Mahala was born at Harrison County, Virginia (now Lewis County, WV.) to John Bozarth and Anna H. Reger. She has eight siblings; Asa Shinn Bozarth John Douglas Bozarth George W. Bozarth Rebecca Bozarth Jane Bozarth Anna Miriam Bozarth Malinda Bozarth Valentine Bozarth. She married May1821 James Clark at Lewis County, Virginia (now Lewis County, WV.) They have three known children; John Bozarth Clark Eve Clark Rebecca Clark.