Robert Clark

1805–1835 (Age 30)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Robert

When Robert Clark was born in 1805, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin William Clark Sr, was 31 and his mother, Elizabeth Jane "Betsie" Hall, was 30. He married Mary Margaret Stiles on 30 December 1824, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1835, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 30.

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Robert Clark
Mary Margaret Stiles
Marriage: 30 December 1824
Letitia Clark
George Matthew Clark
Richard Clark
Sarah Jane Clark
Irene Clark

Spouse and Children


    Mary Margaret Stiles


30 December 1824
Haywood, North Carolina, United States


    Letitia Clark


    George Matthew Clark


    Richard Clark


    Sarah Jane Clark


    Irene Clark


Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · Trail of Tears

Age 25

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.

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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Sources (3)

  • R H Clark, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert Clark, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Robert Clark, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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