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Biographical Sketch of John Frank Clifton

The Clifton name is prominent in Hopkins County. Frank and John Clifton are pioneer citizens of Hopkins County. Uncle Frank is a primitive Baptist preacher, and is as straight and honest a man as the God of heaven desires man to be; his word is his bond, it is law and the people of the county understand it just that way. A pure, noble-hearted, God serving gentleman possessed of as few faults as any living man. John Clifton lives near Miller Grove and is a splendid citizen of Hopkins County. He has lived an upright, just and honest life, and has ever been loved and respected for his manly qualities, and generous disposition, and unusual hospitality extended to friends at his home. He is in feeble health now, is old and is living a very retired...

Biography of James D. Clifton

James D. Clifton, an old pioneer citizen, a plain, unassuming farmer, came with his parents into the state of-Texas in the year 1837. He was a boy at that time eight years of age. He lived in Titus County for a while and afterward came over into Hopkins County. When he came across Red River all the country lying south of Cypress Bayou was known as Nacogdoches District. Texas was at this time a republic, and the country wild and rough. At the age of twenty-seven years he met Miss Eliza Hudson of Hopkins County, with whom he fell deeply in love. They afterwards married. Four children have been born to them. They are all living in Hopkins County; Miss Mattie married Monroe Dawson, a gentleman of splendid ancestry and one that no lady would be ashamed to bear his name, a prominent merchant and an all round business man. J. H. married Miss Mattie Gregg; Turner married Miss Kate McCoy, daughter of a worthy old pioneer citizen. David is yet single and lives with his aged parents and has control of his father’s plantation and his business affairs. Mr. Clifton has been a great hunter, and has killed every kind of animal and beast that was common to this country, except a mustang horse. He has killed buffalo, panther, catamount, bear, wild cat, deer, otters, rattlesnakes and pole cats. It would require page after page to give an account of the wild, hazardous, hair-breadth escapes he has experienced in these hunts, but the reader must know, if only from imagination, that buffalo, bear and panther hunting is both...

James A. Clifton, Jr.

1st Lt., Inf., Batt. Adjt.’s Staff, 30th Div., 119th Reg.; of Robeson County; son of J. A. and Ida Addia Clifton. Entered service Aug. 4, 1917, at Maxton, N.C. Sent to Camp Sevier. Transferred to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France May 12, 1918. Promoted to rank 1st Sergt. June, 1916 of 2nd Lt. August, 1917; 1st Lt. Aug. 22, 1917. Fought at Ypres, Cambrai, St. Quentin, Bellicourt, Hindenburg Line. On Mexican border from October, 1916, to March, 1917. Returned to USA April 3, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson May 8,...

Milo Apollos Todd of Hartford CT

Milo Apollos Todd8, (Thelus7, Thelus6, Jonah5, Stephen4, Samuel3, Samuel2, Christopher1) born Jan. 11, 1834, died Nov. 20, 1907, married Feb. 16, 1865, Cornelia Maria Cook, who was born Jan. 20, 1845, in East Wallingford, Conn. She lived in Hartford, Conn., in 1913. Children: 1918. Lillie Antoinette, b. March 23, 1865, m. William Clifton, son of Henry Hobart Todd. For Mr. Todd’s ancestry, see No. 1926. 1919. Clara Maria, b. May 7, 1867, d. Dec. 2, 1876. 1920. Alice Clarilla, b. Sept. 29, 1876, m. Oct. 14, 1903, Richard Louis Peard, of Hartford, Conn., where they now (1913) reside. No...

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