New York, USA
~LOREN/LORING GRANT CLARK,SR.~ was born about 1820 in the state of New York and according to census records his father was born in the state of Vermont and his mother was born in New York.
As a young man he came to Sabine Parish, Louisiana sometime around 1842. I'm not sure if he came by himself are if family came with him, I was told a brother came to Texas with him but could never find a record of a brother.
The Louisiana U.S.Census states he was married to a Tabitha/Tibitha Bevins born, about 1823 in Louisiana. Loring and Tabitha were married December 29, 1842 in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
1850 Louisiana Census,
1860, 1870, 1880 Texas Census
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA Early American Marriages: Louisiana to 1850
Names spelled on marriage record:
Lowing G. Clark & Tibitha Bevins
Their oldest child, Levi Clark was born in Louisiana about 1844.
A daughter Missouri was born in Louisiana, about 1846.
A third child, a daughter, E.A. was also born in Louisiana about 1851.They moved from Louisiana to Woodville,Tyler County, Texas around 1856, where two sons were born, Edward West was born in 1856 and Hamilton was born abt 1858.
From Tyler County they settled in Grapeland, Houston County, Texas where two more sons were born, Loren/Loring, Jr. was born in 1860 and William E. was born in 1867.
Loren Clark was owner of a sawmill in Grapeland, about ten miles north of Crockett in Houston County from 1880 to 1889.
It seems as though Tabitha passed away sometime before 1880 because in the 1880 census records Loring, Sr. was remarried to someone named Sarah, age-49 born in Alabama.
Tibitha Bevins Clark (1823 - ____)*
Missouri Elizabeth Clark Craig (1848 - 1937)*
Edward West Clark (1856 - 1930)*
Loren Grant Clark (1860 - 1941)*
William E. Clarke (1867 - 1918)*
Created by: MYates Vandver
Record added: Nov 17, 2007
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