Welcome to My Home Page!

It's hard to believe that The Lark Family Genealogy Website has been up and running for 24 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.  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! 

Do you know these ancestors?
    Look for the question marks  ???

Family Members Recently Lost

Robert "Bob" Henry Clark
b 7 June 1933 - d 19 Feb 2022
Son of Otto CLARK and
Lacy May LARK


With the passing of Robert "Bob" Henry Clark all of Lacy May Lark's children have now passed.
James Ray LARK
b 4 June 1958 - d 30 Jan 2022
Son of Ronald Ray LARK and
Betty Lorene SPANGLER


My Daddy! - Scott E. Lark

My beloved father, Scott E. Lark, passed away on 8 November 2019 at 96 1/2 years old.  My dad was "the Last of the Mochicans" as he'd say, outliving his 11 brothers and sisters by 17 years.  He was interred with my mom, Shirley Jane PEARSON Lark on 6 January 2020 at 0900 with full Military Honors at Arlington National Cemetery.  His obituary can be found here.   The on line obituary and Guest Book will reamin open permanently and can be found here.   

Ancestors of Scott E. LARK!

Chart, Ancestors of Scott E. LARK  (PDF Format, 4 pages)

Clan MacFarlane! 

Code of Arms

To all the Lark's that are descendants from George Washington LARK (1884-1940) or his brother, Charles Henry LARK (1877-1954) --- welcome to Clan MacFarlane!  We are MacFarlane's!  Visit the DNA Page or the Mystery Surrounding James M. LARK. 



"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???

What's New?

April 1, 2022

- Added photo of Virginia Elizabeth LARK  2 Oct 1904 - 10 Sep 1922, Daughter of William Allen LARK and Cosby Ellen AMOS, Gallery 15

February 26, 2022

- Added Obituary and Cemetery Location for Robert Henry CLARK, son of Otto CLARK and Lacy Mae LARK
- Added Obituary and Cemetery Location for James Ray LARK, son of Ronald Ray LARK and Betty Lorene SPANGLER
- Added Headstone pic for Marilyn CLARK (nee' Ryan) married to Robert Henry CLARK

January 10, 2022

- Death Certificate for Gladys BATES daughter of Martin Van Buren BATES and Mary LARK


Guest Book

To view entries from the old Guestbook, click here.

Contact me!



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).
Do You Know These Ancestors? (Family photos that need identification)
-Elusive Ancestor, Found! (Eva Lark)
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, Gallery14, Gallery15, Gallery16
- George Washington LARK & Virginia Catherine THOMPSON's Family Pictures of G.W. LARK and V.C THOMPSON with their 12 children. 
Martin's Hundred  (The 17th Centruy Plantation in Southeast Virginia on the James River). 
- Memorabilia
- Military Service - Post Civil War (Family members who serviced our Country)
Military Draft Records
- Military Service:  Civil, War of 1812 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

   Family Dictionary (dtd 7 Aug 2020) by surname, includes parents
  Surname list includes:  birth/death dates; father/mother surname & given name.
  Surname Summary List (dtd 7 Aug 2020)


- 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)


Other Genealogy Websites

- The Hartman Family of Red Banks, Tennessee & The Breshahan Family of Holyoke, Massachusetts.
- The Pearson Family of St. Louis, Missouri

DAR Member

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

 My Photography
     - Some of my pics on Flickr
Cindy Lark Hartman Photography