I do not see any mention of my Clardy lineage so thought I would post it - any comments are welcomed.
Joel Crowder Clardy
Joel Crowder Clardy was born in South Carolina c. 1797.About October, 1814 he was drafted into the service at Greenville Courthouse, Greenville, South Carolina to serve in the War of 1812 as a private in the company commanded by Captain John Benson in the regiment of militia of South Carolina commanded by Col. Austin.(Also serving in Col. Austin’s Regiment were Eliot Clardey [sic], Longsworth Clardey [sic] and Langsworth [sic] Clardy [sic]).He was to serve a term of six months and was mustered in at Pendleton Courthouse, South Carolina.Due to peace being declared with Great Britain he was honorably discharged at Pendleton Courthouse about March 24, 1815.
Sometime before 1820 he was married to Winnifred C. (maiden name unknown) who was born in South Carolina, c. 1798.
Their children were:
Philip J. Clardy – b. April 1820 in SC d. March 4, 1866 Pope County Illinois
(his middle name is probably James and he is my great, great, great grandfather – Philip’s son, James Strongwaters Clardy is my great, great grandfather)
Elliott Clardy – b. 1825 in SC
Joel C. Clardy – b. 1828 in SC
Francis Clardy – b. 1830 in SC
Albert Clardy – b. 1832 in SC
Martha Clardy – b. 1834 in SC
Caroline Clardy – b. 1835 in SC
Winniford (sic) C. Clardy – b. 1837 in SC
Nettie M. Clardy - b. 1840 in IL
In the period between the birth of their daughter Winnifred in 1837 in South Carolina and the birth of their 9th child, Nettie M. the family had relocated to Illinois as Illinois is listed as Nettie’s birthplace in the 1850 census records of Pope County Illinois and her age is given as 10 and Joel Clardy also appears in Pope County Illinois in the 1840 census.
Joel received several Bounty Land Warrants in Pope County Illinois for his service in the War of 1812
Philip J. Clardy
Philip J. (probably James) Clardy was born in April 1820 in South Carolina.He died in Pope County Illinois on March 4, 1866 and is buried at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Pope County Illinois.
Father:Joel Crowder Clardy – b. 1797 in SC
Mother: Winnifred C. (Maiden name unknown) – b. 1798 in SC
In the period between 1837 in South Carolina and the Pope County Illinois census of 1840 the family had relocated to Illinois as Illinois is listed as his sister Nettie’s birthplace in the 1850 census records of Pope County Illinois and her age is given as 10 and his father appears in the 1840 Pope County Illinois census.
On April 15, 1844 he was married to Polly Ann Murphy who was born in South Carolina, in April of 1823 per the 1900 census of Pope County Illinois.In the census of 1880 she indicates her father was born in North Carolina and her mother was born in Pennsylvania.
Their children were:
James Strongwaters Clardy – b. May 21, 1845, Pope County Illinois
Elliott Clardy – b. December 18, 1847, Pope County Illinois
Martha A. Clardy – b. September 18, 1849, Pope County Illinois
Joel C. Clardy – b. August 1851, d. January 17, 1852, Pope County Illinois
Mary or Marcy C. Clardy – b. April 1852, d. October 20, 1852, Pope County Illinois
Amanda Clardy – b. November 1853, d. September 7, 1854, Pope County Illinois
Albert Clardy – b. March 4, 1855, Pope County Illinois
Winnifred Clardy – b. June 1857, d. September 7, 1860, Pope County Illinois
Philip Clardy - b. July 1860, Pope County Illinois
Adelia H. Clardy – b. October 11, 1862, Pope County Illinois
Nettie A. Clardy – b. January 19, 1863, d. January 20, 1864, Pope County Illinois
Abraham & Nancy Clardy (twins) – b. December 8, 1864, d. December 10, 1864, Pope County Illinois
Margarett A. Clardy – b. November 25, 1865, d. March 7, 1866
It is curious to note that Philip Clardy and his youngest child, 1-year-old Margarett died 3 days apart.I have not been able to locate any documents that reveal the cause of their deaths