Clara was born in 1803, the daughter of Revolutionary War veteran Josiah Marcum and his 2nd wife, Polly Belcher. She married John M. Kirk in Floyd Co KY on Sept 26, 1821. She passed on after 1870 in or near Martin Co KY.
Her children with John were -
Mahala Kirk b. 24-Oct.1819 Capt Joseph Marcum Kirk Sr. b. 11-Dec.1821 Mary "Polly" Kirk b. c 1827 Thomas Kirk b. March 1828 James T. Kirk b. c 1830 Elsie Kirk b. c 1833 Cynthia Kirk b. c 1836 Pricie Kirk b. c 1839 Martha Vashti "Bash" Kirk b. June-1844