The Goodspeed Publishing Company of Nashville and Chicago issued A History of Tennessee from the Earliest Times to the Present, together with an Historical and a Biographical Sketch of … “Biographical Appendix to the History of Robertson County John Clinard, cooper and farmer, of Springfield, was born December 5, 1825, in Robertson County, Tenn., and is the son of John and Mary (Cameron) Clinard. When about eighteen years of age, he commenced working at the cooper’s trade. So with the information from the land warrant above, that shows that father Lawrence and his two sons, Henry and John, were all in the War of 1812.The father was of German origin, born about 1795 in the State of North Carolina, and was a farmer by occupation. I next got online on to search military records and didn’t have much luck until I did an random name search with “Cli..” names as they were probably misspellings in transcription.
In Archer Cheatham’s Mounted Infantry Detachment that would have gone along with Lawrence: James, Jacob and Elias Fort, John Binkley, Samuel and James Bell, Peter Frey, Alexander Rawls, and Patrick Martin.
In 2 Reg’t Mounted Gunmen (Williamson’s) Tennessee Volunteers I also found: Nathaniel Crockett, Patrick Martin, James Rawls, and Alexander Rawls.
That gave me: Laurence Clinmand: Cheatham’s Detachment, Mtd.
Infantry, Tennessee Militia, Rank: Private, Roll Box 41, Roll Exct: 602 from “War of 1812 Service Records” Laurence Climard: Capt.
So now I’ll have to hunt down some more Tennessee history to find out more about these detachments and see what our boys were up to!