Barbara Clark

1818–1862 (Age 44)
Lewis, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Barbara

When Barbara Clark was born on 13 June 1818, in Lewis, West Virginia, United States, her father, William Cloris Clark, was 58 and her mother, Barbara Helmick, was 38. She married Peter Westfall about 1841, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Lewis, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Upshur, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died on 11 June 1862, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Lorentz Cemetery, Buckhannon, Upshur, West Virginia, United States.

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Barbara Clark
Peter Westfall
Marriage: about 1841
Columbus J. Westfall
Isaac M. Westfall
Louisa Westfall
Laverna Westfall
Ephrium Westfall
Barbara Elizabeth Westfall
Rua J. Westfall
Lafayette Westfall
Mary O Westfall
Mildred Ann Westfall

Spouse & Children

about 1841
West Virginia, United States


+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • William Cloris Clark


  • Female1780–1835Female



+7 More Children

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. 
1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 6

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 12

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

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klērikos, a derivative of klēros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites ( see Levy ) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Barbary Westfall in household of Peter Westfall, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Barbara in household of Peter Westfall, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Barbara Clark in entry for Mrs. Rhua Meyers, "Arkansas, Sebastian County Births and Deaths, 1877-1963"

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