Van Buren Field  Clark

Van Buren Field Clark (1835 - 1911)

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Van Buren Field (VanBuren Field) "Van" Clark
Born in Lunenburg County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Lunenburg County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Lunenburg County, Virginiamap
Clark-21605 created 7 Mar 2015 | Last modified
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Contents

Biography

This biography was auto-generated by a GEDCOM import.[1] It's a rough draft and needs to be edited.

Name

Name: VanBuren Field /Clark/[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15]
Name: Pvt Van Buren F /Clark/[16]

Found multiple versions of NAME. Using VanBuren Field /Clark/.

Birth

Birth:
Date: NOV 1835
Place: Lunenburg County, Virginia[17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30]
Birth:
Date: ABT 1838
Place: Lunenburg County, Virginia[31]

Found multiple copies of BIRT DATE. Using NOV 1835

Death

Death:
Date: 03 NOV 1911
Place: Lunenburg County, Virginia[32][33][34]

Physical Description

Physical Description:
Place: Tall, fair and blue eyed according to Hazel's dairy, hair was light but in youth had been very dark/

Alias

Alias: /Mr. Van/

Military Service

Military Service:
Date: 07 JUN 1861
Place: Lunenburg County, Virginia[35]
Military Service:
Place: pvt, Confederacy, wounded 23 June 1864 SEE NOTES/[36][37][38][39][40][41]

Event

Event:
Type: Family Life Information
Place: See image for description of home[42]

Occupation

Occupation:
Date: BET 1870 AND 1900
Place: Farming/Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg Co., Virginia[43][44][45]

Burial

Burial:
Place: Clark family Cemetery,/Meherrin, Lunenburg Co., Virginia[46][47][48][49]

Residence

Residence:
Date: 16 MAR 1912
Place: Charlotte, Virginia[50]
Residence:
Date: 1870
Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia[51]
Residence:
Date: 1860
Place: Lunenburg, Virginia[52]
Residence:
Date: 1850
Place: Lunenburg, Virginia[53]
Residence:
Date: 1900
Place: Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head/Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA[54]
Residence:
Date: 1880
Place: Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Self/Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA[55]
Residence:
Date: 1910
Place: Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head/Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA[56][57]

Note

Note: #N478

Marriage

Husband: VanBuren Field Clark
Wife: Ann Elizabeth Overton
Child: Mary Susan Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Event:
Type: _STAT
Place: MARRIED/[58]
Marriage:
Date: 20 NOV 1867
Place: Lunenburg County, Virginia[59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66]
Marriage:
Date: AFT 27 AUG 1860[67][68]

Sources

  1. Clark-21605 was created by Laura WIlkinson through the import of Clark family export.ged on Mar 4, 2015. This comment and citation can be deleted after the biography has been edited and primary sources are included.
  2. Source: #S1119 Page: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M593_1661; Page: 580B; Image: 215; Family History Library Film: 553160
  3. Source: #S1128
  4. Source: #S1120 Page: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M653_1359; Page: 1040; Image: 704; Family History Library Film: 805359
  5. Source: #S1127 Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M432_958; Page: 47B; Image: 100
  6. Source: #S388
  7. Source: #S1122
  8. Source: #S1124
  9. Source: #S1126 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1716; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241716
  10. Source: #S398
  11. Source: #S1123 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: T624_1634; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0046; FHL microfilm: 1375647 Data: Text: Hazel was living with Van and Annie at the time of this census.
  12. Source: #S953 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  13. Source: #S1121 Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1377; Family History Film: 1255377; Page: 307D; Enumeration District: 138
  14. Source: #S1122
  15. Source: #S1133
  16. Source: #S1125
  17. Source: #S507
  18. Source: #S1128
  19. Source: #S1125
  20. Source: #S1120 Page: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M653_1359; Page: 1040; Image: 704; Family History Library Film: 805359
  21. Source: #S450 Data: Text: Van Buren Clark, 32, male, white, laborer on farm, personal estate $100,born Virginia. Anna E. Clark, 30, female, white, keeping house Jasper R. Clark, 1, male, white, James E. Clark, 4/12, male, white
  22. Source: #S766
  23. Source: #S1127 Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M432_958; Page: 47B; Image: 100
  24. Source: #S793
  25. Source: #S1122
  26. Source: #S1126 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1716; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241716
  27. Source: #S1123 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: T624_1634; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0046; FHL microfilm: 1375647 Data: Text: Hazel was living with Van and Annie at the time of this census.
  28. Source: #S1121 Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1377; Family History Film: 1255377; Page: 307D; Enumeration District: 138
  29. Source: #S388
  30. Source: #S1133
  31. Source: #S1119 Page: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M593_1661; Page: 580B; Image: 215; Family History Library Film: 553160
  32. Source: #S536 Data: Text: ... On June 21, 1996, while visiting our older brother Jack, we [Ellen and ?] went to see the one remaining cousin of our mother, Mrs. Travis Hubbard (Mary)...Mrs. Hubbard is a sweet, spritely eighty-three year old lady who is somewhat confined to her wheel chair. Her pretty little home is, as I suspected, quite near to the Old Home Place that Mam described in her writings. .... First I wanted time frames for when Mama lived where. This was clarified: Mama lived with her grandparents Van Field Clark and Ann Overton Clark until her grandfather died. At that time she was nine years old and her grandmother gave up the old home place and went to live with her son, Jasper Clark. At this time, the year 1911, ...there was not room at Great Uncle Jasper's home as he had a very large family.
  33. Source: #S1124
  34. Source: #S953 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  35. Source: #S1128
  36. Source: #S392
  37. Source: #S531
  38. Source: #S566
  39. Source: #S567
  40. Source: #S227 Data: Text: American Civil War Soldiers Record about V F Clark Name: V F Clark , Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Side Served: Confederacy State Served: Virginia Service Record: Enlisted as a Private
  41. Source: #S388 Data: Text: Civil war record 9th Virginia Calvary Van Buren Field Clark and listed June 07, 1861 and company G.. Absent 6 July through December. Present until wounded by gunshot in upper maxillary on June 23, 1864. Retired to invalid corp on February 16, 1865. 9th Calvary was engaged in extensive action on June 23 and 24th at Nance’s Shop [Samaria church]
  42. Source: #S388
  43. Source: #S1119 Page: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M593_1661; Page: 580B; Image: 215; Family History Library Film: 553160
  44. Source: #S1126 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1716; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241716
  45. Source: #S1121 Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1377; Family History Film: 1255377; Page: 307D; Enumeration District: 138
  46. Source: #S1125
  47. Source: #S478
  48. Source: #S1124
  49. Source: #S388
  50. Source: #S953 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  51. Source: #S1119 Page: Year: 1870; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M593_1661; Page: 580B; Image: 215; Family History Library Film: 553160
  52. Source: #S1120 Page: Year: 1860; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M653_1359; Page: 1040; Image: 704; Family History Library Film: 805359
  53. Source: #S1127 Page: Year: 1850; Census Place: Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: M432_958; Page: 47B; Image: 100
  54. Source: #S1126 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1716; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241716
  55. Source: #S1121 Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1377; Family History Film: 1255377; Page: 307D; Enumeration District: 138
  56. Source: #S1123 Page: Year: 1910; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: T624_1634; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0046; FHL microfilm: 1375647 Data: Text: Hazel was living with Van and Annie at the time of this census.
  57. Source: #S1133
  58. Source: #S1122 Data: Text: Name: Ann Gender: Female Spouse: V. F. Child: Mary S. Clark
  59. Source: #S1126 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1716; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241716
  60. Source: #S953 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  61. Source: #S953 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  62. Source: #S1122
  63. Source: #S1129 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  64. Source: #S1122
  65. Source: #S1126 Page: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pleasant Grove, Lunenburg, Virginia; Roll: 1716; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0039; FHL microfilm: 1241716
  66. Source: #S953 Page: Library of Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans and Widows; Collection #: CP-5_119; Roll #: 119; Roll Description: Louisa County (surnames Hi - W) to Lunenburg County (surnames A - G)
  67. Source: #S508
  68. Source: #S388
  • Source: S1119 Title: 1870 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009; Repository: #R4
  • Repository: R4 Name: Ancestry.com Address: Online Data Base E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S1120 Author: Ancestry.com Title: 1860 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1121 Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: 1880 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1122 Title: Virginia, Select Marriages, 1785-1940 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2014; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1123 Title: 1910 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1124 Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1125 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Web: Virginia, Find A Grave Index, 1607-2012 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1126 Title: 1900 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2004; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1127 Title: 1850 United States Federal Census Publication: Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1128 Author: Historical Data Systems, comp Title: U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S1133 Author: National Archives and Records Administration Title: Virginia 1910 Census Miracode Index Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2000; Repository: #R4
  • Source: S227 Title: American Civil War Soldiers Record
  • Source: S388 Author: Ann M. Crymes Title: The Crymes Family Roots Repository: #R7
  • Repository: R7 Name: Ann Crymes Address: Meherrin County, VA E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S392 Title: 9th Calvary in VA,http://9thvirginia.com/history.htm, compiled fromrecords of the late Colonel R. L. T. Beale Publication: Name: http://9thvirginia.com/history.htm; NOTEROster of Each company. Additional descriptions and histories. Exerpt from history: "REGIMENTAL STATISTICS: Most of the men who fought under the colors of the 9th Cavalry were either farmers or were young enough to not yet be established in an occupation. Of the 309 men for whom a prewar occupation is known, 164 were farmers - or 53% of them. Physicians and students were the next most frequent occupations, with 33 each. There were also: 12 lawyers, 12 merchants, 12 clerks, 11 mechanics, 10 teachers, 6 carpenters, 3 sailors, and 2 or less members of ten other occupations. Twenty-three year old Ben Oliver (later killed at Boonsboro) listed his occupation as "Gentleman". Only 11 men are shown by the service records as illiterate. It is interesting to note that 5 of those 11 men deserted. Disease caused 81 deaths in the 9th during the war, a figure about two-thirds of that for battle-caused mortality. Ages are available for about 40% of the men who served in the 9th Cavalry. The average age at enlistment was 25.85 years and the median age was 24. These figures are very similar for most other Virginia units. Three 15 year olds were the youngest of record; A.K. Pool, R.C. Beale and L.R. Boughton. From the records of Robert Krick it is shown the last surviving veteran of the 9th Virginia Cavalry was Francis Marion Embrey, who died in 1941. However, James Fife Lumsden of company E, died on September 24, 1945 The men of the 9th Cavalry were a moderately tall lot. About 17% of them were at least 6 feet tall. Private Barnes and Thomas, at five feet one inch, were two inches shorter than anyone else whose height is on record. Six foot five inch Henry Wiatt and his half inch taller comrade Joseph Chewning cap the scale at the other end. The record of the 9th Cavalry was bought at the cost of at least 124 fatal casualties in action. Taken together with the 81 deaths caused by disease, the fatality rate for the regiment reaches 11.3% of the 1815 men who served -- slightly more than one in every nine. During the war the regiment also suffered the loss of at least (and probably far more than) 264 men wounded in action, 266 men taken prisoner and 21 men who were both wounded and captured at the same time. The sum of those figures shows that at least 37.2% of the men who rode with the 9th Cavalry were casualties of enemy action."
  • Source: S398 Title: 1850 U.S. Federal Census
  • Source: S450 Title: 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Van Buren Clark Household, Pleasant Grove,Lunenburg Co., Va
  • Source: S478 Title: The Crymes Family Cemetery NOTEAnn Crymes has visited the Crymes family Cemetery.
  • Source: S507 Title: 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Van Buren Clark Household, Pleasant Grove,Lunenburg Co., VA
  • Source: S531 Author: Hazel Savoy Crymes, transcribed by Ellen Crymes Wilkinson 1996 Title: "Treasure Chest of Memories" Publication: Name: Copyrighted 1996, Copies held with Hazel's children and Grandchildren,not to be published.;
  • Source: S536 Title: Ellen Crymes Wilkinson
  • Source: S566 Author: Robert K Krich Title: 9th Va Calvary Publication: Name: copyright 1982; NOTEobtained from Ann Crymes who obtained from Henry Hubbard.
  • Source: S567 Title: The 9th Regiment Virginia Volunteers Publication: Name: http://pw2.netcom.com/~buck1755/9thregiment.htm;
  • Source: S766 Title: 1850 U.S. Federal Census, Field Clark household, #720, Lunenburg Co,Virginia
  • Source: S793 Title: 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Van Clark household, Pleasant Grove, LunenburgCo., Virginia
  • Source: S953 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Alabama, Texas and Virginia, Confederate Pensions, 1884-1958 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R4

Notes

Note N478Notes from Ann Crymes' The Crymes Family Roots:
"
Van Buren field Clark
Notes
1850 Census placed him in the household of his father at the age of fourteen years.
Marriage record, located in book 1746 - 1929, page twelve, Lunenburg County Virginia , stated he was a Farmer when married. He was a Confederate soldier, his grave marker reads: CO G, 9 VA Cav.
His will, dated May 3, 1908, proven November 17, 1911, recorded in W. B. # 14, page twelve, Lunenburg county, Virginia. His will named his wife and three children, Mary Susan, Jasper R. and James E. Clark. Mary Susan was deceased when the will was written. He and his wife were parents [acted as parents] to Hazel Savoy, Mary Susan’s daughter, and to Martha Ellen Clark, daughter of Jasper Clark, up to his [Van Buren’s] death. He is buried in the Clark family cemetery in Lunenburg County Virginia.
Wife: Ann Elizabeth Overton
She went to live with her son Jasper after her husband died. She is buried in the Clark family cemetery Lunenburg County Virginia.
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According to Hazel Crymes' "Treasure Chest of Memories", Grandpa (Van Buren Clark) overheard the captain discussing the need for a plan to take an emergency message to another confederate company. He volunteered immediately. This excellent horseman "snatched the paper from the captain's hand and galloped directly toward the Federal soldiers." No shots were fired as Union soldiers gave way to the "charging, rearing horse and rider". VanBuren was able to pass through Federal lines and delivered the paper safely. After returning to his home unit he learned that he had risked his life for naught. The paper held by the captain was blank; the discussion had been hypothetical. The incident was written up in the Richmond paper and there was great acclaim for his horsemanship from both Union and Confederate soldiers. He was greatly embarrassed and did not want to accept the acclaim and h onors so he allowed another soldier to claim the credit. Later in life, he stated that it did not bother him that someone else took credit for his horsemanship. Hazel knew other men who had witnessed the event and was told that they had never seen such horsemanship before or after.
Hazel also wrote that VanBuren Clark was one of group of 12 soldiers reputed to have never lost a fight, often fighting babk to back. According to her grandpa, these soldiers survived by being super alert to danger. They also supposedly did not accept a fellow soldier into their group because of his lack of belief in prayer and God. They were afraid to take responsibility for this man without God's help.
Her grandpa also told her stories of escaping by running when told to halt and a story of man who lost his life following a piece of blowing newspaper. He chased it in his desire to get the news. It was a Union ploy and he lost his life.
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Hazel also remembered being taught to appreciate "the Handiworks of God" by her grandpa, such as why God put weeds among the crops.
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Early in their marriage, VanBuren and Ann Clark had a farm neighboring that of Dr. John A Johns, who was the great uncle of Durell Crymes, Hazel's future husband.
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Another story related my Hazel Savoy Crymes re Van Field Clark: (paraphrased)
During the "War between the States" Van was walking through the woods when he happened upon a small blonde federal soldier. He was able to surprise the soldier and had the upper hand as the Union soldier jumped into a crevice of a crumbling building that was there in the woods. He wasn't able to completely shield himself. His belly with the brass button of his uniform jacket were left exposed and Van held his gun on the soldier. "Knowing he could be hit in the stomach was too much for this Yankee" so he stuck his head out and made a very funny face. Van later told Hazel it was the funniest face he had ever seen. The Yankee officer pleaded not be captured, explaining that someone else would simply take his place as officer. Van let him go.
Later during the War, Van was grazed on the skull (Civil War records say mandible) and knocked out and captured. He was held captive by young Union recruits until the appropriate officers could take over. As the officers arrived, Van, sitting among a ring of about 50 soldiers, looked up to see "Old Funny Face". "Funny Face" ran over to Van and appeared furious with him, making pop-eyed awful faces. It was soon agreed that "Funny Face" could take Van out and immediately shoot him. When they were out of ear-shot of the others, "Funny Face" bid Van farewell and fired his gun in the air. They did not see each other for the rest of the war, but wrote to each other as the years went by. Family spoke of "Funny Face" as having a face for every occasion, but Hazel did not remember hearing his real name spoken.


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