Biography of Matthew T. Clark
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Clark, Matthew T., was a native of Rensselaer county, born April 13, 1832, and was the fourth of six children of William E., and Sally Clark. The father, who was a farmer, came to Monroe county in 1845, and when Matthew was sixteen he started out to make his own way in life. He worked several years as a farm hand, and then bought a small farm in the northern part of Barre. From that until the present time Mr. Clark has been a farmer mainly, yet has devoted some of his attention to other pursuits. He changed his residence to Barre Centre, and for the last five years has resided there continuously, being retired from active work. Mr. Clerk is a staunch Republican, and cast his first vote for John C. Fremont. He was once collector of Barre. In 1856 Mr. Clark married Pamelia, daughter of Alva and Orpha Mattison. They have one adoped daughter, Dora M. Pamelia Clark died December 3, 1893.

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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