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Found William Clark in 1810


I need some Afrigeneas WISDOM.

I found my CLARK relatives in the 1870 census in Rappahannock VA.

According to the Census map,Rappahannock was Culpepper Co in 1810.

So, I looked at the site and found a WILLIAM CLARK,living in Culpepper Co, in 1810, as a free man with 7 other frees.

When I did an age check,starting with my great grandfather, JAMES EDWARD CLARK and his father THOMAS CLARK( in the 1870 census, WILLIAM CLARK could have been the Father of THOMAS.I would love to have that be so.

If i consider family naming patterns, my grandparents had a baby named WILLIAM(that died at three years) i believe that WILLIAM was named after the CLARK side of the family.

I'm trying to go through each census from 1820 -1870 but the images are poor and I can't get a trail from WILLIAM to THOMAS.

The family lived in Hampton Twp. of Rappahannock in 1870.

Thanks for any leads that you can give me.

Gail CLARK Swan

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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