MRS. JANE A. CLARK, one of Pulaski Township's most esteemed residents, was born at Hillsville, Lawrence County,
Pennsylvania, November 14, 1839, and is a daughter of Joseph and Mary J. (Davidson) Brown, and a granddaughter
of Joseph Brown.
The grandfather of Mrs. Clark served in the War of 1812 and probably was a resident of Western Pennsylvania before
that time. His son, Joseph Brown, was born in Lawrence County, where he spent a long and exemplary life. He was
survived by his widow, who passed away in March, 1907, aged over ninety years. Of their children there are six
survivors, as follows: Jane A., who is the widow of John D. Clark, formerly of. Pulaski Township; George D., who
lives in Pulaski Township; Rebecca E., who is the widow of McCurdy Stevenson, late of Pulaski Township; Samuel
M., who resides in North Beaver Township, and Belle B. and Emma B., both of whom live at New Bedford.
When Mrs. Clark was a small child she came with her parents to Pulaski Township. They settled in its northern part
and there she attended school as she grew to womanhood. She was married June 1, 1871, to John D. Clark, who was
born in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, and was a son of Daniel Clark, who moved from Lawrence County to Virginia,
where he died. To John D. Clark and wife were born two children, namely: Joseph B., who resides in West Middlesex,
Pennsylvania, and Emma B., who is the wife of Clarence Turner, of Pulaski Township. The late John D. Clark was
married (first) to Phebe Chapin, of Lawrence County, and two of their children are living: Rebecca, who is the
wife of Henderson Furl, of Lawrence. County, and James W., who resides in Mercer County. Mr. Clark was married
(second) to Margaret Ervin, a native of Mercer County, and they had three children, namely: Margaret, who married
George Bell, residing at Sharpsville, Pennsylvania; John Ervin, residing at West Middlesex, and Elizabeth, residing
at New Castle.
The late John D. Clark followed the carpenter and also the stone mason trade for a number of years and then engaged
in farming. He left a valuable farm of sixty acres on which his widow resides. In politics he was a Democrat. He
was a quiet, home loving man, a good husband and kind father, and a neighbor of whom every one had an appreciative
word to say. During his lifetime he was pieased to welcome friends to his home and Mrs. Clark is equally hospitable.
She is a valued member of the Presbyterian Church at Pulaski.
20th Century History of
New Castle and Lawrence County
Edited By: Hon. Aaron L. Hazen
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Ill., 1908
Lawrence County Pennsylvania Biographies
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