William Clark

1758–1829 (Age 71)
Virginia, United States

The Life of William

William Clark was born in 1758, in Virginia, United States. He married Mary Jane Ferguson on 26 January 1788, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died in 1829, in Cabell, Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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William Clark
1758–1829
Mary Jane Ferguson
1767–1817
Marriage: 26 January 1788
Mary Judgson Clark
1788–1852

Spouse and Children

    Male1758–1829Male

    Mary Jane Ferguson

    Female1767–1817Female

MARRIAGE
26 January 1788
Montgomery, Virginia, United States
children

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World Events (8)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 0

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 22

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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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