The CLAUNCH history from Johnson Co, TX is Family of Madison Love Claunch, Sr., call number R929.2, C572c, donated by Duval and Kay Edwards, Seattle in 1989.
Data I have not in this book is as follows: Jeremiah CLONTZ b. 1715 Holland m. Sophie Erwin, b. IRL, in Ulster (Antrim?) IRL abt 1735, had Jeremiah CLONCH or CLONTS b. 1752/53 Virginia.Second Jeremiah d. abt 1797 Pulaski Co., KY, buried there, m. Jane (prob. McGuire, b. 1755/56 Virginia d. Sep 1841 Pulaski Co, KY, buried Flat Lick Church Cemetery, Shopville, Pulaski Co, KY, second marriage 1804 to Zachariah Adams) and had 1. Margaret (Peggy), 2. William, 3. Christopher, 4. Jeremiah, 5. Jane, 6. John.Jeremiah CLONCH (III) m. 21 Aug 1806 Pulaski Co, KY Elizabeth KELLY and had 1. James Harvey, 2. William Mcguire.William McGuire CLONCH b. 3 May 1815, TN, buried TX, m. Jane Caroline Gilmore 25 Jul 1844.James Harvey CLONCH or CLAUNCH b. 1 Jul 1810, KY, d. 15 Sep 1889, buried McNairy Co, TN, m. Charlotte Bearden and had 1. James, 2. Jeremiah, 3. Nancy, 4. Elizabeth, 5. Duke William, 6. Mahala, 7. Margaret (Minerva), 8. Thomas M.Mahala CLAUNCH is my own ancestor.
(I do not have documentation for this, aside from what is corroborated in the LDS files.My original informant is not accessible.
The Family History is well worth seeing.It states, "It is well known that one branch of the Claunch family settled in Kentucky in the late 1700s.Another branch settled in West Virginia and now use the spelling "Clonch."A third branch migrated into Tennessee; and, members of this third branch eventually found their way to Alabama and from thence to Texas.Although the data herein will not be exclusive to this third branch of the family, it is the one with which this writer is most concerned.These will be the descendants of a certain John Claunch who can be tentatively identified in Montgomery County, Virginia in 1789; and more certainly identified in Grainger County, Tennessee in 1796.All indications are that this John Claunch is the great-great-great grandfather of this writer."
I don't think I should quote more from this book until I get permission.
but hope this helps some of you out there.