Thomas Clark


Subsequent sources tell us that Albany resident Thomas Clark was born between 1756 and 1774. Perhaps he was a son in the large Albany family of Patrick and Cornelia Waldron Clark. However, we seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany. A number of same-named contemporaries (especially) are at risk in the region.

In July 1796, one Thomas Clark was identified as a "fireman" in Division #4.

The census of Albany for 1800 configured his second ward household with only a male and a female aged 26-45 and one slave. The Clark surname appeared four times on that survey. At this point we surmise that he was married but no information on a subsequent family has yet been encountered.

During the early 1800s, he also was known as Thomas Clerk as his moderate assessments for real and personal property on Maiden Lane. However, during those years a same-named individual also owned personal and real property in Rensselaerville.

In 1815, the city directory identified one Thomas Clark as an innkeeper at 154 South Pearl Street. (Directories from before and afterwards listed more than a dozen Clark-named addresses but none for Thomas).

Having past the point of diminishing returns and still missing important information on his life, we move on for now from the life of Albany resident Thomas Clark

biography in-progress - 2017


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Thomas Clark is CAP biography number 7639. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted 3/10/17