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CLARY Alexander Thomas

Male 1809 - 1868  (59 years)


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  • Name CLARY Alexander Thomas  [1
    Born 19 Feb 1809  Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Marriage 1839  [4
    Occupation 1850  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Farmer 
    Residence 1850  Dendron, Surry, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Census 1860  Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1860 United States Federal Census
      about Benja M Clary
      Name:
      Benja M Clary          
      Age in 1860:18          
      Birth Year:abt 1842          
      Birthplace:Virginia          
      Home in 1860:District 1, Sussex, Virginia          
      Gender:Male          
      Post Office:Sussex Court House          
      Value of real estate:View image          
      Household Members:NameAge               
      Alexander T Clary 51               
      Ann E Clary 38               
      Thos L Clary 20               
      Benja M Clary 18               
      Joseph A Clary 16               
      Sidney S Clary 14               
      Winfield S Clary 12               
      Binns W Clary 10               
      Ella A Clary 7               
      Alexander T Clary 1               
      Roberta J R Bishok 40               
    Died 26 Apr 1868  Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Occupation 12 Sep 1918  [8
    Lumber Inspector - Surry Lumber 
    Residence 12 Sep 1918  Dendron, Surry County VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Poss Thomas Clary and Jenny Presson (m:1794) may be parents - from an old relative - not verified

      Lived in Sussex, near Waverly, in an area they called Blackwater. They are burried in this area

      Virginia Slave Births Index, 1853-1865 By Alexandria Library:
      Clary, Alexander T; Emaline: 25 jul 1860, Sussex

      Sketches of the Virginia Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South
      By John James Lafferty
      REV-MILTON LAFAYETTE BISHOP
      A SINGLE leaf can contain a recital of deeds which have blessed thousands of hearts, the Church and the
      Commonwealth, and more, made heaven glad. The simple narrative that follows these lines are without
      ornament, but tells the unvarnished story of a useful life. 'We have little doubt that the readers of this brief
      sketch will receive good from the perusal:
      I was the third child of my parents\emdash Anna Ellis, daughter of Benjamin Ellis, and John D. Bishop, son
      of Thomas Bishop, all of Surry county, Virginia. There were six children of us, two sons and four
      daughters, all now living except the oldest, who died in 1847. I was born in 1824, August 22d. I never
      knew any of my ancestry to follow anything but farming as a vocation. My father died when I was about
      twelve years of age, and my mother in 1865, having been a Methodist from one year after I joined the
      church. From my earliest recollections I was trying to be a Christian, mainly from the influence of
      Christian slaves, as neither of my parents professed religion. My mother was always a pious woman. I
      read my Bible regularly and prayed up to the session of the Virginia Conference held in Petersburg in
      1843 (perhaps in 1842), when I openly sought conversion at the altar in Washington street church.
      Though I realized a change in all my feelings and views of life\emdash a change that entered at once into all my
      plans for life\emdash I did not accept such as conversion, simply because of the extravagant experiences I had
      often heard related by the old slaves of my father. Nor did I become satisfied of my conversion till some
      months after. I had read the Old Testament through in the last eight months, and the New Testament eight
      times, sitting up late at night to read after I had prepared my school studies, and so was at no loss in
      making up my mind as to what Church I should join. I joined at Carsley's church, Surry County, Virginia,
      then served by Rev. G. M. Andross, who baptized me by pouring just as I received the Holy Ghost. He
      appointed me class-leader. I had formed my ideas of the doctrines of the Bible before I joined the church,
      and to this day have not had to change those views. I had read with prayer to be guided, and I believe I
      was directed by the Spirit of all Truth. With the change of heart in Petersburg, I received the conviction of
      my call to the ministry, and my studies at school were all conducted in view of that calling; yet my mind
      was not satisfied on that subject for years after. I had my heart on farming\emdash a sort of inherited
      proclivity\emdash nor did I consent to quit it until "Woe is me if I preach not the Gospel" had shut me up to
      preaching or ruin. From the time of my conversion I went to school in Surry; Little Town, in Sussex;
      Emory and Henry, and Randolph Macon College, up to the year 1848, May 17th, when my health forced
      me to leave school. I was licensed as an exhorter in 1847, October 5th, by William A. Smith, D. D.,
      Presiding Elder; was licensed to preach in April, 1848, by Rev. J. H. Davis. Presiding Elder; joined the
      Virginia Conference in the fall of 1848, at Elizabeth City, and was sent as a helper under Rev. G. N.
      Winfree, on the Amelia circuit, then embracing all of Amelia and about half of Dinwiddie. I traveled but
      five months of this year, in consequence of the work\emdash eighteen appointments being too large for my
      feeble health. Yet I preached much in my native county, and held several very successful protracted
      meetings. The next year, 1850, I was sent to Bedford circuit under Rev. A. Wiles, but as his health failed
      him in the spring, he left the circuit, and I fell in charge; and here I did the hardest year's work of my life,
      and I realized the greatest success in the way of revivals\emdash -over three hundred professing conversion. The
      next year, 1851 and 1852, I was on the Staunton circuit\emdash part of South Bedford and Campbell counties;
      in 1853 and 1854 on the Amherst circuit; in 1855 and 1856, the Charlotte circuit: in 1857, the
      Mecklenburg circuit; in 1858, the Murfreesboro circuit; in 1859, the Fincastle circuit, Botetourt county; in
      1860, the Nelson circuit, in all of which I had a successful work. By this time my health had become very
      bad, and by the urgent advice of my Presiding Elder and physician, I took a supernumerary relation,
      which I sustained until the fall of 1865, when I located. My health improved so much that I joined
      Conference again in the fall of 1868, and was sent to Fluvanna circuit four years. I rested one year there,
      or a part of one year, my throat being badly diseased. I then was sent to the Rappahannock circuit, where I
      travelled three years; from which I was sent to the South Bedford circuit, where I am now serving out my
      fourth year. On all my fields of labor I had good revivals\emdash an average of not less than one hundred and
      fifty conversions a year. Some twenty of these are in the ministry, mostly the Methodist.
      The Virginia conference annual
      By Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Virginia Conference
      SIXTH DAY.
      TUESDAY, November 20th, 1883.
      AFTERNOON SESSION.
      HALF-PAST THREE O'CLOCK P. M.
      Conference met according to adjournment. L. S. Reed (by appointment of Bishop Kavanaugh)
      in the Chair.
      Divine service was conducted by J. D. Hank.
      The minutes of the morning session were read and approved.
      On motion of P. Whitehead, the report of the Committee on Memoirs was made the order of
      the day for half-past 10 o'clock A. M. to-morrow.
      T. McN. Simpson, from the Committee of Investigation in the case of M. L. Bishop, made the
      following report:
      The Committee of Investigation, to whom was referred the case of Rev. Milton L. Bishop, beg
      leave to report that they regard the reports reflecting upon the character of Rev. Milton L. Bishop
      of such gravity as to demand an investigation, but as the accused is not present, nor any
      witnesses, they respectfully ask that the case be remanded to the Presiding Elder of the
      Lynchburg District for investigation.
      (Signed) T. McN. SIMPSON, J. C. REED, W. G. WILLIAMS.
      Which on motion was adopted, and the case of Brother Bishop remanded accordingly [1]
    Person ID I4267  Booth Family
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2013 

    Father CLARY Thomas, III,   b. 1770,   d. 1824  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother PRESSON Jenny Virginia,   b. 1733,   d. 1785  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1794  [1
    Family ID F2610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family BISHOP Anna (Anne) Elizabeth,   b. 6 Mar 1809, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1868  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1834  [1, 2
    • Married by the Rev. Thomas J. Drumwright [1]
    Alt. Marriage 1839  [9
    • Kennth Coker had this date
    Alt. Marriage 1839  [4
    Children 
     1. CLARY Thomas Lafayette,   b. 8 Jul 1840, Sussex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. CLARY Benjamin Milton,   b. 26 May 1842, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894  (Age 51 years)
     3. CLARY Joseph A.,   b. 22 Jul 1844, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1872  (Age 27 years)
     4. CLARY Torus S.,   b. Abt 1847, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. CLARY Sidney Samuel,   b. 17 Dec 1847, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1905  (Age 57 years)
     6. CLARY Winfield S.,   b. Abt 1848, Isle of Wight County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1899, Greensboro, Guilford Co. North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     7. CLARY Binns Walter,   b. 5 Mar 1850, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1899  (Age 49 years)
     8. CLARY Ella A.,   b. 1853, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. CLARY Alexander Thomas, Jr.,   b. Abt 1858-1859, Greensville County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F1310  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Feb 1809 - Greensville County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1850 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Apr 1868 - Greensville County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Sep 1918 - Dendron, Surry County VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sussex County, VA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Sources 
    1. [S995] James Sterling Harris & Aunt Katherine, James Sterling & Aunt Katherine Harris, [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] (Reliability: 3).
      Allow to introduce myself.......I am James Sterling Harris.......my father's mother was Nellie Mae Clary, born in the Waverly, Va area (Surry County).

      See the attached spreadsheet that goes back several generations.

    2. [S903] Kenneth Coker, Kenneth Coker (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S920] 1850 Sussex County Census, 1850 Sussex County Census, listed his age as 41 on the 1850 census (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1120] joann rice, joann rice, (Bishop-Ellis families) (Reliability: 2).

    5. [S950] 1850 Census for Sussex Co., Va., US Government (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S920] 1850 Sussex County Census, 1850 Sussex County Census (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S995] James Sterling Harris & Aunt Katherine, James Sterling & Aunt Katherine Harris, [(E-ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE),] (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S274] Draft Card, US Government (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S903] Kenneth Coker, Kenneth Coker.