Re: Kesiah Duskin/Woodson Clements
Wootson/Woodson Clements (maybe Woodson C. Clements) of Wake County, NC
b. 22 Sep 1785 , per Clements Family Bible
m. 2 Jan 1805, Wake, NC, per Clements Family Bible
d. 26 Nov. 1837 (per Family Srch), 1837 ( per Clements Family Bible)
wife Kesiah/Keziah/Kiziah/Kessiah/Kisirah/Kesia Duskin
see Clements Family Bible (started, it appears, by Anderson Kader Clements and Kezia Katherine Clements) that was in poss. of Mrs. Ellis (Kezia Katherine Clements) of Raleigh, NC, then Edwin Mims (my cousin, now deceased) of Holly Spgs, NC, now (11/08/08) C.C. Nelson, my sister
Clements, Keziah (Keziah Katherine Clements Ellis) lineage
(accessed 11/3/08 bcs)
Calvin, Clarinda, Mary Ann, Anderson Kader, Candis/Candas, Elizabeth Daniel (my progenitor and the 'Grandmother Betsy' whose namesake i am - bcs) William Woodson/Washington ('WW')
Clements, Wootson/Woodson gave land for Holly Springs (NC) Baptist Church, the start of the town (see below excerpt from book)
below accessed on Google Books (and keyed in by me - i hope accurately) 11/05/08 – bcs
copy at Harvard College Library
Historical Raleigh, from Its Foundation in 1792 with Sketches of Wake County and Its Important Towns, (second title page:Historical Raleigh [Enlarged and Revised Edition]), with Sketches of Wake County [from 1771] and Its Important Towns—Descriptive, Biographical, Educational, Industrial, Religious --Illustrated) by Moses Neal Amis of the Raleigh Bar, Commercial Printing Co., 1913.
In Holly Springs ‘Sketch’
The starting point of the town was the building of a Baptist church, nearly one hundred years ago .The site selected was near a group of springs, which were called Holly Springs, from which the church and the community derived their name.Wootson Clements, who was one of the best businessmen of his day and was Sheriff of Wake County at one time, gave a plat of land to build a church.The deed is said to have been made to the church for church purposes, so long as there was a grain of sand on the hill, but not to be used as a burial ground.This spot is near the crossing of roads leading from Fayetteville to Fish Dam, Chapel Hill, Hillsboro, Pittsboro, Raleigh and Smithfield.. . . .It was a neighborhood of Joneses and Utleys.