JAMES CLARK, Randolph Township, one of the typical pioneers of Ohio County, was born in Virginia in 1810. He is a son of Robert Clark, who came to this part of the country with his brother, Isaac Clark, and was accidentally drowned in the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Rising Sun, leaving a wife and four children; our subject, James being the eldest. His mother passed away soon after his fatherís death, and he was reared by his uncle, Isaac. The latter was also born in Virginia, and married there. He came West and located for a short time in Ohio, and in 1814, settled in this county, entering the quarter-section of land now owned by William Stopher. James Clark remained with his uncle till twenty-five years of age. He soon after purchased a portion of his present farm, which now comprises 130 acres, and here he has ever since resided. The land on which he now lives was entered by John Dixon about 1816, and the log-house, in which Mr. Clark now lives, was built by Mr. Dixon about 1817-18. Mr. Clark has always engaged in farming. He married Nancy Dixon in 1835. She was a native of Ohio, and daughter of John and Elizabeth (Garrison) Dixon, who settled in this county as stated above, and reared a large family, his eldest daughter, Tamson (who afterward married John Hunter), said to have been the third child born in Cincinnati. Her father was a soldier of the Revolution, going into that war at the age of sixteen. He also assisted in erecting Fort Washington at Cincinnati, when that locality was yet a wilderness. To Mr. and Mrs. Clark were born five children: Mary, wife of Thomas Jackson; William D.,; Ellen; Lavina, wife of John t. Johnson, residents of Harvey County, Kas., and Sarah J., deceased wife of William L. Monroe. Mrs. Clark departed this life April 6, 1881, in her seventy-fourth year, having been married almost fifty years. Mr. Clark is still living, and for one of his years is well preserved. He remembers distinctly when the wolves, deer and bears thickly infested this locality, which he has done his full share toward redeeming form its native wildness.

Submitted by: Phyllis Fleming
History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana. Chicago: F. E. Weakley & Co., Publ, 1885



W. E. CHAMBERLAIN, (listed in the book as a typo - Chaberlain) furniture dealer, Moore's Hill, Ind., was born in Johnson County, Ind., October 11, 1849. His parents were Rev. Samuel B. and Esther (MOORE) CHAMBERLAIN, natives of England and Kentucky, respectively; the former, born in Northamptonshire, November 8, 1824, son of David and Elizabeth (BOLLARD) CHAMBERLAIN, also natives of England, where the former died in 1828, the latter subsequently immigrating to Ohio, where she departed this life in 1882. Their children were Daniel B., Isaac C. and Samuel B., the father of our subject, the eldest member of the family.  He, in  1835, immigrated with his uncle, Benjamin BOLLARD to Ashtabula County, Ohio, and was there educated at the  Kingsville Academy, and in 1848 went to Marion County, Indiana, where he engaged in teaching school for a number of years, and was there married, December 21, 1848, to the above Esther MOORE, a native of Campbell County, Ky., born June 6, 1825, a daughter of Alexander and Rhoda (MINOR) MOORE. In 1851 Mr. CHAMBERLAIN moved to Greenwood, Johnson Co., Ind., where he engaged in teaching school and selling goods, and in 1853 was licensed to preach in the methodist Episcopal Church of that place, having united with the church in 1850. In 1855 he was taken into the southeastern Indiana Conference, in which he served about ten years.  In 1859 he began reading medicine, and in 1861 began the practice of medicine, which he has since pursued. In 1862 he moved to Manchester, Dearborn Co, Ind., and in 1884 to Moore's Hill, where he now resides. He is at present a member of the Baptist Church, in which he is an ordained minister, having united with them in 1883, and was ordained February 14, 1885. He was united in marriage, September 24, 1873, to Cynthia I. DAVIS, a daughter of Isaac and Narcissa (AKENS) DAVIS. In October, 1883, Mr. CHAMBERLAIN moved to Moore's Hill and established his present business, which he has since pursued.  He is an accommodating and enterprising citizen, and is highly respected in his community. Mr. and Mrs. CHAMBERLAIN are the parents of five children, viz.: William E., John C. (deceased), Charles W., Clara E. (deceased), and George C. (deceased).

SUBMITTED BY: Jackie DeCamp
HISTORY OF DEARBORN AND OHIO COUNTIES, INDIANA-1885