Looking for Clarks related to Benjamin, born 1780, New England area.
I am trying to confirm the Clark line between my greatx3 grandparents Benjamin Clark and Polly Hawks Clark (1780s to mid 1800s) and John Clark of Kent, England who was born in 1660. This seems to include Capt. George Rogers Clark and his son William Clark, but as far as I can determine, not directly as our family stories contend. You know how family stories are. I have solid records including letters and numerous photographs including very old technology images of Benjamin and Poly thanks to the work of my grandmother Jennie E. Shiner Clark, but things are a little confusing from Benjamin's generation and that of his parents. Does anyone have good records of Benjamin and Poly, (one of their sons was Rowland Clark, my greatx2 grandfather) and earlier generations of that line of Clarks? Once I have completed a little more research I will post what I have with branches from the past 100 years or so. I am also looking forward to publishing a Web site with the whole line, including photos from Benjamin forward as soon as I can fill in the earlier ancestors accurately.
on 2011-09-09 10:09:35
My original ancestor, John Clark, immigrated to the US from Rotham, Kent, England in about 1660. My line follows in order through his grandson Benjamin, to Rowland Clark, Cyrus A. Clark, Harold D. Clark, and to my father H. Dexter Clark Jr. I am the third. Although my grandmother passed extensive records to me with photos from the earliest times images were applied to paper, I am searching for information to help fill in the gaps.