|Birth: ||Oct. 17, 1818|
|Death: ||Sep. 3, 1863|
North Dakota, USA
Avery Clark was born in Springfield Massachusetts, Hampshire County, on October 17, 1818. He was married to Harriet Hayes, who was born Nov 15, 1821 in Ohio. They moved to Iowa (Cox Creek township) in 1848. They lived there for four years and then moved to Sperry township. They had 6 children, Geo W. (b. Jan28 1843), W.H. (b. August 1844), Mary (b. May 24 1847), Leroy A. (b. May 21 1855), Harmon R. (b. August 29 1857), and Willie A. (b.June 3 1863)"
This information is from a "History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, Sperry township" pg. 1092
From "Free Baptist Cyclopedia" pub. 1889, by Burgess and Ward:
Rev. Avery Clark moved to Iowa from his native Mass. in 1846, and began preaching about 1853. He was ordained a Freewill Baptist minister in May 1856 at Deleware & Clayton Q.M., Iowa. He was a strong man, positive in his convictions and at Pres. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, he said, "Now I can go." He acted as a "chaplain" in ministering to his regiment, and fell in battle far from home. (supplied by wvy)
Military summary -
Clark, Avery. Age 44. Residence Volga City, nativity Massachusetts. Enlisted Sept. 22, 1862. Sixth Iowa Cavalry.
Mustered Sept. 22, 1862. Killed in action Sept. 3, 1863, White Stone Hill, Dak.
Whitestone Hill State Historic Site
North Dakota, USA
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Record added: Jan 01, 2011
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Avery Clark was ordained Freewill Baptist minister in May 1846, and ministered to his regiment, and was faithful before his enlistment. Upon Pres. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, he said, "Now I can go." He fell in battle, far from home. Rest his sou...(Read more)|
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