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Col. Henry CLARK
Sarah JONES
Husband:  Henry CLARK, Sr.
Birth:  8 Oct 1732, Elizabeth Town, Essex Co., New Jersey Crown Colony [now Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ]
Death:  23 Mar 1823, Christian Co., KY
Will:  signed 9 Mar 1823; proved 5 May 1823; Christian Co., KY
Military Service:  1770, commissioned Capt. of Militia, Province of North Carolina
Military Service:  9 Nov 1779, commissioned Lt. Col. in NC [now TN]
Office:  1780, Justice of the Peace and founder of Sullivan Co., NC [now TN]
Military Service:  Revolutionary War:  said to be a Colonel
Father:  Ephraim CLARK, Jr.
Mother:  Elizabeth LYON
Marriage:  ca. 1757
Wife:  Sarah "Sally" JONES
Birth:  26 Jul 1737, VA
Death:  1828, Christian Co., KY
Father may beStephen JONES
Mother may beMartha __?__
Children:
born in Camp Creek, Craven [now Lancaster] Co., SC:
1.  Benjamin L. CLARK, Sr. , b. ca. 1759; d. 1804
2.  Susannah "Susan" CLARK, b. 21 Jul 1761; d. 1831 

born at Broad River, Tryon Co., NC [now Cherokee Co., SC]:
3.  (Mary) Ann CLARK, b. ca. 1764 
4.  Sarah "Sally" CLARK, b. 1768; d. 1839 
5.  Isaac CLARK, b. 1770; d. 1831 
6.  Mary CLARK, b. 1773; d. 1833 
7.  John C. CLARK, b. ca. 1775; d. 1830 

born at Kendrick's Creek Plantation, NC [now in Sullivan Co., TN]:
8.  Henry CLARK, Jr., b. 1779

I don't believe any of the birthdates or birthplaces of the children are actually known, except for the birthdate of Susannah (from her widow's pension application).  Henry, Jr. can only have been born in TN if he was born after 20 Feb 1779 (see Timeline).

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Timeline
Year Location Event
1732 NJ Colony: Essex [now Union] Co.: Elizabethtown birth of Henry CLARK
1737 VA birth of Sarah JONES
1749 VA: Lunenberg [now Bedford] Co.: near Goose Ck.  Henry CLARK, tithable
1750s   marriage of Henry CLARK & Sarah JONES
  SC: Craven [now Lancaster] Co.: Camp Ck. birth of son, Benjamin
1759-60 Henry CLARK serves in the Cherokee Expedition under Col. Richardson of Craven Co., SC
1762 SC: Craven [now Lancaster] Co.: Camp Ck. birth of daughter, Susannah
1762 NC: Mecklenburg Co. is formed from Anson Co. includes a large chunk of SC
c1764   birth of daughter, Ann
1766 NC: Mecklenburg Co. [now SC: Cherokee Co.]: Broad R. Henry CLARK granted 180 a. 
1768   birth of daughter, Sarah
1769 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK appointed JP
1769 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK has jury duty
1769 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK inventories estate of John HANNA
1770 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK bonded as tax collector
1770 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK has jury duty
1770 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK proves a deed
1770 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK appraises a wagon
1770 NC: Tryon Co. [included SC: Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK has jury duty
1770   birth of son, Isaac
1771 SC: Craven [now Cherokee] Co.: Thickety Ck. Henry CLARK buys 150 a. from Stephen JONES
1773   birth of daughter, Mary
c1775   birth of son, John
1776 Revolutionary War Begins
1776 NC [now TN]: formation of Washington Dist. (includes all of what would become the State of Tennessee)
1777 NC [now TN]: name of Washington Dist. changed to Washington Co.
1779 NC [now TN]: Sullivan Co. formed from Washington Co.
20 Feb 1779 SC: Spartan Judicial Dist. [includes Cherokee Co.] Henry CLARK, on list of jurors
1779 NC [now TN: Sullivan Co.]: Kendrick's Creek Plantation birth of son, Henry
19 Nov 1779 NC [now TN: Sullivan Co.] Henry CLARK, commissioned Lt.-Col.
7 Feb 1780 NC [now TN]: Sullivan Co. Henry CLARK, J.P., is a founder of the county
1783 End of Revolutionary War
1790 Census SC: Pendleton Dist. Henry CLARK, head-of-household
1792 Kentucky achieves statehood; Logan Co. formed from Lincoln Co.
1796 Tennessee achieves statehood
1797 KY: Christian Co. formed from Logan Co.
1800 Census   the KY census was destroyed 
1810 Census KY: Christian Co. Henry CLARK, head-of-household
1820 Census KY: Christian Co. Henry CLARK, Sr., head-of-household
1823 KY: Christian Co. death of Henry CLARK
1828 KY: Christian Co. death of Sarah (JONES) CLARK
There are problems with this timeline.  Henry was in South Carolina from the 1750s up through 1779, when he moved to Sullivan Co., TN.  Why do we then find him back in South Carolina in the 1790 census?  Certainly the war disrupted people's lives, but what proof do we have that more than one Henry CLARK has not been mixed up here?
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Another 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.  Myra Sidney (Davis) Dipple. Chronology of the Life of Henry Clark

3.  1790 U.S. Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 15; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1790 Clark, Henry SC Pendleton Dist. Roll M637_11 p. 83 Line 29 2-2-1-0-7
The numerical data indicate:
Gender and Type Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 free white males 16 and over in or before 1774 = Henry Sr. (b. 1732)
= Isaac (b. 1770)
2 free white males 15 and under 1774-1790 = John (b. ca. 1775)
= Henry Jr. (b. 1779)
1 free white female all ages in or before 1790 = Sarah (b. 1737)
Son Benjamin is married and listed as his own head-of-household.  Isaac did not marry until ca. 1792, so he and the youngest two boys are still at home.  All the daughters are married and gone.  For neighbors, see 1790 Census Table

4.  Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):  the 1800 KY census was destroyed

5.  1810 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #56 of 66; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1810 KY Christian Co. p. 107/487 Ln. 3 Henry Clark 00001-02001-04
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Henry (b. 1732)
2 females 10-15 1794-1800 = granddaughter?
= granddaughter?
1 female 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = Sarah (b. 1737)
4 slaves all ages in or bef. 1810 = ? ? ? ?

6.  1820 Census Index and Digital Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #12 of 23; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 KY Christian Co. p. 40 Ln. 30 Henry Clark Senr 000001-00001-0-200 0100-2101
These data indicate:ves
No., Race, Gender  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 white male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Henry (b. 1732) 
1 white female 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = Sarah (b. 1737)
2 people engaged in agriculture
1 male slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
2 female slaves 13 and under 1806-1820 = ? ?
1 female slave 14-25 1794-1806 = ?
1 female slave 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = ?
Henry's will of 1823 indicates they owned 15 slaves. 

7.  Will of Col. Henry Clark

8.  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).
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
John Keeth, 1 Tithe
Robert Jones, John Jones, 3 Tithes
Thomas Jones, 1 Tithe...
Other interesting names on the same list:
Joseph CLARK, John HANNAH; William HAYS; Peter VANBEBER, Isaac VANVEBER, and Peter VANVEBER, Junr. 

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

Other interesting names/surnames in county (i.e., on other lists for this county):
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.

9.  Brent H. Holcomb.  1980.  North Carolina Land Grants in South Carolina.  A. Press, Inc., Columbia, SC (republ. 1986 by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD; issued 2000 as Broderbund CD-524).
p. 55 Grants Issued from
Mecklenburg County
CLARK, HENRY File No. 2219; Gr. no. 374; Bk. 23, p. 151
Plat: Feb. the 21st, 1766, Surveyed for Henry Clark, 180 A on W side Broad River ... Loves Corner ... P W Sims, Survr. Wm Marchbanks, Nathl Clark, Ch: Bearers. Iss. 26 Oct 1767
Nathaniel CLARK is Henry's brother.  Two other brothers, Ichabod and Ryderus, received grants in the same area at about the same time.

10.  Brent Holcomb.  1994.  Tryon County, North Carolina, Court Minutes, 1769-79.  SCMAR, Columbia, SC (online at Ancestry.com):
Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions...
April term, 1769...
His Majesty's commission under the Great Seale of the Province aforesaid, appointing Thomas Neil Ju'r, William Moore, William Watson, William Twitty, John Retzhoupt, James Mcilwean, Henry Clark, Jonas Bedford, John Gordon, John Walker, Henry Holman, Robert Harris Jr, and David Anderson, Esqrs., Justices, assigned to keep the peace for the county of Tryon aforesaid was read in open court, and also a Commission and Dedimus Potestatum empowering the said justices to administer all oaths, appointed by Act of Parliament for the qualifications of all public officers, and also such other oaths as are appointed by the Act of Assembly for the qualification of all officers, according to their several commissions.
Henry Clark and John Gordon came into Court took the oaths by Law appointed for the qualification of publicks officers, subscribed the test, and took the oath of Justices of the Peace and took his seat accordingly.
After proclamation the court proceeded to the election of a Sheriff accordingly. There being eight magistrates on the bench to wit, Thomas Neal, William Moore, John Gordon, John Walker, Henry Clark, Jacob Cosnear, John Ritzhoupt, and David Anderson Who did Elect & Choose John Taggert, James Hannah & William Henry being freeholders to be Recommended to the Governor to be Commissioned to Execute the office of Sheriff for the County of Tryon for the ens'g year it appearing by the pole that John Tagert had eight Votes, James Hannah six and William Henry five. Ordered to be Recommended accordingly.
Ordered by the court that Henry Smith & Simcock Cannon serve as Constables for the district of Henry Clark, Esqr., and they swear in before the said Henry Clark accordingly.
Court adjourned till Tomorrow 8 o'clock. Met according to Adjournment. Present Thomas Neel, William Watson, Henry Clark, Esquires.
Court Adjourned for half an hour and the Orphans Court Met. Present Thomas Neel, William Watson, Henry Clark, Esquires.
Orphans Court Adjourned. Inferior Court Met according to adjournment. Present Thomas Neel, Wm. Watson, Henry Clark, Wm. Moore, Esqr. Court adjourned to the court in Course.
Court adjournd for One hour. Met according to adjournment. Present Wm. Moore, Henry Clark, Wm Watson, Esq'rs.
 
Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions...
July term, 1769...
Ordered by the Court that Henry Clark, John Patton, Joseph Harden, Charles McClain, James Henry, & John Robinson Serve as Venire men to attend at Salsbury on the 4 day of September 1769.
 
Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions...
October term, 1769...
On motion of Ja's Forsyth it was ordered that by the Said court that Letters Testamentary issue to Henry Clark of all & singular the Goods & Chattles Rights & Credits of John Hanna Deceas'd. who took the Oath of an Executor according to act of assembly in that Case made & provided.
Henry Clark returns an inventory of the Goods & Chattels of John Hanna deceased prays an order of sale which was accordingly Granted.
Court Adjourned till tomorrow 9 OClock. Met according to adjournment. Present Thos. Neel, Jno Gordon, Henry Clark, Esq'rs.
Ordered that Jno. Kendrick & James Byars serve as Constables under Henry Clark Esq'r and that they swear in before the said Henry Clark.
Ordered that Henry Smith be summoned to appear at the next Court to shew cause if any he can for his contempt in not Serving in the station of a Constable for Henry Clark Esq'r he being legally summoned.
October Term, Claims on the County of Tryon for the Year 1769...
To Henry Clark, Esqr. one Venire Ticket     2 15...
It appears by the above Claims that the County of Tryon stands Dr. the sum of seventy one pounds sixteen shillings & ten pence for the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty-nine.
The list of Taxables being brought in & Calculatted it appears that the number of taxable persons in Tryon County amounts to One Thousand Two hundred & Twenty One. It is ordered by the court that a tax of three shillings & two pence proclamation Money be raised and levied by the Sheriff of the said County on each of the said Taxable Persons in this the said County for the 1769 afsd, according to the Act of Assembly lately made & provided and in order to defray the above said contingencies of sd County.
 
Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions...
January term, 1770...
A Bond from John Tagert, Henry Clark, John Walker, Francis Ross, John Hardin, Henry Smith, and Matthew Floyd to his Excellency William Tryon for the collecting & Accounting for the public Taxes in Tryon County dated 24th of February 1770 taken and acknowledged in open court.
Venire men appointed for Salsbury Superior Co't 5 March (viz): Henry Clark, Peter Kuykendal, And'w Haslep, Joseph How, Joseph Carrol, James Murphy.
 
Tryon County, North Carolina, Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions...
April term, 1770...
Andw Hampton, Ab'm Kuykendal, Henry Clark, Joseph Green Came into Court & produced His Excellency's Commission appointing each a Captain of the Militia of this Province, took the oaths, subscribed the test and entered on the duty of their offices.
Court adjourned till tomorrow at 9 o'clock. Met according to adjournment. Present Thomas Neel, John Gordon, Henry Clark, David Anderson, Esquires.
After proclamation, the Court proceeded to the election of a Sheriff Accordingly there being ten Majestrates on the Bench to wit Robert Blackburn, Jno Walker, Francis Adams, James McElwean, John Robinson, William Watson, David Anderson, Henry Clark, john Gordon & Thomas Neel Esqrs who did Elected & Choose John Tagert, William Watson & Francis Adams to be high Sheriff. Accordingly, there being ten magistrates on the bench, to be recommended to the Governor for his approbation & appointment of one of them to serve as High Sheriff for Tryon County during the ensuing year. It appears by the pole that John Tagert rec'd 9 votes, William Watson 8, and Francis Adams 6. Ordered to be recommended accordingly.
A Deed of Sale from William Adams to Phillip Adams dated the 25th day of October 1769 for 200 acres proved by Henry Clark Evidence thereto. Ordered to be Registered.
On issued appeal of Matthew Troy by Waighstill Avery his attorney it was Ordered by the Court that Henry Clark Esqr., Henry Smith & Wm. McMullen be appointed to Revalue a Waggon Taken by Ex'n at the suit of Mathew Troy vs Matthew Floyd.
Ordered by the Court that John Patton, Saml Watson, Joseph Hardin, Joseph Carrol, Henry Clark & John Fondling serve as Venire men & that they appear at Salsbury on the Fifth day of September next then & there serve Our Sovereign Lord the King as Grand or Petit Jurors.

11.  Clara A. Langley.  c1930s.  South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1719-1772.  4 vols.  Works Progress Administration, Washington, DC (repub. c1983/84 by Southern Historical Press, Easley, SC; courtesy of Ruth Fish):
Vol. IV Book W-3, pp. 349-351, 10 Jul 1771.
"Stephen Jones and Martha his wife of Craven County to Henry Clark of Tryon County, North Carolina for 350 Lbs SC money, 150 acres, the E. part of 300 acres in Craven County SC on Thicketty Creek, a branch of Broad River, granted 25 Sep 1766 to Stephen Jones; bounding on all sides on vacant land.  Wit: Ichabod Clark, Andrew Jones, Henry Kerr.  Before Joseph Brown, JP.  Recorded 11 Nov 1771 by Henry Rugeley, Registrar."

12.  Brent H. Holcomb.  1993.  South Carolina Deed Abstracts, 1773-1778, Books F-4 through X-4.  SCMAR, Columbia, SC:
p. 211 V-4, 390-392: 30 June 1772, Henry Clark of Craven County, SC, to John Nuckols of same, for £35 Proc. money of America, 150 acres on Thicketty Creek being the land said Clark purchased of Stephen Jones part of tract granted to Stephen Jones by patent whereon the said Clarke now lives.  Henry Clark (LS), Wit: William Sims, George Hide (+). Proved in Craven County by the oath of George Hide, 7 Jul 1772, before Jo. Brown. Recorded 25 Aug 1777.

13.  Ge Lee Corley Hendrix & Morn McKoy Lindsay.  1975. The Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779.  Self-published, Greenville, SC (republ. 1980 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-517):
p. 100
SPARTAN DISTRICT...

Samuel Thompson...
John Thompson...

p. 101 Henry Clark...
Samuel Bird...
Charles Jones...
John Johnston...
p. 102 Benjamin Woodson...
Turner Roundtree
Richardson Roundtree...
John Hayes...
Stephen Jones...
p. 103 Adam McCord
William Clark...
John Jones...
Henry Clark...
James Johnston...
William Jones...
Zachr Bullock...
Jonathan Gilky
John Johnston...
John Moseley...
William Gillam
John Nuckols...
John Thompson...
John Clark...
p. 104 Ratified by the General Assembly
in the Senate-House the 20th day of February 1779

14.  Oliver Taylor.  1909.  Historic Sullivan: a History of Sullivan County, Tennessee, with Brief Biographies of the Makers of History.  King Printing Co., Bristol, TN (reprinted 1988, Overmountain Press, Johnson City, TN):
p. 91 The official organization of Sullivan County took place at the house of Moses Looney, February 7, 1780.  The justices of the peace present were Issac Shelby, David Looney, Gilbert Christian, John Duncan, William Wallace, Samuel Smith, Henry Clark, Anthony Bledsoe, George Maxwell, John Anderson and Joseph Martin.

John Rhea was appointed clerk and Nathan Clark, sheriff.

Isaac Shelby exhibited a commission from Gov. Caswell, of North Carolina, dated November 19, 1779, appointing him Colonel-Commandant of the county.  Other commissions appointed Henry Clark, Lieutenant-Colonel, David Looney, first Major and John Shelby, second Major.

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

16.  William S. Bryan & Robert Rose.  1876.  Pioneer Families of Missouri.  Bryan, Brand, & Co., St. Louis, MO (reprinted 1997, Gen. Publ. Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD).  Biograpical sketch of Isaac and John CLARK. 

17.  Pension Application of Capt. John WHEELER, mentions serving under (then) Capt. Henry CLARK (describes campaigns). 

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