Jeremiah A. Clough, Representative of Loudon in the New Hampshire legislature, was born in this town, November 22, 1846, son of Abner and Sarah (Hazelton) Clough. Abner Clough, the paternal grandfather, who was a native of Canterbury, removed to Loudon, and settled on a farm near his grandson, residing here for the remainder of his life. Abner Clough, second, father of Jeremiah, was brought up to farming, which occupation he followed through life. He settled on the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch, and cultivated it until his death, which occurred in 1890. He and his wife, Sarah, had three children: Lucy, who died when about twenty-one years old; Abial H., who married Abbie Ladd, and died in 1893, his widow being now a resident of Loudon; and Jeremiah A. The mother now makes her home with her son Jeremiah. She is a member of the Free Will Baptist church.
Jeremiah A. Clough was educated in the common schools and at Pittsfield Academy. Remaining with his parents, he devoted himself to agriculture, and has been very successful in his chosen occupation. His farm consists of about four hundred acres, most of which is under cultivation; and it has been much improved since coming into his possession. Mr. Clough carries on general farming and stock-raising, keeping about forty to fifty head of cattle. Recognized by his fellowtownsmen as a well-informed, enterprising, and capable citizen, he was chosen by them as Selectman, in which office he served three years; County Commissioner, in which he served four years; and Town Treasurer, in which he served two years. As above stated, he is now (1897 ) Representative from his town to the legislature. He is a Democrat politically, and has faithfully served the public interests in whatever office he has held. He is a member of the grange, and has a large acquaintance throughout Merrimack County.
In 1876 Mr. Clough married Miss Nellie Peverly, of Canterbury, N.H., daughter of George Peverly, a present resident of Loudon. They have no children.