John Clark

about 1780–3 December 1854 (Age 74)
Virginia, United States

The Life of John

John Clark was born about 1780, in Virginia, United States. He married Rebecca Hamilton Jones on 19 August 1806, in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Greenville, Greenville Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States in 1850. He died on 3 December 1854, in Galena, Greenville Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Galena, Greenville Township, Floyd, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Clark
1780–1854
Rebecca Hamilton Jones
1788–1858
Marriage: 19 August 1806
Mary Clark
1807–
Elizabeth Clark
1809–1874
Nancy Clark
1811–1883
Richard G Clark
1813–1825
Jane Clark
1815–
Phoebe Ann Clark
1817–1870
Martha Ann Clark
1819–1903
John W. Clark
1821–1891
Rebecca Clark
1823–1825
James J Clark
1825–1907
Azariah Clark
1827–
William B Clark
1830–1880

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 August 1806
Pendleton, Kentucky, United States
children

(12)

    Female1807–Female

    Elizabeth Clark

    Female1809–1874Female

    Female1811–1883Female

    Richard G Clark

    Male1813–1825Male

    Female1815–Female

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 0

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 1

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 20

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Clark, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Clark, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John Clark, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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