Saturday, January 18, 2014

3RD GREAT GRANDFATHER WILLIAM P. CLARK

 Photo from Personal Collection
William Parkinson Clark
1812-1886

Name:
William Parkinson Clark


Father:
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Mother:
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Facts
Birth
Dec. 18, 1812
Orange Co., NY14
Residence
1835 (about age 23)
Minisink, Orange, New York, United States5
Residence
1840 (about age 28)
Minisink, Orange, New York, United States6
Residence
1850 (about age 38)
Candor, Tioga, New York, United States7
Residence
1855 (about age 43)
Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States8
Residence
1860 (about age 48)
Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States9
Residence
1865 (about age 53)
Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States10
Residence
1870 (about age 58)
Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States11
Residence
1875 (about age 63)
Wawayanda, Orange, New York, United States12
Residence
1880 (about age 68)
Goshen, Orange, New York, United States13
Death
Jul. 28, 1886 (age 73)
Goshen, Orange, New York, United States1415
Cause

from angina pectoris; Goshen, Orange Co., New York, USA1517
Burial
Aug. 2, 1886 (age 73)
Ridgebury Cem., Ridgebury, Orange, NY16



Marriages/Children
1. Charity Kimber (1813-1874)
Marriage
Sep. 17, 1831 (age 18)
Orange Co., NY18

Children
Phebe Jane Clark (1834-1890)

James L. Clark (1832-1901)

Charity Emeline Clark (1851-1947)

Keziah Bennett Clark (1836-1909)

Charles Edgar Clark (1844-1919)

Sarah Angeline Clark (1840-1842)

Katherine Amelia Clark (1838-1921)

Anna Augusta Clark (1858-1925)

Jeremiah B. Clark (1842-1908)

John R. Clark (1849-    )

George Emmet Clark (1856-1946)

Benjamin Reeve Clark (1853-1926)

William P. Clark  Jr. (1847-1915)

Howell Reeve Clark (1848-1924)

2. Sarah Ann (1824-1887)
Marriage
Mar. 13, 1875 (age 62)
Goshen, Orange, NY19



Notes


It is documented in Dr. Robert Shaw's record book dated September 1840 that William P. Clark and Benjamin B. Clark were brothers.  Benjamin B. Clark and Wm. P. Clark had an account that was paid by 'your brother Wm. P. Clark'.

An advertisement in the 'Independent Republican' March 26, 1841:
NEW LIME--Just burned, a kiln of New Lime, of excellent quality, at his residence, one mile east of Gardnersville, and three miles south of Ridgebury.
B.B. & Wm. P. Clark
Minisink, Feb. 25th, 1841       35tf.
N.B.  The subscriber intends to keep lime constantly on hand, and will deliver it any reasonable distance at the shortest notice.

From Orange County Press, Friday, January 10, 1873, Page 3, Col. 1
(courtesy of Chris Barry, email dated July 27, 2001)

Mr. W. P. Clark, of Denton, celebrated his sixtieth birthday the 18th ult.  Upon the occasion forty-seven children and grand-children were present at the entertainment.  Several were absent 'owing to circumstances over which they had no control.'

On March 13, 1875, William P. Clark married a widow, Sarah A. DeHart from Goshen, NY.  Sarah Ann DeHart was the widow of William DeHart. The witnesses to the marriage were William Judson and Bertha Judson.

From the 'Middletown Daily Press' published in Middletown, NY on Monday, August 2, 1886:

Sudden Death.
(From our Goshen Correspondent)
Mr. Wm. P. Clark, aged 74, fell dead on the sidewalk in front of his residence, near Ryerson's Bridge in Goshen, Saturday morning.  He had just stepped down out of his wagon, and was under no excitement.  It is supposed heart disease was the cause of his death.  He has had a fish and vegetable market on Greenwich St.  He formerly resided for many years in the town of Wawayanda.  Howell Clark, employed by the O. and W., in Middletown, is a son.

From the 'Middletown Daily Argus' published in Middletown, NY on Monday evening, August 2, 1886:

Sudden Deaths.
Wm. P. Clark, an old and respected citizen of Goshen, dropped dead from heart disease Saturday morning.  He had been downtown and was apparently in good health.  When he returned home he fell dead.  The funeral was held to-day at Ridgebury.  Deceased was the father of Howell R. Clark, of this village
.

Death Notice from 'The Independent Republican published in Goshen, NY on August 2, 1886:

Died July 28 -  In this village, of heart disease, Wm. P. Clark, aged 78 years, 7 months, 19 days

Also from 'The Independent Republican published in Goshen, NY on August 2, 1886:

Wm. P. Clark Sr., a well-known resident of this village, dropped dead from heart disease at his market on Greenwich St. Saturday morning. His remains were interred at Ridgebury on Monday.


        1. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records;), Year: 1860; Census Place: Wawayanda, Orange, New York; Roll; Page: 303; Image: 310.
        2. 1870 Federal Census, Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Wawayanda, Orange, New York; Roll: M593_1070; Page: 702A; Image: 492; Family History Library Film: 552569.
        3. Clark Bible Pages with William P. Clark's birth.
        4. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Candor, Tioga, New York; Roll: M432_604; Page: 149B; Image 302.
        5. 1835 New York State Census.
        6. 1840 United State Federal Census, Minisink, Orange Co., New York, Roll 323, Page 188, Image 380 online at Ancestry.com.
        7. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Candor, Tioga, New York; Roll: M432_604; Page: 149B; Image 302.
        8. 1855 New York State Census, "New York, State Census, 1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25917-20634-31?cc=1937366&wc=M99Q-NBX:1752691380: accessed 18 Jan 2014), Orange > Wawayanda > image 5 of 37. NOTE William P. Clark and his family were incorrectly enumerated as William P. Parrott in this census. However, I have no doubt this is my William P. Clark's family.
        9. 1860 Federal Census, Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Wawayanda, Orange, New York; Roll: M653_835; Page: 303; Image: 310; Family History Library Film: 803835.
        10. 1865 New York State Census, "New York, State Census, 1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25917-20634-31?cc=1937366&wc=M99Q-NBX:1752691380: accessed 18 Jan 2014), Orange > Wawayanda > image 5 of 37.
        11. 1870 Federal Census, Source Citation: Year: 1870; Census Place: Wawayanda, Orange, New York; Roll: M593_1070; Page: 702A; Image: 492; Family History Library Film: 552569.
        12. 1875 New York State Census, "New York, State Census, 1855," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-25917-20634-31?cc=1937366&wc=M99Q-NBX:1752691380: accessed 18 Jan 2014), Orange > Wawayanda > image 5 of 37.
        13. 1880 federal census, Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Goshen, Orange, New York; Roll: 910; Family History Film: 1254910; Page: 251C; Enumeration District: 015; Image: 0503.
        14. New York State Dept. of Health, Death Certificate for William P. Clark, Certificate 18715.
        15. Newspaper article reporting William P. Clark's death.
        16. New York State Dept. of Health, Death Certificate for William P. Clark, Certificate 18715.
        17. Ibid.
        18. Orange County Patriot Newspaper; marriage of Parkinson Clark and Charity Kimber published.
        19. Charles C. Coleman, The Early Records of the First Presbyterian Church at Goshen, New York from 1767 to 1885, page 45.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Barbara - I with I had more time to devote to research, but I'm glad you're still on the track of this! This is my direct paternal line and I'm considering DNA testing to see what that will reveal.

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  2. Thanks for visiting Richard. Many people are using DNA testing now. I wish you luck.

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  3. Barbara, You mention that the information you found about your relatives came from the record of a Dr. Robert Shaw. Do you know where your relatives lived specifically in Waywayanda? We grew up on the farm that belonged to Dr. Shaw and I am trying to find out more information about him.

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    1. Hi Rick, Wm. P. Clark owned 3 acres in the 1840's. Unfortunately, I don't know the location of the property but it was described as a lot of land in Minisink being the most northerly corner of farm which Isaac A. Van Bomel now owns, runs to R. A. Elmer's line, north along Van Bomel's lands then to Thomas Borland's line [Mortgage Book 45, p 562, Dec. 1, 1840]. Wm. P. and Charity Clark left Orange County and were living in Tioga Co. NY 1850. I don't know what became of the 3 acres. After Grandfather returned to Orange County, he was involved in numerous land deals. I don't know if he was clever speculator or one step ahead the the debt collector. I discuss his early years in my post New Lime for Sale, Just Burned, Minisink, NY published in October. http://barbsfam.blogspot.com/2016/10/new-lime-for-sale-just-burned-minisink.html

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