Dorcas <I>Clark</I> Sackett

Dorcas Clark Sackett

Maryland, USA
Death 10 Apr 1857 (aged 86–87)
Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 38439866 · View Source
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Dorcas Clark Sackett 38439866
was the daughter of Thomas Clark (vital information not known including burial information) and the SISTER of Barzilla "Bazel" Clark 94561373

Barzilla Clark had a granddaughter named Marilda Ferris Dunn Stratton. In 1912, she wrote her family history and said Barzilla Clark and his sister Dorcas Clark Sackett's father was Thomas Clark and that Barzilla named his first son after his father. This is an unpublished history, just circulated among a few people, but I am in the process of making it accessible through It will take up to 6 months to process but should be available by the end of the year or in early 2021.

Many ancestry trees keep perpetuating the misinformation that Barzilla Clark was the son of Nathaniel Clark (and usually they also say his mother was Thankful Gates). But this is incorrect. A few genealogy websites (including have started to say Barzilla was the father of his sister Dorcas but I am working to stop this misinformation. I will appreciate it if the information on Dorcas and Barzilla in findagrave does not perpetuate this false narrative. So, it would be great if you unlinked her from this set of parents.
Feel free to email me ( if you have any questions or would like to discuss this further.

Thank you so much,
Dawna Sexton
Contributor: Dws (47673829)

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  • Maintained by: Alvin Oglesby
  • Originally Created by: Charles W Brown
  • Added: 17 Jun 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 38439866
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorcas Clark Sackett (1770–10 Apr 1857), Find a Grave Memorial no. 38439866, citing Old Sackett Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Alvin Oglesby (contributor 47049777) .