terms, and has been justice of the jieace and grand
juror of the United States Court. In religion he
has allied himself with the First Congregationat
Church. He is a good, whole-souled man, and is
well liked in his community.
RANSOM BENJAMIN HALL (deceased)
was through life one of the best known and most
highly respected citizens of Wolcott, New Haven
county, where he was born July 12, 1852. His
father, Heman Wilsey Hall, was a native of the
same town, born in 1824, a son of Deacon Orrin
Hall, and a brother of Mrs. Harriet J. Gladding,
who still occupies the old homestead, and in whose
sketch more extended mention is made of the family.
The mother of our subject, who bore the maiden
name of Betsey Ann Sperry, was descended from
one of the oldest families of the State, being a
daughter of Joseph and Abigail Sperry, of Wolcott.
Ransom B. Hall acquired his literary education
in the district schools of Wolcott, and upon the
home farm gained an excellent knowledge of agri-
cultural pursuits. He lived with his grandparents
until reaching manhood, his parents having died
when he was young. On starting out in hfe for
himself he chose the occupation to which he had
been reared, and in his labors met with most excel-
lent success, becoming one of the largest land own-
ers and most extensive farmers of his section of the
town. He was also interested in stock raising.
In 1874. in Woodtick, town of Wolcott. '\\r. Hall
was married to Miss Anna E. Root, a native of that
town, a daughter of Timothy and Marv (Goodwin)
Root, and a granddaughter of Mark Root and Vir-
gil C. Goodwin. She is a lady of education and re-
finement, and successfully engaged in teaching in
the district schools for several years. Since her
husband's death she has moved to Mill Plain, in the
town of Waterburv, where she has erected nn ele-
gant residence. She is an active member of Mad
River Granee.. of which she is now secretary. Tn
religious belief .'he is an Eniscopalian. Her chil-
dren are Nettie J.. Geor^^e R., Daisy M. and Robert
R.. all at home. The older son is now engaged as a
traveling salesman for the Cycle. Supply Co., of
Mr. Hall died on his farm in Wolcott Oct. 3,
1889, '"I'l ^^''1* ''''fJ to rest in Woodtick cemetery.
He was a Republican in politics, and always took
quite an active and prominent part in pulic affairs,
being specially interested in educational mat'ers.
He was serving as tax collector of his town at the
time of hiÂ« death. Religiouslv he \"'as a leading
member of the Congregational Church, and always
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
took a deep interest in its work. In his home he was
an indulgent father, a kind and devoted husband,
and his genuine wortli and manly virtues were wide-
ly recognized. He never acted e.xccpt from honest
motives, and in all his varied relations, in business
affairs and social life, he maintained a character and
standing that impres.sed all with his sincere and
manly pur]>ose to do by others as he would have
others do by him.
EDWIN JESSE CLINTON, a member of the
carriage wood-work firm of E. J- Clinton & Son,
Clintonville, Conn., was lx>rn in the town of Wall-
ingford, Sej)t. 4, 1836, and belongs to a family long
located in this part of the world.
The Clintons are said to be of Scotch descent,
and are supposed to have come to Massachusetts to
Connecticut in the latter part of the seventeenth
century. Laurence Clinton, the first of the name in
New Haven, settled in what is now North Haven
in 1702. He became a member of Center Church,
New Haven, in 1704, and was one of six men who
united in forming an Episcopal Society in North
Haven in 1723. By occupation he was a mason.
Records show that he was born in 1679 and died
1757-8, and that he was married about the year
1700 to Mary (probably Brockett ). and became
the father of seven daughters, viz.: I^lizabcth, who
married James Bishop Jan. 20, 1725-6; Abigail;
Mary, who married Isaac Griggs, Oct. 21, 1725;
Lydia : Sarah ; Anne; and Phcbe. He married (sec-
ond) Elizabeth Barnes ( ?), and had sons, Laurence
(II) John Clinton, second son of Laurence, was
born April 9, 1740, and on June 7, 1764, married
Ann Thorpe. A daughter, Anna, was born April
9, 1766. This family all died in the fall of 1777,
probably of small[X)x â€” Aima, the daughter, on Sept.
29; Aim. the mother, on Oct. 10, and John soon
after in North Haven.
(II) Capt. Laurence Clinton, eldest son of
Laurence, was Ixirn Jan. I, 1737, and died Sept. 9,
1804. He was appointed captain of the Ninth Com-
pany, or Train Band, Connecticut Militia, in 1781,
and he served in the Revolutionary war. He bought
the "Clinton Homestead" in the town of Walling-
ford in 1776. It has been the home of three gener-
ations of the Clintons, and is now the residence of
Elizur Z. Clinton. Capt. Laurence Clinton was
a wealthy farmer and extensive land holder. His
wife, to whom he was married Nov. 15, 1759, was
Elizabeth Todd, bom Sept. 29, 1736, died April 30,
1803. She was a daughter of Gershom Todd and
Hannah (Mansfield) Todd, granddaughter of Mich-
ael Todd, great-granddaughter of Christopher Todd,
one of the first New Haven Colonists. Their chil-
dren were Esther, Jesse, David (born Aug. 27, 1765,
died April 21, 1783). Eunetia and Hannah. He
married (second) widow Lucretia De Witt, who
afterward married Nathaniel Johnson, and died in
(III) Esther Qinton, oldest child of Capt.
Laurence Clinton, was born Aug. 5, 1760, and mar-
ried Solomon Jacobs, who was born July i, 1759,
and died Nov. 7, 1799. The children born of this
were as follows: David, born Jan. 6, 1781 ; Clinton,
Aug. 13, 1782; Solomon, Sept. 9, 1787: Hannah,
April 6, 1789, and died Dec. 30, 1794; Linus, Sept.
I, 1791 ; Anson, Sept. 27, 1793; Silas, March 22,
1796; and Esther, May 2, 1800.
(Ill) Eunetia Clinton, born Dec. 13, 1768,
fourth child of Capt. Laurence Clinton, married
Thomas I'.each and removed to Vermont. She had
three children â€” twin daughters, and a son, Laur-
(Ill) Hannah Clinton, fifth child of Capt.
Laurence Clinton, was born in 1772, and died Jan.
15, 1861. She married Joel Pierpont, and became
the mother of two children : Louis, who married
Rosette Jacobs, and had no children ; and Lewey,
born April 5, 1795. and died March 10. 1887. agetl
ninety-two. Lewey Pierpont married John Todd,
who was born Feb. 4, 1791, a son of (iideon, antl
grandson of Christopher Todd. Gideon Todd was
the father of Caleb Todd, from whom was de-
scended the wife of Abraham Lincoln. John Todd
died April 9, 1861, the father of three children:
George Clinton Todd, born Dec. i. 1816. died Oct.
31, 1825; Laurence Pierpont Todd, born July 7,
1822, married (first) Alarie .Antoinette Baldwin
(born in 1836), and (second) Mary Wiley (no
children by either marriage) ; and George Henry
Todd, born Jan. 24, 1828, married ]May 11. 1858,
Lydia C. Chapman, who was born Oct. 4. 1842. and
they reside on the Gideon Todd homestead in North
Haven, the ancestral home of Airs. Lincoln.
(III) Jesse Eton Clinton, second child of Capt.
Laurence Clinton, and the only son who lived to
mature years, was born Aug. 9, 1762, and died Dec.
12, 1836. He married Patience Todd (born June
9, 1768, died Aug. 23, 1845). a daughter of Enos
and Sarah (Blakeslee) Todd, and granddaughter
of Gershom and Hannah (Mansfield) Todd. When
a yoimg man. Jesse Clinton taught school, and was
afterward a successful farmer. He was the first of
the family to live in the town of Wallingford. This
couple had ten children, namely : Eunetia, David,
Lyman, Sally. Hannah, Elizabeth. Bemon, Cynthia,
Aurelia and Jesse.
(IV) Eunetia Clinton, eldest child of Jesse Eton
Clinton, was born June 25. 1788. and married Eli
Sackett. by whom she had two children, Eunetia,
who died Sept. 24, 1882: and Milo. Eunetia (Clin-
ton) Sackett died Nov. 21. 1824.
(I\') David Clinton, second child of Jesse Eton
Clinton, was born June 20, 1790, and died Dec. 30,
1879. He married Lucy L. Smith, daughter of
Jude Smith, and she died Aug. 29, 1883, aged
eighty-eight years. They had six children : Salina,
Lyman, I.avinia L., Eunetia O., Celia C. and Delia
^L David Clinton founded the Clintonville Agri-
cultural works prior to 1830. It was for a long time
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
the most successful
Haven, aiul he was
weahhiest man in the town,
rakes, and other aafricuUural
ing into use, and on these he
nients. Chnton's implements
business concern in North
at one time considered the
Corn shellers, horse
machines were com-
niade many improve-
and were found wherever farming' was carried on.
In 1850 he associated with him, his son, Lyman,
'inder the firm name of D. Clinton & Son, and thus
the business was carried on successfully until 1875.
(\') Salina Clinton, daughter of David t'linton,
married Benjamin Johnson, and had four children,
as follows : ( i ) Henrietta, who was twice married.
By her first husband, John Bartholomew, she had
a son. John. On Sept. 21, 1869, she married Henry
Plumley. and by this union became the mother of
three children â€” W illiam, who married and has two
children : Lucy, who married Charles Barber, and
has one child; and Benjamin, who died at the age
of seventeen. (2) Julia married Elias Potter, and
resides in Massachusetts. Her children are, Dolly,
Nellie, William, Florence, Charles and Ernest. (3)
Lucy died unmarried. (4) William went West.
(V) Lyman Clinton, second child of David Clin-
ton, was born March 21, 1817, and died Jan. 30,
1888. He was married Nov. 24, 1841, to Lavinia
Blakeslee, who was born May 7, 1822, and died
!May 10. 1892. Their children are: Margaret La-
A'inia, Julia Josephine, David Laurence, Lyman
Frederick, Anson Blakeslee and Delia Eunetia.
Lyman Clinton engaged in the manufacture of ag-
ricultural implements with his father.
(\'I) IMargaret Lavinia Clinton, daughter of
Lyman Clinton, was born March 10, 1843, ^'^'^ O'^
Oct. 25, 1866, married George Spencer Vibbert,
who was born May 10, 1843, ^ son of Nelson and
Lucy A. (Hosmer) Vibbert. He is engaged in the
card printing business. The children born of this
union are: (i) Edith, born Feb. 8, 1868. married
Nov. 17. i8q6, William Smith, son of Alonzo aud
Sarah (Neal) Smith, and has one child. Winford
Spencer, born Aug. 13, 1898. (2) h'reddie. born
May I, 1870, died young. (3) Grace Lavinia, born
June 28, 1872, married Sept. 13, 1893, Clarence B.
Sherwood, son of Charles Sherwood, and has two
children. Roland and Stirling. (4) Stephen Spen-
, 1876, married Nov. 18, 1897, Lou-
.â€¢\pril 28. 1874, daughter of Hub-
( Barker) Smith, of Guilford, and
Esther Emily, torn in June, 1899;
and a son born in June, 1901.
(VI) Julia Josephine Clinton, daughter of Ly-
man Clinton, was l)orn June 14, 1844, and married
Oct. 10, 1867, Edward S. Miner, son of Darius
Miner, of Torrington, Conn. They had children as
follows: Stiles, who died young; Nellie, who mar-
ried John Bader ; a daughter deceased ; Anson ; and
(VI) David Laurence Clinton, son of Lyman
Clinton, was born June 11, T849, and married Sept.
14. 1869, to Fannie ^L \'ihbert, born July 8, 1850,
cer. born Sept. 2
ise Smith, born
bard and Emily
has two children.
daughter of Nelson and Lucy A. (Hosmer) Vib-
bert. This union was blessed with a daughter,
Gertrude, born Jan. 5, 1879, who married May 16,
1900, Edwin B. Stevens, born April 30, 1870 (a
son of Hiram and Marietta (Richards) Stevens,
formerly of Danbury (Conn.), and they have a
daughter, Helen Clinton, born April 16, 1901. Mr.
Clinton is serving a second term as postmaster of
Clintonville, and he has also served as deputy
(\T) Lyman Frederick Clinton, son of Lyman,
was born Aug. 18, 1854, and married March 31.
1876, to Ida A. Marks, born April 6, 1854, daughter
of Cieorge B. and Julia A. (Eaton) Marks. Three
children have been born of this marriage: (i)
Blanche L., born Oct. 23, 1876, married May 16.
1900, William W. Stevens, born July 8, 1867, son
of Hiram and Marietta (Richards) Stevens. (2)
Inez J., born Sept. 13, 1878, married June 30. 1897,
Alfred W. Brooker, l)orn Jan. 3, 1873, son of War-
ren and Aurelia (Blakeslee) Brooker, of Torring-
ton, Conn. (3) George Raymond, born April 24,
(VI) Anson Blakeslee Clinton, son of Lyman
Clinton, was born Jan. 24. 1857, and jnarried in
December, 1879, to Mary Stiles, daughter of Ho-
bart Stiles. He resides in North Haven, but is the
proprietor of a music store in New Haven. He
has taken a prominent part in public affairs and rep-
resented his town in the State Legislature in 1897.
Mr. and Mrs. Clinton have three children. Wilson,
wdio was married in October, 1901. to Miss Anna
Banncll ; Stiles De Witt and Mildred.
(VI) Delia Eunetia Clinton, daughter of Lyman
Clinton, was born Jan. 25, 1859, and married Oct.
6, 1888, Willoughby Ely Fowler, born Oct. 6. i860,
at Guilford, Conn., son of Sereno and Elizabeth
(Ely) Fowder. They have two children, Ruth
Ernestine, born Sept. 20, 1894: and Earl Clinton,
born Nov. 8, 1898.
(V) Lavinia L. Clinton, daughter of David
Clinton, was born in 1820, and died Sept. 8, 1849.
She married Ezra Alunson, born in 1816, died Dec.
18, 1882. Their only child, George S., born in
1840, died April 13, i86r.
(V) Eunetia O. Clinton, daughter of David
Clinton, was born Oct. 23, 1824. and died Sept. 20,
1848. She tuarried Nov. 25, 1846. Sereno O. Todd,
born March 8. 1819. No children were born of this
(V) Delia M. Clinton, daughter of David Clin-
ton, was born Sept. 15, 1829. and died July 20, 1853.
She married Jan. 14, 1851, Sereno O. Todd, as his
second wife. No children.
(V) Celia C. Clinton, daughter of David Clin-
ton, was born Feb. 23, 1827, and died May 23,
1872. She married Lyman Basset, and had one
child, Irving L. Bassett (deceased), who married
May I, 1883. Catherine E. Tuttle. and had two
(IV) Lyman Clinton, son of Jesse Eton Clinton,
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
was born Sept. 21, 1791, and drowned at Branford,
June 6, i8ii.
(IV) Sally Clinton, fourth child of Jesse Eton
Clinton, was lx)rn July 29, 1793, and she married
Edward Tuttle, who was born in New Haven, and
died at Tooele, Utah, in July, 1867. Four children
were born of this union, as follows: (i) Eliza A.,
who was married iNlay 16, 1838, to Joseph A. Gran-
nis, of Hanulen, by whom she had six children â€” Le-
ander Cook, \x>rn May 29, 1841, died Sept. 22, 1846;
Susan Adclia, born April 14, 1843, married May
3, 1864, Albert M. Ives, of Mt. Carmel ; Charles
Wallace, born Aug. 25, 1844, died Feb. 4, 1845; El-
mira Foote, born Jan. 1, 1846, married Nov. 9, 1870,
1 )ana H. Cooper, oi. Mt. Carmel ; Anna Eliza, born
Sept. 17, 1847, married April 23, 1867, James
Duckworth, of Pittsfield, Mass. ; and Charles Ed-
win, born March 27, 1862. (2) Sarah married Jos-
eph Meacham, and resided in Toole City (or
Tooele), Utah. She had five children. (3) Ange-
line married William B. Adams, of Tooele, Utah,
and has three children. (4) Norton married about
1850. Elizabeth Utlcy, and has two sons and three
daughters. They reside in Tooele, Utah.
(IV) Hannah Clinton, fifth child of Jesse Eton
Clinton, was born June 10, 1795, and died Aug. 11,
1878. She married Marvey Todd, who was born in
December, 1790, a son of Joel Todd, and died July
15, 1867. There were the parents of three children,
as follows: (i) Grace, born June 15. 1816, mar-
ried (first) on Thanksgiving Day, 1836, Charles
Pierpont, born in March, 1813, and by this union
was born a daughter, Josephine Amelia, June 28,
1841, who died in February, 1873. Grace married
(second) Jude P. Smith, who was born March 23,
t8o8, a son of Jude Smith, and died March 18,
1S87. (2) \\'illiam, horn in December, 1821, mar-
ried (first) Emeline Brooks, by whom he had five
children â€” Martha, Mary, Hattie (married first,
Carl Grainger, and second, Charles Foote). Emma
(wife of Alfred Allen, of Wallingford) and Jen-
nie (wife of Reuben Harrison). For his second
wife, \\'illiam married Lydia Lord, who bore him
four children â€” Carrie, Rose, and William and .Ar-
thur (both deceased). (3) Charlotte, born in No-
vember, 1823. is now deceased: she married W^arren
Cooper, and had two children, both of whom are
(IV) Elizabeth Clinton, sixth child of Jesse
Eton Clinton, was born Sept. 20, 1796. and died
Nov. 28, 1886. She married June 17. 1816, Josiah
Todd, born Dec. 18. 1794, died Oct. 22. 1869, a son
of Dan Todd and his wife Lucy Frost. Dan Todd
was a son of Christopher, son of Samuel (2), son
of Samuel (i), son of Christopher and Grace (Mid-
dlebrook) Todd. Josiah Todd and his wife, Eliza-
beth Clinton, resided at New Connecticut, Newark
\'alley. N. Y., and were both buried in Newark
\ alley. They were the parents of seven children,
of whom we have the following record: (i) Sam-
uel, born Aug. 22, 1817, in North Haven, died at
I Manchester, Conn., Jan. 5, 1900. He married Jan. 7,
1 85 1, Emily Rich (daughter of Harvey and Nancy
(Johnson) Rich), of Owego, N. Y., born Dec. 10,
1825, died at Newark Valley, Dec. 26, 1868. Sam-
uel married (second) June 15, 1870, Jane M. But-
ton, of North Haven, Conn., who was born Jan. 15,
1848, daughter of John and Mary Ann (Goodale;
Button, and two children were born of this union
â€” Clarence J., March 12, 1874; and Jennie A., Aug.
1 6, 1876. (2) Frederick Handel, born Feb. 26,
1819, was drowned in March, 1865. He married
Sept. 17, 1850, Phebe Elizabeth Slosson, who was
' born March 9, 1830. (3) Aurelia Juliet, born June
7, 1823, at North Haven, Conn., married March 25,
1847, William B. Bushncll, born April 12, 1823, and
they now make their home in Berkshire, Tioga Co.,
N. Y. (4) Henrietta Wallace, born April 21, 1827,
in Newark Valley, died in Brooklyn, Jan. 10, 1893,
and was buried in Wellsboro, Penn. (5) Robert
Burns, born March 5, 1829, died Sept. 28, 1831.
(6) Mary Josephine, born Feb. 6, 1833, married
May 23,-1861, Charles Grosvenor Osgood, born
March 22, 1820, and has three children â€” Harry
Winthrop, born Feb. 23, 1862; Mary Helen, borii
Oct. 24, 1863, married Sept. 20, 1894, Dr. Clarence
W. Webb, and has a son, Charles Grosvenor Os-
good Webb, born March 23, 1899: and Charles
Grosvenor, born May 4, 1871, a teacher in Yale
University, New Haven. The entire family have
homes in Wellsboro, Penn. (7) Fidelia, born Dec.
4, 1838, married Feb. 14, i860, Mandelbert New-
ton Chapman, of Newark \'alley, N. Y., born July
5, 1837, died Feb. 11, 1868: Fidelia married, second,
Edward Beason, of Kansas.
(IV) Bemon Clinton, seventh child of Jesse
Eton Clinton, was Ixirn Oct. i, 1798, and married
Lavinia Tuttle, who bore him five children, as fol-
lows: (i) Harriet T., born in 1830, married Aug.
17, 1851, in New Haven, to Louis W. Gunn. and
has one child, Frank. (2) Burton, born Oct. 14,
1831, at Blandford, ]Mass. (3) Sarah B. (deceased),
married at New Haven, Aug. 21, 1853, to Washing-
ton C. Cunningham, of Middlctown, Conn., and
had one child. (4) Mary married William Cook
(Ijoth deceased), and had one child. George. (5)
Jane married George Auger, and had a son Sey-
mour. For his second wife, Bemon Clinton wedded
Sarah Frisbie, and for his third. Julia Wells.
(IV) Cynthia Clinton, eighth child of Jesse
Eton Clinton, was born Jan. 27. 1801, and married
Deacon Lewis Bates, by whom she had one child,
Angelette, who married Ellsworth Robinson, and
had two daughters. Emma and Jennie.
(IV) Aurelia Clinton, ninth child of Jesse Eton
Clinton, was born July 14, 1803, and died May 4,
1892. She married Oct. 30, 1823, Orrin Todd,
born Feb. 26, 1800, died Dec. 8. 1888. son of Joel
Todd. Joel Todd was a son of Hezekiah. son of
Caleb, son of Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i), son
of Christopher and Grace (Middlebrook) Todd. To
Orrin Todd and his wife .\urelia were born four
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
children, of whom we have the following record:
(i) Francis Hayden, born Aug. 8, 1827, died Oct.
9, 1899. He was an enterprising and successful
fanner, and made an honorable record as a citizen
in public affairs. In 1864 he was elected a grand
juror, and held that office until his death â€” a period
of thirty-five years. In October, 1899, he was
elected treasurer of North Haven for the twenty-
fourth time. In 1883 he was elected representative
to the State Legislature ; he also served as selectman
several terms. On Jan. i, 1855, he married Eliza-
beth M. Gill, of North Haven, daughter of John
Henry and Louisa (Tuttle) Gill, and three children
were born of this union â€” George Henry, born Oct.
31, 1861, married Jennie Maginness, now deceased;
John Hayden, born Nov. 14, 1866, married Dec. 18,
1890, Josephine Cheney, and has two children ; and
William Handel, born March 5, 1871. (2) Grace
Angeline, born Aug. 9, 1830, married Samuel Hale,
and resides in California. (3) Henry Dennis, born
Sept. 2, 1832, is a farmer. He has served as se-
lectman in North Haven. During the Civil war he
served as a soldier from September, 1862, to July,
1863. His wife was Grace A. Hartley, daughter of
Bernard and Sarah A. (Bishop) Hartley. (4)
Mary Aurelia, born Nov. 25, 1836, died Nov. 28,
1886. She married Eli J. Brockett, Nov. 25, 1856,
and had one child, Frederick H., who married Char-
lotte T. Bishop, daughter of Erus and Charlotte
(Thorpe) Bishop, and has three children â€” Myron,
Horace and Nelson.
(IV) Jesse Clinton, Jr., tenth child of Jesse
Eton Clinton, was born ^Iay 13, 1805, and died Feb.
20, 1875. On Nov. 16, 1825, he married Rosanna
Bassett, who was born Oct. 30, 1803, and died May
23, 1886. They were the parents of six children,
namely : Merritt Julius. George William, John
Henry, Isaac Bassett, Edwin Jesse, and Elizur
(V) Merritt Julius Clinton, son of Jesse Clin-
ton, Jr., was born June 23, 1826, and died April
11, 1879. He was married April 24, 1850, to Emily
Blakeslee, born Aug. 9, 1831. and became the father
of three children: Origen C, born Aug. 26, 1851,
died July 13, 1897; Milo C, born Sept. 22, 1853,
married May 3, 1877, Hattie M. Smith (born Nov.
23, 1857, died April 12, 1897) and had three chil-
dren â€” Flora B. (born Sept. 23, 1878, died June 14,
1883), Lina B. (born Oct. 29, 1881, died :May
20, 1894) and Clarence M. (born April 19, 1887,
died in August, 1901); and Frank R., born July
(V) George William Clinton, son of Jesse Clin-
ton, Jr., was born Oct. 12, 1828, and married May
18, 1856, to Frances A. Allen, who was born Sept.
12, 1835, a daughter of Hiram and Nancy (Button)
Allen, and one child, Celia A., born March 2,
1861, has blessed this union. Celia A. Clinton mar-
ried Sept. 21, 1887, Wallace H. Mansfield, who was
born Oct. 26, 1859.
(V) John Henry Clinton, son of Jesse Clinton,
Jr., was born March 2, 1832, and died unmarried
Dec. 23, 1859.
(V) Isaac Bassett Clinton, son of Jesse Clinton,
Jr., was born July 2, 1834, and married May 12,
1858, Grace A. Allen, who was born July 18, 1839,
a daughter of Hiram and Nancy (Button) Allen.
The children born of this union are as follows :
Evelyn B., born May 7, 1859, married Feb. 14, 1888,
Florence A. Redfield (born July 16, 1863, a daugh-
ter of Charles and Laura (13assettj Redfield), and
has one son, Leroy \\., born Nov. 24, 1889; Friend,
born June 20, 1862, married Aug. 2, 1888, Helen
G. Clark, born in Middletown, Conn., Jan. 17, 1866;
and Elbert, born June 15, 1872, married April 6,
1898, Clara G. Sanford, of Hamden, and has one
child, Helen Priscilla.
(V) Elizur Zerah Clinton, son of Jeise Clinton,
Jr., was born Sept. 18, 1847, and married Nov. 10,
1869, Julia A. Bishop (daughter of Erus and Char-
lotte (Thorpe) Bishop) born May i, 1850, died
April 10, 1873. On Dec. 3, 1873, Elizur Z. Clinton
married for his second wife, Ella J. Palmer, who
was born June 25, 1849, '^ daughter of Timothy and
Sybill (Barnes) Palmer. The children born of this
union are as follows: Robert J., born Feb. 6, 1875,
married April 21, 1898, Hilda Matilda Olsen, and
has two children, Charlotte Ella and Ruth; Bessie,
born March 28, 1878; Lovell E., born June 5, 1883 ;
Dora P., born March 17, 1889; Jennie F., born
April 16, 1891. Mr. Clinton resides with his family
on the old Clinton homestead, and is successfully
engaged in farming.
(V) Edwin Jesse Clinton, son of Jesse Clinton.
Jr., and fifth in the family in the order of birth, was
born Sept. 4, 1836, and married April 11, 1859, to
Cornelia Tuttle, who was born Auig. 14, 1842, a
daughter of Amos and Harriet (Bassett) Tuttle,