Amos Clark

Amos Clark[1, 2, 3]

Male 1839 - 1912  (72 years)

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  • Name Amos Clark 
    Born 8 Dec 1839  Westport, Lincoln County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Frankfort, Waldo County, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1860  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Military Between Jul 1861 and Mar 1862  [7, 8
    Civil War - Co. I, 36th Ohio Infantry - 1st Sergeant 
    Military Between Mar 1862 and Mar 1863  [8, 9, 10
    Civil War - Co. G, 36th Ohio Infantry - 2nd Lieutenant 
    Census 1870  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Census 1880  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1890  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Address:
    Racoon Island 
    Census 1900  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Census 1910  Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Physical Description Height 5 11", dark complexion, black hair, brown eyes 
    Occupation Farmer in Eureka, Ohio, USA 
    Will 20 Sep 1911  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16

    • Will
      I, Amos Clark of Gallia County, Ohio being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make, publish and declare this as and for my last will and testament, that is to say: First - I will and direct that all just debts existing against me at the time of my decease may be settled. Second - I give and bequeath to my wife Sallie V. Clark, all my household goods of every nature and character absolutely. And I also give, bequeath and devise to my said wife Sallie V. Clark the one third (1/3) part of all my property both personal and real of every nature and character wheresoever situate absolutely and in fee simple. Third - I give, bequeath and devise all my property not heretofore disposed of, both personal and real, of every nature and character wheresoever situate to my three children, Mamie L. Ewing, James S. Clark and Ada F. Lackey, to each, the full on third (1/3) part thereof absolutely and in fee simple. Fourth - I hereby will and direct that the several devisees and bequests, devised and bequeathed in this my last will be charged and subject to the following provisions to wit: If at the time of my decease, any one or all of said legatees or devisees named therein, be indebted to me for money to them loaned, or by me paid for them as surety, or after my decease any one or all of them become indebted to my estate on account of monies paid out of my estate by reason of any being surety for any one or all of them, or by reason of the failure on the part of either of them to pay his note or obligation, of which I may be a co-maker with either of them, and for the payment of which I am responsible only as surety, then and in such event, the share and portion of my estate bequeathed and devised to such legatee or devisee by this will shall be charged with such indebtedness to my estate from said legatee or devisee and the same shall become a lien on the share and portion of my estate so bequeathed and devised to such legatee or devisee - And unless such legatee or devisee pay off said indebtedness and save my estate harmless therefrom then his or her share and portion under this will shall be sold by my executors to pay such indebtedness, my executors paying any surplus after paying such indebtedness to said legatee on devisee. I hereby revoke all former wills by me made. I hereby nominate and appoint Jasper C. Ingels and my son, James S. Clark sole executors of this my last will and testament to serve without being required to give bond for the performance of their duties hereunder. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Gallipolis, Ohio this 20th day of September A.D. 1911
      Amos Clark
      Signed by the said Amos Clark who at the same time published and declared the same as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other and at his request have hereto subscribed our names as witnesses.
      Robert M. Switzer, Gallipolis, O.
      Alvin O. Dickey, Gallipolis, O.
    Died 4 Jun 1912  Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Cause: of pulmonary tuberculosis and functional heart disease 
    Address:
    20 Home Avenue 


    • OBITUARY
      HON. AMOS CLARK
      ...Died at Xenia Yesterday Morning--Well Known and Highly Respected Throughout County,.
      Yesterday morning Auditor James S. Clark received a telegram that his father, Hon. Amos Clark had died at 5:45 o'clock at Xenia, O., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B. L. Lackey. Mr. Clark had been in failing health for some time and spent the past winter in Florida in the hope of being benefited by a change of climate. He returned to Xenia about two months ago and since then failed rapidly. He was born in Westport, Me., December 8th, 1939, and was 72 years, 5 months and 26 days old. For a short time he was a sailor and when 19 years of age came to this country from New Orleans and located near Chambersburg. In connection with his brother Joshua he operated a store and wharfboat at that place for a number of years. June 2, 1865 he was united in marriage with Miss Fannie Riggs and they became the parents of three children, Auditor James S. Clark, Mrs. R. B. Ewing, of Carlisle, O., and Mrs. B. L. Lackey, of Xenia, all of whom survive. In October, 1881, several years after the death of his first wife, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sallie Ingels Harper, who survives him.
      ...For over twenty-five years he was engaged in the apple and produce business with the firm of Graham, Clark and Riggs and was very successful. Until two years ago he owned one of the best farms on the Ohio River and was always a progressive, wideawake farmer.
      ...He served three years in the Civil War in the 36th O. V. I. and was promoted to Second Lieutenant for meritorious service. He was also a member of the State Board of Equalization at one time and for years was prominent and active in Republican politics.
      ...Mr. Clark could fitly be described as a gentleman of the old school and as a man of sterling worth. He was widely known in this section of the country and highly respected. His relatives have the sincere sympathy of many friends, who are grieved to learn of their loss.
      ...His body will arrive here on the H. V. Thursday evening and will be taken in charge by Wetherholt. The funeral services will be held at the residence of James S. Clark Friday morning and will be conducted by Rev. J. R. Fields.
      ...Three brothers also survive, J. M. Clark of Topeka, Kas., Henry B. of Girard, Kas. and Augustus of Winterport, Me. [Source: Original newspaper clipping; Gallipolis Journal June 5, 1912]

      OBITUARY
      Amos Clark Dead
      Prominent Gallia County Citizen Passed Away at Xenia
      ...Auditor James S. Clark received the sad news, this morning, that had been foreshadowed in these columns, of the death of his father at the home of his daughter Mrs. Ada Lackey of Xenia, O. It is thought that the body will reach here Wednesday evening, when Undertaker Wetherholt will have charge, but further details of the funeral and burial cannot be given at this time, being undetermined.
      ...Mr. Clark was born at Winterport, Maine, 72 years ago the 8th of last December. He came to New Orleans when only 19 years of age, and followed the river up to Chambersburg, and later he and brother Joshua went to merchandizing together and running the wharfboat there. Later on he bought a farm and became a farmer prominent as such and later on formed a partnership with Capt. William Graham and Jacob Riggs, under the firm name of Graham, Clark & Riggs, and boated produce south for perhaps 30 years and bought up large quantities of fruit, running into immense transactions some years. A year ago he sold his farm to John Sanders and has done nothing since but try to recuperate his failing health which began several years ago, but in the last two years particularly so. Last fall he went to Florida and spent his winter at St. Petersburg with his wife, they only arriving North recently, and going immediately to Xenia where they have been sojourning until the end.
      ...Mr. Clark was a member of the State Board of Equalization a few years ago, and had been often spoken of for high places in the State, but shifting conditions in politics never seemed to be quite opportune, but he was recognized as capable and worthy of distinguished preferment.
      ...He was married first to Miss Fannie Riggs in June, 1865, and became the father of Mrs. R. B. Ewing of Carlisle, O., Mrs. Dr. Lackey of Xenia, and Mr. J. S. Clark, the present auditor of Gallia county.
      Mrs. Clark dying, he was united in marriage the second time to Mrs Sallie Harper, widow of the late Attorney Eben Harper, in October, 1881, and she survives him without children.
      ...He was a member of the M.E. church and a highly moral christian man of a kindly and agreeable nature and much respected and admired by a large acquaintance and sincerely and devotedly loved by family and relatives. [Gallipolis Daily Tribune, June 7, 1912 , Transcribed by Henny Evans]
    Buried 6 Jun 1912  Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Address:
    Mound Hill Cemetery 
    Probate 24 Jun 1912  Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Address:
    at the Probate Court 
    Person ID I6814  TangledRoots
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2017 

    Father Stephen Clark,   b. 27 Mar 1797,   d. 27 Jun 1848  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Prudence Martin,   b. 1800,   d. 22 Feb 1860, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1819 
    Family ID F2730  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Harriett Frances Riggs,   b. 13 Sep 1843, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1874, Clay Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 2 Jun 1863  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    Children 
     1. Mary Laura Clark,   b. 23 Jul 1864, Eureka, Clay Twp., Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1956, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. James Stephen Clark,   b. 8 Mar 1869, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1942, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Ada Frances Clark,   b. 7 Nov 1871, Raccoon Island, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1914, Xenia, Greene County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F2714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah Vanden Ingels,   b. 24 Oct 1851, Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1931, Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 19 Oct 1881  Gallia County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21, 22
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F2729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart