+ Jane Robison c1812 – 1879

Born: c 1812 in Scotland

Parents: Unknown Robison or Robinson and Jane MacDonald

Siblings: No information

Married: Gilbert Clark 1825-1898  No evidence of date and place

Offspring: Jane Clark 1846-1890  and William Clark 1862 – 1943 see speculation

Lived in: Dumfries, Scotland; Burrishoole, near Newport, Co. Mayo, Ireland; Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Died: 8 Mar 1879 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA and buried 12 Mar 1879 in Woodlands Cemetery, Cleveland.


Jane’s life

Please see the entry for Jane’s husband Gilbert Clark c1824-1898 for all that we know about her life.

Jane Clark’s parents

For a while were thought that Jane’s maiden name was McDonald, as given on her son William’s second marriage certificate. We were wary of this as we have found that ‘mother’s maiden name’ given in marriage certificates has, too often found to be wrong.  This is a case in point as when we saw a transcript of Jane’s death certificate her father’s name was Robison, no first name given and her mother’s Jane.  This information would have been given by her husband Gilbert Clark so is highly likely to be correct. It is probable that William had given his grandmother’s maiden name so we are giving Jane’s mother’s name as Jane McDonald.

Unfortunately we are unlikely to be able to trace Gilbert and Jane’s parents as the surnames Robison or Robinson, McDonald and variations MacDonald and Macdonald and Clark or Clarke were very common in Glasgow and South West Scotland during the nineteenth century.

name: Jane Clark
gender: Female
death date: 08 Mar 1879
death place: Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
age: 67
birth date: 1812
birthplace: Scotland
race: White
marital status: Unknown
father’s name: Robison
mother’s name: Jane

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