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CLARK: Charles marries Anna YEOMAN - dtr Anna marries Nathaniel WILLIAMS (Mary HIGH WILLIAMS ELDRIDGE maternal g-father)

Journal by Bawden4

Charles was born 21 Sept 1753 in Westfield, Union, New Jersey, where he married Anna on 2 Oct 1774.

Anna was born 7 Apr 1756. No parentage or birth location, possibly Westfield.

Charles served as an Ensign in Captain Craig's Company of New Jersey troups during the American Revolution.

In 1793 he became Captain of the New Jersey State Militia.

The following account is found in the History of Scott County, Iowa by H. E. Downer 1910 p. 77.

That he must have held rank as an officer is indicated by the fact he wore a sword, the silver handle of which was afterward melted into 6 tablespoons, two of which were given to each of his 3 grandchildren: Samuel CLARK, Charles Clark WILLIAMS, and Betsy SMITH. This was about 80 years ago and the spoons are still high-prized by the present generation.

Anna CLARK died 23 Aug 1781; Charles died 8 Sept 1821 in Westfield.

This surname is somewhat removed from my tree. I'm posting it to help anyone.

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by Bawden4 on 2012-01-10 13:37:05

The Eldridge-Bawden Families: The Ancestry and Descendants of Duncan Campbell Eldridge and Stephen Bawden, Scott County, Iowa; author-compiler Alice Richardson Sloan, C.G. (dec 2011), commissioned by John Duvall Bawden (dec 1992), Bettendorf, Iowa; Anundsen Pub Co., Decorah, Iowa , 1986, 290 pps, no copyright, no ISBN, in the personal library of this writer.

Reference for this vinyl-bound issue on page 211
Daughters of the American Revolution #146933 - papers belonging to Mrs. Kate Glaspell
Strykers Official Register of Jerseymen in the REvolutionary War, p. 450

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