Revolutionary War Continental Army Officer. The older brother of General George Rogers Clark and explorer William Clark, he was an attorney by profession. When the Revolutionary War started he raised a company of volunteers which he commanded as Captain. While serving in General George Washington's army he participated in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown, Monmouth and Paulus Hook. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel as a result of his service in the action at Paulus Hook, he subsequently served at Charleston, South Carolina, where he surrendered with General Benjamin Lincoln's command. He remained a prisoner of the British until paroled in 1781. In 1793 he was commissioned Major General of Virginia militia. In 1802 he moved to Louisville, Kentucky, joining other members of his family who preceded him including George Rogers Clark. Becoming a large land holder, he lived at his home "Trough Spring", (which still stands) until his death in 1811
Jonathan Clark (August 1, 1750 November 25, 1811) was a U.S. soldier. After serving as a captain, major and colonel in the American Revolutionary War, he rose to the rank of major-general of the Virginia militia. He was the older brother of fellow soldier George Rogers Clark and of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Clark was the oldest brother of the children of John Clark and Ann Rogers, was born in Albemarle County, Virginia, August 1, 1750 He received a fair English education, and, in time, became a lawyer, and a successful man of business. He was the prudent, practical business man of the elder portion of the numerous children of John Clark, as his brother William was of the younger. When quite young he spent some time in the office of the clerk of Spottsylvania county, Virginia, as deputy clerk.
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