This photograph is of Andrew Jackson Clack. A J Clack lived around the Mann community, and was married to Emma Ivy McKay. Andrew J. Clack was the grandson of Thompson T. Clack, who moved to the Prarie Jefferson in the 1810’s or earlier. Andrew J Clack is the nephew of Andrew Benjamin Clack, b 1815, who did the most extensive first surveys of Richland, Morehouse, and surrounding parishes.
Mr. A.J. Clack was drowned in Boeuf River, about fifteen miles above Rayville, on Friday evening, last week. It seems that Messrs. Clack and McCowen had been to Oak Ridge, and returning, Mr. Clack concluded to swim the river on his horse when he got opposite to where he lived, instead of going down two miles to a ford.
In some way he was thrown off his horse and drowned in six feet of water, near the east side of the river. He leaves a wife and several children, who have our condolence in their trouble.Richland Beacon News in September 1892.
Here are some additional news clips located for Andrew Jackson ClackA J Clack Sat, Nov 30, 1889 – Page 2 · Richland Beacon (Rayville, Richland, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com
Following his death, his probate is seen filed here.A. J. Clack Succession Sat, Mar 11, 1893 – 2 · The Richland Beacon-News (Rayville, Louisiana, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
Clack is buried in Shanks Cemetery. For more information, see FindaGrave.com
Categories: 1840's, 1890's, 19th Century, Bio Sketches, Mann, Obituaries, Old News Clips, Prarie Jefferson, Rayville
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