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CLARK family of Bath, NY

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CLARK family of Bath, NY

Posted: 20 Dec 2007 6:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clark, Kirkham, Storms
Looking for any info on the following family, will be glad to share what I have. I believe Luther F. Clark's parents to have been James and Martha Clark, based on census records:

1. Luther F. Clark was born 09 Mar 1817 in Tompkins Co., NY, and died 13 Apr 1865 in Battle of City Point, VA. He married Sarah Kirkham 08 Aug 1836 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY, daughter of Joseph Kirkham and Phebe Hawkins. She was born 19 Dec 1819 in New York, and died 18 Jan 1890 in Corning, NY.

Notes for Luther F. Clark:
Luther died during the Union seige of Petersburg, Virginia. In the year following the end of the war, the Army Corps of Engineers dug up many of the battlefield interments and placed them in local national cemeteries. Luther was one of the lucky burials to be identified.

The City Point Cemetery in which Luther is interred is located in Hopewell, VA, a suburb of Richmond. It is a national cemetery, Luther being laid to rest in plot number 1256, as "L. F. Clark".

The 1850 census finds Luther and family in Bath, Steuben Co., NY, 533/552. Living 4 households away is a Martha Clark, age 60. She could possibly be Luther's mother. Looking at earlier census records reinforces this hypothesis. In 1840, in order of enumeration, were John Mills, Martha L. Clark, Joseph Kirkum, Luther F. Clark. 3 houses from Luther was D. S. Buck and Alva Buck. In 1830, the houses in order of enumeration were David Buck, Mr. Green, Ebenezer Kirkum, James Clark, Joseph Kirkum. Both James Clark and Joseph Kirkum are listed as having 1 male and 2 female respectively who would have been in the age range of Luther Clark and Sarah Kirkham. Luther and Sarah named their second son James Joseph, which would have been the names of each of their fathers, IF James was indeed Luther's father. These households were all in Bath, NY. Further away, in Urbana, was the Luther Clark mentioned above from the 1820 census. The fact that in 1830, James Clark is living next to Joseph Kirkum, and in 1840 Martha Clark is now living next to Joseph, and no James can be found, leads me to believe that James and Martha Clark were the parents of Luther F. Clark.

His widow's application for Civil War Service Pension is located in the National Archives in Washington, DC. It states that Luther was a Private, having been drafted into service. He served in Company D of the 147th New York Volunteers. Sarah was able to draw an $8 per month pension from the Canandaigua Agency, beginning 19 April 1865. According to the pension record, Luther died at City Point, Virginia on 13 April 1865, during the Battle of Gravelly Run or Creek, having been shot on 31 March. He died at the 1st Sec. 5 Corps Hospital, Ward E. A neighbor of Sarah came to testify to the information in the pension application. Sarah was listed as being age 48 on 14 Aug 1866, living in Bath, NY. James and William Kirkham testified that she stayed a widow after Luther's death. Luther's commanding officer, Pierce, also testified. The record states further that Luther and Sarah were married 8 Aug 1839 in Bath, NY by Lewis Wisner at her father's house. She said that her father, mother, and sister were present at the wedding. At the time of the pension application, her father, mother, and sister were all dead, a brother having moved west 19 years ago.

From ancestry.com database on U.S. Civil War Soldiers:
"Name: Luther F Clark ,
Enlistment Date: 17 July 1863
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Unit Numbers: 1575 1575
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 17 July 1863 at the age of 45
Enlisted in Company A, 76th Infantry Regiment New York on 17 July 1863.
Transferred Company A, 76th Infantry Regiment New York on 28 January 1865
Transfered in Company E, 147th Infantry Regiment New York on 28 January 1865."

Children of Luther Clark and Sarah Kirkham are:
+ 2 i. Alva Byron Clark, born 21 May 1840 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY; died 30 Jul 1925 in Wayne, Steuben Co., NY.
3 ii. James Joseph Clark, born 14 Nov 1841 in Pennsylvania. He married Emily M. Covell; born Abt. 1848 in New York.

Notes for James Joseph Clark:
James can be found in the 1870 Federal Census, living in Bath, Steuben Co., NY, age 26, Farmer. Living with him was wife Emily, as well as Benjamin and Delia Clark. They were living next to James' mother, Sarah (Kirkham) Clark.

+ 4 iii. Pheba Jane Clark, born 18 Sep 1843; died 08 Feb 1923 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY.
+ 5 iv. Martha Ann Clark, born 18 Jan 1844; died 29 Jun 1927 in Corning City, NY.
+ 6 v. Benjamin Cheever Clark, born 19 Sep 1847.
7 vi. Amy Kirkum Clark, born 25 Sep 1849; died 19 Dec 1917 in Wheeler, Steuben Co., NY. She married George W. Wise.
+ 8 vii. Abigail Ruth Clark, born 25 Sep 1849; died 25 Jun 1891 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY.
9 viii. Debby Eliza Clark, born 21 Feb 1853. She married Unknown Look.
+ 10 ix. Sarah Etta Clark, born 05 Jun 1857 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY; died 13 Apr 1912.
+ 11 x. Elias Luther Clark, born 18 Jun 1859; died 1952 in Inman, NE.
12 xi. George Thomas Clark, born 03 Aug 1861; died 21 Jun 1930 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY. He married Rachel Brand; born 1853.

Generation No. 2

2. Alva Byron Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 21 May 1840 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY, and died 30 Jul 1925 in Wayne, Steuben Co., NY. He married Mary Elizabeth Storms 25 Sep 1865 in Savona, Steuben Co., NY1, daughter of James Storms and Catherine Howard. She was born 15 May 1849 in Pennsylvania, and died 18 Jan 1934 in New York.

Notes for Alva Byron Clark:
Was a Union Solider who fought at 24 battles including: Bull Run, Gettysburg, Mobile, Antietam, and Lookout Mtn. He was in Co. F. of the NY Volunteers. He served under Grant, Sherman, and Hooker. He was a soldier for 3 yrs., 6 mos. He lived longer than all but three of his company. He was forever complimenting his wife as "the best wife on earth."

From Civil War Service records:
Name: Alva B Clark ,
Enlistment Date: 12 July 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Unit Numbers: 1358 1358
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 12 July 1864
Transferred Company F, 78th Infantry Regiment New York on 12 July 1864
Transfered in Company F, 102nd Infantry Regiment New York on 12 July 1864.
Mustered out Company F, 102nd Infantry Regiment New York on 21 July 1865 in Alexandria, VA."

Newspaper article in the possession of Amee Hodges-Kreh:
"Old Soldier -- Alva B. Clark is survived by only three of his company -- Fought in 24 battles of Civil War, among them were Bull Run and Gettysburg. Alva Byron Clark, eldest son of Sarah and Luther Clark, was born in the town of Bath, May 21, 1840, and died at his residence at North Urbana, Thursday, July 30, 1925, being 85 years of age. His early life was spent in the vicinity of Bath. He was converted 60 years ago in Buck Settlement, was baptized in Campbell Creek and united with the Weslyan Church. When the Civil War broke out Mr. Clark, then 21 years of age, enlisted in the NY volunteers, Co. F, and served continuously for three years and six months. He served with distinguished bravery under Hooker, Sherman, and Grant. He was wounded in the right shoulder and was operated on to remove the bullets. At the close of the war, Mr. Clark returned to private life at Bath and in 1865 was married to Mary E. Storms who, with three sons, Henry, George, and Luther, and five daughters, Laura, Carrie, Lizzie, Jennie, and Sylvia, fifteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren, also three brothers, Benjamin, Elias, and Thomas, and one sister, Martha, survive him. In the year 1895 Mr. Clark sold his property in Cameron and moved to North Urbana. He soon united with the Baptist church and for 12 years was its sexton. He was forever complimenting his wife as the best woman on Earth...."

He is certainly the Alva Clark from the 107th NY, age, 31 years. Enlisted, July 18, 1862, at Elmira, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. E, July 22, 1862; mustered out with company, June 5, 1865, near Washington, D. C.; also borne as Alvah. This information comes from a website on Steuben County, NY, Civil War Veterans.

Listed in the 1870 census, living in Bath, Steuben Co., NY, household 99/98. The census image appears to read "Allen B. Clark". He was listed age 30, b. NY, Farmer. Wife Mary was listed age 21, b. PA. Also living with them was daughter Laura, age 2.

More About Alva Byron Clark:
Baptism: Campbell Creek, NY
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cem., Steuben Co., NY
Religion: Wesleyan/Baptist

More About Mary Elizabeth Storms:
Burial: Pleasant Valley Cem., Steuben Co., NY

Children of Alva Clark and Mary Storms are:
13 i. Laura Catherine Clark, born 25 Dec 1866 in Cameron, Steuben Co., NY; died 09 Jul 1945 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY. She married George A. Bronson Apr 1884.
+ 14 ii. James Henry Clark, born 07 Dec 1868 in Cameron, Steuben Co., NY; died 11 Apr 1959 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.
15 iii. George Erwin Clark, born 17 Mar 1871; died 26 Jun 1936 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY. He married Julia Etta Chase 14 Nov 1894 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY; born 1876; died Apr 1923.
+ 16 iv. Carrie May Clark, born 02 Nov 1873 in New York; died 09 Jan 1945 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY.
17 v. Mary Elizabeth Clark, born 28 Feb 1876; died 01 Jun 1958. She married William Batcher 10 Dec 1894 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY; born 1873; died 27 Jun 1960.
18 vi. Charles Luther Clark, born 01 Mar 1882 in Cameron, Steuben Co., NY; died 16 Dec 1965 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.
19 vii. Sarah Jane Clark, born 15 Jul 1884 in Cameron, Steuben Co., NY; died 02 Sep 1966 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY. She married (1) Unknown Shattuck. She married (2) Fred E. Lane 30 Mar 1904 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY; born 1875; died 29 Sep 1918.
+ 20 viii. Silvia May Clark, born 15 May 1892; died 08 Apr 1963 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY.


4. Pheba Jane Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 18 Sep 1843, and died 08 Feb 1923 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY. She married Isaac Nathan Storms 18 Sep in Bath, Steuben Co., NY, son of James Storms and Catherine Howard. He was born 27 Jul 1837 in Orange Co., NY, and died 1915.

Notes for Pheba Jane Clark:
We inferred that they were married because a Phebe Storm was a witness with Isaac Storm @ the wedding of Alva Clark and Mary Storm.

Children of Pheba Clark and Isaac Storms are:
21 i. Sarah Storms, born 19 Dec 1866; died 16 Nov 1956 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY. She married Unknown Everett.
22 ii. Eliza Storms, born 02 Jun 1878; died 23 Jun 1953 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY. She married Unknown Beers.


5. Martha Ann Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 18 Jan 1844, and died 29 Jun 1927 in Corning City, NY. She married William Kirkham, son of James Kirkham and Hannah Hawkins. He was born 1836, and died 09 Aug 1909 in Bath, Steuben Co., NY.

Children of Martha Clark and William Kirkham are:
23 i. Frank L. Kirkham.
24 ii. Jane Kirkham.
25 iii. James L. Kirkham.
+ 26 iv. Charlotte Jane Kirkham, born 1865 in New York; died 1950.
+ 27 v. Harriet Ann Kirkham, born 1866 in New York; died 26 Apr 1949.
28 vi. Mary Elizabeth Kirkham, born Abt. 1869 in New York.
+ 29 vii. John Henry Kirkham, born 1872; died 17 Feb 1948 in Hammondsport, NY.
30 viii. Kate E. Kirkham, born Abt. 1877 in New York.
31 ix. Sarah Etta Kirkham, born Abt. 1879 in New York.


6. Benjamin Cheever Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 19 Sep 1847. He married Delia Covell. She was born Abt. 1849.


Children of Benjamin Clark and Delia Covell are:
32 i. Sarah E. Clark.
33 ii. Mary Clark.
34 iii. Emma Irella Clark.
35 iv. Edward Clark.
36 v. Nina Clark.
37 vi. Rose M. Clark.
38 vii. Edith Clark.
39 viii. Floyd Clark.


8. Abigail Ruth Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 25 Sep 1849, and died 25 Jun 1891 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY. She married Delanson Smith.

Children of Abigail Clark and Delanson Smith are:
40 i. Mabel Smith.
41 ii. Jennie Smith.
42 iii. Frank Smith, born 1876; died 02 May 1927 in Corning City, NY.


10. Sarah Etta Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 05 Jun 1857 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY, and died 13 Apr 1912. She married James Walker Pattison, son of Elias Pattison and Urilla Lester. He was born 07 Dec 1852 in Troy, NY, and died 04 Oct 1915 in Urbana, Steuben Co., NY.

Children of Sarah Clark and James Pattison are:
43 i. Elias Luther Pattison.
44 ii. George Thomas Pattison.


11. Elias Luther Clark (Luther F.2, James1) was born 18 Jun 1859, and died 1952 in Inman, NE. He married Eva May Walrath 23 Mar 1890. She was born 05 May 1872, and died 1952 in Inman, NE.

Children of Elias Clark and Eva Walrath are:
45 i. Floyd Clark.
46 ii. Luther Clark, born 28 Jul 1891.
47 iii. Sarah Clark, born 18 Jul 1892.
48 iv. Carrie Clark, born 25 Nov 1893.
49 v. Gertrude "Gertie" Clark, born 03 Nov 1896.
50 vi. Lillian Clark, born 30 Nov 1899.
51 vii. Rosie Clark, born 02 Jun 1905; died 29 Oct 1979 in Vona, CO. She married Unknown Grey.
52 viii. Ella Clark, born 03 Feb 1908; died 04 Jul 1981 in Scott City, KS. She married Unknown Murphy.
53 ix. Mary Clark, born 09 Jun 1911. She married Edward W. Ferris.
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