Surname: Clinton

Copeland Family of Easton, MA

COPELAND (Whitman family). The family bearing this name is one of long and honorable standing in southeastern Massachusetts. Early at Braintree, then at Bridgewater, and for generations in the town of Easton, this Easton-Whitman branch of the earlier Braintree stock has for several generations been one of Easton’s leading families, and more recently – a later generation – in the new town of Whitman, formerly South Abington. Reference is made to the forefathers of the present George Copeland and Horatio Franklin Copeland, M. D., brothers. The latter though of Easton birth has been for nearly half a century active...

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1860 Census West of Arkansas – Creek Nation

Free Inhabitants in “The Creek Nation” in the County “West of the” State of “Akansas” enumerated on the “16th” day of “August” 1860. While the census lists “free inhabitants” it is obvious that the list contains names of Native Americans, both of the Creek and Seminole tribes, and probably others. The “free inhabitants” is likely indicative that the family had given up their rights as Indians in treaties previous to 1860, drifted away from the tribe, or were never fully integrated. The black (B) and mulatto (M) status may indicate only the fact of the color of their skin, or whether one had a white ancestors, they may still be Native American.

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Biography of Dewitt Clinton

DeWitt Clinton was born at Little Britain, Orange County, N. Y., in. 1769. He died suddenly while engaged in official duty at Albany, February 11, 1828. His paternal ancestors, although long resident in Ireland, were of English origin, and his mother was of Dutch-French blood. He was educated at Columbia College, graduating with high honors. Choosing the law for his avocation, he studied law under Samuel Jones, afterwards Chief Justice of the United States Superior Court. He was admitted to the Bar in 1788 and entered immediately into political life, being an ardent supporter of his uncle, George Clinton. He took an active interest in the adoption of the Federal Constitution, and reported for the press the proceedings of the convention held for that purpose, also acting as private secretary for his uncle. His first office was Secretary of the Board of Regents of the University, and the next, Secretary of the Board of Commissioners of state fortifications. In 1797 he was elected to the State Assembly as a representative from New York City, where he made his residence, and the next year was chosen State Senator for four years. In 1802, when but 33 years of age, he was appointed a Senator of the United States. He labored for the abolition of slavery and its kindred barbarism, imprisonment for debt. Before his term as Senator expired he resigned...

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Biography of George Clinton

For many generations the name of Clinton has been a name for New York State to conjure with. The public achievements of George Clinton and his fame as a farseeing statesman have been somewhat obscured by the later brilliancy of DeWitt Clinton, of the same clan. George Clinton was born on July 26, 1739, in what is now the Town of New Windsor, Orange County, N. Y. He was the youngest son of Charles Clinton, who came from the North of Ireland. He was born in 1690 and died in Orange County in 1773. It should be stated by way of explanation regarding the birthplace of George Clinton, that he was born in what was then the County of Ulster, but his life work and political associations were confined largely to this county. In the year 1797 Orange County included the present county of Rockland, its northern boundary extending only as far as Murderer’s Creek. In that year, what is now Rockland County, was detached, and five towns then in Ulster County, viz, New Windsor, New burgh, Wallkill, Montgomery and Deerpark were annexed to Orange County, whereby Orange County acquired its present dimensions. George Clinton resided at New Windsor and the house in which he lived is still in existence. His first noteworthy adventure was connected with privateering in the French war of 1763. He was an officer in...

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Biographical Sketch of Elbert H. Clinton

Deceased It is true that the worthy pioneers whose familiar figures were seen among us so many years are now one by one passing from these scenes to the rewards of another world and it is eminently proper that such as the subject of this article should be granted a memorial in the volume that chronicles the history of the County where he labored and endured, manifesting always these pleasant virtues and principles that characterize the true and typical man. Elbert H. Clinton was born in New York, in 1834, and ten years later his father’s family came to Wisconsin, whence they went in 1852, to Iowa, and soon thereafter to Sacramento Valley, California. Our subject was in all these journeys, and in 1863 he came to Silver City and thence to Jordan Valley, being one of the very first white men who settled in this vicinity. He took land and went to farming and raising stock, and success from the start attended his industry and wise management of his business. This business occupied him until the time for him to depart the cares and labors of earth. This sad event occurred in January, 1900, and with sincere mourning among a very large circle of friends, this worthy pioneer and good man was consigned to his last resting place. he was a man of energy, and always manifested great...

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Biographical Sketch of George W. Clinton

A veritable pioneer of the pioneers, and a man of sterling qualities of worth and substantiality, while his excellent achievements mark him one possessed of more than ordinary ability for business enterprises, the subject of this article is to be mentioned with the prominent men of Malheur County and is well worthy of the prestige and esteem that he enjoys. Mr. Clinton was born in New York, in 1837, being the son of Alexander and Margaret (Balfour) Clinton, natives respectively of Maryland and Pennsylvania. In 1844 the family removed to Wisconsin, and in 1859 they took up the arduous journey across the dreary plains beset with great danger and hardship. In due time they arrived at the Sacramento valley and there engaged in farming. In 1864 our subject made his way into the wilds of this country, locating first at Silver City, then coming to the place where Jordan Valley now stands. He located land and went to raising stock and farming. For twenty-four years he labored on and then sold his possessions and for a period afterward his time was equally divided between this place and California. At the time of the Indian outbreak in 1863 he lost heavily, the savages stealing his horses. The parents of our subject both died in California and also all of a family of eight children but George W. At the present...

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Biographical Sketch of H.B. Clinton,

H.B. Clinton, of the firm of H.B. & C.E. Clignan, physicians and surgeons, was born in O., in 1822; is a graduate of the Cleveland Medical College. He practiced in O.; from 1848 to 1855; then moved to Benton Co., Iowa, and practiced there until 1877, when he came to Sioux City and opened his present office with his son C.E....

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Elizabeth Todd Clinton

CLINTON, Elizabeth Todd, born Sept. 29, 1736, died April 3, 1803, married Nov. 15, 1759, Capt. Lawrence Clinton who was born 1737, died 1804. Children: I. Esther, b. 1760, d. 1842. II. Jesse, b. 1762, m. Patience, dau. of Enos Todd, for list of children see No. 213. III. David, b. 1765, d. 1783. IV. Eunetia, b. 1768. V. Hannah, b. 1772, d....

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Patience Todd Clinton of Wallingford CT

CLINTON, Patience Todd5, (Enos4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 9, 1768, died Aug. 23, 1845, married Jesse Eton, son of Capt. Lawrence and Elizabeth (Todd) Clinton, who was born at Clintonville, Conn., Aug. 9, 1762, died there Dec. 12, 1836. Their children were born in Wallingford, Conn. For Mrs. Elizabeth Clinton’s ancestry see No. 84. Children: I. Eunetia, b. June 25, 1788, d. Nov. 1824, m. Eli Sackett, who d. Mar. 15, 1836. II. David, b. June 20, 1790, d. at Wallingford, Conn., Dec. 30, 1879, m. Dec. 29, 1812, Lucy L. Smith, who d. Aug. 28, 1883. He was a farmer and mechanic, and was noted for his inventions. He built a factory at Clintonville, Conn., for the manufacture of agricultural implements, thus founding the business house of Clinton & Sons. Had issue: (1) Salina, m. John B. Johnson; (2) Lyman, b. Mar. 21, 1818; (3) Lavinia Lucy, b. 1820, d. Sept. 1849, m. Sept. 25, 1838, Ezra Munson, who was b. 1816, d. Dec. 18, 1882; (4) Eunetia O., b. Oct. 23, 1824, d. Sept. 20, 1848, m. Nov. 25, 1846, Sereno O. Todd, who was b. Mar. 8, 1819, d. Dec. 9, 1902; (5) Celia C., b. Feb. 23, 1827, d. May 23, 1872, m. Lyman Bassett, who d. Jan. 22, 1901; (6) Delia M., b. Sept. 15, 1829, d. July 20, 1855, m. Jan. 14,...

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