Notes for Benjamin William Clark: [our whole family.ged]
Notes for BENJAMIN WILLIAM CLARK, SR.: Benjamin came to Rutherford Co., NC, c1790. This part of the county later became Buncombe Co., NC, in 1791. The first Federal Census for Buncombe Co., was in 1800, and at that time it encompassed the entire tip of Western NC. He purchased 400 acres on the Pigeon River from John Strothers on 16 Nov 1800.
About 1830 he bought a farm on North Hominy Creek, there he became a well-to-do farmer. This land was near Canton, known then as The Flowery Gardens; now known as the Osborne Farm in the Bethel Community. After Benjamin died this property passed out of the possession of the family.
There is an Upper Hominy and Lower Hominy community in Buncombe Co., so it is confusing as to which county North Hominy Creek was located in. PLEASE CLARIFY!!!!
He purchased 400 acres from John Strothers on 16 Nov 1800 on the Pigeon River. This land was nr Canton, known then as the The Flowery Gardens; now known as the Osborne Farm in the Bethel Community.
He purchased 262 acres in Beaverdam from John Strothers on 11 Jan 1802; now known as the Drayton Henderson Farm.
Children of Benjamin William Clark and Elizabeth Jane Hall are:
+Richard D. Clark, b. 13 Mar 1795, Buncombe Co., North Carolina645, d. 17 Apr 1883, Canton, Haywood Co., North Carolina645.