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Samuel H. Clark
Born 1824
SAMUEL H. CLARK, farmer, Scotch Grove Twp., Sec. 23; P.O. Scotch Grove; was born in Mercer Co., Penn., in 1824. He was married to Margaret A. Bently; her father, John Bently, came to Jones Co. in 1859; he died in 1868. Has six children—Lewis M., Henrietta B. McKean, Louisa J., Mary L., Samuel W. and Edward W. Lost five children, all quite young, except Margaret J., aged 16 years. Mr. Clark was elected a member of the County Board of Supervisors in 1862; served four years; is at present a member of that Board; time expires January 1, 1881, when he will have served in that capacity eight years; has also been Township Clerk about seven years. Has sixty-two acres of land where he lives; has one hundred and twenty acres in Woodbury Co, Iowa. Mr. Clark is the son of David Clark, born in Washington Co., Penn., October 12, 1788, and died in Mercer Co. in 1850; his mother, Margaret Bell Clark, was born near Carlisle, Penn., in 1798; Mrs. Clark's mother died in Pennsylvania in 1850; the mother of Mr. Clark and the father of Mrs. Clark were married and came to Scotch Grove Township from Pennsylvania in 1859. Mr. Bently died in 1868; his wife, Mr. Clark's mother, is also deceased. Mr. C. and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Source: From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 654.
Submitted by: Lori J. Mentzel


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