ARCHIBALD ST. CLAIR, deceased, born in County Tyrone, Ireland, March 12, 1795, is the son of Hugh and Rebecca (Beatty) St. Clair. He came to America in 1802, and made his home in Indiana County, Pa., from which place, in 1859, he moved to Crawford County, and thence to Iowa in 1875, locating in Cedar Township, where he died April 12, 1880.
He was twice married; first in Indiana County, Pa., in 1823, to Esther Alcorn, a native of that county. Nine children were born to this union, six boys and three girls; James died at the age of twenty-one years; Jane, married first, to Samuel Mack, and afterward to Robert McCormick, now living in Jackson Township; Hugh married Mary C. Kerr, and also lives in Jackson Township; Samuel married Rachel Morrow, and lives in Cedar Township: William married Sarah M. Kerr, and lives in Jackson Township; Archibald died at Annapolis, Md., Sept. 8, 1863, from disease contracted while a prisoner of war, leaving a wife and two children; Mary married John Mack and died in 1877, leaving seven children; Rebecca married S. M. Edmond, and died in 1880, leaving three children; John died in childhood. The mother departed this life Dec. 27, 1859, and Mr. St. Clair was again married, in 1863, to Miss Catharine Mars. She still survives and is living at Vinton. Mr. St. Clair was a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. In polities he was originally a Democrat of Freesoil proclivities, and became identified with the Republican party on its organization. Samuel, Hugh and Archibald St. Clair, and two of their brothers-in-law, John Mack and Samuel Edmond, were in the late war in Co. D, 18th Pa. Vol. Cav.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 255-256.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on January 28th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.