William Benjamin Clark

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Born in Hopkins, Kentucky, USA on 1835 to John Clark and Elizabeth Henson. William Benjamin married Amanda Elizabeth Morehead and had 12 children. William Benjamin married Martha Higginson and had a child. He passed away on 1885 in Union, Kentucky, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Clark"

English: occupational name for a scribe or secretary, originally a member of a minor religious order who undertook such duties. The word clerc denoted a member of a religious order, from Old English cler(e)c ‘priest’, reinforced by Old French clerc. Both are from Late Latin clericus, from Greek klerikos, a derivative of kleros ‘inheritance’, ‘legacy’, with reference to the priestly tribe of Levites (see Levy) ‘whose inheritance was the Lord’. In medieval Christian Europe, clergy in minor orders were permitted to marry and so found families; thus the surname could become established. In the Middle Ages it was virtually only members of religious orders who learned to read and write, so that the term clerk came to denote any literate man.

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