Sterling Clack

Male17 November 1759–6 November 1837

Brief Life History 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 6 sons and 6 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
1760–1851
Marriage: 15 August 1780
Bennett Clack
1773–1795
Nancy Clack
1782–1848
William E Clack
1788–1856
James Caller Clack
1789–1867
John Twitty Clack
1791–1867
Mary Clack
1793–
Elizabeth Clack
1795–1850
Mary Clack
1797–
Martha Clack
1800–1850
Martha Patsy Clack
1800–
Sterling Clack Jr
1802–1867
Elijah McCarroll Clack
1808–1871

Sources (3)

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1780Warren, North Carolina, United States
  • Children (12)

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    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 the Old English personal name Clacc or its Old Norse (Danish) cognate Klak. 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.

    possibly sometimes from a derivative of Middle English clakken ‘to rattle, clatter’, denoting a chatterer, alternatively, perhaps a miller, from the clack or clatter of his mill, or a bellringer.

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

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