James Edward Clarke

29 September 1814–19 April 1877 (Age 62)
North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life of James Edward

When James Edward Clarke was born on 29 September 1814, in North Yarmouth, Cumberland, Maine, United States, his father, Daniel Clark, was 33 and his mother, Larissa Johnson, was 30. He married Angelina Harrison Tillett on 24 January 1832, in Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 19 April 1877, in Grayville, Gray Township, White, Illinois Territory, United States, at the age of 62.

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James Edward Clarke
Angelina Harrison Tillett
Marriage: 24 January 1832
Homer Charles Johnson Clarke
A. Angelo B. Clarke
Altaverde Mortimer Souchet Clarke
Larissa Mary Mettamora Clarke
Victor John Bartlett Clarke
William Eugene Fernando Clarke
Sarah Elizabeth Valerie Clarke
James Edward Oscar Clarke
Florence Indiana Xeminia Clarke
Ernest Alexis Leroy Clarke

Spouse and Children

24 January 1832
Cynthiana, Smith Township, Posey, Indiana, United States



    Altaverde Mortimer Souchet Clarke


    Larissa Mary Mettamora Clarke


    Victor John Bartlett Clarke


    A. Angelo B. Clarke


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 5

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 6

Maine is the 23rd state.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 18

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Clark .

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J Edward Clarke, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James E. Clarke in entry for J. E. O. Clarke, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • J.E. Clark in entry for Florence Bulkley, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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