Thursday, November 20, 2014

+Christopher Clark, Millicent Mildred Terrell

I never thought in a million years that I'd find Quakers in my family tree.  Plus I really didn't think I'd be able to go back this far into my tree.  Growing up I knew nothing about this side of my family. These people are on my mom's father's side of the family, and my mom said she didn't know anything about them at all, never even heard of them.

My cousin Walter is the one who told me about this side of the family as he knew his grandfather Matthew Lawrence Davenport, and knew some of the surnames to get me started on my journey.  My deepest gratitude to my 1st cousin 1x removed Walter Banks for helping me with this side of my family, with out your help Walter I'd still not know anything about this side. 
 I was researching the Banks side when it was the Davenport and Boyd side that would have taken me down this road, which is where I am now. 
My Banks side is not going anywhere, Banks is the maiden name of my gr grandmother Harriet Banks, she had children with Matthew Davenport who is Caucasian and Matthew's mother's maiden name is Boyd. Matthew took care of all his 5 children with Harriet and his 6 children with Mary Rush, neither woman was he allowed to marry since they were both Black women, but Matthew did take responsibility of the children and they all got to know him very well.  He never married, he stayed with Harriet then Mary until he died.  

My 6th Great Grandparents are:

Christopher Clark born 1737 Albemarle , VA and died:  Sept 12, 1803 Elbert, Georgia.
Millicent Mildred Terrell born: June 7, 1741 Caroline, VA and died:  1800, Elbert, Georgia.

The Marriage record of Christopher and Millicent:









This is where I found the Quaker information:



Their children:




Christopher was the son of:




Christopher owned property in Kentucky, 1000 acres:



The Census of 1780:







Application for headstone for Christopher Clark.:











I've found different dates for Christopher's birth, but they are pretty close to each other.  So I just left the day and month blank on my information for now.




More Quaker documents:


How the Clark family might have arrived in U.S.A.


Some more information for me to research below:  





There are so many Christopher Clark people in the family it's almost hard to keep them straight.  I'm mainly posting this here for my future research also. 

These pages will be updated as I find our more information. 
This side of my family has a lot of history yet for me to write about. 









Sources:

US International Marriage Records 1560- 1900, Ancestry.com
U.S Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol 1-V1 , 1607-1943, Ancestry.com
Family Data Collections Birth, Ancestry.com
Kentucky Land Grants 1782-1924, Ancestry.com
U.S Census Reconstructed Records 1660-1820 Ancestry.com
Application for Headstone Marker, Ancestry.com
U.S Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Ancestry.com
U.S Find A Grave Index, 1600's to Current, Ancestry.com
Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers, Ancestry.com



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