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Elizabeth McKenzie Clyburn
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Birth: 1768
Virginia, USA
Death: 1838
La Porte County
Indiana, USA

Elizabeth was the daughter of Moredock McKenzie and Jemima Chapman. Elizabeth was 10 years old in May 1778 when Indians attacked her home in Virginia. Her mother and three siblings were killed. Elizabeth and her sister Margaret were taken captive by the Indians, carried by the Indians to their home near the Great Lakes. Elizabeth and Margaret, adopted by different tribes, remained captives for many years.

John Clark and John Kinzie were business partners and traders. They were involved with obtaining the release of the sisters from the Shawnees. Margaret married John Kinzie. Elizabeth married John Clark and they had four children: Sarah, John, Andrew & Mary (twins).

Moredock McKenzie visited Detroit when he learned his daughters were alive, and on his return to Virginia, both daughters left their husbands and returned to Virginia with their father, settling in Giles County. Three of Elizabeth's children accompanied her to Virginia. Andrew stayed with his father in the Great Lakes area.

Elizabeth married Jonas Clybourn (various spellings of last name) 18 Nov 1801 in Montgomery County, Virginia. Jonas was the son of Thomas and Louisa Clybourn. Jonas and Elizabeth had two children: Archibald and Henley.

Archibald left Virginia in 1823 to visit John Kinzie's trading post. John was his aunt's first husband. He was employed by John Kinzie and is considered the second civilian settler of Chicago. His parents soon followed. Jonas and Elizabeth, and other family members, came to Chicago in 1824. Jonas and Elizabeth later moved to Indiana.

Jonas died in 1842 in LaPorte County, Indiana, at the age of 72 years. Elizabeth died in 1838 at the age of 70 years.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Jonas Clyburn (1770 - 1842)*
 
 Children:
  John Kinzie Clark (1784 - 1865)*
  Sarah Clark Eahart (1794 - 1877)*
  Archibald Clybourn (1802 - 1872)*
  Henley Chapman Clyburn (1805 - 1867)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Headstone no longer exists. Miriam Benedict Cemetery Records used as source.
 
Burial:
Miriam Benedict Cemetery
Westville
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: kweaver
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43523983
Elizabeth <i>McKenzie</i> Clyburn
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- Brittani Handrich
 Added: May. 3, 2017
we are related through Antonia Peletier Clybourn who was the grand-daughter of Henry Clay Clybourn 7th son of Archibald Clybourn and Mary McClenethan Clybourn.. Antonia was my G-Grandmother as I am the grand-daughter of Frances Ellen Hayes Caetano... what...(Read more)
- dee tenney
 Added: Mar. 23, 2017

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
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