Charles N. Clough, Selectman of Canterbury and a well-known farmer, was born here, January 15, 1849, son of Colonel David M. and Almira (Batchelder) Clough. He belongs to an old and prominent family. His great-grandfather, Leavitt Clough, Sr., was likewise born in Canterbury, where he also lived and died. Leavitt Clough, Jr., was a farmer and a Justice of the Peace in his native town. Colonel David M. Clough, popularly known as “Corn King,” who belongs to the third generation of Cloughs in Canterbury, was born June 9, 1805. He was educated in the district schools of his native place
Jeremiah A. Clough, Representative of Loudon in the New Hampshire legislature, was born in this town, November 22, 1846, son of Abner and Sarah (Hazelton) Clough. Abner Clough, the paternal grandfather, who was a native of Canterbury, removed to Loudon, and settled on a farm near his grandson, residing here for the remainder of his life. Abner Clough, second, father of Jeremiah, was brought up to farming, which occupation he followed through life. He settled on the farm now owned by the subject of this sketch, and cultivated it until his death, which occurred in 1890. He and his wife,
M. Swain Clough, a Selectman of Pittsfield and an ex-member of the New Hampshire legislature, was born in this town, April 6, 1849, son of Benjamin A. and Lydia A. (Sinclair) Clough. His grandfather, William Clough, who was born in Barrington, N.H., came to Pittsfield as a pioneer. He cleared and improved a farm, and was a prominent man in his day. In politics he was a Republican. He married Sarah Swain, who was also a native of Barrington; and they were the parents of nine children, none of whom are living. Of these Benjamin A., father of the subject
Clough, George Franklin; L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co.; born, Cleveland, March 27, 1876; son of John Johnson and Mary Rivers Lowman Clough; public school education, Cleveland; married, Cleveland, Nov. 22, 1898, Blanche Mildred Leither; two sons, Kenneth and Herbert; started with L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co. in 1894, as stenographer; was private sec’y to Freight Traffic Mgr., General Traffic Mgr., and Chief clerk to General Freight Agt., to January, 1913; commercial agent L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co.; member Presbyterian Church. Recreations: Amateur Photography, Fishing, and Motoring.
Lauren S. Clough, farmer and stock-raiser of Loudon, was born in Alton, N.H., March 5, 1842, son of Samuel and Ruth (Philbrook) Clough. His grandfather, Samuel Clough, a native of Gilmanton, N.H., and a resident of that town for the greater part of his life, was one of the sons of three brothers who settled in Gilmanton. Samuel spent his last years in Alton, N.H., where he died January 21, 1828. His wife, Rhoda (Carr) Clough, survived him until July 3, 1840. They had four children-Hannah, John, Samuel, Jr., and Eliza, all now deceased. Samuel Clough, Jr., lived on the
Philip C. Clough, Representative of Canterbury, N.H., in the State legislature of 1897-98, is a highly intelligent, well-to-do farmer and a member of one of the old families of the town. He was born in Canterbury, February 19, 1835, the second son of Thomas and Hannah (Hazelton) Clough. His grandfather, Obadiah Clough, who was a native of Canterbury, owned the farm where Mr. Clough now lives. Thomas Clough, son of Obadiah and father of the subject of this sketch, spent his life on the old homestead. Besides farming he was interested in the railroad business. He was a prominent man