Manning/Dunn Hyde County NC Genealogy

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Clark Family line

My Grandaunt Sarah Alexandria Dunn (Grandma Katy's sister), married a John Donnell Clark alooong time ago. 

I have not been able to find the definitive tie metween Major Clark b 1727 and Major Clark b 1787(?). There has to be a link there somewhere.

The Clark family were sailors that travelled the world. Major Clark 1727 was a Merchant in Hyde Precinct and member of first vestry of St. Thomas Church, Bath. Major Clark was reportedly on the vessel which captured Edward Teach (Blackbeard), beheaded him and carried his head to Washington, NC.

One of Edward Teach's many hideaways includes a home in Bath NC that still stands today. There is a secret tunnell that leads underground from the house to the water for a quick getaway. There are many people in the area that claim to be his descendants, their last name is Keach and many still live at or around Keach's Crossroads. For more information visit http://www.ncmaritime.org/blackbeard/default.htm

Teach's flag depicted a skeleton spearing a heart, while toasting the devil. Flying such a flag was designed to intimidate one's enemies.

1-John Clark (1705-)
+Mary Wilkinson (maybe 1710-)
. 2-
Major Clark (31 October 1727-23 February 1786)
. +Mary Vines (27 October 1732-)
. . 3-Samuel Clark (19 February 1776-21 December 1844)
. . +Lydia Linton (-)
. . . 4-Louisa Clark (1855-13 April 1923)
. . . +David Warren O'Neal (1862-3 November 1936)
. . . . 5-Charlie O'Neal (-)
. . . . 5-Lewis O'Neal (5 December 1883-23 August 1961)
. . . . +Sudie C Berry (1891-1968)
. . +Rebecca Foreman (23 December 1787-19 July 1838)
. . . 4-Jane Elizabeth Clark (8 April 1819-23 December 1901)
. . . +Milton Selby MD (16 November 1816-7 May 1866)
. . . . 5-Samuel Clark Selby (15 February 1847-8 January 1865)
. . . 4-Caleb Foreman Clark (1819-23 April 1890)
. . . +Francis  Selby (1824-)
. . . . 5-John Donnell Clark (11 December 1858-6 January 1946)
. . . . +
Sarah Alexandria Dunn (1873-27 March 1920)
. . . . . 6-Guy Livingston Clark (-)

 

 

1-Major Clark (-)
. 2-Edward M Clark (1841-1884)
. +Martha S Ballance (12 November 1848-10 September 1933)
. . 3-William Edward Clark (17 January 1872-13 November 1938)
. . +Ella Gertrude Spencer (7 January 1875-12 January 1952)
. . 3-Mary Etta Clark (20 June 1876-3 January 1948)
. . +Guy Moore Guthrie (27 November 1877-20 November 1935)
. . 3-Samuel Spencer Clark (28 September 1880-26 January 1946)
. . +Ethel Ballance (1887-20 February 1916)