Chauncey Clark

Chauncey Moss Clark (1823 - 1885)

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Capt Chauncey Moss Clark
Born in Russell, St Lawrence, New York, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 9 Jul 1847 in North Russell, St Lawrence NYmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Russell, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 30 Aug 2019 | Created 11 Oct 2015 | Last significant change: 30 Aug 2019
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Biography

Capt Chauncey Clark served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: Oct 08, 1860
Mustered out: Apr 28, 1863
Side: USA
Regiment(s): 9th New York Cavalry Company L

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Chauncey was born in Russell NY after his parents moved there from Granville MA.

Chauncey married his first cousin Betsey Clark who was the daughter of Leicester (Lester) Clark and Philomela Knox. He was a dairy farmer and created the first cheese factory in the town of Russell. He won many prizes at the state and county fairs. He was also the named guardian of his younger siblings. With the onset of the Civil war, he organized the volunteers for Russell and was first a Lieutenant then Captain of the cavalry. Captain Chauncey M Clark, served in the 9th NY Cavalry company L. He was 45 when he enlisted. April 1862 he was promoted to captain

In July 1862 was made temporary a major in command of Battalion and however he resumed and retired as captain (conflict of this one in the data) His letters to home state he was in battles Cedar Mountain, Petersburg, Rappahannock, and Chantilly (where he was wounded on the leg) After the battle of Chantilly also called Ox Hill, on Sept 1 1862 he had the sad distinction of receiving the body of General Phillip Kearney off the battlefield. They brought the body to the 9th cavalry Picket on Ox Hill. He escorted the body to the HQ.

In March of 1864 due to Illness resigned commission and returned to family. He resumed farm life. His youngest son was conceived and born after he returned home from war. He brought home with him a freedman, George Wells who had been his batman at the camps in the war, who promptly became a big help in the farms. He was known for his wit and for keeping an eye on wayward boys. George Wells later moved to Michigan and became a carpenter there. Chauncey was one of the founding members of Hartwell Martyn GAR post and he was a signing / charter member of the Russell post of Free Masons. (The free mason post merged several times over the years and is no longer in Russell)


Name

Name: Chauncey Moss /Clark/

Error and correction: Chauncey Clark was named after a relative on his mothers Phelps side by the name of Jesse Moss. Captain Jesse Moss. His cousin on the Phelps branch was also named for Jesse Moss....as Chauncey Moss Phelps. A granddaughter, Grace Leavitt who applied for his stone in 1940 assumed that the middle initial was Matthew. Family records and Newspaper articles of the time record name as Moss. She also got his date of death wrong, and she used the date of the Obituary instead of the date of death.........she also got his rank wrong but that was corrected by the VA. Also the VA crossed out the Matthew and replaced it with M.


Birth

Birth:
Date: 10 APR 1823
Place: Russell, St Lawrence, New York, United States

Death

Death: Alternate death. According to the news paper notice he was buried on Nov 10th and died Friday Nov 6 1885
Date: 06 NOV 1885
Place: Russell NY

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28390605/c-clar

Object: @M287@
Death:
Date: 06 NOV 1885
Place: North Russell, St Lawrence, New York, United States[1][2]
Death: News paper Condolences extended to the family of Chauncey M Clark who died the month prior
Date: DEC 1885
Place: St Law Plaindealer
Object: @M682@


Military Service

Military Service: American Civil War http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2008/aug/28/ox-hill-battlefield-saved-by-locals/?page=all http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/chantilly.html
Date: 1860
Place: 9th NY Cavalry
Source: Details: 9th NY Cavalry on duty at the picket that accepted the body of Kearny
LINK http://civilwarcavalry.com/?p=908
Object: @M160@
Object: @M284@
Object: @M537@
Object: @M645@
Object: @M682@
Object: @M719@

Residence

Residence:
Date: 21 SEP 1853
Place: North Russell, St Lawrence, New York, United States[3]
Residence:
Date: 1860
Place: Russell, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States[4][5]
Residence:
Date: 1870
Place: Russell, Saint Lawrence, New York, United States[6]
Residence:
Date: BET 1873 AND 1874
Place: St Lawrence, New York, USA
Residence:
Place: USA[7]
Residence:


Burial

Burial: Obituary states he died of Cancer to his stomach. buried Nov 10th his Obit was published Nov 11
Date: 10 NOV 1885
Place: Russell, New York, United States[8][9]

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/28390605/c-clar

Occupation

Occupation: Republican town (Russell) representative for St Law County; Dairy Farmer; Cheese manufacturer
Date: 08 SEP 1884
Place: Russell, Saint Lawrence Co, New York
Object: @M310@

Event

Event: Captain, 9th NY Cavalry Company L and the Blackhorse.
Type: Military Service
Date: BET 1860 AND 1865
Place: American civil war, see NOTES
Source: Details: 9th NY Cavalry on duty at the picket that accepted the body of Kearny
LINK http://civilwarcavalry.com/?p=908
Event: Republican town (Russell) representative for St Law County
Type: Delegate
Date: BET 1866 AND 1880
Place: Representative of Town of Russell and Canton

Event: Postmaster

Type: Postmaster
Date: BET 1866 AND 1880
Place: Town of Russell

Physical Description

Physical Description:

Property

Property:
Place: Owned 3 farms and one cheese factory and 3 other butterys

Probate

Probate:
Date: 04 MAY 1886
Place: St Lawrence, New York, USA[10][11]

Marriage

Husband: Edmund Clark
Wife: Chloe Brainerd
Child: Edmund Clark
Child: Jeremiah Clark
Child: Marietta Celestia Clark
Child: Andrew Root Clark
Child: Chauncey Moss Clark
Child: Austin Clark
Marriage:
Date: 20 APR 1801
Place: Russell NY


Sources

  1. Source: #S172 Object: @M1226@
  2. Source: #S172 Object: @M1229@
  3. Source: #S177 Object: @M1232@
  4. Source: #S180 Page: Census Year: 1860; Census Place: Russell, Saint Lawrence, New York Object: @M1230@
  5. Source: #S18
  6. Source: #S19 Page: Year: 1870; Census Place: Russell, Saint Lawrence, New York; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: Page: Year: 1880; Census Place: Russell, St Lawrence, New York; Roll: 926; Family History Film: 1254926; Page: 44C; Enumeration District: 231; Image: 0089. Page: Year: 1860; Census Place: Russell, Saint Lawrence, New York; Roll: ; Page: 59; Image: 64.
  7. Source: #S28 Data: Text: Birth date: abt 1825 Birth place: Residence date: Residence place: USA LINK http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=civilwar_histdatasys&h=578016&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt
  8. Source: #S172 Object: @M1226@
  9. Source: #S172 Object: @M1229@
  10. Source: #S341 Page: Probate Records, 1830-1919; Indexes, 1830-1955 [St. Lawrence County, New York]; Author: New York. Surrogate's Court (St. Lawrence County); Probate Place: St Lawrence, New York Object: @M2434@
  11. Source: #S341 Page: Probate Records, 1830-1919; Indexes, 1830-1955 [St. Lawrence County, New York]; Author: New York. Surrogate's Court (St. Lawrence County); Probate Place: St Lawrence, New York Object: @M2435@
  • Birth Death and marriage records, numerous newspaper articles, Probate records, family genealogy , Muster and military records, GAR post records, Local Free Mason history and information

https://archive.org/stream/TheDirectClarkAncestryOfEdmundClarkJr.1815-1902OfRussellSt/Book#page/n93/mode/2up


  • Source: S153 Author: Ancestry.com Title: Gazetteer and business directory of St. Lawrence County, N.Y., for 1873-4 Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - Child, Hamilton,. Gazetteer and business directory of St. Lawrence County, N.Y., for 1873-4. Syracuse: H. Child, 1873.Original data: Child, Hamilton,. Gazetteer and busines; Repository: #R1 NOTEErrata: p. 9-11.|||Advertisements included in paging.|||Includes bibliographical references and paging.
  • Source: S16 Author: Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: 1880 United States Federal Census Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited; Repository: #R1
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  • Source: S177 Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S., Appointments of U. S. Postmasters, 1832-1971 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1
  • Source: S179 Author: Ancestry.com Title: U.S. Census Non-Population Schedules, New York, 1850-1880 Publication: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010; Repository: #R1
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Captain Chauncey M Clark, 9th NY Cavalry
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