Clarence “Hayden” Clarkson Farm
Present owner, Herbert Montgomery
Hayden Clarkson passed away in 1973
and the executor of the estate was The First National Bank of
Two additional deeds are of
note: Deed Book 134 at page 89, dated
John F. Montgomery to Herbert S. Montgomery (father to son) 105.10 Ac.
169 at page 703, Dated,
Herbert S. & Joan H. Montgomery to themselves. Deed to change instrument to Right of Survivorship.
Hayden Clarkson received the farm
as inheritance from his parents, Nannie F. Clarkson and Henry A. Clarkson. They had two other children and they
relinquished their part in the two deeds listed: Deed Book 72 at page 275, dated
The mother, Nannie F. Clarkson died
The father, Henry A. Clarkson died
They did not leave a will therefore the land was left in the hands of the three children. The disposition of this is shown in the proceeding paragraph. This property was acquired in four different parcels by the Clarkson’s as follows;
1: Deed Book 44 at page 87, dated
2: Deed Book 47 at page 212, dated
3: Deed Book 58 at page 289, dated
16 Ac + 70p. C.F. Dickson and Wife to H.A. & N.F. Clarkson.
4: Deed Book 67 at page 322, dated
19 Ac + 30p. Christine Hogshead Guthrie and Husband to Henry A. Clarkson.
Research on these four tracts
1: Deed Book 43 at page 425, dated
(This is stated as the Joseph Cook Estate, refer to research on this property)
2: Deed Book 39 at page 265, dated
Thomas F. & Ellie F. Frazier to R.C. Neese. States that it joins R.B. Reed and A.R. Humphrey.
Deed Book 37 at page 264, dated
Kellis & Alice Johnson (and John W. McDowell Jr.) to Thomas F. Frazier. It is stated that this amounts to 2 Ac + 50p and a 1 Ac lot that Kellis got from his grandparents.
John W. McDowell Jr. is signed on this deed for the only purpose of testifying that Kellis has the right to sell the 1 Ac lot. The house listed on this lot is the one used by Hayden Clarkson as his residence however, another “old” house is mentioned in the description.
(The Johnson’s will be pursued in further research)
3: This comes from C.F. & Eliza R.
Dickson and will be followed in the research on the Dickson properties. This mentions joining the W.F. Boone and
Patton Cook properties. It is stated
that this parcel joins the R/W of the “New” road and this is assumed to be US
219 and also mentions the old
4: This comes from Warren O. and
Christine Hogshead Guthrie. Christine
got this on
(See Hogshead and Joseph Cook research for this history)