Ezekiel/Ezekall Clemens (son of Abraham Clemens and Hannah Gove) was born February 01, 1695/96 in Salisbury, Essex County, MASS, and died February 01, 1778 in Rockbridge Co., VA. He married Christina Castell/Castwell) on 1725 in New Jersey, daughter of unknown Castel.
Moved to Pennsylvania 1701, to New Jersey about 1725, likely to Virginia in 1765, where he died about 1778.
Ezekiel's great-grandfather was Robert Clements, a founder of Haverhill, Massachusetts in 1642. Robert's great-grandfather died in Crofts, Leicestershire, England in 1571. A number of interesting events are related to Ezekiel: his father as a child was captured by Spaniards on a trip to England; his mother's father was imprisoned in the tower of London in 1687; his great aunt was imprisoned for witchcraft in Salem, Massachussetts; his second cousin's son was First Earl of Leitrim in Ireland; his father's Fawne inheretance was lost in the 1666 London fire.
About 1741 Ezekiel Clements bought land (375 acres) in what is now Rockbridge Co, Va. The deed was issued Jun 18-1746 (Augusta Co DB I, 131) by the heirs of Benjamin Borden, originally of New Jersey. Borden had been granted 92,000 acres on Nov 8-1739. It was patented Mar 24-1740. Borden died in Frederick Co, Md in 1743. His will, written 1742, gave authority for the 1746 deed, given to satisfy an oral agreement made earlier. Zeruiah Borden (widow) of Frederick Co and Benjamin Borden (son) sold 400 acres (375 when surveyed) in Orange (now Augusta) County to Ezekiel Clements for 5 shillings.
Ezekiel Clements and family, including the oldest son, Abraham and his family, moved to the farm about 1743. Things did not work out well for they left Virginia and likely returned to New Jersey in 1748.
Settled in Tennessee
More About Ezekiel/Ezekall Clemens and Christina Castell/Castwell): Marriage: 1725, New Jersey.
Children of Ezekiel and Christina
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