NOTES: He was a victim of the Great Hanging of Texas in 1862.
CENSUS RECORDS: 13 Sep 1850 Cedar Twp, Cedar, Missouri
CLARK, Marcus D. L. age 25, male, farmer, KY
CLARK, Lucinda age 23, female, KY
CLARK, Parthenius age 3, female, MO
CLARK, Cintha age 2, female, MO
CLARK, Monissia age 1, female, MO
CENSUS RECORDS: 27 Aug 1860 Lynn Twp, Cedar, Missouri
CLARK, Marqus D. age 37, male, farmer, KY
CLARK, Lucynda age 36, female, KY
CLARK, Martha J. age 13, female, MO
CLARK, Cyntha A. age 12, female, MO
CLARK, Lucy E. age 11, female, MO
CLARK, Charity M. age 9, female, MO
CLARK, Mary W. age 6, female, MO
CLARK, Franklin D. L. age 4, male, MO
CLARK, Thos. J. age 3, male, MO
CLARK, Carline age 8/12, female, MO
CENSUS RECORDS: 1870 Benton Twp, Cedar, Missouri
CLARK, Marcus D. age 48, male, farmer, KY
CLARK, Lucinda age 47, female, KY
CLARK, Cyntha A. age 22, female, MO
CLARK, Charity M. age 20, female, MO
CLARK, Mary E. age 16, female, MO
CLARK, Franklin D. age 14, male, MO
CLARK, Thomas S. age 13, male, MO
CLARK, Carolina M. age 10, female, MO
CLARK, Amanda E. age 9, female, MO
CLARK, Alice M. age 3, female, MO
CLARK, Lucinda E. age 2, female, MO
CENSUS RECORDS: 1880 North Benton Twp, Cedar, Missouri
CLARK, Marcus head, age 57, farmer, KY SC SC
CLARK, Lucinda wife, age 56, house keeper, KY SC SC
CLARK, Carolina dau, age 19, MO KY KY
CLARK, Alice dau, age 15, MO KY KY
CLARK, Elizabeth dau, age 11, MO KY KY
CLARK, Annie dau, age 8, MO KY KY
She was 23 in 1850.
She was 36 in 1860.
She was 47 in 1870.
She was 56 in 1880.
She was 3 in 1850.
She was 13 in 1860.
She was 1 in 1850.
She was 11 in 1860.
She was 9 in 1860.
She was 20 in 1870.
She was 6 in 1860.
She was 16 in 1870.
She was 8 months in 1860.
She was 10 in 1870.
She was 19 in 1880.
She was 9 in 1870.
She was 3 in 1870.
She was 15 in 1880.
She was 2 in 1870.
She was 11 in 1880.
She was 8 in 1880.
HISTORY: This is a short biography of Addison L. Clark. It is from a book entitled History of Christian County, Illinois 1763-1880, and is on LDS microfiche #6048178. The book was originally published shortly after A. L. Clarks death, so I believe the information in the biography to be valid. (Jeff Clark)
A. L. CLARK Was born in Christian County, Kentucky, May 22, 1827. He came to Illinois about the year 1843. When he first came to the county, he worked for Dr. J. H. Clark. He afterward was deputy sheriff and constable. On the 19th of October, 1856, he was united in marriage to Miss Susan Young, daughter of Col. Thomas S. Young, an old settler and prominent citizen of Christian County. By this union there were eight children, five of whom are living. After Mr. Clark's marriage he continued deputy sheriff two years, after which he went to farming. One year later he moved to Texas, and remained there for two and one-half years. The climate in that state not proving healthful to him, he returned to Christian County, and purchased a farm on Bear Creek, and re-engaged in cultivating the soil. During his residence in the township, he was a prominent man, and took an active part in local affairs, and was elected assessor and collector for five or six terms. In 1878 he received the nomination for the office of sheriff, and was elected in the following November. He then moved to Taylorville, and entered upon his term of office. In his physical make-up, Mr. Clark was not a stout, rugged man, and from this cause was unable to do much work upon a farm, but he was possessed of an indomitable will and ambition, and this sustained him and kept him up. In December, 1879, he contracted typhoid pneumonia during the sitting of the circuit court. He was slowly recovering from the attack, when a complication of diseases set in, and after a lingering and painful illness of about two months, he died February 1, 1880. Even at his death, he was in full possession of all his mental faculties, and gave unmistakeable evidence of his firm belief in a future life, and the immortality of the soul. He was a man who enjoyed the entire confidence and esteem of the people in the community where he lived. He was a respected member of the order of Odd Fellows, and was followed to the grave by the members, who paid the last tribute to his memory and worth as a man.
OBITUARY: This obituary appeared in the Taylorville Breeze-Courier, probably 29 January 1817. Dallas Asberry Clark was the older brother of my grandfather, Sidney Houston Clark. Dallas died 28 January 1917 near Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois.
DALLAS CLARK FORMER TURNKEY WAS DROWNED IN SOUTH FORK
Three well known residents of Christian County came to their death Sunday, two of them violently.
Dallas A. Clark, constable, former deputy sheriff. bailiff, and turnkey at the county jail, was found about 7:30 a.m. lying almost submerged in the South Fork river, under the C. & I. M. railroad bridge at the east edge of Kincaid, seven miles west of here.
At eight o'clock Jacob L. Oates, real estate dealer and retired farmer, died at the St. Vincent hospital following a stroke of paralysis two months ago.
About 4:30 p.m. Patrick J. Larkin, Wabash section foreman, was struck by Wabash south-bound passenger No. 9 at the east Market street crossing in this city and instantly killed.
Constable Clark was discovered in the river by Chief Engineer William Mackey of the C. & I. M. railroad when the engineer in charge of a work train stopped at the bridge to inspect the piers.
Coroner John Hill of this city was notified and went out to take charge of the body. The coroner went out on the regular C. & I. M. passenger [4-5 words illegible] was dragged out onto the bank, identified and taken to the Kincaid depot, where it was kept until Undertaker Joe Wallace of the Connelly & Wallace firm arrived with a basket and dead wagon.
How Clark happened to fall into the river cannot be explained. He was in Kincaid and other towns along the Midland Saturday serving legal papers but returned to this city on the evening passenger, according to Pearl Tolliver, a Bulpitt saloon keeper, who says he saw him on the train when he got on at Bulpitt and saw him get off at Hewittville when the passenger stopped there to allow a freight train to get out of the way.
He is reported to have been drinking [?whisky and some think he was on?] his way back into the saloons in Kincaid when he fell off the bridge. He was found under water, except a part of the left arm and the body was stiffened with the chill of the almost freezing water.
There were marks on the bank of the stream at the point where he was found that indicate that he tried to get out of the water but slipped back.
BIOGRAPHY: Dallas Asberry Clark was born December 26, 1859, in Dallas, Texas. He was the third of eight children born to Addison L. Clark and Susan N. Young. When he was but two years of age he came with his parents to Christian County. A short time before 1880 he was made deputy sheriff and when his father was elected sheriff in that year he became the turnkey. His life had been spent as a farmer, court bailiff, constable, and member of the sheriff's force. He was married 25 years ago to Miss Rosa Finch, who survives. He is also survived by two brothers, Roy of Latonia, Kentucky and Sidney H., of Clarksdale. His only sister, Miss Luella, died here about a year ago and a brother, Alvin Clark, died three years ago. He was at one time a member of the I.O.O.F. The funeral arrangements have not been made.
COURT RECORDS: CLARK INQUEST HELD ----- Coroner John Hill held the inquest over the body of Mr. Clark in his office at the court house at 8 o'clock last night. According to the testimony of Fireman Lemand Gilliland, Clark did not return to Taylorville or Hewittville Saturday as claimed by Pearl Tolliver, for when the train left the water tank at the South Fork, Gilliland says he saw Clark standing on the west bank of the river, north of the railroad track. Gilliland said it was unusual to see a man along the river at that time and that he stood up and watched the man until the train was entirely across the bridge and he could see him no longer. Gilliland helped take Clark's body from the water yesterday morning and although he did not know him personally, he said he was sure it was the same man he saw standing on the bank the evening before. Amos Copelin, a trackworker, who helped take Clark from the water, told of the marks on the bank indicating that he tried to get out of the water but slipped back. Other witnesses added no additional information, merely reciting the facts of the recovery of the body, the time for the trains and other details. The verdict was that he came to his death by drowning.
NOTES: Joseph & Malinda had 4 children that died in infancy from History of Christian County, Kentucky.
NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS: Kentucky New Era 2 October 1896, Joseph Milton Clark, of Christian County, Kentucky died last Wednesday night at his home a few miles north of this city. He was 79 years old. His paternal grandfather was one of the first settlers of Christian County and one of its early sheriffs. While living in Wade County, Missouri he was twice elected to the office as Justice of the Peace. He married in Polk County, Missouri in 1841 to Miss Malinda Barks. She was the mother of 8 children, four of which died in infancy. Mr. Clark was the survivor of eight brothers, sons of Lemuel M. Clark. The remains were buried in family graveyard near Era. Mr. Clark officated the hanging of Aloazo Pennington, having touched the spring on the gallows.
CENSUS RECORDS: 21 Sep 1850 Dist. #1, Christian, Kentucky page 475B, family #664/714, film #7849
CLARK, Joseph M. age 33, male, farmer, $263, KY
CLARK, Malinda age 32, female, KY
CLARK, Amanda M. age 5, female, attends school, MO
CLARK, Nancy P. age 4, female, KY
CLARK, Maranda E. age 1, female, KY
CLARK, Lemuel M. age 20, male, farmer, KY
CLARK, James J. age 13, male, attends school, KY
CLARK, Mary E. age 18, female, KY
CLARK, Tibitha A. age 16, female, attends school, KY
CLARK, Cynthia E. age 11, female, attends school, KY
She was 32 in 1850.
She was the mother of 8 children 4 of whom died in infancy.
He died at the age of 20 unmarried.
He was 22 in 1850 living with his father.
He was 31 in 1860.
She was 31 in 1860. She was 41 in 1870 and a widow.
He was 5 in 1860. He was 14 in 1870.
He was 12 in 1860.
He was 19 in 1870 living with his widowed mother.
CENSUS RECORDS: 26 June 1880 Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky film #1254410, Page 31C
C. E. DOSS Self M M W 30 KY
Occ: Trader Fa: VA Mo: VA
M. J. DOSS Wife F M W 29 KY
Occ: Housekeeping Fa: TN Mo: KY
Ada DOSS Dau F S W 9 KY
Fa: KY Mo: KY
Nellie DOSS Dau F S W 5 KY
Fa: KY Mo: KY
Edward DOSS Son M S W 3 KY
Fa: KY Mo: KY
unnamed DOSS Son M S W 3M KY
Fa: KY Mo: KY
E. B. FRANKS Mother-in-Law F W W 62 KY
Occ: At Home Fa: TN Mo: VA
Martha POINDEXTER Other F S B 17 KY
Occ: Servant Fa: KY Mo: KY
NEWSPAPER: Crittenden Press, June 16, 1892, Mr. C. E. Doss was called to Waverly Friday by a telegram annoucing the serious illness of his sister.
CENSUS RECORDS: 1900, 91 Wilson Ave., Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky film #1244098, page 41, family #12/12
DOSS, Charles E. age 49, SEP 1850, head, md 27 yrs, saloon keeper, KY KY KY
DOSS, Martha J. age 49, JUL 1850, wife, 6 & 6, KY TN KY
DOSS, Edward H. age 23, SEP 1876, son, single, express agency, KY KY KY
DOSS, Frank M. age 20, APR 1880, son, single, tobacco stripper, KY KY KY
DOSS, Lillie age 16, FEB 1884, dau., single, attends school, KY KY KY
DOSS, Pearl age 12, JUN 1887, dau., single, attends school, KY KY KY
CENSUS RECORDS: 1910 Main St, Marion, Crittenden, Kentucky 87/92
He says they have been married for 40 years and he is a superintendent of a poolroom.
NEWSPAPER: Crittenden Press, He died at his residence on East Belleville St. in Marion on a Tuesday evening.
She was 29 in 1880. She was 49 in 1900 mother of 6 all living. In 1910, she says she is the mother of 6 children but only 5 are still living.
She was 12 in 1900 and was attending school.
NEWSPAPER: Crittenden Press, December 2, 1909, Miss. Pearl Doss meets fearful death, daughter of C.E. Doss youngest of 6 children the first to die. She was at the home of her sister Mrs. T.E. Hearin of Madisonville. Her dress caught fire she was burnt real bad and died a few hours later. She was buried at the Marion Cemetery.