Michael Clark (1832 - 1891)

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Birthplace: Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, UT, USA
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Mormon Pioneer

Pioneer Information: Evidence from census and church financial records proves the Clark family travelled to Utah in 1859.

Source: Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel, 1847–1868

Short Biography

Michael Clark was born June 12, 1832 at Chelmsford, Essex, England. He was the son of William Clark and Mary Sams.

Michael Clark arrived in Salt Lake City the 16th of August 1859. He was a ward teacher, school trustee, farmer and stock raiser. He married Harriet Smuin on September 24, 1859 at Salt Lake City, Utah. They had seven children: Sarah Ann, Jasper , Michael, Esther Hannah , Elizabeth, Hannah and Edward. The family made their home south of Kaysville, Utah.

Michael Clark also married Eliza Smuin on October 28, 1861 at Salt Lake City, Utah. Their children: William Thomas, Sophia, David, Edelbert and Edmond (twins) , Eliza Jane, Irintha, Maria, Alice, John, Mary Ann, Charles, Sarah Lily and George. This family made their home south of Kaysville, Davis County, by Haight's Creek.

It was on 29 July 1890 that Michael Clark was before commissioner Greenman charged with 'unlawful cohabitation', polygamy. He was sent to prison but released on account of ill health. In August 1890 he was tried and freed to marry Eliza Smuin by the law of the land, which he did on 30 August 1890.

Michael Clark died, January 21, 1891 at Kaysville, Davis County, Utah. He was buried on 24 January 1891 in the cemetery at Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Michael Clark's Timeline

1832
June 12, 1832
Chelmsford, Essex, UK
September 9, 1832
Chelmsford, Essex, UK
1859
September 24, 1859
Age 27
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1860
1860
Age 27
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Great Salt Lake City Ward 19, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory

Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Great Salt Lake City Ward 19, Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory; Roll: M653_1313; Page: 281; Image: 290; Family History Library Film: 805313.

1871
October 27, 1871
Age 39
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1891
January 21, 1891
Age 58
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Salt Lake City, Utah Cemetery Records, 1848-1992 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Original data: This index was created from cemetery inscriptions and records from the Salt Lake City Cemetery located at 200 N. Street, Salt Lake City, Utah.

January 24, 1891
Age 58
Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Source Information:
Utah State Historical Society, comp.. Utah Cemetery Inventory [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: Utah State Historical Society. Utah Cemetery Inventory. Salt Lake City, UT, USA: 2000.