Wayne County Biographies

Part of the Indiana Biographies Project

Thomas Clark

Thomas Clark was born in Randolph County, N.C., Aug. 27, 1831, a son of John and Nancy Clark, of Rush County, Ind. His parents came to Indiana in 1832 and located in Carthage, where he was reared, and received a common school education. He then attended Earlham College two terms, and then entered the Freshman class of Haverford College, near Philadelphia, Pa., remaining there nearly four years, paying his tuition by teaching in the primary department. He afterward taught two years. In 1861 he married Emily J. Griffin, a native of Henry County, Ind., born July 28, 1833, and a daughter of Joseph and Rebecca (Burgess) Griffin, now of Spiceland, Henry County. After his marriage, Mr. Clark commenced farming near Nobleville, Hamilton Co., Ind., and in 1875 exchanged his property there for a farm on section 34, Webster Township, Wayne County. Mr. Clark has always taken an interest in the temperance cause and in education. He and his wife are members of the Society of Friends. They have a family of four children — Mary B., John G., Daniel B., and Anna R.

History of Wayne County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884. Volume 2