b. 1 April 1815, d. 4 May 1880
- Father: Elijah Clark Jr. b. 1772, d. circa 1830
- Mother: Margaret H. Long b. 18 March 1785, d. 9 March 1873
- 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