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 Clack Sr., 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 Mecklenburg, Virginia, United States in 1782 and 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
Mary Polly Wood
Marriage: 15 August 1780
Bennett Clack
Nancy Clack
William E Clack
James Caller Clack
John Twitty Clack
Mary Clack
Elizabeth Clack
Mary Clack
Martha Clack
Martha Patsy Clack
Sterling Clack Jr
Elijah McCarroll Clack

Sources (3)

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

Spouse and Children

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

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 17

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


    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


    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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