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John Clark
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Birth: Apr. 8, 1789
Kentucky, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1852
Bunker Hill
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA

Son of William Clark, Sr. b 1764 probably in VA, d Mar 8, 1841, probably in KY.

John Clark was a farmer. He farmed in Kentucky and Tennessee near present-day Clarksville, TN.

Married (1) Mary Ann "Polly" Brooks, b Nov. 19, 1802, d April 6, 1836 in Macoupin Co., IL. They were married Apr. 11, 1820, Christian Co., KY. Mary Ann was was the daughter of Cary Brooks. Cary Brooks can by found in the Todd Co. (now Christian Co.), KY census of 1820. Polly's burial place is unknown.

The family moved north to Macoupin, Co., IL about 1833-1835, and Polly died in 1836.

Married (2) Prudence Corzine*, b. 1807, d. Feb. 8, 1857, buried next to John.

Children of John Clark and Mary Ann "Polly" Brooks were:

Mary Ann Clark b Jan. 31, 1821 d. Nov. 13, 1892, m(1) Robert P. Murphy, m(2) Stillman Barber.

William Henry Clark b Apr. 19, 1822 d Dec. 14, 1893, m Sarah Flanigan.

Catherine B. Clark b June 1, 1824 d Nov. 21, 1878, m William Tryon. Catherine: probably Find A Grave Memorial #20283458.

James B. Clark b Oct. 1, 1825 d Nov. 17, 1897, m(1) Rebecca Trabue, m(2) Phebe Baker Nihell.

Martha Clark b Nov 9, 1827 d Sep. 4, 1838.

Margaret E. Clark b Oct 25, 1829 d Jan. 24, 1911 m James V. B. Tryon. Margaret: probably Find A Grave Memorial #20283482. James: probably Find A Grave Memorial #20283494.

George Washington Clark b Mar. 29, 1832 d Dec 2, 1835.

Virginia F. Clark b. July 17 1834 d Feb. 23 1867 m Rankin Ash.

*Source for Prudence Corzine's maiden name: Moses Barber of South Kingstown, RI and Many Descendants, by Louis Schroeder, 1984.

Source for all other material: "Clark Family History" by Ernest Edward East, 1925. East referred to a John Clark family Bible. Mr. East "in May, 1925, visited the Clark burial lot in Bunker Hill cemetery. The inscriptions on the headstones of John Clark, of Prudence Clark and of Rebecca Clark were easily red. A lilac shrub fully ten feet high grows on the grave of John Clark." A Find A Grave volunteer was unable to locate the marker in 2013. Lilac shrubs are long-lived, so that may be a tip for future researchers. 
Family links: 
  Prudence Corzine Clark (1807 - 1857)*
  Mary Ann Clark Barber (1821 - 1892)*
  James B. Clark (1825 - 1887)*
  Margaret E Clark Tryon (1829 - 1911)*
  Virginia F. Clark Ash (1834 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Headstone gives age at death as 62, but Bible records imply 63. (ref: E.E. East)
Bunker Hill Cemetery
Bunker Hill
Macoupin County
Illinois, USA
Created by: R Strickland
Record added: Apr 24, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89090382
John Clark
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May you rest in peace. My 3rd gr grandfather was Joseph Clark b. 1790 SC.Randall Clark was his son.
- pam leonard
 Added: Sep. 5, 2013

- Sandra
 Added: May. 15, 2012

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