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James Benjamin Clark

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jamestown, King and Queen County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
Death: May 17, 1778 (77-78)
Beverley Manor, Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Place of Burial: Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Clark; Elizabeth Clark and Elizabeth Clark
Husband of Elizabeth Clark
Father of Jane Jean Elliot; Jane Elliott; Elizabeth Rhea (Clark); Samuel Clark, I; Sarah Elliott and 6 others
Brother of John Clark; Jonathan Clark; William Lewis Clark; Capt. Christopher Clark; Robert Lee Clark and 2 others
Half brother of Mary Jane Ellis; Ann Clark and Elizabeth Clark

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About James Benjamin Clark

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==Biography== James B. Clark was born in 1704 in Jamestown, King and Queen County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America. James B Clark was the great uncle of George Rogers Clark and William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Explorers. His parents were John Clark and Elizabeth Clark.

James married Elizabeth Clark in 1725 in Augusta County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA). Together they had the following children:

  1. Jane Elliott;
  2. Elizabeth Rhea (Clark);
  3. Alexander James Clark;
  4. Anne Long;
  5. John Gridley Clark;
  6. Margaret Clark;
  7. Sarah Clark;
  8. William Clark;
  9. Robert Clark;
  10. Samuel Clark.

He died on March 17, 1778 in Beverley Manor, Augusta County, Virginia, United States.


James Benjamin Clark BIRTH 1700 - King and Queen County, Virginia, USA DEATH 17 May 1778 (aged 77–78) - Augusta County, Virginia, USA BURIAL - First United Baptist Church Cemetery, Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, USA MEMORIAL ID 88191976 · View Source


1. James settled in August Co, VA in 1740. He was one of William Beverly's land agents and his name frequently appears in the records of Augusta County. He owned a large plantation of 816 acres, approx. 9 miles sw of Staunton, near the old Globe Cemetery in the area of the Old North meeting house. (before Amanda by Thomas Nathan Clark pg. 3)

2. James died 1778, will written Aug. 20, 1774 and proven Mar. 17, 1778 Augusta Co, VA Will Book 6, pg. 4 in Staunton, VA.


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James Clark's will -- To daughter, Jean Clark (Clok), 2 shillings; to d aughter, Elizabeth Regh, 2 shillings; to daughter, Sarah Clok, 2 shilli ngs; to son, John, 2 shillings; to son, James, 2 shillings; to son, Wil liam's heir, 2 shillings; to daughter Prove Date: 17 Mar 1778

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Augusta county deed book 1, pg. 83

To James Clark, wheelwright, 380 acres on back creek at the headwaters of middle river.

Other refer/ Augusta county deed book 12, pg. 108, book 13, Pg. 45 and 46, deed book 13 pg. 47 and 48, book 17 pg. 73

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James Clark settled in Augusta county, Virginia in 1740. He was one of William Beverly's land agents, and his name Frequently appears in the records of Augusta county.

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In the fifty years following the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth an d the English in Virginia, many persons of the name of Clark left England f or the New World. Some of them, like Richard Clarke, who was a passenge r on the Mayflower, left no children, but it was the good fortune of ot hers to found families who have been active in the early New England se ttlements and the Virginia pioneers who so bravely established homes in t he wilderness.

There is a very strong tradition which says that our paternal ancestor who came to this country, emigrated from England to Virginia, and that h is name was John. He came from the County of Kent, England and settled a t Jamestown between 1630 and 1635. Tradition is that he settled on the J ames River and became a planter; that either on the vessel coming over, o r soon thereafter, he met, and fell in love with a Scotch girl, Hannah W iatt, who became his wife. John died in Jamestown c. 1645.

The pioneer ancestor of the Monroe County, (West) Virginia line was Jam es Clark of Augusta County, who according to tradition, was the son of J ohn Clark, third in descent from John Clark the immigrant.

James Clark settled in Augusta County, Virginia in 1740. He was one of W illiam Beverley's land agents, and his name frequently appears in the r ecords of the county He owned a large plantation (800 acres) some nine m iles southwest of Staunton, near the old Glebe Cemetery, and in the are a of the old North Mountain Meeting House. The land is called "James Cl ark's Old Plantation" in the Augusta County Courthouse records. The old h ome was demolished c. 1928.

Records show that James was a member of Captain John Willson's Virginia M ilitia of 1742 and that he also served his country in the French and In dian War in 1758. (Hening, Volume 7, Augusta County Section).

James married Elizabeth Summers who died in 1781. James died in 1778; h is will dated 20 AUG 1774; proved 17 MAR 1778 is recorded in Augusta Co unty Will Book 6, Page 4, at the Courthouse in Staunton, Virginia, and r eads:

"In the Name of God Amen

"I James Clark of the County of Augusta and Colony of Virginia being Si ck of body but of perfect Judgment and memory do appoint this to be my L ast will and testament in the manor following and first I commit my bod y to the Earth to be buried Decently at the Discresion of my Executors h ereafter Named and my Soul to God who gave it fully persuaded of a gene ral Resurection and as touching my worldly Estate I appoint that all De bts and funeral charges be first paid and that all the Remainder of my E state be divided in the following manor. Item I give and bequeath to my D aughter Jean Clark two Shillings Ster I give Likewise to my daughter El isabeth Regh two Shilings Ster and Likewis my Daughter Sarah Clark two S hillings Ster and Likewis to my son John two Shillings Ster and Likewis t o my son James two Shillings Ster and Likewis to my son Williams Heir f ive Shillings Sterling and my Daughter Ane Dunlap two Shillings Ster an d to my son Alexander two Shillings Ster and to my son Samuel two Shillin gs Sterling and to my son Robert two Shillings Ster and to my Dater Mar get two Shillings Sterling and all the Remainder of my Estate both mone y and goods I leave to my well beloved wife for her support and at her D isposal and I do here-by constitut ordain and appoint my well beloved s on William Regh and my well beloved wife Elisabeth to Executors of this m y Last will and testament and I formerly Revoke Disanull and make void a ll former wills gifts Legecys made or done by me and do Ratify and conf irm this to be my Last Will and testament give under my hand and Seal t his 20th Day of August and in the year of our Lord 1774"

James Clark Signed Sealed in the presents of: James McCleery John McCleery Jas. Ewing

At a Court held for Augusta County March the 17th 1778 This last Will and Testament of James Clark dec'd was proved by the Oat hs of Jas. McCleery and James Ewing two of the witnesses thereto and Or dered to be Recorded and on the motion of the Executor therein named wh o made Oath according to Law Certificate for Obtaining a probat thereof i n due form is granted them, they having acknowledged their bond accordi ng to law."

James Clark purchased from William Beverley, Esq. on 14 May 1746, 380 a cres of land "...on the head branch of Middle River in Beverley Manor." He later transferred, by deed in Augusta County, Virginia, this tract o f land to three of his sons as follows:

20 AUG 1765 to John Clark eighty Acres..." Deed Book 12, p. 108. 20 AUG 1766 to Samuel Clark eighty-four Acres..." Deed Book 13,pp. 45 a nd 46. 20 AUG 1766 to Robert Clark Two hundred and sixteen Acres Deed Book 13, p p. 47 and 48.

"...of land lying in the County of Augusta on the head branch of Middle River of Shanandore (Shenandoah) in Beverley Mannor being a part of a l arger tract of three hundred and Eighty Acres first made over to the said James Clark by William Beverley,Esq. by Deeds of Lease and Release d ated the fourteenth and fifteenth days of May one thousand Seven hundre d and forty six..."

CHRONICLES OF THE Scotch-Irish Settlement IN VIRGINIA EXTRACTED FROM TH E ORIGINAL COURT RECORDS OF AUGUSTA COUNTY 1745-1800 DEED BOOK NO. 12. ADDITIONAL MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. page 428 Page 109.--2d January, 1761. James Clark, Sr., to John Clark, £50, 80 acres in Beverley Manor, on Back Creek, a branch of Middle River, and part of 380 acres belonging to James Clerk. Teste: Wm. and Samuel Clark . Delivered: Samuel Clark, 19th November, 1770.

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Chalkley, Lyman & Crozier, William ArmstrongThe Generations Network, In c., 2004, "Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850," da tabase, Ancestry, Ancestry   (www.ancestry : 2004) _SUBQ: Chalkley, Lyman & Crozier, William ArmstrongThe Generations Network, In c., 2004, "Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850," da tabase, Ancestry, Ancestry   (www.ancestry : 2004) _BIBL: Chalkley, Lyman & Crozier, William ArmstrongThe Generations Network, In c., 2004, "Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850," da tabase, Ancestry, Ancestry   (www.ancestry : 2004). _TMPLT:

Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1 745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. B altimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 19 12. Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania C ounty Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files a t the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians ' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New Y ork, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905. The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken fr om microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records m ay be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries an d archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courth ouses.


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accessed 21 Jan 2010), James Clark. This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scot ch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original C ourt Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley. 3

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Chalkley, Lyman & Crozier, William ArmstrongThe Generations Network, In c., 2004, "Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850," da tabase, Ancestry, Ancestry   (www.ancestry : 2004) _SUBQ: Chalkley, Lyman & Crozier, William ArmstrongThe Generations Network, In c., 2004, "Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850," da tabase, Ancestry, Ancestry   (www.ancestry : 2004) _BIBL: Chalkley, Lyman & Crozier, William ArmstrongThe Generations Network, In c., 2004, "Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850," da tabase, Ancestry, Ancestry   (www.ancestry : 2004). _TMPLT:

Chalkley, Lyman. Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1 745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County. B altimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1965. Originally published in 19 12. Crozier, William Armstrong, ed. Virginia County Records - Spotsylvania C ounty Records, 1721-1800. Being transcriptions from the original files a t the County Court House of wills, deeds, administrators' and guardians ' bonds, marriage licenses, and lists of revolutionary pensioners. New Y ork, NY: Fox, Duffield & Co., 1905. The will abstracts for Isle of Wight and Norfolk counties were taken fr om microfilmed copies of the original Will Books. Some of these records m ay be found at the Family History Library as well as other libraries an d archives. The originals may be found at the appropriate county courth ouses.


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accessed 21 Jan 2010), James Clark. This probate record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scot ch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original C ourt Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley. Remarks: James Clark 's will -- To daughter, Jean Clark (Clok), 2 shillings; to daughter, El izabeth Regh, 2 shillings; to daughter, Sarah Clok, 2 shillings; to son , John, 2 shillings; to son, James, 2 shillings; to son, William's heir , 2 shillings; to daughter Description: Decedent Book_Date: WB6-4 Prove Date: 17 Mar 1778 3


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Burial unknown - son of John Clark & Elizabeth Ann Lumpkin married Elizabeth Summers on 1722, in Greenbrier, Va.

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James Benjamin Clark's Timeline

1700
1700
Jamestown, King and Queen County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1723
1723
Augusta County, Province of Virginia, Colonial America
1728
January 1728
Augusta County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
1729
June 1, 1729
Augusta, Virginia, United States
1729
Halifax County, Virginia, Colonial America
1736
1736
Augusta County, Virginia
1737
1737
1741
1741
Augusta, Virginia, USA
1741
Augusta County, Virginia