James Clark1,2,3

ID# 1332, (abt 1800 - bef 1878)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1800, Virginia4,5
Marriage: Mary Willard Cobb, 10 Sep 1829, Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky6,7,8,9
Death: before 187810

Spouse:Mary Willard Cobb (6 Jul 1807 - Dec 1878)
     Children:

Given the number of unknown children in the household in 1830 and 1840, it seems likely that James and Mary had were several older children not listed here.
ChartsDescendants of Gideon Cobb

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Narrative:

     James Clark was born about 1800 in Virginia.4,5
     James married Mary Willard Cobb, daughter of Gideon Dyer Cobb and Modena Chittenden Clark, on 10 Sep 1829 in Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.6,7,8,9
     James appeared on the 1830 Federal Census of Eddyville, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with a household consisting of one white male under age 5 (probably an unknown son), one age 20 to 30 (himself), one white female 20 to 30 (wife Mary Willard Cobb) and one female slave.11
     James sold lot no. 29, on Second St.. In Eddyville to his wife's brother, Dr. Joshua Cobb, on 27 Nov 1836, for $200.12
     James appeared on the 1840 Federal Census of Caldwell Co., Kentucky, with a household consisting of one white male under age 5 (unknown), one between 5 and 10 (unknown), one between 10 and 15 (unknown ), one between 20 and 30 (perhaps a farm hand), and one between 30 and 40 (himself); one female between 5 and 10 (daughter Elizabeth), one between 20 and 30 (perhaps a servant), and one between 30 and 40 (wife Mary); and one female slave.2
     James and Mary Willard Cobb appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of 2nd District, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, enumerated 2 Oct 1850, reporting $1000 in real estate. Their children Elizabeth, Modena, Henry and Giles were listed as living with them.3
     Mary and James sold lot no. 51 in Eddyville to her brothers Gideon and Robert on 20 Apr 1857, for $1,000.13
     James and Mary appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Dycusburg, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, in the household of Gideon Dyer Cobb Jr., her brother, with their four children, Modena, Henry, Giles and Elizabeth, as well as Ruben and Belle Shannon, who appear to have been Elizabeth's children.14,15 James also appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Eddyville, Lyon Co., Kentucky, enumerated 13 Aug 1860, apparently boarding with Nicholas Bradwell and his family, along with five other men.16
     He was a physician17,18,19, but was blind by 1860.20,21
     James died before 1878.10

Citations

  1. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, James Clark to Mary W. Cobb, 10 Sep 1829.
  2. [S1800] James Clark household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  3. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  4. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows age 50 and state.
  5. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows age 60 and state.
  6. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, city, county, and state.
  7. [S726] Caldwell Co. Marriage Bonds, Book A, James Clark to Mary W. Cobb, 10 Sep 1829, shows date.
  8. [S732] Caldwell Co. Marriage Records, loose papers, license for James Clark and Mary W. Cobb, 11 Sep 1829, has return of minister on the reverse, showing married 10th.
  9. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as husband and wife.
  10. [S1289] Mary W. Clark, Register of Deaths, shows her as single, apparently meaning widowed.
  11. [S1788] James Clark household, 1830 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky.
  12. [S1975] Caldwell Co. Deeds, H:302-3, James Clark to Joshua Cobb, 16 Dec 1836.
  13. [S3152] Lyon Co. Deeds, A:428, James Clark & wife to R. L. & G. D. Cobb, 1 May 1857; and B:556-7, Robt. L. Cobb & Gideon D. Cobb to Jacob T. Young, 24 May 1865.
  14. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky.
  15. [S841] Gideon D. Cobb, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  16. [S3408] Nicholas T. Bradwell household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky.
  17. [S1800] James Clark household, 1840 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows two persons in the household employed in "learned professions and engineering" and one in agriculture.
  18. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as physician.
  19. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as physician.
  20. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows him as blind.
  21. [S3408] Nicholas T. Bradwell household, 1860 U.S. Census, Lyon Co., Kentucky, shows him as blind.
  22. [S1824] James Clark household, 1850 U.S. Census, Caldwell Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  23. [S1697] Gideon D. Cobb household, 1860 U.S. Census, Crittenden Co., Kentucky, shows them living together as if parent and child.