 (d/o Henry Brawner and Elizabeth Anness). I believe she was cousin to
Lucy Ann Brawner Clark and was about the same age. Martha was a teacher and
married William Long before 1860. William died before the end of 1865.
Martha Brawner Long then married Chauncey Barker in April 1868 in
Gloucester Co, NJ. He was also a school teacher. She had a son Charles
Rhodes Barker in 1873. Martha died in 1890 in Gloucester Co, NJ.
So this Martha was both an Aunt and a cousin. This was not the Martha who
was the first daughter of Lucy Anne Brawner Clark and John Thomas Brawner.
I would be most interested to learn anything about this Martha Brawner (b
1864), listed in 1880 keeping house for her widowed father and listed in
her grandmother's will as unmarried in 1887.
Let's keep looking!!
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