Jane Crothers Clark

Brief Life History of Jane Crothers

When Jane Crothers Clark was born on 11 May 1816, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, William Weston Clark, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Young, was 25. She married Henry Hays Morrow about 16 February 1837, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Springfield Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Brush Creek Township, Jefferson, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 12 October 1884, in Bergholz, Jefferson, Ohio, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Brush Creek Cemetery, Monroeville, Jefferson, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Hays Morrow
Jane Crothers Clark
Marriage: about 16 February 1837
Margaret Ann Morrow
Sarah Jane Morrow
Elizabeth Carolyn Morrow
Rebecca Morrow
James Andrew Morrow
William Clark Morrow
Samuel Foster Morrow
Mary Agnes "Mollie" Morrow
John Henry Morrow

Sources (8)

  • Jane Morrow in household of Henry Morrow, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane Crothers Clark Morrow, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jane Clark in entry for James A Morrow, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

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.

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"My Paternal Ancestry" by John A. Clark

William Weston Clark Family History Written by John A. Clark in "My Paternal Ancestry", Booklet published 1928 Found in Family History Library microfilm #0928039 Item 7 William Weston Clark, so …

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