Abigail Prather Clark

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About Abigail Prather Clark

Abigail Prather Churchill was the daughter of Samuel Churchill and wife Abigail Pope Oldham. She was born March 19, 1817 at Spring Grove, Jefferson County, Kentucky. She met Meriwether Lewis Clark while he was on assignment at Louisville, Kentucky. They married at Spring Grove on January 9, 1834. Abigail died on January 14, 1852, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

Children of Meriwether Lewis Clark and wife Abigail Prather Churchill:

  • William Hancock Clark
  • Samuel Churchill Clark (1842-1862), known as Churchill, enlisted in Confederate army and died at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Elkhorn, Arkansas. Did not marry and left no heirs.
  • Mary Eliza Clark (1845-1847), buried in the family plot at Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis
  • Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. (1846-1899), known as Lutie, is best known as the creator of Churchill Downs and modern thoroughbred horse racing. Married twice, three children. Died of self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • John O'Fallon Clark (1848-1863)
  • George Rogers Clark (1850-1878)
  • Charles Jefferson Clark (1852 - 1896), died in London.
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Abigail Prather Clark's Timeline

1817
March 9, 1817
Spring Grove, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
1840
1840
MO
1842
September 12, 1842
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1845
1845
1846
January 27, 1846
Louisville, KY
1848
July 7, 1848
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1850
April 19, 1850
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
1852
January 10, 1852
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
January 14, 1852
Age 34
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States