Pilgrim Jim's Treasure Field
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6:21 KJV


CHARLES W. CLARK (JOHN K.) was born November 1829 in Tennessee, and died in Kentucky. He married NARCISSA OBEDIENCE BUTLER January 21, 1847 in Hopkins Co., KY, daughter of WILLIAM G. BUTLER and SARAH WOODARD. Narcissa was born September 08, 1833 in Lincoln Co., Tennessee, and died June 30, 1917 in Muhlenberg Co., KY.

I have seen some information indicating that Charles middle name was Wesley. I have heard that Charles W. Clark and wife Narcissa  built a log cabin in Hopkins County KY and because it was still winter,  they did not put a door in the cabin but dug a pathway underground to enter the cabin. When spring came they cut a door and windows in the cabin. I have information indicating that Charles W. Clark operated a sawmill near Nortonville, Kentucky and also made some nice furniture.

I am not certain about the spelling of Narcissa's name, it may have been Narcissus. According to a cousin in Madisonville, KY, Narcissa lived 15 years after her husband Charles died and she always wore black clothing after his death. She was also blind but I don't know how long she had been blind.

Notes for WILLIAM G. BUTLER,  Narcissa's Father.
The following information was supplied to me by a Cousin, Jack Ott.
 From "Death Notices from Nashville Christian Advocate". William G. Butler b. Lincoln Co. TN 17 Dec 1810, married Sarah J. Woodard 28 Oct 1828, moved to KY 1845, licenced to preach Methodist Church, died 5 Feb 1883 Christian Co., KY.


WILLIAM HENRY CLARK, b. Abt. 1848, Kentucky.

LUCY J. CLARK, b. Abt. 1850, Kentucky; d. July 05, 1938, Hopkins Co., Kentucky; m. FRANKLIN.

JOHN N. B. CLARK, b. January 27, 1852, Kentucky.

SALLIE C. CLARK, b. Abt. 1854, Kentucky.

BENJAMIN L. CLARK, b. July 1857; d. March 20, 1859.

BERIAH M. CLARK, b. August 06, 1859, Hopkins Co., Kentucky; d. February 11, 1941, Stoddard Co., MO.

I have often wondered why Charles and Narcissa named their sixth     child, "Beriah" because it is a somewhat unusual name, although it is a biblical name. This is my assumption, based on the BWG method of interpretation (Big Wild Guess). The bible speaks of a couple who had been going through some tough and sorrowful times but were looking to God to bring some better times so when their next child was born, the bible says they named him Beriah. The fifth child of Charles and Narcissa Clark, whose name was Benjamin, died at an early age, less than two years old. Benjamin's death must have caused considerable sorrow for Charles and Narcissa. When the sixth child was born less than five months later, they named him Beriah, because they were looking to God for better times. This is just a big wild guess on my part. JLC.

EZEKIEL HADDOCK CLARK, b. March 03, 1862, Kentucky; d. January 15, 1931, Wasson, IL.

Notes for Ezekiel Haddock Clark:
Many of Ezekiel H. Clark's descendants live near Harrisburg, in Southern Illinois and I have met several of them at a reunion in 2005.  Many of Ezekiel's descendants were, and still are, musically inclined, playing a variety of musical instruments, and singing. When I attended their reunion in 2005 there were 8 guitars and pickers from that family. It was an enjoyable, fun time.

MARY ELIZABETH CLARK, b. October 1864, Hopkins Co., KY; d. April 11, 1949, Hopkins Co., Kentucky.

ARDELIA MAUDE CLARK, b. May 15, 1865; d. March 1897, Providence, Webster Co., KY.

JAMES L. CLARK, b. Abt. 1872, Kentucky; d. February 28, 1922, Muhlenberg Co., KY.

CHARLIE J. CLARK (FEMALE), b. Abt. 1874, Kentucky.

EVERITT M. CLARK, b. Abt. 1878, Kentucky; d. March 20, 1933, Muhlenberg Co., KY.

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