The Shemwell Family

Jonas Clark SrAge: 66 years18041870

Name
Jonas Clark Sr
Given names
Jonas
Surname
Clark
Name suffix
Sr
Birth April 29, 1804 39 32
Birth of a sisterMary “Polly” Clark
about 1804
Note: Birth place/year based on 1850 Census in the household of her husband Charles Crane
Birth of a brotherAbraham Clark
June 7, 1809 (Age 5 years)
Death of a brotherAbraham Clark
August 13, 1810 (Age 6 years)
Historical Event
War of 1812
between 1812 and 1815 (Age 7 years)

Note: War of 1812 between the Americans and the British. The Creek (or Red Stick) War in Alabama had different origins, but it coincided with the war of 1812, and the U.S. treated it as a part of the larger war, with Jackson and his forces also in charge of defeating the Creeks - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_of_1812
Will January 6, 1816 (Age 11 years)
Death of a fatherJonas Clark
March 21, 1816 (Age 11 years)
MarriageSarah Price LeeView this family
July 15, 1824 (Age 20 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Mary Ann Clark
about 1825 (Age 20 years)
Note: Birth year based on 1860 Census with her husband, John Teegarden. Birth place based on death certificate of her daughter, Elizabeth Teegarden
Birth of a daughter
#2Phoebe Clark
January 21, 1828 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a son
#3William Reuben Clark
August 22, 1830 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Cholera Epidemic
1832 (Age 27 years)
Note: Cholera killed 4,340 people in New Orleans & over 3,000 in New York City - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholera_outbreaks_and_pandemics
Birth of a daughter
#4Malinda Clark
January 16, 1833 (Age 28 years)
Death of a brotherJeremiah Clark
June 23, 1833 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#5Jonas Clark Jr
August 15, 1835 (Age 31 years)
Historical Event
The Texas Revolution
between October 1835 and April 1836 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Texas Revolution (or Texas War of Independence) was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836 between Mexico and the Texas (Tejas) portion of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas. The Texas Revolution erupted in 1836, after Texas declared its independence from Mexico. Mexico responded by invading Texas, where General Santa Anna won decisive victories in the battles of the Alamo and Goliad. The war ended at the Battle of San Jacinto (about 20 miles) east of modern day downtown Houston) where General Sam Houston led the Texas Army to victory in 18 minutes over a portion of the Mexican Army under Santa Anna, who was captured shortly after the battle. The conclusion of the war resulted in the creation of the Republic of Texas - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Revolution
Birth of a son
#6Samuel Lee Clark
July 19, 1838 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Harriet Caroline Clark
December 18, 1840 (Age 36 years)
Death of a motherPhoebe Lyon
after 1840 (Age 35 years)
Note: Widow Phoebe Clark shows up in the 1830 and 1840 Census; but, not in the 1850 Census
Birth of a daughter
#8Miriam Clark
about 1843 (Age 38 years)
Note: Birth place/year based on 1850 Census
Marriage of a childJoseph TroutmanPhoebe ClarkView this family
November 27, 1845 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#9Abraham S Clark
about 1846 (Age 41 years)
Note: Birth place/year based on 1850 Census
Birth of a grandson
#1William Campbell Troutman
August 22, 1846 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a son
#10James T Clark
about 1848 (Age 43 years)
Note: Birth place/year based on 1850 Census
Birth of a grandson
#2Jonah C Troutman
October 24, 1848 (Age 44 years)
Historical Event
Mexican-American War
from 1846 to 1848 (Age 41 years)
Note: The Mexican-American War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and the United Mexican States from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican%E2%80%93American_War
Birth of a grandson
#3Michael Troutman
April 17, 1850 (Age 45 years)
Census September 5, 1850 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sonSamuel Lee Clark
May 14, 1851 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#11Jeremiah Clark
July 13, 1851 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4James Campbell Troutman
May 1853 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a son
#12Henry B Clark
January 31, 1854 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5Nancy Jane Troutman
March 11, 1854 (Age 49 years)
Death of a sonHenry B Clark
December 15, 1854 (Age 50 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6Malinda Troutman
about 1856 (Age 51 years)
Death of a brotherPeter Clark
July 1, 1858 (Age 54 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#7Sarah Melissa Troutman
August 3, 1858 (Age 54 years)
Historical Event
Influenza Epidemic
between 1857 and 1859 (Age 52 years)

Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza - http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3884
Census June 16, 1860 (Age 56 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8Ella Troutman
December 10, 1860 (Age 56 years)
Death of a sonJonas Clark Jr
September 23, 1863 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a grandson
#9Ezra Troutman
February 12, 1864 (Age 59 years)
Historical Event
American Civil War
between April 1861 and May 1865 (Age 56 years)

Note: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Civil_War
Birth of a grandson
#10Darius Troutman
June 6, 1866 (Age 62 years)
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 62 years)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 62 years)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a granddaughter
#11Etta Myrtle Troutman
1869 (Age 64 years)

Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 64 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Death of a daughterMiriam Clark
about 1870 (Age 65 years)
Census August 25, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Death October 15, 1870 (Age 66 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Toner Cemetery
Additional Info September 22, 2021

by: Bruce Troutman
Publication: American History Press
Additional Info
Jonas Clark Family Birth-Marriage-Death Dates
September 27, 2021

by: Bruce Troutman
Last change October 2, 202119:22:05

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1790New Jersey, United States
14 years
himself
-13 years
elder brother
Jeremiah Clark
Birth: May 23, 1791 26 19Rahway, New Jersey, United States
Death: June 23, 1833Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
3 years
elder brother
Benjamin Clark
Birth: 1793 28 21New Jersey, United States
Death: December 1, 1800New Jersey, United States
1 year
elder brother
Peter Clark
Birth: about 1793 28 21Essex, New Jersey, United States
Death: July 1, 1858Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States
3 years
elder sister
1 year
elder sister
Meriam Clark
Birth: after 1795 30 23Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States
Death:
1 year
elder brother
Reuben Clark
Birth: after 1795 30 23Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States
Death:
3 years
elder sister
Harriette Clark
Birth: after 1797 32 25Rahway, Union, New Jersey, United States
Death:
6 years
elder sister
3 years
sister
Mary “Polly” Clark
Birth: about 1804 39 32Elizabeth, Union, New Jersey, United States
Death: after 1870Illinois, United States
5 years
younger brother
Abraham Clark
Birth: June 7, 1809 44 37New Jersey, United States
Death: August 13, 1810New Jersey, United States
Family with Sarah Price Lee - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: July 15, 1824Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, United States
18 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
William Reuben Clark
Birth: August 22, 1830 26 23Franklin, Indiana, United States
Death: April 2, 1875Howard, Indiana, United States
2 years
daughter
Malinda Clark
Birth: January 16, 1833 28 25Indiana, United States
Death: April 12, 1892Indiana, United States
3 years
son
Jonas Clark Jr
Birth: August 15, 1835 31 28Adams, Indiana, United States
Death: September 23, 1863Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia, United States
3 years
son
Samuel Lee Clark
Birth: July 19, 1838 34 31Union City, Indiana, United States
Death: May 14, 1851Wayne, Fulton, Indiana, United States
2 years
daughter
Harriet Caroline Clark
Birth: December 18, 1840 36 33Indiana, United States
Death: March 20, 1920Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States
3 years
daughter
Miriam Clark
Birth: about 1843 38 35Indiana, United States
Death: about 1870Illinois, United States
4 years
son
Abraham S Clark
Birth: about 1846 41 38Indiana, United States
Death: July 10, 1908Los Angeles, California, United States
3 years
son
4 years
son
Jeremiah Clark
Birth: July 13, 1851 47 44Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: November 25, 1933Missouri, United States
3 years
son
Henry B Clark
Birth: January 31, 1854 49 46Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: December 15, 1854Fulton, Indiana, United States

Jonas Clark Sr has 0 first cousins recorded

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WillNew Jersey Probate Records, 1678-1980
Additional Info"History and Genealogy of Westfield New Jersey and Vicinity"
Publication: American History Press
Census1850 United States - Census transcript - Jonas Clark Sr - Household

Wayne, Fulton, Indiana, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Jonas Clark Srhead46MWFarmer3000NJ
Sarah Price Clarkwife45FWOH
Jonas Clark Jrson14MWIN
Samuel Lee Clarkson11MWIN
Harriet Caroline Clarkdaughter9FWIN
Miriam Clarkdaughter7FWIN
Abraham S Clarkson4MWIN
James T Clarkson2MWIN

Census1860 United States - Census transcript - Jonas Clark Sr - Household

Wayne, Fulton, Indiana, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceMarSchoolR+WInfirm
Jonas Clark Srhead56MWFarmer100100NJ
Sarah Price Clarkwife53FWOH
Jonas Clark Jrson24MWIN
Miriam Clarkdaughter17FWIN
Abraham S Clarkson14MWIN
James T Clarkson12MWIN
Jeremiah Clarkson9MWIN

Census1870 United States - Census transcript - Jonas Clark Sr - Household

Wayne, Fulton, Indiana, United States

NameRelationAgeSexColorOccupationREPEBirthplaceFFBMFBBornMarSchoolReadWriteInfirmCitDis
Clark, Jonashead66MWFarmer120001000NJ1
Clark, Sarah Pwife63FWKeeps HouseKY
Clark, Jeremiahson19MWFarm LaborerIN

Additional Info
Jonas Clark Family Birth-Marriage-Death Dates Note: This research applies to changes to the FamilySearch tree that I made that are directly relatable to dates noted in the Shemwell Site. "Upon reviewing the family tree of Jonas Clark (my 4th Great Grandfather), I found there were several issues with the names and dates on the tree. It appears that most of the dates (sans the ones found on FamilySearch) were directly imported from other genealogy sites via GEDCOM. The GEDCOM files did not have any sources attached to them to support the dates. I reviewed several sites (Ancestry, MyHeritage, Wiki, etc) and also found very minimal sourcing for dates, if at all. For example, in the case of Peter Clark, there were over 170 family trees that listed his birth date of 1780 (and marriage date of his mother – Phoebe Lyon) with no source backup. Moreover, this date is not consistent with the fact his mother, Phoebe Lyon, was born in 1771 as per documented First Presbyterian Church Records (see the attached source under Phoebe’s profile). I also found several sites stating her birth year was 1756 to 1766; again, with no source to back it up. Upon further research, I was able to locate actual sources that provide some of the information we need for birth-marriage-death. Key documents include the actual church birth record for Phoebe Lyon and the Will/Probate documents for her husband Jonas Clark Sr. Please note that the documents do give us a range of dates when family members were born (ie, After 1797, etc). If there were no overriding specific sources, then I used the appropriate range until we can find a specific source. Phoebe Lyon Documents: * “New Jersey Birth and Christenings, 1660-1980)” o New Providence (Formerly Turkey Church), New Providence, Union, New Jersey lists her father, Peter Lyon, and the fact she was Christened on June 16, 1771. The source also shows two of her sibling’s Christening records which lend credence to her’s. Further, in 1785 she was still a minor (14yrs) and requested guardianship from the court. Jonas Clark Sr Documents: * Family members listed in the January 6, 1816 Will o Single daughters noted as still < 21yrs old: Joanna, Meriam, Harriette, and Elisabeth o Married daughters with no age mention: Mary Crane (nee) Clark o Sons with no age mentioned: Jeremiah, Peter o Sons noted as still < 21 yrs old: Reuben, Jonas Jr * Family Members listed in the June 28, 1824 Division of Land: o Single daughters noted as >= 21yrs old: Joanna o Single daughters noted as < 21yrs old: Meriam, Harriette, and Elisabeth * Family members not specifically mentioned in the Will or Division of Land: Benjamin and Abraham * Based on these two documents we can conclude that: o Jeremiah and Peter were born before 1795 o Reuben and Jonas Jr were born after 1795 o Joanna was born between 1795 and 1803 o Meriam, Harriette, and Elizabeth were born after 1795 o Mary Crane (nee Clark) had to be at the age of consent to marry. The 1850 Census shows her as being born in 1804. o Benjamin and Abraham died before 1816.