CS -Clark, Henry Toole - Governor of NC

Henry Toole Clark:
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Born: February 7, 1808
Governor Clark.jpg

Birthplace:
Edgecombe County North Carolina
Father: U.S. Congressman James West Clark 1779 – 1843
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Mother: Arabella Toole 1782 – 1860
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Wife: Mary Weeks Hargrave Parker 1822 – 1896
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Children:
Laura Placida Clark Bridgers 1850 – 1933
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Mary Parker Clark 1852 – 1857
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Haywood Clark 1855 – 1939
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Henry Irwin Clark 1857 – 1930
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cemetery Scotland Neck North Carolina)
Maria Clark Bourne 1859 – 1907
(Buried: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina)
Arabella Toole Clark Smith 1862 – 1943
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cemetery Scotland Neck North Carolina)


Political Party: Democratic Party - (Briefly associated with the Whig Party)

Education:

1826: Graduated from University of North Carolina – (with honors)

Occupation before War:
Attorney for only a short period of time
Manager of his father’s Plantation and Business Affairs
Developed his business interests in Tennessee and Alabama.
He would often take long journeys on horseback for his business affairs.
Colonel of 21st​ North Carolina State Militia Regiment
1850 – 1861: North Carolina State Senator
1860 – 1861: Speaker of North Carolina State Senate

Civil War Career:
1861: Succeeded to the Office of the Governor on death of Governor.
1861 – 1862: Governor of North Carolina
Governor Clark believed Lincoln had forced North Carolina to go to war.
As Governor he praised the North Carolina Soldiers, helped purchase supplies from Europe, helped raise money for the cause.
1862 – 1865: Retired to his Edgecombe Co. North Carolina Home.

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1874: Lived retired at his home in Edgecombe County.
1865 – 1869: Supporter of President Andrew Johnson.
Advocate against 14th​ Amendment and Radical Reconstruction.
Chairman of Edgecombe County Court of Common Pleas
1866: North Carolina State Senator
1867 – 1874: Worked on projects dealing with history of North Carolina


Died:
April 14, 1874
Place of Death: Tarboro North Carolina
Age at time of Death: 66 years old
Burial Place: Cavalry Church Cemetery Tarboro North Carolina

"have but recently been canvassed through the State, and their thorough endorsement by the people constitute his highest reward while living, and a rich legacy to survive him."

"who have come forward with brave hearts, and willing to enlist in the cause of their country."
 
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The death of Governor John W. Ellis on July 7, 1861 made the speaker, Henry T. Clark, the next governor. Apparrently North Carolina had no Lt. Governor at this time or maybe that's the way a governor was selected.
 
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