Biography of Baldwin P. Clark
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Clark, Baldwin Phelps, was born on the old home farm of pioneer Captain Jesse Clark at Groton, June 14, 1842. He was brought up on the farm, educated at the district school at Groton and lived at the old home till 1868, when he bought and moved to the Russell Hall farm, remaining there till the spring of 1889, when he bought and occupies the Watrous farm, located just north of the village. Mr. Clark is an active, energetic and successful farmer, and in connection with his regular work is also an extensive dealer in agricultural implements and machines. For more than thirty years he has dealt with farmers throughout this region, and his acquaintance is vast and varied. He has been twice married: first on March 7, 1867, to Libbie Flynn of Cortland; she died in 1875. They had an adopted son; Ralph Stewart. October 4, 1877, Mr. Clark married Lucia McNish, also of Cortland, and they have four children: Martin Carl, Ruth Louise, Ruberta Tryphenia, and Laura Marie.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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