Esther Jane Clark

1850–1943 (Age 92)
New Hope, Madison, Alabama, United States

The Life of Esther Jane

Esther Jane Clark was born on 17 February 1850, in New Hope, Madison, Alabama, United States as the daughter of Manuel M. G. Clark and Winnie Harrett Maples. She married James Knox Polk Uptain on 16 December 1869. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Poplar Ridge, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died in 1943, in New Hope, Madison, Alabama, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in New Hope, Madison, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Esther Jane Clark
James Knox Polk Uptain
Marriage: 16 December 1869
W. W. Uptain
James Thomas Uptain
Leila J Uptain
George Houston Uptain
Ella M Uptain
Sarah E Uptain
Robert B. Uptain
Charles Edward Uptain
Ivy T. Uptain
Minnie Florence Uptain

Spouse & Children

  • Female1850–1943Female

  • James Knox Polk Uptain


16 December 1869
Popular Ridge, Madison, Alabama


  • W. W. Uptain


  • Male1873–1952Male

  • Leila J Uptain


  • Male1878–1956Male

  • Ella M Uptain


+5 More Children

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 24

Historical Boundaries 1874: Madison, Alabama, United States
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Jane Uptain in household of James Uptain, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hester M Clark in household of George Maples, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Uptain in household of Jas Uptain, "United States Census, 1900"

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