CLARK GENEALOGY

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  • Name: James CLARK
  • Surname: Clark
  • Given Name: James
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1755 1
  • Death: ABT 1830 in Sevier Co., TN
  • Burial: Clark Cemetery, Sevier Co.,TN
  • _UID: C6ABDAF2EC0FD511B568BD47275DDA4EEB41
  • Note:
    All these CLARK males seem to be of the same family. We are still trying to confirm the connections. Obviously some girls were born in between these guys.

    A male participant from our line has participated in the CLARK DNA study and has found that our Clarks came from the Isle of Jura, part of Scotland.
    Patent Land Survey(Index of Land Acquisitions 1770-1820) Greenville Co., SC (including lands in Laurens, Newberry, Spartanburg, Union, and Old Ninety-Six District): Book A: 1874-1786 lists: Benjamin Clark, Pg 71, 200 acres Both sides of Checharoa River; James Clark pg 251, 400 acres North fork of Thicketty Creek. Book C 1785-1788: James CLARKE pg 194, 285 acres On Mill of North Tiger River in Spartanburg County. Book D 1788-1799: Benjamin CLARK, Edward, Francis, Gaines, Henry, James CLARK: pg 314, 330 acres Branch of Middle Tiger River, Greenville Co.; John CLARK pg 322, 166 acres Branch of South Pacolet River in Spartanburg Co; John CLARK pg 304, 166 acres Water of South Pacolet River in Spartanburg Co.; Book E. 1791-1803: Thomas CLARKE, Book F 1799-1893: Braxton CLARK and Henry Clark, Sr.; Book G 1804-1819: John CLARKE, pg 103, 134 acres Vaughn's Creek, North Pacolet River

    Book 9, Sampson Co Deeds p 46 Deed: DANIEL CLARK (of Duplin Co) to JAMES CLARK ("of the same place"). Dated: 5 February 1782. Trans.: 200 lbs specie for 328 acres of land in two tracts. Deed conveys "One Certain tract....of land lying in Sampson and partly in Duplin County all that part of a survey Containing (100) acres of land granted by letters pattent to John Clark Bearing date (4 March 1775) which lies on the North side of the dividing Branch and also one other piece....of land lying...in the County of Sampson aforesaid and partly in Duplin County on the South side of Goshen swamp and panther Branch containing...(248) acres of land...including the plantation that WILLIAM CLARK formerly lived on and being the upper half or part of parcell of land which JOHN CLARK SENIOR formerly purchased from Henry McCulloh and is now Bounded Between the said DANIEL CLARK and the said JAMES CLARKs other land the land that was former George Fraziers all which said Two pieces or parcells of lands Containing in the whole (328) acres of land...was Conveyed by the heirs of JOHN CLARK deceased By a deed of bargan and sail (sic) Bearing date (30 September 1791) to the said DANIEL CLARK." Wit: DAVID CLARK.

    1790 Census, Ninety-Six District, Edgefield Co., SC there is a James CLARK in Township unlisted, Image 0319-Roll M637-11.
    1 Male 16 & up
    0 males under 16
    1 free female
    2 slaves

    In Ninety-Six District, Spartanburg Co., SC James CLARK:
    2 males 16 & up
    1 male under 16
    4 free females
    0 slaves

    North Carolina Census, 1790-1890
    Name: James Clark
    State: NC
    County: Duplin County
    Township: Early Tax List
    Year: 1790
    Database: NC Early Census Index

    The IGI lists another James CLARK who m a Zilphia SCOTT Abt 1794 in NC Film # 6142816. This Ziphia SCOTT born Abt 1756 in Spartinburg, NC parents are listed as Mr. and Mr. Malahial SCOTT. (District 96-Edgefield) (At one time I thought this could be our folks, but I have other information that seems to prove this is not our James and Zelphy. -Some records state that her last name was SCOTT, but it appears that there was a Zelphia SCOTT who did marry a James CLARK. That James was in the 1850 St. Joseph Co., IN Census, 80 years old living with his son Malachi, therefore not our James CLARK.)

    CLARK, James: 1800 Census, Edgefield Co., SC 169 M32 Roll 47---22301-21010-00
    2 Males under 10 (Benjamin, William Isom) Jeremiah is supposedly not yet born!
    2 males under 16 (Amos, Unknown)
    3 males under 26 (John, Joseph, Unknown)
    1 male under 45 (James)
    2 females under 10 (Unknown, Unknown)
    1 female under 16 (Ann)
    1 female under 45 (Zelphy)
    0 slaves

    1800 Edgefield SC census

    James Clark
    1 male 0-10
    1 male 26-45
    1 female 0-10
    1 female 16-26
    ( neighbors...Bailey & Howlet)

    James Clark (this one has Joseph Clark written in margin to left across from James...surprise?)
    2 males 0-10
    2 males 10-16
    3 males 16-26
    1 male 45&up
    2 females 0-10
    1 female 10-16
    1 female 26-45
    (neighbors...Blakley, Granage?,& ?)
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    1810 Edgefield SC census

    James Clark
    1 male 0-10
    1 male 16-26
    1 male 26-45
    2 females 0-10
    1 female 10-16
    1 female 26-45
    (neighbors...Garrete & Hatsworth)

    CLARK, James: 1810 Census, Edgefield Co., SC 087-NTWP L M252 roll 62
    1 male under 10 (Jeremiah)
    1 male under 26
    1 male under 45
    1 male over 45 (James)
    2 females under 10 (Unknown, Unknown)
    1 female under 16 (Unknown)
    1 female under 45( Zelphy)
    2 slaves

    1820 Census-Not found
    Sevier Co., TN 1820 Census does not exist.

    TERRITORY SOUTH OF FRENCH BROAD-LAND GRANTS:
    CLARK-James State of TN LAND GRANTS in SEVIER COUNTY, TN Grant # 508
    "#508 JAMES CLARK-239 acres 115 poles-Sevier County-on the waters of Little East Fork of Little Pigeon River-CC None Surveyed March 17, 1807" (CC stands for: Chain Carrier)

    These five counties, Jefferson, Knox, Blount, Sevier and Cocke contained the Territory South of French Broad. In 1796 Tennessee became the sixteenth state, but she was still not free to issue land titles for land included in her Territory South of French Broad. North Carolina and the Federal Government were still squabbling over Tennessee?s lands and their disposition. In all this period of confusion, John Sevier saw that the rights of preemption and occupancy were preserved until 1806 when Tennessee was able to grant title to this area.

    Had land adjacent to: John CRAIG in 1807.(Also near: John CHASTIN and George OLDHAM)

    James CLARK:
    1829, 25 acres, East District, Book 15, p 805, Grant #15906; That in consideration of an entry made in the Entry Taker's Office of Sevier Co., TN of No 594, dated the 5th of March, 1827 by James Clark, there is granted by the State of TN unto the said James Clark and his heirs, a certain Tract of Land containing 25 acres, lying in the county aforesaid, " On "--- branch ...with a knob": Surveyed 28th Aug 1827, recorded in Nashville, TN on 28 August 1829.

    1829, 25 acres, East District, Book 15, p 812, grant # 15912; That in consideration of an entry made in the Entry Taker's Office of Sevier Co., TN of No 602, dated the 12th of May 1827 by James Clark, there is granted by the State of TN unto the said James Clark and his heirs, a certain Tract of Land containing 25 acres, lying in the county aforesaid, "on second Knob creek beginning at a white on his line, ...with the line of James F. Clendennon..thence with knobs...with Clark's line..." Surveyed 14th May 1827, recorded in Nashville, TN on 28 August 1829. S.C.C. James Clark & Gilbert Clark

    Transcription records from Forks of the Little Pigeon Baptist Church which lists only names:
    "Members as of Sept 5 1807: James CLARK and a Zelphy CLARK" Also a David CLARK; Sep 30 1808: James Clark; Nov 1808: James CLARK and wife; Joseph CLARKE was clirke from Nov 1827 to Sep 1833: Jun 1820 two Sisters CLARK; August 1820 two Sisters CLARK, Mar 1821 Anny CLARK; Apr 1821 Anny CLARK excluded; Sep 1821 Nancy Clark received by experience; October 1821 Sarah Clark letter of dismission;"

    The Richardson's Cove area is where Philip Roberts and Rachel Lindsey had grants on Bird's Creek. Along the "waters of the Middle Prong" were the homesteads of Robert Shields, Jr. and William Shields, George Oldham, James Clark, Josiah Maples, William Mitchell, Joel Ivy, Samuel and James Ferguson, Alexander Bohanon, and Isaac Veach. The Red Bank Baptist Church, originally an arm of the Church in the Forks, was constituted in 1840. In the CLARK Cemetery in this area are 40-50 graves marked with fieldstones. No names can be read on the stones. It is located near the Little Pigeon River, about one-half mile west of Red Bank Baptist Church.

    1830 lists a Silva (probably Zilpha) CLARK with males age 50-59, 1 male age 15-19, females 70-79, and 1 30-39.

    Other CLARKS on the 1830 Sevier Co., TN Census are:
    Isom CLARK age 30-39
    James CLARK age 20-29
    Amos CLARK age 30-39

    On the 1840 Sevier Co., TN there is:
    Jeremiah CLARK
    Amos CLARK
    James CLARK

    Zilphy is listed on the 1840 Sevier Co., TN Census with 1 female age 80-89, female 20-29, one male age 10-14.

    He is thought to be buried in the CLARK family cemetery. The CLARK Cemetery contains about 40-50 graves marked with fieldstones. No names can be read on the stones. It is located near the Little Pigeon River, about one-half mile west of Red Bank Baptist Church. To reach this cemetery, beginning in Sevierville at the intersection of US 441 and State Route 66, drive on US 411 (toward Newport) for 3.3 miles. Turn right onto Old US 411. Drive 0.6 miles and bear right onto Pittman Center Road. Drive 2.0 miles. The cemetery is on the right, about 400 yards at the top of the hill in a grove of trees. 2232 Pittman Center Rd.

    A different James CLARK:
    8 Sep 1818 (Warren) TN. Bazel RODEN to Jeremiah COMBS, both of Warren Co., for $100.00 10 ac.,on W. side of
    Sorrell Creek, part of a a tract containing 62 1/2 ac. granted to James CLARK. Mentions adj. land where William SORRELLS
    formerly lived. Wit: Isaac DRAKE, George LEDBETTER. bk. B, pp. 447-448.

    5 Dec 1818 (Warren) TN. Bazell RODEN to Jacob DRAKE both of Warren Co., for $100 50 ac. adj. 30 ac. survey of
    William RODEN and 100 ac. survey of James CLARK. Wit. Martin JOHNSON, Joshua DEAN. Bk.B, pp 421-422.

    The above James CLARK came from Pulaski Co KY, went to Madison Co AR after leaving Warren Co TN. He was married to Agnes Henderson.
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    Father: John CLARK b: 5 Jun 1724

    Marriage 1 Zilphy b: ABT 1755
    • Married: in SC
    Children
    1. Has Children John CLARK b: ABT 1775
    2. Has Children Joseph CLARK b: 1778 in , SC
    3. Has No Children Ann CLARK b: 10 Dec 1778 in Edgefield Co., SC
    4. Has Children Amos CLARK , Sr. b: ABT 1795 in SC
    5. Has Children Benjamin CLARK b: ABT 1796 in SC
    6. Has Children William Isom CLARK b: ABT 1797 in SC
    7. Has Children Jeremiah CLARK b: 24 Jan 1801 in South Carolina

    Sources:
    1. Title: Census 1870 Whitfield Co., GA
      Text: Listed under Jeremiah CLARK for his parents place of birth.
      Note: Benjamin CLARK states on the 1870 Census that his parents were born in England and Ireland.

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