James Clark1

#1274, (3 September 1765 - 4 September 1852)


Susanna Johnson b. 1765, d. 1837
Children 1.Patsey Clark2 (1787 - 1763)
 2.Orgia Clark2 (1789 - )
 3.Orson Clark+2 (1792 - 1862)
 4.Elizabeth Clark+1 (1794 - 1883)
 5.Nancy Clark2 (1797 - 1879)
 6.James S Clark Jr2 (1800 - 1855)
 7.Johnson Clark2 (1802 - 1866)
 8.German Clark2 (1804 - 1834)
 9.Shelley W Clark+2 (1806 - 1847)
James Clark was also known as James Clarke. 
Birth*3 September 1765He was born on 3 September 1765 at Nottoway, Southampton Co., VirginiaG.2 
Marriage*4 September 1786He married Susanna Johnson on 4 September 1786 at Southampton Co., VirginiaG.3,1 
1797He and Susanna Johnson removed to Clough creek at Hamilton Co., OhioG, from Virginia in 1797.4 
15 December 1811He witnessed the will of John Benjamin Bridges on 15 December 1811 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.5,6 
Probate18 August 1823He witnessed the probate of the estate of John Benjamin Bridges on 18 August 1823 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.6
26 July 1836He left a will on 26 July 1836 at Hamilton Co., OhioG; (Orson not mentioned.)7 
11 September 1850He appeared on the census of 11 September 1850 at Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG; (nei. James and Mary Clark, fam. 601.)8 
Death*4 September 1852He died on 4 September 1852 at Hamilton Co., OhioG, at age 87.2,9 
Burial*September 1852He was buried in September 1852 at Clough Baptist Church Cemetery, Newtown, Anderson Twp., Hamilton Co., OhioG.9 
Probate9 September 1852His estate was probated on 9 September 1852 at Hamilton Co., OhioG.7 


  1. [S158] Pedigree Resource File MM73-CRP, entry for Bridges, online FamilySearch.org.
  2. [S314] Genealogy of Arnold H. Breitenbach, online www.angelfire.com/my/crosleyconnect/fam02262.html.
  3. [S315] Virginia Marriages to 1800, online Ancestry.com, James Clark and Susanna Johnson, marr. 4 Sep 1786, Southampton Co. VA.
  4. [S174] S. B. Nelson and J. M. Runk, editors, History of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio: Their Past and Present (Cincinnati: S.B. Nelson & Co., 1894), p. 931.
  5. [S156] Hamilton County Ohio Wills, 1791-1901, Index, online www.libraries.uc.edu/arb/collections/local-government/will-index, box 1; executor Elisha Bridges; Beneficiaries Hannah Bridges, Elisha Bridges.
  6. [S714] Hamilton County Ohio Probate Court, Will Index and Books (1791- ), online www.probatect.org/courtrecordsarchive/willindex.htm, John Bridges; probated 18 Aug 1823, recorded vol. 25, p. 452-3; names as heirs sons John and Benjamin ($50 each), daus. Hannah and Ann ($5 each), wife Hannah one-third of entire estate, son Elisha the land and plantation; residue divided equally among children Hannah, John, Ann, Elisha and Benjamin. [signed] John Bridges, 16 Dec 1811, witnesses Orgia Clark and James Clark present at probate.
  7. [S714] Hamilton Co. Probate Court Will Books, online www.probatect.org/courtrecordsarchive/willindex.htm, Vol. 9, pp. 269-271 (restored records). James Clark of Hamilton Co., will of 26 Jul 1836, probate 9 Sep 1852. Beneficiaries 1. sons James and Shelly, all lands, house, mill, to be divided between them; 2. remainder to be equally divided among children Orgia, Patsy, Eliza, Nancy and Johnson. Witnesses Mariot Johnson and Isaiah Johnson (appeared at Probate Court ), and Peter Buntin, Benjamin Sparks and James C Johnson.
  8. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. James (85), b. VA, farmer, real estate value $5000.
  9. [S316] Clough Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, Mrs. Mary H. Remler and Mrs. Nancye L. Stern, compilers, online www.angelfire.com/my/crosleyconnect/CloughBaptist.html, CLARK, James b. In Va. Sept., 3, 1765 d. Sept. 4, 1852 Rev. War Vet [findagrave adds: "aged 87y 1d; emigrated est 1799; Note: tower stone"].