no image

Benjamin Lewis Clark (abt. 1829 - 1864)

Privacy Level: Open (White)
Benjamin Lewis Clark
Born about in North Carolinamap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 21 Aug 1851 in Henry Co., Tennesseemap
Father of
Died in Kentuckymap
Profile manager: Ann Dysart private message [send private message]
Profile last modified 15 Feb 2018 | Created 14 Feb 2018
This page has been accessed 39 times.

Biography

Benjamin was born about 1829. He passed away in 1864.

Mary A.R. Wilson and Benjamin Clark were married August 21, 1851 in Henry County, Tennessee.[1][2]

The 1860 U.S. Federal Census records Benjamin Clark, a farmer age 30 born in NC, and his wife Mary Ann Clark, age 30 born in NC, living in District 10, Henry Co., Tennessee. In their household are John H. age 7 born in TN; Manilla J. age 5 born in TN; and Robert W. age 2 born in TN. They are living next door to Benjamin's father, John Clark.[3]

In a letter from James E. Clark remembering his family's history (found in The Clark Family History File at the Browning Genealogical Library in McKenzie, Carroll Co., TN), James writes that his grandparents lived in Farmington, KY. His grandfather told him that his father passed away when he was about 12 years old and they moved to Carroll or Weakley Co., TN. This happened during the Civil War and he remembered his grandfather saying they had to hide from the soldiers to keep them from taking their horses. He indicates that his great grandmother was Mary A. Clark who married 2nd a "Golden". I have not found any evidence of this mentioned marriage as yet. However, the Henry Co., TN Marriages 1868-1880 book on page 18 lists a marriage for "Franklin Diggs" and "May Clark" (spellings exactly as listed) on September 21, 1874. The information on the 1880 census would support this bride to be Mary Ann R. Wilson Clark. Mary's oldest daughter Manila J. does marry John W. Golden.

The 1870 U.S. Federal Census records Mary Clark, age 39 born in NC, living in the 10th Civil District, Henry Co., Tennessee (37/37) between her mother, Juriah Wilson (38/38), and her father-in-law, John Clark (36/36). In her household are H. a male age 17 born in TN; J.M. a female age 15 born in TN; R.W. a male age 12 born in TN; Jas. a male age 9 born TN; and M.S. a female age 6 born in KY.[4]

Sources

  1. Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
  2. Dunlap, Linda; Carolyn Scarborough & Henrietta Hill. Henry County, Tennessee Marriage Bonds, 1838-1971 Volume 2, L-Z. Henry County, Tennessee; 2012.
  3. 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Tennessee, Henry Co., District 10, Family #1103.
  4. 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Tennessee, Henry Co., District 10, Family #37.
  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census, Tennessee, Henry Co., District 10, Family #1103.
  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census, Tennessee, Henry Co., District 10, Family #37.
  • Dunlap, Linda; Carolyn Scarborough & Henrietta Hill. Henry County, Tennessee Marriage Bonds, 1838-1971 Volume 2, L-Z. Henry County, Tennessee; 2012.
  • Tennessee, Compiled Marriages, 1851-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.


More Genealogy Tools



Sponsored Search




Is Benjamin your ancestor? Please don't go away!
 star icon Login to collaborate, or
 star icon contact private message the profile manager, or
 star icon ask our community of genealogists a question.
Sponsored Search by Ancestry.com

DNA
No known carriers of Benjamin's DNA have taken a DNA test.

Have you taken a DNA test? If so, login to add it. If not, see our friends at Ancestry DNA.

Benjamin is 23 degrees from Cheryl Hess, 29 degrees from John Lennon and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

C  >  Clark  >  Benjamin Lewis Clark