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Ephraim CLARK II
Elizabeth LYON
Husband:  Ephraim CLARK II
Birth:  ca. 1698, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., East Jersey Province [now Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ]
Death:  aft. 1740 
Father:  Ephraim CLARK I
Mother:  Hannah __?__
Marriage:  bef. 1718, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey Colony [now Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ]
Wife:  Elizabeth LYON
Birth:  ca. 1701, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., East Jersey Province [now Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ]
Death:  aft. 2 Jan 1738/9 
Father:  Ebenezer LYON, Sr.
Mother:  Elizabeth WINANS
Children presumably born in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New Jersey Colony [now Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ]:
born bef. 22 Jan 1738/9:
.   Ephraim CLARK III
.   Nathaniel CLARK
.   Ichabod CLARK
.   Ryderus CLARK
.   Henry CLARK, b. 8 Oct 1732 
.   Elizabeth CLARK
.   Hannah CLARK
.   Dorcas/Darkis CLARK

born aft. 22 Jan 1738/9:
.   Mary CLARK

Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, New Jersey
Timeline: The CLARK/DAVIS/JONES/etc. "Track" from SC/NC/TN > KY

Sources:

1.  Family Group Sheet compiled by Georgie Tolleson and Betty Ann (Matthiesen) Cogliati.

2.  Mary Clark's web site:  Genealogy of the Clark Family [link died].

3.  Anon.  1999.  Henry Lyon of MA, CT, & NJ, and Some of His Lineage.  Lyon(s) Families Association of America, Belton, MO.
On p. 11, in an abstract of the will of Ebenezer LYON, signed 22 Jan 1738/9, Ebenezer names his daughter, Elizabeth LYON, wife of Ephraim CLARK, and grandchildren:
...Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Darkis, Henery, Riderous, Nathaniel, and Ichabod CLARK...

Also according to the will, five of Elizabeth's children were under age:
...Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Ideras and Darkis...
With the inference by their exclusion that Henry, Nathaniel, and Ichabod were of age, but we know Henry was not, and in an 1800 deed in Christian Co., KY, Ephraim states he is the eldest son of his father, Ephraim Sr.

I believe "under age" meant the girls were under 18 and the boys were under 21, which means the girls were born after 1721 and the boys were born after 1718.  We also know that Ryderus was born bef. 1732 because he was tithable in 1748 and males became tithable at age 16 (females were not tithed).  However, we know Henry was born in 1732, so why was he not included with the under-age children?  Henry was not tithable in 1748, but became tithable in 1749, at age 16, which is consistent with his birthdate in 1732.

Mary was not mentioned as a granddaughter in Ebenezer LYON's will, so presumably Mary was born after 22 Jan 1738/9.  We know of her existence because her husband, John HANNAH, named his "brother-in-law," Henry Clark, as executor of his will.

4.  Myra Sydney (Davis) Dipple.  nd.  Chronology of the Life of Col. Henry Clark.  Extracts pertaining to Ephraim CLARK(s). 
Date Event Source
1732 Oct 08 Henry Clark was born to Ephraim and Elizabeth Lyon Clark -probably at Elizabeth Town, Essex County, NJ. John Wheeler Rev. War Pension #W8999.
1739 Jan 22 The probated will of Ebenezer Lyon of Elizabeth Town, NJ, named his daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Ephraim Clark, and their children:  Elizabeth, Ephraim, Hannah, Darkis, Henry, Riderous, Nathaniel and Ichabod Clark. NJ Colonial Documents, Calendar of Wills, 1730-1750, Lib. of Congress, page 270.
1748 - - Efrem Clark and Rydarus Clark are listed together as two tithes in Lunenberg County, Va.  List of tithables from the "Mouth of Falling River Upwards" taken by John Phelps.
1749 - - Ephraim Clark, Henry Clark, two tithes; Reyderus Clark, one tithe. List taken by Nicholas Haile from "Goose Creek to the extant of the County upwards." [VA]
1750 - - Ephm. Clark, Henry*Clark, Rideras Clark listed together as three tithes. List taken by John Phelps "from Falling River to Goose Creek".  This area is now located in Bedford Co., [VA,] created in 1754.
1759 Mar 02 Ephraim Clark was granted 100 acres on Camp Creek.  -
1762 - - Ephraim, Ichabod and Henry were each granted 100 acres on Lower Camp Creek, Craven County. -
1800 Aug 22 Ephraim Clark, oldest brother of Henry**, of Montgomery Co, TN, sold a house and lot at Elizabeth Town, NJ, to John Clark.  This property was an inheritance willed by Captain Ebenezer Lyon, Henry's maternal grandfather. Christian Co. KY Deed Book A, page 251-251 and the will of Ebenezer Lyon.
1806 May 14 Ephraim Clark was exempted from paying County levy and from working on roads. Christian Co. KY Court Order Book A, Part 1.  Christian Co. Family and Hist. Research Soc., Hopkinsville, KY 42240, 1987.
1813 Jun 11 Hopkinsvile.  The will of Ephraim Clark was proven by the oath of Isaac Clark [Ephraim's nephew], witness, and ordered filed. Christian Co. KY Court Order Book B, Part 2, Page 291, Christian Co. Family and Hist. Research Soc., Hopkinsville, Ky 42240, 1987.
*I'm afraid the record (see next source) does not read "Henry Clark," it reads "Ash: Clark."  (At that time, the colon was used to indicate abbreviation.)  It's very difficult to know what is going on here.  It's an odd almost impossible mistake for the Lister to have made.  My first thought was that it was another son coming of age, but if "Ash" came of age in 1750, he would have had to have been born in 1733/4 and thus have been alive when Ebenezer Lyon wrote his will, in which no "Ash" was mentioned.  Or is the will mistaken?  It certainly was in the case of Henry.  Or is "Ash" some other kin a nephew, perhaps?

5.  Landon C. Bell.  1931.  Sunlight on the Southside: Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1748-1783. Clearfield, Blto. (reprinted 1974, Genealogical Publ. Co., Blto.; transcribed by Thomas Walter Duda and available online in the Archives of the Lunenburg County VAGenWeb site).  This location is now in Bedford Co., VA.
On p. 82, under the heading, "A List of Tithables from the Mouth of Falling River Upwards for the Year 1748, Taken by John Phelps":
Efrem Clark and Rydarus [?] Clark 2 Tithes...
Other interesting names on the same list:
Joseph CLARK, William and John THOMPSON, John WHELER, Peter and Isaac VANBEBER, Robt. and Thos. JONES, Marke HAYS, John HANNAH. 

See this chart for the connections between CLARK, VAN BIBBER, HAYS, et al

Other interesting names/surnames in the county (i.e., on other lists):
Edward CLARKE; John CLARKE; John GILLAM, living with Barnaby BIRD; Richard and William GLADDIN; John Hannah SMITH; BRASHEAR; DAVIS; FINNEY; HAY; HASE; HAYES; HOLLOWAY; JONES; MAN; SHIP; THOMPSON; THOMSON; VAUGHAN; WADE; WILLIAMS; WINN.

On p. 95, under the heading, "For 1749, List Taken by Nicholas Haile, 'from Goose Creek to the extent of the County upwards'":
Ephraim Clark, Henry Clark, 2 Tithes
Reyderus Clark, 1 Tithe...
Other interesting names on the same list:
Joseph CLARK, John HANNAH; William HAYS; Peter VANBEBER, Isaac VANVEBER, and Peter VANVEBER, Junr.

Other interesting names/surnames in county (i.e., on other lists):
Wm. CLARK; John CLARK; Jno. WHEELER; John GILLUM; Abraham GAULDIN; Mark HAYES; Darby CAVE; Nicholas HOPSON; Stephen JONES; Richard WILLIAMS; BYRD; DAVIS; FINNEY; HANNA; HARDIN; HAYS; HOLLOWAY; JONES; MAN/MANN; THOMPSON; THOMSON; WADE; WILLIAMS; WOMACK; WINNE/WYNN/WYNNE.

On p. 153, under the heading, "For 1750, List Taken by John Phelps, 'from Falling River to Goose Creek Creek'":
Ephm. Clark, Ash: Clark, Rideras [?] Clark, 3 Tithes...
Other interesting names on the same list:
John CLARK; Petr., Peter Junr, and Isaac VANBIBBER; Mark HAIES; Jno. WHEELER; Jno. THOMSON; Wm. DAVIS; Jno. THOMSON; William THOMSON; Wm. HAIES; John HANNAH; Thos. DAVIS.; Andw. JONES

Other interesting names/surnames in the county (i.e., on other lists):
John CLARK; Archebell CLARK; John BOON; Abrahm. GAULDIN; John GILLUM; John HANNAH; Stephen JONES; William HAYS; John RAMSEY; BYRD; DAVIS; GILLUM; GRAY; HANNA; HARDEN; HAYES; HOBSON; HOLLEWAY; JONES; LYON; MANN; NASH; SHIP; SLAUGHTER; THOMASON, THOMBSON, THOMPSON, THOMSON, TOMPSON; WADE; WILLIAMS; WOMACK; WYNN/WYNNE.

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