Polly P Clark

4 December 1829–about 1890 (Age 60)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Polly P

When Polly P Clark was born on 4 December 1829, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, her father, Robert D Clark, was 29 and her mother, Casey Gunter, was 32. She died about 1890, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Robert D Clark
1800–1880
Casey Gunter
1797–
Rebecca Clark
1820–1880
Rhoda Clark
1822–1880
William K. Clark
1825–1879
Amanda Moore
1826–
Marsena Angelina Clark
1827–1911
Polly P Clark
1829–1890
Delpha Talitha Clark
1833–1901
Robert H. Clark
1837–

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 1

In the 1830's, President Jackson called for all the Native Americans to be forced off their own land. As the Cherokee were forced out of North Carolina many of them hid in the mountains of North Carolina.
1846

Age 17

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

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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