Family Affair

Keitt|Sapp|Shumake|McRae|McMillian|Clark|Ryal - All from Georgia


This site was created to chronicle and share my genealogy research. It is also a tool for others that are searching for their family members and to see if there is any connection to my family. This is a project that is going to take years to complete. It has been a labor of love, a great deal of fun and quite stimulating.

If you are interested in the various surnames, you can start with the ones across the top of this page or you can look for them in the categories section to the right.

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Help Me Continue This Research and Keep the Family Tree Online

Cleric, clerk, or scholar - one who can read and write. Also from the Gaelic "Mac a' Chlerich/Cleireach"; son of the cleric or, sometimes, clerk. During the Middle Ages, the common pronunciation of -er was -ar, so the man who sold items was the marchant, and the man who kept the books was the clark. At the time, the primary members of the literate class were the clergy, which in minor orders were allow to marry and have families. The term clerk (clark) eventually came to designate any literate man.

My Connection:

Martha Clark married William McMillian and were my Great Grandparents.  Martha was born March 30, 1870, in Telfair County, Georgia, to Wesley and Kizzie Swain Clark. To my knowledge Martha had three siblings;William (b.1860), Mary (b.1873), and Sarah (1876).

Martha and William McMillian had thirteen children;

Adam "Buster",Oscar, Kizzie, John, Henry, Alice, Margie, Earnest"Big Boy",Alberta, Lois, Esker(my maternal grandmother),Theodore "Odar", and  Wesley "Wes" McMillain.

Martha's husband William died in 1917 and she then married a man name Philip Robinson somewhere between 1917 and 1920.  Martha passed away  Oct 03, 1926.

There is nothing known at this time of her siblings and their families, which is an area that I would love to explore more.

Links to Clark Posts