Samuel Clark, Sr. was born 11 August 1829 in Greene County, Alabama to Daniel Clark (1800-1832) and Fairby Adair (1809-1836) and died 11 March 1868 Payson, Utah County, Utah Territory of unspecified causes. He married Lois Patten Haws (1841-1915) 16 September 1858 in Pond Town, Utah County, Utah.


Both of Samuel's parents died before he was age 7. It is presumed that he was raised either by his grandparents or his older sister or other extended family living in Itawamba County, Mississippi. In about 1844, all of this family accepted the preaching of Mormon missionaries and shortly afterwards joined the giant exodus to Utah. Samuel finally married a young girl, Lois Patten Haws (1841-1915) in 1858 Utah.


Offspring of Samuel Clark, Sr. and Lois Patten Haws (1841-1915)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Samuel Harvey Clark (1860-1862)
Lois Lodema Clark (1861-)
Jason Edward Clark (1862-1919)
Marcellus Marion Clark (1864-1869)
Daisy Clark (1864-)
Effie Dorret Clark (1864-)
William Wesley Clark (1864-1945)
Esmeralda Clark (1866-1958)


Offspring of Daniel Clark (1800-1832) and Fairby Adair (1809-1836)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eliza Jane Clark (1827-1859) 11 August 1827 Greene County, Alabama 21 February 1859 Washington, Washington County, Utah Territory James Mitchell Mangum (1820-1888)
Samuel Harvey Clark (1829-1868) 11 August 1829 Greene County, Alabama 11 March 1868 Payson, Utah County, Utah Territory Lois Patten Haws (1841-1915)

Vital Records

1850 US Federal Census

Taken at Utah County, Utah, Household #70. Two doors away at Household #68 is his uncle, William Richey (1796-1879). Here Samuel is living with his sister Eliza's family.

  • James Mangum - m/32 - B:Alabama - Ocp: Farmer
  • Eliza Mangum - f/23 - B:Alabama
  • James Mangum - m/2 - B:Deseret
  • John W Mangum - m/4 mos - B:Deseret
  • Samuel H Clark - M/22 - B:Alabama - Ocp: Farmer (Brother of Eliza Ann Clark Mangum)


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