Edward Clark

b. 1 April 1815, d. 4 May 1880

Edward Clark, 1815-1880

  • He became Governor of Texas in 1861, succeeding Sam Houston when he refused to take the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy.
  • Edward Clark was born on 1 April 1815 in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
  • He married Lucy Long circa 1840 in Autauga County, Alabama.
  • Edward Clark became a widower at the circa 1841 death of his wife Lucy Long.
  • He married Martha Melissa Evans in July 1849.
  • Edward Clark and Martha Melissa Evans appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1850 in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas. Other members of the household included William E. Clark and Margaret H. Long.
  • He was a lawyer, according to the 1850 census.
  • Edward Clark and Martha Melissa Evans appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Austin, Travis County, Texas. Other members of the household included John Evans Clark, W. E. A. Clark, N. M. Clark and Margaret H. Long.
  • He was Lieutenant Governor, according to the 1860 census.
  • He served as Colonel of the 14th Texas Infantry Regiment, CSA.
  • Edward Clark has not been found in the US 1870 census; may not yet have returned from Mexico.
  • Edward Clark died on 4 May 1880 at age 65 in Texas.
  • His wife Martha Melissa Evans became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Marshall Cemetery in Marshall, Harrison County, Texas.
  • For additional biographical information, see The Texas Handbook Online.
  • Last Edited: 11 Sep 2011

Family 1: Lucy Long b. say 1815, d. circa 1841

Family 2: Martha Melissa Evans b. circa 1829