Elizabeth L. Clarkston

Female2 April 1820–after 1910

Brief Life History of Elizabeth L.

When Elizabeth L. Clarkston was born on 2 April 1820, in Lee, Virginia, United States, her father, Thomas Clarkston, was 32 and her mother, Ellender Nellie Feathers, was 33. She married Issac Winston Huff about 1842, in Virginia, United States. She lived in Harlan, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1850 and Magisterial District 2 Farmers, Rowan, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died after 1910, in Wise, Virginia, United States, at the age of 8179.

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Elizabeth L. Clarkston
Mary Clark

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Huff in household of Isaac Huff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Huff in household of Isaac W Huff, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 1

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

Age 4

“The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

Age 24

In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.

Name Meaning

English (Nottinghamshire): variant of Clarkson with intrusive -t-. The name is not from Clarkston (Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire), which are recent places with names containing the surname Clark . This surname is now rare in Britain.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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