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Jonathan Clark (1750 - 1811)

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Maj Gen Jonathan Clark
Born in Albermarle County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 13 Feb 1782 in Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentuckymap
Profile last modified 15 May 2019 | Created 17 Dec 2011
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Maj Gen Jonathan Clark performed Patriotic Service in Virginia in the American Revolution
Jonathan Clark is Notable.


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.


Cave Hill Cemetery
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section P, Lot 245[1]


  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #7404016
  • Daughters of the American Revolution, DAR Genealogical Research Databases, database online, ( : accessed 5 Mar 2018), "Record of CLARK, JONATHAN", Ancestor # A022499.
  • Wikipedia [1]
  • [2] The Cabells and Their Kin: A Memorial Volume of History, Biography, and Genealogy Alexander Brown January 1, 1895 Houghton, Mifflin & Company: Parents, Birth, Death, Marriage, Wife, Child page 504

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On 28 Dec 2017 at 22:03 GMT Karen (Kraus) Harbert wrote:

He is listed as married to James Pearce. I suspect this was done by accident, but I will leave for the profile managers to decide if that linkage should be removed.

On 8 Aug 2015 at 18:11 GMT Lin Grant wrote:

Clark-23829 and Clark-6741 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same Jonathan Clark born of Jonathan Clark and Ann Rogers.; brother of william Clark, George Rogers Clark, and Edson Loami Clark that are listed in my family Geneology documents. The only discrepancy that I have is my records show their father as the III, not the IV, if you wish to research that for accuracy. Please merge. Thank you!

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