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J. P. L. Clark
Farmersburg Twp.


J. P. L. Clark, farmer and blacksmith, was born June 21, 1815, in the town of Alburgh, Vt. His parents, Stephen and Laura (Ladd) Clark, were natives of New York and Connecticut, respectively, and both died in Alburgh. He was educated in his native State, and also leaned the blacksmith's trade there. He came to Iowa in 1852, and settled in Farmersburg Township, on his present farm of 240 acres, on sections 18 and 24, which he now has under excellent cultivation, and thoroughly stocked. He has been twice married, first, in 1833, to Abigail, daughter of Thomas and Phoebe Pettit, natives of Connecticut. This union was blessed with five children - Celinda L., born in September, 1835, married T.D. White; Euphemia D., born in 1839, is now the wife of S.J. Renshaw; Joel, born in 1842, is married and resides in Minnesota; Henry, born in 1845; and Jed born in 1848, married and living in Missouri. Mrs. Abigail Clarkdied March 21, 1863, and on Dec. 7, 1866, Mr. Clark married Mary Thompson, whose parents were Hugh and Catherine (Pettit) Thompson, the former a native of Ireland, that latter of Connecticut. To them have been born - Ann, born March 6, 1868; Myrtle, Aug. 9, 1870; Frank, March 18, 1872; Gaylord, Jan. 17, 1874; Victor, March 10, 1876; Ulysses, Jan. 27, 1878; Ethan, Sept. 9, 1879; and Carl, Nov. 3, 1881. Mr. Clark votes the Republican ticket.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 773
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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