Clara "Clarissa" Bedsole

1808–1881 (Age 73)
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Clara "Clarissa"

Clara "Clarissa" Bedsole was born in 1808, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States. She married Newsom Autry about 1827, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1881, in Cumberland, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Newsom Autry
Clara "Clarissa" Bedsole
Marriage: about 1827
Annie Moriah Autry
Calvin Stephen Autrey
Clarissa Clark Autry
Marshall Thomas Autry
Isaac B. Autrey

Spouse and Children

about 1827
North Carolina, United States


    Annie Moriah Autry



    Clarissa Clark Autry


    Marshall Thomas Autry



World Events (8)


Age 0

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 4

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 22

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Petzold .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Clara Autrey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Clara Autry in household of Newsom Autry, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Clara Autry in entry for M T Autry and Maggie E Baine, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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