Thomas Henry Clark Sr

7 May 1806–14 October 1873 (Age 67)
Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Clark Sr was born on 7 May 1806, in Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Clark, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Plain, was 27. He married Charlotte Gailey on 28 November 1825, in Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Shoreditch, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 14 October 1873, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Grantsville City Cemetery, Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Henry Clark Sr
Charlotte Gailey
Marriage: 28 November 1825
John William Clark
Eleanor Clark
Eliza Clark
Hannah Maria Clark
Ann Clark
Thomas Henry Clark II
Sarah Lavinia Clark
Mary Ann Clark
Charlotte Elizabeth Clark

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 November 1825Bishop's Frome, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 2
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 19
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    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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    Sources (56)

    • Thomas Clarke, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Thomas Henry Clark in entry for Thomas Henry Clark, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Clark, "United States Census, 1870"

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