Clitherall bought over 500 acres of land in Scott County in Township 115, over 100 acres of land in Louisville, lots 7 through 12 of block 4, lots 7 through 9 of block 21, lots 4 through 6 of block 23, lots 5 and 6 of block 26, lots 1 through 3 of block 30, lots 1 through 3 of block 34, lot 1 of block 37, lots 7 and 9 of block 42, lot 1 of block 50, lot 1 of block 52, lot 2 of block 55, lot 7 of block 50 in Louisville. He also bought land in Big Lake Township 33, Range 27, Section 4 of Sherburne County on September 12, 1856.

Lake Clitherall and the city of Clitherall in Otter Tail County were named in his honor in Minnesota. Between 1857 and 1860, he served the federal government in Otter Tail County, Minnesota. Otherwise, he lived in Mobile, Alabama. In 1860 in Alabama his male slaves were ages 15, 12, and 4; and his only female slave was 18 years old.

Tonton Clitherall: He was born around 1860 and was likely the newborn son of Clitherall’s 18-year-old female slave listed in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1870 census he was listed as ten years old and still living with Clitherall. Both Tonton and his mother were designated with “M” for their skin color.

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