Mary <I>Blair</I> Clark

Mary Blair Clark

Birth
Ireland
Death 11 Mar 1842 (aged 78)
Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, USA
Burial Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 34856313 · View Source
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Mary Blair was born in County Deery, Ireland and immigrated to Pennsylvania where she married John Owens Clark. In 1800, she and John moved to Ohio, locating in that part of Ross County that is now included within the boundaries of Deerfield Township, where they cheerfully endured all the hardships and privations incident to frontier life. John began the pioneer labor of redeeming a farm from the forest, and until his death, while in manhood's prime, was engaged in general farming. After his death, Mary moved with her children, in 1838, to Indiana, locating on the Wabash River, near Williamsport, where she continued to reside until her death, at the age of seventy eight years. She reared a family of eleven children, as follows: William Henry, Thomas, John B., Samuel, James B., Daniel, Stephen, Joseph, Alexander, Wesley, and Elizabeth. Thomas, the second son, wandered to Texas when young and was never again heard from. John B., a physician, located first in Kentucky, later settling permanently in Indiana. Samuel, an attorney, became an associate judge in Indiana, Daniel, Alexander and Wesley spent the larger part of their lives in Indiana, the latter becoming a successful physician, and an extensive landholder. Joseph died at an early age, unmarried. Stephen, said to have been "the handsomest man in Ross County", was accidentally killed by a fall from a horse. James B., for many years one of the more prominent lawyers and chancellors of Alabama, reared a highly educated and distinguished family. Elizabeth, the only daughter of her parents, married James Beard.

Gravesite Details Mary died in Indiana, but this marker says she's buried here with her husband John and son William.

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  • Created by: Linda Huffman Powell
  • Added: 15 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34856313
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Blair Clark (12 Jan 1764–11 Mar 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34856313, citing Clark Family Cemetery, Clarksburg, Ross County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Linda Huffman Powell (contributor 47020323) .