CLARK, BENJAMIN (1758–1838). Benjamin Clark, pioneer Red River County settler, was born in Dobbs County, North Carolina, in 1758. He fought in the American Revolution and by 1799 had settled in Tennessee. He moved to Arkansas Territory around 1814 and settled at Jonesborough on the Texas side of the Red River a few years later. In 1833 he founded Clarksville. Clark was a Methodist minister. He was married to Mary McLendon. He died in Clarksville in 1838 and was buried in Clarksville Cemetery.
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