John Clark Disney

18 April 1831–February 1907 (Age 75)
Anderson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Clark

When John Clark Disney was born on 18 April 1831, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, his father, John Thomas "Black John" Disney, was 34 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Hancock, was 26. He married Jane Leach on 28 December 1853, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in District 5, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Civil District 5, Anderson, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died in February 1907, in Anderson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Disney Cemetery, Lake City, Anderson, Tennessee, United States.

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John Clark Disney
Jane Leach
Marriage: 28 December 1853
Millie Ann Disney
Mary T. Disney
Emily Jane Disney
John H. Disney
Rebecca E. Disney
Oney Azora Disney
William Emory Disney
Charles Franklin Disney
Lonny M. Disney

Spouse and Children

28 December 1853
Anderson, Tennessee, United States


    Millie Ann Disney


    Mary T. Disney


    Oney Azora Disney


    William Emory Disney


    Emily Jane Disney


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name, with the preposition d(e), for someone from Isigny in Calvados, France, named from the Romano-Gallic personal name Isinius (a Latinized form of Gaulish Isina) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

Sources (3)

  • John C Disney, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John C Disney, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John C Disney, "United States Census, 1900"

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