Clarissa Tilghman Yost

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Clarissa Tilghman Yost, a descendant of several prominent Maryland families who was active in numerous patriotic organizations, died of Lyme disease March 11 at Easton Memorial Hospital. She was 95.

For the past 48 years, she resided at Ferrybridge Farm on the Miles River, a 50-acre farm where her family has lived since 1894 and where she was born in 1902. The former Clarissa Tilghman Goldsborough was the daughter of Mackenize Goldsborough of Washington and Talbot County, and Julia Prosser Fleming, a cousin of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Through her father, she was descended from several families including the Lloyds, Tilghmans, Goldsboroughs and Turbutts that settled in Talbot County in the 17th century. A graduate of Easton High School and a Baltimore finishing school, she married John Stevenson Long Yost, an attorney, in 1933. He died in 1977. The couple lived in Bolton Hill before returning to Ferrybridge Farm in 1950. For more than 40 years, she was an active member of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland, the Historical Society of Talbot County and the Society of Lees of Virginia. She was also a member of the Harbor Club, Tred Avon Yacht Club and the Talbot Garden Club. She was a communicant of Christ Episcopal Church in Easton, where services were held yesterday. She is survived by two daughters, Clarissa Tilghman Yost White of Talbot County and Julia Goldsborough Yost of Newfoundland, Pa.; two grandchildren; and a stepson, Stevenson Yost of St. Helena, Calif. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sun, The (Baltimore, MD) Date: March 19, 1998 Edition: FINAL Page: 6B Record Number: 1998078114 Copyright (c) 1998 The Baltimore Sun Company