Clinton, Dexter, and Lucy Flower

Dexter Clinton: Pioneer, Farmer, War of 1812 Veteran
Birth: December 19, 1789, Woodbridge, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: November 19, 1861
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery

Military Service: Dexter Clinton is listed as Ensign, Capt. Jedediah Burnham's Company, serving from August 24 to November 10, 1812, and from January 1 to February 28, 1813, and as Ensign, Capt. Asa Hutchins' Company, 3rd (Hayes') Regiment, Ohio Militia, serving from August 24 to November 11, 1812. Capt. Hutchins' company contained many men from Vienna Township.[1]

Lucy Flower Clinton: Pioneer

Birth:
Death: February 28, 1869, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery

Dexter Clinton was fourteen years old when he accompanied his parents Samuel and Mercy Downs Clinton and siblings when they traveled from Connecticut to Vienna Township in 1802. He served at one time as Vienna Township Clerk, and as Postmaster from 1816 to 1831.[2] He was also a stockholder in the Vienna Academy.

Dexter Clinton married Lucy Flower, the daughter of Isaac Flower and his wife Bathsheba Burr Foote, on December 2, 1813. The Federal Census of 1850 lists members of the Clinton household: Dexter and Lucy, their daughter Lucy E. and son John, their daughter Lovina C. Booth, her husband Urial Booth, and their son Lewis C. Booth, and Lucy Flower's mother, Bathsheba Burr Foote Thompson. The eldest daughter, Sophronia, who had married William Henry Reed, Jr., died on April 27, 1838.

Lucy Flower Clinton's death notice (at right) appeared in the Western Reserve Chronicle, March 10, 1869, page 2.


[1] Adjutant General of Ohio, Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (Columbus, Ohio: Press of the Edward T. Miller Co., 1916).
[2] Dexter Clinton was paid $9.01 in 1821 for his service as Deputy Postmaster. See A Register of All Officers and Agents, Civil, Military, and Naval, in the Service of the United States On the Thirtieth day of September 1821; Together With the Names, Force and Condition of All Ships and Vessels Belonging to the United States, and When and Where Built (Washington, D.C.: Printed by Davis & Force, Pennsylvania Avenue, 1822), page 110.