F armer and stock-raiser, Little York, a well known citizen and prosperous agriculturist, was born in Ulster County, N. Y., December 10, 1846, a son of Patrick and Margaret (Jones) Clark, the former a native of Ireland, the latter of New York.
Patrick Clark came with his family to Illinois in 1856 and settled on Section 7, Sumner Township, where he owned between three and four hundred acres of land. He acquired also a large farm in Henderson County, on which he died in March, 1866. His wife died when their son John was yet in childhood. They had six sons named as follows: James, John, Thomas, Francis, Ed ward and David. Thomas lives in Sumner Township, Francis in Mercer County, David in Colorado, and Edward is dead. James and John own seven hundred and seventy acres of good land in Sumner Township, all well improved and provided with good buildings and all appliances necessary to success in farming and stock-raising.
James, who was born in Ulster County, N. Y., in 1850, was married in Sumner Township in 1873 to Martha Isabel Patterson, who was born at Little York, October 14, 1855, a daughter of John and Jane (Clement) Patterson. Mr. Patterson, who was a native of Pennsylvania, settled early at Little York, where he became well known as a hotel-keeper and farmer. He removed tnence to Aledo, where he died. His wife died when Mrs. Clark was an infant. James and Martha Isabel (Patterson) Clark have a son named John Lewis Clark. The Clark brothers are widely known as cattle raisers, and are men of influence in the affairs of their township, where John has filled the office of Road Commissioner. Thomas and Francis Clark were soldiers in the civil war and the latter was wounded at Fort Donelson.
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