Welcome to My Home Page!

It's hard to believe that The Lark Family Genealogy Website has been up and running for 18 years.  The navigation bar at the top and the bottom of every page and on the side of the home page will take you around the site where you'll see all the old and hopefully lots of new information.   I'd love to hear from you -- email, tweet, facebook, & I wouldn't even mind smoke signals if helps me to connect or stay connected with cousins -- old and new.  Enjoy! 

Finding Eva ----- Elusive Ancestor found! 


Eva LARK

Judy PHILLIPS w/Mother Eva LARK

Everyone gets excited about different things.... I feel my heart start to race when I find a wonderful genealogy discovery.    So it was several weeks ago when I found (after 30 years of searching) my first cousing Eva LARK, daughter of Lenard LARK and Grace Simmons.    Read more under Elusive Ancestors.....

In Memory -----

Earl Clark  

           Raymond Earl Clark
           December 1, 1927 - August 17, 2016

           Obituary

Quilt of Valor ---- Quilt presented to Scott E. Lark, by niece, Jean, for Military service

     
A lovely tribute for Scott E. Lark's Military Service, by his niece.    Read More...

"Skids Gray" ----- as told by Scott E. Lark written by Jennifer Hartman

In 1942, my grandfather first met Corporal Robert “Skids” Gray.  A native of New England who, before World War II had done duty in China and American Samoa, Skids was what my grandfather called a “model Marine.”  He always presented himself immaculately:  his uniform trousers had so sharp a crease you could cut your finger on it.        Read More...

The Move from Castlewood, Russell County, Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland                                            ------ as told by Scott E. Lark written by Jennifer Hartman

Gravel Lick RoadIn 1929, my grandfather’s family moved from Castlewood, Virginia to Baltimore, Maryland.  Before leaving Russell County, thinking he was done with school forever, my grandfather tossed aside his Kindergarden primer book along the walk home down Gravel Lick Road.  Back on the farm, his mother was furious: books and paper were expensive.        Read More...

Visit the Photo Galleries!  Would love to include copies of your photographs, please email them! 

 dad mom boat   Lacy Sommerman   Margaret and Lacy Clark   Larry and Jimmy Lark   William Lark Family

Family Resemblence


Brothers:  William Allen Lark (1867-1952)
 and John B. Lark (1851-1901)
*Picture compliments of Dorothy
 
John D. Lark, my brother, and great grandson to John B. Lark -- Anybody see the resemblence to John B. Lark besides me???

John Amburgey, Jr.

John Amburgey JR John Amburgey, Jr b1758 Culpeper County, VA and died 3 May 1831.   He was married to Elizabeth Hamons born 1759 and died 1857 in Surry County, NC.  John Amburgey, Jr served as a private in the North Carolina Continental Line and fought in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Kings Mountain.  The battle took place on October 7, 1780 nine miles south of Kings Mountain, SC.    Elizabeth, wife of John Amburgey, Jr. applied for a pension stating her husband had been a Revolutionary soldier and died in Perry County, KY in 1831.  For additional information on John Amburgey and Elizabeth Hamon, click here

John Amburgey and Elizabeth Hamons are my 4th great grandparents. 

What's New?

October 18, 2016

- Added information about Eva LARK, my found first cousin/Elusive Ancestor & her mother, Grace Simmons
- Added, Eva Mae LARK picture and death date on Cousins page
- Added cemetery information  and obituary for Eva Mae LARK (daughter of Lenard LARK & Grace SIMMONS)
- Added cemetery information, headstone picture, and obituary for Grace SIMMONS (married to Lenard LARK)

October 1, 2016 

- Added several pictures of William [Bill] LARK, (son of Carl LARK & Dorothy BOARD) and family - Gallery 12 and Gallery 13
- Added pic of Earl Vernon TODD with son, Muss TODD; Muss TODD w/mother Mary Alice LARK; & Muss TODD w/sister Ruthie TODD - Gallery 13

September 30,2016 

- Added Marriage Certificate for Ira Bell LARK [Phillips] & Joseph Bernard DESS, Jr.
- Added Marriage Certificate for Richard Lewis LARK & Jean Carol MAGGARD
- Added Delayed Birth Certificate for Ira Bell LARK
- Added Birth Certificate for Charles Gimmel LARK
- Added Marriage Certificate for Edna May LARK and Nellus BUCHANAN
- Added Marriage Certificate for William Stafford COMER and Joan Marie HUFFMAN
- Added Marriage Certification for Jerry E. LARK and Mildred Geneva PUCKETT
- Added Marriage Certificate for Nettie Belle LARK and Stafford McGuire COMER
- Added Death Certificate for Audrey Lee PHILLIPS
- Added cemetery information for Bessie M. GILLILAND (mar to Joseph R. SYKES)
- Added cemetery information for Joseph R. SYKES (mar to Bessie M. GILLILAND)
- Added Death Certificate for Bessie M. GILLILAND (mar to Joseph R. SYKES)
- Added Death Certificate for Nettie Belle LARK (mar to Stafford M. COMER)
- Added Death Certificate for Kenneth Wayne LARK
- Added Marriage Certificate for Paul Wilmer LARK and Leatha Mae Dotson (2nd mar for both)
- Added Marriage Certificate for William F. GILBERT and Polly M. LARK

September 29,2016

- Added page 11 and page 12 to the photo gallery
- Added cemetery listing and obit for Phillip Gene Lark, JR. 
- Added info about Grace Simmons, our elusive ancestor
- Added Marriage License for Lola Mae LARK [Bentley] & Claude Lee McHone
- Added Marriage Certificate for Mary Ellen TAYLOR & Freddie Lee Breeding

Read More...

Guest Book

To view entries from the old Guestbook, click here

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Our Family



To forget one's ancestors is to be a brook
without a source, a tree without a root.
-  An old Chinese Proverb

Oral History

Oral history - Scott E. Lark's memories and recollections of the early war years (WWII) and his enlistment into the USMC.  Interview by Jessie Hartman.  (Requires browser plug-in)

Written Transcript of Oral History

What's in this site? 

- What's New? (Additions to the website)

- About Me
- Census Info (Where were they?)
- Cousins (The 34 children of the 12 children of George LARK & Virginia Catherine THOMPSON).
- Deed & Homesteads (Homes of George Washington LARK and Virginia Catherine THOMPSON).
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Do You Know These Ancestors? (Family photos that need identification)
- DNA
- Elusive Ancestor (Eva Lark)
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Final Resting Place for some of our our family with cemetery addresses and associated obituries. 
- Gallery (Pictures) Gallery1, Gallery2, Gallery3, Gallery4, Gallery5, Gallery6, Gallery7, Gallery8, Gallery9, Gallery10, Gallery11, Gallery12, Gallery13
- George Washington LARK & Virginia Catherine THOMPSON's Family Pictures of G.W. LARK and V.C THOMPSON with their 12 children. 
- Tracey Newton, looking for her birth father.
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Martin's Hundred  (The 17th Centruy Plantation in Southeast Virginia on the James River). 
- Memorabilia
- Military Service - Pre Civil War (Family members who serviced our Country)
- Military Service:  Civil and Revolutionary War  John Amburgey's Revolutionary War Record.
- Quilt of Valor presented to Scott E. LARK by niece, Jean.
- The Mystery surrounding James M. Lark (my great great grandfather)
- Tidbits
- Toy Lark's Story (as a Silver Star recipient in Gen George S. Patton's 3rd Army). 
- Vital Records and Certificates 

Surname List

 Surname list includes:  birth/death dates; father/mother surname & given name.

Charts

- Scott Lark b1923 (HTML)
- Lark Pedigree Chart (PDF)
- Compressed Lark Pedigree Chart (PDF)
- Elizabeth Amburgey b1821 (HTML)
- Descendant Chart John Amburgey Jr b1758 (PDF)
- Descendant Chart Edward Thruston
b 1637/38 (PDF)

DAR Member

Member of the DAR.  Entered the DAR through the Amburgery family for additional information, please contact me.

Fun stuff:  Photography
     
     - Some of my pics on Flickr
     - crziebird's little larix blog





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