Clonts in Paulding and Douglas Counties, Georgia, 1850-1900
Jacob Clonts, 27 Sept. 1790-1 Aug. 1881, is buried at Bethel Methodist Church, Brownsville, Paulding County, Georgia, with wife Elizabeth Shelby, 22 June 1797-10 Sept. 1872. Jacob is said to be the son of Revolutionary veteran Jeremiah Clonts of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Jacobís children were:
1. John Green Clonts, 1815-1890, buried at Bethel Church with wife Luceriah Varner, 1822-1894. Their children included Frances who m. Rice E. Kiker; Sarah E. m. Mason J. Florence,;Mary E. m. Thomas L. Varner; Thomas Jefferson, 1861-1933, a wagon maker in Douglasville in the 1890s, m. Elizabeth Odessa Furr (all buried Bethel Church), daughter of Harrison Furr of Douglasville; and Luceriah Clonts, b. 1866, m. John Thomas Duncan, b. 1858, co-founder of N.B. & J.T. Duncan store in Douglasville. John T. Duncan served as state representative and state senator from Douglas County before World War I.
2. Elizabeth Clonts, 1831-1915, buried at Bethel Church with husband James Motley Watson, 1825-1899. Their children included Permelia Watson, b. 1872, married Judge A. LaFayette Bartlett, 1851-1926, of Paulding County; James Brown Watson, 1862-1944, noted hymn writer; Martha Watson, 1853-1935, m. George W. Hill, 1847-1933; Emma Allene Watson, b. 1860, m. John Hiram McLarty, ordinary of Douglas County and mayor of Douglasville; others.
3. Absolum Brown Clonts, 1834-1918, unmarried, buried at Bethel Church.
4. Thomas Hervey Clonts, 1829-July 1863, m. Sarah A. Varner and died after his capture at Vicksburg in the War Between the States. Children included Asberry B., 1851-1935, buried Flint Hill Church, Hiram, Paulding County; Lucy m. Joel P. Bagby; William T., 1860-1902, m. Martha D. McLarty, buried Bethel Church.
5. Mary E. Clonts, 1836-1910, m. William J. Tidwell, 1838-1864, buried at Bethel Church. She married 2nd to Hugh C. Taylor, 1842-1869, buried at Bethel Church, 3rd to William Butler.
6. Jacob Shelby Clonts, 1820-1861, died in the War. He and wife Mary, 1824-1897, buried at Bethel Church, were the parents of Jacob Pierce Clonts, b. 1855, who lived in Douglasville on the 1880 census, and David Asbury Clonts, 1858-1895, buried at Sweetwater Baptist Church, Paulding County. D.A. Clonts married 1881 V.E. Jones.
7. Jeremiah Wesley Clonts, born 1821, died in July 1863 at Vicksburg after his capture in the War. He married Mary Ellen Polk, daughter of Ezekiel Polk. Their son Charles Wilson Clonts, 1854-1917, m. 1st 1876 Frances King, 2nd 1905 Mary Ella Johnston. Jeremiah Wesley Clonts m. 2nd, 1859, Mary Green, 1836-1919, buried at Mt. Nebo Church, Paulding County. Mary Green Clonts married in 1866 to Leroy Rakestraw. Children of Jeremiah Wesley Clonts and Mary Green included John Quillian Clonts, 1859-1937, buried at Bethel Church with wife Florence Duncan; and Jacob M. Clonts, 1861-1895, buried at Bethel Church with wife Georgia.
Cobb County, Ga., 1850 Census, 17th District:
Jacob Clonts 30 NC, Emily 26, Elizabeth 5, John 3, Sarah 1.
Jacob Clonts 60 NC, Elizabeth 56 NC, Sarah 21 NC, Absolum B. 16 NC, Mary E. 14 Ga.
John G. Clonts 36 NC, Lucyrah 28 SC, Samuel W. 6, Frances S. or L. 4, Sarah E. 2, William Varner 19, Asbury (Varner?) 13.
Cobb County, 1850 Census, Baits District:
Thomas H. Clonts 21 NC, Sarah Amanda 17 NC.
Paulding County, 1860 Census, 951st District:
J.W. (Jeremiah Wesley) Clonts 36 NC, Mary 22, Elizabeth J. 10, Thomas 8, Charles 6, John 6 months.
W.J. Tidwell 21, Mary E. 23, Jacob S. 4 months. (Note: Mary E. Clonts married William Tidwell 12 May 1859, Paulding County)
Jacob Clonts 69 NC, Elisabeth 65 NC, Absolum B. 24 NC.
Thomas H. Clonts 32 NC, Sarah A. 27, Asbery B. 10, Mary E. 6, William T. 4 months.
John G. Clonts 44 NC, Lucretia 37 SC, Samuel W. 16, Frances S. or L. 14, Sarah E. 12, Martha J. 6., Mary E. 6, John A.B. 1.
Paulding County, 1870 census, Weddington (951) District:
Mary Clontz 45, Jacob 16, Asbury 12.
John Clontz 54, Lucrecy 47 SC, Mary 17, John 12, Thomas 9, Luceriah 4.
Sarah Clontz 37, Asbury 16, Mary 15, William 11, Lucy 9.
Jacob Clontz 80 SC (sic), Elisabeth 76 SC, Brown 30 SC (sic), Jane 20, Thomas 18, Charley 16.
(Note: Jane, Thomas, and Charley Clonts were children of Jeremiah Wesley Clonts and wife Mary Ellen Polk, noted on the 1860 census above.)
William Butler 22, Mary 32, Jacob Clontz 10, William Butler 6, Sarah Butler 3, Permilia Butler 1.
Paulding County, 1870 census, California District:
Leroy Rakestraw 36 SC, Mary 32, John (Clonts) 10, Jacob (Clonts) 8, Brown (Clonts) 6, Wesley 3, Frances 10 mnths.
Paulding County 1880 census, Weddington (951) District:
J.G. Clonts 63 NC, wife L.M. 57, daughter M.E. 25, son J.A. 21, son T.J. 17, daughter L.N. 14.
W.T. Clonts 20, mother S.A. 47.
A.B. Clonts 44 NC, father Jacob Clonts 89 NC, R.L. Mattox 29, Fanny Mattox 29, Jane Mattox 9, John Mattox 4, Lilla Mattox 4.
W.T. Butler 32, wife M.E. 42, son J.S. (Jacob Clonts) 20, son W.J. 15, son S.E. 13, daughter Permetia 10.
C.W. Clonts 26, wife S.E. 25, son W.L. 2. (Note: Charles W. Clonts married Frances E. King, 12 Dec. 1876, Paulding County.)
A.B. Clonts Jr. 29, wife S.P. 23, son T.W. 4, son W.A. 3.
J.D. Clonts 33, wife A.C. 19, daughter Martha 15, daughter L.C. 13, son A.S. 10, son J.H. 8, son S.A. 6, son F.P. 6 (twins), daughter G.W. 9 months, brother Berry A. Clonts 20.
Douglas County, 1880 Census, Conners District:
Isham A. King 26, wife Elizabeth J. 30 Ga NC NC, son Westley 1, hirelings J.M. Clonts 18 Ga NC Ga, J.B. Clonts 16 Ga NC Ga, J.Q. Clonts 20 Ga NC Ga.
(Note: Elizabeth Jane Clonts, 1849-1934, daughter of Jeremiah Wesley Clonts, is buried at Bethel Church, Paulding County, with husband Isham A. King, 1853-1926; their son Wesley Isham King, 1878-1947, is buried in the Douglasville City Cemetery.)
Pierce J. Clonts 25, Nancy S. 20.
Paulding County, 1900 Census, Weddington District:
Charles W. Clonts born Aug. 1852 Ga NC NC, wife Frances E. b. June 1855, married 23 years, 7 children born, 4 living, son Glen C. b. Sept. 1882, son Robert C. b. March 1884, dau. Lela L. b. Nov. 1887, son Thomas D. b. Aug. 1887.
Vienna? Clonts b. April 1862, widow, 5 children born, 5 living, daughter Flora L. b. Jan. 1883, son James H. b. Sept. 1885, daughter Savanna? E. b. Sept. 1888, daughter Lucy P. b. Nov. 1891, son Roland E. b. Aug. 1894.
(Note: D.A. Clonts married 11 Dec. 1881, Paulding County, V.E. Jones. David Asbury Clonts was a son of Jacob Shelby Clonts, 1820-1861.)
William Butler b. Oct. 1847, wife Mary E. b. Oct. 1836, married 27 years, 5 children born, 4 living, stepdaughter Permelia C. Taylor, b. Nov. 1869, single.
Thomas Clonts b. Nov. 1861 Ga NC SC, wife Lizzie O. b. July 1874, daughter Elsie? B. May 1892, son John F. b. Dec. 1894.
William Clonts b. Dec. 1860, wife Martha D. b. May 1869, m. 13 years, 6 children born, 6 living, son Boyd T. b. March 1888, son John E. b. Sept. 1889, son Charlie R. b. Sept. 1891, son George B. b. March 1894, daughter Mellie? M. b. Sept. 1895, daughter Lillian b. May 1898.
Absalom Clonts b. July 1834 Ga NC NC (sic), single, niece Georgia Clonts b. Jan. 1866, widow, 3 children born, 3 living, grandniece Manor (Mano) b. April 1883, grandniece Bessie b. Nov. 1889, grandniece Cattie b. Jan. 1894.
(Although Absolum Brown Clonts never married, he is often referred to as A.B. Clonts Sr., as in his will, signed in 1911, probated 5 May 1918. His will names Mrs. Georgia Clonts, widow of his deceased nephew Jacob Clonts, and their children Mrs. M.E. Beall, Bessie Pauline Clonts, Kate Murphy Clonts; also nephews T.J. Clonts and J.R. Ritch.)
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