G. W. Clough,
farmer and stock-raiser, was a son of John and Maria
(Sturgeon) Clough, the former a native of New Hampshire,
the latter of Pennsylvania. They moved to Cass Township,
Ia., in 1851, where he died. To them were born ten
children, one of whom, Vina Ruth, became the wife of Rev.
R. B. Williams. They were missionaries to Ongole, India;
she died in Madras, June 3, 1876. A brother of Rev. J.E.
Williams is also a missionary to that place. The subject
of the notice was born in Chautauqua County, N.Y., Feb.
27, 1827; he came with his father's family to Cass
Towhship in 1851, and bought a farm. He now owns ninety
acres on section 20, where he resides. He was married to
Mary J. Michary in 1855. Four children blessed this
union-- Eleanor A., born in 1856, Flora M. (deceased)
born in 1858; Lucretia Ann, born in 1860, and George L.,
in 1862. Mrs. M. J. Clough died in 1863, and Mr. Clough
married, in 1864, Sarah F., daugther of John and Sarah
(Patrick) Ramsey, natives of Tennessee. They came to
Iowa, remained a short time, then removed to Missouri.
She was the widow of Lawrence D. Smith, who died in the
army; by him she had one child- Isaiah T., born March 13,
1862. Mr. and Mrs. Clough have had six children-- Hattie,
deceased; Lottie, born Nov. 7, 1866; Dorah L., Sept. 18,
1868; Emma A., July 14, 1870; Effa, Aug. 18, 1872, and
Gerty, Oct. 19, 1878. Mr. C. and wife are members of the
Disciple church. He votes the Republican ticket.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p.693
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