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 Judge Keith Clingan

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Judge Keith Clingan

Birth
Cleveland, Bradley County, Tennessee, USA
Death
18 Apr 1908 (aged 69)
Burial
Chelsea, Rogers County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID
8570485 View Source

Judge Keith Clingan is the son of Alexander Adam & Martha Jennie (Blythe) Clingan. He was born in Cleveland TN and remained in the area until sometime after 1870. By 1878 he was at Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory. He served during the Civil War as a Captain in the 5th TN Infantry, Co. G, US Army (Union) 1862-64. He then served as both Captain and Major in the TN State Militia (1867 & 1869). He was also a member of the TN House of Representatives in 1866 and attended the Called Session of 4 July 1866. Although a Native American by blood (1/8 Cherokee), he still voted 'no' for TN's passage of the 14th Amendment.
He was appointed U.S. Revenue Collector in 1873 and U.S. Marshal. He was a Unionist and Republican. He was in the Grand Army of the Republic.
His Native American lineage is through his mother, Martha Jennie Blythe (b. 1812); his grandmother, Nancy Fields (b. 1793); and then through his great-grandparents: Richard James (Klau Gas) Fields Jr. (b. 1772) and Jennie (Glu-Na-Klauggs Ky) Buffington (b. 1770). His great-grandfather, Richard Fields, was a Cherokee leader assassinated by his own people for making an unauthorized alliance with the whites (Fredonia Rebellion of 1827 in TX). He died in 1827 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX.

Note: Information provided by Lucy Zeier, [email protected]/

Judge Keith Clingan is the son of Alexander Adam & Martha Jennie (Blythe) Clingan. He was born in Cleveland TN and remained in the area until sometime after 1870. By 1878 he was at Ft. Gibson, Indian Territory. He served during the Civil War as a Captain in the 5th TN Infantry, Co. G, US Army (Union) 1862-64. He then served as both Captain and Major in the TN State Militia (1867 & 1869). He was also a member of the TN House of Representatives in 1866 and attended the Called Session of 4 July 1866. Although a Native American by blood (1/8 Cherokee), he still voted 'no' for TN's passage of the 14th Amendment.
He was appointed U.S. Revenue Collector in 1873 and U.S. Marshal. He was a Unionist and Republican. He was in the Grand Army of the Republic.
His Native American lineage is through his mother, Martha Jennie Blythe (b. 1812); his grandmother, Nancy Fields (b. 1793); and then through his great-grandparents: Richard James (Klau Gas) Fields Jr. (b. 1772) and Jennie (Glu-Na-Klauggs Ky) Buffington (b. 1770). His great-grandfather, Richard Fields, was a Cherokee leader assassinated by his own people for making an unauthorized alliance with the whites (Fredonia Rebellion of 1827 in TX). He died in 1827 in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches, TX.

Note: Information provided by Lucy Zeier, [email protected]/


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