Russell Gardner Clark
9 May 1835-4 Jun 1899


Russell G. Clark, a native of Warren County, Pennsylvania, was born 9 May 1835 in Sugar Grove. He was the son of Caleb Gideon and Nancy M. (Johnson) Clark. He married, in Erie County, PA, 22 Aug 1858, Filancey Snow. She was born 15 Sep 1836 in Cattaraugus County, New York and was the daughter of William and Matilda (Jones) Snow. Filancey Clark died 23 Sep 1888. They had five children: William Wallace (1860-1925), husband of Laura; Rose Ida (1865-1930 wife of T. R. Weed; Lewis R. (1864-1927) died single; Sarah (1868-1922) wife of H. D. Morgan; and Martha (1873-1901)wife of Calvin Brown.

They settled in Montcalm County in 1865.

Service Russell entered the service 28 Dec 1863 from Waterford, PA at the age of 30. He was engaged in farming in Erie County when he enlisted as a private in Company L, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry. The following spring he was confined to hospitals at Martinsburg and Frederick City, with measles, and was given an honorable discharge at Philadelphia, 23 Jul 1865, after having taken part in the following battles: Manoxie, Harper's Ferry, Hagerstown, Halltown, and Berryville. He was pensioned.
GAR Bacon Post #305
Siblings A brother, Caleb G. Clark, served in the 112th New York Volunteer Infantry. A brother of Mrs. Clark was also in the service. The maternal grandfather of Russell Clark was a soldier in the War of 1812.
Records 1850 Census Sugar Grove, Warren County, PA  
1860 Census LeBoeuf Township, Erie County, PA  
1870 Census    
1880 Census Centerville, Allegany County, NY  
1890 Veteran Census Fairplain, Montcalm County, MI Fenwick
Burial Clear Lake Cemetery
Fenwick, Montcalm County, MI
Find A Grave #22509524
  Some biographical information from Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol II, 1892.