Clearfield Descendants

Some of the Individuals and Families of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

Benjamin Henry Latrobe

America's first professional architect, Benjamin Henry Latrobe contributed to such iconic structures as the the U.S. Capitol building, the White House, and the Baltimore Basilica, the first catholic cathedral built in North America as well as the Church of the Presidents. In addition he designed private residences for some of the country's most renowned personalities, including War of 1812 hero, Commodore Stephen Decatur.

Born in England Benjamin emmigrated to America in 1796. Books have been written and documentaries created on his fascinating life. An amazing, talented man, and friend to presidents, he is one of the most celebrated individuals in this database to whom many of us are related. Much more can be learned about his life, that ended tragically, including a ten-page biography written by this websites compiler at his page by clicking on his photo above.

Welcome to Your Clearfield Descendants Website!
Linking our Past to the Present

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and
the hearts of the children to their fathers.
~~ Malachi 4:6 ~~

Thank you for visiting! This website is the result of more than 50 years of research and painstaking record keeping. Still a work in progress it contains thousands of names from thousands of families with roots in Clearfield County, PA.

You'll find nearly 25,500 names and more than 9,300 families recorded here. There are 4,400 unique surnames as well as place names including thousands of photos and supporting documents. Among the names are numerous pioneer settlers and Clearfield area families whose posterity and far-reaching influence have spread to every corner of the country and to other nations of the world.

Some of the most prominent surnames are listed below. If your family has a connection to any of these, you will likely find this website useful.

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The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his
forefathers is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance.
~~ Daniel Webster ~~

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John Wayne

Born Marion Robert Morrison, the legendary film actor, John Wayne is related to many of us through Clearfield county's prominent Passmore family.

The Academy Award winning actor starred in numerous movies including True Grit, The Alamo, and The Green Berets. Epitomizing rugged masculinity he became an enduring American icon with a larger-than-life image who symbolized and communicated American values and ideals.

A Harris Poll, of 2015, placed Wayne fourth among America's favorite film stars, the only deceased star on the list and the only one who has appeared on the poll every year since it first began in 1994. Click on his photo for more.