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David Clarkson, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1726
Flatbush
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 14, 1782
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

   Spent summers at his grandfather, the Rev. Bernardus Freeman's home in Flatbush prior to the Reverand's death in 1741 when David was about 15.
   David and his brother Freeman were sent to England, probably for higher education. In 1748 or 49 David returned to New York. He married soon after his return to Miss Elizabeth French on the 3rd of May 1749. David's father-in-law, Philip French, had been the owner of a large tract of land in New Jersey, comprising a portion, if not the whole, of what is now New Brunswick.
   In 1749 David began construciton of a home on Whitehall Street which had been purchased from the City by his father in 1732. David and his family moved into the house on Oct. 25, 1752. Furniture was ordered from Europe.
   David's father, who possessed considerable property, died in 1751. In 1754 David purchased a lottery ticket through his friend Thomas Streatfield to raise finances for the founding of the British Museum. David's ticket was a winner and his share of the 1st prize ticket was $25,000 in gold. [from 'The Clarksons of New York 1875]

Children:
   David Clarkson 1750-1750
   David Clarkson 1751-1825
   Philip Clarkson 1754-1754
   Freeman Clarkson 1756-1810
   Matthew Clarkson 1758-1825
   Ann Margaret Clarkson VanHorne 1761-1844
   Thomas Streatfield Clarkson 1763-1844
   Levinus Clarkson 1765-1845 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  David Clarkson (1694 - 1751)
  Ann Margaret Freeman Clarkson (1706 - 1759)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth French Clarkson (1724 - 1810)
 
 Children:
  Philip Clarkson (1754 - 1754)*
  Freeman Clarkson (1756 - 1810)*
  Matthew Clarkson (1758 - 1825)*
  Levinus Clarkson (1765 - 1845)*
 
 Siblings:
  Freeman Clarkson (1724 - 1770)*
  David Clarkson (1726 - 1782)
  Matthew Clarkson (1732 - 1772)*
  Levinus Clarkson (1740 - 1798)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
According to "The Clarksons of New York", Volume 1, 1875-6    Soon after the death of Mr. David Clarkson's widow, a monument was placed over thier remains. This memorial of affection consists of a block of white marble resting on a stone base and supporting a sculptured urn. The structure is about eight feet in height and is enclosed with an iron railing. The inscription reads as follows:

      TO THE MEMORY OF
        DAVID CLARKSON
         AND HIS WIDOW
     ELIZABETH CLARKSON.
    THE FORMER WHO DIED
 ON THE 14TH NOVEMBER 1782
IN THE 57TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
       AND THE LATTER
   ON THE 14TH JUNE 1808
IN THE 84TH YEAR OF HER AGE
    AND ALSO IN MEMORY OF
       LEVINUS CLARKSON
BROTHER OF DAVID CLARKSON
            WHO DIED
   ON THE 24TH MAY 1798
IN THE 57TH YEAR OF HIS AGE
 
Burial:
Flatbush Reformed Dutch Church Cemetery
Flatbush
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
 
Created by: TDS
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47200663
David Clarkson, Jr
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David Clarkson, Jr
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