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Honored by Gen John Archer Elmore Chapter, AL Sons of the American Revolution

John Clower


BIRTHPLACE
Berks County, PA
Born 1763
HOMETOWN
Bibb County, AL, United States
Died 1836

BIOGRAPHY


Jonathan Clower entered service 25 May 1781 in Orange Co, NC and was discharged from the service 25 May 1782 just 12 months from the day he entered the service. His service began under Capt. Thomas Donoho and Col. Dixon, and was immediately marched to join General Green's Nathanael Greene's Army on the high Hills of Santee River, SC where he was detached from his own company and Regiment and transferred with 24 others from the same Regiment to Colonel Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee's Light Infantry in which Service he continued until discharged. Under the command of Col. Lee he was in the battle at Eutaw Springs [September 8, 1781] after which time applicant was in a skirmishing fight at Dorchester Tavern on Ashley River SC, about 25 miles above Charleston.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS


He lived in Orange Co, NC when he entered service. After the war he went to Lancaster, PA where he worked as a blacksmith, living there from 1780 to 1792, marrying Mary Shuler on 25 Oct 1791 in Dauphin Co. In 1792 they moved to Wilkes Co, NC and in 1794 were in Warren Co, GA, and were on the Jasper Co 1820 census. By 17 Dec 1820 they were in Bibb Co, AL, settling on Mulberry Creek. They were of the Methodist faith and helped organize the first Methodist Church in the general area.
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Military Rank


Private

Years of Service


1781-1782

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
American Revolution
Southern Campaign
Battle of Eutaw Springs