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Phillip Clodfelter

Phillip Clodfelter

Male 1795 - 1881  (86 years)

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  • Name Phillip Clodfelter 
    Born 11 Mar 1795  ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 May 1881  ,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Apple Creek Cemetery, Pocahontas,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Row 29 Grave O
    Phillip Clodfelter gravemarker taken 29 May 2015
    Phillip Clodfelter gravemarker taken 29 May 2015
    Clodfelter gravemarkers L to R: Phillip, Jemima, George F., David F., Milas, Sarah A., Leonard P., Emory
    Clodfelter gravemarkers L to R: Phillip, Jemima, George F., David F., Milas, Sarah A., Leonard P., Emory
    Notes 
    • From a letter writtten by Eugene Knox, son of John W. Knox, grandson of Ezekiel McNeely on 25 Oct, 1926, in Jackson, MO.

      In the summer of 1818 there came on horseback from Cabarrus County, North Carolina one Phillip Clodfelter. He was of a family of 17 children, having nine brothers. His father gave each son two hundred dollars and a horse when they were old enough to shift for themselves. He passed along a road running near where New Wells in this county now stands and about a mile northwest of said
      site he passed a camping ground of the Shawnee Indians. These indians, you recall, were originally inhabitants of the Scioto Valley of Ohio and were the bravest, most determined and resourceful enemies that the whites encountered west of the Allegheny Mountains. They were having some kind of a dance and as
      he passed two shots were fired. He did not know why, nor did he try to find the reason but immediately acted upon the theory that "distance lends enchantment to the view".

      After viewing the country he returned to North Carolina, married, and the following year he, a brother John and the other brothers name I cannot recall came to Missouri. The Indians had been moved by the government and he entered land which was a part of their camping ground and his son now has as his garden plot the spot on which the Indians were holding their pow-wow.

      The brother John settled near Appleton but I have found no trace of descendants. The other brother settled some distance northwest of Jackson.

      Phillip Clodfelter was a cooper by trade. He made buckets, churns, tubs, barrels, and pails of various kinds. The writer well remembers seeing them in use. He has many contrivances made of wood and among them a wooden plow. This was all wood except an iron point. I well remember seeing this at the centennial celebration of 1876 at Shawneetown. This plow was also at one of the early Home Comings held at Jackson and a grandson told me it had been brought to Cape Girardeau but he did not know by whom.

      In the same parade was a flail for beating out wheat belonging to Mr. Clodfelter and carried by Henry Moore, a brother-in-law of Dr. R. T. Henderson of Jackson. I had reached my sixth birthday two months previous to this but I can at this moment see the greater part of that parade.

      Phillip Clodfelter possessed those stable qualities characteristic of the North Carolinians who sought homes in this far land. The records of Apple Creek Church show that he, with Thos. Wilson and Benny Brown, rented seat No. 1 in that church in the year 1826. A daughter, Margaret, married Ransom Mitchell, Elizabeth married Kennedy Stevenson and they both proved to be "Mothers of Israel". The writer gladly bears witness to the piety of grandma Stevenson and has no hesitancy in saying that no family reared in the north part of Cape County did more for the causes of morality, education, and religion than hers, a family of five sons and two daughters.

      While the son Leonard Clodfelter has made as we say no great mark in the world, he has been a member of Apple Creek Church for nearly sixty nine years and of such is the bone and sinew of the land. When Leonard Clodfelter's marriage day arrived a great rain was falling and his intended Sarah Tricky lived on the opposite side of Shawnee Creek which was impassable all day the
      wedding was celebrated the following day.

      Phillip Clodfelter lived more that his four score years and sleeps in Apple Creek church yard.
    Person ID I6578216  robsgenealogy
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2020 

    Father John George Clodfelter,   b. 09 Oct 1757, York,York County,Pennsylvania,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1837, ,,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Leonard,   b. 14 Nov 1762, Lexington,Davidson County,North Carolina,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1795, ,Davidson County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1779  Lexington,Davidson County,North Carolina,United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F94387912  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jemima Jane Foster,   b. 02 Oct 1796, ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1866, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 05 Dec 1822  ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Leonard Clodfelter,   b. 24 Jun 1824, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1901, Leemon,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Mary Ann Clodfelter,   b. 03 Feb 1826, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1901  (Age 74 years)
     3. David Foster Clodfelter,   b. 19 Jan 1828, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1857  (Age 29 years)
     4. Margaret Zilla Clodfelter,   b. 09 May 1830, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1916, Shawnee Township,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Leonard Phillip Clodfelter,   b. 03 Jan 1839, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1928, ,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     6. George Foster Clodfelter,   b. 04 Jan 1841, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1844, New Wells,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F97843430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1795 - ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Dec 1822 - ,Rowan County,North Carolina,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 May 1881 - ,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Apple Creek Cemetery, Pocahontas,Cape Girardeau County,Missouri,USA Link to Google Earth
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