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  • ID: I2847
  • Name: Sarah Cooke Hittson 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: ABT 1780 in Russell County, VA, USA 3
  • ALIA: Helloms
  • Event: Fact 3 4th great grandmother of Charlotte Carpenter Johnson
  • Death: 21 DEC 1863 in Jonesville Road, Hancock County, TN, USA
  • Note: Sarah also received a monthly pension of $3.50 a month, which ceased when the Civil War began. After the war, her son, filed an oath of loyalty to apply for restoration as administrator since Sarah had died. He gave this oath even though his son's had served in the Union army. He also vouched for Sarah's loyalty. He also testified for "her heirs to wit". Sukey Parks, wife of Lewis Parks, is said to have moved to Iowa some 20 years ago, Farwix and Pilly are residents of Hancock county, Patsy and Mahala are in Claiborne County, and Rebecca is listed as living in Union County. Rebecca is reported as "disloyal", but that "cannot be proven from personal knowledge." ------- James Claxton/Clarkston - 05/31/98 01:55:17 My Your Name: Dillis R. Bolton State of Residence of soldier: TN, USA Company in which soldier served: Fourth Regiment of the East TN, USA Militia company commanded by John Brock James Clarkson was a soldier in the War of 1812 and lived on the Powell River near the Alanthus Hill community in present - day Hancock County, TN, USA. Everything that is presented here about James Clarkson and his family is taken from the Service Rec rd and Pension files of the National Archives and an article in the Peoples History of Claiborne County, TN, USA. The file containing pension information is voluminous, containing 39 pages ( Old Wars Widows File # 12729 ). A brief synopsis of informat on on this family follows. James Clarkson was in the company commanded by John Brock, it being the Fourth Regiment of the East TN, USA Militia. A major problem was that James Clarkson ( as the pension was originally filed) was not themuster rolls. A deposition filed by Ta dy Welch and Foster Jones states that the Clarkson name was " sometimes called and written Claxton." The two spellings were interchangeable. James Clarkson was born ca 1775 - 1780, if he was about the same age as his wife Sarah, who was age 75 in 1850. According to a deposition she made for a bounty land warrant her " name before her marriage was Sarah Cook." They were married in 1799 ( she later made a deposition in her eighties saying she was married in October of 1805) in Russell County, Virg nia by John Tate, a justice of the peace. The earlier date seems to be the most likely as Fairwix Clarkson, her oldest son, says in the census that he was born in 1800 in Virginia. By 1804 the family was living in what is now Hancock County, TN, USA. In a deposition filed by Sarah Clarkson, she states that James Clarkson served as a private in the " war with Great Britain declared by the United States on the 18th of June, 1812" for a term of six months. She furtherdeclares that James died at " F rt Decature on or about the 20th of February,1815.", due to illness. The files show that he died on the 11th of February, 1815 ( death witnessed by Tandy Welch and Foster Jones ). Sarah filed for and received, in 1816, a widow?s allowance of $4.00 per mo th, a soldier?s half pay, to continue for aperiod of 5 years. In the 1850?s Congress passed several acts benefiting military survivors and widows. An act passed on September 28, 1850 provided for the granting of bounty land warrants. It was during this period that Sarah Clarkson obtained a grant of 40 acres. She filed a deposition in March of 1854, however, claiming she was entitled to 80 acres. The 40 acre grant was canceled ( a copy of the canceled certificate is in the pension file ) and the 80 acre grant approved. Sarah also received a widows pension of $3.50 per month, however, under the Act of Congress of February 4, 1862 her pension was suspended due to the war with the Confederate States of America. As TN, USA was in the Confederacy all pensions payments in the state were stopped. After the war had ended, Fairwix Clarkson applied for a restoration and arrears of payment on September 25, 1866. He filed as the administrator of the estate of Sarah Clarkson, who had died on December 21, 1863, " at his home on the Jonesville Road " On March 14, 1868, another deposition attested to the loyalty of Sarah Clarkson and " her heirs to wit :" Fairwix Clarkson, of Hancock County, Mahala Hurst, of Claiborne County, Polly Welch, of Hancock County, Patsy Parks, of Claiborne County, Rebec a Collinsworth , of Union County, Sukey Parks, "who removed to Iowa some twenty years ago", " the children of Henry Clarkson , who died some twenty years ago; named Edward H. and Flora A. Clarkson." and " the heirs of Elizabeth Plank, who died some twent years ago.". Rebecca Collinsworth is reported to be "disloyal", but that can not be proven "from personal knowledge". Fairwix was required to take an oath of loyalty, even though he had three sons who served in the Union Army. James and Sarah ( Cook ) Clarkson had the following children : Fairwix, born ca. 1800, died February 11, 1874, married Agnes Muncy, born 1800, died after 1880. Mahala, born December 7, 1801 married Andrew Hurst ( died 1830 ). Elizabeth, born ca 1800 - 1810, died ca. 1840 - 50, married John Plank, born 1801 Mary " Polly ", born 1804, died June 22, 1887, married Tandy Welch, born 1793 (Virginia), died November 24,1864 ( Hancock County, TN, USA ). Susanna, born October 11, 1808, died May 22, 1895, married Levi Parks in 1824. Rebecca, born ca. 1810, married John Collinsworth, born 1810. Martha " Patsy " , born October 10, 1811, died December 23, 1898, married Jacob J. Parks. Henry Clarkson, born ca. 1813 - 1815, died August 1838, married Martha " Patsy " Walker, born 1816. --------------------------- Some sources, such as the following, list Sarah's father as Joel Cook of Russell County, Virginia. Name: Forrest Cook Address: PO Box 910, Whitesburg, KY 41858 Email: Date: 13 Jul 2005 Any assistance in identifying the spouse and children of Joel Cook, b. about 1780 in Isle of Wight Co., Virginia, married Elizabeth Ring, d/o Stephen & Rachel Ring of Russell Co. He is believed to have 5 or more children. A daughter, Sarah, is believed to have married James Clarkson (sometimes spelled Clarkston and Claxton), circa 1799, according to Clarkson's military pension application. There is also believed to have been a son named Joel, Jr. Following several land grants beginning in the 1790s, he appears in various records in Russell Co., as does Clayton Cook, believed to be related. Clayton Cook is believed to have left Russell for Floyd County, KY, to settle what became Magoffin Co., KY., a few years later. A son, William Clayton Cook, married __________ Prater in Magoffin Co.

    Father: Alexander Wiltson Hittson b: 28 MAR 1754 in Dettinger Parrish, Prince William, Virginia, USA
    Mother: Rhoda Dodson b: 1767 in Richmond, Henrico, VA, USA

    Marriage 1 James Lee Clarkson b: BET 1773 AND 1780
    • Married: 10 OCT 1799 in Russell County, VA, USA
    • Event: Marriage Fact in Marriage ceremony conducted By John Tate
    1. Has Children Farwick Clarkson b: 1800 in VA, USA
    2. Has Children Mahala Clarkson b: 07 DEC 1801 in VA, USA
    3. Has Children Elizabeth Clarkson b: ABT 1803 in Claiborne County, TN, USA
    4. Has Children Mary Polly Clarkson b: 1804 in Russell County, VA, USA
    5. Has Children Suzanne Clarkson b: 11 NOV 1808 in Claiborne County, TN, USA
    6. Has Children Rebecca Clarkson b: 06 DEC 1808 in Lee County, VA, USA
    7. Has Children Martha Patsy Clarkson b: 10 SEP 1811 in TN, USA
    8. Has Children Henry Clarkson b: ABT 1815

    1. Title: Email Linda Prickett Doshia@hotmail.Com
      Source Medium: Electronic
    2. Title: "Reflections", (Claiborne Co, TN, USA Historical Society)
    3. Title: 1860 Census USA Hancock County TN
      Source Medium: Census
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