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William Clark (b. August 01, 1770, d. September 01, 1838)William Clark (son of John Clark and Ann Rogers) was born August 01, 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, and died September 01, 1838 in St. Louis, Missouri.He married Judith Julia Hancock on January 05, 1808 in Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.
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Note: Captain William(Lewis& Clark) Clark
Brother of George Rogers Clark Co-leader of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, May 1804-September 1806
Bridg. General of the Louisiana Militia
Superindant of Indian Affairs
Indian Fighter, War of 1812 Veteran
Governor of Missouri Territory, 1813-21
William Clark learned many of his wilderness skills from his famous older brother George Rogers Clark. William was an army officer engaged in various battles with the Native Americans. Among his soldiers was Ensign Merwether Lewis whom he befriended. Meriwether later became the personal secretary to Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson selected Lewis to lead the " Corps of Discovery", an exploratory expedition into the newly-purchased Louisana Territory, and Lewis in turn selected his friend William Clark to accompany him. Clark was the Military leader and cartographer of the expedition. He made numerous maps and drawings,and kept journals of their experiences.
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Burial: Unknown, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.
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Marriage: January 05, 1808, Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia.