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Gen Marston Green Clark
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1771
Lunenburg County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1846
Salem
Washington County
Indiana, USA

Obituary in The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge 1846

"July 25. — In Indiana, Gen. Marston G. Clark, aged 74. He was born in Lunenburgh County, Virginia, on the 12th of December, 1771, and was one of a family of twenty-nine brothers and two sisters, by the same father and mother. Before he was 21 years of age, he left his native state, and went to the West, then a wilderness. Gen. Clark shared much of the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens, having filled, with honor to himself and profit to his country many stations, both civil and military. He served in the campaigns of Gen. Wayne as a private soldier; and was aid to Gen. Harrison at the sanguinary battle of Tippecanoe. As Indian agent also, Gen. Clark served with much advantage, and was repeatedly a member of both branches of the legislature of Indiana."

"A prominent man among the early settlers of Clark County; had been a member of the first court organized in that county in 1801; had been one of the commissioners appointed to lay off the town of Jeffersonville; was now (1816) a citizen of Washington county, residing about eight miles south of the town of Salem, the countyseat." Biographical and Historical Souvenir for the Counties of Clark, Crawford, Harrison, Floyd, Jefferson, Jennings, Scott, and Washington, Indiana (printed 1889)

First cousin to General George Rogers Clark. Settled in Salem, Indiana. Owned lot 33 in Jeffersonville, Indiana in 1803. Served with General (future president) Harrison in the Battle of Tippicanoe, rose to General. Head of Indian Affairs in Indiana after that. He assisted in platting out Salem, IN. Was in the Indiana House of Representatives. His body was moved from his original home in Salem to this cemetery. See the John Hay-Steven's Museum for more information.

His father was Benjamin Wilson Clark and mother Letitia Elizabeth GREEN. Two of his brothers were active in Jefferson County, Ky and in early Indiana history: William
and Evard.

The following is from Rootsweb:

Paternal Grandfather: Jonathan CLARK b: 1698 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies
Paternal Grandmother: Elizabeth Ann WILSON b: 1700 in King and Queen, VA, Colonies


Father: •Name: Benjamin Wilson (Rev.) CLARK
•Birth: 1730 in , Albemarle, VA, Colonies
•Death: 9 JAN 1806 in , Lunenburg, VA, USA

Supposed 1st Marriage of father 1 Elizabeth LEA b: 1731 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies
•Married: 1749 in , Lunenberg, VA, Colonies
Children
1. Abraham CLARK b: 1750 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies
2. George CLARK b: 1751 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies
3. Robert CLARK b: 1752 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies
4. Jonathon CLARK b: 1754 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies
5. William CLARK b: 1756 in , Albermarle, VA, Colonies

Marriage of Father to Mother:
2 Letitia Elizabeth GREEN b: ABT 1737
•Married: 28 JAN 1757 in , Lunenberg, VA, Colonies
Children
1. Everard CLARK b: 1 APR 1760 in Fredericksville, Albemarle, VA, Colonies
2. John CLARK b: 1761 in , Albemarle, VA, Colonies
3. Samuel (Maj) CLARK b: 18 APR 1764 in , Augusta, VA, Colonies
4. Benjamin Wilson CLARK b: ABT 1766 in , Lunenburg, VA, Colonies
5. Lucy CLARK b: 12 SEP 1769 in , Lunenburg, VA, Colonies
6. Marston Green CLARK b: 12 DEC 1771 in , Lunenburg, VA, Colonies

Career:
Indian Wars 1790-1795
War of 1812
Brigade Maj, in Battle of Tippecanoe
Colonel of Miltia in Clark County
elected to Senate
elected to the House of Representatives
Indiana Agent

Marriage:
Married 31 Mar 1797 to Lucy Harper.
Children:
Benjamin Wilson,
Catherine (Kitty) Holland,
William Lee,
George Batholomew,
Argus Brutus, and
Mary Marthiah,
Elizabeth Green,
Lucy Ann,
Minerva Harper,
Martha Jane,
Thomas 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Lucy Green Clark (1784 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  Mary M L Clark (1815 - 1836)*
  Martha H Clark (1820 - 1832)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Salem
Washington County
Indiana, USA
Plot: 1st addition section b lot 301 row 2 space n 1/2 n 1/2 lot 301 vet
 
Created by: J L
Record added: Mar 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66485996
Gen Marston Green Clark
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Gen Marston Green Clark
Added by: J L
 
Gen Marston Green Clark
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