Jesse Clower

1785–1832 (Age 47)
Orange, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jesse

When Jesse Clower was born in 1785, in Orange, North Carolina, United States, his father, George Michael Clower, was 50 and his mother, Elizabeth Catherine Morgan, was 56. He married Matilda Hansford on 13 August 1811, in Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1812. He died in 1832, in Monroe, Georgia, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Clower
Matilda Hansford
Marriage: 13 August 1811
John Floyd Clower
Elizabeth R. Clower
James Madison Clower
Monroe Clower

Spouse and Children


    Matilda Hansford


13 August 1811
Forsyth, Monroe, Georgia, United States


    John Floyd Clower


    Elizabeth R. Clower


    James Madison Clower


    Monroe Clower


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 1

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1789 · Becomes 12th State

Age 4

On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state in the Union.
1799 · Gold Nuggets Found

Age 14

"In 1799, in Little Meadow Creak located in Cabarrus County, North Carolina a large yellow """"rock"""" was found by Conrad Reed. A few years later it was determined that the """"rock"""" was a gold nugget."

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a nailer, from an agent derivative of Old French clou ‘nail’. Compare Cloutier .2 Americanized spelling of German Klauer (or the variant Clauer ) or of Glauer, a nickname from Middle High German glau, glou ‘intelligent’, ‘circumspect’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jesse Clower, "United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815"
  • Jesse Clower, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Jesse Clower, "Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967"

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