James Clinger

3 February 1813–6 September 1884 (Age 71)
Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of James

When James Clinger was born on 3 February 1813, in Bedford, Bedford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Johen Henry Klinger, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Ann Reader Ashcom, was 24. He married Harriet Chapin on 1 December 1845, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Monroe Township, Platte, Nebraska, United States in 1870. He died on 6 September 1884, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Clinger
Harriet Chapin
Marriage: 1 December 1845
Martha Ann Clinger
James Henry Clinger
Elmira Zallotta Clinger
Mary Jane Clinger
William Carlos Clinger
George Francis Clinger
Elnora Clinger
Charles Edward Clinger
John Riggs Clinger
Laura Catherine Clinger
Harriet Elizabeth Clinger
Lucy Elizabeth Clinger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 December 1845Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 6
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 7
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 19
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Klinger .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    James Henry Clinger

    James Henry Clinger was born in Bedford Town, Pennsylvania to Henry Clinger and Ann Nancy Reader Ashcom (Clinger). The Saints built a Temple in Nauvoo. They built a large city. It was the biggest c …

    Sources (31)

    • James Clinger in entry for birth of James Henry Clinger, "Utah, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, 1847-1868"
    • Jas Clinger, "United States Census, 1860"
    • James C. Criger[Clinger], "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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