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Reprinted from Volume One of The Genealogical Register 





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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. 
8 Bid. 

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 
Aghnacloy village. 

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. 

' Ibid. 

* 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 

Margaret Lemon. 

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, 

Martha McMackin. 

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.