Biography of Jacob Clawson
Steuben County, NY Biographies





Clawson, Jacob, was born in Southport, Chemung county, January 16, 1827, son of Ebenezer Clawson, who was born in the State of New Jersey, and came to the town of Campbell in 1841, where he took up land. He was a wagoumaker by trade. He married Rohamy, daughter of John McHenry, of Chemung county, and they were the parents of three children: Jacob, Betsey, and John M. For his second wife he married Loretta Reed, of Potter county, Pa., and two children were born to them: Martha, now Mrs. Thompson, and Julia, now Mrs. Williams. Jacob Clawson devoted his time to lumbering until 1850, since which time he has been in the mercantile business most of the time. He married Jane, daughter of Cornelius Hamilton, of Campbell, who was one of the early settlers of Campbell. They have five children: Sara G., Charles H., Frank E., J. Louisa, and John L. Mr. Clawson is a Republican, and has filled many of the minor offices of the town. He is a member of the K. of H. In 1850 he was employed in the first general store that was opened in the town.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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