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Maj James Green Clark
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Birth: Mar. 9, 1798
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 25, 1845
Attala County
Mississippi, USA

The following is from the CLARK (CLARKE) GENEALOGY in the Charlton M. Clark Collection at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) in Jackson, Mississippi. It was compiled c1936 by Charlton Moore Clark, son of Micajah Adolphus Clark and grandson of Maj. James Green Clark.

James Green Clark was born on March 9, 1798 in Virginia; removed with his parents to a plantation near Pendleton, afterwards Anderson County, S. C. He attended school in Pendleton; married Frances Webb daughter of Charles Webb and his wife Katherine Stribling Webb, and granddaughter of Thomas Stribling and Ann Taliaferro Stribling. James Greene Clark was married on Oct. 21, 1819. He had charge of the Manual Training School near Pendleton, a new experiment in education, but was abandoned after an epidemic of typhoid fever. It was afterwards reestablished, and is now the South Carolina Agricultural College at nearby Clemson, S.C.

Ten children were born of this union; Charles Warren on Oct. 18, 1820, married Matilda ------
[Miranda Matilda Morrison] on Nov. 24, 1842, MICAJAH ADOLPHUS born Dec. 6, 1822, married Annie Theresa McNulty on Apr. 13, 1859; Martha Abigail Baldwin on Sept. 19, 1825, married Bird Gentry Aug. 6, 1840; Thomas Elijah born and died on Apr. 9, 1828; Benjamin Addison on Apr. 12, 1829, married Mary Fletcher on Sept. 28, 1854, and died June 16, 1899; Julius A. on May 25, 1831, and died March 31, 1838; Mary Catherine on Nov. 2, 1831, married Lieutenant Fletcher C. Moore, C.S.A. on June 29, 1848, and died Dec. 17, 1895; James O. Andrews on Sept. 20, 1834, married on March 5, 1852, died Jan. 19, 1930; Julius A. on July 13, died Aug. 26, 1845; George Lafayette on June 9, 1843, married Aug. 9, 1866.

In 1836 James Greene Clark and family moved west from South Carolin to Mississippi, settling on lands lately ceded by the Choctaw Indians. His three brothers went with him, Thomas Baldwin, Benjamin and Abner. His only other brother, Ambrose, had died prior to this time in S.C., leaving a widow who is said to have been of the Rosamond family, and also leaving one or two children. Benjamin and Abner Clark located in Benton County, Alabama, and Thomas Baldwin and James Greene Clark entered lands in Winston County, Miss. near the noted Nanni Warrior Indian mound. In a few years James Greene Clark removed with his family to the neighborhood north of Kosciusko, Miss. He was appointed Major of Militia, which he commanded until his death in 1845.

The following excerpts are from The Autobiography of Charlton Moore Clark as published in the Thursday, 10 Jun 1937 edition of The Star-Herald, Kosciusco, Mississipi.

Grandfather and his three brothers -- Abner, Benjamin and Thomas Clark -- with their families migrated westward when Indian lands in Alabama and Mississippi were opened to settlement. Grandfather, Major James Greene Clark, took up lands one mile east of Bethel Church in Attala County in 1834. He commanded the Attala Militia, and was a man of commanding appearance and stentorian voice. He died of pneumonia on October 25, 1845, aged forty-seven years. Thereafter, the support of several minor children and the management of the plantation fell upon my grandmother's capable shoulders.

Arrangements to send my father to Charleston to attend lectures and complete his medical education were abandoned, and except for a few months when he taught neighborhood school he assisted his spartan mother in running the plantation, and caring for his brothers and sisters until they were grown.

Copies of the above information were obtained from the Charlton M. Clark Collection at the MDAH by Bob Webb in Aug 2012.
Family links: 
  Matthew Clark (1755 - 1841)
  Abigail Baldwin Clark (1769 - 1811)
  Frances Webb Clark (1800 - 1878)
  Charles Warren Clark (1820 - 1881)*
  Micajah Adolphus Clark (1822 - 1905)*
  Martha Abigail Clark Gentry (1825 - 1918)*
  Benjamin Addison Clark (1829 - 1899)*
  Mary Catherine Webb Moore (1831 - 1896)*
  James Osgood Andrews Clark (1834 - 1930)*
  Julius Augustus Clark (1840 - 1845)*
  George Lafayette Clark (1843 - 1919)*
  James Green Clark (1798 - 1845)
  Mary Matilda Clark Bolt (1841 - 1923)**
*Calculated relationship
Bethel Cemetery
Attala County
Mississippi, USA
Maintained by: Bob Webb
Originally Created by: Trisha W.
Record added: Oct 04, 2004
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Maj James Green Clark
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- Old Waco
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016
Thank you for serving God and Country. Rest In Peace. With Respect,
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Oct. 27, 2013
Parents: Matthew Clerk 34131306 and Abigail Clark #71088618
- Janet LaMotte
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