Although I’ve mentioned other volumes of “Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts.” I came across this Clough section tonight in Volume III. You’ll find it at starting here: https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalpers03cutt#page/1699/mode/2up/search/clough. Note there are other “Clough” references on other pages.
The Cloughs or Cluffs of New England have as progenitors several immigrants of the name in its various spellings, each of whom became the forbear of a numerous tribe of descendants.
John Clough, tailor, born about 1613, who died July 26, 1691, was a passenger in the ship “Elizabeth,” in 1635, was in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, was made a freeman of the colony May 18, 1642, and with his wife Susanna removed to Salisbury, and the Cloughs of Maine and New Hampshire own him as their progenitor, through one of three sons, John, Thomas or Samuel. William Clough, bricklayer, settled in Charlestown, and married, about 1656, Mary, daughter of Richard Adams, of Molden. He was admitted to the church in Charlestown in 1661, and was clerk of the second military company of Charlestown. He had sons Joseph, William, Benjamin, Samuel, Nathaniel and John. Then we find John, the Boston immigrant, and one of the name in Plymouth Colony. But from none of these can we trace the Cloughs of the Connecticut Valley, both in Massachusetts and Connecticut. We therefore look to another John Clough, who appeared in Hartford and was made a freeman of Connecticut in 1654, as probable ancestor of the Connecticut Valley Cloughs.
(III) Jonathan, probably grandson of John Clough, the immigrant, was born before the opening of the eighteenth century, and was one of the proprietors of the town of Thompson, colony of Hartford, where a church government was formed January 28, 1730, of which he was a corporate member, being number eight in the published list of incorporators of the church and town. The name of his wife does not appear. He had at least four children : 1. Jonathan : see forward. 2. Ephriam, joined the church in 1741. 3. John, joined the church in 1742. 4. Obediah, joined the church 1746. 5. Ruth, joined the church in 1750. These children were probably about twenty years of age when they united with the church.
(IV) Jonathan (2), eldest son of Jonathan (1) Clough, was born about 1715, and joined the church in Thompson, Connecticut, of which his father was a founder in 1738. He married and removed to Belchertown, Massachusetts. where he carried on a farm, and where he died at the age of ninety-four years, about 181o. Children, all born in Belchertown : 1. Dan, married, and had children: Desire, born 1800; Jonathan (3d) 1802-3: Abner 1805. Timothy, see forward. 3. John, married (first) Sarah _______________ , ( second) Louisa ________________ : children : Sarah, born 1796; Keziah, 1798; Charlotte, 1800; Clarissa, 1802; Tovisa, 1804: Sophronia, 18o5; Nancy, 1811: Ann Jane, 1814; John, 1816; Mary, 1818.
(V) Timothy, second son of Jonathan (2) Clough, was born in Thompson, Connecticut, about 1770. He removed to Ludlow, Hampden county, Massachusetts, and thence to Belchertown. He married Lucy _______________ : children : 1. Abigail, born 1792. 2. Susa, 1794. 3. Hannah, 1797. 4. Olive, 18o1. 5. Candice (twin), 1801. 6. Timothy, 1804. 7. Jonathan, see forward. S. Daniel, 1808. 9. Daniel, 1811.
( VI) Jonathan (3), second son and seventh child of Timothy and Lucy Clough, was born in Ludlow, Massachusetts, May 22, 1806, and died in Belchertown, Massachusetts, in August, 1855. He married, in 1828, Almira Leavens, of Thompson, Connecticut, who was born November 1, 1806, and died in Belchertown, Massachusetts, April 23, 1899. In the Congregational church at Thompson, Connecticut, Elizabeth, Hannah, James, Mary and Noah Leavens are named among its prominent members, Elizabeth joining the church in 1741. They lived first in Ferry, New York, and then in Belchertown. Their first two children were born in Perry. Children: 1. James W., May 10, 1826. 2. Jefferson Moody: see forward. 3. Almira C., October 21, 1831. 4. Timothy L., December 6, 1831. 5. Guernsey A., April 25, 1835. 6. Mercy, October 17, 1838. 7. Henry S., July 9, 1842. 8. Emily M., March 28, 1846. 9. George R., December 27, 1849. Mary A., December 25, 1800.
(VII) Jefferson Moody, eldest son of Jonathan and Almira ( Leavens) Clough, was born in Perry, New York, November 26, 1829, and died in Belchertown. Massachusetts, January 16, 1908. He was general manager of the Winchester Manufacturing Company, and he perfected the first typewriter that was ever made, later known as the Remington typewriter. He married Ellen E. Debit, born September 22, 1829, died in Belchertown, Massachusetts, October 28, 1904. They lived in Palmer, Massachusetts. Children : 1. Adella A. 2. Jefferson Moody ; see forward.
Editor’s Note: For more information on Jefferson Moody’s work on the typewriter, see “The Difficult Birth of the Typewriter” as well as the Wikipedia article “Sholes and Glidden typewriter” under the subheading “Start of an Industry” where Jefferson is mentioned.
(VIII) Jefferson Moody, eldest son and second child of Jefferson Moody and Ellen E. (Debit) Clough, was born in Palmer, Hampden county, Massachusetts, April 2, 1846. He was sent to school up to the age of eight years, when an accident to one eye deprived him of the sight of both, and his future education was in private schools for the blind, in which he made rapid progress, and his acquirements were remarkable considering his affliction. He married, October 5, 1881, Jennie Eva, daughter of William and Martha (Hutchinson) Cooper, granddaughter of Erastus (1806-84), and Sara Slate (1808-87) Cooper, and great-granddaughter of Justin (1789-1849) and Harriet (1787-1853) Cooper, of Winchester, New Hampshire. Justin and Harriet Cooper had six children: Erastus, Emily, William, Charles. Edwin, and an infant unnamed. The children of Erastus and Sara (Slate) Cooper were born in Winchester, New Hampshire, as follows : 1. Harriet, April 1, 1826; married G. Crosby, and died January 22, 1888. 2. Mary, January 3, 1829; married James May, and died March 9, 1906. 3. Sarah, April 29, 1832 married Cleveland Goff. 4, William, January 12, 1836. 5. George. May 15, 1834, died May 20. 1857. 6. Henry, April 1, 1842, died September 9, 1842. 7. Emily, January 10, 1844, died July 20, 1844. Children of William and Martha Cooper: Jennie Eva. (1st) : Jennie Eva (2d). married Jefferson Clough; Addie Louise.
Jefferson Budd, son of Jefferson Moody and Jennie Eva (Cooper) Clough was born September 6, 1886, and died February 3, 1897.