Clark, Philip

b. March 25, 1787, in Rye, England, United Kingdom; d. 1853, in Sangamon County, Illinois. Clark married Elizabeth Gravitt, from Paris, France, and they had five children. Clark came to America in 1817. In 1818, he was among the first settlers of Rochester Township in Sangamon County. He and his brother, Edward Clark, started a sawmill in 1824 and a flour mill in 1825. In 1850, Clark was an innkeeper with real estate valued at $1,500.
Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Sangamon County: Volume II, Part Two (Chicago: Munsell Publishing Company, 1912), 1122; History of Sangamon County, Illinois (Chicago: Inter-state Publishing Company, 1881), 997; John Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield: E. A. Wilson and Company, 1876), 202-3; Sangamon County, Illinois, Seventh Census of the United States, 1850.