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THE McCLINTOCK GENEALOGY
Reprinted from Volume One of The Genealogical Register
WILLIAM M. MERVINE
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ALEXANDER McCLINTOCK, whose parentage is un-
known, diod at Trinta House, in Donegal, Ireland, September 6,
1670. The authority for the places and dates here given is chiefly
derived from a manuscript pedigree communicated to Emory Mc-
Clintock in September, 1900, by Admiral Sir Francis Leopold
McClintock, the famous Arctic explorer (who was also responsible
for the spelling of Trinta x ), and from another manuscript given
■ him at the same timp, containing a careful copy, made personally
• by the admiral, of the various tombstones contained in the parish
churchyard of Taughboyne ; as well as from a copy supplied to
him of a pedigree by the late Rt. Rev. William Alexander,
b Primate of all Ireland. The mother of the late Archbishop of
B Armagh was a McClintock. The archbishop died in 1911 at a
very advanced age. A pedigree filed in the office of Ulster King
of Arms by John McClintock, in 1815, is referred to below as the
Drumcar pedigree. Some particulars have been derived from
Alexander McClintock probably spelled the name McKlin-
tock, as his three sons employed that spelling; it appears in
Gaelic as Mcllleanting. " Agnes Stinston, wife of Alex McClin-
tock, Sen.," probably the widow of one Stinson or Stevenson, is
said to have been the daughter of Donald McClean, of Argyle-
shire, and to have been married in Glasgow about 1648. She
died December 6, 1696 ; buried in Taughboyne Churchyard. He
was buried in the same place, September 6, 1670.
Alexander McClintock is supposed by some to have been,
like his wife, a native of Argyleshire. The family was certainly
1 Spelled in the Drumcar pedigree, and by Admiral McClintock, Traintaugh; Treantagh
on the latest official survey map; Trentagh, by the Archbishop.
of Highland origin and may have belonged to a sept of which
there is repeated mention in the record of the Privy Council of
Scotland, residing on land of the Duke of Lennox in Dumbarton-
shire, on the west coast of Loch Lomond. Concerning the family
arms, the supplement to Berry's Encyclopedia Heraklica printed
about 1835, gives: " McClintock (Scotland) a chevron ermine
between 3 escallops. Crest a lion passant proper." Nisbet's
book on Scotch heraldry describes the arms of Ramorny, " a
chevron between three escallops." According to the last authority,
chevrons were granted in Scotland to those who had done special
service to the King. The only important public service known to
have been performed by a McClintock in Scotland, was the killing
of the victorious Black John McGregor, in Glenlruin, 1603, by
" young McClintock ; " the single exploit on the king's side in
what was otherwise a mere massacre of the king's friends. The
massacre of Glenfruin has been celebrated by Scott in his Lady
of the Lake, and an earlier version, giving an account of young
McClintock's exploit, written by the family bard of the Colqu-
houns, has been recently printed. The name of " young McClin-
tock," not positively known, was probably John. The records
of the Privy Council show that a John McClintock of Koss-Dhu
was killed by an assassin's dagger in or about 1612.
Trinta in Donegal remained in the possession of the Duke of
Lennox until acquired by the heirs of Alexander McClintock.
The Muster Roll of Ulster made in 1630, shows " Alexander Mc-
Lentock," bearing a sword and pike, on the lands of the Duke of
Lennox, in the Barony of Rapho, County Donegal. The Duke
of Lennox, at this time chief among the king's friends, may have
granted the arms himself. The right of a nobleman to grant a
coat of arms was strongly maintained, as late as 1600 at least, as
is shown in volume five of the Carew manuscripts, where the
pretensions of the royal heralds to regulate such matters are
denied. This makes it more intelligible why the McClintock
arms were never recorded by Lyon, King of Arms, and more par-
ticularly because those who bore the arms went to Ireland before
1650, while it was only in lb72 that a law required all Scottish
arms to be brought to Lyon for record. The ancient arms of the
family were altered by Betham, Ulster King of Arms, as stated in
Burke's Armory. A sweeping change was made by him, apply-
ing to all branches of the family excepting that of Drumcar ; the
attempted change alfecting the tinctures of the escallops and es-
pecially the crest. At his table in London, July 28, 1904, the
admiral stated positively that the family had always borne the
same arms, unchanged, and especially mentioned the crest, a lion
proper. The table cloth at dinner had been copied from an ancient
table cloth, in possession of Archbishop Alexander, dated 1689.
Several copies of this cloth had been woven for members of the
family, and this one had been preserved by the archbishop. It
was a work of considerable art, exhibiting the old coat of arms,
animals and various emblems of the chase, indicating that the
family at Trinta had pretentions much above the ordinary. The
modern copy, woven for the admiral, must have been a work in-
volving considerable skill.
A trace of Alexander McClintock's existence in the year 1665
is found in " The Laggan and its Presbyterianism," by the Rev.
Alexander B. Lecky, B. A. (Belfast, 1905), where his name ap-
pears as having paid the Hearth Tax in the parish of Taughboyne
in that year. The names of other McClintocks residing in the
locality are given in this publication : chiefly John, and one Gilbert
appears who seems to have died in 1665. It may be plausibly
surmised that the name of the father of Alexander was John
Burke, in the pedigree of Lord Rathdonnell, makes the father's
name a mythical xllexander, who came over from Scotland in the
16th century and bought the estate of Rathdonnell. This estate,
which belonged to the archbishop for many years, was purchased
in or about 1740 by one of the latter's ancestors. This informa-
tion, received from the archbishop, was communicated to Emory
McClintock by the admiral in his own handwriting.
Children of Alexander McClintock and Agnes McClean :
1. John McClintock, born about 1649; died 1707; married Jenet
2. William McClintock, born 1657; died 1724; married Elizabeth
3. Alexander McClintock, lieutenant in the British army or Irish Volun-
teers; born about 1660; died September 14, 1689; married
Sarah Young. Some doubt has been expressed whether
Alexander was not the eldest of the three brothers. He
was married before either of the others, and from a docu-
ment written before his death it appears that his father
and himself were known respectively as "Senior" and
"Junior." In his will proved 1690, he is described as of
Trentaugh, while John appears as residing near by. All
tradition favors the claim of John to have been the eldest.
4. Jane McClintock married Porter.
JOHN McCLINTOCK, son of Alexander McClintock and
Agnes McClean, born about 1649,' 2 inherited his father's property,
possibly after the death of his brother, Lieutenant Alexander.
He married August 11, 1687, 3 Jane, fourth daughter of John
Lowry, of Aghenis, County Tyrone. Her name appears variously
as Jane and Jenet, and on the tombstone, " Mrs. Jenet McClin-
tock wife to the above John McClintock." This tombstone, of
husband and wife, was carefully engraved after 1765 by James
McClintock, their grandson, who must have known the correct
spelling of his grandmother's name. John Lowry of Aghenis was
one of the greatest landed proprietors in those parts, and fourth
in lineal descent from him was the first Earl Belmore. The name
was written in Ireland according to the local usage, but an an-
cestor of his spelled it Laurie, which is more familiar to American
ears. The family seat was Maxwelton, renowned from the famous
song of which the heroine was Annie Laurie, a daughter of the
John McClintock's will dated September 1, 1707, gave his
wife .£20 per annum and the lease of Trinta during her life or
widowhood, and <£50 to dispose of by will, besides ten cows, two
of the best horses, and twelve sheep ; to his son Alexander a free-
* Pedigree of Admiral McClintock.
hold in St. Johnstone ; to his daughter Mary ,£40, and to
daughter Katherine ,£20 ; each child was named in the will
and bond was given by Alexander McClintock, October 4, 1719,
as the guardian of the living minor children, named James and
Robert. 4 The fact that the son George had died before the bond
was given is important. Jenet, widow of John McClintock, died
December 28, 1739.
The extant pedigrees beginning with the Drumcar pedigree,
state that certain of the children are supposed to have died young.
These are the first John, the first Robert, William, James, Anne
and George. The marble tombstone before spoken of states that
the father and mother were buried there " with many of their chil-
dren." The bond of 1719 shows that "William was living and of
age, and that James was ten years old ; there is nothing extant at
Drumcar to bear out the statement that these two children died
young. In short, the Drumcar pedigree, filed in 1814, and fol-
lowed by Burke, is erroneous in respect to those two children. 3
Children of John McClintock and Jenet Lowry :
1. John McClintock, born February 1, 1688-9; died young.
2. Mary McClintock, born February 2, 1690; married Gray,
esquire, of Donegal.
3. Alexander McClintock, barrister, born September 30, 1692; died
in Dublin, May 25, 1773.
4. Catherine McClintock, born October 5, 1693; died young.
5. Robert McClintock, born May 13, 1695; died young.
6. William McClintock, bom January 9, 1696-7; died March, 1774;
married Isabella Forster.
7. John McClintock, born March 27, 1698; died May 26, 1765.
8. James McClintock, born December 19, 1699.
9. Anne McClintock, born July 17, 1701; died young.
10. Robert McClintock, born October 27, 1702 ; died at Castrues,
November 18, 1758.
11. George McClintock, born September 8, 1707; died young.
• Prerogative Wills, Dublin.
• From a privately printed chart in the possession of Colonel William McClintock of
WILLIAM McCLINTOCK, son of John McClintock and
Jenet Lowry, born at Trinta, January 9, 1696-7, did not die
young, as stated in the Drumcar pedigree, but was certainly living
towards the end of 1719. He was one of the brothers not named
in the aforesaid bond of guardianship. Tradition locates him in a
bleak and sparsely settled district, in the parish of Cappagh in
Tyrone. There is no reason for his choice of this place ; but it
was the residence of his aunt Rebecca, the wife of William Moore
of Ballymagrane, near Cappagh ; and sister of his mother, Jenet
Lowry. The Moores remained for generations warm friends of
the McClintocks, a friendship which has endured since the de-
scendants of both families spread through the United States.
Another of his mother's sisters, Katherine Perry, lived upon the
estate adjacent to that of John Forster, at Mullaghmore. Bally-
magrane is in the parish of Aghelow and barony of Dungannon,
County Tyrone. Rebecca Lowry, wife of William Moore, is re-
ferred to by Lord Belmore in the Two Ulster Manors. The fol-
lowing data concerning the Moore family have been collected by
Mr. Emory McClintock.
Among the Protestants who were attainted by James IT, in
1689, were : James Moore of Garvey, esquire, son of William ;
James Moore of Tully, gentleman ; James Moore of Derryoretly,
gentleman ; John Lowry of Aghenis, gentleman ; John Lowry,
Jr., and Robert Lowry of the same place, gentlemen ; Captain
William Moore of Garvey ; James Moore of Lissaleen ; Thomas
and John Moore of Ballynelogh ; John Moore of Anaghaloghan,
gentleman ; all late of County Tyrone.
A lease was made July 2, 1712, for three lives renewable for-
ever, by Thomas Whyte of Redhills, Cavan, esquire, to William
Moore of Dromearn in County Tyrone, gentleman. For the lands
of Dromont and Dromearn and the Mill of Ballymagrane called
Dromont Mill, in the said Dromont, with the mill tolls of Bally-
magrane Manor and all weirs, millraces, &c, to hold for the three
lives of William Moore the lessee, his son Robert Moore and John
Lowrie, son of Robert Lowry of Aghenis, County Tyrone, esquire.
At ,£31, 10 shillings rent, and <£23 renewal fine. Witnessed by
James Brisban, Alexander M'Clintock and William Fleming. 6
Alexander McClintock witnessed a lease made November 1, 1713,
by Thomas White of Redhills to William Moore of Dromont, in
Ballymagrane Manor, Aghelow Parish, County Tyrone, gentle-
man. 7 Drummond, Drumearn and Mulnahorn, are townlands in
Aghalow Parish, Ballymagrane Manor, about a half mile east of
William McClintock married in 1738, Isabella Forster,
daughter of John Forster of Tullaghan in the county of Monag-
han. 8 This marriage probably took place shortly after the death
of Isabella's father, John Forster, who left her a small legacy of
,£400. Jenet, the mother of William McClintock, died in 1739,
and as she was the head of the house at Trinta, according to her
husband's will, this event probably threw William on his own re-
sources, as he was not on friendly terms with his eldest brother,
Alexander. Hence the settlement at Cappagh detailed above.
The cause of this bitter family quarrel, which continued for
generations, is unknown, although it was probably due to jealousy.
A marked preference was shown in the father's will for his son
John, who was named as executor, and whose characteristics indi-
cate that he was distinctly a " business man " in the modern
phrase. It is not likely that any personal fault would have been
found in William, as his children and grandchildren showed
veneration for his memory; but when recrimination begins among
people of so highly peppery a nature, there is no end to the
trouble which may ensue.
The last survivor of William McClintock's great grandchil-
dren was Mrs. Joseph Graydon, who died July 14, 1900, aged
seventy-nine years. She was unusually respected, and to the last
was treasurer of a ladies' society for aiding young candidates for
the Methodist ministry. She retained all her faculties, had a
good memory, and a warm interest in the traditions of her father's
•Memorial No. 6305, Volume 14, p. 318. Registry of Deeds, Dublin.
* Witherow, Deny and Ennukillen in the year 1689, Belfast, 1885, p. 334.
family. On the last night of her life she was in remarkably good
spirits and told of the violent aversion shown by her father to the
names of Alexander and Catherine. His wife's nephew, Alex-
ander Boyle, was always called John when he came to her father's
house. The aversion shown to the name of Catherine is more
obscure ; William's wife was baptized Catherine Isabella Forster.
It is mentioned in Shirley's History of Monaghan, 9 that her father,
John Forster, named several children "Isabella," and gave an
additional name to each of them. She was known in Cappagh
uniformly as " Isabella," and her tombstone and the church entry
alike describe her as " Isabella McClintock wife of William Mc-
Clintock." It is likely that the extra names given to the children
named " Isabella " were merely formal. Her children and grand-
children held her in the greatest awe as some one different from
themselves and others, and the name of Forster was punctiliously
kept alive, including the " r " in the middle. Her death occurred
on May 14, 1773.
One or two other recollections of Mrs. Gray don's youth were
given, of which the most prominent in her mind was her father's
aversion to any talk about his family. She spoke of a nurse
Margery Hagen, who about 1830 told the children that the family
came from Trinta, a speech which drew from him a threat of dis-
missal. He did once mention an ancestral estate with a " black
rock," which produced a theory among the children that " Black
rock " was the name of the estate. In fact there is at Trinta, on
the estate above the house, a high black rock, a spur of the moun-
tain Dooish (black mountain), since mined for slate.
William McClintock's will, written for him on his deathbed,
February 24, 1774, just ten days before the day of his burial,
described him as " weak in body," and bequeathed to his grand-
son Robert, son of James, the loom that had belonged to his "son
Robert in his lifetime," and distributed other effects among his
three children, namely James, Jenet (so spelled always, five times
repeated), and Margaret; to Jenet he left "the house and land,"
'Shirley, The History of Monaghan.
the " horse furniture " (harness, wagons, etc.,) and a heifer and
calf, with half of the sheep; the other half, and the rest of
the cows, to her sister ; the household goods were to be divided
between the daughters ; Jenet to give her sister board and lodging
for one vear, and one guinea. James Moore of Letterbyne, and
William Moore of Killstrole, both in the parish of Ardstraw, were
made overseers, and the testator's son James of Reaghan in Cap-
pagh was appointed executor. Witnesses, Charles Ker and John
S. Moore. The will was never proved, though filed and indexed
in Dublin. 10
Children of William McClintock and Isabella Forster:
1. James McClintock, born 1739; died November 20, 1832; married
2. Robert McClintock.
3. Jenet McClintock.
4. Margaret McClintock.
JAMES McCLINTOCK, son of William McClintock and
Isabella Forster, born about 1739, learned the art and practice of
medicine from his father, settled in the town land of Reaghan in
the same parish, and also engaged in the manufacture of linen.
He married May 5, 1765, Margaret Lemon ; the name, according
to tradition, having originally been Le Moyne.
In a description of the parish of Cappagh, written by H. S.
Hetherington, an Irish-American, while visiting there, he stated
that one of the chief characters of the place was absent, old
Doctor James McClintock, whom he described at length and men-
tioned certain of his peculiarities which lingered in the recollec-
tions of the neighbors. He must have been about ninety years
of age, presuming the date of the recollections to have been about
1830. The old doctor seems to have been the local pope or oracle
of the neighborhood, he " could outspell the whole school and was
also the best writer." u
"•Prerogative Wills. Dublin.
: « Ihe Miami (Ohio) Helmet, May 6, 1S75.
James McClintock was a conservative in politics, and very
stiff in a sort of family pride, which appeared in the final quarrel
with his son John, and towards certain rich relatives, whose names
were never to be mentioned. This feeling was not unnatural, lor
after his father's death he was the nearest natural heir to his uncle
Alexander, who dying in Dublin in 1775, over eighty years of
age, a very rich man, left the bulk of his property to a cousin of
The following is the inscription on his tombstone, in old
Cappagh Churchyard, where burial did not at all imply church
services : '• Erected in memory of James McClintock who died
November 20th, 1832 aged 93 years, and of Margaret McClintock
who died Feb. l'ith 1823 aged 86 years, by their affectionate son
John McClintock of Philadelphia, in the year 1850." The latter
never revisited Ireland, and the stone was arranged for, at his re-
quest, by his son John, who visited Cappagh in 1850.
The brothers, William and James, seem to have been strongly
united in sympathy, as each of them named his eldest son after
the other, and the alternation was kept up by their sons, William's
James naming a son William, and James's William naming a son
James. The last James McClintock was for fifty-eight years the
Presbyterian minister of the Crossroad congregation in Cappagh,
dying in 1849.
Children of James McClintock and Margaret Lemon: "
1. William McClintock, baptized October 16, 1766.
2. Mary McClintock, baptized August 20, 1768.
3. Robert McClintock, died young.
4. Hugh McClintock, who left only daughters.
5. John McClintock, born 1784; died 1856; married April 19, 1808,
JOHN McCLINTOCK, son of James McClintock and Mar-
garet Lemon, born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland, in 1784,
was for a time teacher of a school in Omagh, the county seat.
" Cappagh Parish Register.
About 1807 he sailed for Philadelphia, disowned by his father,
after a quarrel that was not healed for many years. He had lost
his heart to Martha McMackin, a girl of sixteen, superior to him
in talent as well as beauty, though inferior in social rank, the
daughter of Patrick McMackin and Catherine Rogers, of the
parish of Newton Stewart, County Tyrone. Her father, though
continuing in the Church of Ireland, had been a leader of the
Wesleyan Society in the neighborhood, and John Wesley used
the Rogers barn as meeting-place. Learning of the opposition of
the young man's family, Patrick McMackin promptly forbade the
young man's suit, and soon after sent his daugher to join her
brother in America. John McClintock was at first at a loss what
to do, but learning that James Gowen, one of Martha's suitors,
favored by her father, had gone to Philadelphia, he started at once
for the same place. Arriving there, with no clue except that
which might be found by watching Gowen, his efforts were for
some weeks unrewarded, until observing that Gowen was absent
at intervals, he followed him to the village of Soudersburg, where
John McClintock, a convert to Methodism, was married April 19,
1808, to Martha McMackin.
After many years' prosperity as a merchant in Philadelphia,
McClintock suffered a reverse in 1830, and was appointed man-
ager of a bank through the mediation of friends, not least active
among them being James Gowen, who was already on the road to
wealth. John McClintock subsequently became part owner and
chief manager of the Beaver Meadow Coal Mines, then prominent
in the infant anthracite industry.
Martha, wife of John McClintock, died July 4, 1840, and he
married second, near the end of 1841, Brigetta McGovern, who
survived him. He died at Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, May 24,
1856. John McClintock has been described as a man of middle
height, with light hair and eyes, and " of unusual intelligence ;
alert in movement, irrepressible in temper, persistent, tenacious,
and a man of mark in his religious communion."
Children of John McClintock and Martha McMackin :
1. James McClintock, M. D., born April 8, 1809; died October 19,
1881 ; married Mary Smith.
2. Jane McClintock, born September 3, 1811; died November 29, 1884.
3. John McClintock, bom October 27, 1814; died March 4, 1870;
married first, December 20, 1836, Caroline Augusta
Wakeman ; married second, Catherine Wilkins Stevenson.
4. William McClintock, born in 1817; supposed to have been killed at
Buena Vista, Mexico, February 23, 1847.
5. Robert Burch McClintock, born June 11, 1819; died October 23,
6. Martha McClintock, born November 23, 1821; died July, 1900;
married July 2, 1861, Joseph Graydon.
7. Samuel Ross McClintock, M. D., born 1826; went to California in
1849, and was never heard from.
8. Margaret McClintock, born December 15, 1828; died November 9,
1856; married Rev. Wm. Godman.
Children of John McClintock and Brigeita McGorern :
9. Emory Waugh McClintock, born 1842; died about 1900.
10. Edgar Wakeman McClintock, born about 1844; died about 1880.
JOHN McCLINTOCK, D. D., LL. D., son of John Mc-
Clintock and Martha McMackin, born in Philadelphia, October
27, 1814, graduated with honor from the University of Pennsyl-
vania in 1835, and received the degree of M. A. in due course.
He received the degree of Doctor of Divinity from the same
University in 1848, and that of LL. D., from Rutgers College.
He at once entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopal
Church, and in 1836 became professor of mathematics in Dickin-
son College. He subsequently made a specialty of ancient lan-
guages until 1848. During this period he brought out a series
of text-books which found favor, translated or edited various
works, and contributed frequently to reviews and journals.
Mr. McClintock married in Jersey City, December 20, 1836,
Caroline Augusta, daughter of Jabez Wakeman and Sarah Betts,
who was, by an unusual coincidence, of his exact age. She died
March 2, 1850.
In 1848 he was appointed by his church its chief editor, his
duties requiring a residence near New York. He married second,
October 9, 1851, Catharine Wilkins Stevenson, daughter of George
Stevenson, M. D., of Pittsburgh, by his wife Maria Barker, and
widow of Robert Emory, D. D. Dr. McClintock was one of the
first (two) delegates sent by the Methodist Church to the Wesleyan
Church in England in 1857, and during the next eight years was
engaged in pastoral work at St. Paul's Church, New York (1857-
60 and 1864-65), and the American Chapel in Paris (1860-64).
In Paris he was head of the European branch of the Sanitary
Commission, organized at the beginning of the Civil War, and
was active incessantly, in various ways, with tongue and pen in
the cause of his country, being the recognized leader in Europe
among non- official Americans. He was chairman of the Centen-
ary Committee of the Methodist Church in 1866, and was Presi-
dent of Drew Theological Seminary from 1867 until his death.
He died at Madison, New Jersey, March 4, 1870.
Dr. McClintock's greatest literary work, continued after his
death by his associate, Dr. Strong, is the Biblical, Theological
and Ecclesiastical Cyclopaedia, in ten volumes. His combination
of rare qualities as a scholar and as an orator gave him, for his
time, a rank in his calling probably unequaled in any denomina-
tion. ' It would seem almost worth while to exchange life for
such abounding praise," was said after his death by the President
of Girard College. "The brightest light in the church was ex-
tinguished when John McClintock's sun went down," was the
editorial opinion of the chief Presbyterian journal, the Xew York
Observer ; and the (Episcopal) Archdeacon of New York, Dr.
Tiffany, said that, " one so really great and good must be looked
at from many sides to be at all appreciated." The Independent
(Congregationalist) spoke of him as a " peculiar, remarkable, and
unique man," and Harper's Weekly sums up many columns with
the similar judgment : " a writer and an orator, in brief, a various,
versatile, and extraordinary man."
Children of John McClintock and Caroline Augusta Wakeman:
1. Sarah Augusta McClintock, born September 10, 1838; died April 6,
2. Emory McClintock, born September 19, 1840; married first, Zoe
Darlington; second, Isabella Bishop.
3. Augusta McClintock, born April 20, 1813; married November 23,
1865, James Madison Longacre.
4. Sarah Louisa McClintock, born August 25, 1845; died November 16,
Children of John McClintock and Catharine Wilkins Stevenson:
5. Caroline Wakeman McClintock, born July 6, 1853; died in infancy.
6. Catharine McClintock, born 1855; died in infancy.
7. Anne McClintock, born December 31, 1859.
EMORY McCLINTOCK, son of John McClintock and Car-
oline Augusta Wakeman, was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania,
September 19. 1840. His education was somewhat broken, be-
ing divided between the respective colleges of Dickinson, Yale
and Columbia, but he was awarded honors or prizes by each, and
was graduated by Columbia some months before the rest of his
class in 1859, in order to make him at once tutor in mathematics.
He filled this post acceptably until September, 1860. when he re-
fused promotion in order to continue his studies in chemistry.
This branch occupied him privately in Paris and London until
February, 1862, though one semester was spent, in 1861, at the
laboratory of the University of Gdttingen.
Returning to the United States he sought to engage in the
Civil War, and through the mediation of an old instructor, Pro-
fessor Peck, formerly of West Point, was offered an appointment
as second lieutenant of Topographical Engineers in the United
States Army, a post highly prized at that time. On his way to
Washington to take the place, one warm day in the spring of
1862, he was seized by a recurrence of an earlier sunstroke, of
such severity as to deprive him for several years of all capacity for
work ; even the reading of any book being forbidden.
Mr. McClintock held the position of Consular Agent of the
United States at Bradford, England, from 1863, and married at
Addingham, in Yorkshire, January '22, 1868, Zoe Darlington,
daughter of John Darlington, Belgian Consul at Bradford. Early
in the same year he became Actuary of the Asbury Life Insurance
Company of New York, and successively took the same position
with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company of Mil-
waukee in 1871, and with the Mutual Life Insurance Company
of Neiv York in 1887. Mr. McClintock was elected vice-presi-
dent of the last named in 1905. He resigned in October of 1911,
and was appointed the consulting actuary by the company, which
position he still holds and continues as one of its trustees. He
married second, January 8, 1890, Isabella Bishop, daughter of
the Hon. James Bishop of Trenton, New Jersey.
Mr. McClintock has received honorary degrees as follows :
Ph.D., 1884, University of Wisconsin ; LL.D., 1895, Columbia
University ; LL.D., 1892, Yale University. He has been Presi-
dent of the American Mathematical Society and of the Actuarial
Society of America, and has written numerous mathematical and
actuarial papers, many of which are enumerated in the Inter-
national Insurance Encyclopedia. He was chosen chairman of
the Section on Insurance of the World's Fair held in St. Louis in
1904, and has been from the beginning, the Vice-President for
America of the Permanent Committee for International Congresses
of Actuaries. He has been for many years a Fellow of the Insti-
tute of Actuaries of London, and is connected with corresponding
scientific bodies in other capitals. He is a member of the Society
of Colonial Wars, and was for four years Governor of that Society
in New Jersey.
John McClintock, son of Emory McClintock and Zoe
Darlington, born March 26, 1872, was Adjutant General of the
militia within New York City at the outbreak of the war with
Spain, 1898. Recruited five companies for a state regiment of
volunteers, and was mustered in as major of the 203d New York
Volunteer Infantry, July 22, 1898. On March 22, 1899, he was.
appointed to the regular establishment as second lieutenant, U S.
Infantry ; later became second lieutenant Fifth U. S. Cavalry by
presidential transfer; promoted first lieutenant, Ninth U. S. Cav-
alry, and captain, U. S. Thirteenth Cavalry, from which position
he resigned in November, 1909. Captain McClintock had served
three tours in the Philippines, one in Porto Rico, and one as
Military Attache at Vienna. Before the Spanish War, Mr. Mc-
Clintock had been an active member of the New York Stock Ex-
change, and he resumed business immediately after leaving the
army. In 1910 he purchased a half-interest in an old established
firm of wholesale and retail coal merchants, H. L. Herbert &
Company, which he serves as vice-president. Mc. McClintock is
a member of the following clubs : Racquet, Tennis, Whitehall,
and Travelers, New York ; Army and Navy, Washington ; Jockey
and Imperial Automobile, Vienna ; Larchmont Yacht and Horse-
shoe Harbor Yacht Club, West Chester County, New York. He
is a member of the Military Order of the Caraboa ; Life Member
of the National Rifle Association, and of the Society of the Army
in the Philippines ; Society of Colonial Wars ; Sons of the Ameri-
can Revolution ; Military Order of Foreign Wars, and many other
military and patriotic societies.