Thomas W. Clark, Sr.

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Thomas W. Clark, Sr.

Birthplace: Giles County, Province of Virginia
Death: Died in Walnut, Gallia County, Ohio, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clark and Washington Clark
Husband of Johanna Clark
Father of Thomas W. Clark; Mary Rebecca Clark; Jeptha Clark; Samuel Clark; William B. Clark and 4 others

Managed by: Ivy Jo Smith
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About Thomas W. Clark, Sr.

1Thomas W. CLARK, GGG Grandfather

Birth10 Aug 1759, Stony Creek, Montgomery, Virginia

Death9 Mar 1831, Walnut Twp, Gallia, Ohio

BurialWalnut Twp, Gallia, Ohio (Clark Cemetery)

FatherJohn (Johann) CLARK (1731-)

Misc. Notes

Lieut. Zane’s Co. 13 Virginia Military Rev. War, In Dec 1776, Enlisted as Ensign. In April 1777 at the age of 17 promoted to First Lieut. Was at Valley Forge during the historic winter of 1778... One of the earliest settlers of Walnut Twp on Sandfork he was elected one of the first Justices of the Peace. He died 8Mar1831 and was buried in the Clark Cemetery on his farm. He was small of stature with red hair and ruddy complexion. Walnut Twp. was officially organized 13Apr1819 and he was elected Justice of the Peace in an election held on Sand Fork Creek.Listed on Gallia Co Chattels-1824, 1 horse, 1 cattle.

From notes of Kelly Robert Greer, Boise, ID, 1/98: The following is a transcription of the copy of the original marriage record for Thomas Clark, Sr. and Jemima Scutt. The writing is extremely difficult to read at the beginning of this official record,however, the portion concerning the parties involved, etc., is very clear and easy to read. It reads as follows: "John Griggs ------ are firmly bound to his Excellency Edmund Randolph Esquire Governor of Virginia in Fifty - Pounds Current money to be paid to their (difficult to read) and Bonds (difficult to read) To which payment will duly to be made - We bind ourselves and each of us our & each of our Heirs Executors & Administrators firmly by them (difficultto read) Sealed with our Seals and dated the 10th day of October 1787 Whereas there is a Marriage suddenly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Tho' Clark and Jemima Scutt Spinster ------- The Condition of this present Obligation is sufficient if there be no lawful Cause to Obstruct the same then this Obligation to be paid or else to(difficult to read) in full force ------THOMAS CLARK SEAL Sealed & Delivered In presence of George Stone William Butcher John Griggs SEAL"

Some early Clark family researchers picked up the marriage of a Thomas Clark to Sarah Crockwell in Frederick Co., VA, and made the false assuption that he was the same as our Thomas Clark. Unfortunately, this error was passed on by some family members. Additional research makes it absolutely clear that Jemima Scutt is the wife of the Thomas Clark buried in Gallia Co., OH. D. Hall(Diana Davidson,

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Thomas W. Clark, Sr.'s Timeline

August 10, 1759
Giles County, Province of Virginia
October 10, 1787
Age 28
Westmoreland County, Virginia
June 1788
Age 28
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
Age 28
Montgomery County, Virginia
February 7, 1790
Age 30
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
September 22, 1790
Age 31
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
Age 39
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
Age 39
Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia
April 10, 1803
Age 43
Montgomery County (Giles), Virginia
September 28, 1806
Age 47
Montgomery, VA, USA