Biography of Henry L. Clark
Oswego County, NY Biographies





Clark, Henry L., was born December 8, 1854, a grandson of Silas and Rebekah Clark (born in New England in the year 1772, who died in Richland, he November 18, 1828, aged fifty six years, and she January 2, 1851. aged seventy eight years, nine months), and a son of Lewis C., born in Vernon, Oneida county, N.Y., November 4, 1803, who removed to Richland in the fall of 1822 on the farm now owned by Henry L., where he lived to the time of his death, March 20, 1872, aged sixty eight years, four months. The latter married Harriet Brace of Pennsylvania October 2, 1826, who died November 18, 1847, aged forty three years. Their children were Sarah J., Clarissa A., Harriet L., Dolly A., William L., Elmira M., Charles C., Mary E., Olin S., Helen A., John W. He afterwards married Esther E. Easton, of Richland, August 20, 1848, who died March 14, 1861, aged forty four years. Their children were Lois E. and Henry L., all deceased except Olin and Henry. He married Julia A. Brown, of Fulton, May 27, 1862, who now survives. He served as assessor and highway commissioner. This family was one of the first to settle in Richland, and the original farm is the one now owned by Henry L. The latter was educated in Richland and Pulaski Academies, taught school in Oswego county four terms, then settled on the homestead, where he has since remained. June 26, 1876, he married Flora A. Trumbull, daughter of Hiram N. and Mary E. Trumbull of Sandy Creek. They had these children: Mary E., born September 12, 1877; H. Lewis, born August 24, 1879; Edwin E., born July 6, 1881; Herbert S., born June 80, 1886; Clayton F., born July 28, 1889; Norman L., born August 25, 1891. Of these children H. Lewis died July 20, 1830. The father of Henry L. was an active member of the Methodist Church and held the position of trustee for many years, up to the time of his death.

FROM:
Landmarks of Oswego County
New York
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895


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