Elizabeth Clark

10 October 1803–27 July 1879 (Age 75)
Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Clark was born on 10 October 1803, in Spartanburg, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, John Clark, was 44 and her mother, Mary Jane McDowell, was 33. She married Absolom Foster on 20 December 1828, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in District 1049, Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Whitfield, Georgia, United States in 1870. She died on 27 July 1879, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Absolom Foster
1806–1891
Elizabeth Clark
1803–1879
Marriage: 20 December 1828
Frances Foster
1831–1905
William Hamilton Foster
1833–1920
Martha Ann Foster
1835–1927
Mary Joshephine Foster
1839–1878
John Clark Foster
1842–1864
James Rufus Foster
1843–1905

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1828Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1804
    Age 1
    Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
    1811 · The Savannah Riots
    Age 8
    A barroom brawl in Savannah on Tuesday, November 12, 1811, had international impact. An American seaman boasted of having joined the crew of a French vessel, likely named La Vengeance. Others became upset at the idea of the American joining a foreign nation and a brawl erupted. The county coroner asked for peace but was beaten with clubs. A second clash occurred the following day when French sailors attacked five American seaman. A day after the second attack, twenty French sailors attacked six Americans. Four of them escaped but two were beaten and stabbed. Jacob Taylor died on the scene and a rigger named Collins died the following day. By Friday, a full scale riot erupted when the French crewmen arrested on murder charges were released. Many were arrested and French ships La Vengeance and La Franchise were burned. In the end, the incident caused disruptions in French-American relations and affected shipping and trade.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 22
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (3)

    • Elizabeth Foster, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Elizabeth Foster in household of Abraham Foster, "United States Census, 1870"

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