Smith County, Texas

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REUBEN CLARK

By Andy Leath

Reuben Clark was born circa 1808 in VA and died in the 1870s. He married in 1835, Wythe Co., VA, Amanda M. Fugate, born in 1815 in VA and died 1902. She is buried at Marvin's Chapel Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. They moved to Smith County in the late 1840s and lived north of the Bascom community. Several years after his death, she moved to Van Zandt County to live with some of her children. Smith County Federal Census Images: 1850 p. 128 - Image 64b; 1860 Tyler Beat p. 94b - Image 94b; 1870 Canton Beat, p. 32 - Image 216b; 1880 ED 95, p. 10 - Image 95-10. She was enumerated on the 1900 census of Van Zandt Co., TX.
  • 1. Helen M. Clark, born c 1836, VA; died before 1878; married 1851 Smith Co., TX, Richard M. Wright, born c 1829, VA; died 1878, Smith Co., TX. Smith County Federal Census Images: 1860 Tyler Beat p. 94b - Image 94b; 1870 Canton Beat, p. 90 - Image 0245b.
    • i. Mary Ann Wright, born c 1853, TX; married 1869, Smith Co., TX, William R. Murphy, living 1880 Van Zandt Co.
    • ii. William M. Wright, born 1854, TX; died 1929, Smith Co., TX; married 1896 Texanna Carr "Texie", born 1872, NC; died 1958 both buried Bascom Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Smith County Federal Census Images: 1880 ED 95, p. 10 - Image 95-10. Note: 1880 Census contains the brothers and sisters of William M. Wright.
    • iii. Amanda M. Wright, born 1856, TX; died 1939; married 1882 Smith Co., TX, John A. Geddie "Alex", born 1862, TX; died 1942; both buried Pine Springs Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. His father: James A. Geddie.
    • iv. James R. Wright, born 1858, TX; died 1935; married 1884 Livicia Ann Loper, born 1866; died 1942, both buried Marvin's Chapel Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX.
    • v. Virginia B. Wright, born 1860, TX; married c 1879 William P. Rushing "Buck", born 1858, Rusk Co., TX; died 1921, Whitehouse, TX, buried Whitehouse Cemetery, Whitehouse, TX. His father: Allen Rushing.
    • vi. Richard Wright, born c 1862, TX; died before 1880 census
    • vii. Adelia H. Wright "Delia", born 1866, TX; died 1938; married 1886 Smith Co., TX, Jefferson V. Horton, born 1867, TX; died 1904; buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, TX. She married 2nd 1906 Smith Co., TX, Henry T. Tindel, born 1871, TX died 1930; both buried Oakwood Cemetery, Tyler, TX, no children.
    • viii. Eliza E. Wright "Lizzie", born 1870, TX died 1951, Tyler, TX; buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX, married 1897 Smith Co., TX, Alfred W. Clarkston, died before 1900, no children. She married 2nd Claude E. Nichols, no children.
    • ix. Georgia Wright, born 1872, TX died 1959; married 1891, Smith Co., TX, George M. Swinney, born 1870; died 1957; both buried Mason Cemetery, Smith Co., TX.
  • 2. Randolph F. Clark "Rad", born c 1838, VA; died 1880s; married 1867 Smith Co., TX, Francis A. Wallis/Wallace, born c 1849, AL. Smith County Federal Census Images: 1870 Canton Beat, p. 89 - Image 245b; 1880 ED 95 p. 10 - Image 95-10; 1900 ED 94 p. 13a - Image 94-13a
    • i. Mary Estelle Clark, born 1868, TX; died 1924, Tyler, TX; married 1891 Smith Co., TX, Ed B. Creamer, born 1866, GA; died 1953; both buried Bascom Cemetery, Smith Co., TX.
    • ii. William Randolph Clark, born 1869/73, TX; died 1951, Smith Co., TX; married 1897 Smith Co., TX, Tempie R. Immons, born 1881; died 1962; both buried Bascom Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. . Smith County Federal Census Images: 1900 ED 94 p. 13a - Image 94-13a Note: Sisters Rosa and Alice listed on the 1900 census with this family
    • iii. Benjamin Franklin Clark, born 1875/8, TX; died 1947, Smith Co., TX, married 1902/3 Smith Co., TX, Annie (Seale) Harris, born 1877; died 1967; both buried Bascom Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. Her parents: John A. & Mary E. Seale.
    • iv. Rosa Clark, born c 1884 TX; married Carl Carlson, born c 1877, Sweden; lived Dallas, TX.
    • v. Alice Clark, born 1887, TX; married George Stiner, born c 1879, CA, lived Childress, TX.
    • vi. census records indicate several other children.
  • 3. Elizabeth J. Clark, born c 1840, VA; married 1873 Smith Co., TX, Daniel E. Jones, born c 1851, England. Smith County Federal Census Images: 1880 ED 95 p. 9 - Image 95-09
    • i. R. Amanda Jones, born 1876, TX; died 1966; married Robert Belcher, born 1870, TX died 1948; both buried Liberty Hill Cemetery, Smith Co., TX. His parents: Robert & Elminia Belcher.
  • 4. Joseph Addison Clark, born 1841, VA; died 1932; married 1869 Smith Co., TX, M. Catherine Shivers, born 1849, AL; died 1905; both buried Marvin's Chapel Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. Smith County Federal Census Images: 1870 Canton Beat, p. 89. They were enumerated on the 1880 and 1900 censuses of Van Zandt Co., TX.
  • 5. Charity Clark, born c 1844, VA ,not listed on 1860 census.
  • 6. William M. Clark "Bill", born c 1846 VA
  • 7. Reuben Clark, born 1849, TX; died 1939; married 1879 Smith Co., TX, Victoria Rushing, born 1859; died 1929; both buried Marvin's Chapel Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. They are enumerated on the 1880 and 1900 censuses of Van Zandt Co., TX.
  • 8. Charles C. Clark, born c 1852, TX
  • 9. Benjamin F. Clark "Ben", born c 1854, TX; married R. A. Geddie, born c 1861 TX. They were enumerated on the 1880 census of Van Zandt Co., TX.
  • 10. John B. Clark, born 1857, TX; died 1916; married Isabell ___, born 1876; died 1955; both buried Marvin's Chapel Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX. They were enumerated on the 1900 census of Van Zandt Co., TX.
  • 11. Henry Clay Clark, born c 1859, TX. He was enumerated on the 1900 census of Van Zandt Co., TX.

SOURCES

Cemetery Records of Smith County, Texas, Vol. I (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1981); Vol. IV (1986); Vol. V (1987).

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas 1846-1899 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1979)

Marriage Records of Smith County, Texas, 1900-1926 (Tyler, TX: East Texas Genealogical Society, 1999)

Smith County Probate Records,

  • Case #570 Richard M. Wright decd.,
  • Case #597 Adelia Wright, et al., minors

Smith County Deed Records 206:220 (heirs Reuben & Amanda Clark)

Obituary Buck Rushing, Troup Banner, Jan. 5, 1922 (microfilm, Tyler Public Library)

Obituaries from Tyler newspapers, microfilm, Tyler Public Library and Muntz Library, University of Texas at Tyler:

  • Estelle Creamer Jan. 29, 1924;
  • W. M. Wright Aug. 5, 1929;
  • William R. Clark Mar. 1, 1951;
  • Lizzie E. Nichols Nov. 3, 1951;
  • B. F. Clark Jan. 23-24, 1947.

 

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