Person:William Clark (249)

m. Abt 1749
  1. Gen. Jonathan Clark1750 - 1811
  2. Gen. George Rogers Clark1752 - 1818
  3. Ann Clark1755 - 1822
  4. Lt. John Clark1757 - 1783
  5. Lt. Richard Clark1760 - 1783
  6. Capt. Edmund Clark1762 - 1815
  7. Lucy Clark1765 - 1838
  8. Elizabeth Clark1768 - 1795
  9. Gov. William Clark1770 - 1838
  10. Frances "Fanny" Eleanor Clark1773 - 1825
m. 28 Nov 1821
  1. Jefferson Kearney Clark
  2. Edmund Clark
Facts and Events
Name Gov. William Clark
Gender Male
Birth? 1 Aug 1770 Ladysmith, Caroline County, Virginia
Marriage 5 Jan 1808 Fincastle, Virginia, United Statesto Julia Hancock
Marriage 28 Nov 1821 [2nd wife - she is the widow Radford]
to Harriett Kennerly
Death? 1 Sep 1838 St. Louis (county), Missouri, United States
Reference Number? Q355348?

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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 pre-statehood Kentucky before later settling in what became the state of Missouri.

Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark led the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804–1806 across the Louisiana Purchase to the Pacific Ocean, the first major effort to explore and map much of what is now the Western United States and to assert American claims to the Pacific Northwest. 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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Note of Caution

There are 3 William Clarks who lived in a similar time and place who are often confused by researchers:

  1.   William Clark, in Virginia Center for Digital History.

    "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."

  2.   Family Recorded, in English, William Hayden. Conquest of the country northwest of the river Ohio, 1778-1783, and life of Gen. George Rogers Clark: with numerous sketches of men who served under Clark, and full list of those allotted lands in Clark's Grant for service in the campaigns against the British posts, showing exact land allotted each. (Indianapolis, Indiana: Bowen-Merrill Co., 1896)
  3.   Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.