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James Cushman Clark
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1814
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 5, 1864
Rensselaer County
New York, USA

James Cushman Clark, the oldest son of Asaph Clark and Chloe Reynolds Clark. When he was 18, his father died and a year later, his mother passed away, leaving three orphan children: James, Samuel and Sarah Clark. They were separated, one going to Vermont, the other going to boarding school and James joined the militia. The brothers were close. In subsequent censuses, the two men and their families were all in the same residence.

James C Clark fought in the Civil War and died as results of his wounds. His progression was very streamline. He was first promoted to Full Captain (7th NY Cav), then to Full Captain (Captain & Asst Adjutant General), and then promoted to Full Lt. Colonel (79th USC Infantry). Lastly he was promoted to Full Colonel.

"Military and Naval History of the rebellion in the United States" by William Jewett Tenney Page 790:
"Sept 5. (1864) Col. James C. Clark, an officer of U. S. Volunteers; died in Troy, from illness contracted during service in Louisana, aged 49 years. He served in the peninsular campaign, and distinguished himself by his gallantry at Port Hudson. He was colonel of the 79th colored regiment, and at the time of his death was acting as brigadier-general."

Death of Col. James C. Clark, Seventy-ninth U.S. Colored Regiment. Published: September 7, 1864
"ALBANY, Tuesday, Sept. 6. Col. JAMES C. CLARK, of the Seventy-ninth Colored Regiment, recently acting as Brigadier-General, died in Troy, last evening, from illness contracted during long and honorable service in Louisiana. He served in the Peninsula campaign, and his gallantry was conspicuous at Port Hudson. He resided in Troy, and was 49 years of age."

He married at Lansingburgh, Rensselaer County, NY 30 Dec 1839 Miss Sarah A. M. Betts. To this union were two daughters who lived to adulthood, Mary and Cornelia Clark. There were also two children, James Harvey Clark and Emma Hartwell Clark that died as children and are mentioned on the tombstone.

Family links: 
  Asaph Clark (1783 - 1832)
  Chloe Reynolds Clark (1785 - 1833)
  Sarah M. Betts Clark (1817 - 1899)
  Emma Hartwell Clark (1843 - 1844)*
  James Harvey Clark (1845 - 1848)*
  James Cushman Clark (1814 - 1864)
  Sarah Clark Boyd (1818 - 1886)*
  Samuel Edward Clark (1821 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
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Record added: Nov 25, 2012
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James Cushman Clark
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