Zerviah Eliza Clark

5 February 1818–16 August 1863 (Age 45)
West Suffield, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Zerviah Eliza

When Zerviah Eliza Clark was born on 5 February 1818, in West Suffield, Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Richard Clark, was 35 and her mother, Susan Gillette, was 29. She married William Harrison Folsom on 21 March 1837, in Pembroke, Genesee, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1860. She died on 16 August 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Folsom
Zerviah Eliza Clark
Marriage: 21 March 1837
Harriet Amelia Folsom
Hyrum Pearse Folsom
William Burdette Folsom
Samuel Folsom
Hinman Day Folsom
Frances Emily Folsom
Mary Louisa Folsom
Richard Clark Folsom

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1837Pembroke, Genesee, New York, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 1
    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
    Age 2
    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.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 14
    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: from Middle English clerk, clark ‘clerk, cleric, writer’ (Old French clerc; see Clerc ). The original sense was ‘man in a religious order, cleric, clergyman’. As all writing and secretarial work in medieval Christian Europe was normally done by members of the clergy, the term clerk came to mean ‘scholar, secretary, recorder, or penman’ as well as ‘cleric’. As a surname, it was particularly common for one who had taken only minor holy orders. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established.Irish (Westmeath, Mayo): in Ireland the English surname was frequently adopted, partly by translation for Ó Cléirigh; see Cleary .Americanized form of Dutch De Klerk or Flemish De Clerck or of variants of these names, and possibly also of French Clerc . Compare Clerk 2 and De Clark .

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

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    Died: 11 Dec 1910 - Salt Lake City, Utah Pioneer: 3 October, 1860 arriving with the Joseph W. Young Company by ox cart BIOGRAPHY: Harriet Amelia Folsom Young BIRTH DATE: 23 Aug. 1838 - Buffalo, New Yo …

    Sources (59)

    • Berrick E Folsom in household of William H Folsom, "United States Census, 1860"
    • L E in entry for Richd Clarke Fulsom, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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