I lost a lot of my files the other day when somehow my backup and original file got damaged due to an electrical storm....I don't understand how that stuff works....
I suspect though that if you look into the family of Garret Clawson born July 18, 1808 to Garret and Kezia Sturgis you might find something there.Garret and Kezia stayed in the east when Garret's brothers migrated into Ohio in the early 1800's and late 1700's.I honestly haven't looked into that line a whole lot and am not sure who this particular Garret married.What I know about that line is:Garret Clawson (many spellings found for this "Clawson"...Klauussen, Closson, Clausen, Klausen, etc) married to Mary (no known maiden name) It is believed that Garret was born in the Netherlands or in New Amsterdam.It is believed that Mary was born in Wales.They raised their family around Jollytown, Greene County, Pennsylvania which is an area that changed statehood boundries quite often..it changed from Pennsylvania to Virginia and/or West Virginia.There is a stream that is still refered to as "Clawson Run" that was in the area of the original homestead.There children were: Peter born 1758 married to Dolly Garrison, Garret born December 25, 1759 married Kezia Sturgis, Mary born 1762 married Joseph Shanks, John born 1764 married Mary Wheatley, Thomas born August 12, 1768 married Sophia Covalt and Josiah born May 14, 1775 married Sophia Luce.All except for Garret and Kezia migrated into Ohio and some into Indiana later.
Garret and Kezia Sturgis Clawson had 13 known children: Poliah born ?, Leah born April 3,1791, John born April 8, 1793, Mary born March 25, 1795, Phineas (also spelled Finias) born August 10, 1797, Loton born July 11, 1799, Thomas born August 22, 1801, James born September 20, 1803, Isaac Sturgis born November 20, 1805, Garret born July 18, 1808, Kezia born September 12, 1810, Abra born January 13, 1813 and Josiah born August 29, 1815.
Poliah died July 10, 1819.
Leah married Ebenezer Griffin and had the following children: Thomas, Mary, Garrett, Maria, Kesiah and Alpheus.
John died 1858
Thomas married Mary ? and they had the following children:Isabella, Caroline, Elizabeth, Kezia, Thomas, Sarah and Margaretta.
Isaac died 1836
Kezia died July 27 1819
Abra died July 15, 1819
Josiah died December 1816
*Notice that Poliah, Kezia and Abra all died July 1819....probably of a sickness.
Garret born December 25, 1759 was a military man....I've seen lots of information on him.I have that he died April 14, 1830 in Green County, Pennsylvania (Kezia Sturgis was born April 27, 1774 in Woodbridgetown).I sent a letter to Green county about two years ago and got the response that they had nothing on the Clawson family.I find that highly unlikely but have never resubmitted my letter.
About heritage...no one is for sure yet.It is not known if the family came from the Netherlands, Scottland, Sweden or somewhere else.You will find a lot of friendly arguements about this subject on this forum.
Goodluck, let me know if I can help you with anything else.Let me know if you find anything.