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Charles Fountain Clymer
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Birth: Sep. 2, 1764
Dorchester County
Maryland, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1815
Fairfield County
Ohio, USA

Thanks to Lisa Stalnaker for the following information:

Charles Fountain Clymer was the son of Francis Neale Clymer and Mary Fountain. He had one known brother, Massey Clymer, and they may also have had a brother Francis Clymer.

In the Clymer Cemetery in Hancock County, Ohio is a commemorative stone which reads: Charles Clymer was born in Md. St. moved to Del. St. with his parents. They moved to Bloom Twp. Fairfield Co. Ohio. His house was chosen for a preaching place in 1806 and fought for his country in 1812. They had 10 children. (from The Clymer Clan of Maryland, Delaware and Points West by Anita Ockert, 1987).

It is a valuable inscription in that it contains genealogical data and commemorates our ancestor. But Charles death predates the first burial in the Clymer Cemetery in 1838, for daughter Sarah Clymer Mallahan, as well as the presence of any Clymer family member in Hancock County. Descendants can conclude he was not buried there, but if not there then where? A review of Charles Clymer’s Will and original land patents produces a clear location where both Charles and Nancy might have been buried.

In his Will dated 25 April 1815 and probated in Fairfield County, Ohio on 15 May 1815, Charles states: “unto my well beloved wife, Nancy Clymer, I leave her all my home plantation with all the property thereon which I possess during her natural life. And at her death the land which I hold on which we now live namely the South half of the South east quarter of no. 32 R. 20 T. 15 with the land I bought of Samuel Chaney on the NE Laine, I leave to my son Francis and Charles Clymer to be equally divided between them.””

The description of the property bought of Samuel Chaney is better read Township 15, Range 20, Section 32. Mapping systems locate this property in Violet Township of Fairfield County, and as lying roughly between Waterloo Road on the west, Winchester Road with Douglas Drive on the north, Diley Road to the east but well off the property line. His property would be bordered on the south by the boundary line between Violet and Bloom Townships. To the west is the town of Canal Winchester.

Following Charles death we do find Nancy Clymer heading the household in 1820 and 1830 in Violet Township, Fairfield County, Ohio, which suggests that she may indeed have lived on the home plantation bequeathed to her until her death in 1834.

It was the custom of the day, in the absence of a community cemetery, for family to inter their loved ones on their own property. Charles Clymer was probably buried on his own home plantation, where he wrote his Will and where he died. It is reasonable to assume that he was buried near enough to his own house that family members could visit his grave if they wished to do so. Without a surviving grave marker, and we don’t have that, we cannot know this for certain; but it would be unlikely that he would have been removed to any other location for burial following his death.
Family links: 
  Nancy Cubbage Needles Clymer (1768 - 1834)
  John Clymer (1786 - 1833)*
  Susannah Clymer Nickerson (1793 - 1841)*
  Amassa Clymer (1795 - 1851)*
  Francis Clymer (1797 - 1878)*
  Sarah Clymer Mallahan (1801 - 1838)*
  Charles Fountain Clymer (1803 - 1863)*
  Anna Clymer Marsh (1809 - 1858)*
  Fountain Needles Clymer (1815 - 1881)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Richard Waldron
Record added: Jan 04, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122737751
Charles Fountain Clymer
Added by: Lisa Stalnaker
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 Added: Aug. 18, 2016

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