Jesse Clary &
Francis M. Clary
Jesse Clary and Francis M. Clary were brothers. Francis M. Clary was my great
great grandfather. Here are some notes about him...
Francis Marion Clary was a member of the Texas Veterans Association, organized
in 1870 and composed of veterans who had served in the
army of the Republic of
See Texas Veterans Association: 1870-1910 Papers, Center for American History,
The University of Texas at Austin. Those records show that in 1874 he was 53,
born in Alabama, emigrated to Texas in 1834, served in the Somervell Campaign in
1842, and his residence was in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas. See also D. W.
C. Baker, A Texas Scrap-Book (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1991),
He paid $6 in dues at Waco on 21 April 1882 and was still a member in 1889.
At the 1874 reunion of the Texas Veterans Association, 18 May 1874, the register
of attendees includes Frank M. Clary, age 53, nativity Alabama, date of
emigration 1834, served in the Archive War and the Campaign in 1842, residence
Among the papers of the Association is a dossier on Francis M. Clary with a
statement of his service in the Army of the Republic of Texas as follows:
"Statement of Francis M. Clary -- Srved under Capt. Lase in Col. Wheeler's
command in 1840, and in the command of Genl Somerville, and in the company of
Capt. Levi Manning.
Discharged by Genl Felix Huston - orig discharge lost long since.
F. M. Clary (Jan 2, 1822 - Mar 15, 1899) and his wife, (Elizaabeth
Conn PITTS (Apr 18, 1821 - Nov 10, 1878) are buried at the
Navarro Co., TX
SOURCE: Texas Veterans Association: 1870-1910 Papers, Center for American
History, The University of Texas at Austin, Register of Texas Veterans Reunion,
Houston, May 18, 1874. "Name: Clary, Jessie; Age: 58; Nativaty: N. Corolina;
date of Emmigration: 1834; Battles: Capt Bird 1835; County & P. O: Corsicana."
This information also abstracted in D. W. C. Baker, A Texas Scrap-Book (1875;
reprint, Austin: Texas: Texas State Historical Association, 1991), 590.
SOURCE: Republic of Texas Claims, Claim Number 2652, Reel 144, Images 121 & 122,
Texas State Archives, Austin, Texas: Served in the Vasquez & Woll Expedition of
George Washington Clary:
SOURCE: Muster Rolls of the Texas Revolution: Enrolled as a Volunteer in the
Texan Army for a tour of three months, East side of the Brazos River, Washington
County, 30 June 1836.
SOURCE: Republic of Texas Claims, Claim #2194, Reel 153, Images 656-663 and Reel
18, Images 181-184, Texas State Archives, Austin, Texas. Served under General
Felix Houston in 1840.
The service of F. M. Clary in Captain Levi Manning's Company of the First
Regiment of the First Brigade, Montgomery County Militia in 1842 is documented
in Joseph Milton Nance, "Attack and Counterattack, The Texas Mexican Frontier:
1842" (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1964), abstracted by Pat Poland in
"Montgomery County Militia," "The Herald" 7 (Montgomery County[Texas]
Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc., Conroe, Texas,Spring 1984): 25-26.
SOURCE: Republic of Texas Claims, Claim Number 970, Reel 153, Texas State
Archives, Austin, Texas: "… F. M. Clary was a private of Capt. Levi Mannings
Company on the Somervell Campaign ~ he entered service of the Republic of Texas
on 1st October 1842 and served honorably & faithfully until 1st of December 1842
2 Jun 1822 – 15 Mar 1899
Member, The Gonzales Rebels [Volunteer Miliary Company-Cavalry], 25 May 1861
SOURCE: Wanda Basset Carter, "The Gonzales Rebels- 1861," Plum Creek Almanac,
volume 14 (Spring 1996): 36.
Private, Company D, Ragsdale's Battalion, Texas Cavalry
September 1864 – March 1865
SOURCE: Francis M. Clary, compiled military record (Washington: National