Alexander Clark

1800–
Chatham, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary 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)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (13)

    +8 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: 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Clarke
    Clerk
    Clerkin
    Calarco
    Clerc
    Clarkson

    Sources (1)

    • Elick Clark in entry for Thos J Clark and Catharine Hill, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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