Mary Jane Clarke

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Mary Jane Clarke, the daughter of Robert Goulden and Sophia Crane, was born in Manchester in 1862. She was the younger sister of Emmeline Pankhurst. Her father was successful businessman with radical political beliefs. Goulden took part in the campaigns against slavery and the Corn Laws. Mary's mother was a passionate feminist and started taking her daughter to women's suffrage meetings in the 1870s.

The Pankhursts were members of the Manchester branch of the NUWSS. By 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst had become frustrated at the NUWSS lack of success. With the help of her two daughters, Christabel Pankhurst and Sylvia Pankhurst, and her sister Mary Clarke, she formed the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU). At first the main aim of the organisation was to recruit more working class women into the struggle for the vote.

Mary Clarke organised a WSPU branch in Brighton. Acoording to Sylvia Pankhurst: "On ceasing to be Mrs. Pankhurst's deputy in the Registrarship, she had become an organiser for the W.S.P.U., and thereby found release from the regretful memories of an unhappy marriage."

By 1905 the media had lost interest in the struggle for women's rights. Newspapers rarely reported meetings and usually refused to publish articles and letters written by supporters of women's suffrage. In 1905 the WSPU decided to use different methods to obtain the publicity they thought would be needed in order to obtain the vote.

On 13th October 1905, Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney attended a meeting in London to hear Sir Edward Grey, a minister in the British government. When Grey was talking, the two women constantly shouted out, "Will the Liberal Government give votes to women?" When the women refused to stop shouting the police were called to evict them from the meeting. Pankhurst and Kenney refused to leave and during the struggle a policeman claimed the two women kicked and spat at him. Pankhurst and Kenney were arrested and charged with assault.

Christabel Pankhurst and Annie Kenney were found guilty of assault and fined five shillings each. When the women refused to pay the fine they were sent to prison. The case shocked the nation. For the first time in Britain women had used violence in an attempt to win the vote. Members of the WSPU now became known as suffragettes.

On 25th June 1909 Marion Wallace-Dunlop was charged "with wilfully damaging the stone work of St. Stephen's Hall, House of Commons, by stamping it with an indelible rubber stamp, doing damage to the value of 10s." According to a report in The Times Wallace-Dunlop printed a notice that read: "Women's Deputation. June 29. Bill of Rights. It is the right of the subjects to petition the King, and all commitments and prosecutions for such petitionings are illegal."

Wallace-Dunlop was found guilty of wilful damage and when she refused to pay a fine she was sent to prison for a month. Christabel Pankhurst later reported: "Miss Wallace Dunlop, taking counsel with no one and acting entirely on her own initiative, sent to the Home Secretary, Mr. Gladstone, as soon as she entered Holloway Prison, an application to be placed in the first division as befitted one charged with a political offence. She announced that she would eat no food until this right was conceded."

Marion Wallace-Dunlop refused to eat for several days. Afraid that she might die and become a martyr, it was decided to release her after fasting for 91 hours. Soon afterwards other imprisoned suffragettes adopted the same strategy. Unwilling to release all the imprisoned suffragettes, the prison authorities force-fed these women on hunger strike.

Mary Clarke began to organize the breaking the windows of buildings in Brighton. According to Sylvia Pankhurst: "Facing the rude violence of the seaside rowdies at Brighton, where she was stationed, she displayed a quiet, persistent courage, which made peculiarly large demands on one so sensitive. Exerting her frail physique to its utmost, she was grievously ill on the eve of Black Friday, and her Brighton comrades had begged her not to go. She had promised to take the easier course of arrest for window-breaking, and had telegraphed to Brighton from the police court."

Mary Jane Clarke was arrested and sent to Holloway Prison, where she endured a hunger-strike and forced-feeding. She was released on 22nd December, 1910 but two days later Emmeline Pankhurst found her unconscious and she died soon afterwards as a result of a burst blood vessel on the brain. Clarke, like several suffragettes, probably died as a result of being forced fed in prison.

Amongst the seventy-five Suffragettes now in Holloway was Mrs. Pankhurst's sister, Mary Clarke. On ceasing to be Mrs. Pankhurst's deputy in the Registrarship, she had become an organiser for the W.S.P.U., and thereby found release from the regretful memories of an unhappy marriage. Facing the rude violence of the seaside rowdies at Brighton, where she was stationed, she displayed a quiet, persistent courage, which made peculiarly large demands on one so sensitive. She had promised to take the easier course of arrest for window-breaking, and had telegraphed to Brighton from the police court: "One month: I am content to pay the price of victory."

Preparing to leave for America, and revising the final chapters of The Suffragette, I spent Christmas alone at Linden Gardens. Early on the morning of Boxing Day I saw at the window my mother's face, haggard and drawn. I ran to admit her: "Something has happened!" "Aunt Mary is not very well," she faltered. "She is dead, I know."

Yes; she was dead, our gentle confidante, too frail to weather this rude tide of militant struggle. Released from prison two days before, she had spoken at the welcome luncheon in London, hastened to Brighton to address a welcome meeting there the same night, and returned on Christmas Eve to her brother's house in London. She was with Mrs. Pankhurst and others of the family at the mid-day Christmas dinner, and quietly left the table. When Mrs. Pankhurst went to look for her she found her unconscious. She had burst a blood vessel on the brain.

On Christmas Day 1910 Emmeline's sister Mary Clarke, to whom she had always been close, died from a brain haemorrhage shortly after being released from prison. The extraordinary self-restraint, the sheer focus with which Emmeline appears to have handled these losses suggests she was a more buttoned-up, less openly emotional person than she actually was. Although her younger children might all, at times, justifiably have accused her of neglect they Could never have accused her of being a strait-laced Victorian matriarch.

Nobody Knows

Nobody Knows The Dark Secrets.
Cassie Sheridan has all a television news reporter could want: an important beat in Washington D.C., and a skyrocketing career. But then, she makes a critical mistake. Suddenly, her career is in shambles.

Nobody Knows How Far A Murderer Will Go.
Cassie is transferred to Miami, separated from her family, her friends, and the power of Washington. Nobody Knows The Dark Secrets.
Cassie Sheridan has all a television news reporter could want: an important beat in Washington D.C., and a skyrocketing career. But then, she makes a critical mistake. Suddenly, her career is in shambles.

Nobody Knows How Far A Murderer Will Go.
Cassie is transferred to Miami, separated from her family, her friends, and the power of Washington. But in an unsuspecting Gulf Coast town, a killer is watching. and waiting.

Nobody Knows Who WIll Be Next.
While covering a hurricane that's moving up the Florida Coast, Cassie meets eleven-year-old Vincent, who has just made a grisly discovery on the beach. In one week, Cassie traces the connection between Vincent's "treasure" and a secret operation in the dark shadows of sunny Sarasota-a story that has national significance and maybe, just maybe, will enable her to put her life back together. But nobody knows how fierce the coming storm will be. Nobody knows if a young woman's murderer will stop at nothing to keep the crime a secret. And nobody knows if Cassie will get out alive.

Donegal (Donegal)

I am trying to trace my great grandmother (Mary Jane Clarke) who was born in Ballintra, Ireland on the 6th October 1866. She came to New Zealand in approx. 1882. She married on 25 October 1887 to Douglas Taylor in Kaikoura, New Zealand. According to the marriage certificate her parents were Mary Ann Clarke (and that was her maiden name as well) and Thomas Clarke who was a Blacksmith. I do not know of any siblings or anything else about her except she was a Domestic. She died at Parikawa on the 2nd February 1918 and was buried in Kaikoura on the 4th February 1918 at the age of 52years. Any information on her parents and or relatives in Ireland I would be very grateful to hear.

Thank you, Barbara Forsyth, New Zealand


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There are several places in Ireland called Ballintra. There are two in Co Donegal and one in Co Monaghan.

I could not find a birth for Mary Jane Clarke in 1866 in the civil indexes, anywhere in Ireland, but I did find one in 1864, registered in Ballyshannon civil registrtaion district (which includes one of the two Ballintras in Co Donegal). 1864 Volume 17, page 2.

I looked for a marriage between Thomas Clarke and Mary Ann Clark and didn?t see one. I did see one between Thomas Clark and Mary Ann Wark, registered in Ballyshannnon 1860 Vol 2, page 341. I wonder if that might be it? Probably best getting the birth cert first to see what information that contains.

You can order a photocopy from GRO Roscommon for ?4 per certificate. Put the place, year, quarter (where there is one), volume & page number on the application form (anywhere). Don?t worry about leaving some boxes blank. You don?t need to fill them all in if you have the reference details. You have to post or fax the form to them but they will e-mail the copy certificate to you if you wish. Tick the relevant box on the form.

I noticed this Clarke family in the 1901 census (who were Church of Ireland) in the Ballintra near Ballyshannon area:

What They're Saying

Mary Jane Clark's media books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and other national bestseller lists. Her books have been published in 23 languages.

The Associated Press says: "Her novels are like Agatha Christie's whodunits, but they have a hard, contemporary edge that enhances the fear factor.

They are so addictive, in fact, that her readers would surely suffer withdrawal symptoms unless they kept coming on a regular basis. She is one of the most talented story tellers around."

Mary Jane spent three decades at CBS News' New York City headquarters. where she began her career as a desk assistant after graduating with degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Rhode Island. and worked her way through the ranks to become a producer and writer.

Her first books came from that experience. She developed KEY News, a fictional television new world where the characters go out into the world to cover their stories and get involved in mystery and suspense.

Those twelve novels include: Do You Want to Know a Secret? Do You Promise Not to Tell? Let Me Whisper in Your Ear, Close to You, Nobody Knows, Nowhere to Run, Hide Yourself Away, Dancing in the Dark, Lights Out Tonight, When Day Breaks, It Only Takes a Moment and Dying for Mercy.

To Have and To Kill is the first book in The Wedding Cake Mystery series.

"My aim is lay out all the clues in such a way that you don't even realize that you've been given the answer to the mystery until you get to the end. and then realize "Aha. it was there all the time but I just didn't see it." . Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane is the mother of two grown children and has homes in New Jersey and Florida.

Mary Jane Clark

Mary Jane (Buss) Clark, 100, died Sunday, December 6, 2020 at University Hospitals in Iowa City. Due to social gathering limitations, private family funeral services will be 11 am Thursday, December 10th at Madrid Evangelical Free Church. Burial will follow at Hillsdale Cemetery. Mary Jane’s service will be live streamed. Please visit her obituary page on our website,, for a link 10 minutes prior to the service. We encourage friends and extended family to share their sympathies with Mary Jane’s family using online condolences available on our website.

Mary Jane was born October 30, 1920 in Boone, Iowa to Herman and Maude (Blake) Buss. She graduated from Boone High School in 1939 and worked at the hosiery mill in Boone. Mary Jane met William “Bill” Clark through mutual friends, and they were married August 18, 1940. The couple initially made their home in Madrid. While living in Madrid, Mary and Bill came to faith in Christ through the ministry of the Evangelical Free Church. They later moved to Mason City and Goldfield, and finally settled in Clarion. They were long time members of Holmes Baptist Church. Mary Jane was a devoted wife and mother who put her faith and family first in everything she did. Those who knew her appreciated her hospitality, kindness, and her ability to listen to others.

Survivors include her children: Carolyn (John) Rumley of Mediapolis, Susan (Tom) Lee of Maxwell, David (Abby) Clark of Iowa City grandchildren: Amy (Chad) Brown, Ann (Mike) Speers, Deb (Jon) Hartgers, Michelle (Ryan) Carstensen, Mark (Laura) Lee, Nathan Clark, Anna Clark, Leah (Jose) Velez, Elizabeth Clark great grandchildren: Andrew, Isaac, Elizabeth, Zach, Michael, Allie, Sam, Maggie, Jacob, Andrew, Josiah, Abigail, Federico, Gregorio, Victor, Karley, Kaleb and Kiera. Mary Jane was preceded in death by her husband, Bill.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Jane’s family for a memorial fund to be established.

Mary Jane Clark Obituary

Here is Mary Jane Clark’s obituary. Please accept Echovita’s sincere condolences.

We are sad to announce that on March 14, 2021 we had to say goodbye to Mary Jane Clark (Keeseville, New York), born in Smithville, Texas. You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of Mary Jane Clark.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Joseph Novosad and Annie Novosad (Rek) her spouse Avery C. "Lexie" Clark her step-granddaughter Tanya Kristan Campbell her brothers, Justin and Joseph Novosad and her niece Mary Jean Lopez.

She is survived by : her significant other Army Master Sergeant Avery "Lexie" her children, Michael L. Clark, Robert J. Clark (Stacy) and Debra J. Clark her grandchildren, Ryan Clark (Tessa) and Amanda Lang (Tony) her step-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Brandon, Faith and Jack Campbell her great grandchildren, Elise Clark and Patrick Lang and her niece Pam Beahm.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary Jane (nee Novosad) Clark may be made to Scott and White School of Nursing, c/o University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Temple Texas or to the SUNY PLATTSBURGH Nursing program.

Funeral arrangement under the care of
Hamilton Funeral Home

Sleeth Family of Harrison County WV

The name Sleeth appears in annals as Slethe, Sleith, Sleet and Sleeth. The Sleeth family is of Scottish origin. The pioneer Sleeths were Knox Presbyterians.

John Alexander Sleeth was born in Scotland about 1727 and died in

Harrison County VA prior to September 20, 1794, when his widow, Mary Ann

(Wallace) Sleeth, appeared in court and had George Jackson qualify as

administrator of her husband’s estate. The Harrison county court

on October 20, 1795, entered an order noting the death of “John

John married Mary Ann Wallace in Scotland about 1746. Mary was born

about 1730. The couple left Renfrew county, Scotland and arrived in

America in 1748. John located in Orange and Fredrick counties, VA. He

appeared November 22, 1766, in Fredricksburg, VA as a court witness and

recieved pay for such service, as well as for walking seventy-eight

miles from Orange county to attend court. Two of John’s sons left VA and came to Buckhannon in 1768. John followed his sons and settled on Hackers Creek in present day Lewis County in 1770. On July 20, 1784 in the Harrison county court, John Sleeth, Sr.was commissioned to celebrate the rites of matrimony and was recommended to the governor for appointment to the office of magistrate. The widow, Mary Ann (Wallace) Sleeth, married November 23, 1796, to Charles Parsons. She and her two husbands are believed to be buried in and old cemetary near Jackson’s Mill.

The Sleeths owned considerable amounts of land in Harrison county, VA. Henry Flesher made an entry of 200 acres on the land books November 1, 1798, for David W., John and Mary Sleeth, heirs of John Sleeth, Sr., deceased. This land was located on Stone Coal creek near Weston.

Known children of John and Mary Ann Sleeth.

  1. (3). David Wallace b. May 18 1762 d.Jun 28 1839
  2. Catherine Carpenter
  3. (4). Thomas b. 1755
  4. (5). John b. 1757
  5. (6). Jane b. 1760


Alexander Sleeth, born 1750, was the son of John and Mary Ann Sleeth. He married Nancy Ann Smith, a daughter of David and Lydia (Ball) Smith. She was born October 22, 1764 and died November 25, 1834 in Shelbyville, Indiana. Alexander Sleeth, qualified August 17, 1785, as a deputy sheriff of Harrison county, and September 21, 1785, as a deputy surveyor. He voted January 7, 1789, for George Wahington for President.

Known children of Alexander and Nancy Ann (Smith) Sleeth.


David Wallace Sleeth, a son of John and Mary Ann Sleeth, was born May 18, 1762 in Fredrick county, VA. He married Catherine Carpenter, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Carpenter. Catherine’s father, Nicholas owned land at Redstone, near Brownsville, Pennsylvania. He came to Harrison county in 1772 and made settlement on the present site of Stealey Heights, in Clarksburg, Harrison county. At the first session of the Harrison county court held on July 20, 1784, David Wallace Sleeth was appointed one of three persons to view and lay out a road from the Richards fort, then near what is now West Milford, by way of the Edmund West mill to the home of John Hacker on Hacker’s Creek.

David Wallace Sleeth was a member of Captain James Booth’s company of rangers and spies in 1777-78, having enlisted in May 1777, at West’s fort on Hacker’s creek for a period of eighteen months, according to his declaration for a pension made August 7, 1832. After Captain Booth was killed in June 1778, the company was under command of Lt. Edward Freeman until November, when that officer left for Kentucky without issuing discharge papers to his men. Soon after that David Wallace Sleeth joined Captain George Jackson’s company of scouts at Buckhannon and served until the latter part of 1780.

According to Lucullus W. McWhorter’s “The Border Settlers of North Wester Virginia from 1786 to 1795”, p. 444, David applied for a pension in Lewis County VA August 7, 1832. His pension was granted. W.G. Singleton, Special Pension Agent, examined David’s claim October 3, 1834 and forwarded it to the pension office with the following note: “This man Sleeth is the same who as magistrate certified such a number of declarations from Lewis County, it is currently stated (and no doubt of the fact) that he received form $10 to $20 for each and every declaration of his certifying through his corrupt means, many frauds have been committed. The narrative of service here detailed by him, you will, I presume, compare with his declaration, whether they be the same or not is wholly immaterial. There is no doubt of his being an impostor”

David Wallace Sleeth, qualified in January 1793, as a deputy sheriff and three months later was recommended to the Governor of the state for appointment of lieutenant of militia. In 1794, he was sent to Richmond by the county court to convey thirty-two copies of the acts of the general assembly and of Congress to Harrison county. He was appointed a justice of the peace for Harrison county, April 8, 1817 and a school commissioner for Lewis county in 1819, after that county was formed. Records show he held the office of magistrate as late as 1825.

Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth died June 17, 1828. After Catherine’s death, David. married Mrs. Susanna Simpson. David and Susanna were married April 5, 1834 in Lewis county, VA.

David Wallace Sleeth, Sr. died on June 28, 1839 and is buried on the Farnsworth Plantation, near Troy, Gilmer county, WV. Two unmarked graves beside David’s are believed to be those of his wives.

Known children of David Wallace and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth.

m.Eliza Wolfe Oct 28, 1813 Harrison Co. VA

m.Henry Waldeck Apr 27, 1800 Harrison Co. VA

m.Cornelius Cain Jul 8, 1808 Harrison Co. VA

m.Catherine Collins Mar 16, 1815

(5). David W. Jr. b. Dec 25, 1796

  1. (1) Nancy Lybrook May 1834
  2. (2) Elizabeth Prince 1845
  3. (6). Alexander K. b. Feb 28, 1797
  4. Kathern Wolfe Jul 8, 1817 Harrison Co. VA
  5. (7). Henry Waldeck b. Oct 11, 1800
  6. Mary Wyant (Wiant) Nov 18, 1821 Lewis Co. VA
  7. (8). Thomas Jackson b. Jan 12, 1807 d. May 3, 1855

(1) m. Susan Brindley May 23, 1831

(2) m. Mary Whiting Jul 15, 1851

  1. (9). George Washington b.
  2. Rulina McWhorter May 1839 Harrison Co. VA
  3. (10). Catherine b.
  4. Samuel Brannon Jul 12, 1821 Lewis Co. VA
  5. (11). Sarah McCally b.
  6. Henry Wiant Jun 20, 1816 Harrison Co. VA
  7. (12). Jane b.
  8. Henry Stallman Apr 9, 1811 Harrison Co. VA
  9. (13). Nancy b. 1813
  10. Allen Simpson Nov 3, 1831 Lewis Co. VA


John Sleeth served as sheriff of Harrison County, Va in 1792. He was recommended again July 15, 1793, for another term, but failed January 20, 1794, to give the required bond. On March 19, 1794, he sold 400 acres on Gnatty creek in Harrison county, at this time, he was unmarried.


Jane Sleeth a daughter of John and Mary Ann Sleeth was born in She married Elias Hughes, the son of Thomas Hughes, Sr. Thomas Hughes, Sr. was slain in May 1778, by Indians near Jane Lew. Elias Hughes was born in 1757 in Hardy county, VA, he came with his family in 1772 to the Hacker’s creek region. Elias Hughes served in the Revolutionary war and drew a pension. He served both as a private and captain in the Revolution until 1781. He then served as a lieutenant in the War of 1812 when past 55 years of age, particulary in defense of Fort Meigs, Ohio. In 1796, Elias Hughes sold his real estate holdings in Harrison county and with his family became one of the first settlers of Licking county, Ohio. Jane (Sleeth) Hughes died in Johnstown, Ohio in 1827. Elias died December 22, 1844 in Utica, Ohio and was buried there with military honors. The children of Elias and Jane (Sleeth) Hughes.

  1. (7) Katherine b.
  2. (8) Henry b.
  3. (9) Job b.
  4. (10) Elias b.
  5. (11) David b.
  6. (12) John b.
  7. (13) Jonathon b.Jan 14, 1796



Nicholas C. Sleeth, born 1795 in Harrison county, VA, was the son of David Wallace and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth. He married Catherine Collins on March 16, 1815. Catherine Collins was born in 1800 in Harrison county, VA. In 1840, Nicholas C. Sleeth was the head of a family of nine, including himself, his wife and seven children in Ritchie county, Va. Nicholas lived and died in the Burnt House community, Ritchie county. Known children of Nicholas C. and Catherine (Collins) Sleeth.



David W. Sleeth, Jr. was born December 25, 1796 in Harrison county, VA. He married Nancy Lybrook, of Giles county, Va, in May 1834, Harrison county, Va. Nancy (Lybrook) Sleeth died September 17, 1842, when her husband was sheriff of Lewis county, and was buried in the old stony churchyard near Jane Lew. A daughter, Mary Jane, who died at the age of four is buried near her mother at Jane Lew. David W. Sleeth, Jr., has been known as the founder of the village of Smithville, Ritchie county, Va. He located in Ritchie county in 1844, and erected a building where he opened a hotel and store. Later, he added a tannery. David W. Sleeth, Jr., in 1845, married Elizabeth Prince (born 1812), as his second wife. They had no children.

David W. Jr., died July 5, 1851 and his wife Elizabeth, died December 31, 1855. Both are buried in the Smithville cemetary in Ritchie county. Known children of David W., Jr. and Nancy (Lybrook) Sleeth.

  1. (1) Mary Jane b. d. at age 4
  2. (2) Chapman b. 1838
  3. (3) Floyd b. 1841 d. died young
  4. (4) Ann Elizabeth b. 1855
  5. R.P.C. Austin

Alexander K. Sleeth, the son of David Wallace and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth, married Kathern Wolfe, a daughter of John and Annie (Hoffman) Wolfe. David and Kathern were married July 3, 1817 in Harrison county, VA. Kathern was born July 7, 1797. Alexander K. Sleeth died June 27, 1841, at Burnt House, Ritchie county, Va.

Known children of Alexander K. and Kathern (Wolfe) Sleeth.

  1. (1) Maria Louise b. May 09, 1818
  2. George H. McQuian Jun 10, 1841 Lewis Co., VA
  3. (2) Granville Wallace b.c. 1820
  4. Nancy Lough abt 1848
  5. (3) Mary b. Nov 27, 1822
  6. Sutton Cox
  7. (4) Emily Jane b. Aug 03, 1825
  8. Edmund West Oct 27, 1847 Lewis Co., VA
  9. (5) Penelope C. b. Sep 10, 1827 d.Apr 14 1915

m.William Harrison Snider 1844

  1. (6) Julia b. Jan 15, 1830 d.Mar 11 1915
  2. Charles Stalnaker Oct 14, 1854 Gilmer Co., VA
  3. (7) Elizabeth b. May 03, 1832
  4. William Stevenson Feb 26, 1856 Gilmer Co., VA
  5. (8) Perry Jenifer b. May 05, 1834 d. 1872
  6. (1) Sarah Wiant Sep 6, 1854 Gilmer Co., VA
  7. (2) Sarah Canfield Oct 20, 1864 Gilmer Co., VA
  8. (9) John “Marshall” b. Jun 01, 1836
  9. Arnetta McVaney Feb 18, 1864 Gilmer Co., VA
  10. (10) Narcissa Ann b. Nov 07, 1838
  11. John Bush Jul 5, 1855 Gilmer Co., VA



Henry Waldeck Sleeth, a son of David W. Sr. and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth, was born October 11, 1800 and died January 7, 1874. He married Mary Wiant on November 18, 1821 in Lewis county, Va. Mary, a daughter of Henry and Sarah Wiant was born May 24, 1802, in PA. Henry was a farmer and local Methodist Episcopal minister on Leading creek, Gilmer county, Va.(WV). He was widely known for his generosity. Henry and Mary (Wiant) Sleeth are buried in the Rock Grove Baptist church near Linn, Gilmer county. Mary died May 4, 1887. Known children of Henry Waldeck and Mary (Wiant) Sleeth.

  1. (1) Mahala b. Jan 3, 1824 d.Mar 29 1914
  2. James Snider Sep 1, 1842 Lewis Co., VA
  3. (2) Rachel b. Aug 16, 1825 d.
  4. James Tallman May 12, 1845 Lewis Co., VA
  5. (3) Elizabeth Jane b. Dec 30, 1826 d.
  6. Enos Lovell Nov 16, 1843
  7. (4) Henry E. b. Nov 26, 1828 d. Oct 10,1829
  8. (5) David Asa b. Jul 21, 1830 d.
  9. Lucinda Radcliff
  10. (6) Sarah Ann b. Apr 28, 1832 d.
  11. Benjamin Shannon Jones Dec 25, 1854 Lewis Co., VA (WV)
  12. (7) Louisa b. Jul 28, 1834 d.
  13. William Schoonover Feb 23, 1854 Gilmer Co., VA
  14. (8) Mary Ellen b. Jan 21, 1836 d.
  15. Jacob Clipston (Klipston) 1854 Lewis Co., VA
  16. (9) Adam Clark b. Oct 31, 1837 d.Sep 9, 1897

m.Mary Romine 1857 Lewis Co., VA

m.Frances Louisa Murphy Jan 13, 1861 Lewis Co., VA

Thomas Jackson Sleeth, son of David Wallace and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth, married Susan Brindley on May 23, 1831. Susan was born November 5, 1806. She died April 28, 1846. Thomas married Mary Whiting, July 15, 1851. Mary was born May 22, 1818 in Sussex, England. She was a daughter of Samuel and Mary (Lancaster) Whiting. Thomas died May 3, 1855 and was buried in the Rinehart cemetry, on Leading creek.

Known children of Thomas Jackson and Susan (Brindley) Sleeth.

Known children of Thomas Jackson and Mary (Whiting) Sleeth.

  1. Henrietta Jane b. Jun 7, 1857 d. Jun 7, 1876
  2. Allen H. Bailey Dec 26, 1875
  3. Thomas Pierce b. Mar 12, 1855 d. Oct 27, 1927
  4. Dell Bailey Oct 9, 1883

Catherine Sleeth, daughter of David Wallace and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth, was born in VA about 1803 and died before 1839. She married Samuel Brannon in Lewis County VA Jul 12, 1821. Samuel, a son of Jesse Brannan, was born in the District of Columbia about 1802. Samuel married Mary Haverty December 1, 1839. Mary, a daughter of William and Ellenora (O’Connor) Haverty, was born in MD October 5, 1808 and died in 1894.

Children of Samuel and Catherine (Sleeth) Brannan.


Nancy Sleeth, was born in 1813, a daughter of David W. and Catherine (Carpenter) Sleeth. Nancy married Allen Simpson on Nov 3, Allen was a shoemaker at Weston, Lewis county, Va. (WV). Allen Simpson was born June 30, 1805 and died September 12, 1891 in Lewis county. Nancy died December 6, 1870, also in Lewis County, WV.

Known children of Allen and Nancy (Sleeth) Simpson.

  1. (1) Martha Ann b.
  2. George W. Strickler Feb 22, 1854 Lewis Co., VA
  3. (2) Florilla b.
  4. James L. Sanford May 31, 1864 Lewis Co., VA

Maria Louise Sleeth, a daughter of Alexander K. and Kathern (Wolfe) Sleeth, was born in Harrison County VA May 18, 1818. She was married to George Hill McQuain on June 10, 1841, in Lewis county, VA (WV). George, a son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Scott) McQuain, was born in 1819. They are buried on Cove Creek below Troy, Gilmer county, WV. Known children of George and Louisa (Sleeth) McQuain.

  1. (1) Catherine K. b.c. 1846
  2. William Cookman Jan 10, 1865 Gilmer Co., WV
  3. (2) Alexander Scott b. 1848
  4. (3) Rosetta Jane b.
  5. (4) Mary A. (twin) b.
  6. (5) Sarah C. (twin) b.
  7. (6) George Newton b. June 22, 1859
  8. Ida Eakle Oct 30, 1879 Gilmer Co., WV

Grandville Wallace Sleeth, the son of Alexander K. and Kathern (Wolfe) Sleeth, married Nancy Lough about 1848. In 1856, after the death of his wife, Grandville married Susan E. Depue and lived in Calhoun county, Va. in 1860. Later, they moved to Parkersburg, WV. Known children of Grandville W. and Nancy (Lough) Sleeth.

  1. (1) Robert Alexander b. Apr 6, 1850 d. Dec 26, 1911
  2. Mary Jane Bowers
  3. (2) William Pierce b.

Known children of Granville W. and Susan E. (Depue) Sleeth.

  1. (3) Francis b.
  2. (4) Catherine b.
  3. (5) Victoria b.
  4. (6) Charles b.
  5. (7) Daniel b.
  6. (8) Alfred b.



Emily Jane Sleeth, daughter of Alexander K. and Kathern (Wolfe) Sleeth, was born August 03, 1825. She married Edmund West, the son of John West. Edmund was born in 1820 and died December 08, 1871, and was buried on the old West farm on Fink’s creek near Troy, Gilmer county, WV. After the death of Edmund West, his widow, Emily and the five youngest children in 1876, moved to Milan, MO. In 1892, Emily (Sleeth) West married Thomas Warden Jones, also a native of West Virginia. He died in 1898 and was buried at Mindota, IA. She died June 3, 1906 at New Boston, Texas.

Known children of Edmund and Emily Jane (Sleeth) West.

  1. (1) Granville Wallace b. Feb 09, 1844 d. 1912
  2. (2) John Farnsworth b. Jul 19, 1845 d. Jun 27, 1932
  3. (3) Roanna b. 1847 d.
  4. (4) Mansfield McWhorter “Duck” b. 1849 d.
  5. Ruhama Ross Sep 29, 1869 Gilmer Co., WV
  6. (5) Hester Ann b. 1851 d. 1903

m.Otho Means Nov 18, 1871 Gilmer Co., WV

  1. (6) Sarah Catherine b. 1853 d. 1861
  2. (7) Elizabeth b. 1855 d. 1860
  3. (8) Bertha O. b. Oct 15, 1857 d. Oct 20, 1931
  4. (9) Myra E. b. Feb 24, 1862 d. 1918
  5. (10) Warden A. b. Aug 30, 1864 d. 1912
  6. (11) Mary Etta b. Mar 28, 1867 d. Jan 13, 1914
  7. (12) William Simpson b. Sep 30, 187



Elizabeth Sleeth, the daughter of Alexander K. and Kathern (Wolfe) Sleeth was born May 03, 1832. She married William L. Stevenson, a lawyer and native of Spottsylvania county, VA. They located in Grantsville, Calhoun county, WV. Known children of William L. and Elizabeth (Sleeth) Stevenson.

  1. (1) William L., Jr b. 1865


Mahala Sleeth, a daughter of Henry and Mary (Wyant) Sleeth, was born

in Lewis County VA January 3, 1824 and died in Custer County NE March

29, 1914. She married James Snider in Lewis County WV September 1, 1842.

James, a son of David and Annie Snider, was born in VA June 3, 1821 and

died in Custer County NE June 15, 1880. In 1879 they moved to Nebraska.

Children of James and Mahala (Sleeth) Snider.

m.John Wesley Wilmoth Dec 27 1866

m.Luvilla McVaney Oct 27 1869

m.Margaret Adaline —- Nov 11 1868

m.Ida F. Plymale Sep 11 1889

m.John Wells Pierpoint Nov 18 1875

m.Martha E. Williams Jun 10 1887

m.William Ulysses Goldsmith May 6 1875

m.Anna C. Haisch May 10 1888

m.Georgia McGaughey Jun 9 1892

m.George W. Hartley Feb 7 1883

m.Grace Ann Haisch Dec 25 1888

m.Edna F. Bishop Jan 3 1927

m.William F. Stultz Nov 2 1885

Rachel Sleeth, born August 16, 1825, the daughter of Henry

Waldeck and Mary (Wyant) Sleeth, married James Tallman. James was

born in Pocahontas county, a son of Janmes and Jemima (Gillespie)

Tallman, who resided forty miles out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

James and Rachel lived the latter part of their lives at Reedy, Roane

county, WV. They are buried in the family plot at Duke’s Station,

Known children of James and Rachel ( Sleeth) Tallman.


Elizabeth Jane Sleeth, born December 30, 1826, was the daughter

of Henry W. and Mary (Wyant) Sleeth. She married Enos Lovell on

November 16, 1843. Enos was born August 4, 1820, in Pennsylvania.

He died September 18, 1902, at Vadis, Lewis county, WV. Elizabeth

died May 27, 1869. Both are buried at the Carter cemetery on Fink’s

Known children of Enos and Elizabeth Jane (Sleeth) Lovell.

  1. (5) John Clark b. Oct 07, 1854
  2. Ella Wiseman
  3. (6) James Franklin b.
  4. Mary Romine


David Asa Sleeth, born July 21, 1830, was the son of Henry and

Mary (Wyant) Sleeth. David married Lucindia Radcliff, a daughter of

Andrew and Elizabeth (McLaughlin) Radcliff. She was born December,

Creek, Gilmer county, WV. David died April 11, 1907 and Lucinda died

March 2, 1908. Both are buried at the Rock Grove cemetery near Linn.

Known children of David Asa and Lucindia (Radcliff) Sleeth.


Sarah Ann Sleeth, daughter of Henry and Mary (Wyant) Sleeth, was

born April 28, 1832. She married Benjamin Shannon Jones on December

25, 1854 in Lewis county, VA (WV). Benjamin served as a Union

soldier during the Civil War. They resided on Stewart’s creek,

Gilmer county. Sarah died February 6, 1903 and is buried with her

husband in the Snider cemetery in Gilmer county, WV.

Known children of Benjamin Shannon and Sarah Ann (Sleeth) Jones.


Louisa Sleeth, the daughter of Henry W. and Mary (Wyant) Sleeth,

was born July 28, 1834. She married William Schoonover, on February

23, 1854, in Gilmer county, VA (WV). William, was the son of Nathan

Louisa and William, first lived on Sand Fork run, but moved to

Reedy and finally to Nebraska.

Known children of William and Louisa (Sleeth) Schoonover.



Adam Clark Sleeth, a son of Henry Waldeck and Mary (Wyant) Sleeth,

was born in 1837 and died in Roane County WV September 9, 1897. He

married Mary Romine in 1856. Mary, a daughter of Jonathan and Emily

(Nicholas) Romine, was born in 1841.

Adam served the Union in the Civil War in Co B 15th W.Va.

Known children of Adam Clark and Mary (Romine) Sleeth.

m.Thomas Jefferson Board May 28 1882

m.Rhoda Jane Hogue Aug 25, 1887 Roane Co.

m.Rosa Jane Jeffrey Nov 27, 1894 Boone Co., WV

m.Zoe S. Daniell Oct 29, 1899 Roane Co.

m.Flora Beaner Mar 26, 1905 Roane Co.


John Marion Sleeth, a son of Henry Waldeck and Mary (Wyant)

Sleeth, was born July 17, 1840 and died in Roane County WV April 19,

William and Mary Ann (Shannon) Murphy, was born December 22, 1843 and

Children of John Marion and Frances Louisa (Murphy) Sleeth.

m.Geary Davis Mar 17, 1883 Lewis Co., WV

m.Nora Olive Riddle Dec 22, 1889 Roane Co.

(4). Margaret Evaline b. 1869

  1. (2) Abner Suttle
  2. (5). Susan Arminta b. Aug 27, 1872
  3. Charles Wesley Casto Sep 15, 1889 Roane
  4. (6). Walter Clay b. Jan 19, 1876 d. Jul 19, 1877
  5. (7). James Lewis b. Mar 11, 1878 d. Nov 19, 1904
  6. (8). Ida Lenora b. Oct 28, 1880
  7. Drexel Smith Mar 16, 1912 Fayette Co.
  8. (9). Edward Ison b. 1883 d. Jun 25, 1908
  9. (10). John Clinton b. 1886
  10. Melissa Pearl Kirkpatrick Jun 20, 1909


Mary Jane Clarke - History

Wassamasaw Tribe Of Varnertown Indians

Our Culture. Our Community. Our Identity.

The Wassamasaw Tribe of Varnertown Indians is a community with a rich heritage of descendants from various native tribes and nations that once inhabited the lowcountry. All documented history show that our progenitors inhabited the now present community since the early 1800's in what was known as St. James Parish Goose Creek and St. John's Parish Berkeley. The community situates between the towns of Summerville and Moncks Corner near Carn's (now Carnes) Crossroads.

Other native lineages in our community are the Clark, Dangerfield, Driggers, Broad, Burbage and Huff. The Clarks can trace their ancestry to a Catawba woman living in St. James Goose Creek Parish. John Gough testified that William Clark was the son of Catawba woman born in the St. James Goose Creek Parish. No name was given. The affadavit was sworn and recorded in 1807. The Dangerfield line are the descendants of Hannah Edings who married John R. Dangerfield, the son of William Dangerfield of Virginia. Hannah was the daughter of "Indian Mary" of Edisto Island. Indian Mary had a daughter by William E. Edings. After his death, Hannah was kept by William Edings' widow, Mosley Edings. This affadavit was sworn by William Beemer (an Indian) who was aquainted with Indian Mary. John R. Dangerfield and Hannah had four sons John, Morton, William and James. There are also documents where these children filed with SC courts as free Indians and therefore, exempt from the capitation tax law. They won their case. The Driggers lineage comes from Elizabeth Driggers, documented as Indian, who was living in the pineland village of now Summerville who opened her doors to mission services in her home in 1883. When her home became too small, work was begun to build a mission church and day school. Mrs. Catherine (Kitty) Springs, a Cherokee woman, gave a parcel of land to build a chapel and gave the money to build the chapel and school, establishing the St. Barnabas Mission. Many of our ancestors attending the mission school. George Broad, a German immigrant who came to SC in the late 1700s, settled in St. John's Parish, Berkeley and established a plantation by Bambaretta. Bambaretta was a plantation owned by John R. Dangerfield. George Broad owned an Indian slave named Daphne and had children with her. George Broad wanted to ensure that Daphne and his children remained on his land and enjoyed their freedom without interference. Because they could not own land, George Broad willed his friend, John R. Dangerfield to be executor of his estate and guardian of Daphne and his children and grandchildren. The will dated in 1836, was upheld by John R. Dangerfield throughout his life, but after his death, citizens and children of John Dangerfield filed a claim in court to dispossess them of their land. The Huffs descend from William Huff who came to SC during the Revolutionary War along with John Burbage. John Huff, the son of William, married Elizabeth Burbage. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Burbage and Nancy Platt. Thomas' sister, Mary Burbage, married Frederick Goins. Thomas Burbage was the grandson of John Burbage. The Huff and Burbage family lines have intermarried into the Varnertown Indian community core family lines. These distinct lineal lines have intermarried over the years to form the core community of Varnertown, a settlement community. Most community members can trace their bloodlines to multiple Native American lineages.

With the fear of malaria, many of the colonist in the 1800s moved from the coast inland. Here many plantation owners established pineland villages. It was in 1884, that the St. Barnabas Mission School was established in the present day Town of Summerville. Many of the Driggers ancestors attended this school.

In the fall of 1887, The Barrows Mission School was opened. In the paperwork of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South Carolina, it describes that a devoted churchwoman was touched in her heart by the natives of the Barrows neighborhood, and were "sheep without a shepherd". School records show that Broad, Burbage, Dangerfield and Locklear attended this school and were baptized. The Barrows community was a pineland village outside of present-day Moncks Corner near the Varnertown Indian Community.

During the early 1930's, state supported schools were established for the Native American children of the area. The Pine View Indian School was established at Ten Mile Hill in 1934. Some of the Varnertown Community members relocated to that area to find work at Aichele Nursery and Florist. The children of these families attend Pine View Indian School with Mrs. Gertrude Harrington served as teacher. The school closed in 1937.

The Varner Indian School was established in 1939 in the community. It was a one room school that served the Native American children in the area. Mrs. Robert Dehay and Mrs. Annie Tupper served as teachers for the school. The school closed in 1963 due to desegregation.

Mary Jane Clarke - History

Clark Cousins Of Virginia

Random Clark Lines In Virginia

Carolyn's Clark's (Virginia)
I am looking for the home and family of Eli Clark born summer of 1814 in Virginia. He was in Coshocton Co, Ohio by 1835,
when he married. He died in adjacent Licking Co. We have much descendant info to share but have no idea who his parents
were or where in Va. he came from.
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Terry's Clark's (Virginia)
My line includes William David CLARK of Orange County (b. 1793 d. 1865). He married Jane Mary ELIASON, daughter
of Ebenezer and Ann HERSEY ELIASON, in Madison County in 1825. Does anyone have info on the ELIASON and
HERSEY surnames in Virginia? I believe Ebenezer had a son, Ebenezer ELIASON Jr., and possibly a son, William A
ELIASON. I believe they were in Prince William County in 1830s. I have a lot of info on William David's descendants.
Appreciate any help.
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Buckingham/Nelson Clark's (Virginia)
Generation 1 J.W. Clark. Spouse Unknown
Generation 2 Joe Clark. (1) Fannie ? (2) Possibly a Stinnie Woman Lived In Buckingham County, VA
Generation 3 Joseph Samuel Clark, b. 1888, Buckingham Co, VA. Annie Lee Taylor Lived in Nelson County, VA
Generation 4 James Edward Clark, Sr., b. 1913, Buckingham Co., VA. Martha Henrietta Via(r) Lived in Schuyler, Nelson
Co., VA
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Mary Jane's Clark's (Virginia)
Hi - Saw your web pages - Think my line probably is the forerunner of Starr's - of course, can't state that positively as the
reseaarch has never been done! However, they seem to all be in the right places at the right time. Am sending you the
information I have. Sorry - don't have the brothers & sisters. I lose my Clark line early through a female - so have never
pursued it at all. Will send what I have - if you want to post it to the list, send it to Starr - whatever. ROBERT CLARKE:
Chirurgian - b Co Cornwall England marr England. Died - will 12 Dec 1705, Warsaw VA. (Will shown in this way county is
Richmond Co Va). Land patent 1657 - Warsaw VA. Resided Pispataway Creek, Middlesex Co Va , Jul 1690. Married
SARAH---------. It is said (without proof) that his father was possibly Thomas Clarke of England. DAUGHTER JUDITH
CLARKE bapt 1689, Middlesex Co Va. Married (1)ABRAHAM TRIGG bapt 4 May 1684, Middlesex Co Va d 25 Feb
1718/9. (2) Henry Burk. Date & place of death of Judith unknown. WILLIAM TRIGG, son of Judith CLARKE & Abraham
TRIGG married Mary JOHNS. They migrated to Bedford Co Va where his will was probated 15 Sep 1772.
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Ron's Clark's #1 (Virginia)
I am stumped on my Clark line. I could use some help. I am stuck with Woodson Clark of Charlotte and Bedford County. I
believe my line will in time tie into Starr's line shown on your Website. I know that some descendants of Christopher Clark of
Louisa migrated to Campbell County, Charlotte County and surrounding areas. My Woodson would have been born about
1810 most probably in Charlotte. He was married in Charlotte Dec. 18, 1834 to Dorothy (Dortha, Dorthea) Jennings. He
shows up as head of a household in Charlotte in 1840. In the 1850 census he shows up in Bedford County. The only birth
record I have found for his children is for George Etter Clark in July, 1853. George was the youngest child. His other children
were: Frances Clark, RichardClark, Flora Clark, John Clark, Robert Clark and possibly Elvira Clark.Woodson was dead by
1870 as his youngest 3 children were living with James and Fannie Berger (Fannie may be the older sister, Frances) by that
time. That is it. I feel like I'm circling around the answer but it continues to elude me. Dosha Clark (that is her maiden name)
married Publius Clark on November 11, 1837. If you run across any Charlotte Clarks I would love to hearfrom you. P.S. My
Harvey lines tie into the Clarks of Charlotte too. I will try to get that together and e-mail it
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Ron's Clark's #2 (Virginia)
Here is my other Charlotte County Clark line: I am not a direct descendant in this line. My great-grandmother was the
step-daughter to Louisa Jane Clark. Here goes:
Descendants of Micajah Clark
Generation No. 1
1. Micajah Clark was born 1808. He married Eliza.
Children of Micajah Clark and Eliza are:
2 i. Margaret2 Clark, born 1833.
3 ii. Mary E. Clark, born 1835.
+ 4 iii. Louisa Jane Clark, born 1837 died April 10, 1904 in Charlotte County, Virginia.
5 iv. Charles J. Clark, born 1839.
6 v. Pernetta Clark, born 1841.
7 vi. John S. Clark, born 1845.
8 vii. Eliza Clark, born 1849.
Generation No. 2
4. Louisa Jane2 Clark (Micajah1) was born 1837, and died April 10, 1904 in Charlotte County,Virginia. She married
Hezekiah Ford Harvey December 03, 1855 in Charlotte County, VA, son of John Harvey and Susannah Ford.
More About Louisa Jane Clark
Religion: attended Hat Creek Presbyterian Church in Charlotte
Notes for Hezekiah Ford Harvey: Kiah was Hezekiah's nickname. He was a farmer, overseer for the farm of George Hannah
and operated a foundry. He did not serve in the Confederacy but was said to have been in a skirmish "down by the river." This
skirmish was believed to be the "Battle of the Old Men and Boys" near Halifax, VA. More About Hezekiah Ford Harvey:
Occupation: Farmer near Reese in Charlotte County
Children of Louisa Clark and Hezekiah Harvey are:
9 i. Ada Jane3 Harvey, born April 14, 1858 died February 12, 1929.
She married (1) James Fallen. She married (2) Simon Tyree Harvey.
10 ii. Ariminta Beauregard Harvey, born 1862. She married John R. Lawson.
11 iii. Rosa Lee Harvey, born 1865. She married (1) W. J. Williamson. She married
(2) James Monroe Dickerson.
12 iv. Ellen Gordon Harvey, born July 22, 1869 in Charlotte County, Virginia died
May 01, 1942. She married Floyd Calgar Dickerson August 25, 1894.
+ 13 v. Lucy Forrest Harvey, born December 25, 1871 in Charlotte County, Virginia
died December 03, 1956 in Kenston, NC.
14 vi. Margaret Miller Harvey, born 1877 in Charlotte County, Virginia died July 07,
1970. She married G. Roach November 29, 1899.
Generation No. 3
13. Lucy Forrest3 Harvey (Louisa Jane2 Clark, Micajah1) was born December 25, 1871 in Charlotte County, Virginia, and
died December 03, 1956 in Kenston, NC. She married James Arthur Ramsey January 31, 1894 in Charlotte County, VA.
Children of Lucy Harvey and James Ramsey are:
15 i. CabellF.4 Ramsey.
+ 16 ii. Arthur Forrest Ramsey, born January 29, 1895 died February 25, 1985.
Generation No. 4
16. Arthur Forrest 4 Ramsey (Lucy Forrest 3 Harvey, Louisa Jane 2 Clark,Micajah) was born January 29, 1895, and died
February 25, 1985. He married MarriedApril 18, 1925 in Norfolk, VA. P.S. My Harvey lines tie into the Clarks of Charlotte
too. I will try to get that together and e-mail itto you
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SCBC's Clark's (Viriginia)
Generation 1
J.W. Clark. Spouse Unknown
Generation 2
Joe Clark. (1) Fannie ? (2) Possibly a Stinnie Woman Lived In Buckingham County, Va
Generation 3
Joseph Samuel Clark, b. 1888, Buckingham Co, Va Annie Lee Taylor Lived in Nelson Cty, VA
Generation 4
James Edward Clark, Sr., b. 1913, Buckingham Co., VA. Martha Henrietta Via(r) Lived
in Schuyler, Nelson Co., VA
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Betty's Clark's 1 (Virginia)
Will the person who posted all the John Clark info in the last digest please check and see if you have any more info on the
James Clark listed as 2. I am looking for a James Clark b. abt. 1804 who moved to Wirt Co., VA sometime around 1841.
Thank you so much! Betty Evans
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Lori's Clark Line (Virginia)
1. Clifford S. Clark
m. Ollie M. Lester b. 1891 Va
Children: C.W. Clark
Edward Clark
James Leon Clark
Elizabeth Lucille b. 1921 VA
m. Robert L. McFaddin
2. Joanne June Clark
m. Elmer Milton Chandler b. 1933
3. Lena Mae Clark
m. Edward W. Lester b. 1868 VA d.1957 VA
4. Ruth C. Clark
m. Henry Stuart Lester b.1886 VA d.1965 VA
5. W.H. Clark
m. Frankie Lee Mitchell b. 1921
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Debbie's Clark's (Virginia)
I am researching the Stone side of our family tree. I don't have much info to start with. But here it is. Ernest Otto Stone b. 1904
Leck Va. d. 1969 Wise Co. VA. he married Thelma Gilliland. Ernest had a brother JB Stone and sisters Etta and Lottie Stone.
Etta married a Shepard and Lottie married a Gross. I started looking on the Clark page because we have Ernest Stone's
reading book "Gullivers Travels" and in the front he wrote the names and birthdates of family members. He also wrote 1884
Ollie C. Clark. My side seems to have german names. Does any of this sound like your Stone relatives?
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Terry's F's Clark's (Virginia)
I'm a descendant of William and Joseph David Clark of Orange County, Va., and I'm searching for info on some of the
women who married into this family. Thanks.
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Judy C's Clark (Virginia)
Any contacts for someone researching Isham Clark of Bedford Co VA? Would appreciate any contacts/info. Thanks,
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Pace's Clark (Virginia)
I need the parents and siblings names for JOHN THOMAS CLARK born February 15, 1830 possibly in Westmoreland
County, Virginia. John had at least two brothers, one was born about 1834 and his name was James. Any clues, leads, or any
kind of help would be GREATLY appreciated.
me at e-mail address below.
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SReilly934's Clark (Virginia)
Looking for the Clark/Mansfield lines who lived in the Hoadly, Virginia Prince William County area. Mansfield family who had
a daughter named Ruth born about 1899 or 1900 in Virginia. Ruth married and became Ruth Mansfield Clark who lived in the
Hoadly, Va. area.
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Donna's Clark (Virginia)
I am seeking info on Francis Clark of Louisa Co. VA. Francis Clark was the father of Nancy Clark, born ca 1790, in Louisa
Co. VA. Nancy is my ggg grandmother. She married Benjamin Thacker in Louisa Co. VA in 1805. Any help would be
appreciated. Thanks,
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Random Clark Lines In Virginia Plus Other States

Linda Edlow's Clark's
(Virginia, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Texas)
Do you have a Jasper Clark, (old in 1890-1900 range) wife Ellen, children: Minnie, Ida, Murphy, Barney, Effie and Maggie?
Do you have a J.O. Clark,(born 1842) wife M.J. children: Mary, Doak, Lon, Hubbard, and Minnie?
Both of these families ended up in Texas but came thru either MS or KY or AL and probably NC or VA before that.
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BandB4951's Clark's (Virginia, Alabama, North Carolina)
I am looking to find more information on my CLARK line. Unfortunately, I do not have all of the dates necessary as I am
having trouble with my computer for the moment so I will estimate them.
Hannah CLARK. born: abt. 1715-20 in VA, probably
. mother: ??
. father: Robert CLARK
. born: abt. 1680 in VA, probably
married: Jacob UNDERWOOD
. born: abt. 1745-50 in NC
Children include:
Sarah 'Sally' UNDERWOOD
. born: abt. 1775
md: Lewis Lamkin HATTEN/HATTON
. born: abt. 1770 in NC
Children include:
. born: 1800 in Nash Co., NC
md: Frances Lucretia LOTT
. born: 1802 in AL
. mother: Martha Jane Dorsey LIGHTFOOT
. born: abt. 1763 in VA or Antigua, possibly
. father: Absalom LOTT
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Janet's Clark's (Virginia, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, Tennessee)
James Clark who came to America apparently about the time of the Revolution and enlisted November 22 1776 and became a
Sergeant in Henry Garnett's company of regular troops. After the war he lived in Virginia, moved to Kentucky and then to
Wayne County Ill.One of their sons was Benjamin A Clark who died in 1838 while attending the Illinois State Legislature. He
married Mary G.Witters born in Western Tennessee. Their son Benjamin Franklin Clark was born April 29 1829 and
established a drugstore in Girard, Macoupin County Illinois. His second wife was Mary Ann Butcher who was born April 20
1845 in Tennessee. One of their children was Grace C Clark who was born November 14 1877 in Girard Illinois and died in
Minneapolis Minnesota December 23 1959. She married Lewellyn Littlepage. One of their daughters was Genevieve
Littlepage who married Dr Nelson Warren Sheley in Los Angeles, California. They had one daughter: my wife Janet Clark
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Ralph's Clark's (Virginia, Florida)
Thomas Clarke of Virginia who m Martha Dehaven? She was b. 1818 Frederick Co VA. They moved to Florida, where he
may have died before her. If my facts are right, she than married a Geiger. Martha Dehaven parents might have been Westley
Dehaven & Louisa Fisher.
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Kathy M's Clark Line (Virginia, Iowa, Nebraska, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ireland)
I have a Clark family I would like to share. Some of information is a bid strange, just like some of the info you can get out of
any book on any surname. I would like to share my families with you to see if perhaps I can help someone and someone out
there can identify my Bartholomew Clark family and trace it back to his parents. Information I have been able to gather so far
on my Bartholomew Clark is as follows:
Monongalia Co., W.VA was once part of VA and very close to the counties of Orange, Madison and Culpeper.
Book 'The Monongalia Story' A bicentennial Story by The Pioneers, by Carl L. Core. Page 282 states in Miscellany.
In 1799 Tavern licenses were granted to: Bartholomew Clark was living on Lot120 in Morgantown (Callahan, p.107) in this
book also on page 309 Bartholomew was granted a tavern license. Bartholomew listed in book History of Monongalia Co.,
WVA. P544 Batholomew of Morgantown was one of three persons granted tavern licenses in 1802.
Book 'The Monongalia Story' pg 340. Talks about street repairs in Morgantown. B. Clark made this offer: 'I will engage to
do more work on the streets of Morgantown than has been done in one year since 1796, for one dollar each titheable. Them
that want to be exempted must secure the money or good trade'. Each citizen owned to the town so much work on the streets
and Clark offered to do it for them, for a consideration.
Book 'The Monongalia Story' pg.367 states: Hales' Hat Shop. The issue of The Monongalia Gazette vol.6, no.299. For
Friday , Oct. 6, 1809, contained an announcement concerning a new business beginning in Morgantown: Hats in
the city of Morgantown was on the main street nearly opposite the house formerly occupied by Bartholomew Clark where he
intends carrying on the business in the most extensive manner.
In the Book West Virginia Estate Settlements the 5 volumes print court records of various counties, wills and other court
areas. Listed are a few of the notes I xeroxed in the library on Bartholomew starting in 1776 Monongalia County. Monongalia
Co. was formed in 1776. Heritage Books, Inc. Compiled by Millia Pender Zinn.
Records of the District and Superior Courts.
Vol I: Clark, Bartholomew 3/9/1811 Will 4-1811. Devisees Mary, wife David,
John, Wm., Jonney, Eugenus, sons Betsy,daughter.
Descendants of Bartholomew Clark
1 Bartholomew Clark b: in Ireland d: Abt. 1811 in Monongalia Co., WVA
. +Mary (Maiden?) Clark b: in Ireland
. 2 Jane Clark b: Abt. 1808 in VA d: Aft. 1885 in IA (listed as dau. of
Bartholomew on m:lic.)
. +John Wolfe b: Abt. 1807 in Morgantown, Monongalia Co., VA m: Mar
26, 1829 in Morgantown, Monongalia Co. (W) VA d: Feb 5, 1871 in Jefferson,
Clayton Co., IA
. 3 Louis/Lewis Clark Wolfe b: Jan 3, 1830 in Kingwood, Preston
Co., VA d: Sep 14, 1917 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa
. +Rebecca J. Walker (Gott) b: Nov 6, 1833 in Mo m: Feb 3,
1857 in Millville, Clayton Co., Iowa d: Jun 25, 1917 in Mt. Pleasant, Henry
Co., Iowa
. 3 Mary Louise Wolfe b: Jan 9, 1832 in Kingwood, Preston Co.,VA
d: Sep 18, 1854 in Clayton Co., IA
. +[1] David Ulysses Gull b: May 15, 1827 in (W)VA m: Sep 21,
1851 in Clayton Co., IA d: Jan 20, 1897 in Millville Twp, Clayton Co., IA
. 3 Elizabeth Wolfe b: Abt. Jul 1835 in Kingwood, Preston Co.,
VA d: Bef. 1880 in Jefferson,Clayton Co., IA?
. 3 Margaret Jane Wolfe b: May 11, 1839 in Kingwood, Preston
Co., VA d: Apr 12, 1908 in Colesburg, Delaware Co., IA
. +[1] David Ulysses Gull b: May 15, 1827 in (W)VA m: Dec 15,
1855 in Clayton Co., IA d: Jan 20, 1897 in Millville Twp, Clayton Co., IA
. 3 Andrew John Wolfe b: Abt. 1843 in Kingwood, Preston Co., VA
d: Apr 17, 1865 in Jefferson, Clayton Co., IA
. 3 Charlotte Wolfe b: May 27, 1844 in Preston Co., VA d: Abt.
Jan 10, 1909 in Hastings, NE
. +Willmutt Goldsmith b: Abt. 1814 in New York m: 1864 in
unknown d: 1888 in IA?
. 3 Sarah Wolfe b: Nov 22, 1850 in Springhill Twp., Fayette Co.,PA
. 2 David Clark b: Unknown
. 2 John Clark b: Unknown
. 2 William Clark b: Unknown
. +Phoebe Tabler m: Mar 14, 1828 in Monongalia Co., WVA
. 2 Jonney Clark b: Unknown
. 2 Eugenus Wilson Clark b: Unknown
. 2 Betsy Clark b: Unknown
. +Mr.Sharp
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Earline's Clark's (Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri)
Hi, I am searching for the parents of Gabriel Penn Clark b. abt 1817 in or near Lynchburg?? VA. He was in MO by 1840
married to a lady from KY, Julia Scott, Gabriel also named one of his son William Penn Clark, (Gabriel wasn't a Quaker) have
you ever seen the Gabriel Clark (know there was a Gabriel Penn who married Jane Clark, there was a memtion of a Gabriel
Clark in some of the letters to and from George Rogers Clark. Appreicate any help or clues. Thanks Earline
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Fay's Clark's (Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina,)
1. Samuel CLARK, Sr. b: 1775 in VA d: Bet. 1850- 1860 in Clinton Co, Ky
+Jean? BAKER b: 1774 in NC src: LDS Ancestral File d: Bet. 1810 -1820 in Wayne Co, KY src: LDS Ancestral File 2nd
Wife of Samuel Clark, Sr.: +Hannah WADE b: 1780 in NC m: 04 Dec 1829 in Wayne Co, KY
2. Female 1 CLARK b: Bet. 1794 - 1800
2. Samuel CLARK, Jr. b: Bet. 1794 - 1800
2. Jesse CLARK, Sr. b: 1800 in NC
+Sarah "Sally" BELL b: Abt. 1795 in NC m: 30 Mar 1823 in Wayne Co, KY src: Family
Tree Maker's Family Archives Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN 1720-1926, CD #2
2. Male 3 CLARK b: Bet. 1801 - 1810
2. Male 4 CLARK b: Bet. 1803 - 1810
2. Elizabeth CLARK b: 1805 in KY d: Sep 1878 in MO
+William BELL b: Abt. 1801 in SC m: 27 May 1820 in Wayne, Kentucky src: Family Tree
Maker's Family Archives
Marriage Index: IL, IN, KY, OH, TN 1720-1926, CD #2 d: 1859 in MO src: [email protected]
2. Female 3 CLARK b: Bet. 1807 - 1810
2. Male 5 CLARK b: Bet. 1809 - 1810
2. Male 6 CLARK b: Bet. 1810 - 1820
Samuel first appears in the 1820 Wayne County, KY, Census, but may have been in the area as early as the late 1790's. I
understand a Samuel Clark was in Pulaski county, and would be curious to know if anyone can lay claim to him. Some Wayne
county records state my Samuel was fromNC a Clinton county census later in life states he was born in VA.
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Steve's Clark's (Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio)
Is there a Sidney (Sydney) Cooper Clark in that line. He would have been born 1880's -1890's and died in 1950's? He was
born in KY but the his family lived in the Cincinnatti area. He moved to SW Virginia (Wise Co.) and worked for the RR. He
was very reserved and was pretty much estranged from his family. I do know he had at least one sister in Ohio. Thanks
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Bobbie's Clark's (Virginia, Maryland)
I have been subscribing to this list in the hopes of finding a clue as to where my G-grandfather, Woodson Clark Constable's
first and second names came from, and who those he was named for came from. He was born May 27, 1848 to Andrew
Thomas Constable and Susan Jemima Armistead Constable in Norfolk, Virginia. Andrew was from Baltimore, MD and
Norfolk, VA (I think he had businesses in both places). Susan was from the York Co. area. .Woodson Clark married Rosa
(Robina) Powell on January 9, 1888. They had three children: Woodson Coleman Constable (my grandfather), Susan and
Emily. He graduated from William and Mary College. They lived in Williamsburg, York County and Norfolk as far as I can tell.
Woodson died on June 14, 1919 in Norfolk ,Virginia Think there must be someone out there who has a
connection? Bobbie
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D Blake's Clark's (Virginia, Ohio)
I have a very vague link to the CLARK surname. My great-great-grandmother was a CLARK. Her name was (Nancy) Anna
CLARK Carter. She married John H. Carter in 1883. Her father was born in Virginia and her mother in Ohio. She and her
husband were born in Ohio. In 1910, the family was in Columbus, Ohio. They had five children, with three surviving: Laura
Carter, Marie Carter, Louise Carter, and Ida Carter. Ida was my great-grandmother. If you would like moreinformation,
please reply.
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Un-named Clark Line (Virginia, South Carolina)
Generation No. 1
1. MARY1 CLARKE/CLARK was born 1731 in Albemarle Co, Virginia. She m. HENRY
KEY SR. 1754, son of JOHN KEY and MARTHA TANDY.
Children of MARY CLARKE/CLARK and HENRY KEY are:
i. MALINDA2 KEY, b. October 11, 1755, Amherst Co., Virginia m. JAMES LETCHER, January 06, 1771.
ii. JOHN ALFORD KEY, b. March 20, 1757, Amherst Co., Virginia m. ANNE TAYLOR.
iii. HENRY KEY JR., b. April 11, 1759, Amherst Co., Virginia d. August 23, 1810, Edgefield Co., South Carolina m (1)
iv. WILLIAM KEY, b. April 02, 1761, Amherst Co., Virginia d. Bef. 1802, Edgefield Co., South Carolina m. (1) SARAH
GIBSON, 1787, Edgefield Co., South Carolina m. (2) FANNIE
TALBOT, 1801. Notes for WILLIAM KEY: He served in the Continental Line in South Carolina as a private in Colonel
Leroy Hammond's Regiment of Militia. (ref: vol. R-T, page 270, Stub Entries to Indents for the Revolutionary Claims. by
v. TANDY CLARKE KEY, b. May 19, 1763, Amherst Co., Virginia d. 1802, Jefferson
Co., Georgia m. MARY HARVEY, 1798.
vi. MARY KEY, b. May 31, 1765, Amherst Co., Virginia m. MARSHAL MARTIN.
vii. MARTHA KEY, b. March 07, 1768, Amherst Co., Virginia.
viii. NAOMI KEY, b. October 11, 1770, Amherst Co., Virginia.
ix. ELIZABETH KEY, b. April 11, 1773.
x. SARAH KEY, b. September 27, 1776.
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Grafton's Clark's (Virginia, South Carolina, Texas)
A cousin in Clovis, NM, sent me a message about the Clark's. My grandfather, William Grafton Clark, dropped the e from the
end of his name when he cam to TX from maybe VA or SC about 1870 or later. He was born about 1855. His grandfather
lived in Gaffney, SC, before and during the Civil War. I know this for sure because I have his Masonic apron with a story on it
about an incident there. My grandfathers father may be John Sleeper Clarke, who was married to Asia
Booth. My mother indicated this to me a long time ago but did not name him specifically. If you know anything about this I
would appreciate hearing from you.
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Charley's Clark's (Virginia, Tennessee)
Benjamin Franklin Clark b abt 1819, likely in or near Abingdon. Married Paulina Galliker, I have them in Jefferson county TN
in the 1850 and 1860 census, then they are in Sullivan county for 1870 and 1880. Abingdon is about 30 miles from Blountville,
TN in Sullivan county. Children are: John F. b abt 1843, Thomas W. b abt 1844, Amelia Hannah b 1847 ( my grand mother)
and Eliza b abt 1849. Per notation in bible, Ben and his son, Thomas are b in Abingdon. High on a Windy Hill lists Thomas,
with accurate dates, but not Ben. Anyone have any more info on this line? Hannah m a Rogers, thus my surname. Charley
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Betty's Clark's 2 (Virginia, West Virginia)
Hi Clark listers! I'm hoping someone might have a lead on my Clark family. I have James Clark b. abt. 1804-15 married to
Amy Enoch b. abt. 1820 in Wood County, Virginia. They had five sons: Issac O., William J., Adolphus P., Abraham and
Alpheus T. They eventually moved to Wirt Co., Va, and were known to haved lived in Newark and eventually Burning
Springs, West Virginia. Please help me find the birthplace or parents of James. I have the info already on Amy.
Thanks a bunch! Betty Evans
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Jane Clark was born in Boston in 1722, the daughter of Jonathan and Mary (Phillips) Clark. In 1741 she married Ezekiel Lewis, a Harvard graduate who had joined the family merchant trade. The couple settled in Boston, where they were important members of the Old South Church. Jane Clark Lewis died young, in or shortly after 1753, leaving her husband and four children. 1

When this portrait was given to the Society, it was attributed to Hogarth and dated 1739, but Blackburn was also suggested as the artist. The scholar William Sawitzsky first attributed the portrait to Smibert, an attribution accepted by Smibert expert Richard Saunders. 2 The date of 1732 is taken from John Smibert's notebook, where he notes "Ms. Clark—whole lenth" in September of that year. 3 The notebook, which contains a list of his portrait commissions from 1722 to 1746, is the property of the Public Record Office, London, and was published by the Historical Society in 1969. Since its publication, a number of portraits, formerly believed to be the work of other artists, have been attributed to Smibert.

Smibert was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, but moved to London in 1709 and there worked as a coach painter and made copies of paintings for picture dealers. His formal art training was at the academy operated by Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723), the premier portrait painter in England during this period. 4 Kneller promoted a sophisticated and aristocratic style of portraiture in which it was more important to present the subject's exalted position in society than to show his or her individual character. Smibert returned to Edinburgh about 1716 and worked as a portrait painter for nearly three years before he embarked on a sojourn to Italy (1719-1722). During this trip Smibert copied masterpieces by Renaissance and Baroque artists as well as painting from life. 5

Back in London in 1722, Smibert soon established himself as a professional portraitist. Between the years 1722 and 1728, Smibert completed 175 portrait commissions, averaging twenty-five per year. 6 In 1728, he accepted an offer from his friend Dean George Berkeley (1685-1753) to be part of a small group to establish a college in Bermuda. Smibert was to be the professor of art and architecture and set sail for America with Berkeley's group in September 1728. Landing in 1729, the group settled temporarily in Newport, Rhode Island, to await the arrival of the additional funds necessary for the establishment of the college. Soon after their arrival, Smibert began a group portrait of himself and his fellow travelers, now known as the Bermuda Group (Yale University Art Gallery). Completed in 1730, it is considered Smibert's masterpiece, and is the largest group portrait painted in America up until that time. In the same year Smibert also painted a smaller bust-length portrait of Berkeley, which is now in the Society's collection.

By May 1729 Smibert had moved to Boston, presumably to be better able to support himself by painting portraits in the more populous town. Sometime during Smibert's first winter there, he held an exhibition in his studio. Not only did he exhibit his own recent portraits, but also the copies he had made of masterpieces while in Italy, as well as some plaster casts of antique statues he had brought from Europe. This was the first "art exhibition" in America and the public's response was overwhelmingly positive. One spectator, Mather Byles, the young nephew of Cotton Mather, was so taken with the artist's work that he wrote an eighty-line laudatory poem, "To Mr. Smibert on the Sight of His Pictures." 7 In 1730 Smibert married Mary Williams, the twenty-three-year-old daughter of Nathaniel and Anne (Bradstreet) Williams. The Society now owns Smibert's portrait of Mary Williams (1729), painted during his first year in Boston.

It was clear by 1731 that the money necessary to establish the college in Bermuda would never be forthcoming, and although Berkeley returned with his family to England, Smibert decided to remain in Boston, where he was already established as the town's foremost portrait painter. In 1734, Smibert extended his interests and opened a "color shop" in his home on Queen Street, where he began to sell "all sorts of colours, dry or ground, with oils, and Brushes, Fans of Several Sorts, the best Mezotints, Italian, French, Dutch and English Prints." 8 The shop seems to have been quite successful becoming a gathering place for artists as well as for those with an interest in art. Smibert continued to paint portraits until about 1746, and his American production totals 250 paintings during his seventeen years here.

Waldron Phoenix Belknap, in his pioneering work on the influence of English mezzotints on American colonial portraiture, suggests that the source for Jane Clark's pose is a mezzotint of Lady Essex Mostyn by John Smith after Kneller (1705). 9 Certainly, the landscape setting, which opens up to a vista on the right, and the position of Clark on an incline beside a tree suggest the print after Kneller. However, unlike his mentor, Smibert seems to have painted a realistic likeness. Posing in her sumptuous pink satin gown, Jane Clark seems somewhat stiff, but her basket of fruit, from which she offers an apple, serves to engage the viewer. Smibert used a similar landscape background in his portrait of James Bowdoin (1736, Bowdoin College Museum of Art). 10

1. John Langdon Sibley and Clifford K. Shipton. Biographical Sketches of Graduates of Harvard University. 17 vols., Cambridge, Mass., 1873, 9: p. 550. Thwing Catalogue, MHS.

2. Henry Wilder Foote. John Smibert, Painter. Cambridge, Mass., 1950, pp. 144-145.

3. John Smibert. The Notebooks of John Smibert.. Essays by Sir David Evans, John Kerslake, and Andrew Oliver, Boston, 1969, p. 98.

4. Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles. American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776. Washington, 1987, p. 113.

5. Wayne Craven. Colonial American Portraiture: The Economic, Religious, Social, Cultural, Philosophical, Scientific, and Aesthetic Foundations. New York, 1986, p. 153 Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles. American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776. Washington, 1987, p. 113.

6. Stephen T. Riley. "John Smibert and the Business of Portrait Painting." In American Painting to 1776: A Reappraisal Ian M. G. Quimby, ed. Charlottesville, 1971, p. 162.

8. Boston Newsletter, Oct. 10-17, 1734.

9. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr. American Colonial Painting: Materials for a History. Cambridge, Mass., 1959, p. 305, plate XXXIII.

10. Richard H. Saunders and Ellen G. Miles. American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776. Washington, 1987, pp. 124-125.

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