Biography of Henry Clark

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Henry Clark, of Scotland, emigrated to America, and settled in Kentucky, where he married Sarah Jones. They had Benjamin, Isaac, John, Henry, Susan, Mary A., and Sally. Benjamin died in Kentucky, and his widow moved to Boone County, Missouri. Isaac Clark was a man of superior talents, and represented his County in the Legislature for several terms; he was also Assessor four years. He brought with him from Kentucky a set of China ware, the first that was ever in Montgomery County, and used it on a puncheon table. He was married first to a Miss Campbell, of Virginia, and settled in Montgomery County in 1819. They had three children-Harold, Cynthia, and Jane. Harold died single. Cynthia married Enoch Fruite, who settled in Callaway County in 1819. Jane married John French, of Callaway County. Mr. Clark was married the second time to Mary French, and they had Henry, William, Isaac, Benjamin F., Sally, Susan, Polly A., Elizabeth M., and Mary H. Henry was married first to Susan A. Talbott, and they had two children. After her death he married Catharine Jacobs, and they had one son, Henry. William Clark married Elizabeth Snethen, and they had eleven children. Isaac died at 18 years of age. Benjamin F. married Prudence N. Snethen, and they had six children. Mr. Clark is an influential citizen, and an ex-Judge of the County Court. Sally Clark married William Knox. Susan A. married David Talbott. Polly died in childhood, and Elizabeth died at the age of twenty-two. John Clark, a brother of Isaac, was Clerk of the County Court of Christian Co., Ky., for many years. He was married first to Lucy Elliot, and settled in Callaway Co., Mo., in 1820. His children by his first wife were Edward, Narcissa, Nancy, Susan, Sally, Jane, Lucy A., James, and John. He was married the second time to the widow Samuels, by whom he had one child, Melvina. He was married the third time to the widow of Alexander Read, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Chick, by whom he had-Logan, Isaac, Shelby, Elizabeth J., Samuel, Fanny, and Benton. Mr. Clark was a good business man, a kind husband and father, an excellent neighbor, and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.

MLA Source Citation:

Bryan, William Smith A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions. Bryan Brand & Company. 1876. Web. 28 January 2015. - Last updated on Mar 10th, 2012

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