John CLINTON, postmaster at Brownsville, was born in Scotland, April 23, 1833, and is the son of John and Agnes (McCLURE) Clinton, of Gate House, Scotland. He was educated in Scotland, and when twelve years of age came to America and located at Brownsville, engaging in the tailoring business until 1861, when he abandoned business until the close of the war. In 1859, he married Susan BARCLAY, a daughter of James W. Barclay of Haywood County. Mrs. Clinton died in 1860, and in 1861 he married Emily R. Barclay, and to this marriage seven children were born — three daughters and four sons: John, Susan, Eva, Christiana, Charley, Alfred, Freeman and James Russell.
In 1865 Mr. Clinton was commissioned postmaster at Brownsville, and still has the office, having held it through every change of administration, and discharged the laborious duties connected with it in the most obliging and efficient manner. The children, John, Susan, Eva, Agnes, are members of the Presbyterian Church, in high standing. Mr. Clinton is a Republican, and a F. &. A. M., a K. O H., and also a member of the A. O. U. W. He is a man of strict integrity and clear judgment. Himself, wife and four children belong to the Presbyterian Church.
Goodspeed Pub. Co. History of Tennessee from the Earliest Time to the Present; Together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of Lauderdale, Tipton, Haywood and Crockett Counties, Besides a Valuable Fund of Notes, Original Observations, Reminiscences, Etc., Etc. Nashville: Goodspeed Pub. Co, 1887.