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James Isaac Clark
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1838
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 10, 1907
Taney County
Missouri, USA

James Isaac Clark was born in Kentucky in January 1838. He married Martha Frances Reams, daughter of John and Sallie (Swain) Reams on 12 May 1859. They were married in Bourbon County, Kansas by her brother-in-law, John Gaither, who was a Justice of the Peace. Martha was born in August 1842 in Missouri. They had 14 children together, three of whom died at a very young age:

Ida Isabel 1860-1862),
Asa Morehead 1861-1862)
Eleanor Price (1863-1944).
Thomas Jefferson (1866-1940
Eliza Rebecca Catherine (1868-1930)
Rosa Lee Morgan (1870-1940
James C (1872-1913)
Joseph Perry (1875-1938)
Pearl Frances (1877-1962)
Nancy Elizabeth (1879-1883)
Lillian May (1883-1896)
William Clay (1883-1961)
Victor Leroy (1886-1955)
Ruth Wilson (1890-1926)

Great- grandfather James fought in the Civil War on the Confederate side. According to his daughter, Eliza (Clark) Frank, he fought in the Battle of Wilson's Creek. That battle was the first major battle west of the Mississippi, and was also known as the "Bull Run of the West."

James died on 10 May 1907 at the age of 69. His obituary was written in the Taney County Republican:

"James Clark departed this life on Friday, and was buried at Helphrey on Sunday the 12th instant. A large number of relatives and friends were present. The casket was covered with a mass of beautiful flowers. Six old veterans of the Union army were the pallbearers who lovingly bore this old confederate to his last resting place, where he sleeps under the trees, waiting for the great reveille. There was no better soldier, citizen or neighbor, nor one more kind-hearted, honest, industrious or more loved and mourned than Mr. Clark"

Helphrey Cemetery
Taney County
Missouri, USA
Created by: SA (Clark) Rose
Record added: Sep 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21835173
James Isaac Clark
Added by: SA (Clark) Rose
James Isaac Clark
Added by: SA (Clark) Rose
James Isaac Clark
Added by: SA (Clark) Rose
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God bless you throughout Spring, the Season in which Life is eternally renewed. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Mar. 31, 2015

- Love Always, Renee
 Added: Mar. 19, 2015
God bless you on your Birthday. Rest in Peace.
- Richard S. Barzelogna
 Added: Jan. 30, 2015
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