James Clark

1794–
Cabell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of James

James Clark was born in 1794, in Cabell, Virginia, United States as the son of William Clark and Mary Jane Ferguson.

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Family Time Line

William Clark
1767–1829
Mary Jane Ferguson
–1817
William D. Clark
1789–1881
Matthew F Clark
1789–
Richard Clark
1805–
A B Clark
Samuel F Clark
1792–
James Clark
1794–
Nancy Clark
1796–1884
Sarah Elizabeth Clark
1798–1828
Matilda Clark
1803–1838
John Clark
1807–

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World Events (8)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
Age 0
The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1803
Age 9
Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1825 · The Crimes Act
Age 31
The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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

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