Person:William Clark (249)

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Gov. William Clark
m. abt 1749
  1. Jonathan Clark1750 - 1811
  2. Gen. George Rogers Clark1752 - 1818
  3. Ann Clark1755 - 1822
  4. Governor William Hansen Clark1757 - 1843
  5. John Clark1757 - 1783
  6. Richard Clark1760 - 1783
  7. Edmund Clark1762 - 1815
  8. Lucy Clark1765 - 1838
  9. Elizabeth Clark1768 - 1795
  10. Gov. William Clark1770 - 1838
  11. Frances Eleanor "Fanny" Clark1773 - 1825
m. 5 Jan 1808
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Name Gov. William Clark
Gender Male
Birth? 1 August 1770 Ladysmith, Caroline County, Virginia
Marriage 5 Jan 1808 Fincastle, Virginia, United Statesto Julia Hancock
Death? 1 September 1838 St. Louis (county), Missouri, United States


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William Clark (August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor. A native of Virginia, he grew up in prestatehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Clark was a planter and slaveholder.

Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1803 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States. Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri Territory. From 1822 until his death in 1838, he served as Superintendent of Indian Affairs.

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References
  1.   William Clark, in Virginia Center for Digital History, Questionable quality.

    "Clark and Lewis corresponded occasionally during the years between Clark's retirement from military life and Lewis's further military career and service as Jefferson's private secretary. During those years, Clark also met and married Julia Hancock, several years his junior, whom he met when she was 12 years old, and he decided he would marry her on her fifteenth birthday."