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Clodfelter family exhibit to open Oct. 15 at museum

Monday, October 3, 2011

Saturday, Oct.15 at 10:30 a.m. Malcolm Romine, great-grandson of Solomon Clodfelter, will present "A Clodfelter History" at the Putnam County Museum to mark the opening of the Clodfelter Family exhibit that will be on display through the end of the year.

This program is free and open to the public.

The Clodfelter family moved to Putnam County from Abbott's Creek, N.C., in August 1830.

John Clodfelter and his wife Catherine traveled with their nine children in a covered wagon. The family settled on land near Raccoon Creek located between Morton and Russellville.

The winter of 1830 was one of the coldest ever with fierce blizzards. All eleven family members survived the bitter weather, except the father. John Clodfelter suffered complications from pneumonia and died Aug. 19, 1931.

The Clodfelter exhibit focuses mainly on the descendents of Solomon Clodfelter, the eldest child of John and Catherine.

Solomon started his own farm in Clinton Township but eventually moved back to his father's farm: The Old Home Place. Solomon had eight children.

The exhibit concentrates primarily on the descendants of Solomon's four sons: Jackson, Newton, Colombus and John.

For more information, persons may contact Putnam County Museum Director Tanis Monday at 653-8419.

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The Mayor of Morton would be very proud of this exhibit.

-- Posted by Jclody on Mon, Oct 3, 2011, at 6:06 PM

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