|April 9, 1874 Clodfelter Marriage Certificate|
Clodfelter was the first county superintendent and was instrumental in establishing a new system of teaching and school work that formed the foundation for our early 20th-century school system. He was not only a superintendent, however; he had also become an attorney by 1881 who was known for assisting the "common man." It was said that. Clodfelter was stern, yet full of mirthfulness; he never idled, yet to everyone he gave a smile. Clodfelter was also known as having the highest of morals and ideals.
After he passed away in 1917, his wife lived with their daughter, Stella, until she suffered a fall in October 1940 and died at the age of 86.