Col William Henry Clark

Col William Henry Clark

Birth
Bedford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 10 Aug 1825 (aged 41)
Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Burial Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 34849988 · View Source
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Col. William Henry Clark was the son of John Owens Clark and Mary Blair Clark. John's father William Clark who was married to Margaret Owens, immigrated to the United States from Scotland.

William began as a young boy to assist his father in eliminating a homestead from the wilderness. After his marriage to Keturah Brown, a daughter of James Brown of Delaware, he settled on the farm adjoining his father's and in addition to tilling the soil, carried on tanning to a considerable extent, having established a tannery on his land. During the War of 1812, he served as colonel of the Second Regiment, Sixteenth Division, Ohio Militia, equipping his regiment almost entirely at his own expense, and never being reimbursed by the Government. He resumed farming and tanning at the close of the war, and in 1816 laid out, on his own farm, the Village of Clarksburg, Ohio. He was active in public affairs, serving many years as justice of the peace, and his death, August 10, 1825, was a loss to the entire community.


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  • Created by: Linda Huffman Powell
  • Added: 15 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34849988
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col William Henry Clark (17 Feb 1784–10 Aug 1825), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34849988, citing Clark Family Cemetery, Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Linda Huffman Powell (contributor 47020323) .