Biography of John J. Clark
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Clark, John J., was born in Wheeler, in July, 1837. John Clark, his grandfather, was a native of Massachusetts, and came to Wheeler in 1806 and settled on a tract of 200 acres of land, for which he paid in part by cutting a road six miles through the forest, and later he cleared this land. He reared a family of six children, and died at seventy five years of age. John Clark, his father, was born in Wheeler, on the homestead, in 1809, where he devoted his whole life to farming, and accumulated some property. He was eccentric, but kind and generous to the poor and needy. He was a member of the State militia, and was opelily opposed to secret societies. He married Phoebe Upthegoes, by whom he had two children: Anna, deceased, and John J. He died in 1884, and his wife in 1847. John J. began life as a farmer on the farm on which both he and his father were born, which he conducted for twenty years, and also had charge of farms in Wheeler and Prattsburg, and in 1886 he moved to his Prattsburg farm. He has for many years been interested in the breeding of horses, and still owns the homestead farm. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Prattsburg Lodge, No. 583. In 1858 he married Persis, daughter of Darwin and Mary (Archibald) Cheeney, by whom he had one child, Anna. Mrs. Clark was a member of the Star Masons, in which she took an active interest. She died in 1891.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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