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60. Lt. Jonas Clark & 61. Ann Alexander {Mecklenburg Co. NC, Madison Co. TN}


5/16/1759, Jonas born in Chester Co., PA; s/o 120. William Clark & 121. Susannah ?. (S) Hist of TN, P852, (S) Gravestone. (S) Pension Application of Alexander Berryhill.
7/1771, Jonas moved to Mecklenburg, NC with his father. (S) Family notes.
12/20/1779, entered the service in NC under Capt. Richard Simmons as a soldier in the calvary. Initially assigned at Charleston, they were sent out to intercept Col. Creiger who was attempting to join the British at Charleston. He remained stationed at Browns bridge on Ashley river about 22 miles from Charleston near Dorchester until about the last of March, 1880. He was discharged after 3 months and returned home.
5-6/1780, Jonas volunteered in a troop of horse raised and commanded by Capt. Nathaniel Martin.
8/6/1780, Jonas was in the Battle of Hanging Rock.
8/15/1780, Jonas was in the defeat of American Gen. Horatio Gates near Camden.
3/15/1781, under Gen. Nathaniel Green, Jonas took part in the battle of Guilford Courthouse.
~6/1781 Jonas appointed Lt. and assigned to Col. William Polk’s Regiment. He fought in the skirmishes of Friday’s Fort and the Orange Co. Courthouse.
9/8/1781, Jonas fought in the battle of Eutaw Springs, the last major battle in the southern states. There were 1,188 total casualties in the battle.
Jonas was sent to Savannah where he served uner Gen. Wayne in small skirmishes with Tories, and against a group of Creek Indians.
3/1782 Jonas discharged near present day Columbia, SC.
8/12/1782, Berryhill & McDowell to Jonas Clark, 120 acres. (S) Meck. Co. Crt. Minutes, B1, P380.
4/10/1783, Jesse Clark bought 120 acres on Sugar Creek, adjacent to Wm Clark, from his brother Jonas, for £100 NC species. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB11, P254.
11/18/1787, Ann born in Mecklenburg Co., NC; d/o 122. Phineas Alexander & 123. Elizabeth ? (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P293. [To be 3rd wife of Jonas Clark.]
7/28/1790, Jonas witnessed a deed. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB18, P252.
7/1790, Jonas served on a grand jury.
11/25/1790, Jonas named with his siblings in his father’s will.
7/1791, Jonas & Jesse named executors in the will of their father. (S) MeckCo., Crt. Of Comm. Pleas, B2, P375.
4/13/1792, Jonas named as executor of a Letter of Attorney by Ann and Jas. Clark. (S) Meck.Co., Crt. Of Comm. Pleas, B3, P84.
6/26/1792, Jonas, for £300, bought two properties from Henry Person: 130 acres on the east side of the Catawba river below the Tuckasege Ford, and a fourth interest in a 16 acre fishery on the west bank of the river. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB14, P155.
9/19/1793, in Mecklenburg, NC, Jonas was bondsman for the marriage of his daughter Susanah Clarke to Jonas Rudisill. (S) Marriages of Mecklenburg Co., NC, 1783–1868, P171.
11/1793, Jonas witnessed a deed. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB15, P130.
4/12/1794, Jonas bought 37.5 acres for $46. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB20, P334.
8/28/1795, Jonas received a state grant of 100 acres on Sugar Creek adj Wm Clark.. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB14, P337.
4/11/1796, Jonas witnessed a deed associated with the McComb family. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB15, P130.
11/9/1796, Jonas bought 120 acres on Sugar Creek for £120 from Henry person. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB15, P248. The next day he bought 78 acres from James polk for £78, including a mill. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB15, P253.
1797 & 1798 tax lists, Jonas with 1 white poll and 636 acres, and 4 town lots in Capt Bowman’s Co.
1799 tax list, Jonas with 1 white poll and 493 acres, and 5 town lots in Capt Bowman’s Co.
10/3/1799, Jonas sold his fishery and 145 acres for £250. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB16, P247.
(S) 1800 Census, NC, Mecklenburg Co. Jonas has 3 young daughters [<10], 1 son < 10 [Jonas Jr.] and a wife born 1765–1775. This is likely his 2nd wife whom he married ~1790 since all the children are under 10. Another adult male is also in the household.
4/1800, Jonas appointed as a road overseer. (S) Meck. Co. Crt. Minutes, B4, P221.
7/8/1801, Jonas bought 16 acres on Sugar Creek for $250. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB16, P584.
1802, Jonas witnessed a deed associated with the Steele Creek Presbyterian Church. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB16, P789.
7/29/1807, Jonas sold 3 land/fishery properties for $450. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB18, P320.
2/9/1809, Jonas witnessed a deed. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB19, P54.
(S) 1810 Census, NC, Mecklenburg Co. Jonas has 4 sons and 4 daughters.
5/24/1814, Jonas bought 9 acres adjoining his land for $40. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB20, P21.
11/7/1815, in Mecklenburg, NC, Jonas was bondsman for the marriage of Mary McComb. (S) Marriages of Mecklenburg Co., NC, 1783–1868, P214.
1/2/1816, Jonas witnessed a deed. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB20, P220.
5/3/1817, Jonas sold 33 acres on Sugar Creek for $100. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P80.
11/8/1817 in Mecklenburg, NC, Jonas was bondsman for the marriage of Ann Stinson. (S) Marriages of Mecklenburg Co., NC, 1783–1868, P95.
3/30/1818 in Mecklenburg, NC, Jonas married 3rd Ann Alexander. The marriage was performed by George Hampton Esq. (S) Ann’s 7/17/1853 pension application.
12/28/1819, Jonas sold lands on Sugar Creek for $300. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P207.
Ann and Jonas were members of the Steel Creek Presbyterian Church. Steele Creek Presbyterian was among the earliest churches and is generally believed to have been organized about 1760. Many “Clark” ancestors are buried in the cemetery of the church.
(S) 1820 Census, NC, Mecklenburg Co. “Jonas”, 000101:01310. 29 slaves.
5/25/1820, Jonas gave his widowed daughter Susannah 16 acres on Sugar Creek “for her natural life”. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P210.
6/1820 Jonas left NC. (S) Family notes.
7/1820 Jonas moved to Madison Co., TN. (S) Family notes. [Note the pension application says 1830. Jonas appears to have maintained 2 households for several years. This explains why son John was born 1822 in NC.]
1/30/1821, Ann’s brother Nathaniel relenquished all claim to Ann that he had in the negro named Jim. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P293.
2/8/1821, Ann’s parents, for “$100 love and affection” sold Jonas their Negro woman Fan and her 4 sons. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P293.
3/4/1821, Jonas received the Negro women Lettie & Silbey from a widow in lieu of a payment of $901.12. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P423.
3/8/1821, Phineas Alexander sold the Negro boy George to Jonas Clark. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P309.
5/7/1821, brothers John, Jesse, & Jonas and sister Susannah mentioned in the will of their brother James.
3/1/1822, Jonas sold the Negro girl Amanda, about 13, for $260. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB22, P39.
11/7/1822, Jonas and Wm Berryhill received a male Negro, a female Negro, and 5 lots in the town of Charlotte: 33, 34, 41, 42, & 43; as a security for a payment of $2000 from Archibald Frew. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB21, P436.
12/22/1823, Jonas has double taxes ordered remitted on 270 acres in D9,R2,S10. (S) Madison Co. Min.’s Bk. Co. Court, Vol. I, P246.
8/10/1824, Jonas granted 750 acres of land in Madison Co., TN including the 480 acres later left to his sons. (S) Land Grant 22355, 8/10/1824, Reg. 3/27/1828, Madison Co. DB2, P4.
1/1/1824, Brothers Jonas and Jesse sold 48 acres on Sugar Creek for $364.76. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB22, P147.
1/20/1824, Jonas witnessed a deed of his brother Jesse. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB22, P73.
3/26/1824, Jonas has double taxes ordered remitted on 750 acres in D9,R2,S10. (S) Madison Co. Min.’s Bk. Co. Court, Vol. I, P306.
4/7/1825, Jonas made a bond for his grandson Stephen Emerson in the amount of $224. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB23, P136.
8/12/1826, Jonas listed as having an account due at “Barthee & Harbert”. (S) Madison Co. TN Will Book 1, PP145-50.
2/24/1827, Jonas, “of Mecklenburg NC”, deeded land, 480 of a 750 acre TN grant No.22355, in trust to John Rudesell to be held until his sons were 21. (S) Madison Co. DB2, P4.
4/23/1827, Jonas, “of Mecklenburg NC”, sold 2 acres for $15 to John Estes of Madison Co., TN. (S) Madison Co. DB2, P48.
9/27/1827, Jonas listed as a purchaser at “Harten & Elrod”. (S) Madison Co. TN Will Book 1, P134.
(S) 1830 Census, TN, Madison Co. Jonas, his wife, 1 young son, 3 adult males [possibly his sons]. This is the year Jonas said he “settled” in TN.
8/7/1832, at age 73 “Jonas Clark Senior” applied for a revolutionary pension in Madison Co., TN. He drew $220.82 per year with $552.05 as a retroactive lump sum. (S) Family notes & copies of original application. [Charles Robertson and John Darnall, living in Madison County, affirmed that they had known Jonas Clark in Mecklenburg Co., N. C. where he was “always reported by the old soldiers of the Revolution to have been an efficient soldier of the Revolution.”]
6/30/1838, Jonas has 2 children in the Distr. 13, Madison Co. school. (S) Madison Co. School Records.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Madison Co. “Sr”. Listed as a pensioner for Revolutionary service. Jonas, his wife, 3 young-adult males.
1844, Jonas removed from the poll list of District 14, Madison Co. [This was usual for an elderly person no longer able to server on juries, …] (S) Madison Co. Court Books 1–9.
8/19/1845, Jonas Clark sold to John Clark, his son, for $500, lots 65, 99, 100 in Jackson, Tenn. (S) Madison Co., DB–10, P106.
2/28/1846, Jonas died in Madison Co., TN; buried in 3 grave family plot. (S) Gravestone. The family graveyard and evidently the residence nearby were located on the east side of the Cotton Grove Road, near the point this road now enters U.S. Highway 412-E. GPS: 35,41.838N – 88,40.131W.
1846, Ann, went to live with their son, John F. Clark, who was living on the old Goodrich tract (now Claybrook), somewhat to the east of the Clark place which was then in Civil District 14.
10/25/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Madison Co., Distr12. Ann lives with her son John.
7/17/1853 Ann applied for a widow’s revolutionary pension; approved 10/10/1853 at $282.82 per year, payable at the Nashville Agency. Her 4 children and their births are listed in this application.
4/14/1855, Ann applied for bounty land. In this application she stated her maiden name.
2/23/1857, Ann applied for back pay for her pension. (S) See CD.
6/13/1859, Ann died in Madison Co., TN; buried in 3 grave family plot. (S) Gravestone.
(S) National Archives, Washington, D.C.: Revolutionary War Pension File W1386 and BLW 26482-160-55. (S) Some TN Heros of the Revolution, Armstrong, Pamphlet No. V. (S) History of TN, Goodspeed Publishing Co., Nashville, TN, February, 1887. Information is from personal contact with Edwin60iii.

Family notes:
• Note: 3/10/1825 in Mecklenburg Co., NC, Susan Clark married Edwin Alexander. The next year Jonas named his new born son “Edwin Alexander” Clark. [Susan is likely a d/o Jonas; and Edwin is likely related to 3rd wife Ann.]
• 4/23/1827, for $15.00, 2 acres. Jonas Clark of Mecklenburg NC to John Estes of Madison. 9D-2R-10s. Beginning at stake and hickory the beginning corner of 730ac tract granted to said Clark by TN No.22355 running N10 to stake; W40 to corner of 640ac EntNo.18 to Joseph Lynn and others; S10 to stake; E40 to beginning. Signed Jonas Clark. Witness: Abel Willis, Alex Greer. Proven: Feb 1828 by 2 witnesses. Recorded: 15 Apr 1828.
• 2/24/1827, for $1 L/Aff 480 acres: Jonas Clark of Mecklenburg NC to John Rudesell, Trustee for sons John Franklin and Edwin Alexander Clark of Mecklenburg. 9D-2R-10s. Forked Deer River. Part of 750ac TN grant No.22355 dated 10 Aug 1824, to said Clark beginning at stake and hickory on the southeast corner said grant running N204.5 to stake on E B/L said grant; E375 to stake and mulberry; s204.5 to stake and white Oak; E15 to stake on W B/L EntNo.18 of 640ac to Lyn; N2 to northwest corner said EntNo.18; E320 to beginning. Sons to have at age 21. Signed: Jonas Clark. Wit: Nat Kelsey, John Read. Proven: Nov 1827 by 2 witnesses. Recorded: 3/27/1828.
• (S) 8/7/1832 pension application of Jonas: “That he entered the service of the United States under the following circumstances. He was living in the County of Mecklenburgh in the State of North Carolina and on the 20th of December 1779 he volunteered in a troop of Horse [cavalry] raised and commanded by Captain Richard Simmons who lived in Rowan County. He immediately proceeded with his company to Charleston, which from intelligence received, it was expected would be besieged by the British. He arrived there early in the month of January following and in the month of February 1780 the British landed at Stono about 30 miles to the south of Charleston. About this time it was understood that Col. Creiger the commandant of the British horse at Savanna would attempt to effect a junction with the British forces at Charleston. The company to which he was attached together with some militia the commander of which he does not recolect were ordered to meet Creiger which they did and had several slight engagements with his foraging parties and retreated before him to Charleston. He remained stationed at Browns bridge on Ashley river about 22 miles from Charleston near Dorchester until about the last of March. After the British forces had crossed Ashley River, when the time of service (three months) for which he had volunteered expired, he returned home. Col. Lincoln commanded the American army at Charleston and Col. Hamwright of Lincoln County, North Carolina commanded the North Carolina Militia at the same place. . . . In May or June of 1780, two or three months after his return home he volunteered in a troop of horse raised and commanded by Captain Nathaniel Martin (who was Captain Simmons’ Lieutenant in his first tour as above) and joined Genl. Sumpter on the day before the battle of the Hanging Rock and was in that battle of the 6th of August 1780. The night after the battle we retreated up to Cain Creek about 20 miles. Our company was sent to assist Genl. Gates and we joined him at Rudgelys Mill on the night of the 15th of August and on the next day was in the battle where Gates was defeated nine miles from Camden. On the evening after the battle, he was sent with two or three others as an express to Sumpter to inform him of the defeat and with directions from him to retreat, which he did all night and continued his retreat beyond Fishing Creek where he stopped on the 18th to refresh and were surprized by Tarltons horse and completely routed and scattered, every man shifting for himself. After this Lord Cornwallis came to Charlotte in Mecklenburgh County and remained there about a month, where we annoyed him and killed many of his foraging parties not having sufficient numbers to give battle. The day after Cornwallis left Charlotte our company and others who joined us pursued after the British doging and annoying their rear and scouting parties and kept up an irregular warfare until we came to Lansford on the Catawba river, from whence we returned home. The British marched up through Lincoln County and crossed over the river into Iredel County. He then collected with Capt. Martin and others who joined our company and continued to harrass the British on their march and at Mrs. Torrens at the cross roads we had a smart skirmish where our Captain Martin had his horse killed and himself taken prisoner and Robert Walker the lieutenant took command of the company. From there we returned to Mecklenburgh County and in a few days joined Genl. Dickson the commander of the North Carolina militia at Salisbury and marched with him to Guilford Court house where we joined Genl. Green who had superceded Genl. Gates in the command of the Southern Army and fought in the battle of Guilford on the 15th of March. He [Jonas] was in continual service from the time he volunteered under Captain Martin until after the battle of Guilford, a period of about ten months with the exception of a few days during the irregular warfare above described in North Carolina, he was on furlough and allowed to visit his friends and to provide himself with clothing. After the battle of Guilford he returned home to Mecklenburgh County where he remained about two months, when his old Captain Martin (who had made his escape from the British) arrived in his neighbourhood, commissioned Captain by Govr. Rutledge of South Carolina and authorized to raise by volunteers a company of horse and brought me a commission from Gov. Rutledge of lieutenant under him. We raised a company of horse for ten months service and were attached to Col. William Polks regiment. We reached and joined Genl. Sumpter at Browns old field near where Columbia, S.C. now stands. We had several skirmishes with Tories and British at Fridays fort on the Congaree river, at Orangeburgh Court hourse and at Shubrick's plantation about 12 miles from Biggin church (which the British had burned with their stores in it). We joined Genl. Green on the 7th of September 1781 and fought the battle of the Eautaw Springs on the 8th. The night after the battle we retreated about 2 or 3 miles to a branch where we lay the night before where he remained until the 11th when we returned to the battle ground and buried our dead which we found striped of their clothes by the enemy. In this battle Lieutenant Thos. Polk, brother of Col. William Polk and Maj. James Rutherford were both killed near me, the first shot above the eye and the latter in the throat, both of whom I help bury. Col. William Washington was taken prisoner in my view. . . . We marched to Browns old field and was ordered with a detachment to join Genl. Wayne in Georgia and joined him at Ebenezer about 30 miles from Savanna and were in some slight engagements with tories and a party of Creek Indians who suddenly came upon us and returned and was discharged at Browns old field in March 1782. This concluded his Revolutionary services having been more than twenty three months in actual service. His commission of lieutenant, signed by Govr. Rutledge of S.C. and his discharges he [kept] for several years and by time or axident are destroyed. He viewed them of no value.” … “I was born on the 16th of May 1759 about twenty miles from Philadelphia in the State of Pennsylvania. . . . I have a record of my age. My birth was recorded in a large ledger book kept by my father which was destroyed by the British when they overun the county of Mecklenburgh where my father lived. They destroyed almost every thing my father had. . . . My father left Pensalvania and settled in Mecklenburgh County, North Carolina in July 1771, where he lived at the breaking out of the war and where he [Jonas] joined the service as stated in his declaration and continued to live there until May 1820, when he left there and settled in the county where he now resides in July 1820.”
• The three-grave burial ground of the Jonas Clark family, located several feet south of U.S. Hwy 412-E (TN Hwy 20), about 7.4 miles from the present city limits of Jackson, TN via U.S. 70 and 412-E, was also their homestead.

Children of Jonas and ?.

i. Susannah Clark, born ~1775 in NC.
Susannah married James M Emerson.
(S) 1790 Census. James, 114, 4 slaves.
4/6/1797, James received rights to a fishing ground near a small island at Beaty’s Ford in exchange for “…400 good Shad fish to be delivered the same day they are caught at his house on Witheries Creek in Rowan Co.” (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB15, P295.
1/29/1800, James was in plaintif in a trespass suit. (S) Mecklenburg Co., Crt of Common Pleas, B4, P200.
3/10/1804, James acquired 43 acres on Catawba Cr, adj the Great Road for $62. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB18, P179.
(S) 1810 Census.
Bef. 2/1816, James died. There was a court order for her 4 orphaned children to appear. (S) MeckCo., Crt of Comm. Pleas, B6, P69.
5/25/1820, Susannah’s father gave her 16 acres on Sugar Creek “for her natural life”.
Bef. 2/1826, Susannah wrote her will – WB-C, P57 & HWF 235. (S) MeckCo., Crt of Comm. Pleas, B7, P123.
1826, Susannah died. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB23, P154.
Children:
John Savage Emerson, born 5/1/1803 in NC.
8/1/1822 in Mecklenburg, NC, John married Sarah Berry Castle, born 1805.
1845, she died in Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
7/14/1868, he died in Columbia Co., AR.
Stephen T Emerson, born 1805 in NC.
12/7/1825 in Mecklenburg, NC, Stephen married Nancy Jamison.
Sarah Emerson, born 1807 in NC.
Thomas C Emerson, born 7/1/1808 in NC.
1/6/1845, he died in Tuscaloosa Co., AL.
David McDonald Emerson, born ? in NC.

ii. Jonas Clark Jr, born 1795 in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
3/30/1818 in Mecklenburg, NC, Jonas attended the wedding of his father to Ann Alexander.
No.60:(S) 1820 Census, m:26<45.
9/15/1824 in Mecklenburg Co., Jonas Clark Jr married Ann Johnston. (S) Mecklenburg Co. Marriage Bonds, P52. His uncle, Jesse H Clark was the bondsman.
11/14/1825, a deed of land for property “on Sugar Cr adj Jonas Clark, Jr.”. (S) Mecklenburg Co., DB23, P110.
No.60:(S) 1830 Census, m:26<45.
(S) 1840 Census, TN, Madison Co. Jonas lives alone.
8/21/1850, (S) 1850 Census, TN, Madison Co., Dist15. Jonas boards with another family and is a “hatter”.
7/19/1853 “Jonas Clark Jr” testified to Ann’s pension application in Madison Co.: “he was acquainted with Jonas Clark deceased and Ann Clark his widow before their marriage in the State of North Carolina in Mecklenburg County. That, he knew Jonas Clark, Sr. and that his marriage to Ann took place in about three or four miles of where [Jonas] lived at that time and that he knew Jonas Clark Sen. up to the day of his death.” This clearly indicates that this Jonas Jr was not the “Jonas N”, s/o Ann, that died in 1851; but was a s/o Jonas Sr by a previous marriage.

Children of Jonas and Ann:

i. John Franklin Clark (30), born 5/31/1822 in NC.

ii. Robert A Clark, born 4/7/1823 in NC.
(S) 11/17/1930 Govt. letter to Helen Stein.
Bef. 2/24/1827 he died. [Not named as an heir in Jonas’ land deed].

iii. Maj Edwin Alexander Clark, 1/21/1826 born in Mecklenburg Co., Charlotte, NC.
No.62:(S) 1840 Census. m:10-15.
2/24/1827, Edwin named as 1 of 2 sons in a deeded gift of land by his father Jonas.
1841, Edwin left home and began clerking for $60 per year.
5/26/1846, Edwin enrolled at Jackson for the Mexican War: Capt. Jones’ Co., Co. F, 2nd Regt., 1st Brig., TN Volunteers, known as the Avengers. They fought at Cerro Gordo, Camargo, and Metamoras. 4/4/1847 he was discharged on Surgical Certification at Vera Cruz. (S) Volunteers: Tenneesseans in the War with Mexico by Reid Brock, published 12/1986.
3/4/1850, John and Edwin sell their father’s land to Joseph Fogg for $3000. (S) Madison Co. DB13, P582.
Edwin traveled to CA and returned to TN.
1/31/1852, John F. Clark, Madison Co., Tenn. for “love and affection” for his brother, Edwin A. Clark, gave him a 1/3 interest in 717 acres called the Russell Goodrich and Micajah Keith tract, on which John F. Clark lived; as well as 17 slaves, livestock and farming tools. Reg Mar. 17, 1852. (S) Madison Co., DB-15, PP483-4.
1852, John and Edwin started a mercantile business at Cotton Grove.
8/17/1852 in Madison Co., TN, Edwin married Martha Ann Childress of Springfield, TN; born 1/1/1835;. She was the d/o George Childress and Martha Murdock.
No.30:(S) 1860 Census, TN, Madison Co., Distr13. He lives next to his brother John. He is a merchant with a personal estate valued at $10,000.
1862, as Captain, Edwin helped organized the 51st TN Infantry Regt. of Madison Co.; later chosen as Regt. Major.
2/13-16/1862, Edwin captured at the battle of Fort Donelson.
Edwin returned home with a physical disability and resumed a mercantile business at Spring Creek.
8/7/1869 Martha died; buried in Brown’s Cem., Madison Co., TN. (S) Gravestone.
1874–1875, Edwin held the elected office of Tax Collector.
1878, Edwin ran as a Democrat for the office of State Comptroller.
1878-1886, Edwin elected County Court Clerk.
5/1881, Edwin married Mary M Black of Henderson Co., TN; born 1843, the d/o Thomas N Black and Mary ?. They were members of the Presbyterian Church.
5/8/1900, Edwin died in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY; buried in Brown’s Cem., Madison Co., TN. (S) Gravestone.
(S) Hist of TN, P852-3.
Children:
John Clark, born 1855 in Madison Co., TN.

v. Jonas N Clark, born 11/9/1829.
No.62:(S) 1840 Census. m:10-15.
1/31/1851, Jonas died, buried with his parents.

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