Tombstone Tuesday – December 8, 2020 – Elizabeth McGoogan Clark

Elizabeth McGoogan was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth McGoogan born on August 30, 1812 in Unity, Pennsylvania. Robert and Elizabeth had eleven children; Jane (1804), Rachel (1808), Sarah (1811), Elizabeth (1812), Clementine (1815), John (1815), Robert 1820), Mary Ann (1822), William (1823), Angeline(1827), Joshua (1828). The McGoogan family lived in Unity which is located in Westmoreland County, in western Pennsylvania. By the 1820 Federal Census, Robert and his family are now in Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio. They have ten children.

Elizabeth McGoogan married Daniel Clark in Harrison County, Ohio on April 13, 1833. In the 1840 Federal Census, Daniel and Elizabeth remain in Harrison County, Ohio. They have 5 children; two sons under 5 years of age, one son who is over 5 but under nine and a daughter under five. By the time of the 1850, Federal Census, Daniel and Elizabeth had moved their family to Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana. Daniel and Elizabeth are listed with seven children; Charles (1834), Sarah J., (1835), William (1836) , Robert (1838), Benjamin (1843), Sarah/Sophia (1846) and Mary(1850). Daniel is a Carpenter.

By the time of the 1860 Federal Census, the Daniel Clark family lists four children; William, Robert, Benjamin, Sarah J. and Sophia (She was transcribe as Sarah in the 1850 Census.). Daniel list his occupation as a farmer. Daniel died in 1866. In the 1870 Federal Census, Elizabeth Clark and her son Benjamin are living in Zanesville. Elizabeth is a widow. There is also a nine year old Mary Hardin living with them. Her relationship to Elizabeth and Benjamin is not defined. Benjamin is farming. In the 1880 Federal Census, Elizabeth Clark is listed in Zanesville Indiana as a widow.

One hundred and thirty nine years ago on December 8, 1881, Elizabeth McGoogan Clark died in Zanesville, Indiana. She was buried in Hoverstock Cemetery.

Rest in peace, Elizabeth!

Love, Jan

Elizabeth is my first cousin four times removed.

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