George W. Clark

19 June 1822–15 October 1858 (Age 36)
New York, United States

The Life of George W.

When George W. Clark was born on 19 June 1822, in New York, United States, his father, Asa Clark, was 39 and his mother, Polly Shear, was 36. He married Ann Janette Denison on 7 March 1855, in Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 15 October 1858, in his hometown, at the age of 36, and was buried in Holland Patent, Trenton, Oneida, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

George W. Clark
1822–1858
Ann Janette Denison
1835–1870
Marriage: 7 March 1855
Rhoda G Clark
1857–1858
George Denison Clark
1858–1940

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
7 March 1855
Floyd, Floyd, Oneida, New York, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

    Asa Clark

    Male1783–1870Male

    Polly Shear

    Female1786–1872Female

siblings

(12)

    Willard Clark

    Male1808–1860Male

    Female1810–1888Female

    Lydia J. Clark

    Female1811–1901Female

    Male1815–1892Male

    Asa Shear Clark

    Male1816–1880Male

+7 More Children

World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 5

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 10

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

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.

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

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Sources (1)

  • George W. Clark, "Find A Grave Index"

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