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John Kinzie "Indian" Clark
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Birth: 1784
Fort Wayne
Allen County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 18, 1865
Illinois, USA

Excerpts from "History of Deerfield" by Marie Ward Reichelt (1928):
John Kinzie Clark was born in 1784 in an Indian wigwam at Fort Wayne.
He went to Fort Dearborn in 1818. He was employed as an expressman between Fort Dearborn and Fort Wayne, and Chicago and Milwaukee, by saddle conveyance, brining flour and sugar to the settlers in exchange for produce.
He was a noted hunter and trapper. He also served in the Civil War.
His first wife [married 1825] was an Indian woman [Madeleine Mirandeau], whom he deserted in Wisconsin. His Indian children received $400 in 1833, when Lake County was ceded to the United States by the Indians.
He was Chicago coroner from 1831 to 1833.
John and second wife Parmelia [married July 22, 1829 in Peoria IL] had a farm near Northfield, which was later the Samuel Galloway farm, but he was not a successful farmer, for he preferred to hunt and live as the Indians did. The Indians named him Nannimoa, or Prairie Wolf, and they spent weeks camping on his land with him. In 1864, he moved to the village. He died in September 1865, at the age of 81 years. 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth McKenzie Clyburn (1768 - 1838)
 
 Spouse:
  Parmelia Scott Clark (1813 - 1876)
 
 Children:
  Hadassah R Clark Millen (1830 - 1910)*
  Elisabeth W Clark Millen (1831 - 1863)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Kinzie Clark (1784 - 1865)
  Sarah Clark Eahart (1794 - 1877)*
  Archibald Clybourn (1802 - 1872)*
  Henley Henry Clyburn (1805 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Age 80 years
 
Burial:
Deerfield Cemetery
Deerfield
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Plot: S31
 
Created by: L Winslow
Record added: Sep 21, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29977375
John Kinzie Indian Clark
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John Kinzie Indian Clark
Added by: Patsy Scheer
 
John Kinzie Indian Clark
Added by: L Winslow
 
 
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Special Blessings
- history4sure
 Added: Dec. 3, 2011

- kweaver
 Added: Jan. 18, 2011
In memory of John Kinzie Clark, the son of Elizabeth Mckenzie Clark Clybourn. You loved Indian ponies, this is the best I can do about that. Love reading about your life, with the kinfolk, the Kinzies, Clarks, Hall and Clybourn families.
- Patsy Scheer
 Added: Sep. 30, 2010
 
 
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