Pawlet (VT) One Hundred Years
J. Munsell, Albany
CLARK, ELISHA, from Suffield, Conn., 1784, settled next south of the town farm.
He removed to Orwell, 1795, and lived to a great age. His sons, who remained in town, were Ozias, Daniel, Joseph
CLARK, CoI. OZIAS, m. Rachel, da. of CoI. William Fitch, and settled nearly opposite Austin S.
Whitcomb's; his mansion, one of the best in town, being burned in 1840. He was a man of great force
and energy, and a liberal and influential member of society. He was deacon of the Congregational
church forty-seven years. He was one of the corporators of the Pawlet Manufacturing Company,
which ran the first cotton mill in the county. He died in 1855, aged 91; his widow in 1864, aged 97.
They raised a family of eight children: Fitch, John M., Robert, Irene, Nancy, Alta, Betsey and
CLARK, FITCH, m. Laura Baker, and settled on the Joshua Cobb farm. They raised a family of ten
children: Ozias, Lucretia, m. George Willard, Annis m. Johnson Loomis, and after his death,
Henry Remington, of Castleton; Sheldon, Harriet, m. Adams L. Bromley, and died in 1861, aged 38;
Jonathan B., m. N. M. Bromley, Laura B., m. Jerome B. Bromley, Sarah, m. Fayette Guilford and
died in 1862, aged 28 ; Harry G., m. Flora Sherman, and Horace A., m. Addie Stevens.
He celebrated his golden wedding in 1864, at which five
generations were present. His age is 75.
CLARK, JOHN M., m. Julia da. of Harry Beckwith, of West Granville; succeeded to his father's
homestead, but removed in 1845 to Whitewater, where be died in 1864, aged 61.
CLARK, ROBERT, m. Calista Brown, and resides in the village. For several years he kept the village
hotel. They have raised a family of six daughters: Betsey, who graduated at the Troy Female
Seminary, and married Harrison Everett, of Chicago, Ill.; Mariette, who married
James B. Robinson and died in 1860, aged 81 ; Lemira, who married Franklin Penfield, of Rockford, Ill.; Amelia,
teacher of music, Fanny and Kittie.
CLARK, DANIEL, m. Sibel, da. of Col. William Fitch and settled on the present homestead of Allen
Cook. They raised a family of eleven children: Elisha, William, Philip, Wheeler, John, Cyrus,
Darius, Corilla, Cornelia, Sina and Daniel. Philip married Lucy Swallow, who died in 1865, aged 67.
He was a member of the Pawlet band, and widely known for his proficiency as a bugler. He died in
1842, aged 74; his widow in 1850, aged 78.
CLARK, Capt. JOSEPH, m. Elizabeth, da. of Zebadiah Andrus, and settled on the present homestead
of William Monroe. None of his family remain in town. He died in 1820, aged 43.
CLARK, ASAHEL, m. Polly B., da. of Daniel Welch, and settled on his father's place. He died in 1859,
aged 79: his widow in 1864, aged 82. Their children were Ephraim F., who married Jane, a daughter of Capt. Joshua D. Cobb; Caroline, who married
Daniel F. Cushman, and died in 1851, aged 43, and Catharine, who married Rich Weeks.
CLARK, Hon. AARON, son of David Clark, was a native of this town, born in 1791. The family
removed to Whiting. He graduated at Union College and was admitted to the bar at Albany, N. Y.
He was private secretary of Gov. Daniel D. Tompkins during his term of service. Afterwards he
was clerk of the assembly. In 1826 he removed to New York city where he became wealthy.
He was mayor of the city in 1840-41.
CLARK, HORACE, son of Gen. Jonas Clark, of Middletown, married a daughter of Hiram Wait, of
Tinmouth, and settled in the mercantile business at the village, in 1829, which he continued with a short
interval of five or six years. He was post master four years. He was a thorough and efficient business
man, and was mainly instrumental in procuring the charter, and effecting the construction of the
Rutland and Washington rail road. Just as the road was completed, he was attacked with a
malignant fever at Salem, N.Y., and was taken on almost the first train that passed over the road to his home in Poultney, to die.
CLARK, WILSON, from Danby, 1848; raised a family of three sons, Merritt, Horace and John.
Merritt m. Martha Hanks, and lives in Poultney; Horace m. Sarah J. Robertson; who died in 1866,
aged 35; John m. Josephine Gray, of Middletown.
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