Thomas Crawford Clark

17 March 1837–26 September 1891 (Age 54)
Eutaw, Greene, Alabama, United States

The Life of Thomas Crawford

When Thomas Crawford Clark was born on 17 March 1837, in Eutaw, Greene, Alabama, United States, his father, James Blair Clark, was 40 and his mother, Mary Peebles Erwin, was 32. He married Judith Pollard Chiles Meriwether on 28 May 1857, in Greene, Alabama, United States. He lived in Greene, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Election Precinct 1 Eutaw, Greene, Alabama, United States in 1870. He died on 26 September 1891, in Eutaw, Greene, Alabama, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Election Precinct 1 Eutaw, Greene, Alabama, United States.

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Thomas Crawford Clark
Harriet Miranda Borden
Marriage: 16 April 1862
James Clay Clark
Benjamin Borden Clark
Joseph Wallace Clark
Thomas Borden Clark

Spouse and Children

16 April 1862
Hale, Alabama, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 12

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 24

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

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)

  • T C Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Thomas C Clark in household of James B Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Thomas C Clark, "United States Census, 1880"

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