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Clark, John W.

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Clark, John W.
March 06, 2007 07:08PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed.,
Kenton Co.

JOHN W. CLARK, one of West Covington's prominent citizens, was born in
Connecticut June 4, 1828. He is a son of Daniel and Wealthy A. (Burr)
Clark, natives of the same State. Daniel Clark, who died in 1864, was
a prominent farmer, and was a son of Pelatiah, who was a son of Stephen,
all natives of Connecticut. Mrs. Wealthy A. Clark is a daughter of John
Burr, son of Samuel, the son of Nathaniel, all natives of Connecticut.
John W. Clark left his native State in 1848, and located in Cincinnati,
Ohio. He published and sold a book containing legal forms, etc., for
Ohio, was engaged in this business for about three years in 1851
commenced business as a money broker, continued for about twenty years
and was very successful. He deposited his savings several times in banks
but often lost them. He finally began to invest his money in land in
Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska and other States,
and now owns about 10,000 acres of select improved lands, besides city
real estate. He moved to West Covington, but continued to do business
in Cincinnati until 1871, then he retired, and has since devoted his time
to improving his lands. He was married, in St. Louis, Mo., June 29, 1854,
to Miss Alice A. Swain; she is a daughter of Lemuel Swain, of Virginia.
Eleven children blessed their union, nine living: John W., Jr., Alice
Clark Nutter, Dollie G. Raymond, Harry E., Charles E., Clarence B., Ralph
A., Cora A. and Edith M. Mr. Clark's mother is still living on the old
homestead in Connecticut on the same farm on which his great-grandfather
was born.

Clark, Burr, Swain, Nutter, Raymond

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