Facts and Events
John Clemens was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 2 - Marriage Bond: 1790--July 10, John Clements and Elizabeth Eagal, daughter of Christian Eckell (consent); witnesses, Alex. Stuart, J. Beal; surety, Christian Eckell.
- From Ancestry Message Board:
- The John Clemens (B 1753 d 1832) who filed for the Revolutionary War Pension was married to Elizabeth Eakle (m 1790) and they had 5 children: Christopher, John, Elizabeth, Catherine, and Margaret. All of these children ended up in Jackson County TN although they were all born in Augusta, VA.
- Although John and Elizabeth had a son John, I had never paid a lot of attention to him as it looked as though he had never married. When he died, there was a huge family fight over his estate (land and slaves) and a long court document remains. He was portrayed as a drunkard and seems to have had a family (very young children when he died) with one of his slaves. He freed her and her children in his will and his sisters tried to negate this, it appears. I discovered this in Oct when I went to the State Libary in Nashville and can't find my notes right now so hope I have it right.
- [Source: http://boards.ancestry.co.uk/surnames.clemens/4184.108.40.206/mb.ashx].
- John Clemans or Clemens - S.2435 cert #7579
- Born April 1753 Augusta Co, VA d Aug 20, 1834 Jackson Co, TN, entered service 1 Sept 1776 Augusta Co, VA under Capt. Wm. Christy, Lieut. Bohannon; later under Capt. Tate, Capt. Long
- Lived Augusta till 1806, moved to Jackson Co, TN, applied for pension there Nov 1832
- Those who would testify for him: Jonas Griffith, Wm. Plumley, Capt. Benj. Guess, Alexander Keith, Esq. John Gulley, Daniel Keith
- 1940 correspondence with Mrs. Laura Thomas Giles, Follis, KY--she say he married Elizabeth Thompson and had a son John, Jr. killed at the Battle of Blue Licks, KY, also a son Gustavus Adolphus b 1769, her g-grandfather. (Note: this query letter is referencing a different John Clemens).
- Letter from Miss Caroline Clements says John Clemons and Clements served under Capt. Wm. Hoffler's co, 1st VA State Reg't commanded by Col George Gibson, came from Rapahannock, Virginia to Clementsville, TN in 1805. (Note: this letter appears to be for this John Clemens).