Biography of Cornelius Clark
Hancock County, OH Biographies

CORNELIUS CLARK, retired farmer, Vanlue, born in Fairfield County, Ohio, January 12, 1804, is a sou of Horatio and Rebecca (Lane) Clark, natives of Pennsylvania, whose parents came to Ohio in 1799 and purchased 640 acres of land in what is now Bloom Township, Fairfield County, and remained there until their death. Their children, ten in number, were reared on the banks of Walnut Creek. The lands entered by Horatio Clark are held by the Clark family today. For some years there were two Indian villages near the Clark homestead. Cornelius Clark, now in his eighty second year, is an intelligent old gentleman, full of life and vigor. He married, in 1826, Elizabeth Stephens, who bore him thirteen children. She died in December, 1883. Those of their children still living are Lewis C., Horatio, Cornelius, Mary, wife of Jacob Slike (have six children), Clara, wife of Henry Putnam (have five children), Wilkison, Van Buren, William, Luther C. and Erwin. Wilkison and Yan Buren are living on the old Clark homestead farm in Fairfield County. William, Luther C. and Erwin also live in Fairfield County. Cornelius Clark came to Hancock County in 1864 and bought the old Daniel Beck farm, now owned by his son Luther C. Clark. Our subject lives a retired life with his widowed daughter, Mrs. Alspach, in Yanlue, Ohio.

History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: Warner, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois 1886

Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

Hancock County, Ohio Biographies



New York

New York

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012