Horatio and Nancy Clift

Information comes from the family files at the Campbell County Historical and Genealogical Society in Alexandria, Kentucky and various other sources


Horatio Clift was born about 1780 in Virginia and came to Kentucky early.  He married Nancy Edrington 8 Nov 1799 at the Elk Horn Church in Franklin County, Kentucky.  Her witness was John Edrington.  By 1800 Horatio and Nancy had settled in Carthage in Campbell County.

Horatio died in November 1845 in Carthage and his will was probated on 22 Feb 1847.  No headstone has been found to mark where he is buried in Carthage.  Nancy Edrington was born about 1787 also in Virginia.  She was living with her son Benjamin F Clift in Doniphan County, Kansas in 1860 and is assumed to have died there.

Children of Horatio Clift and Nancy Edrington

1. Joseph Harrison Clift b-1802 in Franklin Co Ky; m (1) Mahala Ellis in 1828; (2) Sarah Ann Lively 2 July 1832 in Carthage
2. Richard Clift b-1804 in Franklin Co Ky; d-21 Aug 1857 in Carthage; m-Nancy Ellis 30 June 1828 in Cartage, daughter of Dudley B Ellis
3. Benjamin F Clift b-27 Dec 1812 in Carthage; d-27 Apr 1894 in Forbes Missouri; m (1) Lydia Ann Colvert 8 Sep 1836 in Carthage; (2) Mary Cotter 10 Dec 1868 in Forbes, Missouri
4. Harrison Clift b-1813 in Carthage
5. Elizabeth Clift b-1814 in Carthage

Child of Joseph Harrison Clift and Mahala Ellis

1. John D Clift b-12 May 1829 in Carthage; m-Nancy M Dameron 18 Dec 1851; d-1900 in Benton, Fremont, Iowa; br-Grandview Cemetery in Iowa

Children of Joseph Clift and Sarah Ann Lively

1. William Biggs Clift b-4 Mar 1833 in Carthage; d-30 Oct 1913 in Mentor; br-Grandview Cemetery
2. James Clift b-1835 in Carthage
3. Lucinda Clift b-1838 in Carthage
4. Augusta Clift b-1840 in Carthage; m-John Henderson
Benjamin W Clift b-Dec 1843 in Carthage; d-23 Aug 1925 in Indian Springs; br-Alexandria Cemetery
Joseph Harrison Clift b-14 Feb 1845 in Carthage; d-9 Dec 1923 in Mentor; br-Grandview Cemetery

Children of Richard Clift and Nancy Ellis

1. Ira E Clift b-7 Apr 1829 in Carthage; d-14 Apr 1906 in Flagg Spring; br-Flagg Spring Cemetery; m-Mary Swain 9 Oct 1851 in Carthage
2. Johnson Clift b-1831 in Carthage; m-Amanda 1876
3. Benjamin Clift b-12 Feb 1833 in Carthage; d-23 Jan 1920 in Carthage; br-Mt Gilead Cemetery in Carthage; m-Elizabeth Abbott 13 Oct 1856 in Carthage
4. Jeremiah Clift b-1836 in Carthage
5. Harrison A Clift b-15 Aug 1837 in Carthage; d-19 Nov 1909 in Pierce Clermont Co Oh; br-Grandview Cemetery in Mentor, Ky. m-Mary Ann
6. DeWitt C Clift b-Nov 1839 in Carthage; d-17 Dec 1921 in Cincinnati

Children of Ira E Clift and Mary Catherine Swain (12 Jan 1833-1 Feb 1901)

1. Richard J Clift b-1854 in Carthage
2. John W Clift b-9 Feb 1856 in Carthage; d-13 June 1927 in Chelyan, Kanawha West Vriginai
3. Margaret A Clift b-1858 in Carthage; m-Joseph Laycock
4. Henry Millard Clift b-Dec 1860 in Carthage; m-Martha Jane Abbott 20 Apr 1883
5. Dudley Brown Clift 22 Dec 1862; d-Dec 1894 in Mentor; br-Grandview Cemetery
6. James Ira Clift b-1865 in Carthage
7. William Joseph Clift b-1 Nov 1867 in Carthage; d-22 Apr 1950 in Flagg Spring; br-Flagg Spring Cemetery; Effie Daniels
8. David Oscar Clift
9. Frederick O Clift b-Oct 1876 in Carthage


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