MsMeridy , from Goorambat, Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2007. is researching the following names: TOLLIDAY, CLARK, MILES and 65 other(s).
Ruth Butterworth Briggs Clark was my husband's Third Great Grandmother through Ruth's & John Briggs' daughter Sarah Ann Briggs.
Thanks for the comment.
I am not a Clark relative as such..tho Charles Jonas Clark married a Tolliday and came to Australia in 1855.
Once you start researching and reading you can't stop.
I hope you enjoyed reading what I found out about the family history.
Thanks for the reply, you are right once you start searching you can't stop have been doing this for 20 years+. I also help others through a family history center-so always going. I think its cool you live in Australia, though i've never been there. Use to know some kids that lived there through Civil air Patrol, before I was married but that's been 36 years ago. Anyway thanks for your information
I'm Dale Clark and a GGGGrandson of BT Clark. My lineage is through his second son Joseph John, John Arthur, Percy Arthur John, Boyd Joseph, the me. I really appreciate your site, adding a down under branch to the tree. I have enter over 65,000 names in to PAF. I believe I'm 90 % accurate in finding a path back through the I, II, III King Henrys of England, William the Conquer, and King Richard the LionHeart.
Afther tying into these lines most of the work has allready been done.
For your info, BT was converted to the Latter Day Saints Church (or Mormons) well after most of his first family was raised and had moved out. He married again, had kids and decided to move from Cheston, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England to Salt Lake City Utah. Other wifes were add by church rules permitting Polygamy. Ruth Briggs was seriously health challenge because or the trip she and her huband and family had taken trying to reach SLC in and ill-fated handcart journey that killed her husband and soe childred and eventualy herself. She was married to BT to provide her and her childrens support.
Is there anyway you or someone on Austrailia could photo the grave markers of Charles Jonas and his lineage, I would really appreciate it.
(Also attached are photos of my line if your system will allow, and forgive my spelling)
It was a big family of Clarks..I haven't done any research or writing of journals for some time.
Life, family and working interrupt the family history bug..
I am not sure off hand where Charles Jonas Clark is buried. I will reload my data..and get back to you.
I don't live near where the family lived but I might be able to ask someone to check the cemetery.
Some sites even have photos already in the system and send them to you upon request.
Keep in touch.
PS the photos don't come through FTC, you would have to email me at MsMeridy@yahoo.com
I am Clark descendant. My GGGrandfather Is BT. I was born in Utah, my grandmother worked in the sugar fields of Sugar House where BT first bought his land in Utah, and where he is buried. My grandson, age 9 at this writing, is doing a family history report and i found you helping him doing that research. I never knew I had relatives down under, but it looks like your ancestor may have sailed on the ship Golconda around 1852,3,4(?)to Australia, and my ancestor sailed probably on the same ship but a different trip, mine coming in 1853 or so to New Orleans and there to Utah. I am a descendant of
ann Shuker, who was BT's first wife,who died in England. Nice to meet you all.
I have written you a msg thru FTC. Check there..then look for my journals on Charles Jonas Clark and Elizabeth Tolliday.. this will give you some detail for my side of the family.
Charles died in 1854. Not sure where.
More research to do. I probably already have it in my papers somewhere.
sorry that should 1894 death date.
Charles Jonas Clark died at Scarsdale, Victoria on September 20th 1892. Burial date 26th September 1892. So we would need to look for the Smythesdale cemetery.
I have today written for a photo of the gravestone for Charles Jonas Clark who was busried at the Smythesdale cemetery in 1892.
I will await the reply and forward the photo to anyone who asks me.
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