The name becomes Clouse in the 19th century.
Johann George came to Salem in 1784 after suffering severe financial problems in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth and their children, as well as his sister Catharina Blum and her husband and children, joined him there soon afterwards.
Children of Johannes and Elisabeth Clauss
So far as we know, this family did not come to North Carolina.
Among other details in the Clouse family history is the following, which we can't resist quoting: "In early pioneer days the dinner horn was used rather than the bell to call the men folks to their meals and Catherine Lachenauer Clouse was an expert bugler upon the dinner-horn. Many times on summer evenings she would amuse her children by standing in the door yard and sending the bugle notes reverberating down the hollows and over the hills for miles to be caught up and re-echoed from hill to hill." The horn she used has been handed down through the family.
Children of Joseph Clouse and Catherine Johnson
Jane (Jinsey) Clouse m. Dickerson Chaffin, moved to Prairie Co. AR
William Clouse (1816-1880) m. Nancy Miller (1820-1908)
James Clouse (1818-1850) m. Eliza Cooper (ca. 1824-?)
Enoch Clouse (ca. 1821-?) m. 1) Julia Phelps (ca. 1824-bef. 1877), 2) Martha J. Etchison
Ambrose W. Clouse (1825-1859)
This list confirmed by Virginia Flesher's Mt. Pleasant cemetery page.
Were they also parents of Elizabeth Clouse who m. Wilson Wommack (Davidson Co. 1833)?
Children of Joseph Clouse and Cynthia Hampton
Sarah H. Clouse (b. & d. 1852)
Laura C. Clouse m. Charles Manley Griffith
Who is Charles Clouse, d. 1811, buried Mt. Pleasant Methodist, Clemmons NC? no birth date in cemetery records. Is this a child of Joseph, with an incorrect date in the published records?
Children of James Clouse and Eliza Cooper
Martha Clouse (ca. 1844-?). Did she marry Calvin Williams in 1870, Davie Co.?
Sarah Clouse (ca. 1845-?) m. Jabez Barneycastle in 1866, Davie Co.
Cynthia Clouse (ca. 1846-?) m. Lueco (Lucius?) Williams in 1870 Davie Co.
Mary Elizabeth Clouse (ca. 1849-?)
Augustine Clouse age 2 appears with the widow Eliza Cooper Clouse in 1860, and is listed as Gustin age 13 in 1870. If James died in September 1850, as indicated by cemetery records, then he can't be Augustine's father.
Children of Enoch Clouse and Julia Phelps
Leander A. Clouse (ca. 1843-1891) m. Ann M. Naylor (1839-1909), d/o Batson Smith Naylor and Ann Chavis, 1860 in Davie Co.
Thanks to Tony Collier for identifying Martha and the information that they were Claudia's parents
Updated February 4, 2001
Children of Leander A. Clouse and Ann M. Naylor
Leander A. Clouse (1863-1940) m. Mary R. Martin (1854-1946), prob. d/o John Giles Martin and Mehetabel Wellman
Enoch Clouse (ca. 1866-?)
Julia Ann Clouse (1867-1941) m. Ollie Clement Austin (1866-1940), s/o Richard M. Austin and Ellen Amanda Jones
Laura or Luna Clouse (ca. 1869-?)
Many thanks to Stephen Miller firstname.lastname@example.org for a fascinating history of this family. See his WorldConnect page!
Thanks also to Virginia Flesher and Tony Collier for information on this family. Moravian church records, Bethlehem PA and Salem NC
Burgert, Annette Kunselman (1992). Eighteenth Century Emigrants from the Northern Alsace to America. Picton Press, Camden, Maine.
Forsyth, Davie, and Davidson County marriage, census, and cemetery records
This page was created and revised initially on December 8-11, 2000, and revised slightly on February 4, 2001 and on December 12, 2003.
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