This is all the CLARK/MILLER information I have. If anything rings a bell, please contact me at
Husband:Fenton B. HALL - 140 ———————————————————————————————————————— Birth:15 Oct 1807Place:Anderson Co., SC Death:14 Apr 1883Place:Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS Burial:Apr 1883Place:Wheeler Grove Cemetery, Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS Father:Fenton or Lent HALL - 142 (1778-1845) Mother:Mary "Polly" HALL - 143 (1780-1853) ———————————————————————————————————————— Marriage:Circa 1832Place:probably Anderson or Pickens Co, SC ———————————————————————————————————————— Wife:Ruth A. CLARK - 141 ———————————————————————————————————————— Birth:30 Sep 1814Place:Pickens Co., SC Death:21 Jun 1884Place:Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS Burial:Jun 1884Place:Wheeler Grove Cemetary, Kossuth, Alcorn Co., MS Occupation:Homemaker Father:??? CLARK - 1061 (1785-) Mother:??? MILLER - 1060 (1785-) ———————————————————————————————————————— [Note: At the times Fenton HALL 7 Ruth CLARK were born both Pickens Co and Anderson Co, SC were still part of Pendleton District.]
Children... ———————————————————————————————————————— 1. M Child:Clark HALL - 689 ———————————————————————————————————————— 2. M Child:Clint HALL - 702 (Twin) ———————————————————————————————————————— 3. M Child:Matthew HALL - 701 (Twin) ———————————————————————————————————————— 4. F Child:Eliza "Aunt Liza" HALL - 693 Spouse:Richard DILWORTH - 694 ———————————————————————————————————————— 5. F Child:Elizabeth "Aunt Lizzie" HALL - 691 Birth:29 Jul 1835 Death:4 Sep 1922 Spouse:John WARREN - 692 ———————————————————————————————————————— 6. F Child:Florence HALL - 697 ———————————————————————————————————————— 7. F Child:Jette HALL - 700 ———————————————————————————————————————— 8. F Child:Mary M. (prob. for Miller) HALL - 690 ———————————————————————————————————————— 9. F Child:Pemelia "Aunt Melia" HALL - 698 Spouse:Alphes JONES - 699 ———————————————————————————————————————— 10. M Child:Andrew Jackson "Jack" HALL M.D. - 703 Birth:12 Mar 1839Place:Anderson Co, SC Occupation:Doctor Spouse:Valeria Rebecca "Valley" HUNTINGTON - 704 Marriage:3 Sep 1867Place:Pontotoc, MS ———————————————————————————————————————— 11. F Child:Palina "Aunt Pina" HALL - 695 Birth:15 Jun 1841Place:(also show 5-1-1841 & 6-5-1841) Death:13 May 1925Place:Kossuth, Alcorn Co, MS ———————————————————————————————————————— 12. M Child:Virgil Miller HALL - 123 Birth:1852 Death:15 Jun 1914Place:Kossuth, Alcorn Co, MS Burial:Jun 1914Place:Wheeler Grove Cemetery in Kossuth, Alcorn Co, MS Spouse:Sarah Jane "Sallie" TIGRETT - 124 Marriage:30 Jan 1885Place:Tippah Co, MS
Husband’s Notes... ———————————————————————————————————————— Notes: Fenton and his older brother Zachariah "Zeke" had moved to MS by the early 1840s.
In 1860 Fenton HALL owned 12 slaves under age 60. Was this our Fenton Hall? This was in "History of Old Tishomingo County -- Mississippi Territory."
Wife’s Notes... ———————————————————————————————————————— Notes: [I have a note in my notebook to check out JOHN SEVIER CLARK as a starting point for finding RUTH A. CLARK's father. And another one to check on John Frederick MILLER of Halifax Co, VA.]
[My speculation about her family -- Because families often moved together from one area to another, I think her family may have also been from Halifax Co, VA as her husband's were. Because of the ADAMS/MILLER connection, I've wondered if they were in MA before that, though they could have that familial connection without having lived in the same state.
Ruth Clark's mother was a Miller and her family was traced to President John Adams. I was told that "two little old ladies in Mississippi" had the documentation on this, but I don't know who or where they were. Probably daughters or granddaughters of Ruth and Fenton Hall.]
Mary died when she was a young lady. [I think her middle initial "M" stood for Miller. Ruth and Fenton were supposed to have used Miller for three of their children's middle names.)
Fenton and Ruth both died before Virgil Miller Hall married Sarah Jane Tigrett.
Two tantalizing bits of information have kept me hoping & going all these years, as follows: In "The Adams Chronicles," companion book to the PBS series of the same name (years ago), I read that Susan B. Clark, a 16 year old granddaughter of President John Adams, was with him when he died on July 4, 1826. This Susan B. Clark was an age that would fit for her to be my Ruth A. Clark's sister. Another, either in that book or another one I read on the Adams family, stated that "the Millers" were in attendance at the wedding of John Quincy Adams.
The Pendleton Messenger was published by John Miller, an Englishman who in his youth had been one of the printers who set the type for the famous "Letters of Junius." The paper was published before 1818, possibly several years before.
In Pendleton, SC - Commissioners included Andrew Pickens, John Miller.... Henry Clark.... "Justices of the peace for Pendleton County."
Clark - Among early settlers on Six & Twenty Creek appear the names of Jonathan Clark, David Clark, Bolin Clark ....
Adams - St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Pendleton, SC -- Rev. Jasper Adams buried there. (also Col. Thomas Pinckney & Dr. F. J. Pickens) First vestry of the church consisted of Dr. Hall and others.
Matthew Clark, a Revolutionary War soldier, gave the land to build Asbury Methodist Church in Anderson Co, SC.
This is the only VA Miller/Adams marriage I've found and I'm including it here just in case it might be relevant: Absalom Adams was the bondsman for the marriage of John Lowe and Frankey Adams, 2 Mar 1789 Fauquier County. There's also a bond for Gavin Adams and Susanna Miller dtd 4 Mar 1790, bondsman John Herndon.
This has been my brick wall for years! Any help is greatly appreciated!