Family Sheet for Richard P. Clark & Mary Slater


(Conrad W. Terrill, last updated 11 Dec. 2011)


Richard P.E Clark


b. 14 March 1801 E, MD A

d. 11 Feb 1864 aged 63 years E, (17 Feb. 1864, near Texas, Balto. Co., MD) L


m. Mary Slater, on or shortly after 20 Apr. 1837 O (Slatter) N

b. 3 Jul. 1808 E, MD A

d. 1 Apr. 1892 aged 84 years E, (her residence was near Cockeysville) F




1. Henry Clark

b. 14 Feb. 1838, MD N

d. 14 Aug. 1908, Balto., MD N

m. Annie E. Galloway M, ~1870 P

b.  May 1840, MD P

One child, not living in 1900 P

(Dealer in lime & cement in 1900) Q  (Civil War veteran, got his arm shot off) D  (Corporal, Co. G, 1st Md. Vol. Inf., wounded in arm at battle of Weldon Rail Road, 18 Aug. 1864, amputated next day) K


2. Elizabeth A.Q Clark

b. 1839/40, MD A (Apr. 1840) Q (14 Apr. 1840) R

d. 19 Feb. 1914, Balto. Co.. MD R

m. ~1865 Q, Edward A. Sparks H (“Ned”) C

b. ~1832, MD H (Dec. 1837) Q (1 Dec. 1836) R (Blacksmith) H  (Farmer in 1900) Q

d. 14 Fe. 1905, Balto. Co., MD R


i. Richard Sparks (b. ~1867) H

ii. Laurance Sparks (b. Dec. 1869) H

iii. Ernest Sparks (b. ~1872) J

iv. Bettie Sparks (b. ~1874) J

v. Lottie Sparks &

vi. Eddie Sparks (twins, b. Nov. 1879) J

vii. Ernest H. Sparks (b. Jan. 1872) Q

viii. Marion C. Sparks (b. Mar. 1886) Q


3. Benjamin Clark

b. 1843/44, MD A



4. Robert Clark                                     (see Robert Clark family sheet for more detail)

b. 16 Aug. 1847, Balto. Co., MD (1844/45) A

d. 3 May 1929, bur. Cockeysville

m. Adeline Wittkopf, 1875

b.  Oct. 1853, Detroit, MI

d. 2 Feb. 1932, Lutherville, MD, bur. Cockeysville


i. Harry Richard Clark (b. 1877)

ii. August Wittkopf Clark (b. 1879)

iii. Elinor Mary Clark (b. 1882)

iv. Grace Lillian Clark (b. 1883)

v. Lelia May Clark (b. 1886)

vi. Robert Otto Clark (b. 1887)

vii. George Benjamin Clark (b. 1897)

viii. Nora Clark


5. Charlotte Clark

b. 1848/49, MD A


m. Charlie Oriell C


6. Ella B. (Bernard)I (“Nellie”) C Clark

b. 30 May 1852 E,R (Texas, Balto. Co., MD) R

d. 1 Sep. 1898 E,R (Balto. Co., MD) R

m. George Zink C (“Bud”) R

b. 23 May 1854; d. 27 Mar. 1925 E  (b. ~1852, MD) H  (Balto. Co., MD) R

d. 27 Mar. 1925, Balto. Co., R


i. Georgia Zink I B. E (1882-1969) E

ii. Mary Zink I (1884-1957) E

iii. Lula Zink I (1882-1931)

iv. Benjamin Clark Zink I (1886-1957) E

v. John Henry Zink I (1889-1952)

vi. Ruth Zink I (1893-1975)

vii. Charlotte Zink I

(Any others unknown)




A.  1850 US Census, 1st. Dist., Balto. Co., MD, p. 446, Richard Clark.

B.  Baptismal Records, Trinity Church, Long Green, MD, list Richard & Mary as parents of Robert Clark (bapt. adult, 1896.)

C.  Information from George Robert Clark family (George James Clark)..

D.  Information from Carl Waller (Lutheran minister).

E.  Tombstones, Sherwood Episcopal Church Cem., Cockeysville, MD.

F.  Burial Records, Sherwood Episcopal Church Register, Book 1, beginning 1876.

G.  1860 US Census, 8th Dist. (P.O. Cockeysville), Balto. Co., MD, p. 353, Richard Clark.

H.  1870 US Census, 8th Dist. (P.O. Ellen Gowan), Balto. Co., MD; p. 61, Mary Clark; p. 61, Ed. A. Sparks, p. 63, John Zink.

I.  Information from Jack Tyrie.

J.  1880 US Census, Town of Texas, Balto. Co., MD, E.D. 239, p. 38, Mary Clark; p. 40, Edward Sparks.

K.  Civil War Pension Records, Henry Clark, certificate 56948, National Archives.

L.  Obit., Baltimore Sun, 22 Feb. 1864, Richard P. Clark.

M.  Obit. Baltimore American, 15 Aug. 1908, Henry Clark.

N.  Death cert., Henry Clark, Md. Div. of Vital Records, Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene.

O.  Balto. Co. Marriage Licenses, Md. Hall of Records.

P.  1900 US Census, Balto. City Ward 18, MD, E.D. 228, sheet 2, Henry Clark.

Q.  1900 US Census, 8th Dist. Balto Co., Prct. 2, MD, E.D. 38, sheet 16, Edward A. Sparks.

R.  Information from George James Clark, 9 Feb. 2012.