Daniel Watt Clark

1816–5 October 1873 (Age 57)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Daniel Watt

When Daniel Watt Clark was born in 1816, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Daniel Watt Clark, was 28 and his mother, Charlotte Cherry Gold Seeley, was 32. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Nancy Jane McClellon. He lived in Lykens, Crawford, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Liberty Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 October 1873, at the age of 57, and was buried in Findlay, Findlay Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Watt Clark
1816–1873
Nancy Jane McClellon
1814–1885
Harvey M Clark
1839–1865
Harlan Page Clark
1840–1907
Hugh M Clark
1842–
Charles C Clark
1846–1918
Lorenzo D Clark
1848–1875
Elizabeth Frazer Clark
1850–
Betsey J Clark
1852–
Alegan Alice Clark
1853–
Margaret L. Clark
1858–1925

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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 3
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 4
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 16
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.

Possible Related Names

Clarke
Clerk
Clerkin
Calarco
Clerc
Clarkson

Sources (6)

  • Daniel W Clark, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Daniel W. Clark in entry for Harlan P. Clark and Eliza J. Beach, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Daniel Clark in entry for Charles C Clark, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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