William Henry Clark

1839–
Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Clark was born in 1839, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Lawson Clark, was 25 and his mother, Lydia Ann Ward, was 23. He married Eliza J Simpson on 24 August 1856, in Osage, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Crawford Township, Osage, Missouri, United States in 1850.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Clark
1839–
Eliza J Simpson
1836–
Marriage: 24 August 1856
Lydia Caroline Clark
1857–
Caroline Clark
1858–
Benjamin David Calaway Clark
1861–1909
James Irvin Clark
1862–1937
Mary C. Clark
1864–
Sarah M. Clark
1866–
Rebecca J. Clark
1869–
Leander R. Clark
1870–
Thirza A. Clark
1872–
Franklin P. Clark
1874–
Evangeline Clark
1877–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 August 1856
Osage, Missouri, United States
children

(11)

    Lydia Caroline Clark

    Female1857–Female

    Caroline Clark

    Female1858–Female

    Male1861–1909Male

    James Irvin Clark

    Male1862–1937Male

    Mary C. Clark

    Female1864–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1814–1886Male

    Lydia Ann Ward

    Female1816–1882Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 7

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1860

Age 21

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • William Clark in household of John L Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm H Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William H. Clark, "Missouri, Marriages, 1750-1920"

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