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Sarah Jane "Sally" Hardison Clark

4-27-1845 to 4-16-1893




1844-Mary Ann Hardison

1846-Noah T. Hardison

1848-Sophie Elizabeth

1849-James H. Hardison

1851-Asa Biggs Hardison

1852-Jessie Hyman Hardison

1854-Louisa Robertson

1856-John Franklin Hardison

1858-Fannie Harwell

1860-George Washington Hardison

1863-Alonzo Edwin Hardison

married 1-27-1874  

Dyer County to

James W. Clark

11-3-1840 to 2-17-1928

after Sally's death, he remarried to her sister, Sophie Elizabeth



(first 4 are children of James' first wife, Mary):








James W. Clark might be James William Clark


Asa Hardison


Clara Robeson

spouse's parents:

Calvin L. Clark



maternal grandparents:

John Robeson & Winnefred (Wollard?)


paternal grandparents:

Jesse Hardison & Anna (Leggett?)

maternal aunts & uncles:

1805-Asa; 1806-Sintha Stallings; 1810-Sopha; 181?-Hyman; 1817-Matilda/Tillie Biggs; 1818-Sally


paternal aunts & uncles:

1814-James; 1816-Noah; 1820-Dave; 1829-Mary Ann


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broken tombstone Mount Moriah reads in part "wife of JW Clark" and "dau of Asa Hardison" 4-27-1845 to 4-16-1893

Born 4-27-1845 in NC according to Hardison Family Bible as transcribed by Mary Lou.

1850 census, Dyer Co, District 2:

Asa Hardison, age 30, farmer, estate value $400, born NC

Clarisa, age 27, born NC

MA (female), age 6, born NC

SJ (female) age 5, born NC

SE (female), age 2, born TN

JH (male) age 1, born TN


1860 census, Dyer County, TN:

Hardison, A, age 40, born in NC with real estate valued at $9400 and a personal estate of $1100.

Hardison, C, age 39 born NC, and there is a check in the column for "cannot read or write"

(the kids 8 and up are checked as able to read and write, with no mark at all for the ones under 8).

Hardison, MA, 16, born NC

Hardison SJ, 14, born NC

Hardison SE, 12, born in NC

Hardison, JH, male, 10, born in TN (as are the rest)

Hardison, JH, male, 8

Hardison LA (or SA), female, 6

Hardison JF, male, 4

Hardison AF, female, 2

Hardison GW, male, two months


1870 census, Dyer County, TN, Friendship Post Office:

Hardison, Asa, 51, born NC, real estate worth $6000, personal estate $1500.

Clara, 49, keeping house, born NC

Mary, 26, born NC, "out employment"

Sarah, 25, born NC, "out of employment"

Sopha, 22, born NC, "out of employment"

James, 21, born TN, farm labor

Jr. 17, farm labor

Jesse, 16, farm labor

Jhn, 14, at home

Mattie, 11, at home

"Abner", 8, at home.

1-27-1874 Dyer County marriages: Salie J. Hardison to J.W. Clark. By the ages of his children in the 1880 census, it is not his first marriage. Believe after Sallie he marries her sister, Sophia Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hardison. In the 1910 census where the census taker would mark S for single, W for widower of M for married, M3 has been entered for JW, indicating it is his third marriage. M1 is entered for Lizzie.

8-19-1875 date on tombstone at Mount Moriah for Albert A. Clark, son of SJ & JW Clark, age 9 mo 8 days, which puts his birth at 11-11-1874.

1880 census, Dyer County District 2.

Head of household JW Clark, age 39, born TN of parents born in TN, occupation: farming.

Wife Sarah Clark, age 35, born in NC of parents born in NC, occupation: keeping house.

Daughter Mary, age 14, (all children born in TN), "no imploy."

Son William Clark, age 8.

Son David Clark, age 12.

Son Daniel Clark, age 10

1891 Dyer County Census showed the household of JW Clark, age 50, as #80. Sallie's sister, Louisa Robertson, and husband William Noah Robertson show up as household #71, with her father Asa as household #72, her brother JH (either Jesse Hyman or James Henry) as #73, brother GW as household #74, and brother Alonzo Edwin as #75. Household #78 was Daniel Clark and #79 was DC Clark. Not sure of relationship.

9-1-1892 The Hardison family Bible records the marriage of Sally's brother GW was "in the presence of J.W. Clark, W.H. Phillips, Frank Shelton and others in the county of Dyer, State of TN."

4-16-1893 death of Sallie J. Clark, buried at Mount Moriah.

10-22-1893 Dyer County marriage records show JW Clark marrying Lizzie Hardison. Believe this is Sally's sister, Sophia Elizabeth. Need to double check against notes from Mary Lou and Hardison Bible transcription by Mary Lou. Note that in the 1900 census his wife "Lizzie" is listed as born Jan. 1848 of parents born in NC, which matches Sophia Elizabeth.

3-8-1894 David C. Clark married Missouri E. Jones

1900 census, Dyer County Civil District 2:

James W. Clark born Nov. 1840, married 35 years (believe this is inaccurate--see 1920 census), farmer, born in TN of parents born in TN.

Wife Lizzie, born Jan. 1848, born in TN of parents born in NC, mother of one, one living (wonder if this is accurate, or simply the census taker making an assumption based on Daniel).

Son Daniel, born Nov. 1869.

Also in the house a single white female boarder whose name looks like Motter Beck? Mattie Beck? born March 1884.

Also in the house a single black male boarder whose name looks like Geo. Barr or Ban, born Jan. 1870 in TN of TN born parents, occupation: farm laborer.

Next household:

Will H. Clark, born May 1872, married 8 years, farm laborer.

Wife Minnie L born June 1873, mother of 4, three surviving.

Son Jimmie born Nov. 1892. Son William C born April 1896.

Same household Henry Hart, black boarder, farm laborer, born Jan 1882, in first marriage.

Also female black boarder Indy Hart, born Feb 1882, in first marriage, married 0 years, occupation: cook.

4-23-1904 marriage of Daniel Clark to Mattie M. Gust or Grist (Internet One World Tree shows one son, John, born May 1908)

1910 census, Dyer County Disrict 2:

Dan Clark, age 40, married 6 years, farmer.

Wife Mattie M, 26, mother of one child, one living.

Son Jim whose age looks like 23 over 12--23 months? A

lso in the house, Grant C. Pratt (maybe, hard to read), black hired hand, age 22, single.

Further down same page

David C Clark, age 42, married 16 years, farmer.

Wife Missouri (name illegible in this round, picked it up later), mother of two, both living, born in TN of parents born in TN.

Son Alcie A, age 14.

Daughter Carrie, age 12.

Further down same page

Clark, JW, age 70, m3 16 years (meaning 16 years into his third marriage).

Wife Elizabeth, 62, m1 16 years (meaning it's her first marriage), born in TN of parent born in NC.

Also in the house an 18 year old white female orphan born in TN of a father born in TN and a mother born in NC whose first name is "Alce" and whose last name is illegible.

Also in the house 19 year old white hired hand Carl Riggins, born in TN of parents born in TN.

found WWI draft registration card for Alvis Anderson Clark (son of David and Missouri), listing his home as Friendship, TN, birthplace as Dyer County, birthdate as 8-8-1895, single, of medium height and slender build with gray eyes and dark brown hair, on the line asking if he felt he had reason to be exempted he put, "Yes, help to support family." The official who signed off put in the note, "I don't think the family is in anyway dependent on him."

1920 census, Dyer County District 2:

James W Clark, age 79.

Wife Elizabeth, age 72, born TN of parents born in NC.

Next page:

David C. Clark, age 52, farmer.

Wife "Mozoura" (Missouri) E. age 49.

Son Alvie A, age 24.

Daughter Carrie May, age 21.

4-26-1920 Crockett County marriages: Alvis A Clark (Dave & Missouri's son) to Maggie Eugine Flowers.

Tombstone at Mount Moriah for James W. Clark 11-3-1840 to 2-17-1928.

1930 census, Dyer County:

Alvis Clark, farmer, age 34, married at 25.

Wife Magge E., age 36, married at 26.

Daughter Mahalah K, age 2 years 5 months

son Harry W, 0 months.

1-16-1932 Crockett County marriage record for DH Jones Jr. and Carrie Mai Clark (daughter of Dave)

12-5-1946 Crockett County Times. Alamo W.H. Clark: Services were held at 2:30 Tuesday at Zion Hill Baptist Church for W.H. Clark, retired farmer and lifelong resident of the Friendship Community who died at 4 a.m. Monday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Onie Hicks of Humboldt. Burial in Zion Hills Cemetery under direction of Sudbury Funeral Home of Halls. Mr. Clark was 73. He leaves 5 sons, Jimmie Clark of Tigrett, WT Clark of 641 Chelsea, Memphis, and Linnie, Bryan and Clyde Clark, all of Friendship., another daughter, Mrs. Eugene Wright of Ypsilant, Michigan, and a brother, DC Clark of Friendship. (The tombstone for WH Clark in Zion Hill Cemetery gives wife as Minnie C. Clark 1882-1941. The person who transcribed the cemetery records, perhaps Natalie Huntley, added that FHR show William Henry Clark 5-26-1873 to 12-2-1946, son of James William Clark and husband of Minnie Chrisman).

8-17-1950 Crockett County Sentinel: Services for Dave C. Clark were held Tuesday (paper published on Thursday) at Zion Hill Baptist Church, burial in church cemetery. He died at his home in the Hawkinsville Community after an illness of several years. He was 82, a farmer, landowner, and had spent his entire life here. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Missouri Jones Clark; a daughter, Mrs. David Jones of Friendship; a son Alvis Clark of Dyersburg.

Tombstone at Zion Hill Cemetery shows David C. Clark 1867-1950 and Missouri E. Clark 1871-?.

Social Security Death Index says Alvis Clark (son of Dave and Missouri) born 8-8-1895, died Feb. 1963.


A family tree posted to the internet puts that JW Clark was the son of Charles P Clark (wife unknown), and that Charles P Clark was himself the son of Henderson Clark and Elizabeth Pate. But then it lists Elizabeth Pate's info going backward, so something is screwy there. Besides, census data seems to show James as son of Calvin Clark, not Charles.

Working in reverse order, taking Sally's stepchildren as the clue, and then Haywood County...

1870 census, Haywood Co District 7, page 34 of 46

James Clark, age 30, wagoner, estate value $500, born TN

Mary G? Clark, age 26, keeping house

Mary, age 5

David, age 3

Dan, age 3 months (born Nov)


1860 census, Haywood Co District 7 PO Brownsville

C.L. Clark, age 51, farmer, personal estate value $3000, real estate $4000, born TN

Susan, age 47

James W, age 19, farmer

Sarah, age 14

Thomas, age 12

John, age 10

Catherine C, age 6


1850 census, Haywood District 7, page 11 of 12

C (illegible) Clark, age 41, farming, estate value $1000, born TN

Susan, age 38

Mary, age 16

Warren? age 14 (male)

David, age 12

James, age 9

Sarah, age 5

Tom, age 2

Mildred Handingdon?, age 10, mulatto


1840 census, Haywood County TN

Calvin L. Clark head of household with two males under 5, one male 30-40, one female 5-10, and one female 20-30.

(Female 5-10 = Mary, two males under 5 = "Warren" and David.)