CLARKE-L Archives

Archiver > CLARKE > 2005-04 > 1113059132

From: "Fay Clark" <>
Subject: Re: [Clarke-Clark] Thomas Clark of Pulaski KY DNA results are in
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 11:05:32 -0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)
References: <>

Who is your family and where did they live? Who is Patrick?

-------Original Message-------

Date: 04/09/05 10:40:51
Subject: Re: [Clarke-Clark] Thomas Clark of Pulaski KY DNA results are in

Hi i'm not sure if my family fits in, because we know nothing about Patrick
s family if you find a connection please leave me know. Thanks in advance.

Fay Clark <> wrote:I am pleased to say that we have a
perfect 25-marker dna match to another
descendant of Thomas Clark SR who was in Pulaski County, KY, 1799-1809. My
husband, a direct descendant of Samuel Clark b. 1775 VA (wife Polly
Williams), son of Thomas Clark SR, has a perfect match with a direct
descendant of James Clark b. ca. 1777 VA or NC (wife Agnes Henderson), also
a son of Thomas Clark SR. We are in the process of upgrading to the 37
marker test, which I fully expect to be a perfect match, as well.

Thomas Clark b. ca. 1755:

Earliest mention I have found so far is the 1795 tax list for Madison Co KY,
where he is polled with a son 16+ years of age. The following year Thomas is
polled with two sons 16+ years of age (presumably James and Stewart) and
Samuel, now age 21, is polled with Thomas. (Note: 1796 - 21 = 1775 year of
birth. The 1850 Clinton Co KY census states Samuel was born in 1775 in VA.)

In 1797 Thomas & Samuel are missing from the tax lists.

In 1798 Thomas & Samuel are polled together in Lincoln County KY. Samuel
Clark married Polly Williams on 03 Sep 1798 in Lincoln County, KY. (Note: On
10 Jul 1792 James Clark b. 1761-1764 married Leannah Ross, d/o Sarah Ross.
This same family settled upstream from Samuel Clark in Wayne County, and by
1829 had migrated to Bond Co IL with two of Thomas' children--William Clark
and Deborah Clark McGinnis, who had married Abraham McGinnis. The nature of
the relationship between this James Clark and Thomas Clark SR is unknown.)

In 1799 Pulaski Co KY was formed from Lincoln Co, and Thomas & Samuel were
polled in Pulaski. Subsequent tax lists reveal that they were living on
Cabbin Branch of Pitman Creek.

In 1806 Elinor Clark was polled on Pitman Creek with Thomas Clark. (The
daughter of James and Elizabeth Clark of Orange Co, NC, Elinor married her
cousin John Clark. They sold property in Randolph Co NC in 1786 and migrated
to Madison Co KY in 1789. John & Elinor Clark lived near Thomas Clark on
Paint Lick Creek in the part of Madison Co that would become Garrard Co.
Also nearby was Elinor's sister Catherine Clark, who also married an unknown
Clark, and Baptist(e) Clark, who (by all appearances) was related to old
Samuel Clark who died in Randolph Co, NC, in 1783. Old Samuel and Baptist
Clark originally came to Rowan Co NC from York Co PA ca. 1759. Old Samuel's
son Thomas b. 1743 York Co PA married Sarah Clark, another sister of Elinor
Clark.) Elinor removed to Warren Co TN after 1807, where several of Thomas'
sons also settled. She died in Rutherford Co TN ca. 1843.

Thomas Clark disappeared from Pulaski Co KY after 1809. We are uncertain if
he died at this time or also moved to Tennessee. His son Samuel settled in
Wayne Co KY after the War of 1812 and died in Clinton Co KY 1850-1860. Sons
Thomas and Stewart were in Warren Co TN in 1820; James was in Smith Co TN in
1820 & Warren Co in 1830; William and daughter Deborah McGinnis were in Bond
Co IL in 1820. Indications are that John & Alexander also went to Tennessee;
and youngest son Benjamin died in Van Buren Co TN before 1850. Thomas Jr
died in Dade Co GA ca. 1848. James, Stewart, William and Deborah all died in

Joseph Clark, York Co SC:

It has recently come to my attention that Joseph Clark of York Co SC may
have been a close relation of James Clark who died 1796 in Orange Co NC.
<County, South Carolina. He was the son of William Clark and Unknown. He
married Margaret Faver Bef. 1764 in Unknown.>> His descendants may have
migrated into Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama. If there are any descendants
of this line, I'd like to compare notes. I also would like to invite any
Clark male who may be connected to these lines to participate in the
Virginia Clark DNA project to see if there is a possibility of a common

Fay Clark

==== CLARKE Mailing List ====
Search, Subscribe & Unsubscribe

Do You Yahoo!?
Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around

==== CLARKE Mailing List ====
Search, Subscribe & Unsubscribe

This thread: