Clark, Samuel a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born about 1800, in Frederick County, Va., of pious parents; entered the Baltimore Conference in 1821, located in 1834; entered the Ohio Conference in 1836, located in 1841, and emigrated to Iowa (then a Territory); entered the Iowa Conference in 1844, and, after various relations to this conference, died at his post, in Van Buren County, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1857. "This venerable man of God ... . had gone up and down for nearly forty years, preaching 'Christ and the resurrection' to thousands, from the Atlantic to the western borders of civilization." He was formidable in debate, and ranked high as a minister and public speaker. — Minutes of Conferences, 1859, p. 243.