John Walker Clark

Born:Apr 10 1839 In:  Mt Vernon, Rockcastle, Kentucky, USA
Died:May 30 1900 (at age 61)In:  Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA


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Immediate family

Mary Ann Clark (born Taylor)
His wife
Sarah Elizabeth Beddow (born Clark)
His daughter
Wallace Monroe Clark
His son
Louisa Ann Walker (born Clark)
His daughter
Mary Jane Wharton (born Clark)
His daughter
James Franklin Clark
His son
Wallis James Clark
His father
Rebecca Mary "Polly" Clark (born Abney)
His mother
James Y Clark
His brother
Julia Ann Clark
His sister
Sarah Ann Clark
His sister
Wallace J. Clark
His brother
William C. Clark
His brother
Elisha Clark
His brother
Mary Jane Clark
His sister
Eliza Jane Taylor (born Clark)
His sister
Nancy Jane Clark
His sister
Flurry Jane Clark
His sister

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Date: Mar 22 2010
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From 1870 Rockcastle Co., KY Census Look-up

Mike Borchardt

Louisa A. and Mary J. are both listed as being four (4) years old. James is listed as James T.

District #3 P. O. Mt. Vernon, Rockcastle Co. 1870 Census (p. 111 in the Rockcastle Hist. Soc. extract)

114 Clarke, Walker 31 M W Farmer 500 600 KY

Mary A. 32 F W Keeping House "

Sarah 8 F W "

Wallace M. 5 M W "

Louisa A. 4 F W "

Mary J. 4 F W "

James T. 1 M W "



John Walker Clark came to the vicinity of Fort Worth, Texas, Palo Pinto Co. by wagon train, traveling through Indian Territory. He sold his farm in 1895 and moved to Scipio, Oklahoma. The farm adjoined that of Isaac Taylor, his brother-in-law. His son, Wallace Monroe Clark, came from Texas ca 1896. In May, 1900, John Walker Clark was thrown from a horse and died.


Ref: Rockcastle Co. Deed Bk. T, pg. 284. 8 August 1874, J. W. and Mary Clark sell to Archie T. Abney 125 acres on Brush and Crooked Creeks--land patented to Wallis Clark-- for $300.00 ($158.00 cash, a note for $100.00, and another for $42.00 @ 10% interest). Rockcastle Co. Deed Bk., N, pg. 86, 8 August 1874, J. W. and Mary Clark sell to James C. Broughton of Laurel Co. 25 acres on Crooked Creek for $25.00.


Moved to Tobucksy Co., Choctaw Nation, IT in 1895. Died after being thrown from a horse.

Info from "Rockcastle Co., Kentucky and It's People" @1992

Refn: Gedcom--9890.FTW


PALO PINTO County Texas

Survey - Person or Concern bearing the land certificate at time survey filed.

Block - Block number.

Grantee - Person or Concern to whom the land was actually awarded.

Leag - League Flag. L = 4,428 acres, B = League + Labor. Labor = 177 acres.

Section - Section Number

Abs - Number of the Abstract on file at county courthouse and at the

Texas General land Office in Austin.

Survey Blk Grantee Leag Section Abs





Volume 1

Part 2



page 1100

Grantee: Clark, Walker

Acres: 100

Book: 64

Page: 297

Date Survey: 2-27-1864

County: Rockcastle

Watercourse: Brush Cr



Volume 1

Part 2



page 1100

Grantee: Clark, Walker

Acres: 100

Book: 63

Page: 363

Date Survey: 1-28-1863

County: Rockcastle

Watercourse: Brush Cr


Brenda, here's the article from "Pittsburg County People and Places",

copyright 1997. Published by the Pittsburg Co. Historical Society.

Clark Family

After the Civil War, many families moved from Rockcastle County, KY to

Palo Pinto Co., TX. One family to make this move in 1876 was the John Walker

Clark and Mary Ann Taylor Clark household. On the way they passed through

what would become Pittsburg Co., OK. They were impressed with the quality

of the land there.

In 1895, John Walker and Mary Ann moved to Tobucksy Co., Indian


They moved a herd of cattle from TX and eventually settled on a small stock

ranch on Bull Creek near Scipio.

In May 1900 John Walker wrote to one of his sons in TX saying that he


"throwed' a horse he was castrasting for a neighbor and had hurt his arm. He

was 61 years old at the time. Later that month, he was thrown from a horse


died on May 30, 1900. He is buried in Hugh Low Cemetery.

Mary Ann married J.B. Loggins, a Confederate Civil War veteran, on Sept


1900. Sometime after 1910 they became residents of a Veteran's Home in

Ardmore, OK. She died on July 10, 1916 and is buried in the Confederate

Section of Rose Hill Cemetery in Ardmore.

E-mail sent by Jenny Garner (


Search Terms: CLARK (4350), JOHN (87523)

Database: 1790-1870 Texas Census Index

Year Surname Given Name (s) County State Page Township or Other Info Record Type Database ID#

1880 CLARK JOHN W. Palo Pinto County TX 183 E. D. 157 Federal Population Schedule TX 1880 Federal Census Index TX28980375



Walker Clark was the ninth of eleven children born to Wallis J. Clark, Sr. and Rebecca Mary (Abney) Clark. He married Mary Ann Taylor on 27 Jul 1860 in Rockcastle Co., KY. In 1876, the came by wagon train to Palo Pinto Co., TX and remained there until 1895 when they moved to a small stock ranch on Bull Creek near Scipio, Pittsburg, OK. He died after being thrown from a horse.


Hugh Low Cemetery

Pittsburg County

Oklahoma, USA

1880 United States Federal Census

about John W. Clark

Name: John W. Clark

Home in 1880: Precinct 4, Palo Pinto, Texas

Age: 41

Estimated birth year: abt 1839

Birthplace: Kentucky

Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head)

Spouse's name: Mary Clark

Father's birthplace: Kentucky

Mother's birthplace: Kentucky

Neighbors: View others on page

Occupation: Farmer

Marital Status: Married

Race: White

Gender: Male

Household Members: Name Age

John W. Clark 41

Mary Clark 42

Wallace M. Clark 15

Mary J. Clark 13

Louisa A. Clark 13

James F. Clark 11

Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 4, Palo Pinto, Texas; Roll 1322; Family History Film: 1255322; Page: 183A; Enumeration District: 157; .

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