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 John George Clodfelter, Jr

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John George Clodfelter, Jr

  • Birth 20 Aug 1780 Rowan County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 20 Feb 1845 Edwards County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 20775692

John George Clodfelter was the fourth of twelve known children of John George Gladfelter (became Clodfelter) Sr. (1751-1826) & Catharine Zinc (became Sink) Clodfelter (1755-1826) who married 08 Sep 1771 at Rowan (now Davidson) County, North Carolina.

John had a hat shop in North Carolina. He moved his family to the vicinity of the Moravian community of West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois in 1837. He owned a large farm in Illinois.

John first married to Marie Magdalena "Mary Polly" Walk (1783-1822) on 20 Oct 1803 at Stokes (now Forsyth) County, North Carolina. John and Mary were the parents of seven known children, four boys and three girls. All seven children lived to maturity. However some records show them with six children, four boys and two girls. The seven known children are namely:

1. Jesse Clodfelter (1804-1870)
2. Hannah Elizabeth Clodfelter Craver (1807-1881)
3. Fanny Clodfelter Hedrick (1810-1889)
4. Kelen Clodfelter (1812-1881)
5. Philip Clodfelter (1813-1888)
6. Nancy Clodfelter Deischer (1816-1891)
7. Jeremiah Clodfelter (1818-1890)

The family lived in the vicinity of the Moravian community of Friedberg, then on the border of Stokes and Rowan Counties, North Carolina, but presently on the border of Forsyth and Davidson County, North Carolina.

After Mary died, John remarried to Mary's widowed elder sister, Johanna (went by Hannah) Walk Mock (1772-1853) on 17 Feb 1824 at Friedberg, Rowan (now Davidson) County, North Carolina. Hannah had no children by either of her husbands.

John is the 5th great grand uncle of Brent Gillespie, who originally created this memorial.

Links to John's parents, both of his wives, all of his seven known children and eight of his eleven known siblings are included below.



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  • Maintained by: Dan Stevenson
  • Originally Created by: Brent Gillespie
  • Added: 4 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20775692
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John George Clodfelter, Jr (20 Aug 1780–20 Feb 1845), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20775692, citing Moravian Cemetery, West Salem, Edwards County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dan Stevenson (contributor 47015440) .