James Wilford Clopton

Birth
Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Death 15 Aug 1895 (aged 56)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 195071067 · View Source
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Born to John Hoggatt Clopton (23 April 1805 Buckingham, Virginia –31 August 1856 Helena, Phillips, Arkansas) and Matilda Caroline Drake.

From Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Eastern Arkansas: Comprising a ...

J. W. Clopton, wholesale grocer and cotton factor, Helena Ark. This most enterprising and successful business man is the son of John H. and Matilda (Drake) Clopton, both of whom were born near Nashville, Tenn. They were married in that State, and in 1841 moved to Marshall County, Miss., where they resided until 851, and then moved to Phillips County, Ark., where the father died in 1856. The mother died in 1865. Of the then children born to their union, four are now living: Hoggatt, Jesse P., James W. (in Phillips County) and William C. (in New york City). James W. Clopton, was born in Marshall County, Miss., on March 16, 1841 and was ten years of age when he came to this county with his parents. He was educated principally in Helena, was rearted partly on the farm, and at an early age began clerking, which enterprise he continued until the late Civil War. He then enlisted in the Yell Rifles, of which the late Maj. Gen Cleburne was captain, and served until the close of the war. He received a gunshot in the right hand and left wrist at the battle of Shiloh, came home on furlough and while here he was captured and taken to Alton, Ill. After being retained for about four months, he was exchanged and fortunately fell in with the first lot of prisoners that got through. He joined his regiment at Murfreesboro, and was second sergeant. He was in all the principal engagements, and served his cause faithfully and well. Returning home he farmed for two years, and then embarked in mercantile pursuits, which he has since carried on. He has an extensive wholesale business and is a successful business man. He was married, in 1869, to Miss Bettie Rainey, a native of Macon, Miss., by whom he has five children: Mary, Edna, Alice, James W, and Bess. Mr. Clopton is a member of the K. of P. and American Legeion of Honor, is a stockholder in the Peoples Savings Bank and Helena Compress Company, and the Fair Association, and is president of the Chamber of Commerce


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  • Added: 30 Nov 2018
  • Find A Grave Memorial 195071067
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Wilford Clopton (16 Mar 1839–15 Aug 1895), Find A Grave Memorial no. 195071067, citing Maple Hill Cemetery, Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 49576146) .