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Mary Clark (unknown)

Also Known As: "Mary Jane (Crispin) Shelton Clock", "Mary Pollard"
Birthdate: (76)
Birthplace: Nottaway, Amelia County, Virginia, United States
Death: circa August 29, 1765 (68-84)
Nottaway Parish, Amelia County, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Wife of William Clark and Ralph Shelton, Sr.
Mother of Ralph Shelton, Jr.; Daniel Shelton, Sr.; Thomas M Shelton, Sr.; Crispen Shelton; Reuben Shelton and 4 others

Managed by: Patricia Norton Chong
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About Mary Clark

Note from John D. Curtis

Mary's maiden name may have been Crispen/Crespen, but I do not have definitive evidence of that.

Other sources list her full maiden name as Mary Crispen Buford, the daughter of Thomas James Buford (1663-1716).

Mary DID marry a Ralph Shelton and had many children by him. After his death, she re-married. Her next husband was William Clark. At the time of her death, her surname was still Clark, but mentions her children by Ralph Shelton in the will. There were two Bufords who witnessed her will. See further notes below.

Additional note:

30 Jun 1750 Will drawn in Amelia Co., VA names her Shelton children.

"From VA Vital Records #1 1600-1800 (Family Tree Maker CD #174),Broderbund, pages 259-260 of "Abstracts of VA Wills of Pittsylvania Co.,VA 1803-1860", printed in "The Magazine of History and Biography - The William and Mary Quarterly and Tylers Quarterly", will of Mary CLOCK,Parish of Nottoway, Amelia County, was dated 30 Jun 1750, probated 29 Aug 1770 (Mary had died in 1765). This document was witnessed by Crespen (sic) SHELTON, and John SHELTON. She named her "legitimate sons" Ralph Shelton, John Shelton, Crispen Shelton, Benjamin Shelton, James Shelton, and grandchildren Reuben Shelton and Patience Catesby BLOCKEY to whom she gave 1 shilling sterling. She gave her daughter Elizabeth DAVID (the name was actually DAVIS) the best of her wearing clothes, and her son Daniel Shelton and his heirs all the rest of her estate."

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Mary Clark's Timeline

Amelia County, Virginia, United States
November 9, 1707
Age 18
Middlesex, Virginia, USA
October 23, 1709
Age 20
Middlesex , Virginia
April 1, 1713
Age 24
Christ Church, Middlesex, VA
February 1, 1715
Age 26
Middlesex, Virginia, USA
January 21, 1716
Age 27
Middlesex, Virginia, USA
Age 29
Amelia, Virginia, USA
July 14, 1722
Age 33
Middlesex County, Virginia
June 18, 1724
Age 35
Middlesex County, Virginia, USA