Archibald Bellinger Clark

December 26, 1848
Home Town:
Savannah, GA
Later Residences:
St. Mary, GA
Rhoda Wadsworth Clark (September 1802)
Biographical Notes:
Archibald Clark was the son of Henry and Margaret (Smith) Clark. His father had emigrated from Scotland to Savannah, GA in the mid-eighteenth century and joined the Continental Army. Clark entered the Litchfield Law School at the age of 16 and spent four years there, being one of the youngest students ever to attend. Clark and his wife had ten children. Clark then returned to GA with his wife and settled in St. Mary's in Camden County, GA. He practiced law and acquired extensive lands on St. Mary's River and built saw mills on Spanish Creek. Clark also maintained some New England ties. He built a clapboard home in the New England style for his wife which was unlike other area houses. In 1804, it is believed that Clark hosted Aaron Burr as the latter was traveling in the south following his ...

Years at LLS:

Profession / Service
Lawyer; Political Office
Federal Posts:
Collector of the Port of St. Mary's, GA (GA) 1807-1843
State Posts:
State Representative (GA)
Local Posts:
Mayor (St. Mary, GA)

Related Objects and Documents
In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
Fields, Tara D., comp. Camden County, Georgia: Slave Deed Abstracts. 2008, p. 126. Accessed at August 16, 2022.

Ledger. "Journals of the Barr - Litchfield County." Litchfield Historical Society.; Catalogue of the Litchfield Law School (Hartford, CT: Press of Case, Tiffany, and Company, 1849), 4.

Litchfield County Bar Association Records, 1800, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library.

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