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Catalog Number A2012.01.01
Object Name fonds
Title Harlow and Clark Collection
Scope & Content Amos Harlow and his family were among the earliest settlers of Marquette, arriving in 1849. He and his descendants became prominent members of the community. Amos served as Justice of the Peace, Supervisor, County Clerk, Alderman and Notary Public. His son-in-law, F.O. Clark and grandson, Harlow Clark were prominent lawyers and both served as mayor of Marquette.

The collection contains papers associated with the starred people below. Amos Rogers Harlow* was the son of Abner Harlow and his first wife Persis Rogers Oakman. Amos married first Elizabeth McClanathan Barber, daughter of Silas Barber and Hannah Stowell. Amos and Elizabeth had one son, George Prentice Harlow*. Amos married second Olive Lavira Bacon*, daughter of Elisha Bacon* and Martha Wells Dennis*. Martha Dennis' mother was Dorothy [?]*. Amos R. and Olive M. had one daughter, Ellen (Ella) Josephine Harlow*. Ellen J. married Frederick Owen Clark*, son of John B. Clark and Charlotte Maria Woodruff. Ellen J. and Frederick O. had two children, Martha Bacon Clark* and Harlow Alden Clark*. Martha B. married John William Adriance*, son of Isaac C. Adriance and Susan Ida Storm; Martha B. and John W. did not have children. Harlow A. married Nellie Lovina Shell*, daughter of Levi Shell* and Lucy Brown. Harlow A. and Nellie L. had four children: Ruth Alden Clark, Robert Harlow Clark*, Alden Shell Clark and James Woodruff Clark*. Ruth A. married first Sidney George Wake, no children; she married second James M. Davenport, two children: Susan and Laura; she married third William D. Martin, no children and she married fourth Martin Phillip Lill, no children. Robert H. married Lottie Ritz*, daughter of George Ritz and Dena [?]. Robert H. and Lottie had seven children: Lois, Mary, Sara, Lucy, Elsa, Teri and Frederick. Alden S. married Bobbie [?] and had six children: David, Thomas, Steven, James, Pamela and Barbara. James W. married Florence Neimi and had two children: Douglas and Lisa Ann. Both the Harlow and Clark (through the Woodruff line) sides of the family descended from John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who arrived on the Mayflower. The Harlow line also descended from Captain William Harlow who arrived in Plymouth Colony in 1642.

The collection also contains papers relating to Judge Joseph Woodbridge Edwards, another early settler of the area, arriving in Ontogagon in 1851 and Marquette in 1858. He appears to have had a business relationship with both Amos Harlow and his son-in-law F.O. Clark. Amos and Joseph were both elders of the Presbyterian Church, while F.O. and Joseph were both members of the legal community. After Joseph died in the wreck of the steamer St. Clair off Fourteen-Mile Point between Ontonagon and Houghton in 1876 Amos Harlow was the executor of his estate.

As before, the collection contains papers associated with the starred people below. Joseph Woodbrige Edwards* was the son of Jonathan Edwards and Lucy Woodbridge. He married Susan Ripley*, daughter of General William L. Ripley and Susanna Bingham. Joseph W. and Susan had one daughter Oriana Edwards. (It is possible that Orianna Creek on the south side of Marquette was named after her.) Oriana married Hampton Bushnell Smith and had three children: Joseph Edwards Smith, Anna Eliza Smith and William Ripley Smith. Joseph Edwards was a great-grandson of the famous theologian from the Great Awakening, Jonathan Edwards on both sides of his family (his parents were first cousins). Susan Ripley descended from Governor William Bradford who arrived on the Mayflower.
Creator Harlow, Clark and Edwards Families
Collection John M. Longyear Archives
Search Terms Chocolay River Lumber Co.
Civil War Letters
Edwards Mine
Harlow Farm
Marquette Bar Association
People Clark, Frederick Owen
Clark, Harlow Alden
Clark, Robert Harlow
Edwards, Joseph Woodbridge
Harlow, Amos Rogers
Harlow, Ellen Josephine
Harlow, Olive Lavira
Shell, Levi
White, Fern