Captain Edmund Clark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 38° 14.619 W 085° 43.321
16S E 611833 N 4233621
Brother of General George Rogers Clark. Fought in the Indiana and Illinois Campaigns during the Revolutionary War
Waymark Code: WMGXF
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 07/09/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
Views: 28

Who is buried by the side of his distinguished brothers, General George Rogers Clark and General Jonathan Clark, in the Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, was born in Virginia, September 25, 1762. At the time that state was exerting every energy to raise troops for the relief of Charleston, Edmund Clark, then under eighteen years of age and at school, was appointed a lieutenant in the Eighth Virginia Regiment of the continental army. This was the celebrated German regiment raised by Colonel Muhlenberg, and after his promotion to be a general it was commanded by Colonel Abraham Bowman, a brother of Joseph and Isaac Bowman, who were prominent officers in George Rogers Clark's Illinois campaign. The Eighth Virginia was distinguished in the war, but the extent of young Edmund Clark's participation is not clearly known. It is said that he was held a prisoner by the British for a time, and that he was not exchanged until the close of 1782. When the war was over he returned to Caroline, his native county in Virginia, and engaged in business for several years. He was tendered a commission as captain in January, 1799, by President Adams, at the time some trouble was expected with France and served for some time, but it was found not to be as serious as was anticipated, and the troops were disbanded. He emigrated to Jefferson county, Kentucky, soon after this, where he remained with his many relatives already there, until his death, on the 11th of March, 1815. Like his brother George, he never married.
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Location type: Single Grave

Date of Birth: 09/25/1762

Date of Death: 03/11/1815

Cause of death: Died Later

Grave Marker Text:
Capt. Edmund Clark Born: Sept. 25, 1762 Died: Mar. 11, 1815


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