Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Clore

Male 1749 - 1824  (75 years)


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  • Name John Clore 
    Born 22 Jan 1748/49  Culpeper County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Dec 1824  Madison County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I005629  Tree1
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Father John Clore,   b. 1718, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1785, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Dorothea Käfer,   b. 1730, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1768, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married 1745  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F03992  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret "Peggy" Blankenbaker,   b. 28 Nov 1749, Culpeper County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1840, Culpeper County, Virginia. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 1767  Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • married in 1767 in which year she was sponsor at the baptism of Julius Christler, son of John George Christler. She also served as sponsor of other children of John George Christler, 1769 and 1773. John Clore, Jr., and wife Margaret Clore served as sponsors of several of the children of Michael Clore, 1770, 1772, and 1773.
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F04057  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      John Clore (son of John Clore) was born January 22, 1749, died December, 1824, married Margaret Blankenbaker, who was born November 28, 1749, died January 6, 1840, daughter of Michael Blankenbaker and wife Elizabeth Barbara Gaar, said Michael being the son of John Nicolaus Blankenbaker of the 1717 colony. John Clore and Margaret Blankenbaker were probably married in 1767 in which year she was sponsor at the baptism of Julius Christler, son of John George Christler. She also served as sponsor of other children of John George Christler, 1769 and 1773. John Clore, Jr., and wife Margaret Clore served as sponsors of several of the children of Michael Clore, 1770, 1772, and 1773. For some unaccountable reason the baptisms of their own children do not appear in the Register. John Clore and wife later joined the Baptist Church but probably not before 1775. In 1787, 1788, and 1792 John Clore was taxed for 278 and 211 acres, Culpeper County, Virginia. In Madison County, Virginia., 1814 he was taxed for 133, 75, 100, 160, 22, and 178 acres, described as lying 9 miles north of the Court House, on the Robinson River and joining land of William Strother. These lands seem to have been in part at least portions of the patents of Michael Clore. On February 7, 1799 John Clore and wife Peggy sold to Thomas Shurley and Zachary Shurley. Three letters of this John Clore are in existence and now owned by Mrs. Emma Clore Vetter of Norfolk, Virginia. The first of these letters is dated May 23, 1805, from Madison County, Virginia. to his son Benjamin Clore and other of his children in Kentucky. The second letter is dated October 31, 1809 and is addressed to Benjamin Clore, Jefferson County, Kentucky., also to Elijah, Lawrence, and Solomon Clore, and his son-in-law Jesse Yager. This letter mentions land which he owns in Kentucky which someone else is claiming and he instructs Benjamin Clore to hire a lawyer and defend his claim. He also speaks of trying to sell his land and moving out to Kentucky. But he never did. The third letter is dated March 29, 1810 and is addressed to Benjamin and Anna Clore, Elijah and Frances Clore, Lawrence and Lucy Clore. He says that his son Abraham is planning to move to Kentucky the following fall and that he is to occupy his (John's) farm. He also recites several business matters he is carrying on for Shirleys and Wilhoits now living in Kentucky who had once lived in Madison County, Virginia.
      The records of the Robinson River Baptist Church show that in 1825 a committee was appointed to write the history of John Clore's life, he having recently departed. Evidently he was considered a man of some prominence. Unfortunately this history, if ever written, seems not to have survived.
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      1. John CLORE was born 22 Jan 1749, and died Dec 1824. He was the son of 2. John CLORE and 3. CAFER. He married Margaret BLANKENBAKER in Culpeper, Culpeper, Virginia, USA, daughter of Michael BLANKENBAKER and Elizabeth Barbara GAAR. She was born 28 Nov 1749, and died 6 Jan 1840.

      Children of John CLORE and Margaret BLANKENBAKER are: i. Benjamin CLORE was born 28 Nov 1769, and died 12 Jan 1866. He married Anna CHRISTOPHER 24 Dec 1790.
      ii. Elijah CLORE was born 27 Feb 1772, and died 5 Jun 1851. He married Frances WILHOIT 19 May 1800.
      iii. Lawrence CLORE was born 5 Apr 1774, and died 30 Oct 1846. He married Lucy WILHOYTE 1 Jan 1805.
      iv. Solomon CLORE was born 17 Nov 1776, and died 27 Aug 1814. He married Rosanna YAGER 1 Mar 1798.
      v. Elizabeth CLORE was born 18 Jul 1779, and died 26 Aug 1875. She married William SHIRLEY 22 Jan 1796.
      vi. Anna CLORE was born 1 Aug 1781, and died 30 Sep 1861. She married Jesse YAGER 27 Nov 1799.
      vii. Joel CLORE was born 1 Oct 1783.
      viii. Abraham CLORE was born 20 May 1786. He married Hannah SNYDER 10 Apr 1810.
      ix. Thomas CLORE was born 10 Jun 1788, and died 12 Dec 1850. He married Judith BOHANNON 13 Oct 1823.
      x. Sarah CLORE was born 19 Nov 1791, and died 26 Jul 1832. She married Thomas WILHOIT 14 Aug 1818.
      xi. James CLORE was born 22 Jan 1794, and died 26 Aug 1872. He married Sally Fountain KELLAR 26 Dec 1820.