Biographical Sketch of the Clanton Brothers

Drury and Henry Clanton, of Tennessee, settled on a branch called “Pinch*” about five miles south of Danville, in 1818. Drury Clanton was a Methodist preacher, and it was at his house that the first Methodist church in Montgomery County was organized, by Rev. Robert Baker and himself, about the year 1819. A Sunday-school was also organized at the same time and place, and the first camp-meeting in Montgomery County was held there, on what was called the Loutre camp ground. Drury Clanton married a Miss James, of Tennessee, and their children were John, James, Thomas, William, Eliza, Nancy, Angeline, Rebecca, and Patsey.-Henry Clanton was married twice, and his children were-Wesley, Alonzo, Sally, Martha, and Mary. Martha and a Negro woman were burned to death on the prairie in Montgomery County.
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* Captain John Baker gave the name to this branch, because the people who lived upon it were always “in a pinch” for something to live on.



MLA Source Citation:

Bryan, William Smith A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: With Numerous Sketches, Anecdotes, Adventures, Etc., Relating to Early Days in Missouri. Also the Lives of Daniel Boone and the Celebrated Indian Chief, Black Hawk, with Numerous Biographies and Histories of Primitive Institutions. Bryan Brand & Company. 1876. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 12 December 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/missouri/biographical-sketch-of-the-clanton-brothers.htm - Last updated on Feb 23rd, 2013


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