Bonnie, I imagine that some of the viewers skipped over your subject listed simply as "Great Grandmother" especially as many researchers only have short periods of time that they can spend reading the inquiries.Future subject listing should provide just a little bit more information. May I have your mother's name please.
I clicked on your inquiry because it was the last one posted and I just wanted to catch up having been off the Clontz forum for a while.
I do have your Great Grandmother in my data base and would appreciate your confirming anything that you can in order to confirm what I have.
Isabelle Jane Clontz married Jacob Cull (Culpepper) Presley in Union Co. NC 20 Aug 1875.If you haven't already, you should send for a copy of their license from the Register of Deeds Office in Monroe, NC.
Jacob was born 1857 (The marriage license said that he was 18 years old and his bride was 21).He is the son of Milas R. Presley b. 1818 and Aggy Helms b. 1828 married 12 Apr 1845 also in Union Co. NC.Jacob married second at age 50 Nov 18 1908 in Union Co. NC to Fannie Helms, age 23 , daughter of Daniel and Smiley Helms.Fannie had previously been married to Vander Suggs.I don't know what happened to Mr. Suggs.
Isabelle was born 1852, the daughter of John Adam Clontz Jr. b. 1832 and Mary E. Weddington b. 1828.They were married 14 Sept 1852 in Union Co. NCShe is the daughter of John and Phebe G. Weddington.
John, Jr. was the son of John Adam Clontz, Sr b. 1796 and Martha "Patsy" Blair b. 1804.They were married 25 Feb 1822 Mecklenburg Co. NC.Martha is the daughter of James Blair b. 1770 and Elizabeth Fitzgerald b. 1772.
John, Sr. was the son of Corporal Jeremiah Clontz b. 1756 Mecklenburg Co. NC and Anna Catherine Long b. 1762.They were married by 1788 when they were listed as members of the Organ Luthern Church in Rowan Co. NC.Jeremiah is a Revolutionary War Patriot.He drew a pension for his service.Anna Catherine is the daughter of Henry Long b. 1735 and Anna Catherine Pence.
You will be able to learn more about the above individuals on this Forum as well as the Long Forum and others.
If you are a new researcher, you will want to begin collecting your official documents (birth, death, marriage, estate or wills, land records, etc ) to prove your lineage.To make it a little more fun, add photos of your relatives (be sure to identify them on the back), also ofyour ancestors tombstones if they are still around, photos of the homes in which you have lived and those of your ancestors if they still survive. Talk to your elderly relatives to see what they remember about your parents and grandparents.Write it down.Keep an alburm by generations and include pictures as well as maps of the area they lived in.Etc, Etc, Etc.
I only found one child for Jacob Culpepper Presley and Isabelle Jane Clontz.He was Zeb A. Presley born 1885 and married May 30 1913 Union Co. to Lena Orr b. 1891 daughter of J. I. and Roberta Orr.His marriage license said that he was son of Cull and Belle Presley.Is this your grandfather?
I hope I've got you interested enough to pursue your research.If you are into heritary societies, you are elible for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as well as Colonial Dames XVII Century (CDXVIIC) both of which are National Organizations where the proofs of your lineage will be recorded permanently.
My Jeremiah Clontz, Jr. is the brother of your John Adam Clontz Sr. Good luck and Merry Christmas Betty Kuykendall Price