History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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THOMAS CLARENDON, of Buckingham, was born at Orange, New Jersey, July 11, 1866, a son of Thomas and Margaret (JACKSON) CLARENDON.  His father, Thomas CLARENDON, was born in the north of Ireland, and came to America when a young man, located in New York, and learned the trade of a tanner.  Later he engaged in the wholesale leather business, with offices at 76-78 Gold Street, New York city, where he conducted a large business for many years.  He acquired a large tract of land where Clarendon, Warren county, Pennsylvania, now stands, which was sold by his estate less than two years before the discovery of oil thereon, and it is now worth millions.  He died in 1872 in Nice, Italy, his body being brought home for burial.  His wife, Margaret JACKSON, was born in Scotland, and died in Brooklyn, New York, in 1880.  The children of Thomas and Margaret (JACKSON) CLARENDON are: Margaret L., wife of George G. COOKMAN, of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Robert H., of Tioga, Tioga county, Pennsylvania; Anna A., wife of Guerard Van NESTERN, of Berlin Germany; and Thomas, the subject of this sketch.

            Thomas CLARENDON, the subject of this sketch, was born in Orange, New Jersey, but his boyhood days were spent principally in Brooklyn, New York, where his parents then resided.  He acquired his education at Swarthmore College and at the Bryant & Stratton Business College, Brooklyn.  At the age of twenty-five years he went to Niles Valley, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, and engaged in the mercantile business.  Five years later he sold out and came to Bucks county and bought the old Beans Farm in Buckingham, where he now resides.  In politics Mr. CLARENDON is a Republican, but has held none but local offices and has been a member of the Buckingham school board for three years.  He is a member of Oswayo Lodge. No. 317, F. and A. M.; Tioga Chapter, No. 194, R. A. M., and Tyagathton Commandery, No. 28, K. T. He and family are members of the Episcopal church.  Mr. CLARENDON has been twice married.  His first wife, Etta EARL, of Oswayo, Potter county, Pennsylvania, died in 1891, leaving two children, Edith V. and Thomas Lee.  He married (second) in 1894. Helen SUNDERLAND, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (RUSHMORE) SUNDERLAND, of Tioga, Tioga county, Pennsylvania, by whom he has one child. Robert H.



Text taken from page 550 of: 


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed August 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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