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Reuben Clark
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1782
Middletown
Middlesex County
Connecticut, USA
Death: unknown
Lisbon
Kendall County
Illinois, USA

Reuben Clark was born in April 2, 1782 in Middletown, CT. He was the son of Francis Clark Jr. and Mary Johnson. He married Nancy Chandler in 1811 in Wilmington, VT (The Chandler Family: the Descendants of William and Annis Chandler, page 365). Reuben and Nancy Clark had two children: Nancy who married George Bushnell and had nine children and John who served in the Civil War.

They lived for a time in Madison County, NY where he had purchased land from Simeon Chandler in 1836. They arrived in Kendall County in Illinois in 1840 and were some of the earliest settlers there. In 1841 he purchased 40 acres of land for $1.25 an acre. In 1850, Reuben, listed as Rowlen and Nancy were living in Lisbon Township with their son John, age 23. They are listed as owning their own farm (http://genealogytrails.com/ill/kendall/1850_misc.htm). In 1870 he was living with his daughter and son-in-law in Lisbon Township, occupation retired farmer and was 88 years of age. 1870 US Census Record

 
 
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 Parents:
  Francis Clark (1757 - 1813)
  Mary Johnson Clark (1761 - 1833)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy Chandler Clark (1789 - 1881)
 
 Children:
  Nancy Clark Bushnell (1818 - 1893)*
 
 Siblings:
  Reuben Clark (1782 - ____)
  Hamlin Clark (1786 - 1833)*
  Dorothy Clark (1795 - 1833)*
  Hiram Clark (1797 - 1884)*
  Bernice Clark (1800 - 1866)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lisbon Cemetery
Lisbon
Kendall County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Cathy Truesdale
Record added: Jan 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83868297
Reuben Clark
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