JOSEPH F. CLARK - The father of our subjected was Samuel B. Clark, a native of Virginia. His mother's maiden name was Elizabeth Floyd, of Pennsylvania. They were both born in the year 1792. Samuel Clark came to Illinois in 1828. At the outbreak of the Black Hawk war he took an active part as a solider. He moved to Macoupin county in 1836, where he remained until his death which occurred in 1840.Joseph F. Clark was born in 1825, and was united in marriage to Miss Malinda Huddleston, March 4th, 1850. She was born in Macoupin county, February 28th, 1832. Her father, John Huddleston, died December 3d, 1836. Her mother, Nancy Huddleston, survived her husband a number of years, and died in 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Clark are the parents of nine children, all of whom are now living.
Mr. Clark served for a time in the Mexican war. Since his return, he has given his attention to farming. He has a farm of 460 acres. He is a man of good mind and social standing, a reputable citizen and one who enjoys the competency his prudence and foresight has brought him. A fine view of his home appears elsewhere in this work.