My line is Clark; I am trying to find more on that line through Aydlott connection - they lived near each other and Aydlott was a sheriff in the area who administrated the Clark estate:
Administrators and Executors Settlements #1 1861-1881 W. C. Clark deceased, Anderson E. Aydlott administrator Page 137 - estate report, among items are $62.00 for sale of cotton, $330.00 for rent of land for 3 years.Total balance $392.00.Will was annexed (does not exist now).No date on this record, probably about Feb1869.
Only Old Court Minutes 1860-66 W. C. Clark deceased, Aydlott administratorPage 297, administrator appointed, $3000.00 bond, Securities - Lawson B. Moore and Alexander Rhodes.Feb. 1865.Page 299 - Mar 1865, administrator with will annexed, returned inventory and account of sale.
This I have from a Clark relative: Linda:I really do not have a great deal on Andrew E. Aydelotte but most of what I have in my misc notes is this and source is from "History of Tennessee-Sketches of Henderson , Chester, McNairy , Decatur and Hardin counties.... Doctor J. f. Aydelott born 28 April, 1835 son of Andrew E. Aydelott and Sarah E. smith both natives of Tennessee and both of Irish descent.Removed tto Henderson Co., tn in 1836, Andrew W. Aydelott was Sheriff for 6 years and Dep. Sheriff for 4 years.Died 3 Oct., 1882 in Texas and his wife died 8 July, 1879 . the family consisted of 10 children.This Aydelott family came from Ireland before the Revolutionary War. My comments now:this was the first Aydelott family line that was not part of the Benjamin and Marie Aydelott family that came to Colony of Virginia by 1670 from London England.I have never been able to connect Andrew E. Aydelott(e) with my Benjamin Aydelott(e) line.As I remember and you need to take this with a grain of salt but I believe Andrew came from Virginia before entering Tennesse in 1836.Benjamin and Marie did not stay in Virginia long but went and lived at Snow Hill, Maryland (eastern shore of Maryland).Since Andrew was executor of your William Clark 's will I would tend to believe that they may have both come into Tennessee at same time and from same place.Clark is a hard line to research because there are so many of them....I know this from experience. If I come across any leads that might help you...I sure will let you know.Ciao for now...chas of TucsonCClark4114@aol.com August 02, 2002
My great-great-grandfather: Reverend William C. Clark (e), a minister of the Methodist Episcopal, South religion.He was born in Henderson County it is thought, on July 09, 1816, making his parents among the earliest of settlers. William C. Clark married Margaret M. – married about 1835 (in 1835 it is thought by some as their first daughter, Amanda, was born between 1835 and 1837).In 1837 William C. Clark would have been age 21 years and Margaret would have been age 26 years. He and his wife had eleven children between 1837 and 1850, a 13-year span – she pretty much stayed pregnant during that period of time – imagine keeping house, raising children and picking cotton while pregnant. James Harrison Clark was their second son (he was our great-grandfather - he was born August 20, 1840 in Saltillo, Hardin County, Tennessee). Margaret M. Clark was born July 28, 1811 in Tennessee – her family name is unknown. William C. Clark died August 12, 1858 at the age of 42 years, 1 month and 3 days. One wonders if he died of some disease or if he worked too hard. He had quit preaching three years before according to records, so he may have been ill for some time. His wife and children were his heirs. He was buried, as was his wife Margaret (who died 6 years later on September 14, 1864 at the age of 53) and several children and grandchildren in Sardis Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.