CLARK GENEALOGY

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  • ID: I20275
  • Name: Alexander CLARK
  • Surname: Clark
  • Given Name: Alexander
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF. 1705 in Isle of Jura, Scotland
  • Death: 1762 in Cumberland Co., NC
  • _UID: 0DEA3FBC796AD61182D400E0299EDC4EE373
  • Note:
    Emigrated to America, settled Cross Creek, NC, 1736 Source: Converging Paths, Thelma Duty McKinney, 1972.

    Alexander Clark who came to the US in 1736 was married to Flora MacLean. Flora (or Florah) was the daughter of Daniel MacLean and Mary Buie.

    I believe Alexander was the grandson of Gilbert Clark and Mary MacGhoill. Alexander's father may have been named Robert after Alexander's great grandfather.

    Apparently when Gilbert Clark returned to Jura in 1690 after the Battle of Boyne in Ireland, he returned fairly well off monetarily. We think Gilbert settled on the North side of Jura in the MacLean area.

    Gilbert re-married after returning to Jura and had a son Kenneth. Although raised and referenced as a younger half - brother to Alexander, Kenneth may actually have technically been his half-uncle.

    Information here is primarily from family Bibles and other documented sources. Information from Mrs. Flora Moore from the family Bible of Gilbert CLARK and his son Davis. The Bible was printed in 1746 in Edinburgh by Richard Watkins, his Majesties Printer.
    Gilbert CLARK his memorandum (born 1723 Jura: D. 8 Oct 1798, Cumberland Co., NC Justice of the Peace, Capt. Militia, founding Elder of Barbecue Church)
    My daughter Mary was born last day of January 1751/2 never married
    My son Daniel was forn fourth day of February 1753, never married d. 1753
    Flora b 23 Apr 1754 married John Smith II d 21, 1796
    David b 23 Jun 1756 married cousin Nancy McLean d 7 Apr 1835
    Ann b 23 Jun 1758 married Patrick Smith d ca 1847
    Margaret b 13 Feb 1760
    Alexander b 25 Feb 1762 md. cousin Marion McLean moved to Bibb Co., AL

    Sketches of North Carolina by Rev. Henry W. Foote, "Alexander Clark arrived in the upper Cape Fear region of North Carolina in 1739 from the Isle of Jura off the west coast of Scotland. Alexander's father was Gilbert, a half-brother to Kenneth. Alexander married Florah McLean, and they had issue four sons (Gilbert, John, Daniel, Archibald) and four daughters. Son Gilbert was sixteen when the family moved to what is now Harnett Co., NC. Copies of Foote are available from: Mrs. Sally McLeod Owen, 710 Person St., #204, Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 835-0920.

    Some descendants of Kenneth CLARK came over later.

    Alexander Clark was a farmer and carpenter. He was a Presbyterian.

    p 435 16 May 1761 GILBERT CLARK, eldest son of ALEXANDER CLARK, to ARCHIBALD CLARK, son of sd. ALEXANDER CLARK, both planters, of Cumberland, for 30 lbs proc., 160 a. on the SW/S of Cape Fear River, on river bank 1 1/2 mi. above (Upper) Little River, being upper 1/2 of 310 a. patent to Alexander McKay, who sold sd. 1/2 to Duncan Brown, who sold it to Duncan Baker 25 Jan 1745, sold by sd. Baker to ALEXANDER CLARK 18 May 1750. Wit: DANIEL CLARK, Archibald (X) McLean Proved by DANIEL CLARK May 1761

    McLean Descendants
    B. John McLean, d. Isle of Jura, Scotland (s/o Hugh McLean of Isle of Jura); m.
    Katy Buie

    B1. Hugh McLean, b. Scotland, emig. 1749; m. Margaret McArthur, settled
    mile below Fox Island on the Cape Fear River in Harnett Co

    B11. John McLean, b. 1730 Scotland; m. Effie McCranie (twin sister of Mrs.
    Nancy Buie)

    B111. Marion McLean m. Alex Clarke, moved to Bibb Co AL in May 1823
    B1111. Mary Clarke
    B1112. John Clarke
    B1113. Daniel Clarke
    B1114. Peggy Clarke
    B1115. Effie Clarke
    B1116. Ann Clarke
    B1117. James Clarke
  • Change Date: 21 Sep 2013 at 19:35:37



    Father: Gilbert CLARK b: ABT. 1685 in Jura Island, Argyle,Scotland
    Mother: Mary MCGHOILL b: BEF 1694 in Jura Island, Argyle, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Flora MCLEAN b: BEF. 1705 in Jura Island, Argyle, Scotland
    • Married: ABT. 1720 in Isle of Jura, Scotland
    Children
    1. Has Children Gilbert CLARK , Sr. b: 1722 in Isle of Jura, Scotland
    2. Has No Children Archibald CLARK b: ABT. 1723 in Isle of Jura, Scotland
    3. Has Children John CLARK b: 5 Jun 1724
    4. Has Children Daniel CLARK b: ABT. 1726 in Island of Jura, Scotland
    5. Has No Children Neil CLARK

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