CLEMONS (Clemens, Clements)


Descendants of Jacob Clemons


Jacob Clemons

JACOB CLEMONS was born ca 1702 in Ireland, and died in 1759 in Augusta County, Virginia. He married Mary Campbell, daughter of William Campbell and Sarah ----. Mary Campbell was probably born about 1806 in Ireland. Jacob's will was dated 1 September 1759 and recorded 21 November 1759.

References: "Pioneer Families of Butler County, Kentucky, South of the Green River" by Merriel Russ Austin & Hazel Russ Rouk p. 143, "Augusta County, Virginia Will Book" No. 2 1753-1760.

Children of Jacob Clemons and Mary Campbell
1. Ruth Clemons m John Davidson
2. Isabella Clemons
3. Ann Clemons m ---- Barnet
4. Mary Clemons m ---- McKnight
5. Rachel Clemons m ---- Barnet
6. Sarah Clemons m Ezekiel Gilliam
7. Margaret Clemons m Samuel Davidson
8. Elizabeth Clemons
9. REBECCA CLEMONS, b ca 1742 Augusta Co, VA d Jul 1822 Butler Co, KY

Rebecca Clemons

REBECCA CLEMONS was born ca 1742 in Augusta County, Virginia, died Jul 1822 in Butler County, Kentucky and was buried in the family burying ground near Berry's Lick, Butler County per record of the Caney Ford Presbyterian Church. She married (1) in 1760 to Benjamin Haws (Hawes), Jr., and (2) ca 1780 in Rowan County, North Carolina to James Forgey (Forgy), son of Samuel Forgey and Sarah ----. After arriving in America, Benjamin was an "Orphan bound to John Archer, church warden, to 1753-54, Augusta County, Virginia". Benjamin died ca 1774 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

James Forgey was born ca 1752 in Northern Ireland but was Scots, and came with his parents to America. Jacob Hawes was in the 1790 census of North Carolina in the same county and same company as James Forgy. James fought in the war of the Revolution and held the rank of Major. He must have been injured severely as his war record shows he spent the greater part of one year in hospitals at Philadelphia, Bethlehem and Shavertown. He was granted land in Tipton County., Tennessee on the Mississippi River in 1784, but never settled there. The land was swampy and settlers were afraid of malaria and other fevers. On October 7, 1778, James Forgy was granted two hundred acres of land in Burke County, North Carolina, on both sides of the main fork of Crooked Creek. On 20 October 1780, he was granted 150 acres in the same county as above on both sides of Camp Creek. In 1781 he was residing in Rowan County, Salisbury District, but by 1784, he had moved to Morgan District, Burke County, North Carolina. In the 1790 North Carolina Census, James Forgey and his family, which consisted of three males in the household over sixteen years of age, three males under sixteen, and four females were living in Morgan District Company 4, Burke County, North Carolina. James Forgy left North Carolina circa 1798-94 with his family and started on the long road to Kentucky. They probably took the regular route of the early settlers to Cumberland Cap, then turned southward by way of Tennessee through Nashville, then on the North Logan County, Kentucky, settling near Barry's Lick on what is now called the Wiley place, which is located between Lewisburg and Quality near the Butler County line. This county was formed in 1810 from Logan and other surrounding counties. James Forgy was said to have been "very much Irish" and a very devout Presbyterian. He and his wife are listed in the minutes of the church as original members. He was also an elder in the church. James Forgy died May 28, 1828 and was buried in the Askew burial ground on what is now known as the W.B. Porter farm.

References: "Pioneer Families of Butler County, Kentucky" South of the Green River by Merriel Russ Austin & Hazel Russ Rouk, "Forgy, Forgey and Forgie Family History" by Lucille Forgy Wallace, "Accounts of Comptrollers' Office, War of Revolution, Vol. A. Page 188", "Accounts of the United States with North Carolina, War of Revolution, Pages 75-146, No. 5824, "State Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, NC" p 19 , "1790 Census", North Carolina, "Bundles of Old Papers Unmarked:, Augusta County Court House, Staunton, VA, Will Book 2, Page 343, Augusta Co., Staunton, VA, "Settlements in the Northwest 1744" Farnham & Lunenburg Parishes, Richmond County, VA p 20, Minutes of Caney Fork Presbyterian Church, Butler Co., KY. Page 3, Collins Kentucky History Volume II - Lewis & R.H. Collins, Covington, KY. Page 107 published 1874, History of Muhlenburg Co. Published 1913 - J.P. Morton & Co., Inc., Louisville, KY. Otto Rothert - Page 19, ." History of Russellville and Logan County, Allen C. Finley, Published 1879, Deed Book N, Page 387, Logan County Courthouse, Russellville, KY "Butler County Kentucky, A History of Butler County Kentucky and its People", Published by: Butler County Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. 1987 p. 114, "The Early Days of Butler County, Kentucky taken from The County Court Order Book "A" & Circuit Court Order Books "A" and "B" compiled by Raymond Paul DeWeese" June Term 1810, "Pioneer Families of Butler County, Kentucky South of the Green River" by Merriel Russ Austin and Hazel Russ Rouk Page 169 Chapter VII Part 2.

Children of Rebecca Clemons and Benjamin Hawes
1. John Hawes, b 1762 d 22 Oct 1841 Butler Co, KY m Agnes (Nancy) Hobbs
2. Samuel Hawes, b 1764 m Beth ----
3. Jacob Hawes, b 1766 Rowan Co, NC d 09 Oct 1813 Logan Co, KY m Hannah Neill
Children of Rebecca Clemons and James Forgey
1. CYNTHIA FORGEY, b 1782-86, NC d aft Sep 1854 Logan Co, KY m. John Neill
2. James T. Forgey, b 1786 NC d 1841 m Ellender Jenkins
3. Ezekiel Forgey, b 1790 NC m Elizabeth Neill
4. Samuel Clements Forgey, b 18 Oct 1791 NC d 17 Apr 1830 m Elizabeth C. Scott
5. Matilda Forgey, b 1793 NC d 1813

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