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Joseph Clegg (1821 - 1889)

Joseph Clegg
Born in North Carolina, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Nov 1863 in Stephenville, Erath Co., Texasmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Rotan, Scurry Co., Texasmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 May 2011
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Joseph Clegg was born 16 September 1821 in North Carolina to John Polk Clegg and Martha Shurd Boone. He was married three times:

  • Martha McGill, 1825-1853, four children
  • Gracie Medford, 1841-1863, two children
  • Lucy Forest Harris, 1846-1920, twelve children

1850 United States Federal Census [1]

Name: Jas Clegge
Age: 28
Birth Year: abt 1822
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1850: Upshur, Upshur, Texas, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 95
Household Members: Name Age
Jas Clegge 28
M M Clegge 25
J H Clegge 13
M L Clegge 12

1860 United States Federal Census [2]

Name: Joseph Clegg
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1822
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birth Place: Georgia [sic]
Home in 1860: Beat 4, Erath, Texas
Post Office: Stephenville
Dwelling Number: 420
Family Number: 378
Occupation: Blacksmith
Real Estate Value:v 1500
<b>Personal Estate Value: 600
Household Members: Name Age
Joseph Clegg 38
Gracy Clegg 19
John H Clegg 13
Martha F Clegg 11
Melicia a C Clegg 7
Nancy M C Clegg 1/12

Texas Muster Rolls Index Cards [3]

Name: Joseph Clegg
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: abt 1822
Enlistment Date: 1 Feb 1864
Enlistment Place: Stephenville
Record Type: Civil War Index- Abstracts of Muster Rolls

1870 United States Federal Census [4]

Name Joseph Clegg
Event Type Census
Event Year 1870
Event Place Texas, United States [Belton, Bell County]
Gender Male
Age 48
Race White
Race W
Birth Year (Estimated) 1821-1822
Birthplace North Carolina
Page Number 58
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Joseph Clegg M 48 North Carolina
Lucy Clegg F 25 Mississippi
Arma Clegg F 17 Texas
Nancy Clegg F 10 Texas
James Clegg M 7 Texas
Lucy Clegg F 5 Texas
Jarve Clegg F 3 Texas
Rebecca Clegg F 0 Texas

1880 United States Federal Census [5]

Name: J. Clegg
Age: 58
Birth Date: Abt 1822
Birthplace: North Carolina
Home in 1880: Precinct 1, Taylor, Texas, USA
Dwelling Number: 31
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: L. F. Clegg
Father's Birthplace: North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:v North Carolina
<b>Occupation: Farmer
Cannot Read: Yes
Cannot Write:v Yes
<b>Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
J. Clegg 58
L. F. Clegg 35
L. L. Clegg 15
M. J. Clegg 13
J. F. Clegg 7
M. J. Clegg 5

Find A Grave Burial Record [6]

Name Joseph Clegg
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1889
Event Place Arah, Scurry, Texas, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 16 Oct 1821
Death Date 18 Jul 1889
Affiliate Record Identifier 43149353
Cemetery Cottonwood Flat Cemetery

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Data Changed

Data Changed:
Date: 28 NOV 2010

Prior to import, this record was last changed 28 NOV 2010.


Note: FHL film # 2,115,949 shows the certificate.
Informant was Jack Clegg (son) living in Rotan, Fisher County, Texas
States that his father's name was Joseph Clegg and his mother's name was Lucy Harris.
He was buried in the Cottonwood Cemetery and died of arteriosclerotic heart disease with congestive failure. Weathersbee Funeral Home in Rotan.
Location of farm: 20 miles NW of Rotan.
1920 census states the father was born in South Carolina....1930 states Alabama.


  1. 1850 United States Federal Census, Joseph Clegg, age 28, born in North Carolina, Year: 1850; Census Place: Upshur, Upshur, Texas; Roll: M432_916; Page: 186A; Image: 16. 1850 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. See:
  2. 1860 United States Federal Census, Joseph Clegg, age 38, born in North Carolina, Year: 1860; Census Place: Beat 4, Erath, Texas; Roll: M653_1293; Page: 140; Family History Library Film: 805293. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2009. See:
  3. Civil War Muster Rolls index Cards (both Confederate and Union). Also Texas State Rangers. Austin, Texas: Texas State Library and Archives Commission. Joseph Clegg, age 42, enlisted01 February 1864 at Stephenville. Texas, Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011. See:
  4. "United States Census, 1870," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Joseph Clegg, Texas, United States; citing p. 58, family 420, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 553,074.
  5. 1880 United States Census, Joseph Clegg, age 58, born in North Carolina, Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 1, Taylor, Texas; Roll: 1328; Page: 278C; Enumeration District: 188. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2010. See:
  6. Find A Grave, database and images (Find A Grave: Memorial #43149353 : accessed 15 April 2019), memorial page for Joseph Clegg (16 Oct 1821–18 Jul 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43149353, citing Cottonwood Flat Cemetery, Arah, Scurry County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by JDB (contributor 47087481).

See also:

  • WikiTree profile Clegg-30 created through the import of Hudson.ged on May 29, 2011 by Arletta Hudson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Arletta and others.
  • Source: S1 Abbreviation: GEDCOM file imported on 1 November 2010 Title: GEDCOM file submitted by Legacy. Imported on 1 November 2010. Subsequent Source Citation Format: GEDCOM file submitted by Legacy. Imported on 1 November 2010. BIBL GEDCOM file, Legacy. TMPLT TID 0 FIELD Name: Footnote VALUE GEDCOM file submitted by Legacy. Imported on 1 November 2010. FIELD Name: ShortFootnote VALUE GEDCOM file submitted by Legacy. Imported on 1 November 2010. FIELD Name: Bibliography VALUE GEDCOM file, Legacy. TMPLT

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