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Thomas H Clark (Clarke), Pvt.

Birthplace: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Died in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Betty Clark
Father of James B Clark; Anna Burchfield; David B Clark; William S Clark and Sarah Jane Guinn

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About Thomas H Clark, Pvt.

Thomas Clarke's true parentage will probably never be known. He applied for a Revolutionary War pension on June 7, 1832, at age 67, when he was a resident of Tuscaloosa Co., AL. He received pension #10457. In his application, he stated that he was born in 1765 in Lancaster Co., PA. He also stated in that application that he was orphaned at age five and bound out to a Mr. McGahee (McGhee?) with whom he moved to Chester District, SC. Thomas Clarke enlisted in Chester Dist., SC, and served as a private under Col. Pickens. He was taken prisoner at Rocky Mount, but later escaped and joined Capt. Francis Carlisle's company. After the Revolution, he settled in Abbeville District, SC, then moved to Elbert County, GA, and later to Rhea County, TN. From there he moved to Jefferson County, AL and finally to Tuscaloosa County in 1830. In 1856, at age 91, he applied for Revolutionary Bounty Land from Tuscaloosa County, AL. Thomas Clarke died on October 15, 1859, at the home of his son-in-law, Larkin Wedgeworth. He is buried in Bone Camp Cemetery. (above from Tuscaloosa Monitor, 15 Oct 1859) The following was posted in "The Heritage of Tuscaloosa County, AL,“ page 149, in 1999 about Thomas H. Clarke and his wife Elizabeth Braden, daughter of Col. James Braden of SC:

    “Thomas, at age 71 applied for his pension on 26 Sept 1833, under the Act of June 7, 1833. No one knew of his service except  Jeremiah Fields who lived in Blount County, AL. He certified on 16 Nov 1832, that he had served with him under Capt. Francis Carlisle, Maj. Gen Andrew Pickens and Capt. Robert Caruthers.”

Thomas received a Bounty Land Warrant, #15722-160-55. Sources: Tuscaloosa News, May 12, 1969. Rev. War Pension Roll in 1833-34; Alabama Historical Quarterly, winter issue, pg. 543, AL Rec Vol. 24. Pg 84-86 Alabama State Archives & History. 1911 List of Rev. soldiers p. 20; Tuscaloosa Monitor, 15 Oct 1859. DAR Mag., Jun-Jul 1973 pg. 581; Chief Tuscaloosa Chap. DAR.

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Thomas H Clark, Pvt.'s Timeline

February 14, 1765
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 34
Jefferson, Alabama, United States
Age 37
Elbert County Georga
Age 43
Rhea, Tennessee, United States
February 14, 1811
Age 46
Rhea, Tennessee, United States
September 19, 1814
Age 49
Kingston, Roane, Tennessee, USA
September 15, 1859
Age 94
Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA