Clark, Thomas

Submitted by mercercounty on Fri, 07/23/2010 - 10:18

THOMAS CLARK, deceased, son of Thomas and Mary (Presland) Clark, was born February 12, 1793, in England. He immigrated to this country about 1827, and located at Fort Erie, Canada, opposite the city of Buffalo, N. Y., remaining there five years working at his trade of miller. He then came to New Castle, Penn., where he took charge of a mill. In the fall of 1838 our subject purchased the mill located on the Shenango River, near Sharon, now known as "Clark's Mill," and kept it in constant operation up to 1843. Mr. Clark during that period did the principal milling business of this location. He was also extensively engaged in farming, cultivating some 200 acres in connection with his mill. He was identified with the late Joel B. Curtis in the construction of the old Sharon Rolling Mill, as one of the stockholders. Mr. Clark was a stanch Democrat, and always took great interest in the success of his party. He died in 1876, leaving a widow and eleven children. Mr. Clark married, in 1882, Miss Nancy, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Young) Crowder, of Canada. Their family consisted of Louisa, Joseph P., Edmond F., and Lucy J., of Sharon; John L., of Jackson Centre; Elizabeth, wife of I. K. Whitcraft; Robert, of Ohio; Mary, wife of Louis Buchholz, of Sharon; Florence, James T. and Alfred D.

History of Mercer County, 1888, page 863

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