52 Ancestors/52 Weeks #7 ~ William Clark



William Clark was born August 21, 1782 in Halifax, North Carolina to Thomas Nathaniel and Priscilla Doyle Clark.  He was the fourth of five children. His siblings were: Elizabeth, Gilliam, John & Nancy, all of whom were born in Halifax.
After moving to South Carolina, William met and married Judith Craddock, who was the daughter of Edmund and Ann Elmore Craddock.   For a short time he was the Surveyor General of South Carolina, but his main occupation in life was farming.
About 1825  he moved his family to Newton County Georgia where he was involved in politics again..this time as a county representative in the General Assembly of the State.
He and his wife were the parents of thirteen children: Mary Ann, Martha Katherine, Adeline Craddock, Thomas Craddock, Robert Archer, John Robert,William Thomas, Harriett Kilgore, Mary Ann, James Edwin, Elizabeth Green,  Judith Caroline & Charlotte Susan.
The last home for William and wife Judith was Chambers County Alabama, where they lived until they passed from this world; she on November 21, 1856, and he on February 3, 1859.  Both are buried in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery, in Chambers County.  They were active members of the Bethel Baptist Church.

William and Judith are my husband's three greats grandparents.

The 52 Ancestors/52 Weeks challenge is from Amy Johnson Crow.
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4 comments:

  1. A very handsome fellow! Sounds like he had a very interesting life and gave back to his community. The first town I lived in as a child was named Halifax.(New England) xo Karen

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  2. Great info you have on him. And that twinkle in his eyes! I was hoping your Clarks may be related to mine but alas, they were firmly rooted in Ohio.

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    1. Denise, I have three sets and they are almost as hard to research as my Smiths.

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    2. And I have a Brown who married a Clark!

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