George Washington Clark

20 March 1836–18 November 1925 (Age 89)
Union, South Carolina, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Clark was born on 20 March 1836, in Union, South Carolina, United States, his father, Littleton Ballard Clark, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Vinson Jackson, was 29. He married Martha Ann McEachern on 6 November 1856, in Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in District 496, Fayette, Georgia, United States in 1870 and District 1262, Fayette, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 18 November 1925, in Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States.

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George Washington Clark
Martha Ann McEachern
Marriage: 6 November 1856
Annie Laurie Clark
Mary Eleanor Clark
Elisabeth Clark
Georgia Tallullah Clark

Spouse and Children

6 November 1856
Fayetteville, Fayette, Georgia, United States


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World Events (8)

1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 2

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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 (3)

  • Geo W Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • G W Clark, "United States Census, 1920"
  • G W Clark, "United States Census, 1910"

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