Clearman / Van Clearman Family
Although this section specifically deals with the John Van Clearman family and descendants of Lamar Co, AL / Monroe Co, MS area, there were siblings of John Van Clearman who removed to Newton Co, MS. Information on those lines can be found on the Newton County MS Connection page.
Descendants of John Van Clearman
1. John Van Clearman, oldest son of Jacob Clearman & Hannah Swearingen, was born May 16, 1794 in South Carolina, and died August 07, 1879 in Lamar Co, AL. He married Margaret P. Rush Abt. 1817 in South Carolina, daughter of Leonard Rush and Katherine Phillips. She was born February 19, 1798 in South Carolina, and died November 20, 1873 in Lamar Co, AL.
Children of John Van Clearman and Margaret Rush are:
Generation No. 2
2. William David Clearman (John Van Clearman, Jacob Clearman) was born August 22, 1822 in Alabama, and died May 01, 1888 in Lamar Co, AL. He married Angiline Gilmore. She was born September 09, 1827, and died July 19, 1879 in Lamar Co, AL.
3. Catherine Clearman (John Van Clearman, Jacob Clearman) was born 1825 in Alabama, and died July 1887 in Lamar Co, AL. She married Capers Marler. He was born Abt. 1825 in Alabama.
1860 Fayette Co, AL Census, Western Division, Millport PO, #524-524
Children of Catherine Clearman and Capers Marler are:
4. Jacob C. Clearman (John Van Clearman, Jacob Clearman) was born March 1827 in Tuscaloosa, AL, and died November 08, 1904 in Lamar Co, AL. He married Sarah Jane Abt. 1860 in Alabama. She was born July 1840 in Alabama, and died Aft. 1900.
Co, AL Census, Western Division, Millport PO, #523-523
John Van Clearman Census & Court Records
1830 Pickens Co, AL Census
Tuscaloosa Co, AL Original Files. Thomas Betterton's File. Leonard Rush, adm. Sale of property 10 Apt. 1824 includes property deed by Mrs. E. Betterton to her dau Mary C. Betterton. Samuel Taylor, Ivory Perry, John V. Clearman, Richard Murphy & James Weathered, Esq. Were appointed to appraise the estate 6 Mar 1824.
EARLY SETTLERS OF PICKENS CO, AL
Tuscaloosa Co, AL Deed Book 3, p. 571. 27 Dec 1855, State of Alabama, Fayette County. We, Catharine Rush, consort of Leonard Rush, late deceased of Tuscaloosa Co and Margaret Clemon, one of the daughters of Leonard Rush and husband of John V. Clearmon, all of county and state first above named, do appoint James M Rush our true and lawful attorney to collect from Campbell Spencer of Tuscaloosa Co our shears of estate of said Leonard Rush. Signed: Catharine Rush, Margaret Clearmon, John V. Clearmon
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