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(Part 3.) The
1. George W. Clinton born April 13, 1807 died September 7, 1885.
Laura Catherine Spencer wife of George W. Clinton, born April 21, 1810, died June 1, 1891.
2. G. W. C.
[Hon. George William Clinton, husband of Laura Catherine née Spencer; son of Gov. DeWitt Clinton, grandson of James Clinton (August 9, 1736 – September 22, 1812)]
3. L. C. C.
[Laura Catherine Clinton, also
known as ‘Miss Kate Spencer’ daughter
of John Canfield Spencer (January 8, 1788 – May 17, 1855) of
NOTE: unless it has been overlooked, there is no stone at
Clinton Major and
[Brevet Lt. Col. Dewitt Clinton, served
in the United States Army, stationed and died in St. Paul,
5. There is in
Spencer was the third son of Hon. G. W. Clinton, and the brother of George Clinton. He married Sarah Riley [Reiley, sec. Guy Clinton 1936] in 1870, producing two sons (DeWitt Clinton, Dr. Marshall Clinton) and three daughters (Anne, Natalie and Ethel). He married, again, Cora Caldwell, producing a son (Spencer Clinton) and a daughter (Catherine Clinton).
6. Sarah wife of Spencer Clinton born Dec. 6, 1851, died Oct. 6, 1880.
7. Carrie wife of Spencer Clinton born Aug. 23, 1859 died June 14, 1887
[This is perhaps Spencer Clinton’s second wife, Cora Caldwell.]
8. George Clinton 1846 - 1934
[This was the youngest son of
Hon. G. W. Clinton who was mentioned by Guy Clinton (1936), but the birth
date was given by him as 1847, not the 1846 on the headstone. He “was Chairman of the New York Waterways
Commission which undertook the widening of the
9. Alice Thornton wife of George Clinton 1847 - 1931
[This woman married Hon. G. W. Clinton’s youngest son, George (Guy Clinton 1936).
10. Laura Catherine Clinton 1873 - 1941.
[It has been suggested that this
woman was the daughter of George Clinton (1846 - 1934) and Alice Thornton
Clinton (1847 - 1931), but in the genealogy provided by Guy Clinton (1936),
the children of George and Alice were two daughters, Catherine and Elizabeth
and one son, George Clinton, Jr. What is interesting is that this woman was
named after Hon. G. W. Clinton’s wife: Laura Catherine Clinton. Her birth
year would put her in the generation of George Clinton Jr. and his wife Sophia
Clinton, with George Jr. being the grandson of Hon. G. W. Clinton. Unless I
have overlooked something, there is no other Laura named in the genealogy of
11. George Clinton Jr. 1877 - 1952
[This was the son of Hon. G. W. Clinton’s youngest son George, and his wife Alice Thornton. Hon. G. W. Clinton would have been his grandfather, and he the Hon. George’s grandson.]
12. Sophia Clinton 1884 - 1948 wife of George Clinton Jr.
[According to Guy Clinton (1936), this was Sophie Klein, and, as of 1936, they had no children.]
Part 4. Some plants noted at the G. W. Clinton and D. F. gravesites (click here)