Person:Solomon Clark (6)

Solomon Clark
b.bef 1778 New York
d.aft Aug 1840? Fountain County, Indiana
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Name Solomon Clark
Gender Male
Birth? bef 1778 New York
Marriage New York (?)to
Death? aft Aug 1840? Fountain County, Indiana

The main reason I believe this man's name might be "Solomon" is that there was only one "Clark" in Fountain County, Indiana, when Rebecca Clark Rowles was living there, and he was very near to the Rowles family home in the Bend. He was a minister, mentioned as being affiliated with the "Old Union" Church founded in Troy Twp in 1826. He served as a member of the county Board of commissioners in Sep 1839, and was elected to the Indiana House of Representatives in 1840.S1

Also: I have a copy of a letter from Lucas Nebeker to his cousin, John N. Massey, in which he mentions "Matilda's grandmother" being buried near Covington when he was young (i.e., before 1830?). David Rowles's mother died 1803 in Steuben County, New York, and is buried there, so this must refer to Rebecca Clark's mother, wife of Solomon Clark. --MikeTalk 14:23, 31 August 2010 (EDT)

  1.   Beckwith, Hiram Williams; P. S Kennedy; and T. F. (Thomas F.) Davidson. History of Fountain County: together with historic notes on the Wabash Valley, gleaned from early authors, old maps and manuscripts, private and official correspondence, and other authentic sources. (Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox Co., 1974).