The original source of the following article is unknown.  A photocopy was found in the local history clipping files at Lowell Public Library -- Vital Statistics, vol. 1, page 79:


Joseph Addison Clark and his wife, Harriet Story Clark, came from Naples Ontario county, New York, with their children, Wealthy, Joseph A., Elijah S., Osias W., and George S. in 1837. They settled in Pleasant Grove, later known as Clark neighborhood.  Four more children were born to them, Mary J., Octavius, Alva V. and Locena P.

Mr. Clark was the first tax collector in Lake county.  The Clarks were Methodists and helped to organize the Methodist congregation of this community.  Often the meetings were held in their home, now owned by J. Addison Clark of the third generation, who lives on the farm.

Three of their sons, Joseph A., who was a 2nd Liertenant of the 20th Indiana Vol., Co. B, George S., who belonged to the 73rd Indiana Vol., and Alda S., who was a drummer boy and was a prisoner in Libby prison and became ill.  He was discharged and sent home and died two days after he arrived.

Mr. Clark died in 1854 and Mrs. Clark died in 1872 and they and all of their children except Mary J. are buried in the Lowell cemetery. There are seven grandchildren living, Ernest A. Clark of Chicago, Mrs. Myrtle Crook and Mrs.Arthur Fisher of Rockford, Ill.; J. Addison Clark, Beatrice Clark Brownell and Lenora A. Clark of Lowell, and Harry Hill of Plainfield, Ill.

Clark, Joseph A. County : Lake Location : Cedar Creek Township M432 157 129
Joseph A. Clark  49 M NY Carpenter 1500
Harriett " 43 F NY
Joseph A. " 22 M NY farmer
Elijah S. " 20 M NY farmer
Ozias W " 18 M NY farmer
George S " 16 M NY farmer
Mary J. "  10 F IN
Octavius J " 08 M IN
Aldon V "  06 M IN
Palina AR " 03 F IN

Kindly submitted by  This is not her personal genealogy line, but she would be interested in hearing from anyone who has more information on this Clark family.

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