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Isaac Clark (b. Abt. 1780, d. November 10, 1846)Isaac Clark (son of David Clark and Sarah Winans) was born Abt. 1780 in Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey38, and died November 10, 1846 in Fulton County, Illinois39, 40.He married Lydia Zeliff on December 25, 1800 in Ohio41, daughter of Peter Zeliff and Sarah Riker.
Notes for Isaac Clark:
Isaac Clark #7425 (1.Rev.1) born 1780/81, married (1) Lydia Zeliph #7449, married (2) 7 May 1821, Sarah Royal #7450, born 03 Mar 1793, (daughter of Thomas Royal #7459 and Hannah Cooper #7460) died 04 Aug 1846.Isaac died 10 Nov 1846.Probably named for his uncle, Isaac Winans -- his mother's brother. Mt. Pulaski History (1836-1986)
In her submission, page 171, on "The Clark Family", after her narratives on David and Sarah (Winans) Clark, and their sons James Clark, Rev. David Ward Clark, and John Winans Clark, Glenna Gandy Carlson continues:
"Isaac Clark was born in 1781, Basking Ridge, Somerset County, New Jersey.He married first Lydia Zeliph.Second he married Sarah Royal, widow of Anthony Stout, on July 7, 1821, in Miami County, Ohio.He died November 10, 1846, in Liverpool Township, Fulton County, Illinois.
His will was probated in Fullton County, Illinois. He named Eight sons and six daughters in the will,
Lyle Black,also a ggg grandson of Isaac's sent this message to Phil DeereNovember, 1997:
I am descended from Isaac Clark, Jr., who was also a son of Isaac Clark,
Sr., and Lydia Zelyph.My spelling of Zelyph is a bit different from
yours. I'm not sure which is correct.Lydia died about 1820 in Miami
County, Ohio, by my sources. Isaac Clark, Jr., was born February 7,
1807, and is buried with many other Clark descendants in Apple Cemetery
in Liverpool Township in Fulton County, Illinois.I grew up about a
mile from that cemetery, as the crow flies. Isaac Jr. was a veteran of
the Black Hawk War.
Isaac Jr. was a bit younger than Daniel, who was born, according to my
sources, on May 4, 1805. ( NOTE BY PHIL DEERE-I DON'T BELEIVE THIS DATE TO BE CORRECT)
I do not have much information about Daniel other than a birth date and
a note that he had five children.I do not know their names.
One of Isaac Jr.'s sons, John Isaac Clark, was my great grandfather.He
and my grandfather, William Henry Clark, are also buried in Apple
It is my belief that Isaac Clark, Sr., and his second wife Sarah, are
buried in an abandoned cemetery (called Harper's Hill cemetery) about
1/2 mile due east of the Apple cemetery.I have tried unsuccessfully to
get the owners of Harper's Hill to understand that the property is a
cemetery.I have also been unsuccessful in interesting them in selling
it.The hill was once owned by Thomas Keeler, who was the husband of
Minerva Clark.Minerva was a daughter of Zebediah Z. Clark, who was a
full brother to Daniel and Isaac Jr.When Isaac Sr., was buried there,
a primary wagon road between Lewistown and Liverpool ran directly along
the south side of the Harper Hill cemetery (this was before the hill
became known as Harper's Hill).At that time, the hill likely had a
beautiful view of the Illinois River valleyas well as Isaac's
homestead where he had built a grist mill and saw mill soon after he
settled there.The hill has since become over grown with brush.
(Corresponence from Lyle BlackNovember 10, 1997)
The names and d.o.b. of Isaac's children (except Daniel Z. and William R. were furnished by Lyle Black.
Isaac Clark named fourteen children in his will, in this order: ( Married names in parentheses) William R., Ezekekial, James, Amy, Isaac, Mary (Collins), Sarah (Cary), Elizabeth (Jewell), Lydia (Snell), Margaret (Grigsbey), Zebidiah, Benjamin, David and Daniel. Lyle Black states that five of those were children of Isaac and Sarah.
In the 1820 Federal Census of Staunton Twp, Miami County, Ohio there were ten children listed, seven males and three females. These would be the children of Isaac and Lydia, before Isaac was married to Sarah Royal Stout. In his will, only six males and three females were listed. One of the males must have expired between 1820 and 1846.
More About Isaac Clark:
Census 1: 1810, Listed in Miami County, Ohio tax records.
Census 2: 1816, Listed in Miami County, Ohio tax records.
More About Isaac Clark and Lydia Zeliff:
Marriage: December 25, 1800, Ohio.41
Children of Isaac Clark and Lydia Zeliff are:
- +Daniel Zelith Clark, Sr, b. Abt. 1802, d. July 16, 1848, Pemberton, Shelby County, Ohio.