son of Benjamin Clark Sr & Mary T Russell.
Richard was a private in the War of 1812, enrolling in 1814 in Haywood Co., NC, detached from the 7th Regiment. He and wife, Frances E. Rogers Clark, had nine children. They lived at White Oak, Haywood Co., NC.
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 poitics 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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