|Birth Day||June 26, 1843|
|Age||176 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Nov 26, 1916 (age 73)|
Posthumously famous as the great-great-great-grandfather of American pop star
During his Service in the Union Army, he was confined to a Confederate prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia. Shortly after escaping, he was accidentally shot by his own Union troops and was left disabled for the remaining decades of his life.
As a member of the Ohio Senate, he championed the temperance cause and successfully banned liquor sales in several Ohio counties.
His marriage to Melissa Ellen Crawford resulted in six children.
His direct ancestor, Kelly Clarkson, learned the details of his story while participating in an NBC genealogical series titled Who Do You Think You Are?