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John Clark

John Clark

Male 1787 - 1870  (82 years)

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  • Name John Clark 
    Born 26 Apr 1787  Whiteleysburg, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Mar 1870  Whiteleysburg, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2608  Simon and Related Families
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2012 

    Father Samuel Clark,   b. Bef 1765, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1811, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 46 years) 
    Mother Nancy Edwards,   b. Bef 1765, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1811, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Family ID F809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Amy Dehorty,   d. Bef Oct 1818, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Dec 1811  Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Margaret Ann Clark,   b. 17 Dec 1812, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1885, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F807  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Truitt,   b. 21 Aug 1800, Milford, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1886, Lewistown, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1818  Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ann Clark,   b. Aug 1819, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1907, New Castle County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
     2. Mariah Clark,   b. 14 Mar 1821, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1910, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     3. William Clark,   b. Abt 1823, Magnolia, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1874, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     4. John Wesley Clark,   b. 14 Mar 1825, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1901, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth Clark,   b. 27 Feb 1827, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1903, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. Andrew Clark,   b. 8 Apr 1829, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1901, Marydel, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     7. Sarah E. Clark,   b. 5 Apr 1831, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1925  (Age 94 years)
     8. George Clark,   b. Abt 1833, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1899  (Age ~ 67 years)
     9. Ellen M. Clark,   b. Abt 1834, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1899, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years)
     10. Samuel T. Clark,   b. 26 Aug 1837, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1913, Niles, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     11. Peter Truitt Clark,   b. 19 Mar 1841, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1933, Denton, Caroline County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     12. Enoch Clark,   b. 12 Feb 1843, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1926, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     13. Ignatius Clark,   b. Abt 1847, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1851, Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1787 - Whiteleysburg, Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1811 - Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 16 Oct 1818 - Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Mar 1870 - Whiteleysburg, Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sandtown, Kent County, Delaware Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Clark, John (1787-1870)
    John Clark, circa 1860.
    Photograph from collection of Catherine Baynard Hurd Dolan, who identified it as being her Great Grandfather. Sepia print measures 5 cm by 8.5 cm and is mounted on cardboard. Original in possession of Catherine Dolan Simon.

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH:
      Year of birth listed as 1787 in "Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware," Chambersburg, Pa.: J.M. Runk and Company, 1899, Volume II, page 876.
      Exact date of 26 April 1787 on tombstone in Clark family plot in Sandtown, Delaware, listed in "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone: Kent County, Delaware, Cemetery Records," by Raymond Water Dill, William Martin Dill, and Elizabeth Ann Bostick Dill, Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1989, page 552.
      Year of birth would be 1793-1794, however, according to age (56 years) in 1850 U.S. Census for Delaware, Kent County, page 258B, line 4. State of birth given as Delaware. Enumerated as John Clark, with wife Mary and children, including Sarah, Ellen, George, Samuel, Peter, Enoch, and Ignatius, linking him with this family in other public records, despite the discrepancy in age in this record.
      Birth in 1787 consistent with age (73 years) in 1860 U.S. Census for Delaware, Kent County, p. 309, line 12. Microfilm Record Group M-653, Roll 95, National Archives, Washington, D.C.

      MARRIAGES:
      Marriage Bond for first marriage to "Amey Dehorty" in Delaware Marriage Records, Volume 18, p. 380. In Delaware Public Archives, Hall of Records, Dover, Delaware. Amy Dehorty listed as first wife in "Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware," Volume II, page 876.
      Mary Truitt listed as second wife in "Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware," Volume II, page 876.

      AGE DISTRIBUTION OF HOUSEHOLD:
      The 1830 U.S. Census for Delaware, Kent County, page 307, line 19, gives the following age breakdown for the John Clark household. Note that this entry is on the same page of the census as his brother, Samuel Clark, and his brother-in-law, Andrew Green.
      1 males age 40-49 Born 1781-1790 (Presumably John Clark, b. 1787)
      1 males age 5-9 Born 1821-1825 (Presumably William Clark, b. abt 1823)
      2 males age < 5 Born 1826-1830 (Presumably John Wesley and Andrew Clark, b. 1825 and 1829)
      1 females age 20-29 Born 1801-1810 (Presumably Mary Truitt Clark, b. August 1800)
      1 females age 15-19 Born 1811-1815 (Presumably Margaret Clark, b. 1812)
      1 females age 10-14 Born 1816-1820 (Presumably Ann Clark, b. abt 1820)
      1 females age 5-9 Born 1821-1825 (Presumably Maria Clark, b. 1821)
      1 females age < 5 Born 1826-1830 (Presumably Mary Elizabeth Clark, b. 1827)
      This assignment is fairly consistent with the other known facts about the family--note that census ages are as of June 1, so Mary Truitt Clark would have been recorded as 29 at the time of enumeration. The household also included 2 slaves, one female aged 10-24 and one female younger than 10.

      OCCUPATION: "Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware," Volume II, page 876, states that "...John Clark was born at Whiteleysburg, Del. in 1787. He remained at home, working with his father on the homestead. At that time, the eldest heir had the right of acceptance, and at his father's death, Mr. Clark took the home farm and paid the shares to the other heirs. Mr. Clark was a man of fine physique, and of good judgment on financial questions. His educational advantages were very limited, as he could attend the subscription schools only during part of the winter terms; he was, however, taught to read, write, and calculate. Mr. Clark was a Democrat, interested in public questions, and prominent in local political circles."

      DEATH AND BURIAL:
      Full date listed in both "Biographical and Genealogical History of the State of Delaware" and "Souls in Heaven, Names in Stone." Location of grave in latter book, page 552.
      Date of death given as 10 April 1870 in Bible Record provided by James Hughes to the Delaware Public Archives, Hall of Records, Dover, Delaware, Vol 87A, #539.
      Tombstone and Runk followed here.


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