Samuel Asbury "Asbury" Clontz[1]

Male 1801 - 1896  (94 years)


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  • Name Samuel Asbury "Asbury" Clontz 
    Born 4 Feb 1801  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 22 Mar 1801  Rowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation farmer 
    Also Known As Samuel Glantz 
    Died 0___ 1896  Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Blue Ridge Cemetery, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I9637  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2015 

    Father George Clonts,   b. 0May 1760, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1838, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Family ID F9587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1801 - Rowan County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 22 Mar 1801 - Rowan County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 0___ 1896 - Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blue Ridge Cemetery, Fannin County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Found in "The Annals of Upper Georgia Centered in Gilmer County", by George Gordon Ward (published date unknown), p. 211:

      " Clontz (or Clonts)

      D. C. Clontz, who lives, as we write this, in the Warlick sub-division, is the only Clontz in our local telephone book. He is descended from the pioneer Samuel Clontz, of whom our early historian, B. B. Quillian, has left some
      record.

      Mr. Quillian says Samuel Clontz settled "between Ensley Anderson and a mountain", probably in Cartecay district. This was several years before the Indians left. He made his home there for several years, at least.

      His wife, as described by Quillian, was highly esteemed among neighbors, both for her personal traits and her sturdy common sense. She died in the early days. The couple raised a number of children, some of whom spent their lives
      in Gilmer. Related families are with us still, also."

      Samuel Clontz I was born Feb. 4, 1801. Sarah, his spouse, to whom he was married in 1822, was born Jan. 9, 1804, and died in 1868.

      We list here some of the children of this esteemed couple. There was his eldest son, M. A., who became an acceptable minister of the Baptist faith. He was born May 31, 1823. For a number of years, too, he seems to have adhered to the faith of the Methodists. For it is said of M. A. that he went to Florida about the time of the Civil War and there became a presiding elder of their church. After the death of his first wife and a second marriage, he reportedly went back to the Baptists.

      Dock Clontz was a brother of M. A. He was a Baptist minister, also. He was said to have been capable in this phase of his activities. He made his home in Whitfield, but is said to have left numerous relatives in Gilmer. By the early 1880's, Dock was becoming old, but he was sturdy for his age. Democratic in politics, he maintained church affiliation over a long period.

      Other children of the same family were

      William P.,
      Samuel A. II,
      Martin L.,
      Peggy Jane,
      Benjamin P., G.
      Christian S. (who died in 1829),
      Sarah L.,
      John M. (died in 1863),
      Mary L. A. (died in 1867),
      Miligan C., who is said to have lived till Sept. 12, 1947.

      The second marriage of Samuel A. Clontz I was 1870, when he wed Anna Arminda Kincaid,whose maiden surname had been Bearden. Only one child was issue of the marriage, a son named Rufus.

      D. C. Clontz states that he lacks family records going back to Indian days or beyond, and that he knows nothing about the pioneer Samuel Clontz. He states, however,that his father was John W.Clontz,and had brothers Mike and Sam living in Boardtown for several years after this century began. This J. W. Clontz's father was also named John W. A John Clontz is listed among our veterans of the Mexican War.

      Mike moved to the Isabella section of the Tennessee Copper basin in Polk county, Tennessee. Sam removed to Gordon county. Both men raised families in the new homes. Jane, a spinster sister of Mike and Sam, remained years longer in Boardtown, probably completing her life there.

      The Clontzes usually seemed deeply interested in religion. And they were very energetic in any work they attempted to do. The high record in the church life of the 1880's of Mrs. Annnie E. (Clontz) Craigo is mention under the Craigo
      family and elsewhere."

      Found on p. 219, ibid; "Mrs. Annie E. (Oct. 25, 1822 - June 3, 1866) was the daughter of a pioneer immigrant named Clontz, born in Germany."

      Note: Find this passage curious because "Annie" is not listed as a daughter of Samuel. If she is, she would be his oldest child...DAH.

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      See photo of Annie Clontz Craigo. (No longer available...DAH)

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      Samuel is cited as "Asbury" in IGI, 1988 Edition.

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      Excerpted from "The Journal of Burke County Genealogical Society",
      Vol. VI, No. 3, p. 70, September, 1988:

      "Burke County,NC Bastardy Bonds 1830-1839

      Jane Simmons - Samuel Clontz 3 July 1838"

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    • "Joh. Klotz" cited as sponsor at his baptismal...DAH
    • "...Samuel Asbury was the son of George Clonts..." [6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12260] (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S12257] p. 211 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S4110] (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6779] p. 211.

    5. [S6780] .

    6. [S6781] .