Sunday, September 16, 2012

Zephaniah Clement...an American Patriot

I am very proud and honored to announce that my application and membership to the DAR, has been approved. This membership was derived from the American Revolutionary patriot, Zephaniah Clement, my fourth great grandfather, an American patriot.

Thank you for your service and committment to a young country

DAR notes include;
"The said Zephaniah Clement who resided during the American Revolution at Edgefield Co., SC - Ninety-Six Dist., assisted in establishing American Independence, while acting in the capacity of Soldier, South Carolina Militia-Pvt. A member of the South Carolina Militia in Pickens' Brigade following the fall of Charleston.
Source: Roster of S.C. Patriots in the American Revolution, B.G. Morse, 1983, P. 177 Stub Entries, Book U-W, Ed. by A.S. Selley, Jr., 1918 u269; SC Audited Accts # 1293


After the war
Deed Book 12: 1794-1796 Edgefield County, S.C.
Page 378-380 5 Oct 1795: Sheriff's Title: William Tennet, Sheriff of Ninety Six Dist. to Charles Goodwin of Cambridge for 72 pounds, sold 650 acres on both sides Cedar Creek formerly called Walnut Creek adj. Henry Parkman, William Tillery and Thomas Davis and Grange Shaw Parkman and Reubin Frazier. Whereas Zepheniah Clements, James Coodie, & Edward Van, Senr. were indebted by joint bond to Mary Ann Hammond, Executrix, & Leroy Hammond, George Whitefield and Charles Goodwin, Executors of LW&T of Leroy Hammond, Esq. dec'd for 150 pounds with Interest and did obtain a writ at Court of Common Pleas in Cambridge 12 Nov 1794...Said William Tennent, Sheriff of Ninety Six Dist. did seize and sell from Zephaniah Clements (see above prop.) and sold at public auction for payment of said debt...to last &highest bidder...
Signed:
Wm. Tennent, Sheriff of Ninety Six Dist.
William Tennent, Esq. Sheriff of Ninety Six came into Court and ack. hisdeed to Charles Goodwin, Esq. for 500 acres and ordered recorded. R. Tutt,
Clk. Recorded 14 Oct 1795.

1795 Zepheniah, of Edgefield, S.C., sold land to Samuel of Granville, next to land of Simon and Stephen, 10 Dec. 1795. 1788 Stephen and Zephaniah Clement appointed viewers of roads. (Simon is Zephaniah's father, Stephen is his brother)

The Will of Zephaniah Clement Bibb Co., AL
{Copied from the original will in the files of Probate Office.}

I Zephaniah Clemment of the Co. of Bibb & State of AL being weak in body, but of sound & perfect mind & memory, do make & publish this my last will & Testament, in manner & form following (to wit) First I give & bequeat unto my beloved son Stephen Clemment One Dolar over & above the amount he has already received - I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved son William Clement One Negro girl named Nell & one Horse, & one cow & Calf worth Ten dollars & one Bed & furniture worth ten dollars & one Bed & furniture worth fifty dollars to him & his heirs forever -

I also give & bequeat unto my beloved son Thomas Clemment on negro girl named Harriett one Horse worth $100 one Bed & furniture worth fifty dollars & one cow & calf worth ten dollars, to him & his heirs forever- I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved son Luellen Clemment one negro girl named Rose & one Horse worth $100 one Bed & furniture worth fifty dollars one Cow & calf worth fifty dollars, tho him & his heirs forever. I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved son Alfred Clemment one negro girl named Amy one Bed & furniture worth fifty dollars, & one cow & calf worth ten dollars, to him & his heirs for-ever I do leave in the care of my executors for the support & maintenance of my beloved dau. Isabel Clemment one negro girl named Writta one bed & furniture worth fifty dollars & one cow & calf worth ten dollars to her during her natural life, & then to return to her Brothers & sisters to be equally divided among them.

I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved dau. Polly Wash one negro girl named Fanny one Horse worth one Hundred dollars, one Bed & furntiure worth fifty dollars one cow & calf worth ten dollars, eifht head of hogs worth fifty dollars to her & her heirs forever. I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved dau. Susanna Terry one negro girl named Mirah & Hundred dollars in money one bed & furniture worth fifty dollars one cow & calf worth ten dollars one sow & pigs worth ten dollars to her & her heirs forever- I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved dau. Leanna Clemment one negro girl named Betty one Bed & furniture worth fifty dollars one cow & calf worth ten dollars to her & her heirs for ever - I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved dau. Nancy Hunt one negro girl named Dina one Mule worth one Hundred & fifty dollars One bed & furniture one cow & calf worth ten dollars, to her & her heirs forever -

I do also give & bequeat untomy beloved dau. Parsada Clemment one negro girl named Juli one bed & furniture worth fifty dollars one cow & calf worth ten dollars to her & her heirs for ever - I do also give & bequeat unto my beloved dau. Annamariah Jones all my right & claim to certain tract of land lying in the state of SC Edgefield Co. Walnut Creek now contested by law, & in case she should fail to recover the said land that she is to receive four hundred dollars in lieu thereof out of the proceeds of my Estate to her & her heirs for ever - It is also my will that the following negroes (to wit) Gilbert, Nan, Milly, Lucy & Dicy, Judy, Pharo & Ester be kept together upon the plantation, under the care & direction of my Executors untill the discharge of all my just debts, & after the discharge of said debts that the said Negroes be equally divided so as to make the smallest legacies equal with the greatest. & lastly, I do appoint my beloved sons William & Thomas Clemment & John Hunt my sole Exectuors of this my last will & Testament - hereby revoking all former wills by me made - In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the 25th day of Jan. in the year of our Lord one thousand & eight Hundred & twenty two. Signed Z. Clement {His Seal} Signed, sealed, published, & declared by the above named Zephaniah Clement to be his last will & Testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the Testator: P. Watkins, Samuel Cammack, & Lewis Cammack. Peter Watkins & Samuel Cammak proved the

Execution of the Will 25th Feby {Feb.} 1822. Let it be recorded. A.M. Lusk, Judge of Bibb Co. Ct. This will also recorded in Book C pages 10, 11, & 12.
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Signed, sealed, published, & declared by the above named Zephaniah Clement to be his last will & Testament, in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in presence of the Testator: P. Watkins, Samuel Cammack, & Lewis Cammack. Peter Watkins & Samuel Cammak proved the Execution of the Will 25th Feby {Feb.} 1822. Let it be recorded. A.M. Lusk, Judge of Bibb Co. Ct. This will also recorded in Book C pages 10, 11, & 12.

This was published in the "Alabama Sentinel" which was printed and published by Thomas B. Grantland of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. "March 24, 1826
Adv. Bibb County 6 March 1826. John Hunt, one of executors of will of Zephaniah Clement, deceased with William Clement and Thomas Clement to make
final settlement."

Zephaniah's estate was appraised on March 9, 1822 for $7,087.50.

In "Edgefield County Marriages, 1769-1880, implied in Edgefield County,
South Carolina Probate Records" by Barbara R. Langdon on page 22 is:
Man Woman Box Pack
Frames Lived
Z. ? Jones 15 535
180,181 1826
Zepheniah ? Jones 40 1597
302 1822

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Lineage
Generation 1
Gayle Hennington Van Horn

Generation 2
Loyd Burdette Hennington

Generation 3
Fletcher Woosley Hennington

Generation 4
William Garrison Hennington

Generation 5
Anna Clement Hennington

Generation 6
Stephen Clement

Generation 7
Zephaniah Clement