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Daniel Clow

Daniel Clow

Male 1812 - 1893  (81 years)

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  • Name Daniel Clow 
    Born 1812  Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jul 1893  Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33987  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 30 Dec 2020 

    Father Peter Clow,   b. Abt 1785, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Lucinda,   b. 1781, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Yates,   b. 1814, Rensselaer, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1884, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1835  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harriett D. Clow,   b. Apr 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1903, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Helen Maria Clow,   b. 9 Nov 1837, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1916, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 18 May 2022 
    Family ID F10944  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Daniel Clow Birth: 1812 Rensselaer County New York, USA Death: Jul. 5, 1893 Rock County Wisconsin, USA From The Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock County, Wis., publ, 1889 - page 477, 478 DANIEL CLOW is one of the early and esteemed citizens of Janesville. He was born in the town of Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., N.Y., in 1812. His father, Peter CLOW, one of the pioneers of Rensselaer County, was a representative of one of the early families of the Empire State, where he continued to reside until his death.

      Our subject was reared to manhood in his native county, and possessing considerable talent in that direction, learned the trade of a machinist, and subsequently engaged in the manufacture of agricultural implements in Cayuga County, N.Y. In 1848 he came to Janesville, and for several years was engaged in building. In 1852, in company with Joseph H. BUDD, he established a machine shop in Janesville on quite an extensive scale. They purchased the machinery necessary to conduct their business in the East, and it is said that theirs was the first portable steam engine in Wisconsin west of Milwaukee. They did a large business and the enterprise prospered, but at length, on account of severe and prolonged illness, Mr. CLOW was compelled to withdraw, selling his interest to his partner. Under the skillful management of our subject, who is an excellent machinist, the business brought rich returns, but after his withdrawal sales fell off, and the enterprise finally ceased to exist.

      Soon after retiring from the above mentioned firm, our subject purchased a farm of 200 acres in Rock Township, which he owned and operated for a number of years. He possesses great inventive genius, and in 1859 the result of this genius was placed before the public in the form of a "Clow Reaper", on which he received a patent. This was a most successful machine and became widely known. It was manufactured on an extensive scale, thousands being sold annually, and Mr. CLOW continued to realize a handsome income form the sales of his reaper, until it was eventually superseded by still more improved methods of harvesting.

      It is as an inventor and a patent office attorney that Mr. CLOW is most widely known. He has acted for many years in the latter capacity, and has obtained many patents for other parties. In this position he has been brought into correspondence with persons in foreign countries, who have solicited his assistance in connection with the United States Patent Office. His latest invention is a tobacco planter, which is a remarkable machine, and of its success and practical utility there can be no doubt. The combination of a rotary water tank with the main wheels of the machine in the essential and peculiar feature of this invention, and it is the only machine of its class that involves this principle. Two rows are planted simultaneously and watered by the automatic action of the machine. In August, 1887, he received a patent on his invention. ***********************

      While residing in New York, Mr. CLOW was united in marriage with Miss Anna YATES, a native of the Empire State, whose death occurred in Janesville on the 10th day of November, 1884. Two children were born unto them - Helen, now the wife of George W. STRUNK, a resident of Kansas; and Harriet, wife of O. F. STAFFORD. **********************

      Mr. CLOW, as is indicated by his inventive skill, possesses a large amount of the constructive element in his mental character. But he has by no means devoted all his attention to mechanical pursuits He is an extensive and varied reader, possesses rare conversational powers, is well informed on the leading topics of the day, and is one of Janesville's honored and respected citizens. He is a firm believer in the second advent of the Savior, and has contributed much to current literature on this topic. He shuns politics, his last vote being cast for Abraham Lincoln in 1860. ***********************

      Family links: Spouse: Anna Yates Clow (1814 - 1884)* Children: Harriett D Clow Stafford (1840 - 1903)* *Calculated relationship Note: no stone Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Janesville Rock County Wisconsin, USA Plot: block 24-11-3 Created by: sthurner Record added: Oct 02, 2015 Find A Grave Memorial# 153148766