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Gen Elijah Clarke
Birth: 1736
Anson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 5, 1799
Lincolnton
Lincoln County
Georgia, USA

American Revolutionary War General. His actions in the southern campaign, primarily as a partisan commander, earned him the nickname "Hero of the Hornet's Nest." In 1781 he helped drive the British out of Augusta, Georgia, for which he was promoted to brigadier general and awarded land in that state. After the war Clarke served in the Georgia state assembly from 1781 to 1790, and was also commissioner for Georgia treaties with Native American groups. Today a state park and a Georgia county bear his name. Clarke and his war exploits served as one of the sources for the fictional character Benjamin Martin in the film "The Patriot" (2000). His son John Clark served as governor of Georgia from 1819 to 1823. (bio by: Ray Bobo) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Hannah Arrington Clarke (1737 - 1827)
 
 Children:
  Louisa Matilda Clarke Bibb*
  Elizabeth Clarke Smith*
  Nancy Clarke Thompson*
  John Clark (1766 - 1832)*
  Sarah Clarke Walton (1767 - 1839)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elijah Clark State Park
Lincolnton
Lincoln County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Elijah and Hannah Clarke Memorial
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Ray Bobo
Record added: May 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26994641
Gen Elijah Clarke
Added by: Ray Bobo
 
Gen Elijah Clarke
Added by: Ray Bobo
 
Gen Elijah Clarke
Added by: Ray Bobo
 
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