Judge T. B. Clark, a farmer, residing near the north boundary of Morgan County, Mo., was born on Kentucky soil (Christian County) June 22, 1834. James C. Clark, his father, was born in the "Palmetto State," in Pendleton District, June 13, 1791, and when ten years of age was brought to Kentucky, where he was reared to manhood, and married to Hannah Henderson, who was born in the State in 1796. In 1844 they immigrated to Illinois, and settled in Christian County, but previous to this, while a resident of Kentucky, the father had represented Christian County in the State Legislature two terms. Judge T. B. Clark spent his youth on his father's farm, and received his education in an old log school-house. In 1856 he went to Texas, where he spent two years, then returned home and served as deputy sheriff of his county, and the following seven years was engaged in buying and selling stock and speculating in real estate. February 28, 1866, he was married in Morgan County, Mo., to Louisa J. Rice, a daughter of Henry and Sidney (Myers) Rice. She was born in Christian County, Ky., and has borne three children: F. H. Clark, Birdie, and James Lee, who died when quite young. Immediately after his marriage he closed out his business in Illinois, and moved to a farm in Morgan County, Mo., which has since been his home. It comprises 160 acres in the home place and some land in adjoining counties, all under cultivation, with good buildings and orchard. He is a Democrat, politically, and from January 1, 1874, to January 1, 1879, he was associate judge of the county court. Socially he is a member of the Masonic fraternity.
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri, Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1889.