Corporal James Clinton, Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, USA

1830 

  • James H. Clinton was born to Irish immigrants John and Jane Clinton in New York.

1850 

  • August 6:  The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH showed 20-year-old James lived with his parents and siblings. His father was a miller.

1861 

  • The Cleveland, OH City Directory listed James H. Clinton as a mason living at 24 Garden St.
  • December 5: James enlisted in the U.S. Army. Brothers Alexander and John also enlisted

1863 

  • December 28:  John’s brother Alex, who previously had been discharged from the army because of a wound, reenlisted in the army and was mustered into Battery G 1st Ohio Light Artillery with his brothers.

1864 

  • March 11:  James’ brother John who was also in Battery G was transferred to Battery M of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
  • November 30:  James was wounded at the Battle of Franklin. His brother Alex was also wounded.

1865 

  • The Cleveland, OH City Directory listed James H. Clinton as a soldier living at 24 Garden St.
  • June 14: James was mustered out of the army in Madison, IN.

1869

  • The Cleveland, OH City Directory listed James H. Clinton as a mason living at 24 Garden St.

1870

  • July 11: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH showed James, a stone mason, living with his parents and siblings. His father John was a mill clerk. Living in the household next door to the family was Alex, James’ brother.

1882

  • December 16: James Clinton married Emma Page in Cuyahoga County, OH.

1883

  • September 30:  James Clinton died in Cuyahoga County, OH and was buried at the Highland Park Cemetery.