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 Charles Clinton

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Charles Clinton

Birth
County Longford, Ireland
Death 19 Nov 1773 (aged 82–83)
Little Britain, Orange County, New York, USA
Burial New Windsor, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section H
Memorial ID 13454577 View Source
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Charles Clinton was born in 1690 in Ireland to James and Elizabeth (Smith) Clinton. He married Elizabeth Denniston about 1721, and their descendants became prominent citizens destined to play a great role in the formation of the emerging United States.

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

The couple emigrated to the American colonies aboard the "George and Ann" from May 9th to October 4th 1729 with several of their children. Daughter Catherine Clinton was "sick of the measles" on the journey but lived to marry James McClaughry. Son James Clinton also became "sick of the measles" on the journey and died. Daughter Mary also died aboard the ship. Upon arrival, they settled in Ulster County, New York and later in Little Brittain, Orange County, New York.

Other children born to the couple 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.

Charles died 19 Nov 1793 in Little Britain, New York.Charles Clinton is the father of the 4th U.S. Vice-President George Clinton.


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Underneath
are interred the bodies of Charles Clinton Esq. and Elizabeth his wife
The former departed this life the 19th day of November 1773
in the 84th year of his age.
and
The latter the 25th day of December 1779 in the 76th year of her age.
Removed from Family Burying Ground
LIttle Britian, Aug. 17th 1876.


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  • Created by: Trish393
  • Added: 26 Feb 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13454577
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/13454577/charles-clinton : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Clinton (1690–19 Nov 1773), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13454577, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Trish393 (contributor 46622053) .