Genealogy of Wesley Harry Clark

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  • ID: I21
  • Name: Wesley H. Clark
  • Surname: Clark
  • Given Name: Wesley H.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: Abt. 1818 in Burlington Co., NJ
  • Death: 10 Nov 1888 in Wrightstown, Burlington Co., NJ
  • Burial: Jacobstown, Burlington, New Jersey
  • Reference Number: 16
  • _UID: 88AE29C238F6D4118E3C00A0C9274F16F35E
  • Note:
    Buried in Jacobstown Baptist Cemetery (NJ). (Source for graves information there: Melissa Ranalli - 609-758-1238)

    According to his death record he was a farmer, born in Burlington County, NJ. His last place of residence was Wrightstown, Burlington Co., NJ. He died "...of heart failure due to chronic diarrhoea & dyspepsia." (Length of sickness: 3 months.)

    His marriage record (dated 31 July 1841) shows a middle initial that looks like an "H." (Harry?) It indicates Wesley and Phebe were both "...of the township of Nottingham in the county of Mercer." Note that the date from their marriage to the date of their first child's birth is less than nine months.

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    From Bradley Kerr (Bradley Kerr [bkerr00123@yahoo.com]):

    Wes: It looks like you were zeroing in on Enoch Clark(e) of Chesterfield Twp Burlington County NJ in 1830 census. Looks like he died around 1832 or 1833 and left an estate record of some sort. Have you ever looked at his will or estate record? Might be worth checking his property and tax records too because children's names are sometimes listed when property is transferred after owner's death.

    You've probably seen the marriage records of Chesterfield Friends where Enoch Clarke (same person?) and other related Clarkes are mentioned. One of the records I noticed in the Chesterfield marriage listing was marriage of Thomas Lightfoot of Pikeland, Chester, PA to Rachel Hunt of New Jersey; among the witnesses were Charles and Enoch Clarke. Thomas Lightfoot was probably a cousin of some sort to Mary Lightfoot who married Samuel Clarke (the father of William Clarke, Michael Clarke, etc.).

    Looks like a prominent Clarke person at Chesterfield was Benjamin Clarke who married Hannah Lawrie. Based on the Chesterfield marriage listings, it looks like two of Benjamin and Hannah's sons (among others?) were Enoch and Elisha Clarke. Persons surnamed Olden were associated with the Clarkes at Chesterfield. It looks like at least one of the Clarks in Nottingham Twp NJ in 1830 and 1840 connects back to Clarks and Oldens of Chesterfield (Ephraim Olden Clark, son of Elisha Clark and Ann Olden, grandson of Benjamin Clarke and Hannah Lawrie). Sorry if I'm rehashing stuff you already know.

    Has a descendent of the Chesterfield Clarke family ever participated in Y-DNA test? Would be interesting to compare your Y-DNA result to theirs.

    Brad

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    From Bradley Kerr (Bradley Kerr [bkerr00123@yahoo.com]):

    In 1850 census there was a Thoas "Torman" born about 1804 in Wesley Clark's household, while in 1850 there was a Thomas "Forman" b about 1800 in Restore Gaskill's household.

    "In one of the Chesterfield Friends references, I stumbled upon a list of persons on a committee in the late 1700s. The committee included Barzillai Furman, John Ellis (grandfather of Hudson Ellis?), Benjamin Clarke, William Clarke and somebody named Thomas Gaskill. The cluster of familiar surnames may be just conincidence, but intriguing nonetheless."

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    Brad Kerr observed:

    The 1840 Federal census for Nottingham, NJ (where Wesley is described as being "of" in his 1841 marriage record) shows an entry for a William Clark who is old enough to be Wesley's father. (He is listed as being between 60 and 70 years old, which means a birth date of between 1770-1780). Wesley would have been about 22 in 1840. This William Clark also appears in Nottingham in the 1830 census. Located on the census record as living in Nottingham not far from this William (2 census pages away) is Restore Gaskill, Wesley's future father-in-law. There might therefore be a connection between this William Clark and Wesley. The census enumeration date is 1 June 1840; Wesley married Restore's daughter Phebe on 31 July 1841 - 14 months later.

    From Brad Kerr:

    "In the 1840 record, William Clark on Page 38 of 61 pages for Nottingham Twp. William Clark is on the 14th line, he's just after Samuel Cubberly and just before Isaac Line. The only persons in William Clark's household are 1 male 60-70y and 1 female 60-70y. Restore Gaskill is on Page 36 of 61. The only other Clarks I could see listed in Nottingham in 1840 are John Clarke (Page 18), David Clarke (Page 34), and Ephraim O. Clarke (Page 56). William Clark is about as close as any of them to Restore Gaskill."

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    Returned from a 7/19/11 trip to the SLC genealogical library, doing research on the William Clark who appears near Restore Gaskill in the 1840 census. I searched various Mercer County public, land, probate and deed records on microfilm and found a deed dated 31 May 1852, William Clark to Garret Schenck in Nottingham, NJ. His wife is listed as Margaret and an Edward W. Scudder is listed as a witness. There is a William Clark (b. 1789 d. 1869) in the Worldconnect Rootsweb database who has a wife named Margaret (FitzRandolph) and a son with the middle name of Scudder, but he lived in Westfield, Essex County, NJ.

    William Clark Nottingham, NJ deeds: Vol W pg 299, film 825484 and Vol X, pg 313, film 825485.

    Also, a mortgage: William M. Clark mortgagee and Alfred Mitchell mortgager from 13 Oct 1841 in Nottingham (Vol A, pg 462, film 832813) "...trading under the name of Williamson, Burroughs and Clarke."

    It doesn't appear that this William Clark has any obvious connections to Wesley Clark.

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    1830 Census, Nottingham, NJ
    Line 18

    William Clark
    1 male person age 40-49
    1 male person age 50-59 (William?)
    1 female age 5-9
    1 female age 60-69 (Margaret?)
    1 person under 20
    1 person 20-49

    In 1830 Restore Gaskill lived in Mansfield, Burlington, NJ

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    In the 1860 census a William Tindal, age 18, is shown as living in the Clark household. A Sidney Tindal lived near Restore Gaskill in the 1840 census, in Nottingham. The Sidney Tindal entry shows 1 male under 5 in the household; could be William. Restore Gaskill also lives in the Wesley Clark household.

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    Marriage record and death records are in the possession of 2nd Great Grandson Wesley H. Clark - parents are listed as "unknown." Wesley Clark is listed as being born in NJ in both the death record and in the 1850 census.

    Funeral notice: "Wesley Clark - from his late residence near Pointville, on Thursday, 15, 10 o'clock am. Services at the Church at Pointville at 11:30 am, Interment at Jacobstown 11-12-1888."

    Indenture 23 Oct 1860 between Wesley & Phebe Clark of Bordentown and Anthony Maps of Crosswicks: $4,000 for 3 1/4 acre tract in Crosswicks, purchased from the executors of Peter Ellis, 29 Aug 1860. (See notes for Wesley and Phebe's son Hudson S. Ellis.) I visited this site, it's on a corner and looks like a mechanic's shop. According to Gertrude Bricks, a local historian, it was a blacksmith shop. On page 236 of "Chesterfield Township Heritage" (974.961/C1 H2c in the SLC FHL) there is an 1858 entry for an Anthony Maps coach shop. In 1930 a Walter F. Clark (descendant?) built a garage there, a photo is included which shows "Clark's Garage, Crosswicks, NJ." A Walter S. Clark died at Crosswicks on 20 Feb 1930.

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    New Jersey tax records exist for 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1866 for Wesley Clark's distillery operations.

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    There is a death record for an unnamed Clark of unknown sex (father Wesley) on 29 Jan 1859 in Bordentown, Burlington Co., NJ in the "new Jersey Deaths and Burials 1720-1988" (familysearch.org)

    Apparently this is an unknown tenth Clark child.

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    Speculations to link Wesley H. Clark (c. 1818-1888) with the YDNA Clarks

    1. The name Henry or Harry is persistent among Wesley H. Clark's descendants, appearing in almost every generation. Samuel Hilborn had a son named Henry Robb Clark.

    2. I do not know what the "H." in Wesley H. Clark's middle name stood for. It appears only in his marriage record, otherwise he went by "Wesley Clark" all his life. The H could be Henry/Harry or possibly Hilborn.

    3. Wesley H. Clark had children named Sarah, Ellen and Charles. So did Gabriel Clark (RIN 2131). Was Wesley naming his children after aunts and an uncle?

    4. In the 1880 census, 8 years prior to his death, Wesley H. Clark said that his parents were both born in New Jersey. If this is true it throws out a Samuel Hilborn connection. Samuel lived and died in Pennsylvania. So did his father Gabriel.

    5. Gabriel Clark (1769-1850) became a Methodist, but he was born a Quaker. (His father William was a Quaker all his life.) The name Wesley at the time was associated with John Wesley (1703-1791) and Methodism, which was founded c. 1740. As I have been unable to find a Quaker link for Wesley H. Clark I must assume he was born a Methodist because of his name Wesley. This suggests that his father was a Methodist, as he named him. I am guessing, therefore, that Wesley H. Clark's link into the YDNA Clarks is more possibly with Gabriel Clark than his sons.

    6. One source says that Gabriel Clark had nineteen children, but only fourteen of them are documented. Wesley H. Clark or his father could have been one of these undocumented children.

    7. Gabriel Clark was married in 1795. His first child was born in 1796 and his last in 1818. Given a little leeway in dates, he could have been Wesley H. Clark's father or grandfather.

    8. Something to consider: A William Clark appears in the 1840 Nottingham, NJ census near Restore Gaskill, Wesley's father-in-law. This William Clark is 60-70 years old (born 1770-1780); he could be Wesley's father or grandfather. (In 1841 Wesley and Phebe were described as being "of Nottingham.")

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    1850 census, Chesterfield Twp., NJ

    Clark, Wesley, 36 (b. 1814)
    Clark, Phebe, A. 30 (b. 1820)
    Clark, Ellen, 9 (b. 1841)
    Clark, Gilbert, 7 (b. 1843)
    Clark, Sarah, 2 (b. 1848)

    Note: There was a Deborah Horner living in the household. The Horners are associated with the Clarks in later generations.

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    From http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nj/burlington/census/1860/pg695-723.txt
    1860 CENSUS
    BURLINGTON CO., NJ 9 August 1860, Bordentown Twp. p. 695, 717 26 614 643
    Surname, given name, age, sex, race, occupation, birthplace
    CLARK Wesley, 41, m, w, farmer, NJ (b. 1819)
    CLARK Phebe Ann, 40, f, w, NJ (b. 1820)
    CLARK Ellen Amy, 19, f, w, NJ (b. 1841)
    CLARK Charles Gilbert, 17, m, w, NJ (b. 1843)
    CLARK Sarah Elizabeth, 12, f, w, NJ (b. 1848)
    CLARK John Wesley, 10, m, w, NJ (b. 1850)
    CLARK Oliver H. P., 7, m, w, NJ (b. 1853)
    CLARK Achsah F. E., 5, f, w, NJ (b. 1855)
    TINDALE William 18 m w taken NJ
    GASKILL Restore 71 m w NJ
    BORDACKER Frederick 45 m w laborer Germany
    LEAVE Thomas 44 m w laborer England
    CARLEY William 19 m w laborer NJ
    COBBERLY Theodocia 16 f w NJ
    COBBERLY Alfred 19 m w NJ

    Restore Gaskill is Phebe's father, b. circa 1788. The age (71) is right. He died in 1864.

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    From the 1870 census (Chesterfield)

    Clark, Wesley age 50 (1820)
    Phoebe A, age 49 (1821)
    Gilbert, age 26 (1844)
    Oliver H.P., age 16 (1854)
    Achsah, age 13 (1857)
    Shaler, Charles, age 12

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    From the 1880 Census, New Hanover, Burlington, New Jersey

    Name, Relation, Marital Status, Gender, Race, Age, Birthplace, Occupation, Father's Birthplace, Mother's Birthplace

    Wesley CLARK Self M Male W 60 NJ Farmer NJ NJ (1820)
    Phoebe A. CLARK Wife M Female W 59 NJ Keeping House NJ NJ (1821)
    Gilbert CLARK Son W Male W 35 NJ Farm Laborer NJ NJ (1845)
    Sarah CLARK Dau S Female W 34 NJ At Home NJ NJ (1846)
    Acsah CLARK Dau S Female W 24 NJ At Home NJ NJ (1856)
    Newbold HURLEY GSon S Male W 17 NJ Farm Laborer NJ NJ (1863)
    Ida HURLEY GDau S Female W 13 NJ At Home NJ NJ (1867)
    Frederick MICK Other S Male W 22 NJ Farm Laborer NJ NJ

    NOTE: The Newbolds are an old and populous Burlington Co. (specifically, Chesterfield) family, apparently Quakers.

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    Wesley H. Clark's temple work was done from extraction in 1979, so there's no relative who is doing research that I can contact that way.

    Date of birth is derived from 1850 census, which indicates he was 36. (This conflicts with the information on his tombstone, which indicates he was 70 when he died, giving a birth date of 1818. His death record states he was 68 years and 7 months, giving a birth date of 1820.) However, I have been told that the 1850 census dating is unreliable, so I'll accept the date derived from carving in stone, 1818.

    7/22/01: Just back from SLC, where I spent some time in researching this person. There is an Enoch Clark born 3 June 1776 in NJ (son of Charles Clark and Ruth Scott) - he's about the right time to be Wesley's father, but I doubt it (I spoke to Judith Skousen, who submitted the name, on the phone. Wrong county.) There is another Enoch Clark (Quaker marriage 1792) but no link obvious there. Wesley seems to not a be a Quaker; I am unable to find his name in Chesterfield meeting minutes.

    11/12/03: Back from the Family History Center in Annandale. It was suggested to me by a staffer to look up Clarks in the 1840 census for Mercer County (Nottingham Township), since the marriage record indicates that Wesley Clark was from there in 1841. I'm looking for a Clark as a head of household with a 26 year old living in the household - this could be Wesley's father. Here's what I found:

    1840 Census, Mercer Co., New Jersey, township of Nottingham

    John Clarke
    1 male 30-40, 1 male 60-70, 1 female under 5.

    David Clarke
    1 male under 5, 1 male 30-40, 2 females under 5, 1 female 5-10, 1 female 30-40.

    Ephraim O. Clarke
    1 male under 5, 1 male 5-10, 2 males 10-15, 1 male 40-50, 1 female under 5, 2 females 5-10, 1 female 10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 30-40.

    ...so no males between 20-30 who might be Wesley Clark. There are Clarke households in Mercer Co. other than in Nottingham.

    NOTE: The index I checked omits a William Clark who is old enough to be Wesley's father. (See above)

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    Re., Nottingham:

    From wikipedia: "Nottingham Township is a now-defunct Township that existed in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States from 1688 until it was dissolved in 1856. The Township was created on November 6, 1688, as a part of Burlington County. It was incorporated by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature as one of New Jersey's initial 104 townships on February 21, 1798. On February 22, 1838, the township became part of the newly-formed Mercer County. On February 28, 1840, the Borough of South Trenton, New Jersey was created, and annexed in 1851 as part of Trenton. Hamilton Township was created on April 11, 1842. The Township was dissolved on April 14, 1856, with portions of its territory being transferred to Hamilton Township and Trenton."

    From "Place Names in Burlington Co., New Jersey" by Henry H. Bisbee, 1955:

    NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP From the Burlington Court Records of 1688. "Nottingham Constablry to lye between Crosswicks Creek and Delaware River, and Northwards up the river soe far as at present inhabited."

    This was another of the original townships of Burlington Counry that was removed altogether from the county to make part of the new county of Mercer. "Old Nottingham" was the upper part of the "Yorkshire Tenth" which originally comprised all of the land from the Assunpink (at Trenton) to the Rancocas Creek and back county to the East-West Jersey Line. Of course when Burlington was settled in 1677 this "tenth" extended from the middle of High St. up river to the Assunpink. Later when Burlington County was formed in 1694 and the "tenths" were discarded, the county still extended "northwards up the river soe far as at present inhabited."

    Nottingham Township then included all of the present day Hamilton Township and all of Trenton south of the creek. In 1694 the legislature formed another township above the Assunpink calling it Hopewell Township. This was also in Burlington County. When Mercer County was formed, February 22, 1838, Nottingham Township was removed from Burlington County. Down until 1842 it still bore the name Nottingham. It is said that the name was given to this township by Isaac Watson who came from Nottingham, England.

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    Burlington Co. deeds via Richard Hutchinson e-mail:

    1. X5-5 - Dated 21 March 1856 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Chesterfield Twp, Burlington Co sold to Wm. Hance of Bordentown Township, for $1350. 30, a house & lot in Bordentown Twp by Samuel Hance, Jr's Mills running to the Old York Road and corner of Wm. Hance, etc - 12.33 acres "being a portion of the land that the said Wesley Clark purchased of the heirs of Abigail Bispham deceased by deed dted 21 March 1856. Signed - Wesley and Phebe Ann Clark.

    2. E6-559 - Dated 26 July 1858 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Bordentown Twp sold land to Martin L. Dunn for $100 being to thave the right to cover all the land bordering Black's Creek and the millpond of Dunn...etc.

    3. N6-115 - Dated 19 March 1859 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Bordentown Twp sold land to John R. Robbins of Chesterfield Twp for $1,466.50, land in Chesterfield Twp, "beginning at a stone corner to land of John R. Robbins & said Wesley Clark," being 20.95 acres and part of land Wesley purchased of John Ridgway on 20 January 1855.

    4. N6-567 - Dated 29 August 1860 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Bordentown Twp sold land to Hudson S. Ellis of Crosswick's Village, Chesterfield Twp, for $16,500 for "All two farms or plantations in Bordentown Twp" (known as the the Job Foster farm on the east side of Black Creek & Foster Mill pond), beginning where Old York Road crosses Black Creek, 106.20 acres, being land Wesley purchased of Mary B. Bispham, Wm. Buzby and Margaret, his wife, the heirs of Abigail Bispham, deceased by deed, dated 21 March 1856 in deed book W5. Farm number 2 was purchased from Ralph Dancer on 1 March 1860 and in ded book M6-239 and also other parcels of land.

    5. N6-586 - Dated 20 October 1860 is the 3.25 acres for $4,000 re: Anthony Maps, which Wesley bought from the executors of Peter Ellis, deceased on 29 August 1860.

    6. R6-398 - Dated 27 December 1860 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Bordentown Twp sold to Martin Dunn for $1,000, house & land, .08 acres being a lot Joseph Asay & wife sold to Job Silvers on 10 Feb 1847 and which Silvers sold to Geo. Cook in 1851 and George S. Cook sold it to Anthony Maps on 12 June 1858 and Maps sold it to Wesley Clark.

    7. V6-474 - Dated 6 December 1862 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Mansfield Twp, sold land to Mary Ann Styer of Philadelphia for $150; (1) all those two certain parts of land in Mansfield Twp, 45 acres, 3 rods, and 27 perches; (2) 8.25 acres, Joseph Brown owned the above pieces and by his will dated 23 September 1826, devised to his son, Joseph Brown and wife Hannah, "all that part of his plantation whereon they now live which I purchased of John Brown...;" (3) 4 acres (Brown will reference again) ...and after the decease of my son Joseph and the decease or marriage of his wife I give & devise all plantation ..."to the heirs of my son Joseph...and the said Joseph Brown the Younger died in 1836 leaving four children Benjamin D. Brown, Joseph D. Brown, Martha D. Brown & Ann B. Brown, who afterward married James Dail, in whom said premises vester to the life estate of their mother, the said Hannah C. Brown" & the 2 indentures were conveyed ... premises to Ann Kale & Hudson S. Ellis, one of the heirs to said Ann Kale & the other to said Hudson S. Ellis ...."

    8. I7-32 - Dated 23 May 1865 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Chesterfield Twp sold to Hudson L. Ellis of the same place, for $5,000, several tracts in Chesterfield Twp, (1) 10.45 acres, which Wesley bought in 1863 from John Robbins; (2) 29.16 acres; (3) 9.60 acres...

    9. V7-256 - Dated 1868 - Wesley Clark & Phebe of Mansfield Twp sold 4.5 acres of land in Mansfield Twp for $4,500.

    At this point, I began to roam through some other deeds that possibly appeared to be
    of interst.

    10. M8-145 - Dated 3 February 1872 - Then we find that the Sheriff of Burlington Co was directed by the Court of Chancery to sell lands of Wesley & Phebe Ann Clark, in a long deed, the result of Hudson S. Ellis, the Complainant, sued Wesley & wife, Phebe Ann, & Martin S. Dunn, the Administrator of the estate of Ralph Dancer deceased, defendants. The Sheriff took possession of and sold at auction, for $1,966.41, all that house & tract of land in Crosswicks to the sole bidder, Amos Hendrickson, of Chesterfield Twp, with the proceeds going to Hudson S. Ellis.

    11. N8-76 - Dated 3 March 1872 - The Sheriff of Burlington Co was directed by the Court of Chancery to sell lands of Wesley & Phebe Ann Clark, the result of Hudson S. Ellis, the Complainant, sued Wesley & wife, Phebe Ann, for other monies.

    12. 326-6 - In 1896, the Woodland Township government foreclosed upon and sold many properties for taxes. There was one that might be of interest being it involved two lots of land owned by a W. H. Clark, defendant. Could this be a relative or possibly nothing just a like name?

    13. 457-358 - 28 March 1910 - I then saw another that was interesting deed. I give it here to show you the kind of info that can be found in deed BUT you have to read the body of it NOT JUST LOOK AT A GRANTEE OR GRANTEE INDEX ENTRY which is all that a Clerk records. It states, wherein "Gilbert Clark et al" sold land. The deed reads - that Maude H. Homer (single), Carrie Fennell & Wilmer Fennell, her husband, of Julius town, Annie Appleby and Walter Appleby, her husband, Cornelia Davis and Elvin Davis, her husband, and Gilbert Clark (widower), of Wrightstown, of the first part, sold to Charlotte T.? Hancock (widow) of Juliustown of the second part, for $1.00, all right & title of the first part in all that certain house & lot in the Village of Pointville (this is New Hanover Twp in Burlington Co), .151/4 acres...being land sold to Abraham Curtis, who died on 6 August 1880, and given by his Will the land to his wife, Hannah Curtis, & at her death it was to go to Emily Bishop, Cornelia Horner and Charlotte Hancock, & further provides that in case any children should died without lawful issue, then to be divided to the remainder of his children, and the said Cornelia Horner nee Cornelia Clark departed life about the year 1888, leaving issue her surviving and a husband Gilbert Clark, and Emily Bishop died 29 April 1898 without issue, but she had a Will wherein she divised her estate unto her sister, Charlotte T. Hancock & said Hannah Curtis, widow of Abraham T. Curtis, who died 10 February 1901, leaving her surviving daughter, Charlotte T. Hancock...Signed - Maude H. Horner, Carrie Fennell, Wilmer Fennell, Annie Appleby, Walter Appleby, Cornelia Davis, Elvin Davis.

    14. 508-12 - Date 6 June 1914 - Ella Clark of Perryville, Maryland., widow, Ed. T. Clark of Mansfield, Richland Co, Ohio, & Mary A. Clark, his wife sold to Mable M. Hallowell, of Philadelphia, Pa, the wife of Arthur L. Hallowell - 2 lots Edward A. Clark and his wife, and Mary A. Clark conveyed to W. Harry Clark on 18 July 1898 in deed book 349-P. 449 in Burlington Co & W. Harry Clark died on 11 September 1907 intestate leaving his father Alexander, brother Edward T. Clark & a sister, Mable M. Hallowell above and no issue of any deceased brother or sister And Alexander Clark died on 15 October 1909 intestate leaving his widow Ella Clark and two children - Edward T. Clark & Mable M. Hallowell.

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    1860 census list of all Burlington County, New Jersey Clarks who were born in New Jersey
    (In 1880 Wesley H. Clark stated that his parents were born in NJ)

    CLARK BENJAMIN 27 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON N HAMPTON 1860
    CLARK EDWARD 35 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON N HAMPTON 1860
    CLARK JOHN 13 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON SPRINGFIELD TWP 1860
    CLARK JOHN 59 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON MEDFORD TWP 1860
    CLARK JOHN 30 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON CHESTER TWP 1860
    CLARK JOHN 25 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON BORDENTOWN BORO 1860
    CLARK JOHN C 55 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON CINNAMINSON TWP 1860
    CLARK JOSEPH C 62 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON N HAMPTON 1860
    CLARK JULIA 64 F M NJ NJ BURLINGTON BURLINGTON TWP 1860
    CLARK MARGARET 75 F W NJ NJ BURLINGTON SPRINGFIELD TWP 1860
    CLARK MARY 11 F W NJ NJ BURLINGTON PEMBERTON TWP 1860
    CLARK OTHELIA 19 F W NJ NJ BURLINGTON PEMBERTON TWP 1860
    CLARK SARAH J 52 F W NJ NJ BURLINGTON N HAMPTON 1860
    CLARK SMITH W 53 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON CHESTER TWP 1860
    CLARK THOMAS A 58 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON N HAMPTON 1860
    CLARK WESLEY 41 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON BORDENTOWN TWP 1860
    CLARK WILLIAM 14 M W NJ NJ BURLINGTON PEMBERTON TWP 1860

    If Wesley was 41 in 1860 (born 1819) you might expect his father or mother to be a Clark who is, say, late fifties - sixties in 1860 or older.

    Candidates:
    John Clark (age 59) - age 18 when Wesley was born
    Joseph C. Clark (age 62) - age 21 when Wesley was born
    Thomas A. Clark (age 58) - age 17 when Wesley was born

    It's also possible his mother could have been Julia (age 23 when Wesley was born) or Margaret Clark (age 34 when Wesley was born).

    Problems with this analysis:
    1.) Perhaps Wesley's father or mother didn?t live in Burlington County in 1860
    2.) Perhaps Wesley's father or mother was dead by the time the census was taken in 1860

    There might also be a brother of Wesley Clark in this list...

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    Finally, this. I have no idea who this other Wesley Clark could have been. Note that he was born in 1802 in New Jersey. Died April 1860 in Philadelphia.

    Ancestry.com - U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index Database: U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index

    Surname: WESLEY CLARK
    Year: 1860
    County: PHILADELPHIA CO.
    State: PA
    Age: 58
    Gender: M
    Month of Death: APR
    State of Birth: NJ
    ID#: MRT317_26635
    Occupation: MERCHANT
    Cause of Death: CONSUMPTION
  • Change Date: 13 Aug 2013 at 22:40:27



    Marriage 1 Phebe Ann Gaskill b: 1819/1820 in New Jersey, USA
    • Married: 31 Jul 1841 in Monmouth Co., New Jersey
    Children
    1. Has Children Ellen Ann Clark b: 1 Mar 1842 in Burlington Co., NJ c: Baptism: 5 Mar 1876 in Bordentown, NJ
    2. Has Children Charles Gilbert Clark b: 1843 in Burlington Co., NJ
    3. Has No Children Furman Clark b: 1846 in Hanover, Burlington, NJ
    4. Has No Children Sarah Elizabeth Clark b: 1848 in Burlington Co., NJ
    5. Has No Children Pheobe A. Clark b: 1849 in Burlington Co., NJ
    6. Has Children John Wesley Clark b: 8 Jul 1850 in Jacobstown, Burlington, NJ
    7. Has Children Oliver H.P. Clark b: 13 Aug 1853 in Chesterfield, Burlington, NJ
    8. Has Children Achsah F. Emily Clark b: 7 Jan 1855 in Chesterfield, Burlington Co., NJ
    9. Has No Children Hudson Stockton Ellis Clark b: Aft. 1860
    10. Has No Children Unknown Clark

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