James Y Clark

Born:Oct 28 1822 In:  Climax, Rockcastle, Kentucky, USA
Died:Oct 31 1868 (at age 46)In:  Rockcastle County, Kentucky, USA
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Immediate family

Wallis James Clark
His father
Rebecca Mary "Polly" Clark (born Abney)
His mother
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
John Walker Clark
His brother
Nancy Jane Clark
His sister
Flurry Jane Clark
His sister

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Date: Mar 22 2010
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KY-1850 Rockcastle Co. Census, 186 Northern

36 36 James Clark 26 M Farmer 250 KY

Sarah 26 F " Cannot read & write

Granville 7 M " Attended school

Mary Ann 5 F "

William 4 M "

John 2 M "

Martha F 6/12 F "

William Runyon 17 M Farmer " Attended school

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James Y. Clark appears on the tax list in 1841. In 1845, he had 125 acres of land on Brush Creek. In 1848, he has 150 acres, 2 horses, and 5 cattle. By 1855, he had 315 acres on Brush Creek, and 30 acres on Crooked Creek, Rockcastle Co. Deed Bk. 12, pg. 325.

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James and Wallis Clark bought land on Brush Creek for $50.00 next to Micajah Benge on 6 June 1857. Deed Bk. J, pg. 329, 27 March 1866, the court seels to James Y. Clark land on Clear Creek for $150.00. Deed Bk. K, pg.494, 9 March 1867, James Y. Clark buys land on Brush Creek from the Barnabas haley heirs for $81.00.

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James Y. Clark was the leader of the Ku Klux Klan in the area, and on 31 October 1868, lead a raid to "scare" James Langford. They were to leave switches on Langford's porch to indicate that they would return and "switch" him if he did not get rid of the woman he was living with, but not married to. Langford shot James Y. Clark through the door, and he died as a result. The bill for the doctor's visit at night was for $7.00. The account of his burial expenses totalled $14.60.

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A lawsuit was filed to settle the estate, and the land was divided into 5 tracts. Tract 1 included the Salt Petre Cave, and was sold to Granville C. Clark and William Clark. Tract 2 was 25 acres. Tract 3 was 15 and 3/4 acres, with 1 acre taken out for a school. Tract 4 was 51 acres and Tract 5 was known as the 'Polly" place.

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THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1

Part 2

CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 1099

Grantee: Clark, Jas

Acres: 100

Book: 24

Page: 333

Date Survey: 3-24-1847

County: Rockcastle

Watercourse: Brush Cr

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THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1

Part 2

CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 1100

Grantee: Clark, James

Acres: 40

Book: 62

Page: 5

Date Survey: 3-26-1861

County: Rockcastle

Watercourse: Brush Cr

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THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

Volume 1

Part 2

CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)

THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

page 1100

Grantee: Clark, James

Acres: 40

Book: 63

Page: 364

Date Survey: 3-20-1861

County: Rockcastle

Watercourse: Brush Cr

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