John Van Clearman

16 May 1794–7 August 1879 (Age 85)
Old Town, Charleston, South Carolina, United States

The Life of John

When John Van Clearman was born on 16 May 1794, in Old Town, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, his father, Jacob Clearman, was 29 and his mother, Hanna Swearingen, was 24. He married Margaret Rush in 1817. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 1 Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States in 1850 and Western Division, Walker, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died on 7 August 1879, at the age of 85, and was buried in Vernon, Lamar, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Van Clearman
1794–1879
Margaret Rush
1798–1873
Marriage: 1817
James Washington Clearman
1818–1898
William David Clearman
1822–1888
Katherine Clearman
1825–1887
Jacob C. Clearman
1827–1904
Leonard Clearman
1828–
Levisa Anne Clearman
1832–
Clereman
1834–
Margaret P. Clearman
1835–
Sarah E Clearman
1837–1865
Emiley J. Clearman
1838–1858
Mary Jane Clearman
1840–1886
Adelia Ann Clearman
1843–1898

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1817
children

(12)

    James Washington Clearman

    Male1818–1898Male

    Male1822–1888Male

    Katherine Clearman

    Female1825–1887Female

    Jacob C. Clearman

    Male1827–1904Male

    Leonard Clearman

    Male1828–Male

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Clearman

    Male1765–1823Male

    Hanna Swearingen

    Female1770–1860Female

siblings

(9)

    Male1794–1879Male

    Jemima Hannah Clearman

    Female1795–1858Female

    Sarah ( Sallie) Clearman

    Female1800–Female

    Margaret Clearman

    Female1804–1888Female

    Male1807–1892Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 6

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 9

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1817

Age 23

Mississippi is the 20th state.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John V Clereman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Clerman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Van Clearman, "Find A Grave Index"

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