Biography of Harvey Clark
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Clark, Harvey, born in Middletown, Conn., in April, 1784, came to Yates with hi8 wife and two children, two yoke of oxen, and a cart in August, 1817, settling on a farm now owned by his son Daniel, and which has never been Out of the possession of the family. This he bought by article and converted into a valuable farm. He was a cloth dresser by trade and followed that business extensively in Connecticut, but after his settlement here he was always a farmer. He was an old line Whig, but never aspired to office. He married Betsey Clark, who was born in 1789, and died January 18, 1882. Their children were Nelson, Harriet, Mary A. (Mrs. L. Martin), Daniel, Harriet, second (Mrs. John Darling), Betsey, and Betsey second. Mr. Clark died December 12, 1866. Daniel Clark was born April 10, 1820, and he says in "Ridgeway, Grenesee county, afterward lived in Northton, Genesee county, and is now a resident of Yates, Orleans county, and yet has always resided on the same farm." December 8, 1841, he married, first, Jane Blanchard, of Peacham, Vt., who died July 27, 1874. Their children were Kate (Mrs. H. M. Hard), born July 18, 1843, and Edward H., born March 2, 1845, died December 13, 1867. Mr. Clark married, second, August 25, 1875, Sophie McKennan, who was born at Richfield Springs, N. Y., July 26, 1832. Her father, Ezekiel McKennan, son of William, a Scotcbman, was born in Belfast, Ireland, in 1797, came to America in 1815, settling first in Rome, N. Y., then in Herkimer, and finally in Richfield Springs, and moved thence to Carlton, September 1, 1840, where he died November 24, 1887. He was a carriage maker, and married Sophia Warner (born September 3, 1802, died April 27, 1869), their children being Rachael (Mrs. Albert Backus). Dr. Hugh, Oliver, Salinda, Sophie (Mrs. Daniel Clark), Sarah (Mrs. S. M. Berry), James. George, Jennie E. (Mrs. Henry Rowley), and Mary E. (Mrs. George Fuller). Daniel Clark has been supervisor three terms, has held nearly all the minor town offlees, has been an elder of the First Presbyterian Church some time, and has been superintendent of the Sunday school ten years. He is a writer of considerable ability, particularly upon local history.

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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