Thomas M. Clarke Property Deed to Cemetery Lot
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Thomas M. Clarke Property Deed to Cemetery Lot

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Clarke, Thomas M., 1828-1917
Title: Thomas M. Clarke Property Deed to Cemetery Lot
Dates: August 30, 1869
Quantity: 1.0 item
Identification: ahc.MSS60f

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas M. Clarke (1828-1917) was born on September 20, 1828 in Augusta, Georgia to Samuel and Adeline Moore Clarke.He moved to Atlanta in 1852 at the age of 24. He owned and operated a hardware business at the corner of Peachtree Street and Edgewood Avenue for nearly 50 years with his brother, R. C. Clarke, and with business partners, Andrew P. Thompson and John A. Fitten. The store became one of the largest hardware stores in the South. In 1859, he married Miss Joan Thompson, daughter of Doctor Joseph Thompson. They had at least nine children together. Clarke was a member of the Central Presbyterian Church, the Gate City Guard and the Tallulah Volunteer Fire Company. He died on October 27, 1917 and is buried at Oakland Cemetery.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a Fulton County property deed for Oakland Cemetery lots 1 and 2 in block 3, which were paid for by Thomas M. Clarke on August 30, 1869. The document is signed by William Hulsey, Mayor of Atlanta.

Index Terms

Clarke, Thomas M., 1828-1917
Oakland Cemetery (Atlanta, Ga.)

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Thomas M. Clarke Property Deed to Cemetery Lot, MSS 60f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Franklin Garrett, 1979 (1979.379)

Processing Information

Collection reprocessed in 2008


Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Container List




11Letter, 1869