Elizabeth Caroline Clark

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Caroline

When Elizabeth Caroline Clark was born on 3 March 1817, in Taylorsville, Patrick, Virginia, United States, her father, John Norman Clark, was 22 and her mother, Eliza Branch Sandifur, was 23. She married Thomas Weir on 14 November 1845, in Adams, Burton Township, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Benjamin, Utah, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 22 June 1890, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Jonathan Browning
Elizabeth Caroline Clark
Marriage: 17 March 1854
Mary Eliza Weir
Nancy America Weir
John Moses Browning
Elizabeth Caroline Browning
Matthew Sandefur Browning

Sources (58)

  • Elizabeth Clark in household of Andrus J Stewart, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Clark and Thomas Weir, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Elizabeth Browning, "BillionGraves Index"

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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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