May 5, 1814
Montgomery County, Virginia
April (or December) 28, 1857
Marshall County, Indiana
||Clark Morrical was born in
Mongomery County, Virginia, in 1814.
In 1831, sixteen-year-old Clark
moved with his
parents and family to Darke County, Ohio.
In 1834, nineteen-year-old Clark married
Sarah Pence in Randolph County, Indiana.
In 1840, Clark Morrical is living in Butler Township, Darke County,
Ohio, with his wife and four children -- two boys and two girls.
In the early 1840s, Clark and Sarah moved to Henry County,
Indiana, and in the years following worked on farms in the
Indiana counties of Randolph, Fulton, Marshall, and LaPorte.
In 1850, Clark and Sarah Morrical are living in Stony Creek
Township, Randolph County, Indiana. They have five children
listed living with them: Adam, Harrison, Phebe, Elias, and Lewis.
In the early 1850s, Clark and Sarah Morrical moved their
family to Otto Township, Kankakee County, Illinois.
On December 15, 1856, Clark Morrical purchased two
pieces of land in Otto Township, Kankakee County, Illinois.
In the spring of 1857, Clark traveled to the town of Tippecanoe in
Marshall County, Indiana to conduct some business. He died on
April 27, 1857, and was buried in Marshall County.
An excerpt from the biographical sketch of Clark's son
Harrison Morrical as printed in:
Portrait and Biographical Record of Kankakee County, Illinois, 1893
...John Morrical, moved from Virginia to Ohio, becoming one of the pioneers of
Darke County. When he settled in that portion of the State, the
county was a wilderness and heavily timbered. On arriving at
maturity, Clark Morrical wedded Sarah Pense, who was born in Preble
County, Ohio. In that State for many years he was a farmer,
after which, moving to Indiana, he operated farms in Henry and Fulton
Counties. About 1852 he settled in Kankakee County, Ill., and was
one of the earlier pioneers of what is now Otto Township. He opened
up a farm and spent a number of years in this locality. In 1856 he
went to Indiana to settle up some business affairs and there died.
His remains lie buried in Tippecanoe. While in Ohio be became a
member of the militia and was promoted to the rank of Colonel. After
surviving her husband for many years, the wife and mother died in the
residence of her son and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, at Chebanse.
An excerpt from another biographical sketch of Clark's son Harrison
Morrical as printed in:
History of Kankakee County, 1906
Born among humble surroundings on
a farm in Darke County, Ohio, November 26, 1835, Mr. Morrical is of a
German ancestry, his family having been established in America by his
paternal great grandfather, who came from Germany and settled in Virginia.
Clark Morrical, son of John Morrical, was born in Virginia, moved
in later life with his father to Darke County, Ohio, still later settling
in Indiana, and in 1855, locating on the farm in Kankakee County.
When his death occurred in November, 1864, he was the father of nine
children: Jacob, Nancy, Andrew, Solomon, Elizabeth, Oroha, Margaret,
Washington, and Clark. Clark, the father of Harrison, was
born in Virginia, May 5, 1814, and when a boy moved with his parents to
Darke County, Ohio. In February, 1834, he married Sarah Pence, a
native of Preble County, Ohio, and born March 7, 1812. Mr. Morrical
was a man of energy and resource, but a disposition to wander prevented
the accomplishment of much in any one place. For several years he
was a colonel in the Ohio state militia, and was filling that office at
the time of his removal to Henry County, Ind., in 1842. Later on he
lived in Randolph, Fulton, Marshall, and LaPorte counties, Ind., and in
1855 settled on the farm in Otto township, Kankakee County, Ill., where he
spent the balance of his life. His death occurred while on a
business trip to Marshall County, Ind., in 1857. His wife, who
survived him ten years, was the mother of nine children: Adam,
deceased; Harrison; Phoebe; Eliza A., deceased; Elias; Aaron, deceased;
Lewis; Alameda; and Sarah, deceased.