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Re: Pioneers of Tattnall - Early 1800's
Posted by: Virginia Tuttle (ID *****9519) Date: February 21, 2007 at 12:16:15
In Reply to: Re: Pioneers of Tattnall - Early 1800's by Joe Spann of 503

This info came from book "Burch, Harrell and Allied Fmilies, Vol. II by Marilu Burch Smallwood

under "CLEMENTS FAMILY" John Clements was a Sergt. in Stephenson Co. 10th N.C. Regt. - Col. Abraham Shephard. He enlistedn April 21, 1777 for 3 years. He was a Private in June 1778. John Clements was No. 29 on "Roll of Col. John Pattoin's Company in the 2nd Battalion, commanded by Col. Patton Stept. 9. 1778. Other Clements serving in Revolution from N.C. include: David, Benjamin, Cornelius, Curtis, Matthew nd Thomas. John Clements b. in Meckleburg Co., N.C.in 1763 died in Houston Co.,Ga in 1807.(Note: There was no Houston Co. in 1807). He served in the Rev. and married Mary Irwin. John was probably a brother of Daniel T. Cemons who drew in the Ga. Lottery of 1827. The N.C. records could easily have confused Daniel as David. Daniel is thought to be the father of:(History of Pulaski Co) Daniel, Isaac R., Jacob D., Jonathon, and John.

NOTE: I believe that our John died in Tattnall County, Ga. and that he was the the father of Andrew. I also believe he is the one referred in early Jefferson County, Ga. records as "Colonel" and as being the father of Mary Clements who married John Chambers. These records state that he was married to Mary Irwin and that she probably died in Burke Co., Ga. I ordered the DAR file on this John Clements. The only one they have was dated back in 1914. The descendant went into the DAR thru John Chambers and Mary.

The latest discovery in Tattnall County records is the "skeleton" that we all hope not to find in our family history. I called the GA. ARchives and am sending them a check for a further search of the court records to try to find out what he did that was so bad. If he is the John Clements that was married to Mary Irwin then he probably had a famous brother-in-law. I think that Mary Irwin was the daughter of Hugh Irwin from Ireland and that Jared Irwin (also from Mecklenburg, N.C.) who was twice governor of Georgia was his brother-in-law. Irwin County, Ga. is named for Jared Irwin. Wonder why Jared didn't help him out of his mess. Virginia


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