Sterling Clack

17 November 1759–6 November 1837 (Age 77)
Brunswick, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sterling

When Sterling Clack was born on 17 November 1759, in Brunswick, Virginia, United States, his father, William M. Clack, was 23 and his mother, Elizabeth Twitty, was 20. He married Mary Polly Wood on 15 August 1780, in Warren, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, Tennessee, United States in 1830. He died on 6 November 1837, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Auburn, Barrow, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sterling Clack
1759–1837
Mary Polly Wood
1766–1851
Marriage: 15 August 1780
Bennett Clack
1773–1795
Nancy Clack
1782–1848
Elizabeth Clack
1785–1850
William E Clack
1788–1856
James Caller Clack
1789–1867
John Twitty Clack
1791–1867
Mary Clack
1793–
Bennett Clack
1793–1795
Elizabeth Clack
1795–1850
Mary Clack
1797–
Bennett Clack
1798–1798
Martha Clack
1800–1850
Martha Patsy Clack
1800–
Sterling Clack Jr
1802–1867
Elijah McCarroll Clack
1808–1871

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 August 1780
Warren, North Carolina, United States
children

(15)

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 17

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 17

Georgia is the 4th state.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 21

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name Clac, which is from Old English Clacc or the Old Norse cognate Klakkr. As a personal name this is from a word meaning ‘lump’ and may have been used as a nickname for a large or thickset man. Reaney suggests that it could also be from clacker ‘chatterer’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sterling Clack, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sterling C. Clack, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sterling Clack, "North Carolina, Marriages, 1759-1979"

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