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David Claypoole Johnston Edit Profile

lithographer , actor

David Claypoole Johnston, American lithographer, actor.

Background

Johnston, David Claypoole was born in March 1799 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of William P. and Charlotte (Rowson) Johnston.

Career

Made debut as Henry in play Speed the Plow, Philadelphia, 1821. Actor in Philadelphia and Boston, 1821-1826.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Scraps (collection of comic engravings), 1830. The House That Jeff Built (satire of Jefferson Davis), 1863.

Connections

Married Sarah Murphy, 1830, 8 children including Thomas Murphy.

father:
William P. Johnston

mother:
Charlotte (Rowson) Johnston

spouse:
Sarah Murphy