Person:Gilbert Clark (7)

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Gilbert Clark
b.12 Jan 1791 North Carolina
d.16 Sep 1854 Hopkins County, Texas
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 -
m. 11 Oct 1811
  1. Nancy Mary Clark1815 - 1859
  2. David Clark1817 -
  3. Rebecca D. Clark1819 - 1885
  4. Benjamin T. Clark1820 -
  5. Thomas Carr Clark1822 - 1864
  6. Cassandra Clark1831 - 1912
Facts and Events
Name[1] Gilbert Clark
Gender Male
Birth? 12 Jan 1791 North Carolina
Marriage 11 Oct 1811 Logan County, Kentuckyto Mary Ann Ward
Census[6] 1850 Hopkins County, Texas
Death? 16 Sep 1854 Hopkins County, Texas

Hopkins County, Texas, 1850 census:[6]

Clark, Gilbert 59 yrs Farmer b. South Carolina [sic]
      Mary Ann 55 yrs b. North Carolina
References
  1. Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 9.

    He was a carpenter by trade who oversaw the construction of the first courthouse on the square in Clarksville. It was made with wooden pegs because nails were nearly impossible to obtain.

  2.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), pp. 109-13.

    About July 1836, he was appointed a "judge of justice" by David Burnet, President of the Republic. On 15 Oct 1851, he was appointed Chief Justice of Red River County.

  3.   Clark, Pat B. The History of Clarksville and Old Red River County. (Dallas: Mathis, Van Nort & Co., 1937), p. 47.

    In 1842, he was ordained by the First Presbytery of Texas (Cumberland).

  4.   Texas. General Land Office. Abstracts of All Original Texas Land Titles Comprising Grants and Locations. (Austin, Texas: Texas General Land Office), Patent #807 (Abstract # 179).

    On 1 Feb 1849, he received 1st Class headright certificate #97 for 2,560 acres, which he located south of Boxelder.

  5.   Texas. General Land Office. Abstracts of All Original Texas Land Titles Comprising Grants and Locations. (Austin, Texas: Texas General Land Office), Patent #26 (Abstract # 180).

    On 24 Nov 1849, he received an additional 1st Class headright certificate #97 for 2,045 acres, which he located just west of Clarksville.

  6. 6.0 6.1 Hopkins, Texas, United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule, p. 165A, dwelling/family 434/434.