|Birth: ||Jan. 7, 1859|
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1940|
Lucy was the daughter of James Westly Wedgeworth and Jane Clark, who was born 19 May 1822 in Jefferson County, Alabama. The couple wed 26 October 1842 in Mississippi, and lived on their farm in Jasper County during and after the civil war; their 10 children were all born there.
Jane gained medical training as she accompanied her uncle, a doctor, on his rounds. She was a skillful midwife, and continued this profession until her death. The last baby she delivered was born February, 1908.
After husband James death in 1872, Jane moved the family to Sabinal Station in 1881 with her unmarried daughters and sister-in-law, Anne Wedgeworth, then on to ConCan in 1883 to live with son John and his family.
In 1885 the ladies moved to the north end of Sabinal Canyon, to the home of Jane's son, Zacharian Taylor Wedgeworth. He had moved to Bandera in 1880, and built a gristmill where Wedgeworth Creek joins the Sabinal River.
My sister Rose Mary remembers, as a youngster, babysitting the little ones out under the big oak tree in front of Lucy's house, the coolest spot in the summertime, and going with her to gather plants along the creek. Lucy boiled the roots to make a soothing balm for the teething babies, a skill she probably learned from her mother, Jane, who knew many family remedies.
Lucy Wedgeworth married Amasa Clark May 4, 1885. She assumed the care of his young children from a previous marriage, and was the mother of eight children: Zachary Taylor, Benjamin Harrison, Orange Judd, Bessie Leona, Elbertha, Elberta, Alvin Wesley, and Kitty according to published sources. Lucy survivied her husband, Amasa, by almost 14 years. Lucy was 81 years, 10 months when she died. (See History of Bandera County, Texas, pub.1986, page 561-563)
Note: Lucy's death certificate shows her birth in Jackson, Mississippi, and her mother as Jane Nelson which is contrary to other published sources. Informant was O. J. Clark.
James Wesley Wedgeworth (1812 - 1872)
Jane Clarke Wedgeworth (1822 - 1908)
Amasa Gleason Clark (1825 - 1927)
Zack T Clark (1886 - 1963)*
Benjamin Harrison Clark (1889 - 1932)*
Orange Judd Clark (1891 - 1990)*
Bessie Leona Clark Schmidtke (1893 - 1995)*
Bertie Clark Maass (1895 - 1956)*
Kitty Clark Evans (1899 - 1941)*
Parthena Jane Wedgeworth (1843 - 1867)*
Zachariah Taylor Wedgeworth (1848 - 1927)*
Sarah Ann Almandean Wedgeworth Smith (1850 - 1939)*
Lucy Henrietta Wedgeworth Clark (1859 - 1940)
Amanda Virginia Wedgeworth Snow (1860 - 1942)*
Amasa Clark Cemetery
Created by: L Kindla
Record added: Aug 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29394504
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