|Birth: ||Feb. 18, 1835|
JOHN F. CLIFTON was born in Illinois but later the family moved to Lee County, Iowa. Then his father, JOSIAH CLIFTON moved to Texas. While living in Iowa, JOHN F. CLIFTON married MARTHA ELLEN STUTSMAN on 19 Jan 1854 in Clark County, Missouri, by George Sawyers, Justice of the Peace. MARTHA was born 27 Jan 1838 in Parke County, Indiana. She is the daughter of ISSAC STUTSMAN of Parke County (Vermillion County) Illinois, formerly of North Carolina. It is believed that JOHN's middle name is French but nowhere has it been written.
CHILDREN of JOHN and MARTHA are:
(1) Sarah Elizabeth Clifton born 18 Feb 1857 in Lee County, Iowa; died Aug 1860 in Texas.
(2) Mary Ellen Clifton born 18 Mar 1858 in Lee County, Iowa; died 1858 in Lee County, Iowa.
(3) Joseph Josiah 'Joe' Clifton born 25 Jun 1859 in Lee County, Iowa; died 26 Jan 1923 in LaWard, Jackson County, Texas at age 64 yers; buried in Edna, Texas; married Sarah Jane 'Jenny' Buchanan on 27 Sep 1880 in Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.
(4) John J. Clifton born 3 May 1861 in Lee County, Iowa; died 3 Jul 1942 in Rock Creek Community, Glen Rose, Somervell County, Texas; buried at Brazos Point; married Sarah Theresa Armstrong.
(5) Isabella Clifton born 4 May 1862 in Texas; died 1865 in Lavaca County, Texas.
(6) Edwin William Clifton born 7 Jul 1867 in Lavaca County, Texas; died 28 Nov 1930 in Houston, Texas; married Sarah Catherine May on 19 Jun 1890 in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas.
JOHN F. CLIFTON enlisted in the Confederate States Army in Hallettsville, Lavaca County, Texas, as a private in Hardeman's Calvary Regiment, Company 'B'. He was discharged on 12 Jul 1865 at Columbus, Texas. He died in Lavaca County in 1869, as a result of wounds he sustained during the war. He is established with the UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY.
Josiah Clifton (1799 - 1877)
Sarah Jane French Clifton (1799 - 1865)
Martha Ellen Stutsman Clifton, Neitch (1838 - 1900)*
Joseph Josiah Clifton (1859 - 1923)*
John J Clifton (1861 - 1942)*
Edwin William Clifton (1867 - 1930)*
Dinah Clifton Scott (1820 - 1905)*
John F. Clifton (1835 - 1869)
Sarah Jane Clifton Foley (1840 - 1911)*
Created by: Patricia Michel
Record added: May 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111233670
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