Posted by: Jim Bell | March 9, 2011

Robert Clark, Halferne, Crossmichael and Compton County, Quebec

ROBERT CLARK, farmer, was born at Halferne farm, parish of Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland, January 1, 1824. He came to Compton Centre in 1862, but shortly after moved on to the farm in Canterbury where he now lives. Previous to  coming to this country, Mr. Clark was a linen and woollen draper. He is a man of great energy, has been very successful as a farmer, and ably filled all positions to which he has been appointed. For many years Mr. Clark was Dominion immigration agent, and made several trips to England in quest of immigrants. He is a justice of the peace for the district of St. Francis, and has held the offices of postmaster and school commissioner. He was married December 10, 1850, at Marlpool, Derbyshire, England, to Eliza Wood, born October 2, 1821, and died July 8, 1887. Issue, four children : Martha, born April 19, 1852, married A. Lefebvre, residence Cookshire, six children; Mary, born August 22, 1853, married C. H. Parker, residence Scotstown, seven children ; John, born June 9, 1859, died February 9, 1885 ; Eliza, born October 5, 1861, married W. G. Sharman, two children, died February 15, 1892.

History of Compton County

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