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Archibald McLemore

Male 1787 - 1835  (42 years)


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  • Name Archibald McLemore  [1, 2, 3
    Born 11 Mar 1787  North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1830 and 1835  Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • A photo of a double tombstone for Archibald and Sarah Plumlee can be seen on FindAGrave, in the Click Cemetery, Madisonville, Monroe, Tennessee. However, it appears to be a comtemporary marker, probably placed sometime well after their deaths. Additionally, the dates of birth and death, at least for Archibald, are not correct. A photo of this marker can be seen here:

      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=38295337&PIpi=18611681

      The dates on this headstone for Archibald are listed as 1767-1829. 

      1767 is the approximate date of birth of another Archibald McLemore, the progenitor of the Sampson/Duplin line, and not the Archibald McLemore that lived in Knox County, Tennessee. A biography of a A. J. McLemore, a son of Archibald McLemore of Knox County, states that his father Archibald was born "on March 11, 1787."

      Additionally, it appears that Archibald was alive in 1829, most likely dying in the mid 1830's.

      Tom Heseltine, who is descended from Archibald McLEMORE and Sarah PLUMLEY of Knox Co emailed, in June, 2009 that "Most available information, including the 1917 Dade Co MO book, the 1889 Goodspeed book, and the obituary of Archibald McLEMORE jr., all state that Archibald McLEMORE and wife Sarah PLUMLEY died ca 1824/1825.  This is curious since their son Wesley was born 1827 and the youngest son Andrew Jackson was born 1828.  And, the 1830 Knox Co TN census lists one Archibald McLEMORE with the correct number of young sons and a female the correct age to be his wife.  I strongly suspect that the family story about their deaths has been miscalculated by at least 5 years and, most probably, 10 years."

      Eddie Maynard agrees with Tom, but has a more specific estimate of the date of death, putting it about 1832: "If you combine the two Bios for his sons Andrew Jackson and for Archibald Jr, it sort of make sense for Archibald Sr's death date. Since Andrew knew his father's birth date, he must have had a Bible or source to have known the complete date....very often people would just say the year or he was about 45 when he died.  BUT, since Andrew knew the complete date, I think he really did know.

      Next, I do think that Archibald Jr knew the age of his father's death of 45.  So, if you take the date of 1787 and add 45...Archibald Sr died in 1832...which does make more sense.  Archibald Jr says his father died in 1825 which we know had to be wrong since Andrew was born in 1829 and Archibald is on the 1830 Monroe County, TN census.  Also, Archibald Jr says that he went to live with his brother Abram as a young man and in 1827 was part of the "posse" to gather the Cherokee for the Trail of Tears....it couldn't be 1827, it was 1837-38.  Now, if Archibald J r(B.1817) is a young man when he went to live with his brother...he would have been  - 20 at that time he went on the "posse".  If his father died in 1832, Archibald Jr would have been only 15 and probably did live with his brother Abram.  Archibald Sr couldn't have lived much later than 1832 because then Archibald Jr would have been an adult and probably wouldn't have needed to live with his brother since the children inherited land in Monroe."
    • (Research):
      Census Listings:

      1830; Census Place: Regiment 98, Monroe, Tennessee; Series: M19; Roll: 175; Page: 121; Family History Library Film: 0024533

      Head of Household Archibald McLamore
      Free White Males
      Under 5: Two
      5-9: Two
      10-14: Two
      15-19: Two
      20-29: One
      40-49: One
      Free White Females
      Under 5
      5-9: One
      10-14
      15-19
      20-29
      40-49:One
      Free Whites Under 20: Nine
      Frees White 20-49: Three
      Total Free Whites: Twelve
      Total ALL Persons: Twelve
    Person ID I24798  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2015 

    Father John McLemore, Revolutionary Soldier,   b. Abt 1762, Brunswick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1844, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Sarah Carnes,   b. Bef 1760,   d. Between 1820 and 1830  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 30 Dec 1780  Granville County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Eddie Maynard, on October 13, 2011, forwarded a transcription of their marriage information. They were shown on a list of GRANVILLE MARRIAGES 1753-1868 as follows: McLemore, John & Sarah CARNES, 30 Dec 1780; James Claxton, bm; William Merryman, wit.  (page 215). This book was compiled by Brent H. Holcomb.

      Eddie Maynard has also located and provided a copy of a document he copied from the Knox County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, Vol. 17, Page 320 dated December 2, 1844

      The portion of the document naming John's children reads "Personally appeared in open court Elijah Perry and Thomas J. White, who first being duly sworn ??? and  say that they were personally acquainted with John McLemore and attest he was a pensioner of the United States and was a resident of the County of Knox, in the State of Tennessee, and died in the county and  State aforesaid in the year 1844, on the 30 day of June, he left no widow, but the following children whose names are: Archibald, Richard, Young, Green, James, William, Nancy, Patsey and Ally McLemore, all of whom are now living. Court adjourned 'till tomorrow morning 12 o'clock. Signed by J. Anderson, John Roberts, A. W. Armstrong."
    Documents
    McLemore, John to Sarah Carnes
    McLemore, John to Sarah Carnes
    GRANVILLE MARRIAGES 1753-1868 as follows: McLemore, John & Sarah CARNES, 30 Dec 1780; James Claxton, bm; William Merryman, wit. (page 215). This book was compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, and the xerox is courtesy of Eddie Maynard.
    Family ID F8239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Plumlee,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Aft 1830, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is excerpted from a biography of their seventh son, Archibald McLemore, named for his father. It is transcribed from "HISTORY OF HICKORY, POLK, CEDAR, DADE AND BARTON COUNTIES, MISSOURI, 1889"; Published by Goodspeed, and can be found at the following website:

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~modade/bio_p4.htm

      Archibald McLemore('s).....father was Archibald McLemore, of North Carolina, who went to Knox County, Tenn., when a young man, where he married Sarah Plumley. In 1820 they removed to Monroe County, where he died in 1825, at about at he age of forty-five, his wife dying in 1824. She was the mother of eleven children, the subject of this sketch being the seventh.....
    Children 
     1. Anson McLemore,   b. 1 Feb 1808, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1839, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     2. John McLemore,   b. 21 Dec 1810, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Abraham McLemore,   b. 10 Jul 1813, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Joseph L. McLemore,   b. 4 Apr 1815, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Archibald McLemore, Jr.,   b. 17 Jun 1817, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1905, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Young Leander McLemore,   b. 20 Mar 1820, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1901, Miller County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. William McLemore,   b. 10 Apr 1821, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1906, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     8. Mary Minerva McLemore,   b. 26 Jun 1823, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1907  (Age 83 years)
     9. Wesley McLemore,   b. 7 Jun 1827, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Andrew Jackson McLemore,   b. 10 Sep 1829, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F8240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Mar 1787 - North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 1830 and 1835 - Monroe County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Knox County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    McLemore DNA Study Results NOVEMBER 2011  (see spreadsheet PDF at bottom of this page)
    Archibald McLemore of North Carolina and Knox County, TN
    It had long been thought that John McLemore who lived for a time in NC, fought in the Revolution, and died in Tennessee was a son of Burwell MacLemore and Amy Gilliam. However, current DNA evidence indicates this could not be correct. This is because two descendants of Archibald McLemore of Knox County, TN, a son John McLemore the Revolutionary Soldier, are both part of the R1b1a2 haplogroup. They do NOT match the DNA of Burwell?s other descendants in the E1b1 group. Therefore, it is evident that the John McLemore who moved to Tennessee and was the father of Archibald McLemore CAN NOT be the same John McLemore who was a son of Burwell McLemore. His descedants are shown on line 9 and 10 of this spreadsheet.
    McLemore, John, Affidavit listing his children (close up), from Knox County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, Vol. 17, Page 320 dated December 2, 1844; Courtesy of Eddie Maynard
    McLemore, John, Affidavit listing his children (close up), from Knox County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, Vol. 17, Page 320 dated December 2, 1844; Courtesy of Eddie Maynard
    "Personally appeared in open court Elijah Perry and Thomas J. White, who first being duly sworn ??? and say that they were personally acquainted with John McLemore and attest he was a pensioner of the United States and was a resident of tthe County of Knox, in the State of Tennessee, and died in the county and State aforesaid in the year 1844, on the 30 day of June, he left no widow, but the following children whose names are: Archibald, Richard, Young, Green, James, William, Nancy, Patsey and Ally McLemore, all of whom are now living. Court adjourned 'till tomorrow morning 12 o'clock. Signed by J. Anderson, John Roberts, A. W. Armstrong."





  • Sources 
    1. [S321] Freeman, Mark (mwfgenealogy@verizon.net) "Mostly Southern" http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=markfreeman ; Ver. 2008-09-19 17:51:13.

    2. [S1125] Western Historical Company, 1883 "History of Greene County, Missouri", Biographical Sketch of A. J. McLemore, Walnut Grove Township, Greene County, Missouri (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1138] Knox County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, Vol. 17, Page 320 dated December 2, 1844, (http://files.usgwarchives.org/tn/knox/vitals/marriages/knxmrm-m.txt), Knox County, Tennessee County Court Minute Book, Vol. 17, Page 320 dated December 2, 1844 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1121] Maynard, Eddie "My Monroe County, Tennessee Genealogy" (Genealogy Blog), (http://mymonroecountytngenealogy.blogspot.com/).