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Need more info on John and Ezekiel Clifton, 1769 Onslow

Need more info on John and Ezekiel Clifton, 1769 Onslow

Posted: 19 Jan 2010 5:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Clifton
John William Clifton may be my Great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. According to tax and census records, he lived in Onslow in 1769. I believe he died in 1770 and was originally from Delaware. I would like any information about him, or about Ezekiel, who may be his brother and is listed with him in the tax records. All I've seen is the list. Is there any additional information in the tax or census records besides their names? Where can I view these records? Does anyone know of a cemetery that old in Onslow County? Death records? Thanks for any leads anyone can provide!

Re: Need more info on John and Ezekiel Clifton, 1769 Onslow

Posted: 20 Jan 2010 7:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Onslow County records only go back to about 1900 due to the courthouse (county seat) being located down river until it flooded and everything was moved up river to Jacksonville which is now the county seat. I think this all happened in 1903or 1905 era. There are hundreds of cemeteries in Onslow Co but it is a large county and you would have to have the location or at least the name of the cemetery for someone to go looking for a stone. I would guess it was probably wooden back in those days and non existant at this time.....

Re: Need more info on John and Ezekiel Clifton, 1769 Onslow

Posted: 21 Jan 2010 7:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: clifton
The county courthouse, Jacksonville, N.C., do maintain original material with SOME dating back into the late 1700, early 1800s, and later.

Official records were lost, burned and in some cases deliberatly destroyed due to wars, fires and floods.

The State Archives maintain a lot of information but, do not have files separated for specific names. They do not have a great deal of material in reference to Onslow County's early years.

I have located the name "William Clifton," in one of my primary referance material. He lived in what we call now, Jacksonville, N.C. He set up household ca.1768.

Could your John be William? Or, John's father?

I agree with the previous post. Too many missing graves and cemeteries throughout Onslow County. Stone grave markers were used during the late 1700s to present. Many used rocks, metelic items, perinial flowers and, as previously stated, wooden markers.

I hope my imput helps you in your adventure.

Here is my primary Internet site so you can see what I do in Onslow County.

http://www.resurrection-mission.com


Re: Need more info on John and Ezekiel Clifton, 1769 Onslow

Posted: 21 Jan 2014 5:57PM GMT
Classification: Query
John William Clifton was my 6th gg grandfather . He was from Delaware and then moved to North Carolina. Then the Clifton's went to Georgia from there .
My line is John William Clifton 1716-1970
>William Clifton 1745-1793
>William Clifton 1776- 1842
>Thomas E Clifton 1818-1870
>Nathan Clifton 1854-1925
>Ben Hill Clifton
>William Henry Clifton
> Jeff Pittman Clifton
please feel free to check out my tree , Clifton Family Tree . Tammy(Clifton) Young
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