Person:Michael Clore (4)

m. 1685?
  1. Susannah Clore1691 - aft 1764
  2. Anna Barbara Clore1696 -
  3. Anna Maria Clore1698 -
  4. John Adam Clore1704 - 1704
  5. Michael Cloreabt 1787 - 1763
m. bef 1710
  1. Maria Barbara Clore1707 - 1712
  2. John Michael Clore1709 - 1713
  3. Andreas Claus CloreABT 1713 - AFT 1717
  4. John Cloreabt 1714 - 1785
  5. Catherine Cloreabt 1715 - bef 1762
  6. John George Cloreabt 1716 - 1750
  7. Agnes Margaret Clorebef 1717 -
  8. George Clore1723 - bef 1751
  9. Peter Clore1725 - abt 1763
m. 1752-61
  • HMichael Cloreabt 1787 - 1763
  1. Margaret Clorebef 1720 - aft 1758
Facts and Events
Name[1] Michael Clore
Alt Name[2] John Michael Clore
Unknown Hans Michael Klaar
Gender Male
Marriage bef 1710 Germany(his 1st wife)
to Barbara Unknown
Marriage 1752-61 Culpepper County, Virginia(his 2nd wife; her 2nd husband?)
to Anna Barbara Maria Parva
Death? 17 Mar 1763 Bromfield Parish, Culpepper County, Virginia
Birth? abt 1787 Gemmingen, Baden (now Baden-Württemberg, Germany)

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In 1717, he immigrated to Spotsylvania County, Virginia, bound as a servant for 7 years.S1

Hans was among those being sued by Col. Spotswood on 7 Jul 1724 in Spotsylvania County for failure to pay the costs of his own transportation to Virginia -- but he agreed to pay and was unsuited. (The others in the suit had to serve an additional year.)S2

On 24 Jun 1726, he received 400 A. on the Robinson River, at the site of the present village of Criglersville.S4

On petition of M. Robert Spottswood, 2 Aug 1727, Michael Holt was removed as surveyor of the "Mountain Road" and Michael Clore appointed in his place.S2

On 28 Sep 1728, he received 698 A. adjoining his earlier patent, in a joint grant with John Clore.S5

In 1733, he was described as one of the wardens in the church accounts in Spotsylvania.S2

On 18 Feb 1734, he was ppointed surveyor from Potato Run up to the mountains.S2

On 24 Sep 1734, he was paid for two quarts of brandy which he provided for use at the raising of the minister's house.S2

On 19 May 1735, he sold 100 A. each of his 698-acre patent to his sons-in-law, Michael O'Neal and Martin Wallick.S2

He petitioned the court on 15 Jul 1735 to be allowed to build a water-powered grist mill on Clore's Run. The land of Susanna Crigler lies opposite and she refused to sell him an acre of land for that use. He prays for a court order to compell her to sell him the land.S2

On 25 Jul 1739, Thomnas Farmer sold to Michael Clore and George Utz, as church wardens and trustees, 685 A. for the use of the German congregation.S2

On 24 Nov 1739, he sued Zachary Martin for a small debt (and won).S2 He was described in a lawsuit on 24 May 1740 as one of the Elders of the German congregation.S2

On 20 Aug 1740, he bought 197 A. at a sheriff's sale.S2

On 17 Sep 1741, he acquired one acre in Orange County from Philip Roote (not from Susanna Crigler!) on which to build his grist mill.S2

On 22 Aug 1744, he bought 300 A. on north side of the Robinson River from Christopher & Catherine Moyer (east of Deep Run and about 2-1/2 miles NE of Madison Court House).S2

On 21 Aug 1745, he sold the 197 A. from the sheriff's sale of 1740 to Timothy Terrell.S2

On 15 Nov 1750, he sold his 300 A. on north side of the Robinson River to George Clore (presumably his brother), "for natural love."S2

On 20 Jun 1751, he sold 100 A. of his 698-acre patent to his son/law, Johann Paulus Lederer.S2

On 20 Jun 1754, he bought 400 A. from Christopher Yowell and wife Margaret.S2

In 1760, he sold two separate pieces of land containing 446 A. on the north side of Robinson River to his "loving son Peter Clore," one of which tracts "the said Michael and Peter now live on."S2

In his will of 10 May 1762, he mentions wife Elizabeth, sons John and Peter (who are named as executors), daughter Agnes Margaret (wife of Michael O'Neale), daughter Margaret (wife of Paul Leatherer), and grandchildren -- the children of daughter Catherine, late wife of Martin Walk [Wallick], and also the children of George Clore, dec'd. His personal property was considerable and he owned more than 640 A. of land, making him well-to-do by contemporary standards.
      The will was witnessed by Christopher Kreeglar, Henry Jones, and George Row. Will brought into ccourt by John Clore, "the surviving executor." Elizabeth renounced in court all benefit accruing to her by the will; apparently she had married Michael Clore rather recently and probably had income from other sources.S3

References
  1. Germanna Record. (Germanna Foundation), p. 87.

    B. C. Holtzclaw, "The Second Germanna Colony of 1717" Record No. 6 (1965)

  2. Germanna Record. (Germanna Foundation), pp. 3-9.

    B. C. Holtzclaw, "The Second Germanna Colony of 1717" Record No. 6 (1965)

  3.   Germanna Record. (Germanna Foundation), pp. 3-9.

    B. C. Holtzclaw, "The Second Germanna Colony of 1717" Record No. 6 (1965) (citing Culpepper County Will Bk A, p. 315)

  4.   Germanna Record. (Germanna Foundation), pp. 3-9.

    B. C. Holtzclaw, "The Second Germanna Colony of 1717" Record No. 6 (1965) (citing Virginia Patent Book 12, p. 477)

  5.   Germanna Record. (Germanna Foundation), pp. 3-9.

    B. C. Holtzclaw, "The Second Germanna Colony of 1717" Record No. 6 (1965) (citing Virginia Patent Book 13, p. 391)

  6.   Toten 1691-1729, in Gemmingen Parish Register, 24-25.

    age recorded as 30 on 12 July 1717