George Clontz

This information is contributed by John R. Clonts

George was born in Mecklenberg Co. NC May 6, 1760, that part that became Cabarrus Co. He was 18 years old when his military service began upon joining the NC Continential Line in May 1778. He was assigned to Captain GOODIN's company and later attached to a light horse company commanded by Colonel MALMADY. He participated in several small engagements and On June 10, 1779 a larger fight at the Battle of Stono. His company encamped at Bacon's Ridge. According to his pension application he became ill and was sent to the American Hospital in August, 1779 located at Camden, SC. Whereupon, his father came for him. For his military service the was awarded a pension of $30 per year, based on hi rank of Sergeant, to begin in 1834. In August, 1783, George married Chloe CLINE, the daughter of Michael and Fanny CLINE, in Mecklenberg Co. After several children were born they moved to Burke Co. The 1810 Burke Co census showed they had nine children. In the 1830's they both lived in Buncumbe Co. George died October 20, 1838 and Chloe died March 1, 1847. George and his brother Jeremiah were the sons of Hans Michael GLANTZ (John Michael CLONTZ) who arrived in Philidelphia aboard the ship "Adventure" in 1732 along with his parents Hieronymus (Jeremiah) and Margerette GLANTZ.

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