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Clark, Robert M.

Born: 1819-XX-XX Kentucky

In 1838, Clark married Cynthia Dickinson in Tazewell County, Illinois, and they would later settle in Woodford County. A merchant, he built the first store in Eureka in 1855. When Eureka was incorporated as a village, Clark was elected president of the first board of trustees. In 1860, Clark was a grain merchant living in Eureka, and he owned $6,000 worth of real estate and $3,000 worth of personal property.

Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Tazewell County, 19 December 1838, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; The Past and Present of Woodford County, Illinois (Chicago: Wm. Le Baron, Jr., 1878), 324-25; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Woodford County, IL, 200.