HENRY SHRIVER or CLARK, (This info is proven) b. c 1757 (1850 census of Lincoln Co KY says born Virginia VA and it shows him to be 73 (somewhat illegible), but if you look at the 1840 and 1830 census (Lincoln County, Kentucky) you will see that in 1850 he was possibly age 93. The 1840 census indicates that he was between the age of 70 and 80. The 1830 census shows that Henry was between the age of 60 and 70.Therefore, Henry Clark would have been born in 1757 or 1767 and 93 years of age or so as he died July 5, 1851, Lincoln Co.,KY (per his tombstone in Clark-Newland Cemetery, Lincoln Co KY); the tombstone reads: "Sacred to the memory of Henry Clark, Born 17--, Married Eli----th Hockersmith 17-- , died July 5, 1851,Leaving 2 children 16 grandchildren & 7 Great, G. Ch." His headstone is located next to Elizabeth's tombstone which reads "Sacred To the Memory of Elizabeth Clark Born 1774, Married to Henry Clark 1791 died 1799 1st Child of Edward & Eve Hockersmith;" therefore, Henry Clark married 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 likely 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 Joseph Lewis and Henry Shriver being paid in land for their services to Whitley. There is no record of any of the Whitley land having been transferred to a Henry Clark, the closest approach being the sale on August 13, 1804, of 243 acres on Cedar Creek to "Henry Sheven" per the William Whitley House history.When cousin, Barbara Gressel visited the courthouse in Sanford, Kentucky, she found the deed. The deed index shows the sale to Henry "Sheven" (it is somewhat illegible). However, in the actual Warranty Deed, it is pretty clear that William Whitley and wife Esther are deeding their property on Cedar Creek to Henry Shriver and his name is spelled out several times in the deed as such. It was recorded in 1804 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, Book I, Page 37. Per research by Gressel, Henry Shriver also paid taxes on the same 243 acres as Henry Clark. (The 1806 Lincoln County Tax list shows that Henry Clark paid taxes on 243 acres on Cedar Creek--original grant to William Whitley).Henry Clark paid taxes on this same 243 acres from 1787-1848 as found by cousin, Barbara Gressel.On October 21, 1805 Whitley, for a consideration of 328 pounds, deeded to a Joseph F. Lewis 228 acres of his land. If this were a payment in full, the brickwork would have cost approximately $1500, no mean sum for that day per cousin, Barbara Gressel.
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 of a name change in the Shriver family 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 who is found in the 1850 Census of Lincoln Co); the other where Moore now lives (is this Even or Davis Moore found 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). They later relocated to Clinton County, Missouri MO where they died.
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. (Ephraim Pennington was a close neighbor of Henry Clark in the 1850 census of Lincoln Co. KY). It was witnessed by: Eve Rayburn, A. C. (Anderson Christopher) Newland (close neighborh of Henry Clakr), L. E. Higgins (is this John S. Higgins found in 1850 Census of Lincoln Co who was a close neighbor of Henry Clark) and John Bingaman.
John Bingaman and R. Hervey Pleasants (Robert H. Pleasant, a close neighbor of Henry Clark in the 1850 Census Lincoln Co), and Thomas E. Wood (likely Thomas C. Woods, a close neighbor of Henry Clark in the 1850 census of Lincoln Co KY) appeared before the Justice of the Peace and were appointed by the Lincoln County Court to view and appraise the personal estate of Henry Clark, deceased on 12 July 1851. They produced said appraisement which was certified by John S. Higgins and E. Pennington, his executors as follows: Cash on hand: $34.40; 1 note on Carson due 1842 - $40.00 (this is likely C. C. Carson, a near neighbor to Henry Clark in the 1850 Census of Lincoln Co KY; 1 bed stead and furniture - $2.00; 1 set carpenter's tolls (tools) and bench - $12.00; 1 Ball mare - $15.00; l lot books - $3.00; 2 side tables - $5.00; 2 looking glasses (mirrors) - $5.00 and 2 bureaus and 1 clock - $15.00. Total $131.40. Also sworn by Eve Rayburn that she has this day received by E. Pennington, executor of estate of Henry Clark, deceased, $131.90 - and oblige myself to pay all just debts that come before me against said estate - July 12, 1851. During County Court held on 5 Feb 1852 - Champ Carter, Clerk, Lincoln county court recorded the appraisement of estate of Henry Clark, deceased in Will Book R, page 115.
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 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. Where did Eve H. Clark Rayburn die?
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.