Arthur Clough, son of David Clough, was born in Kennebunkport, Maine, April 16, 1811. He received his education there in the public schools and worked during his minority on his father’s farm. He also became a farmer. He bought a large farm on the road from Kennebunkport to Saco church, and lived there during his active life. All of his children were born there. His farm yielded excellent clay, and he made bricks in large quantities to supply the demand in and about Kennebunkport. He sold out his farm and brickyards in later life and bought a house in the village of Kennebunk, where he lived the rest of his life without the care of farm or business. He died there February 17, 1886.
Early in life he was a Methodist, but in later years he belonged to an Orthodox Congregational church. In politics he was a Republican. He married, May 7, 1837, Harriet Gilpatrick, of Kennebunkport, Maine, born June 11, 1809. Their children: 1. Dr. Benjamin Franklin 2. George Sylvester, born May 2, 1839; married January 5, 1865, Mercy Stone March, of Saco, Maine; one child, Hattie, died young; he married (second) March 7, 1874, Sarah Jane, of Kennebunkport, Maine, born May 31, 1845, daughter of Thomas Cleaves and Olive Littlefield (Hatch) Worth; their children: John Arthur, born December 22, 1874, attorney-at-law, Worcester; Cora Belle, born December 1, 1877, resides with mother and brother at 1 Merrick street; George S. Clough was a prominent carpenter and builder; member of the school board of Worcester three years; common council; general court 1891-92; prominent in the Masonic fraternity, 3. John Hill, born November 7, 1846; settled in Worcester; was a school teacher; died March 23, 1871; married Abbie Elizabeth Redding of Worcester, January 14, 1869. 4. Arthur Howard, born June 24, 1852; died August 8, 1852.
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