Biography of Clark E. Stewart
Miami County, Ohio Biographies





CLARK E. STEWART, farmer; P. 0. Troy; was born in New Jersey Sept. 5, 1800; is a son of David and Sallie (Clark) Stewart, who were also born in New Jersey. came and located in Staunton Township, in 1817; taking a lease of land right in the woods, began to clear it up, built a log cabin and commenced in pioneer style; their labors were of short duration, being attacked by that fell destroyer, "milk sickness" to which so many early settlers fell victims; in 1820, or about three years after locating he and his wife and an only daughter were in three days' time transported from time to eternity; the only surviving son. Clark, was prostrated with the terrible disease, but his life was spared. and he is still alive and the subject of our sketch, being nearly 80 years of age; after recovering from his sickness. Mr. Stewart remained with his uncle about three years, then went to learn the mason's trade with Abraham Miller, at Piqua, with whom he remained six years. Nov. 25, 1834 he was united in marriage with Hannah E. Rollins, daughter of Josiah and Ellen (Hart) Rollins, who were born, in New Hampshire, and came to this county in 1815; the Rollins families were among the very early settlers of this county; they were parents of ten children, as given in sketch of Isaac Rollins in this work. Mr. Stewart and wife, by their union, have had ten children, viz., one dying in infancy; Josiah R., David C., deceased; Sallie Ann, now Mrs. D. Rusk, living in Troy; Abigail W., now Mrs. J. Whisman; Mayhew R., deceased; Elizabeth. deceased; Mary Jane and Phebe, now Mrs. John Drake. After their marriage, they lived twenty one months on the Winans place; then bought a piece of land adjoining the farm where they now reside, where they remained twenty one months; thence to the farm upon which they now reside, and have made a continued residence of fifty two years, constituting them the oldest residents in the neighborhood. When they commenced in life they had no means, but, with an energy of will and industry, they worked hand in hand together, and have acquired a good farm and homes for themselves and children, always sustaining a good credit. His wife is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, her membership elating back for sixty four years.

From:
History of Miami County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Co.
Chicago 1880


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