Clinch Genealogy




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Descendants of Henry Clinch

Generation One

HENRY CLINCH was born Abt. 1702 in VA.

Child of HENRY CLINCH is:

i JACOB CLINCH, b. Abt. 1728, VA; d. Abt. 1777, St. Mark Parish, Culpepper Co., VA.



Generation Two

JACOB CLINCH was born Abt. 1728 in VA, and died Abt. 1777 in St. Mark Parish, Culpepper Co., VA. He married JEAN XXXX. She was born Abt. 1740 in Culpepper Co., VA.

Children of JACOB CLINCH and JEAN XXXX are:


i RACHAEL CLINCH, b. July 18, 1762, Culpepper Co., VA; d. March 20, 1826, Scott Co., IN.  My line, more below.
ii BARBARY CLINCH, b. Abt. 1767, St. Mark Parish, Culpepper Co., VA.
iii JACOB CLINCH, JR., b. Abt. 1769, St. Mark Parish, Culpepper Co., VA.
iv BEDIA CLINCH, b. Abt. 1770, Culpepper Co., VA.
v LYDIA CLINCH, b. Abt. 1771, St. Mark Parish, Culpepper Co., VA.



Generation Three

RACHAEL CLINCH was born July 18, 1762 in Culpepper Co., VA, and died March 20, 1826 in Scott Co., IN. She married SHADRACK PEARSON August 23, 1781 in St. Marks Parish, Episcopal Church, Culpepper Co., VA, son of CHARLES PEARSON and SALLY WEATHERS. He was born Abt. 1754 in Bromfield, Culpepper Co., VA, and died Abt. 1848 in Scottsburg, Scott Co., IN.  From here see the PEARSON line.

Notes for RACHAEL CLINCH:  Knapp Ancestors,, shows her born in 1763 and died 22 Mar 1826.  More About RACHAEL CLINCH:  Burial: Craig Cemetery, Scott Co., IN

Notes for SHADRACK PEARSON:  He, Mesheck and Abednego were triplets.  He was inducted in VA as a private for 3 years and assigned to James Taylor (Roll Box 93).

Virginia Soldiers of 1776, Vol. 1: Know all men that I, Shadrack Pierson of Bourbon Co., Ken. heir at law of Charles Pierson, decd. appoint Thomas Miller of Richmond Va. my Atty. Signed 20 July, 1819. Acknd. before D. Thomas, J. of P.

I, Shadrack Pierson of the county of Bourbon, state of Ken. declare that I was a Soldier of the Rev. in Captain Richard Taylors Comp. in Co. Richard Parkers Continental Regt. of Va. That my brother Charles Pierson of Culpepper Co., Va. where we both enlisted in 1776; he enlisted in said Richard Taylors company to serve three years that soon after he enlisted he was made a Corporal in the said company and served as Corporal the said three years, and was honorably discharged. I served in the same company the whole three years. That Charles Pierson immediately reenlisted as a Soldier in Capt. Tarleton Paynes Company of the said Regt. for the war, which enlistment was at Bound Brook, New Jersey; he was made Corporal in that Company, and was marched South, where he was killed in a skirmish with the Tories near the Catawba River, N.C. in the fall of 1780; he was then a Corporal. His discharge papers were lost at the time he was killed; that I was in the same Company with my brother when he was killed. Signed, Shadrack Pierson. Sworn to before D. Thomas J. of P. Bourbon Co., Ken. 20 July, 1819.

I John Barbee of Shelby Co., Ken. Sergeant in Captain Taylors Comp. certify that Charles Pierson was Corporal in the same Company, etc. (his deposition same as Pg. 385 that of Shadrack Piersons). Signed and sworn to before O. G. Waggener, J. of P. Franklin Co., Ken. 2 Oct, 1819.

Sergeant Daniel Barbee, of Mercer Co., Ken. who was in Captain Richard Taylors Company, also knew Charles Pierson, and made the same declaration, as those above. Signed and sworn to before John Clemens, J. of P. Franklin Co., Ken. 23 Jul, 1819.

Note. On the reverse side of this paper is the notation - Shadrack Piersons claim as heir of Charles Pierson, decd. for the Bounty land of said Charles Pierson as a Corporal for three years and then for the war in the Va. Contl. line - Rejected, not sufficiently authenticated.

Then another notation - 1820. The heirs of Charles Pierson, decd. Corporal in the Va. Contl. line allowed for services till end of the war.

Warrant 6385 was issued 16 Jun 1820 for 400 Acres, Book 3, pg 78, L. Off.

Also noted: the Lib. Report, 1911-12 does not give the name of Mesheck Pierson, but has the name of Shadrack Pierson, with references: W.D. 12, I, and states that he was of the 1st Va. Regt. The report of 1910 gives the names of both Piersons, and for Mashack there is a bounty warrant on file in the Archives Dept. of the Library.

The Knapp Ancestors web page ( show that he died 8 Mar 1834 in Scott Co. In the same file it shows he was in the 1st VA Regt. and the 10th VA Regt (they have copies of his pay vouchers for May 1777 to Nov 1779). After the Revolution, he and Rachael moved to Bourbon Co., KY and then to Scott Co., IN. After Rachael died, Shadrack married Mary George (aka Belamany George) in 1826. He is said to have had scars on his feet from having them frozen at Valley Forge.  More About SHADRACK PEARSON:  Burial: Craig Cemetery, Scott Co., IN

From here see the Pearson line.


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