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Benjamin Bruce Clark

Male 1791 - 1868


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  • Name  Benjamin Bruce Clark 
    Born  18 Nov 1791  Oswego, Oswego, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Census  1851  Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census  1861  Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died  5 Mar 1868  ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4

    • Obituaries From Ontario's Christian Guardian 1861-1870 - D. A. McKenzie 1988 -
      CLARK, Benjamin, of Ernestown, near Switzer's Chapel, the second son of Hezekiah Clark, was born in New York state, Nov. 18, 1791. His parents, with other members of the family, came to Canada, settling in Sophiasburg in 1798,, leaving Benjamin in charge of an uncle near Rhinebeck. IN 1806, he joined his father's family in Sophiasburg. During the war of 1812, he worked as a teamster, conveying government stores or troops from Kingston to York, or furnishing timber for government works at Kingston, and used his wages to buy a farm. In 1815, he married Julia Ann Bush - a marriage which brought him into relationship with the Empys, Nevills, Switzers, and Millars - descendants of the Palatine refugees, who found a home in Ireland in the reign of Queen Anne, parts of whose families afterwards settled in Ashgrove, N.Y., and subsequently in various parts of Canada.

      On Thurs., 5th inst., after having tea with his daughter, Mrs. Huffman, and his brother, Elias Clark, Benjamin died; predeceased during the past ten years by his wife (who died after nearly 44 years of marriage), by his daughter, Mrs. Perry of Violet, and by his son, Rev. Nelson B. Clark, who had gone to California in search of health. - April 1, 1868, p. 56, O.
    Buried  Switzerville United Church Cemetery, Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I17  Switzer Family
    Last Modified  12 Aug 2012 

    Father  Hezekiah Clark,   b. 18 Aug 1767, Bloomfield, Winstonbury, CT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1835, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Ann Bush,   b. 25 Apr 1774, , , CT, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1823, Prince Edward County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6827  Group Sheet

    Family/Spouse  Julia Ann Bush,   b. 26 Jun 1796, Canada West Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1856, Lennox and Addington County, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Married  1815  Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Ann Clark,   b. 1820, Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rev. Nelson B. Clark,   b. 1821
     3. Melinda Clark,   b. 18 Nov 1822, Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1863, Violet, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Clifton Clark,   b. 1825
     5. Rebecca Clark,   b. 1827,   d. 1905
     6. Wilson Clark,   b. 1829
     7. Elizabeth S. Clark,   b. 1835
    Family ID  F5  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1791 - Oswego, Oswego, NY, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1815 - Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Ernestown, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Mar 1868 - ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Switzerville United Church Cemetery, Switzerville, Lennox and Addington, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
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    Benjamin Clark

    Census Images
    1851 census - Benjamin Bruce Clark family
    1851 census - Benjamin Bruce Clark family
    1861 census - Wilson Clark family
    1861 census - Wilson Clark family

  • Sources 
    1. [S122] Obituaries From Ontario's Christian Guardian 1861-1870 - D. A. McKenzie.

    2. [S19] 1851 Canadian Census.

    3. [S101] 1861 Canadian Census.

    4. [S27] Tombstone Inscription.

    5. [S60] Tombstone Photo.