The deeper I dig, the more confused/frustrated I become. After searching/researching the VA areas of the early to mid 1800s for several years, I recently learned that my fella was b/1849 in the Guernsey area. Then to give me a bonus of frustration, I learned that there were FOUR non-related CLARK families in Guernsey Co., in the early 1800s. I have also learned (not proven) that my Clark family did not come from Ireland & PA. MY fella is Isaac Hager Clark b/1849.His marriage data in Fauquier Co., VA in 1869 shows that he was b/Guernsey Co., OH and his parents were John & Mary Clark 1850 Census of Senecaville shows John b/1816 OH & Mary b/1822 OH and that his sibs were Permelia b/1842, Hannah b/1844, Sarah b/1846, I find in the 1870 & 80 census that Mary is living with her sister,Margaret & Robert McHaffey. Another piece of the puzzle..... there is an Isaac b/1793 VA & Jane b/1791 in VA in Guernsey Co., OH as early as the 1830 census with three boys and two girls. With one of the boys the right age for John.IF!! Isaac & Jane are the parents of John b/OH; they would have been in Ohio before 1816. I follow Isaac & Jane through to the 1860 census for Byesville, Jackson Twp. But haven't proven that they connect with John. There is another possible kin...... in the 1850 census of Fairview, Oxford Twp. I find an Elias Clark age 62 in VA with wife Rachel 44 b/VA with children Elisa J.male 21; ______female 17;'_________ female 15; Lydia 12; & William 7?.. Any assistance appreciated. Audrey, a transplant from Jefferson Co., Ohio to Florida.