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.
1722–1790 (m. 1742)