HENRY SHRIVER or CLARK, (This info is proven) b. Abt. 1757 PER 1850 census of Lincoln Co KY says born VIRGINIA VA and 93 years of age; d. July 5, 1851, Lincoln Co KY (per his tombstone in Clark-Newland Cemetery, Lincoln Co KY); m. ELIZABETH HOCKERSMITH or HOCKENSMITH, in 1791 (per her tombstone in Clark-Newland Cemetery, Lincoln Co KY), likely in Frederick County MD??; she was b. 1774 in Frederick Co MD; d. 1799, Lincoln County, KY, (per her tombstone in Clark-Newland Cemetery, Lincoln Co KY), daughter of Edward Conrad Hockersmith Jr. of Frederick County, Maryland who married Eve Rice, daughter of Casper Rice.
From the history of "The William Whitley House" (Lincoln County, Kentucky) written by Charles G. Talbert: According to an account published in the Louisville Times in 1889 the brickwork in the Whitley House was done by one Joseph Lewis, and a German with the rather un-German name of Henry Clark (Clerk), who furnished the whiskey for the workmen or the whiskey used in the brick mortar to keep it from freezing during winter time construction, both Lewis and Shriver being paid in land for their services to Whitley by deed on August 28, 1804 of 243 acres to a Henry Sheven (Shriver). Henry Shriver apparently changed his name from Shriver to Clark. The English translation of Shriver or Schreiber was Clerk and perhaps pronounced and sounded like Clark, so Henry Shriver became Henry Clark. Perhaps too he was tired of people misspelling his Schriver name, which has so many spelling derivations.
This story is reaffirmed by Mrs. Ola L. Shriver, Salem, Ohio, who said a son of Jacob Shriver (or did she perhaps mean Lawrence Shriver) was Henry Shriver, who moved to Frederick County, Maryland, then moved to either Tennessee or Kentucky and was never heard from again. Also there is a story in the family about Henry Clark sending a letter to his brother, Lewis ( Louis ) Shriver, who settled in York (now Adams County) County, Pennsylvania and signing the letter “Henry Clark.” Lewis Shriver wrote Henry back and said he had a brother named Henry Shriver and no brother named “Henry Clark” -- which made Henry Clark angry and the family back in Pennsylvania never heard from Henry Shriver Clark again. However, this Henry Shriver who is mentioned as a brother of Lewis Shriver may be another Henry Shriver than the Henry (Shriver) Clark who lived in Lincolc Co,, KY.
The will of Henry Clark is found in Will Book R, page 2 which says: "The land upon which I now live to be given to son, Andrew Clark; daughter, Eve Rayburn and granddaughter, Elizabeth Flack; to deceased son, David Clark's children by his last wife (Martha Owsley Clark), $1.00 each; to daughter, Eve Rayburn, all the balance of estate if she chooses she to move two cabins on lower side of plantation - one in which Wilcox now lives (is this John Wilcox? - 1850 Census of Lincoln Co); the other where Moore now lives (is this Even or Davis Moore? in 1850 Census of Lincoln Co); appoint my friends, Ephraim Pennington and John S. Higgins as Executors - dated Sept 21, 1840. Witness: David Shanks; Codicil dated Apr 22, 1847 and witnessed by John Bingaman (close neighbor of Henry Clark in the 1850 Census of Lincoln Co KY); to my son, Andrew Clark, cash in hand this day paid in place of one-third of my plantation; to my daughter, Eve Rayburn, the interest I had given to Andrew Clark -- making her two-thirds of plantation; the remaining portion of one-third remains as given previously to granddaughter, Elizabeth Flack (wife of Benjamin Franklin Flack). On 31 Aug 1850 Henry Clark sold (of the original 243 acres he was given by Whitley) 55 acres to Ephraim Pennington, deed being recorded 20 Sept 1850 in Deed Book W, page 40. It was witnessed by: Eve Rayburn, A. C. (Anderson Christopher) Newland (close neighborh of Henry Clakr), L. E. Higgins (is this John S. Higgins?? in 1850 Census of Lincoln Co) and John Bingamon. After Henry Clark died, his heir and daughter, Eve Rayburn, sold on 1 January 1859 the remaining 187 acres of the original 243 acres owned by Henry Clark to A. C. Newland. The deed was recorded in Deed Book 2, page 489, and was recorded on 15 July 1862. Anderson Christopher Newland had married on 9 May 1852 in Lincoln Co KY as his second wife, Elizabeth "Betsy" J. Rayburn, daughter of Eve Clark Rayburn and husband, David L. Rayburn.
Henry Clark and wife, Elizabeth Hockersmith Clark were married in 1791 and had at least three children:
1) David A. Clark, b. 2 Sept 1794 in Lincoln County KY, married on 4 August 1817 to 1) Jane Owsley, b.1799 d. 27 MAY 1818, Lincoln Co, KY in childbirth. Neither Jane nor her daughter, Elizabeth were included among the surviving heirs of Jane's father, William Owsley (husband of Martha "Patsey" Davis) in his estate in Dec 1822 (Lincoln Co. Will Book H: 186-187) and had issue, Elizabeth Clark who married Benjamin Franklin Flack, who is mentioned in will of Henry Clark; Jane Owsley Clark was a sister of Hannah Young Owsley who married David's brother, Andrew R. Clark; David Clark married 2) Martha Owsley, b: 1805 KY on 10 Feb 1831 in Hardin Co KY; Martha Owsley was a daughter of Thomas Taylor Owsley (1776-1860), son of Henry Owsley, who was a brother of Anthony Owsley, who was the father of William Owsley (husband of Martha "Patsey" Davis); both Anthony and Henry Owsley were sons of Thomas Owsley III and Mary Middleton; and had issue. David Clark died on 12 Jul 1833 in Hickman Co, KY
2) Eve H. (Hockersmith?) Clark, b. 1797 KY, married David L. Rayburn on 18 Apr 1825 in Lincoln County, KY and had issue.
3) Andrew R. (Rice?) Clark, b 1799 in Lincoln Co Ky, married Hannah Young Owsley in Lincoln County, KY on 20 January, 1823; Hannah Young Owsley was a daughter of William Owsley (husband of Martha "Patsey" Davis) in his estate in Dec 1822 (Lincoln Co. Will Book H: 186-187); and had issue. They removed in 1835, leaving Kentucky, to Johnson County, Missouri, and purchased 160 acres of land, improved it, and after three years or in 1838, removed to Henry County. Andrew Clark bought 320 acres of timber and prairie land, now (1882) known as the Hanger Farm, remained upon it until 1858, when he sold that property and took up his location three miles south, on a one hundred acre tract. This was his home until his death on 3 JAN 1863 in Henry Co, MO; Will Book A, page 375 (will dated 9 Apr 1850), Henry County MO; Hannah Young Owsley Clark died there on 1 Nov 1864 in Henry Co MO.
NOTE: There is also Andrew Shriver who was living in Lincoln County, KY. According to County Court Order Book No. 1, Lincoln County, KY (Virginia), May 21, 1783, page 57, NATHAN ALLEN, assignee of ANDREW SHRIVER, versus THOMAS O'NEAL, in case. Ordered discontinued. I have found nothing further about this Andrew Shriver but he could be a relative of my Henry (Shriver) Clark of Lincoln Co., KY perhaps.