Clarkson Abbott

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Clarkson Abbott

New Jersey, USA
Death 24 Apr 1916 (aged 81–82)
Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Burial Nunica, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 44629078 · View Source
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Clarkson Abbott - updated 6/24/2009

Clarkson Abbott was born around 1834 in Hackettstown, Morris County, New Jersey, the son of John Abbott.

Clarkson (or Clark) stood 5'10" with hazel eyes, brown hair and a light complexion, apparently could not read or write and was about 30 or 38 years old and probably working as a farmer in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw County, Michigan when he reportedly enlisted in Unassigned on January 19, 1864, at Ypsilanti for 3 years, crediting Ypsilanti's First Ward and was mustered the same day.

Clarkson was never assigned to a company in the Third Michigan, however. There is no further record of his service in the Third Michigan infantry, nor is there any record of his having served in any other Michigan unit nor in any other Union regiment during the war.

He was quite possibly the same "Clark" Abbott living in Casnovia, Muskegon County in 1887-90. In 1890 there was a woman named Emma Abbott living in Casnovia, who claimed to be the widow of one Clarkson Abbott who had been reported in the veteran census for that year as a civil war soldier although no unit or dates are provided. Interestingly, Smith K. Lewis who had served in the Third Michigan during the war was also living in Casnovia that same year.

Clarkson Abbot was reportedly living in Egleston, Muskegon County in 1900.

On September 30, 1903, Clarkson (b. 1826) married Maine native Mrs. Melissa Bancroft Beeke (b. 1845), in Ravenna, Muskegon County.

By 1910 Clarkson was working as a gardener and living with his wife in Crockery Township, Ottawa County.

There seems to be no pension available.

Death Certificate
Laborer. Born in New Jersey. Father John Abbott.
Died at age 89 of senility, wife still living. Buried in Nunica

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  • Added: 21 Nov 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 44629078
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Clarkson Abbott (1834–24 Apr 1916), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44629078, citing Nunica Cemetery, Nunica, Ottawa County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Not Forgotten (contributor 47093036) .