Person:Benjamin Clark (27)

Watchers
  1. Benjamin Clark1758 - 1838
  • HBenjamin Clark1758 - 1838
  • WMary McLendonabt 1755 - abt 1825
m. 28 Dec 1782
  1. Gilbert Clark1791 - 1854
  2. Elizabeth Jane Clarkabt 1794 - 1856
  3. David Clarkabt 1795 - abt 1830
  4. Maj. John Clarkabt 1797 -
  5. James Henry Clark1797 - abt 1850
  6. James Clark1799 - 1838
  7. Penelope Clarkabt 1803 - abt 1840
  8. Sarah Ann Clark1809 - aft 1880
  9. Benjamin Clark, Jr.abt 1810 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Benjamin Clark
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] Jan 1758 Dobbs County, North Carolina
Other[2] abt 1778 TennesseeMigration
Military[4] 8 Sep 1781 South Carolina
Military[4] 8 Sep 1781 South Carolina
Marriage 28 Dec 1782 Granville County, North Carolina(her 2nd husband; she married Bejamin Clark as "Mary Fleming")
to Mary McLendon
Other[1] abt 1814 Hempstead County, ArkansasMigration
Other[5] 1819-23 Hempstead County, ArkansasPolitical
Other? abt 1826 Red River County, TexasMigration
Religion[4] abt 1828 Jonesboro, Red River County, TexasMethodist lay preacher but not ordained.
Death[3][4] Feb 1838 Clarksville, Red River County, Texas(died soon after his son, James, established himself at Clarksville)
Burial[3][4] Baptist Cemetery (now Clarksville Cemetery), Clarksville, Red River County, Texas

Supposed in the family that he was a nephew of George Rogers Clark, though the two men were close to the same age.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 6-7.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 109-13.

    As a "young man," he moved to Tennessee and established a trading post on the Cumberland River called "Clark's Landing."

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Grave marker, Clarksville Cemetery, Clarksville, Red River County, Texas.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 26.

    American Revolution veteran. Served as a QM Sgt in the North Carolina militia. Reportedly fought at the Battle of Eutaw Springs.

  5. Arkansas Secretary of State. Historical Report of the Secretary of State, 1998. (Little Rock: Arkansas Secretary of State, 1998), p. 573.

    Served as Coroner of Hempstead County.