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 William Clingman Street

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William Clingman Street

Birth
North Carolina, USA
Death
2 Jun 1854 (aged 55)
Red Hill, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Bakersville Township, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
111001782 View Source

This birth date reflected in this record is, as is recorded in census records and family bibles, pension file reflects 1793 as his year of birth.

Wife, Rebecca Pettit was b. Apr. 22, 1794 in Spartanburg, SC. Pension records states date as 1797.

Rebecca was the daughter of Henry and Anna Poole Pettit. Rebecca and William married on 7 July 1814 at the First Little Broad River Baptist Church by the Justice of the Peace Adam Whitesides.

William and Rebecca had at least 11 children:
Simon, Henry, Peter, Elizabeth, Thomas, Stephen, William, John, Joseph, Rebecca, Tilmon.

William served as a Corporal during the latter part of the War of 1812. He was drafted on August 11 1814 in John Hussey's Company of the 3rd Regiment of NC Militia and spent six months of enlistment at a training camp. For this service his wife Rebecca filed a pension request in 1875 that was granted.

Some speculation that he would have been too young at the time he was supposed to serve, has arised. Stories are told that the Street family seemed to mature early, being large and tall, and this seems to be supported by military records of service. Many served during this time that simply lied about their age in order to enlist.

William resided at his parent's homestead in Burke Co. after his parents moved to the Mitchell Co. area of NC. He later followed and resided in the area of Big Rock Creek until his death.

This birth date reflected in this record is, as is recorded in census records and family bibles, pension file reflects 1793 as his year of birth.

Wife, Rebecca Pettit was b. Apr. 22, 1794 in Spartanburg, SC. Pension records states date as 1797.

Rebecca was the daughter of Henry and Anna Poole Pettit. Rebecca and William married on 7 July 1814 at the First Little Broad River Baptist Church by the Justice of the Peace Adam Whitesides.

William and Rebecca had at least 11 children:
Simon, Henry, Peter, Elizabeth, Thomas, Stephen, William, John, Joseph, Rebecca, Tilmon.

William served as a Corporal during the latter part of the War of 1812. He was drafted on August 11 1814 in John Hussey's Company of the 3rd Regiment of NC Militia and spent six months of enlistment at a training camp. For this service his wife Rebecca filed a pension request in 1875 that was granted.

Some speculation that he would have been too young at the time he was supposed to serve, has arised. Stories are told that the Street family seemed to mature early, being large and tall, and this seems to be supported by military records of service. Many served during this time that simply lied about their age in order to enlist.

William resided at his parent's homestead in Burke Co. after his parents moved to the Mitchell Co. area of NC. He later followed and resided in the area of Big Rock Creek until his death.


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  • Created by: MJ
  • Added: 23 May 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 111001782
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/111001782/william-clingman-street: accessed ), memorial page for William Clingman Street (10 Jan 1799–2 Jun 1854), Find a Grave Memorial ID 111001782, citing Street Cemetery, Bakersville Township, Mitchell County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by MJ (contributor 47044880) .