Obadiah CLARK 4,6,11
|Born: 1777, Farmington, Litchfield Co., Conn.|
|Married: 1806, Ames Township, Athens Co., Ohio 11|
|Died: 1843, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH|
|Buried: Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH|
Dates for Obadiah from DAR application #140188, for Nina Bartlett Coffield.
On 1810 tax list for Athens Co. OH, along with George Ewing, Jr. At some point after 1816, this family moved from Athens Co. OH to Fairfield Co. OH where they lived on a farm; Obadiah Clark appeared on the 1816 Athens Co. OH Tax List.
The book HISTORY OF ATHENS COUNTY OHIO by Charles M. Walker p. 376 says that "Elijah Latimer and Obediah Clark came [to Ames Township] about the same time [1806 or 1807]. The latter, who married a sister of Thomas Ewing, had been a fifer in the army and used to play the violin at the country dances in Ames."
The book SHERMAN FIGHTING PROPHET, by Lloyd Lewis, 1994, p. 35 mentions Obadiah and Sarah Clark and discusses the struggles they had in raising their family of eight children. The author states, "To rear them had been difficult, for Uncle Obadiah had learned unthrifty habits as a fifer in the Revolutionary army..."
Sarah and Obadiah are buried in a cemetery east of the town of Lancaster, OH. The cemetery had originally been nearer downtown, but the graves were moved to the new location to facilitate construction of the new fire department building.
Obadiah married Sarah EWING, daughter of George EWING Sr. and Rachel HARRIS, in 1806 in Ames Township, Athens Co., Ohio 11. (Sarah EWING was born on 26 Jan 1783 in Greenwich, Cumberland Co., New Jersey 2,7,11, died in 1835 in Fairfield, Ohio 11 and was buried in Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH.)