Johannes Kleckley

Death 1800 (aged 74–75)
Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 107275516 · View Source
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I think that he was born about 1725 & died about 1800. His surname may have originally been recorded locally as "Clack". His first wife having apparently died at sea, he landed by the ship, "Friends, Good Will", in N. C. & traveled by foot to Charleston, S. C., arriving there 2 May 1750 with 3 children, Johannes II, Gotleib, and Ludwig. He got 200 acres. In 1751, a petition asked that he trade that 200 acres in "96" for 200 acres in Saxe Gothe where he'd been living. In 1776, he bought land along the Saluda River from John Michael Smithpeter (son of John Peter Smithpeter who was beat to death by Jacob Weber in 1761 in the Weberite Heresy). The family originated in the old Wertenberg-Frankfort are of Germany (modern day Bavaria).

An immigrant son, Ludwig, moved to Orangeburg, S. C. and changed his name to Lewis Cleckley.

By his second wife, Elizabeth Rhodes, he had two more children: Catherine and Jacob (Jacob would become Rev. Jacob and later form a mission church after moving to the Oglethorpe, Georgia area [Rev. Jacob's memorial]).

[NOTE: I have some current confusion as to the names and relationships in each of the 2-3 early generations!]

We cannot be certain who all is buried in this obscure graveyard area. But we do know that Johannes died while living in this neighborhood.

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  • Created by: Ervin Shaw
  • Added: 25 Mar 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 107275516
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Johannes Kleckley (1725–1800), Find a Grave Memorial no. 107275516, citing Kleckley Immigrant Family Cemetery, Lexington, Lexington County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Ervin Shaw (contributor 47632367) .