Peter Clemmons

Birth
Accomack County, Virginia, USA
Death 1815 (aged 65–66)
Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 26461163 · View Source
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Although there is no stone for Peter or his wife, Comfort, there is enough evidence to believe they are both buried here, near their old homeplace, which still stands. Benton Clemmons, son of Peter and Comfort, pleading to his creditors says on 3 Jan 1839, Davidson Co NC "I own a small grave yard in Clemmonsville and where my father and mother and two of my children is buried and two tomb stones for to put on my children's graves and I would thank my creditors if they please to not sell my grave yard and tombstones and let me keep this much property as long as I live as I don't want my parents and children sold for others to trample over. Benton Clemmons." Peter Clemmons, in his will of 1815, leaves his home plantation to his son Benton, after the death of Comfort Clemmons, who died in 1828.
Peter Clemmons was born in 1749 in Accomack County, Virginia. He lived for awhile in Kent County, DE and then came to Guilford County, NC in 1777. Being a staunch Quaker, he was opposed to war and slavery. He freed his slaves and decided to move his family to Rowan County, that part now Forsyth County. The tract of land on which he settled became Clemmons, North Carolina. (Note: Some of this information was taken from an article written by Ann Ellis Sheek for the Courier.)



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  • Created by: V Moss-Flesher
  • Added: 28 Apr 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 26461163
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Peter Clemmons (1749–1815), Find a Grave Memorial no. 26461163, citing Eccles Family Cemetery, Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by V Moss-Flesher (contributor 46961880) .