Clark Joslin

Brief Life History of Clark

When Clark Joslin was born on 2 April 1816, in Brecksville, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Dr John Gaines Joslin, was 21 and his mother, Candace Walcott, was 26. He married Martha L Wolcott on 25 April 1837, in Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fairview, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Fairview Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1870. He died on 25 February 1890, in Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Anamosa, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clark Joslin
Elizabeth Hale
Marriage: 20 January 1842
William Cullen Joslin
Mary Ann Isabel Joslin
James Madison Debonaville Joslin
M Isabel Joslin
Elizabeth Joslin

Sources (24)

  • Clark Joslin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joslin, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Clark Joslin, "Iowa, County Death Records, 1880-1992"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin):

from the Old French personal name Goscelin, Gosselin, Joscelin, from ancient Germanic Goz(e)lin, a diminutive of a short form of compound names based on the element goz (from gaut, an ethnic name meaning ‘Geat’ or ‘Goth’; see Goss ).

alternatively, perhaps a diminutive of the Old French personal name Josse (Old Breton Judoc); see Joyce .

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

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