Biography of Orra Clark
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Clark, Orra, was born in Berkshire, Mass., May 15, 1795, and his wife, Sophronia Phelps, was born in Oneida county, September 17, 1804. The grandfather of Mrs. Clark was a gunmaker and supplied arms to the patriot troops during the Revolutionary war. In 1819 Orra Clark came to Western New York, but it was not until December 19, 1821, that he was married. He settled in Barre (now Albion) on land he took up and cleared. The children of this family were: Amelia, born September 30, 1822, married Eri Green, living in Michigan until his death, then returned and married Seth Waldo. a Presbyterian minister; Caroline H., born September 16, 1824, married to Dimick French, and after his death Edwin Tanner; Henry E., born December 25, 1829, lived and died in Albion; Truman A., born March 23, 1832, died in 1878; Mary M. born July 5, 1834, married Charles Howard of Medina; James B., born March 9, 1839, died aged seven; Eber R., born May 13, 1842, now in Rochester; Edward, born July 3, 1844, now in Rochester; Laura E., born October 2, 1847, wife of Edward Merrill of Atlanta, Ga. Orra Clark, the pioneer, died July 26, 1878, and his wife November 26, of the same year. George S. Clark was born September 8, 1826, was brought up and always lived on a farm with the exception of three years. At the age of twenty one he commenced working for himself, first as a farm hand, and then worked land on shares until he was able to buy a farm for himself. In 1892 he came to Albion to live, whereby his industry and upright dealings he has won the respect of the community. June 26, 1854, he married Martha E. Huff, who died January 26, 1890. The children born to them are as follows: Truman A., of Albion; Jennie Porter, of Holley; Olin, of Albion; and Allie M., of Albion. Mr. Clark is a strong Republican and has held office as collector, highway commissioner, assessor, and has just been elected highway commissioner for another term of two years. Also president of the Orleans County Agricultural Society for four years.

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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