Alexander Clark

1800–Male
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Clark was born in 1800, in Chatham, North Carolina, United States, his father, Silas Clark, was 28 and his mother, Frances Henderson, was 28. He married Nancy Henderson in 1821. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Clark
1800–
Nancy Henderson
1801–1858
Marriage: 1821
Andrew Jackson Clark
1822–1900
Abner Clark
1822–
Emily Clark
1828–
Isaac Green Clark
1829–1880
Thomas Carroll Clark
1832–1896
Frances Ann Clark
1832–
Martha Patsy Clark
1834–
Winney Clark
1836–
James Clark
1841–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1821
children

(9)

    Andrew Jackson Clark

    Male1822–1900Male

    Abner Clark

    Male1822–Male

    Emily Clark

    Female1828–Female

    Isaac Green Clark

    Male1829–1880Male

    Thomas Carroll Clark

    Male1832–1896Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1772–1857Male

    Frances Henderson

    Female1772–1847Female

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · Walton War

Age 4

The Walton War was a border dispute between Georgia and North Carolina, when Georgia established Walton County. The main piece of land being fought over was called the Orphan Strip and was located between North Carolina and Georgia. It started in 1804 and became part of the War of 1812 and lasted until 1818.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

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.

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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