Biography of Thomas Clark
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Clark, Thomas, of Brasher Center, was born in Stormont, Ontario county, March 31, 1824, a son of Francis and Eliza (Bass) Clark, the former of Canada and the latter of Vermont. both of Scotch ancestry, their parents having come to America when young people. The grandfather, Francis Clark, was a soldier in the Revolution, and afterwards lived at Fort Covington, where he died aged seventy five. Francis, father of Thomas, died aged seventy four years, and his mother at the age of seventy six. Our subject has always followed agriculture. He bought in 1869 a fine farm of 135 acres, where he now lives. In 1845 he married Julia A. Clark, a cousin, of the same lineage, and they have had ten children; Charles, of the State of Washington; Benoyer P., Eleanor, Franklin, Melvin, and Rhoda, besides four who died, Benoyer P. was born in Brasher, May 8, 1850. He married, February 7, 1874, Nancy Wright, born August 7, 1855, a sister of Mrs. L. Curtis of this town. She was appointed postmistress of Brasher Center in July, 1893, although the family are Republicans, there being no Democrat in the district to accept the office. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have four children: Grace, David, Jennie, and Vera B. Mr. Clark is a Free Mason. His brother Hugh was in the Civil War, where he lost his life.

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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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