Elizabeth McElfresh
Primary Investigators: Ruth Burch and William Baker


 2. ELIZABETH6 MCELFRESH (WILLIAM5, RICHARD4 MACKELFISH, DAVID3 MACLEFISHII, DAVID2, JOHN1 MACKELFREISE) was born 1807 in Ann Arundel County, Maryland, and died February 10, 1892 in Boston, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio. She married JOSEPH M. CLARK April 09, 1829 in Richland Township, Belmont County, Ohio.


AKA Elizabeth Mackelfresh. Elizabeth was born in 1807 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland and died on February 10, 1892 in Boston, Somerset Township, Belmont County, Ohio. Elizabeth was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Bedson McElfresh. Her siblings were: Margaret McElfresh, Deborah McElfresh, James McElfresh, Quiller Garrison McElfresh, Nathan McElfresh, Mary McElfresh, Joshua Hanson McElfresh, Patience McElfresh, Henry William McElfresh.

Some Notes for JOSEPH M. CLARK:

Joseph married Elizabeth on April 09, 1829. He lived in Richland Township, Belmont County, Ohio, where he had his family. An alternate BP for Joseph is Maryland, according to the death record of his son William, in the Decatur County, Iowa Courthouse, as filled out by Elizabeth Clark Williams. Joseph is listed in the 1840 Richland Township, Belmont County, Ohio Census: "CLARK, Joseph, Richland Township, Page 126."

In the 1830 Richland Township, Belmont County, Ohio Census a Solomon Clark(e) and also a Hugh Clark(e) is listed, thought to be Joseph's brothers. Also listed in Richland are James, William and Garrison McElfresh, in-laws of Joseph's. In nearby Pease Township are listed Drucilla, Jacob and John Clark(e) as heads of households.

Belmont County Marriages: Ebenezer Clark m. Hannah Howard June 15, 1821. Justice of the Peace Benjamin Bloomfield. Is Ebenezer any relation to Joseph?

A history of the area where Joseph lived most of his life:

Belmont County was established by Governor St. Clair on September 7, 1801. Belmont County was one of the first counties settled in Ohio, as well as the site of many desperate Indian battles. The County Seat is St. Clairsville which is situated on an elevated site, in a rich farming country, on the line of the National Road. St. Clairsville was named for Gen. Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the Northwest Territory. The name "Belmont" or "belle monte" means Beautiful Mountain.

Belmont County is located in the Southeastern portion of Ohio. Belmont County is bordered by Guernsey, Noble, Monroe, Harrison, and Jefferson counties in Ohio. The complete eastern border of Belmont County runs along the Ohio River. Across the river in West Virginia neighboring counties are: Ohio and Marshall.



3. i. WILLIAM7 CLARK, b. February 21, 1832, Belmont County, Ohio; d. April 24, 1916, Pleasanton, Decatur County, Iowa.

ii. GEORGE M. CLARK, b. January 06, 1836, Ohio; d. April 11, 1887; m. (1) SARAH UNKNOWN, Bef. 1860; m. (2) REBECCA CARPENTER, January 02, 1868, Monroe County, Ohio.


Sarah was born in 1837 and died in 1860.


Rebecca was born in 1840 in Noble County, Ohio.

4. iii. LAWSON C. CLARK, b. Abt. 1837, Belmont County, Ohio; d. Aft. 1916, Unionville, Putnam County, Missouri.

iv. HANNAH JANE CLARK, b. June 1844, Quaker City, Guernsey County, Ohio; d. 1927, Dewey, Washington County, Oklahoma; m. MARTIN VAN BUREN CARPENTER.


Martin was born on October 15, 1839 in Lewisville, Noble County, Ohio and died on June 17, 1887 in Ohio, West Virginia.

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