|Birth: ||Dec. 5, 1808|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jul. 8, 1876, USA|
From "Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana, Historical and Biographical", Illustrated, by Weston A. Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard. Published by F. A. Battey & Co. Publishers, Chicago, 1882. From chapter Cedar Creek Township, page 640-641.
JABEZ CLARK, deceased, one of the earliest pioneers of southern Lake County, was born at what is now Groton, Tompkins Co., N.Y., December 5, 1808 and was one of the five children of Jabez and Deborah (Backus) Clark, the former of Rhode Island, the latter of Massachusetts. The subject of this memoir was reared in Indiana, received a common school education and chose farming as a vocation. On December 2, 1832, he was married to Miss Marietta E. Barrows, who was born in Mansfield, Conn., January 2, 1812, daughter of Andrew and Polly (Cummings) Barrows, both of Connecticut. In 1837, Mr. And Mrs. Clark started for Illinois to found a home, and on the way were induced by one Luman Fowler to look at Lake County, and, being pleased therewith, laid claim to a quarter section of land in Cedar Creek Township; this they sold, and pre-empted land, a part of which is now the village of Lowell. This Mr. Clark improved and farmed, both he and Mrs. Clark undergoing the hardships incident to those days, including fever and ague. Mr. Clark was a man of sturdy energy and private worth, and in his death, which occurred July 8, 1876, another link of the past and present generation was severed, and so the heroic and early settlers do pass away; he owned 265 acres in Cedar Creek Township, besides valuable property in Lowell and 100 acres in Missouri. Mrs. Clark resides in Lowell. They were parents of seven children–Perry D., Cornelia A., Jerome C. (Deceased), Milo W., who married Alice Northrop, and by her had one son, now living–Philo W. (Milo Clark served in the late war, and died from the effects thereof about two years later), Florence C. (Deceased), Ambrose B. (Deceased) and Homer Emerson (Deceased0. Of the two living – Perry and Cornelia – the former married Sarah J. Thorn, and resides on the old place in Lowell; they have had four children – Harry E., Franklin (deceased), Wilbur F. And Marietta. Cornelia is the wife of John M. Dwyer, and resides in Newcastle, Ind., and is the mother of seven children – Byron (Deceased), Binie E. (Deceased), Cassie, Schuyler C., Sylvia and two who died in infancy. The Clark family are among the oldest, best known and most respected of any in the community.
Maryette E Barrows Clark (1812 - 1899)
Cornelia Artemissa Clark Dwyer (1837 - 1928)*
Florence Clark (1837 - 1841)*
Jerome Clark (1839 - 1839)*
Milo W. Clark (1841 - 1868)*
Ambrose Byron Clark (1847 - 1855)*
Lowell Memorial Cemetery
Created by: J. C. Gorball
Record added: Jun 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71998070