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Benjamin Wilson Clark (1760 - abt. 1814)

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Benjamin Wilson Clark
Born in Danville, Pittsylvania, Virginiamap
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Husband of — married in North Carolina, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Ringgold, Catoosa, Georgiamap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Jun 2014
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Benjamin was born in 1760. Benjamin Clark ... He passed away in 1814. [1]

From The Heritage of Old Buncombe County published 1981 by the Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society, p. 176, The Family of Benjamin Clark

Benjamin Clark, Sr., born about 1760, came to Buncombe County ca. 1790. He purchased 400 acres of land from John Strothers 11-16-1800 on the Pigeon River. This land was near Canton known then as the Flowery Gardens and now as the Osborne Farm in the Bethel Community. He purchased 262 acres in the Beaverdam section from John Strothers 1-11-1802. This land is known as the Drayton Henderson Farm. He died about 1814. His son Benjamin, Jr. married Lucy Dalton and was very active in politics in the county. He represented the county in the State Legislature in 1822. Richard Clark was the youngest son of Benjamin Clark, Sr. and married Francis Rogers, daughter of Robert Rogers. Their sons were: Carson, who married Hulda Noland, daughter of Peter Noland; Alfred Speight Clark who married Jane Russell, daughter of Matthew and Nancy Noland Russell; John who married Mattie Spoons of Morristown, Tennessee; and Arch and William who were not married. His daughters were: Sallie, who married William Green, Jane who married Nathan Roberts, and Martha who married LaFayette Early.

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It is not known if he died in Haywood Co., North Carolina or Ringgold, Georgia. No grave or death record has been found

Where did the middle name Wilson come from? I have seen it as Franklin - Cindi Clark


  1. First-hand information as remembered by Tiffany Graves, Sunday, June 22, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

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On 27 Jul 2017 at 19:29 GMT Cindi (Whipple) Clark wrote:

Where did the middle name Wilson come from? I've also seen it as Franklin. Also need to know where that came from. Looking for sources

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