James CLARKSTONAge: 37 years1832–1869
- James CLARKSTON
- Given names
|Birth|| 1832 24 21|
|Marriage||Polly BIVENS — View this family|
| Birth of a daughter|
|Birth of a brother||Thomas Franklin CLARKSTON|
October 13, 1833 (Age 21 months)
|Birth of a sister||Amanda CLARKSTON|
1836 (Age 4 years)
|Birth of a sister||Martha CLARKSTON|
1838 (Age 6 years)
|Birth of a sister||Elizabeth CLARKSTON|
January 18, 1840 (Age 8 years)
|Death of a paternal grandmother||Jemima Susan WHOBERRY|
1840 (Age 8 years)
|Birth of a sister||Mary CLARKSTON|
1842 (Age 10 years)
|Birth of a sister||Elisa CLARKSTON|
1844 (Age 12 years)
|Death of a paternal grandfather||Drury Clarkson|
May 6, 1845 (Age 13 years)
|Birth of a sister||Sarah CLARKSTON|
1849 (Age 17 years)
|Birth of a brother||Joseph CLARKSTON|
1849 (Age 17 years)
|Birth of a half-brother||William 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.
|Residence||Polly BIVENS — View 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 parent||Lewis CLARKSTON — Sarah ¿ROBINSON? — View this family|
November 13, 1853 (Age 21 years)
|Birth of a half-sister||Nancy CLARKSTON|
December 23, 1858 (Age 26 years)
|Census|| 1860 (Age 28 years)|
|Marriage of a parent||Lewis CLARKSTON — Lucy ALLEY — View this family|
about 1862 (Age 30 years)
Note: Lucy Clarkston's children were listed as heirs in Lewis Clarkston's probate.
Note: There is no known record of a marriage but Lewis' probate contains the phrase "...except the property reserved as the absolute property of the widow ..." So it is certain that Lewis was married at the time of his death.
Index Entry Showing Lucy Sold Inheritance from Lewis Clarkston
Note: Index entry from Ozark Co Book A showing sale from Lucy to John Duggin, Lewis Clarkston's son-in-law, in 1871. Book A, pg 562.
|Birth of a half-sister||Charlota CLARKSTON|
January 11, 1864 (Age 32 years)
Note: From her tombstone.
|Birth of a half-brother||John CLARKSTON|
1866 (Age 34 years)
|Death of a father||Lewis 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.
|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|
Mary ¿Legg? …
Birth: about 1811 — Illinois
Birth: 1836 28 25 — Illinois
Death: about 1894 — Webster Co., MO
21 monthsyounger brother
Thomas Franklin CLARKSTON
Birth: October 13, 1833 25 22 — Illinois
Death: November 14, 1908
5 yearsyounger sister
Birth: 1838 30 27 — Missouri
2 yearsyounger sister
Birth: January 18, 1840 32 29 — Taney Co, MO
Death: February 25, 1928 — Porum, Muskogee Co, OK
3 yearsyounger sister
Birth: 1842 34 31 — Missouri
3 yearsyounger sister
Birth: 1844 36 33 — Missouri
Death: March 4, 1925 — Ozark Co MO
6 yearsyounger sister
Birth: 1849 41 38 — Arkansas
Death: 1887 — Ozark Co, MO
1 yearyounger brother
Birth: 1849 41 38 — Mo
|Father’s family with Sarah ¿ROBINSON?|
Marriage: November 13, 1853 — Boone Co, MO
Birth: June 1852 44
Birth: December 23, 1858 50 — Missouri
Death: March 31, 1940 — Ozark Co MO
|Father’s family with Lucy ALLEY|
Birth: April 22, 1842 — Kentucky
Death: May 14, 1915 — Missouri
Marriage: about 1862 —
Birth: January 11, 1864 56 21 — Missouri
Death: February 12, 1957 — Oklahoma
Birth: 1866 58 23 — Missouri
|Family with Polly BIVENS|
From Missouri Marriages:
James Clarkson Spouse: Polley Bivens Marriage Date: 25 Jul 1859 Location: Ozark State: Missouri
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Probate||John Graham Declared Administrator of James Clarkson Estate|
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|Probate||James Clarkson Probate record.|
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