Biography - Mary Clinesmith

Mary BASSETT CLINESMITH, farmer, P. O. Butler, was born in Middlesex, Yates Co., N. Y., September 18, 1828, daughter of Ira and Louisa (CLEAVELAND) BASSETT, he an architect by profession, born April 10, 1788, and dying July 29, 1844; she, born August 26, 1798, and dying February 2, 1873, being a native of Massachusetts. They were the parents of nine children, Mrs. CLINESMITH was educated in Rushville, Yates Co., N.Y., and married March 4, 1861, in Athens, Mo., John CLINESMITH, a native of Pittsburgh, born December 18, 1812, and died January 20, 1876, leaving one child, Orville H., born May 27, 1862. When eighteen years of age, Mrs. CLINESMITH, then Miss Mary BASSETT, who had adopted the profession of school teaching, and which she followed afterward for sixteen years, went to Warren County, Penn., where she remained one year, after which she spent one year in Geauga County, Ohio, when she removed to Fond du Lac, Wis., where she resided ten years, after which she removed to Lee County, Iowa, and remained there two years. After her marriage with Mr. CLINESMITH, she removed with her husband to Montgomery County, where he settled on a farm in Butler Township, and where he died.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 201-202.

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