Delila Pruitt

15 December 1821–9 March 1863 (Age 41)
Marion, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Delila

When Delila Pruitt was born on 15 December 1821, in Marion, Kentucky, United States, her father, Meredith Pruitt, was 16 and her mother, Martha Drane, was 14. She married Henry Hardin Clark about 1843, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 9 March 1863, at the age of 41, and was buried in Lebanon, Marion, Kentucky, United States.

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Henry Hardin Clark
Delila Pruitt
Marriage: about 1843
James Elisha Clark
William Redmond Clark
Waller Clark
Susan Mary Clark
Henry T. Clark
Nancy E. Clark

Spouse and Children

    Henry Hardin Clark



about 1843
Kentucky, United States


    James Elisha Clark



    Waller Clark



    Henry T. Clark


+1 More Child

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World Events (7)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

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.
1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens

Age 9

The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

French and English: nickname from a pet form of Old French proux ‘valiant’, ‘brave’, or ‘wise’ ( see Proulx , Prue ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Deliha Clark in household of Henry H Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Delila Clarke in household of H H Clarke, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Delilah in entry for Wm Redman Clark, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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