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Clarke, Charles J. F.

Born: 1807 New Hampshire

Died: 1870 Cass County, Illinois

Flourished: 1835-1860 Menard County, Illinois

In 1835, Clarke lived in Sangamon County, Illinois and was purchasing property in what would later become Menard County. He married Rachel Smith in 1841, and they settled in Menard County, where Charles served first as a county commissioner and later as county judge from 1853-1861.

The History of Menard and Mason Counties, Illinois (Chicago: O. L. Baskin, 1879), 281, 388; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Menard County, 21 November 1841, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Gravestone, Oakland Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; U.S. Census Office, Eighth Census of the United States (1860), Menard County, IL, 28; Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales Database, Menard County, 68:260, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL.