Andrew S. Clark Correspondence,   1862, 2012, and undated
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History

Biography:

Andrew S. Clark was born in 1831 in New York (State) and died in 1869 in Grand Traverse County, Michigan. Andrew married Eliza A. Clark (Wyckoff). There is evidence that together they had two daughters: Catherine (Kitty) Clark and Mirthy Clark. Prior to her marriage to Andrew, Eliza was married to a Dr. Joseph Wentworth Bachelder, with whom she had a son, Amara J. Bachelder, and a daughter, Emma Bachelder. Andrew enlisted as a private in Company C, 23rd Michigan Infantry on September 12, 1862 at Flint, Michigan. He was mustered out on June 28, 1965. His brothers, all named for presidents, Martin V.B. Clark, George W. Clark, and Henry H. Clark, as well as his brother-in-law, John N. Dumond (married to Andrew’s sister, Almira) also served in the Union army. Andrew also had a sister, Nancy Mead. Eliza had at least two brothers who are represented in the collection, Samuel B. Wyckoff and John R. Wyckoff.

Amara J. Bachelder was born in 1847 in New York (State) and died in 1919 in Petoskey, Michigan. He served as a private in Company I, 30th Michigan Infantry Regiment. He enlisted on December 12, 1864 and was discharged on July 1, 1865. Later, he married Ida Ruth (Lomprey) Bachelder. Together they had two daughters, Myrtie L. (Bachelder) Limpert and Bess Ruth (Bachelder) Stetson. (This information is from the collection.)