Mary <I>Blair</I> Clark

Mary Blair Clark

Death 11 Mar 1842 (aged 77)
Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, USA
Burial Warren County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 39751756 · View Source
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Mary was born in County Derry, Ireland, the daughter of John and Jean Blair.

She immigrated to Pennsylvania and near the end of the Revolutionary War, married John Owens Clark in Bedford County, Pennsylvania where the couple had 7 sons. Around 1797 they relocated to farmland on Hay Run, a small tributary of Deer Creek, 12 miles northwest of present day Chillicothe in Ross Co., Ohio. Here the couple had 3 more sons and one daughter. John, a Ranger on the Frontiers during the American Revolution, 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, cheerfully enduring all the hardships and privations incident to frontier life.

After his death, Mary moved with her children to Indiana in 1838, locating on the Wabash River, near Williamsport, where she continued to reside until her death, at the advanced age of ninety-three years.

She reared a family of eleven children as follows: William Henry, Thomas, John Blair, Samuel, James Blair, Daniel, Stephen, Joseph, Alexander, Wesley, and Elizabeth.

William Henry was a Colonel during the War of 1812, and founded the town of Clarksburg in Ross County, Ohio, Thomas, the second son, wondered to Texas when young and was never again heard from. John Blair, 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 Blair, 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.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Blair Clark (12 Jun 1764–11 Mar 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39751756, citing Carbondale Cemetery, Warren County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Linda Huffman Powell (contributor 47020323) .