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David CLARK, Jr.
Rachel CLARK
WARNING:  Some secondary sources are equating our subject with the David CLARK (b. 1810, TN) who married Ruth McBRIDE and lived in AL.  These are clearly two different men.
Husband:  David CLARK, Jr.
Birth:  1793, Pendleton Dist. [now Anderson Co.], SC
Death:  1852, Massac Co., IL
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  David CLARK, Sr.
Mother:  Charity BOON
Marriage:  12 Aug 1816, Christian Co., KY
Wife:  Rachel CLARK first cousin
Birth:  8 Feb 1795, Louisa Co., VA
Death:  1840-50, possibly in Graves Co., KY
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Joseph "Jo" CLARK
Mother:  Mary Ann GOLDING
Children born in KY:
.  (Son A) CLARK, b. 1815-20
.  (Daughter A) CLARK, b. 1820-25
.  (Daughter B) CLARK, b. 1820-25
William Wesley / Westley CLARK, b. 1821/2
.  (Son B) CLARK, b. 1825-30
Granderson Hayden CLARK, b. 13 Nov 1829
Mary Anne / Mary Ann / Maryann CLARK, b. 1835
.  Sarah CLARK, b. 1839/40
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Sources (n.b., Anderson Dist., SC, was formed in 1826 from Pendleton Dist., SC in 1868, Districts became Counties; Weakley Co., TN, was formed in 1823 from Amerindian land; it is located just across the state line from Graves Co., KY; Massac Co., IL, is just across the Ohio River from McCracken Co., KY, which is adjacent to Graves Co., KY):

1.  Jordan R. Dodd, ed.  1993.  Kentucky Marriages:  Early to 1850.  Liahona Research, Orem, UT (Broderbund CD-229):
Clark, David Clark, Rachel Aug 12, 1816 Christian Co.

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 18 mis-indexed as being in Hopkinsville; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Christian Co. Roll M33_20 p. 34 Ln. 5 David Clarke Junr 000100-20100-0-100 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 19-25* 1794-1801 = David (b. 1793)
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Rachel (b. 1795)
1 person engaged in agriculture
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25, which means any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  So, for an accurate representation of the household, the number in column three should be subtracted from the number in column four. If, after the subtraction, any individuals remain in column four, then they have to be age 19-25, thus creating a "new," more precise age class.
Listed one line above David's father, David CLARK, Sr.

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #45-46 of 50; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 TN Weakley Co. Roll M19-182 p. 342 Ln. 22 David Clark 211 001 - 020 001 no slaves
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 4 or under 1825-1830 = Hayden (b. 1828/9)
= Son B
1 male 5-9 1820-1825 = William Wesley (b. 1821/2)
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = Son A
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = David (b. 1793)
2 females 5-9 1820-1825 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 = Rachel (b. 1795)

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #53 of 70; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 KY Graves Co. Roll 111 pp. 124B-125A Ln. 28 David Clark 001 100 100 - 110 200 100 no slaves 0500000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1825-1830 = Hayden (b. 1828/9)
1 male 15-19 1820-1825 = William Wesley (b. 1821/2)
1 male 40-49 1790-1800 = David (b. 1793)
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Sarah (b. 1839/40)
1 female 5-9 1830-1835 = Mary Anne (b. 1835)
2 females 15-19 1820-1825 = Daughter B
= Daughter A
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Rachel (b. 1795) 
5 persons employed in agriculture

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 87):  Massac Co., IL, Roll M432_120, p. 222B, 93/93, enumerated 30 Aug 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
David Clarke 56 M   Farmer 30 SCa
William Westley 28 M   "   Ky
Hayden? 21 M   "   "
Mary Anne 15 F       "
Sarah 11 F       "

6.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #1 of 2):  Osceola P.O., Clearlake Twp., Mississippi Co., AR, Roll M653_46, p. 703, PN 15, 99/97, enumerated 12 Jun 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
John Little 30 M   Farmer   500 Tenn
Maryann Little 24 F   Housework     Ky
J W Little  2 M         Ark
Sarah Clark 20 F   Sempstress     Ky

Affidavit by David CLARK, Jr., for a pension application by Widow Charity (BOON) CLARK (courtesy of Garry Brown):
NC R1964:
State of Kentucky
McCracken County
            Be it remembered that on this day the 30th day of December 1840 Personally appeared David Clark (Jr) well known to me, and made oath in due form of Law.  That he is now forty seven years of age and is the seventh child of David Clark (Sr) and Charity Clark.  That he knows his father David Clark was always reputed to have been a soldier in the revolutionary war, and believed so to have been.  That his said father and mother once resided in the County of Christian and State of Kentucky.  That they afterwards removed to the County of Weakley and State of Tennessee where his said father resided until the 15th day of August 1825 when he departed this life, leaving as his widow and _____ the said Charity Clark, the same who is now making application for a pension as his widow.  That some time since she removed to the County of Graves and State of Kentucky where she now resides.  That he knows his said father died on the 15th of August 1825, and that said Charity is his widow and that she has remained single and unmarried ever since the death of her said husband.
Sworn to and subscribed before me as a Justice of the Peace in and for said County the date aforesaid.
George Smealy his
David  X  Clark

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