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Re: John & Sarah Butler Clark


Posted By: Misssmarty (email)
Date: 1/13/2020 at 10:46:43

In Response To: Re: John & Sarah Butler Clark (David Clark)

I just found your reply of 2018 this weekend. The information that I have comes from a Clark and McKensie Family Tree. It begins with William C. Clark m. Eliza Hankins. Their children listed as follows:
1. Margaret Clark m. John Simpson and their children.
2. John Clark (b. 7-7-1818- d. Aug 16 1857) m. Sarah Butler Clark.
3. Harriet Clark b. 4/8/1821-9-12-1844 m. Sanford Butler on Sept 3, 1843
4. Mary Ann Clark 1824-1830
5. William J. Clark m. Mary Ann Carpenter
6. Mary Clark m. Levi McCune (My husband's line. Both were dead before 1870 and their daughter Emmeline died as a young mother and her children were separated and raised in foster homes. There are two generations where little was known about their parents.
7. Lovina Ann Clark

The work was done by Frank Drewer Clark(June-25-1892 to Oct. 6, 1975). He was the fifth child of William J. Clark and Mary Ann Carpenter.

The McKensie line comes in from John Calvin Clark, m. Mary Arabella McKensie, the 3rd child of William J. Clark and Mary Ann Carpenter

Going through my mother-in-laws files I found a letter from a Frank Drewer Clark's daughter, Emma who was living in Kansas, dated October, 1990.
"Most of the info we have, came from my father Frank D. Clark and from old family bibles that I have. He had done some "looking" when the grandchildren needed to learn of their ancestors for a class project in school...My father died in 1975 at 83 years of age."

In her letter Emma comments to my mother, "I see I am 3 years older than you." My M-I-L is 94 today and living in Iowa, but she doesn't seem to have concentrated too much on the Clark family.

I have no copies of the bible pages but only have census records from Iowa. I have not found in my M-I-L's records a copy of a will or estate documents that might list all of William Clark's children. That doesn't mean it isn't there; I may not have found it in the boxes and boxes and numerous notebooks of her research. She did a lot of research in county offices and genealogical libraries. She also wrote lots of letters when she was actively researching.

Prior to scanned documents and internet records being so freely available, if it was in a book or people were buried in the same cemetery, they must be family. Of course it may be worse now because too many people feel if it is on the internet it must be true!

Is it possible that the information for the earliest Clark records came from an older LDS family sheets or sealing records?

If I come across anything to document one way or the other, I will share it with you. If you find anything, please let me know.

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