Jonathan Clower

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Jonathan Clower (born December 3, 1763 in Berks County, Pennsylvania; died September 18, 1837 in Shelby County, now part of Chilton County) was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and an early settler of what is now Chilton County.

Clower fought with the North Continental Militia in the battles of Eutaw Springs and Dorchester. He was discharged by Colonel Lee on May 20, 1782 at Charleston, South Carolina. He later married Mary Shular, with whom he had a total of twelve children. The family settled in what was then part of Shelby County.

Clower's grave is located at Caviness Gardens, the former estate of his son-in-law Andrew Caviness. His widow moved west with other families around 1850 and she died in Drew County, Arkansas in 1853.

Clower was honored in 2008 by the Cahaba-Coosa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

References

  • "Revolutionary vet honored." (October 30, 2008) Shelby County Reporter