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Sarah Clarkson

Birthdate: (54)
Death: December 29, 1820 (54)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Matthew Clarkson and Mary Boude
Wife of Robert Ralston
Mother of Rebecca Chester; William Cox Ralston; Robert Ralston; Elizabeth Ann Chew; Matthew Clarkson Ralston and 7 others

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About Sarah Clarkson

Robert Ralston married, November 24, 1785, Sarah Clarkson, daughter of Matthew Clarkson, Mayor of Philadelphia, 1792-94, by his wife, Mary Boude. Mrs. Clarkson's distinguished ancestry will be set forth in another article of this series, devoted to the Clarkson family. She was born April 1, 1766, and died December 29, 1820. Mrs. Ralston was, in all particulars, a worth helpmeet for her husband. She not only possessed, like him, a vigorous mentality, but she was also actuated by the same benevolent impulses, and she furthered his charitable purposes upon all occasions. She is mentioned in Scharf and Westcott's History of Philadelphia as first directress of the Philadelphia Orphan Society, founded in 1816, of which organization, likewise, one of her daughters was Secretary, and another a manager.

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Sarah Clarkson's Timeline

April 1, 1766
October 27, 1786
Age 20
December 25, 1787
Age 21
March 3, 1791
Age 24
November 9, 1793
Age 27
March 9, 1795
Age 28
October 11, 1796
Age 30
August 21, 1798
Age 32
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States
September 19, 1798
Age 32