James Clarke Family fonds

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James Clarke Family fonds

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  • 1837-1894 (Creation)
    Clarke, James (family)

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2 cm of textual records

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James Clarke was born in Scotland in 1824, the son of John and Jane Clarke. He immigrated to Nova Scotia in 1843. In 1854 Clarke went to work in the Australia gold mines, where he accumulated some wealth. He returned to Nova Scotia in 1857 and purchased a farm at the head of Tatamagouche Bay. Clarke married Jane Cunningham in 1860. They had four surviving children: Sidney, John, David, Josephine, and Ella Jane. Clarke was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1872 and held the position until his death in 1891. His son Sidney succeeded him as Justice of the Peace and inherited the family farm. Sidney married Mary Logan in 1896 and they had seven children: Amy, Josephine, James, Gertrude, Dorothy, Anne and Fred. Sidney Clarke died in 1933.

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Records were donated by Gertrude Beattie.

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