Hello, my name is Christopher Clark i am a direct descendant of Melvin J Clark. Melvin was my great great great grandfather. We know he served in the civil war with the Wisconsin infantry, he died in the year 1864 in Pine Bluff Arkansas of an illness. His son Ezra Justus Clark married Sarah Morris (Possible incorrect spelling).
Ezra eventually moved west during what we think was at the tail end of the 19th century. He eventually built a homestead near Paulina Oregon, and started a cattle ranch. This property is still in our family today although the remnants of Ezra's homestead burned to the ground during a brush fire. It is currently ran by my Great Aunt who is Ezra's granddaughter.