Elizabeth A. Clarkson

1761–June 1831 (Age 70)
Goochland, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth A.

When Elizabeth A. Clarkson was born in 1761, in Goochland, Virginia, United States, her father, Anselm David Clarkson, was 25 and her mother, Anne Nancy Meriwether, was 19. She married James Johnson on 25 January 1778, in Louisa, Virginia, United States. She died in June 1831, in Pendleton, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70.

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James Johnson
Elizabeth A. Clarkson
Marriage: 25 January 1778

Spouse and Children

25 January 1778
Louisa, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    John Clarkson




    John Clarkson


    David S Clarkson


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 15

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 19

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Clark .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Clarkson, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1943"
  • Elizabeth Clarkson, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Eliz. Clarkson, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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