Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Cleggs in:
 • Historic Ninety-Six Jail Cemetery
 • Ninety Six
 • Greenwood County
 • South Carolina
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement
Ens Samuel Campbell Clegg
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1740
Death: Apr. 17, 1779
Ninety Six
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA

Ensign Clegg, a Loyalist, was captured at the Battle of Kettle Creek, Georgia, was tried for Treason and hung at Ninety-Six, South Carolina. He was buried along with four others near the place of execution.

The actual site of the cemetery is unknown and the graves are unmarked.

It is not known if the body was moved following the initial burial.

Ref: "Executed Loyalists I: Two Quakers -- Stephen Davidson. Zacharias Gibbs, one of those loyalists who had his sentence commuted, later wrote about being imprisoned with Anderson, Clegg, Draper, Hall, and Lindley. He remembered that the "gallows was built within sight of the jail and graves prepared for the bodies". The five loyalists were hanged on April 17, 1779 in Ninety-Six, South Carolina."

Ensign Clegg married Barbara Maria Flick and had four children. 
Family links: 
  Barbara Maria Flick Clegg (1745 - 1850)*
  Jonathan Clegg (1773 - 1841)*
  Elizabeth Clegg Timmerman (1777 - 1860)*
*Calculated relationship
Historic Ninety-Six Jail Cemetery
Ninety Six
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
Maintained by: dwelch
Originally Created by: John Robinson
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85694561

Bless you Great Grandfather.
 Added: Sep. 25, 2016

- L. Sewell
 Added: Oct. 21, 2014

- Priscilla Gaskins
 Added: Dec. 5, 2013
There is 1 more note not showing...
Click here to view all notes...

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service