Robert Walter Clark


Robert Walter Clark

Jasper County, Georgia, USA
Death 1917 (aged 71–72)
Burial Covington, Newton County, Georgia, USA
Plot 298
Memorial ID 37768472 View Source
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From "A Genealogy Of The Clark Family", by Henry William Clark, 1905:

Robert Walter Clark was born February 1, 1845, in Jasper County, Georgia, and when about 16 years old joined Company "B" 53rd GA Regiment Volunteers, for the Confederate States Army. In March, 1862, went to Virginia and was engaged in the seven days fight in front of Richmond. He was with the command until October 19, 1864; was engaged in 14 regular battles besides numerous skirmishes. A piece of shell struck his gun at the Battle of Gettysburg and knocked him down. He was in the Battle of Spottsylvania Court House, where trees were cut down with minnie balls. That fight lasted ten days, sometimes continuing all night. He was at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend; was shot in the right hip at the Battle of Petersburg when the mine was blown up; was shot through the right arm, just above the elbow by a minnie ball on October 19, 1864, at the Battle of Cedar Creek; was in the hospital at Charlottesville, Virginia, three months before being able to travel. He was afterwards sent to Washington, Georgia on detached duty.
Robert W. Clark married Julia Lee of Newton County, Georgia, January 12, 1869. She was a daughter of William Lee and granddaughter of John Webb, a wealthy merchant, planter and manufacturer of Newton County, Georgia.
The religion of the family is Baptist. They reside this 1902 at Covington, Georgia. R. W. Clark has for some years been connected with the Police Department of Covington.

Their children:

1. Maggie Susan Clark, born January 31, 1870. Married Enoch S. Steadman.
2. John Potter Clark, born February 3, 1872. Married Allie Meadors.
3. William Lee Clark, born January 2, 1874.
4. Lovic Augustus Clark, born October 8, 1876.
5. Mary Lucille Clark, born May 5, 1879.
6. Ernest Clark, born September 8, 1881, died February 12, 1882.
7. Lillian Laura Clark, born August 7, 1884.
1880 Newton County, (Stansells) GA Census:


Robert W. Clark 35M Farmer Born GA
Dooly Clark 35F Wife Keeping House Born GA
Maggin S. Clark 10F Daughter Born GA
John P. Clark 8M Son Born GA
Willie L. Clark 6M Son Born GA
Lovic A. Clark 4M Son Born GA
Mary Clark 1F Daughter Born GA
1900 Newton County, (Covington) GA Census:


R. W. Clark 55M Police Born Feb. 1845 in GA
Julia Clark 54F Wife Born Oct. 1845 in GA (Married 31 years. Mother of 7 children; 6 children living)
Love Clark 23M Son Book Keeper Born Oct. 1876 in GA
Mary Clark 21F Daughter Born May 1879 in GA
Lillian Clark 15F Daughter Born Aug. 1884 in GA
1910 Newton County, (Covington-Floyd St.) GA Census:


Robert W. Clark 65M Policeman Born GA
Julia Clark 64F Wife Born GA
Wilie L. Clark 35M Son Drayman Born GA
Lillian L. Clark 23F Daughter Born GA

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