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Label
1770-1811
Inclusive dates
1770-1811
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Diaries, 1770-1811, of Jonathan Clark (1750-1811) of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, and Louisville, Kentucky, consisting mainly of entries on the weather. Clark also records the births, marriages, and deaths of family and friends. He comments on his service in the American Revolution including campaigns in South Carolina and Georgia the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and Monmouth Court House; and the surrender of Charleston, South Carolina. Entries also cover his terms in the 2nd-4th Virginia conventions, elections in Spotsylvania County and Louisville
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Biographical or historical data
Jonathan Clark was born either 1 August or 12 August 1750 in Albemarle County, Virginia, to John Clark (1725-1799) and Ann Rogers Clark (1728-1798). While young, his family moved to Caroline County, Virginia, where Jonathan Clark probably learned surveying. Clark later moved to Spotsylvania County, Virginia, where he served as deputy clerk. In 1772 he moved to Dunmore (now Shenandoah) County, Virginia, and served three years as deputy clerk. When the Revolution began, Clark served as Dunmore County's delegate to the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Virginia Conventions. He was appointed captain of a rifle company in the 8th Virginia Regiment, and campaigned in South Carolina and Georgia in 1776 and 1777. Clark also saw action at the battles of Brandywine and Germantown in Pennsylvania, and at Monmouth Court House in New Jersey. Again sent south, he surrendered with American troops when the British captured Charleston, South Carolina. Clark received a parole in the Spring of 1781 and returned to Spotsylvania County. He was appointed major general of the Virginia militia in 1793. Clark moved to Jefferson County, Kentucky in the Spring of 1802. He married Sarah Hite (1758-1818) of Frederick County, Virginia, 13 February 1782, and they had 7 children. Clark died 25 November 1811. His brothers were George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), hero of the Revolution, and William Clark (1770-1838) of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Diary
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Filson Club
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000500571
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive).
Type of unit
v. (427 leaves.).

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