Biography of Alonzo Clark
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Clark, Alonzo, is a grandson of Zephaniah Clark, who died June 4, 1816, in Sand Lake, Rensselaer county, N. Y. The latter married Zulyma Cooley, who died March 4, 1826. Their children were: Isaac, Abel R, Freeman, William B., father of our subject Zephaniah, Thos. S., Claremond, Zulyma, Lydia, Telhassa. Wm. B., father of our subject, was born in Williamstown, Mass., April 27, 1792, and died January 27, 1860, married Tryphosa Childs, who was born April 27, 1792, at Williamstown, Mass., and died July 27, 1872. There children were.: Alonzo, born January 2, 1815, Minerva, born Maçch 21, 1817; Alvin, born August 26, 1818, at Sand Lake, Rensselaer county, N. Y.; William, born September 5, 1819, Freeman, born July 12, 1821; Edward born, June 25, 1823; Zephaniah, January 7. 1826, at Troy; Matilda. born February 10, 1828; Lura, born November 1, 1829, at Sand Lake; George E., born November 1, 1832. at Alexander, Genesee county, and Abel R., born at Carlton, Orleans county, September 20, 1834. Alonzo was educated in a public school at Troy, until the age of thirteen, when he came to the town of Alexander, Genesee county, N. Y., to live with his uncle R. B. Cady, where his father and family moved in the spring of 1830. April 1, 1834, they removed to Carlton on the farm adjoining the farm where Alonzo now resides on a farm consisting of 56 acres of land. Mr. Clark has served as justice of the peace in said town over twenty years. He is a member of the I. O. G. T., Kuckvllle Lodge No. 374 and is an elder in the Methodist Episcopal church at the latter place. February 9, 1840, he married Mary A. Blood, born January 17, 1816, and died April 11, 1883. Their children: Hettie T., born November 9, 1840; Lucinda M., born October 2, 1842 died September 25, 1851; Orrin A., born October 14, 1845, who married Mary Richatds and had two children, Alva L. died September 22, 1872, and John A.; George R, born September 28, 1848, married Julia Pitts, no children except an adopted daughter, Nellie M. Mary O., born March 6, 1852, married Arnell P. Sherman (deceased) and had two children. Ethel I. (deceased) and Belva M.; Hattie N., born February 22, 1856, and Louis A. born February 13, 1862.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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