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Descendants of Calfenia Putnam

Generation No. 1

1. CALFENIA27 PUTNAM (JAMES26, DANIEL25, ZACHARIAH24 PUTMAN, ZACHARIAH23, THOMAS22 PUTNAM III, THOMAS21, THOMAS20, WILLIAM19, HENRY18, WILLIAM17, JOHN16 PUTMAN, JOHN15 PUTNAM, THOMAS14 PUTTENHAM, THOMAS13, WILLIAM12, WILLIAM11, RODGER10 DE PUTTENHAM II, RODGER9, JOHN FILIUS WALE8, JOHN7 PUTTENHAM I, RALPH6 DE PUTTENHAM II, RALPH5, SIMON4, WILLIAM3, GEOFREY2 DE TOURVILLE, ROGER1 PUTTENHAM) was born 1809 in Georgia, and died 1899 in Walnut Grove, Mississippi. She married DAVID CLARK1,2 January 03, 1826 in Copiah County, Mississippi. He was born 1802 in Kentucky, and died 1880 in Walnut Grove, MS.

Notes for C
Callie was living with her son, William when she died.

More About C
Burial: Old Clark Cemetery, Mississippi

Notes for D
NOTE 1: Excerpts from a Leake County History Book -

David Clark, born in Kentucky about 1802, was born into a family that loved pioneering. His parents had been among the first to leave the still sparsely populated state of South Carolina to migrate to the wilderness of Kentucky. Some time around the time of the signing of the second Choctaw Treaty in the State of Mississippi, David's father gathered his children and their families and moved into another wilderness, the south Hinds - north Copiah County area in south central Mississippi. They arrived at their new home shortly after it was opened to the first Anglo settlers.

David brought 2 sisters with him when he came from Hinds County. One was supposed to have died young and the other wanted to marry a man who David did not like. She married him anyway and was never heard from again. The girls would have had to be younger than William's daughter, Nancy.

It was there that David Clark grew to manhood and there he met and married his lifelong mate. Their marriage license of 3 Jan 1826 in Copiah County, Mississippi lists his mate's name as "Calla" Putnam; but during her long life living near the south Leake - north Scott County line she was known to all as "Aunt Callie". Family tradition is that her full name was Calfenia; but, no where has that name been found on public record.

Family tradition is that the first time that David Clark came to the Leake-Scott area he had to walk much of the way; and using an axe, hacked his way through closely grown trees and brush. This was either just before or right after the signing of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, the treaty by which the Choctaw Indians agreed to sell the biggest portion of central Mississippi to the Anglo settlers.

It is believed that before the county lines had been drawn, David Clark had built his house and moved his family to their new home; for after the county lines were drawn most of David's property stood in Scott County but his home stood in Leake County.

David Clark is listed on the first Leake County Tax List (1835) as well as the first Leake County Census (1840). The estate records of James W. Chambers, owner of an early general store in Leake County, show that in the year 1837 David purchased several pairs of shoes and several yards of hair ribbon, as well as other items.

David and Callie had 3 young sons when they came to the Leake-Scott area. After settling into their new home they had 8 more children and all lived to adulthood. Some stayed to help Mississippi grow; but others inherited the Clark pioneer spirit and moved on to the western lands.

The exact date of David Clark's death has not been determined; but, it is believed to have been shortly after 1880 as on that year's census he was listed as being bedridden. Callie died in late November or early December of 1899 approximately two weeks after her son, William died.

David and Callie are buried in the Clark Family Cemetery, located a short distance behind the old (c. 1860) two story house, said to have been built by their son, Green Clark, which sets right on the boundary between the two counties on State Highway #492 out from Walnut Grove, MS. There are no stones for David.

1880 Leake Co. MS Census shows that in his household were Callie and a grand-daughter named Emily.

WPA papers in the Mississippi State Archives - Mr. Johnson stated that he had been a slave on the B. W. Johnson place. At the time this statement was made he still lived near that place in a community that had been settled by ex-slaves of B. W. Johnson. They named the community Johnson Town and it is still in existence.

His statement:

" The old Clark home which stands on the Walnut Grove and Sebastopol Road near what is known as the Britt Cemetery is one of the oldest houses in the county. (It) was built by the late Mr. Clark eighty years ago, it is made of logs hewn on both sides with the slip notch. It is about ten fee high with oak sills and the top has fallen from the brick chimney. The blocks have sunken so deep that the back porch rests on the ground." NOTE: The B. W. Johnson place was very near the old Clark place and Johnson Town is not far from either location. All of these places are near what is known as Old Walnut Grove (per Matsy Walker) David Clark, 1835 - Listed on the first tax list for Leake County, Mississippi:

More About D
Archives: WPA papers in the Mississippi State Archives
Burial: Old Clark Cemetery, Mississippi
Census: 1880, Leake Co. MS.
Tax Rolls: 1835, Listed on the first tax list for Leake County, Mississippi

Marriage Notes for C
Mississippi Marriage Index, 1826-1850
Children of C
  i.   IRVING28 CLARK, b. Abt. 1827, Hinds County, Mississippi; d. October 1873, Leake County, Mississippi; m. MARY UNKNOWN.
  Notes for IRVING CLARK:
Irving Clark, Clark Family Cemetery, located behind the old (c.1860) house said to have been built by Green Clark. Leake County, MS.

Irving was living in Texas. He returned to Mississippi on a visit, but no one met him when he arrived in Forest, Mississippi. He decided to walk to Walnut Grove, a distance of 15 miles. A cold rain was falling, and he took pneumonia and died after his arrival. He is buried in the old Clark Cemetery behind the Green Clark home.

  More About IRVING CLARK:
Burial: Old Clark Cemetery, Mississippi

2. ii.   WILLIAM CLARK, b. April 28, 1829, Hinds County, Mississippi; d. November 16, 1899, Damascus, Mississippi.
  iii.   G. B. GREEN CLARK, b. 1831, Leake or Hinds County, Mississippi; m. MARY UNKNOWN.
  Notes for G. B. GREEN CLARK:
Greenberry or Greenburg, usually signed his name G. B. and was called Green.

Alfred fled Mississippi with his son, Oliver, and his brothers John F. and Greenburg when he killed two men with an umbrella. The group then headed out for Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.

  iv.   ELIZABETH CLARK, b. 1835, Leake County, Mississippi; m. GEORGE B. KING.
3. v.   HENRY JACKSON CLARK, b. June 30, 1837, Leake County, Mississippi; d. March 13, 1877.
4. vi.   JEREMIAH E. CLARK, b. 1839, Leake County, Mississippi; d. Aft. 1916.
5. vii.   ALFRED CLARK, b. May 02, 1841, Leake County, Mississippi; d. June 17, 1915, Fisher, Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
6. viii.   JOHN F. CLARK, b. April 17, 1843, Leake County, Mississippi; d. May 02, 1918, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
  ix.   WADE CLARK, b. 1845, Leake County, Mississippi.
  x.   NANCY CLARK, b. 1847, Leake County, Mississippi; m. AARON HINSON.
  xi.   JANE CLARK, b. 1849, Leake County, Mississippi.

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