Biographical Sketch of Wade M. Clark
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WADE M. CLACK was born November 13, 1826, in Simpson County, Ky. The parents were Sterling and Elizabeth (Jones) Clack. The father was a farmer, born in Tennessee; he died in 1868, at the age of sixty-five. The mother died in 1854, aged fifty-five. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Wade M., on starting for himself, worked as a hand for several years. In 1858 he bought a farm of forty acres; he then bought and sold three times before coming to his present location in 1874. He has improved his farm, which contains 140 acres. He was first married in 1855 to Rachel Beasley, of Sumner County, Tenn. These parents have nine children, viz.: Mary E. (the wife of William Dixon), Martha L. (deceased), Martha J. (the wife of D. Blake), Sarah M., Eliza E., Charley, Lucy A., George M. and Sterling M. (deceased). Mr. Clack’s second marriage was in 1869, to Hettie Wells. She died in 1871. She was a member of the Baptist Church.