Catherine “Kate” <I>Clinton</I> McClaughry


Catherine “Kate” Clinton McClaughry

Death 28 Nov 1762 (aged 39)
Little Britain, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial New Windsor, Orange County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 117154643 View Source
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Catherine (Clinton) McClaughry was born 11 August 1723 in Ireland to Charles and Elizabeth (Denniston) Clinton.

Great unrest amongst the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians in Ireland for religious and financial reasons drove the Clinton family to the colonies from Ireland. The leaving of the Presbyterians was organized by Catherine's father Charles. His diary of the crossing is held in the New York State Library.

The family emigrated to the American colonies aboard the "George and Ann" from May 9th to October 4th 1729 including Catherine. She was "sick of the measles" on the journey. Her brother James and sister Mary died aboard the ship and were buried in the Atlantic. Upon arrival, they settled in Ulster County, New York and later in Little Brittain, Orange County, New York.

Catherine married James McClaughry, a family name that also emigrated on the "George and Ann". Her brothers were Dr. Alexander Clinton, General James Clinton who served as Brigadier General and Major General in New York during the Revolutionary War, Dr. Charles Clinton, and George Clinton who later became Vice President under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Madison.

Catherine died 28 Nov 1762 in Little Britain, New York.

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  • Maintained by: Pam
  • Originally Created by: Theodore Spear
  • Added: 15 Sep 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 117154643
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine “Kate” Clinton McClaughry (11 Aug 1723–28 Nov 1762), Find a Grave Memorial ID 117154643, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Pam (contributor 47212213) .