Biography of Charles W. Clough
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Clough, Charles W., was born in Kendall July 30, 1859. His father, Obed W., was a son of Wesley, whose father was a Revolutionary soldier. Wesley was the first of the family to settle in Orleans county. He was a native of Unity, N. H., but came here at an early date and settled in Kendall, purchasing 100 acres, which he cleared. He was a musician. He married Rachel Speaker, and had seven children: Harriet, George, Obed W., Esther, Jerry, Wyan E. and Baird. Harriet married a Mr. Thompson, of Kendall; Esther died unmarried; Jerry was a cooper by trade and spent the early part of his life in the country, afterward settling in Michigan, where he died. He married Helen Perigo, of Murray. Wyan E. prepared himself for a teacher and for several years made that his business. He came to Holley later, and was for a time engaged in the produce business with Obed W. Afterward he returned to Michigan, where he is a teacher. Baird came to Holley in 1860, and with the exception of twelve years spent in Michigan, has resided there. He carried on a meat market for several years in Holley. He married Julia, daughter of Joseph W. Robb, of Holley. Obed W. and George learned the cooper's trade, and for several years were in business at Kendall. George afterward removed to Michigan and in 1864 Obed W. came to Holley, and with his brother, Wyan E., engaged in the produce business. The firm existed until 1867, when Wyan removed to Michigan. Obed W. continued the business until 1869, when he retired from the produce business and opened a flour and feed store. He was a Democrat. He married in 1856 Ann A., daughter of Nathaniel Re Qua, of Kendall, and had three children: Hattie A., Charles W., and Fred A. He died November 5, 1870. Hattie A. married W. T. Bush, of Kendall. Fred A. married Lillian Burns, of Murray; and resides at Hindsburg. He is a farmer. Charles W. learned the carpenter's trade, which has since been his business. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, superintendent of the Sunday school, and is a member of Holley Lodge, I. O. O. F. He married in 1880 Jennie L., daughter of Ira G. Cole, of Holley.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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