CEMETERY, (Carters Creek) MAURY COUNTY TENNESSEE
The Richard Clinton memorial, dark stone on the right. He was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War and the reason you and I live free of foreign domination by a world power today. Next to the left is the light colored stone of Albert Washington Blackman.
"In memory of RICHARD CLINTON Born 1755 died Aug 18. 1839. Who was one of the Revolutionary Patriots."
CLINTON, Richard, 1755 - 18 Aug 1839. "Who was one of the Revolutionary Patriots."
Richard Clinton was born in England in 1755. By the time he entered service in the spring of 1779, he was living in the town of Camden, South Carolina. While he was in service he marched 200 miles to Black Swamp, then 250 miles to Charleston, South Carolina. He applied for a pension December 10, 1834 in Davidson County Tennessee where he lived. Although he gave details of his service for a longer period than nine months, he was allowed $30 per year for nine months service in Captain McCorkle's Company, under Colonel Marshall's Regiment, South Carolina Line. He married in 1781 in South Carolina Carolina Marcella de Urbeville (or Turbeville). Their children were: Rebecka, who later married William Price Seah; and Anna Blackman born January 1, 1875, married Bennet Blackman, and died May 31 1849. Richard Clinton spent his last days with his daughter Anna Blackman in Maury County. When this old soldier died at the age of 84, on August 18, 1839, he was buried in the Blackman family graveyard (Blackman Cemetery) near Anna's home.
We are revealing this historic memorial again. It was not found in the 1987 survey, but was there in the 1963 survey.
Photos by Wayne Austin 24 Feb 2009. Added here 17 Nov 2009. War service from: "Let the Drums Roll, Veterans & Patriots of the Revolutionary War, by Marise Parrish Lightfoot" A Bicentennnial publication of the Maury County Historical Society.