Clinton, James, 1736-1812

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Birth 1736-08-09
Death 1812-09-22

Biographical notes:

American soldier; father of DeWitt Clinton.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Camp Cannajoharie Creek", to Henry Glen in Schenectady, 1779 June 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904334

From the description of Autograph letter signed : White Plains, to his wife, 1778 Aug. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270904336

Revolutionary War General, brother of Governor George Clinton.

From the description of Letter, 1800 February 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122578436

Born in Ulster County, N.Y., James Clinton (1736-1812) was a soldier who served in the French and Indian and Revolutionary Wars. During the French and Indian War, Clinton was part of the expedition that captured Fort Frontenac in Ontario, Canada. During the Revolutionary War, Clinton served as a Brigadier General in the Continental Army and took part in several campaigns throughout New York State. One of Clinton's sons, DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828), served as Governor of New York State from 1817 to 1821 and 1825 to 1828.

From the guide to the James Clinton brigade return, 1778, (Brooklyn Historical Society)

Civil engineer, surveyor, Revolutionary War officer.

James Clinton was the father of DeWitt Clinton.

From the description of Family papers, 1774-1812. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155524840


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