Genealogies of the Clark, Parks, Brockman and Dean, Davis and Goss families
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Genealogies of the Clark, Parks, Brockman and Dean, Davis and Goss families

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^im^mamMGUa.#_CSTI.Cl. ^05OB STON 7UBLie LIBRARYI Ill,."!!1The AuthorGENEALOGIESOF THEBrockman and.Clark, Parks, Dean,Davis Familiesand.GossINFIVE PARTSByHENRY WILLIAM CLARKMontgomery, Ala.,PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR ^->1 /905"•••• r '•••••••• . ,• • • ••;.. • • r• • '.• . .'. •(Ax./uPress of thePUBLISHINGHARRISBURG CO.Pa.Harrisburg,PREFACE.This volume contains an account of the or familiesfamilynamed in the title and of their descendants. The fullpage work,in five contains all that is known to theparts, compiler concerningBrockman and Dean families and their descend-the Clark, Parks,his ancestors and kindred and of Davisthe and Goss fam-ants, ;ilies and their the ancestors and kindred of his be-descendants,loved now deceased.wife,The are: No. I. The Clark No. II.separate parts Family;The Parks No. III. The Brockman and Dean FamiliesFamily ; ;No. IV. The Davis and No. The GossV.Family, Family.inHe the work with no intention of butit,engaged publishinginstead he intended to leave a to his chil-simply manuscript copydren. After as to his and withmany inquiries purpose, expres-sions of desire from to a he deter-many persons possess copy,mined to it in book form. He so thepublish announced, enlargedinvoked the aid of his hasand devoted much timescope, friends,and labor information for use in itspatient collecting preparation.The work has assumed hisproportions greatly beyond expecta-tion.The of and families has had ...

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^im^mamM GUa.#_CSTI.Cl. ^05 OB STON 7UBLie LIBRARY I Ill,."!! 1 The Author GENEALOGIES OF THE Brockman and.Clark, Parks, Dean, Davis Familiesand.Goss IN FIVE PARTS By HENRY WILLIAM CLARK Montgomery, Ala., PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR ^ -> 1 /905 "•••• r '• ••••••• . , • • • ••;.. • • r • • '.• . .'. • (Ax. / u Press of the PUBLISHINGHARRISBURG CO. Pa. Harrisburg, PREFACE. This volume contains an account of the or familiesfamily named in the title and of their descendants. The fullpage work, in five contains all that is known to theparts, compiler concerning Brockman and Dean families and their descend-the Clark, Parks, his ancestors and kindred and of Davisthe and Goss fam-ants, ; ilies and their the ancestors and kindred of his be-descendants, loved now deceased.wife, The are: No. I. The Clark No. II.separate parts Family; The Parks No. III. The Brockman and Dean FamiliesFamily ; ; No. IV. The Davis and No. The GossV.Family, Family. inHe the work with no intention of butit,engaged publishing instead he intended to leave a to his chil-simply manuscript copy dren. After as to his and withmany inquiries purpose, expres- sions of desire from to a he deter-many persons possess copy, mined to it in book form. He so thepublish announced, enlarged invoked the aid of his hasand devoted much timescope, friends, and labor information for use in itspatient collecting preparation. The work has assumed hisproportions greatly beyond expecta- tion. The of and families has had atten-chronology persons special tion. is not the function ofThis, however, highest genealogy, valuable it be in and a line of descentthough tracing proving and but it is the and to ourrelationship, preserving presenting the lives and real character of our ancestors andcontemplation kindred. This has been and becomes therefore ankept prominent feature of the work.interesting Each of the several of the work a distinctparts comprises line, and the are named in the order of so far as thepersons birth, facts were obtainable. In some of the parts eight generations are accounted for. There is a of reference thus onenumbers,system by enabling with to trace the and ascertain the exact relation-facility lineage of innamed the book with othership personany any person. There are some remarkable of re-genealogical tracings, degrees iv Preface. the result of in related andlationship, inter-marriage families, some of these it will be found to define.impracticable There are a number of for thepages arranged continuing family- record in direct line of descent. Thus be addedmay many genera- tions and so the work will become an heirloom of value in the centuries.coming The work has been to the a labor of love rather thancompiler If he has succeeded in from oblivion the namesprofit. rescuing and deeds of some of his ancestors and numerous hekindred, will in some measure be for his arduous andcompensated labor, his success has not been commensurate with his wishesthough and he trusts his labors have not been in vain. It is aefforts, matter of that not the names of some but the deedsregret only of have not been obtained for use in itsmany equally worthy He is to his friends forpreparation. greatly indebted, however, the manner in ofwhich them have toprompt many responded his for forand words of cheer and encour-request information, and isto these due whatever of success he hasagement, largely achieved. He wishes to his toespecially acknowledge obligation his esteemed friend and Mrs. Alfred W. ofkinswoman, Parks, S. for information to the Parks to hisClifton, C, relating family; his wife's Dr. D. late offriend, kinsman. Garrard,J. Birmingham, for information to the Davis and Goss familiesAla., torelating ; Dr. Thomas M. Director of the ofOwen, ArchivesDepartment and of for courteous and inaid theHistory Alabama, generous of the and to his dear butpreparation work; finally very mother, for whose and of he shouldintelligence strengthgreat memory never have known so much of his and collateral kindred.ancestry To his mother he the indedicates work and tender mem-loving and affection.ory He;nry W. C1.ARK. Ala., i,Montgomery, January 1905.