Leonidas Hamilton Clawson

21 February 1830–22 August 1902 (Age 72)
Ashe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Leonidas Hamilton

When Leonidas Hamilton Clawson was born on 21 February 1830, in Ashe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Asa Clawson Sr., was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Hodges, was 36. He married Delphia Tatum on 31 May 1849. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1860 and Bald Mountain Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 22 August 1902, in Meat Camp, Watauga, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Meat Camp Baptist Church Cemetery, Meat Camp, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonidas Hamilton Clawson
Delphia Tatum
Marriage: 31 May 1849
Asa Clawson
George Washington Clawson
Elizabeth ( Jenny ) E Clawson
Jacob Tatum Clawson
Chanie C. Clawson
Delphia Clawson
John Harvey Clawson
Leonidas Hamilton Clawson
Jane Edith Clawson
Joseph Joe Neal Clawson
Sarah Josephine Clawson

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31 May 1849


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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 2

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 6

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1853 · First State Fair

Age 23

The first state fair in North Carolina was held in Raleigh and was put on by the North Carolina State Agricultural Society in 1853. The fair has been continuous except for during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and WWII.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of any of the Dutch, North German, or Scandinavian patronymics from short forms of the personal name Nik(o)laus, Nikolaas, etc. ( see Nicholas ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hamilton Clauson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hamilton Clausen in household of Elijah Tatunm, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hamliton Clauson, "United States Census, 1880"

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