William  Clark

William Clark (1770 - 1838)

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William Clark
Born in Caroline County, Colony of Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United Statesmap
Husband of — married in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USAmap
Clark-5025 created 3 Aug 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 28 Jul 2017
08:14: Marty (Lenover) Acks edited the Birth Place for William Clark. [Thank Marty for this]
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Categories: American Heroes | Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri | Missouri Territory Governors | Namesakes US Counties | Notables | Lewis and Clark Expedition Project.

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William Clark was involved in the westward expansion of the USA.
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Preceded by
3rd Territorial Governor
Benjamin Howard
William Clark
4th Governor of Missouri Territory[1]
State Seal of Missouri
1813–1820
Succeeded by
1st Governor of Missouri
Alexander McNair

Contents

Biography

  • Clark County can be found in four U.S. states: Arkansas, Missouri, Montana (Lewis and Clark County), and Washington

William Clark learned many of his wilderness skills from his famous older brother George Rogers Clark. William was an army officer engaged in various battles with the Native Americans. Among his soldiers was Ensign Merwether Lewis whom he befriended. Meriwether later became the personal secretary to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson selected Lewis to lead the " Corps of Discovery", an exploratory expedition into the newly-purchased Louisana Territory, and Lewis in turn selected his friend William Clark to accompany him. Clark was the Military leader and cartographer of the expedition. He made numerous maps and drawings,and kept journals of their experiences.

Part of the explorer team of Lewis and Clark

Notes for William Clark: Note: Captain William (Lewis& Clark) Clark Brother of George Rogers Clark Co-leader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, May 1804-September 1806 Bridg. General of the Louisiana Militia Superindant of Indian Affairs Indian Fighter, War of 1812 Veteran Governor of Missouri Territory, 1813-21

William Clark was born in Caroline County, Virginia, on August 1, 1770, the ninth of ten children of John and Ann Rogers Clark. His parents were natives of King and Queen County, and were of English and possibly Scots ancestry. The Clarks were common planters in Virginia, owners of modest estates and a few slaves, and members of the Anglican Church.

Name

William /Clark/[2][3]


Birth

Date: August 1, 1770
Place: Caroline, Va[4]


Marriage

Husband: William Clark
Wife: Judith Julia Hancock
Child: Elisha Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Isaac Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: William Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Andrew Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Abraham Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: John Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Meriwether Lewis Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: William Preston Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Mary Margaret Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: George Rogers Hancock Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: John Julius Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Jefferson Kearny Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Child: Edmund Clark
Relationship to Father: Natural
Relationship to Mother: Natural
Marriage:
Date: 5 Jan 1808
Place: Fincastle, Botetourt, Virginia, United States[5][6]

Burial

Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City Missouri, USA Plot: Block 224, Lot 780[7]

Legacy

  • Clark Counties in the states of Arkansas, Missouri, and Washington are named in William Clark's honor.

Sources

  1. On June 4, 1812, the Territory of Louisiana was renamed to the Territory of Missouri to avoid confusion with the newly admitted state of Louisiana formed from the Territory of Orleans.
  2. Source: #S-2022256079 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=momarriages&h=11379467&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: 28 Nov 1821Marriage place: St Louis APID: 1,1171::11379467
  3. Source: #S-2127643531 Page: Birth year: 1770; Birth city: Caroline Co; Birth state: VA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=504310&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1 August 1770Birth place: Caroline Co, VAMarriage date: 5 January 1808Marriage place: Fincastle APID: 1,4725::504310
  4. Source: #S-2127643531 Page: Birth year: 1770; Birth city: Caroline Co; Birth state: VA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=504310&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1 August 1770Birth place: Caroline Co, VAMarriage date: 5 January 1808Marriage place: Fincastle APID: 1,4725::504310
  5. Source: #S-2022256079 Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=momarriages&h=11379467&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Marriage date: 28 Nov 1821Marriage place: St Louis APID: 1,1171::11379467
  6. Source: #S-2127643531 Page: Birth year: 1770; Birth city: Caroline Co; Birth state: VA. Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=genepool&h=504310&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt Note: Data: Text: Birth date: 1 August 1770Birth place: Caroline Co, VAMarriage date: 5 January 1808Marriage place: Fincastle APID: 1,4725::504310
  7. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=202 Find A Grave Memorial# 202]

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Clark-5025 created through the import of altic Family Tree.ged on Aug 3, 2011 by Todd Altic. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Todd and others.




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On 16 Jan 2017 at 23:33 GMT Kelly (Sullivan) Rishor wrote:

References:

"The History of the Lewis and Clark Expedition", Edited by Elliott Coues, in three volumes. volume 1, back insert, 1893, reprinted regularly. Also see: The Drapier Manuscripts: 65 volumes Filson Historic Society

On 11 Dec 2014 at 10:38 GMT Paula J wrote:



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