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James Adam Clark
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1844
Miami County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 27, 1907
Clarke County
Iowa, USA

James Adam Clark, son of Thomas Wilson Clark and Mary Clark. Married 3 Jan 1870 in Osceola, Clark, Iowa to Eliza Jane Wiant. Children: Cora M. Clark, Margery Clark, Hal Wyant Clark, and Lena Faye Clark.

Source: History of Clarke County, Iowa pp. 390-391
James A. Clark of Woodburn village, is a dealer in groceries, meat, fish, and operates a restaurant. He commenced business in this place in 1875, and has continued it ever since. He was born in Miami County, Ohio, August 14, 1844, and is a son of T. W. and Mary (Clark) Clark, the former a native of Ohio and the latter of Pennsylvania. When James was a small boy the family removed to Grant County, Indiana, and afterward to Wabash county Indiana where they resided until 1856, when they came to Iowa and settled in Linn county, where the father engaged in farming. In 1859, they removed to Harrison County Missouri and made that their home until the breaking out of the Civil War. Here the mother died and the family returned to Iowa, locating in Clarke County where they have since resided. James enlisted in February, 1863, in Company K, Thirty ninth Regiment, Iowa infantry, commanded by Colonel Cummings, and participated with them in the sanguinary battles of Parker's Cross Roads, Snake Creek Gap, Sugar Creek, Resaca and Allatoona Pass. At the latter place, Mr. Clark was wounded and taken prisoner by the Confederates under General Hood. He was taken to Selma, Alabama, and from there transferred to Cahaba, thence to Montgomery and afterwards to Macon, and finally to Andersonville prison pen. In that horrible pit of desolation the wounded soldier remained from Dec. 25 until the middle of A pril, following, without medical attendance or any of the care that common humanity should dictate. He was then taken out and sent South, but returned and taken to Florida, and finally released. The guards were withdrawn and the prisoners told to take care of themselves. That same evening Mr. Clark reached our lines at Jacksonville where he remained a week or two, then obtained a passport on a steamer and went to Anapolis, Maryland, thence to St. Louis, and from there to Davenport and was discharged July 3, 1865, at that latter place. He was suffering severely from his wounds which had been so long neglected that they were in a worse condition than ever before. For many months he carried his hand in a sling. He came home and tried to heal his wound and to regain his health. January 3, 1869, Mr. Clark and Eliza Wiant were united in marriage. She was a resident of Clarke County and a daughter of Isaac and Eliza (Woolman) Wiant, natives of Pennsylvania who came from Indiana to Iowa at an early day, settling at Chariton, Lucas County, and later came to Clarke County. Upon his return home Mr. Clark went into farming, but after his marriage he remove to York County, Nebraska and took up a homestead claim. He remained there three years, and having lost two crops to grasshoppers, and becoming discouraged generally he returned to Clarke County, where he farmed for one year, then opened up his present business, having sold his homestead. He has continued here ever since and has built up a good trade. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have four children - Cora M., Margery V., Hattie W. and Luena. Mr. Clark is a member of Davenport Post No. 385, GAR having filled some of the offices, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and has been president of the School Board." 
Family links: 
  Thomas Wilson Clark (1819 - 1912)
  Eliza Jane Wiant Clark (1848 - 1911)*
  Cora M. Clark Likins (1872 - ____)*
  Margery Clark Railing (1875 - 1956)*
  Hal Wyant Clark (1878 - 1944)*
  Lena Faye Clark Galloway (1884 - 1973)*
  James Adam Clark (1844 - 1907)
  Watson Alexander Clark (1846 - 1865)*
  Martha Ann Clark Kilgore (1854 - 1939)*
  Percy Bennett Clark (1865 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
AUG. 14, 1844
OCT. 27, 1907
OCT. 23, 1848
NOV. 25, 1911
Woodburn Cemetery
Clarke County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Joan Ellis Pulis
Record added: Sep 27, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30119582
James Adam Clark
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James Adam Clark
Added by: Joan Ellis Pulis
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Grand Army of the Republic Osceola Post 173, Osceola, Clarke Co., IA Chartered May 09, 1883 - Disband June 01, 1928
- Karen Brewer
 Added: Nov. 15, 2015

- Joan Ellis Pulis
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