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Rev Rufus B. Clark
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Birth: Nov. 23, 1819
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1889
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA

His father was Peck Clark,a soldier of the war of 1812, and his grandfather in the war of Independence (Revolutionary). Rufus was converted in 1830, attended Geauga Seminary, and was ordained in 1843. For sixteen years he was pastor of the church in his native town, and he since ministered to the Lenox, Cherry Valley, Burgh Hill, New Lyme, Greenburg and Colebrook, Ohio; Sheffield and Wellsburg, PA; Warren, Ill., and Fon du Lac and Winneconne Wis. churches. He was actively identified with the anti-slavery movement, and aided in raising funds and recruits in the late war. He is a life member of the Home and Foreign Mission Societies. He wrote sketches of the early history of Conneaut and other towns in northern Ohio.
He has in connection with his pastoral work delivered many lectures on various topics and has been a liberal contributor to the religious and secular press. On March 22, 1840, he was married to Celia SANBORN. The youngest of their six children was the late Rev. Dudley E. Clark of Arlington, R.I. (bur. in Mich). The others still live (1889) occupying positions of influence."
Rev. Clark wrote a "Early History of South Ridge", about Ashtabula Co, in 1880, and reprinted in 1985, available from Ashtaubula Co. Genealogical Society.

(Info also from Free Baptist Cyclopedia, pub. 1889 by Burgess and Ward). 
Family links: 
  Peck Clark (1771 - 1854)
  Polly Kellogg Clark (1782 - 1863)
  Celia Sanborn Clark (1825 - 1886)*
  Orlando G Clark (1841 - 1902)*
  Sanborn W Clarke (1843 - 1913)*
  Laura Coralyn Clark Cook (1845 - 1915)*
  Lena Sebella Clark Watson (1848 - 1922)*
  Dudley E Clark (1855 - 1884)*
  Mabel Clark Brooks (1798 - 1873)**
  Anna Clark (1800 - 1801)**
  Abner Bradley Clark (1805 - 1860)**
  Edward Peck Clark (1814 - 1851)*
  Rufus B. Clark (1819 - 1889)
  Merritt Clark (1821 - 1861)*
*Calculated relationship
City Cemetery
Ashtabula County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Nov 17, 2011
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Rev Rufus B. Clark
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Rev Rufus B. Clark
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Rev Rufus B. Clark
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Rufus Clark & Celia Sanborn's marriage record can be found in Book B, Page 286 in the year 1840.
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