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 Susan <I>Parks</I> Clark

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Susan Parks Clark

Birth
Laurens County, South Carolina, USA
Death 5 Aug 1879 (aged 83)
Jasper County, Georgia, USA
Burial Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 60368536 View Source
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From "A Genealogy Of The Clark Family", by Henry William Clark, 1905:

Mrs. Susan Parks Clark was born in Laurens District, South Carolina, February 24, 1796. She was one of the best housewives it is the fortune of man to be blest with. Intelligent and entertaining, with a happy faculty for making friends, as housekeeper, industrious and skilled in domestic handcraft, a congenial companion and true helpmeet. She was ever solicitous for the success in life and happiness of her children, ever ready by precept and example, and by word of cheer to lure them on to honorable and useful lives. She lived and suffered and loved and lost and dreamed and struggled to attain till she grew rich throughout and ripened and matured like a fruit. She was a woman of truth, repose, experience, feeling and grasp. A sister to your labor, a valiant comrade in the great battle of life; a woman of strength like a gulf stream to your love. She was a sympathetic and helpful neighbor, ever ready to go to the aid of the afflicted, ever fond beside the bed of her sick neighbor as nurse and counselor; a true minister of mercy. In her later life and before she was herself stricken with paralysis, much of her time was given to the noble work of ministering to the sick of her community, and she so left a halo of grateful memory about the last years of her long and useful life, and though dead for more than 20 years the fragrance of her life still lingers in the community in which she lived. The memory of such a woman deserves to be cherished lovingly and tenderly; she is an inspiration, the hope of the world. She died August 5, 1880 after some years of patient suffering from paralysis, aged 84 years and 11 days, at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mary L. Pope, near Monticello, Georgia, who had tenderly and lovingly ministered to her in her affliction. She was buried beside her husband in the family graveyard at the old homestead, her home for half a century. The religion of the family was Baptist.
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Children of John and Susan Parks Clark:

1. Dr. Courtney James Clark 1816, married Nancy Walker Davis
2. Thomas Franklin Clark 1818, married 1st E.C. Mcnair, 2nd Nancy Clark
3. Avaline Frances Clark 1819-1846
4. Matilda Caroline Clark 1821-1825
5. Nancy Amelia Clark 1822, married Dr. T. W. Sims
6. Eloisa Ann Clark 1823, married J. G. McNair
7. Henry William Clark 1825, married Mary Susan Wright
8. Mary Lucy Clark 1827, married J. C. Pope
9. Martha Susan Clark 1827, married B. J. Flowers
10. Harriet Elizabeth Clark 1828, married Hopson Pope
11. John Parks Clark 1830, married Mary E. Marks
12. Emily Judith Clark 1831, married 1st Robert J. Brooks, 2nd William Henry Ivy
13. Julia Patterson Clark 1833, married Dr. Miller Francis
14. Albert Warner Clark 1835
15. Elvira Minerva Clark 1837
16. Harvey Tucker Clark 1838, married E. S. Locke
17. Elmira Caroline Clark 1841, married Capt. Frank Gentry
18. Robert Walter Clark 1845, married Julia J. Lee



Inscription


Susan
wife of
John Clark
Born July 25, 1796
Died August 6, 1879
Aged 88 years and 12 Days
Our Mother
She is not dead but sleeps in Jesus.


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  • Added: 20 Oct 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 60368536
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/60368536/susan-clark : accessed ), memorial page for Susan Parks Clark (24 Feb 1796–5 Aug 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 60368536, citing Clark Cemetery, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Churchwell (contributor 46607715) .