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CLARK Family

Another family to be noticed is the Clark family, Malcolm and Kenneth, two brothers, citizens on Little Pee Dee, near where the town of Dillon, now is. The writer can trace them and no further back than themselves; but is satisfied they were of Scotch origin; they both had and raised families. Malcolm married a Miss McCollum, of Robeson County, N. C. about 1839 or 1840, a very excellent lady, a sister of the late Brown McCollum's father; don't know how many children they had - think there were three sons and two daughters - Martin Luther, John Calvin and Robert Knox Clark. The two daughters (names not known), one married the Rev Duncan McDuffie. The other daughter of old Malcolm married a Mr. Gasque, from about Marion, who died in a few weeks after his marriage.

Kenneth Clark, a brother of old Malcolm, was a first-rate citizen, a good soldier in the war, has never married, is prosperous and quite respectable, drives a fine horse and a fine buggy, is fully able to take care of some man's daughter as a wife, but does not seem to have much fancy for such a life.

There is another Clark, Pickney Clark, two or three miles east of Marion; don't know anything of his parentage, or where he came from; he has a family, think grown and married.

--A History of Marion County, W.W. Sellers (1902)
Excerpt transcribed and contributed by Helen Moody, March 2000.

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