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James CLARKSTONAge: 37 years18321869

Name
James CLARKSTON
Given names
James
Surname
CLARKSTON
Birth 1832 24 21
MarriagePolly BIVENSView this family
yes

Note: From Missouri Marriages:
Birth of a daughter
#1
Nancy CLARKSON

Birth of a brotherThomas Franklin CLARKSTON
October 13, 1833 (Age 21 months)
Birth of a sisterAmanda CLARKSTON
1836 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterMartha CLARKSTON
1838 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth CLARKSTON
January 18, 1840 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a sisterMary CLARKSTON
1842 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a sisterElisa CLARKSTON
1844 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a sisterSarah CLARKSTON
1849 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph CLARKSTON
1849 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam CLARKSTON
June 1852 (Age 20 years)

Note: He could be son of Mary, the first wife of Lewis Clarkston. It is possible Lewis remarried in 1853 to Sarah, his second wife.
ResidencePolly BIVENSView this family

Note: From the top of the bluff between where the waters of Little North Fork and Pond Fork mingle their waters together, an observer has an extended view of wooded hills, ridges, hollows and creek bluffs. On the west bank of North Fork below the junction of the two streams is situated the hamlet of Theadosia. Jim Clarkson was the first settler here. His wife was named Polly and they had two girl children whose names were Nancy and Elizabeth.
Marriage of a parentLewis CLARKSTONSarah ROBINSONView this family
November 13, 1853 (Age 21 years)
Note: Lewis Clarkson's second wife's name was Sarah. It is NOT clear that she is the same person referenc…
Birth of a half-sisterNancy CLARKSTON
December 23, 1858 (Age 26 years)
Census 1860 (Age 28 years)
Note: Evidently James Clarkston and many of his Pelham and Kesee neighbors moved to Texas before the Civil…
Birth of a half-sisterCharlota CLARKSTON
1863 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a half-brotherJohn CLARKSTON
1866 (Age 34 years)
Death of a fatherLewis CLARKSTON
December 1868 (Age 36 years)
Note: Date is from Ozark County MO probate records (FHL film 929574). For more details, see the NOTES sec…

Death April 1869 (Age 37 years)
Cause of death: Murdered by bushwackers.
Note: James Clarks(t)on was killed by raiders after the Civil War. He is buried in the "Betsey Graham Gra…
Probate April 22, 1869 (Age 37 years)
Note: James probate is recorded in the Probate Court of Ozark Co MO, 1865-1903 (FHL film 929574 pp 40,45) …

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
younger sister
-3 years
himself
21 months
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
Elizabeth Clarkston DugginElizabeth CLARKSTON
Birth: January 18, 1840 32 29Taney Co, MO
Death: February 25, 1928Porum, Muskogee Co, OK
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger sister
6 years
younger sister
1 year
younger brother
Father’s family with Sarah ROBINSON - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: November 13, 1853Boone Co, MO
-16 months
half-brother
7 years
half-sister
Father’s family with Lucy Alley? - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-sister
4 years
half-brother
Family with Polly BIVENS - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter
daughter

Marriage

From Missouri Marriages:

James Clarkson Spouse: Polley Bivens Marriage Date: 25 Jul 1859 Location: Ozark State: Missouri

Census

Evidently James Clarkston and many of his Pelham and Kesee neighbors moved to Texas before the Civil War. James returned to the Ozarks during the war where he was later killed by raiders. (See Turnbo Chronicles.)

Jas Clarkston Age in 1860: 28 Birth Year: abt 1832 Birthplace: Illinois Home in 1860: Division, Hill, Texas Post Office: Hillsboro

Jas Clarkston 28 Polly Clarkston 18

Residence

From the top of the bluff between where the waters of Little North Fork and Pond Fork mingle their waters together, an observer has an extended view of wooded hills, ridges, hollows and creek bluffs. On the west bank of North Fork below the junction of the two streams is situated the hamlet of Theadosia. Jim Clarkson was the first settler here. His wife was named Polly and they had two girl children whose names were Nancy and Elizabeth.

Death

James Clarks(t)on was killed by raiders after the Civil War. He is buried in the "Betsey Graham Graveyard" according to the TURNBO CHRONICLES on the Ozark Co Genweb site. (See notes for Lewis Clarkston for complete details.) Turnbo states that James was blind in one eye from an accident in Illinois when James was but a boy.

"Jim Clarkson was the first settler here. His wife was named Polly and they had two girl children whose names were Nancy and Elizabeth. One morning at day break in war times 7 men on horse back crossed the creek near where the roller mill dam is now and charged up to the log cabin occupied by Clarkson and his family and compelled Mr. Clarkson to go with them to a glade on the side of a hill near where the Lutie Road now passes and near ¼ mile from the creek where they halted and shot him to death and rode on. "

Since James and his father Lewis died within months of each other, it may be that they were both victims of a feud that carried over from the Civl War troubles of southern Missouri.

Probate

James probate is recorded in the Probate Court of Ozark Co MO, 1865-1903 (FHL film 929574 pp 40,45) The pages are extremely difficult to read but I have copied them here.

John Graham was administrator of the estate.

Note

From the White River Valley Historical Quarterly, Volume 8 , Number 12 , Summer 1985

Forsyth Steamboat Landing by Don A. Sullenger, Historian of Steamboat Landing Committee

In June of 1852, the steamboat, Yohogony, with Captain Childress commanding, left Jacksonport, Arkansas for a trip on the upper White River. A number of stops were made on the way to discharge cargo and take on wood to fire the boilers. After leaving the landing at Dubuque, Arkansas, Captain Childress directed the Yohogony upstream -- destination, Forsyth, Missouri. Within a short time, the captain and his steamer approached the newly cut channel on Elbow Shoal, completed recently by Harrison Snapp and his men. The steamboat labored in the channel all day long trying to pass over the shoal. A number of passengers disembarked to lighten the load, and waited on the banks of the stream. Still, the Yohogony failed in its efforts and was compelled to back downstream and unload 300 sacks of salt belonging to the merchants of Forsyth, Missouri. The following day, she ascended the shoal and completed her trip. Jim and Tom Clarkston were employed to haul the salt by ox wagons overland to Forsyth, Missouri.

ProbateJohn Graham Declared Administrator of james Clarkson EstateJohn Graham Declared Administrator of james Clarkson Estate
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