The following was transcribed from the Clough section of the above referenced book, pages 705-706, in the hopes that it makes it easier to search (and find) these Clough “histories.”
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“The Cloughs of New England have lived in the territory east of the Hudson river almost two and three-quarter centuries, and during that period the descendants of the immigrant ancestors have become well scattered throughout the country. But it hardly can be said that all persons who bear the surname Clough, which also is sometimes written Cluff, are descended from a common immigrant ancestor or from the English head. It appears to be conceded by reliable writers of Clough genealogy that the first of the name to cross the Atlantic and settle in the New England colony was John Clough, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, who was born about 1613 and came over in the “Elizabeth” in 1635, and shared in the first division of common lands in Salisbury in 1640. He took the oath of fidelity in 1650 and appears to have been a man of considerable importance in the affairs of the town during his life. John Clough died July 26, 1691, leaving his second wife Martha and several children. His first wife was Jane ___ , who died January 16, 1679-80, and for his second wife he married, January 15, 1686, Martha Cilley (or Sibley). His children were: Elizabeth, Mary, Sarah, John, Thomas, Martha and Samuel.
Besides the immediate family of John Clough, of Salisbury, who in one account is called a house carpenter and in another a tailor, there were others of the same family name but not known to be of kin to John Clough. There was an Ebenezer Clough in Boston in 1690, whose wife’s baptismal name was Martha, and among whose children was a son John; and in almost every generation of the descendants of each of the immigrants there was a son of that christian name, and in the absence of any reliable church or town records to establish the relationship with certainty it is now impossible to determine to which of these old colonial families the particular family here considered really belongs.
It is reasonably sure, however, that the Clough family of Lynn, Massachusetts, now represented by Micajah Clough, was closely related to the family of John or Joseph, Clough, whose wife was Susanna Reeves, and that Joseph who married Lydia Gray was one of their children, although the Salem records give no account of his birth among the several children of Joseph and Susanna.
Joseph Clough, who married Lydia Gray, was born about the year 1745, and by her had a son, John, who was born in 1777. He was a printer by trade and went first to New York and afterward to Charleston, South Carolina, where he died May, 1810. He became a member of Essex Lodge, F. and A. M., in 1805. John Clough married Eliza Batchelder and had two children: Eliza, who died in early childhood, and Charles Brown.
Charles Brown Clough, son of John and Eliza (Batchelder) Clough, born in Salem, Massachusetts, about 1807, died in New.Orleans. Louisiana, in October, 1836. He was only about eight years old at the time of his father’s death, and he was thereupon sent to Lynn to be brought up in the family of his uncle, James Clough. He was sent to the public schools and when old enough was apprenticed to the trade of shoemaking. When twenty-one years old he started in business on his own account, and in 1832 was engaged in the manufacture of shoes. In the course of a short time after he had become well established in business Mr. Clough’s health failed, and he went into the extreme south in the hope of regaining his strength. In Texas he entered the army as commissary at first, but afterward became one of the bodyguard of General Santa Anna, the commander of the Mexican forces. In 1836 he started on his return home, but upon reaching New Orleans was taken sick and died there. In 1831 Mr. Clough married Abbie Maria Breed, of Lynn, who survived him, and by whom he had one child. Charles Bartlett.
Charles Bartlett Clough, only son and child of Charles Brown and Abbie Maria (Breed) Clough, born in Lynn, Massachusetts, November 11, 1833, died in that city January 16, 1903. He was given a good education in the Lynn public and high schools, and after leaving school was given employment in the shoe factory owned and carried on by his maternal grandfather, Isaiah Breed. He continued in that service until 1862, and then was appointed assistant city clerk of Lynn, a position he filled acceptably during the next ten or more years. He was afterward elected city auditor, the first incumbent of that office, served five years and then retired from office to devote his attention to personal affairs and business interests. In 1861 Mr. Clough was a member of the city council of Lynn, and for many years took an active part in political affairs, always on the Republican side. During his young manhood he was a member of the military organization known as the Lynn Light Infantry. He was also a Knight of Honor.
On August 9, 1857, Mr. Clough married Abbie Mahalath Jones, born in Gilmanton, New Hampshire, May 3o, 1840. (laughter of Benjamin H. and Mahalath (Glidden) Jones, of Gilmanton. Six children were born of the marriage, the eldest of whom died in extreme infancy. Children: Helen, born August 26, 1859, died March 3, 1907; married Charles F. Pooler, of Lynn. Children: Charles F. Jr., born Brookline, September 8, 1881, died April 27, 1889 ; Francis, born Boston, December 11, 189o. Lucy, born July 16, 1862, died April 4, 1885; married, October 2, 1883. Fred E. Baker, of Lynn. One child, Lucy Marion, born March 24, 1885. Charles Arthur, born January 18, 1864, died February 27, 1871. Alice Bartlett, born July 7, 1867, married, June 22, 1903. Carlisle Patterson, of New York. now residing in Waban, Massachusetts; Mabel Georgia. born February I, 1873, died June 2, 1884. Mrs. Clough’s father, Benjamin H. Jones, was reared on a farm in New Hampshire and later followed mercantile business for a time. In 1852 came to Lynn where for thirty years he was the minister for the Society of Friends. He was also city clerk of Lynn for sixteen years. Leaving Lynn he went to Montana, where he remained for a short time, and then went to San Jose, California. where he died in 1898, at eighty-three years of age. Mrs. Clough was the eldest of three children: Mrs. David E. Folsom and George N. Jones, both residing in California, being the other two.”