Biography - John Clarkson

John J. CLARKSON, farmer, P. O. Atwater, was born in Walker County, GA., June 30, 1845, to J. P. and Lavina (MASSA) CLARKSON; father was born in Georgia October 9, 1822, and died December 24, 1844, in Georgia; his life was spent in Georgia, engaged in agricultural pursuits; mother was born in Lawrence County, S. C., February 25, 1826, and now lives with her only child, our subject. Mr. CLARKSON came to Montgomery County in 1850 with his mother, and, in the Fall of 1851, removed to Macoupin County, where he received his education in the Union School; in 1867, began farming on his own account, and continued the same in Macoupin County until the spring of 1881, when he removed to his present residence, where he has a farm of ninety-two acres; wheat, oats and corn; some stock. In 1867, in Macoupin County, he married Mrs. Mary E. BEVERS, a native of Tennessee, daughter of T. W. and Elizabeth WHITFIELD, by whom he has had two children - Charley and an infant girl; in politics, unites with the Democratic party. The father of Mr. CLARKSON died when John J. was an infant.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 236-237.

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