Name: Lewis Henry CLICK Ludwig Henrich Glück
Given Name: Lewis Henry
Suffix: Ludwig Henrich Glück
Birth: 23 Mar 1741 in Dannstadt, Ludwigshafen, Germany
Christening: 26 Mar 1742 Evangelisch-Reformierte, Dannstadt, Pfalz, Bayern
Death: ABT 1804/1818 in Broylesville Community, Washington Co. Tennessee
Event: Capt Riffe's Company Militia, 0 white poles, 8 black poles, 200 acres
Tax listing 1789 Washington Co. North Carolina
Event: John Milliken Co 0 white polls, 8 blk polls, 200 acres
Tax listing 1790 Washington Co. North Carolina
Change Date: 20 Apr 2006 at 01:00:00
LUDWIG HENRICH GLUCK was born 23 March 1741 Dannstadt, Ludwigshafen,
(PALATINATE) Germany, son of JOHANN CONRAD GLUCK & SUSANNA JARDIN .
When he was about 8 or 9 years old his family decided to make a new life
in the promised land of the USA. They boarded a small boat on the Rhine
River and made their 6 to 8 week voyage to Rotterdam to gain passage on
a ship to America.
In Rotterdam they boarded the ship "LYDIA" under command of Capt. John
Randolph. The last port of call was Cowes, England before arriving on
the 9th October, 1749 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .
The family moved to Lancaster Co. PA where Lewis' father died in 1760.
His mother, Susanna died 1766.
It is unknown when or to whom he married. I speculate that her name was
DORCAS because it seems to be a traditional family girls name. I have
speculated also that her maiden name may have been ALEXANDER based on
the fact that Martin Click, Sr & Betsey Kerlin's third child's middle
name was Alexander and he was a JR, indicating that Martin, Sr's middle
name also was Alexander. It was a custom to name a son with the maiden
name of the mother. I have done minimal research, but have found an
Alexander family in Maryland with a daughter named DORCAS ALEXANDER with
no marriage. The Alexander families are quite prevalent among our
Click's in Greene County, Tennessee .
Family legend tells of Lewis serving in the Revolutionary War, but no
records to date have been found on him. It is said that he molded
bullets during the war.
After the death of his parents, Lewis, as many other German people had
done, followed the path down into the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The
last tax list that he is found in Shenandoah Co. Virginia is 1784. He
then moved down into Washington Co. North Carolina, which later became
Washington Co. Tennessee. The first tax list in Washington Co Tennessee
we find him on is 1787, however in 1785 Greene County, Tennessee I find
what appears to be a son of Lewis, named William Click. This places for
the first time our Click family in Tennessee within the next year from
leaving Shenandoah Co. Virginia. This tax list from Greene county is in
a private collection and didn't finally surface until around 1991. Our
Click family qualifies as one of the "First Families of Tennessee",
which at the time was in the heart of the CHERKOEE INDIAN NATION .
We have no death date on Lewis, but has been speculated he died between
1804/18 and most likely buried on his farm on Little Limestone Creek,
Washington Co. Tennessee.
Lewis was living in Washington Co. NC at the time the State of Franklin
was formed. The State of Franklin was formed 1784 and was no more in
1788. I don't think Lewis was there for the organization of the state,
but arrived shortly thereafter, with the families from John Glick/Click,
Sr , whom I believe is Lewis' uncle. I think John Click, Sr was the
brother of Johannes Conrad Gluck.
There has been very close association with the families of the Sevier's
and Crockett's. David Crockett was born abt 6 years after my 3rd great
grandfather, Henry Jackson Click, Sr, and his family lived just across
the Nolichuckey River in the same locality as our family. There is
little doubt they were very much involved together politically and
personally, as I find reference that David Crockett visited with Malachi
Click's eldest son, George's family in Texas just prior to the Alamo .
During the period of settlement of this area, the Indians were
constantly being fought, and the settlers driven back into Virginia to
their strongholds for protection of their families .
We, as Click descendants, can be proud that our family has played an
instrumental role in the settlement on the frontiers of America .
Deeds from Washington Co. Tennessee list the heirs when they sold his
land in February, 1818. However, I also find what appears to be some
other sons who were in Greene Co. Tennessee prior to the time Lewis
shows up in Washington Co. Tennessee in 1787 tax lists, which places our
family in Tennessee within one year from the last time he is shown on
the Shenandoah Co. Virginia tax records of 1784. Due to the fact we have
many missing tax lists from the Eastern Tennessee records and no census
records until 1830, it would appear to me he most likely was there too.
It is my opinion that these children must have been dead by the time
Lewis died between 1804/1818. I believe Lewis was alive just prior to
this land being settled by the heirs by only a few years, putting his
death year closer to 1816 or 1817 .
To my knowledge our Click family were the only ones in Washington,
Greene, and Cocke counties, Tennessee and no one has seemed to claim
these boys. Due to the timeframe of the documents they couldn't possibly
have been children of any of the known Click sons. They were required to
be at least 21 years of age to sign legal documents, and I have
therefore based their birth years from the date of the documents minus
21 years, but they could have been a few years older .
APPRECIATION & THANKS
I would first like to give my thanks and appreciation to my cousin, Gary
D. Click, who has done an extensive research on our family in Germany.
He has spent many years researching all lines of our family, and has
graciously shared his information with me. With his information, I have
also included my own research.
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REF: LDS FAMILYSEARCH.ORG - INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL EXCHANGE
Ludwig Henrich GLUCK
Birth: 23 Mar 1741
Dannstadt, Pfalz, Bayern
Father: Johann Conrad GLUCK
Mother: Susanna JARDIN
Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
8488902 - 1395910 Film NONE
Ludwig Henrich GLUECK
Christening: 26 Mar 1742
Evangelisch-Reformierte, Dannstadt, Pfalz, Bayern
Father: Joh. Conrad GLUECK
Mother: Susanna JARDIN
Batch number: Dates Source Call No. Type Printout Call No. Type
C993861 1673-1875 0193812
REF: "PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS" BY RALPH BEAVER STRASSBURGER, LL.D. PRESIDENT OF THE PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN SOCIETY EDITED BY WILLIAM JOHN HINKE, PH.D., D.D SECOND PRINTING, VOLUME 1, 1727 - 1775, PRINTED 1980, PAGE 421
LIST 142C - COURT HOUSE AT PHILADELPHIA, MONDAY, 9 OCT 1749 THE FOREIGNERS WHOSE NAMES ARE UNDERWRITTEN, IMPORTED IN THE "SHIP LYDIA", CAPT. JOHN RANDOLPH, FROM ROTTERDAM, BUT LAST FROM COWES IN ENGLAND, DID THIS DAY TAKE THE USUAL QUALIFICATIONS TO THE GOVERNMENT. BY THE LIST 154. PERSONS . . . WIRTEMBERG, DOURLACH, ZWEYBRECHT, PALATINATE.
NOTE: WURTTEMBERG, DURLACH, GERMANY WHICH IS SOUTH DOWN THE RHINE RIVER FROM DANNSTADT,(ALSO IN THE PALATINATE SECTION), LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY A SHORT DISTANCE. THEY MOST LIKELY CAUGHT A BOAT HEADED UP THE RHINE FROM WURTTEMBERG. THE TRIP THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO MAKE WAS UP THE RHINE TO ROTTERDAM IN SMALL BOATS WHICH WAS AN EXTREMELY DIFFICULT JOURNEY USUALLY TAKING 6 TO 8 WEEKS IN VERY CRAMPED AND UNSANITARY CONDITIONS. FOOD AND WATER SHORTAGES WERE VERY COMMON. THEN BOARDING THE SHIP "LYDIA" IN ROTTERDAM, WITH THE LAST PORT OF CALL BEING COWES, ENGLAND, A PORT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT THEN TO PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA.
ACCORDING TO BIRTH DATE PROVIDED BY GARY D. CLICK OF 23 MAR 1740/41, THIS WOULD HAVE MADE LEWIS ABOUT 8 OR 9 YEARS OLD WHEN HE CAME TO THE UNITED STATES.
Search Terms: KLICK (1)
Database: Revolutionary War Muster Rolls, 1775-83
Combined Matches: 1
Surname Given Name Middle Initial Company Unit Rank - Induction Rank - Discharge Notes
KLICK HENY VM CORPL ROLL-BOX 69
REF: MANUSCRIPT OF MAE TWITCHELL - Letter dated 14 June 1972 from Mrs. Paris Hall, Route 2, Newport, Tennessee 37821, states a "family legend":
"Lewis Click came from Germany with two brothers, names unknown. Lewis Click was 19 at that time and fought in the Revolutionary War in 1776 with his two brothers, Lewis Click making and molding bullets". NOTE BY CAROLYN WHITAKER - After examining the records and the brief of Gary D. Click and David Carnahan in 1991, the above family legend would seem to warrant some note. It is possible the age was possibly "9" and not "19" as stated in the legend, which would be an accurate age for his arrival in the United States with his parents.
The next issue involved in the manuscript makes this note: taken from the book "Across the Years" by Joseph Paul Glick - "The personal property tax records of Shenandoah County, Virginia for the years 1782 - 1784 give the name of one LEWIS GLICK with personal property including horses and cattle. No land, however, was listed in his name. It would appear that he was a young man operating a farm with considerable property, but his name does not appear AFTER 1784. (IN THE ORPHAN COURT RECORDS OF LANCASTER CO. PA - he lists Lewis Click's sister moving to Virginia which would establish family already living in Virginia at this time)
The 1787 Tax List of Washington County, now in the private collection of Mr. Paul M. Fink of Jonesboro, Tennessee, shows Lewis Click as paying tax on 200 acres of land and paying two white poll taxes. He continued paying a poll tax every year until 1793, after which he paid tax only on the 200 acres; he did not pay a poll tax after 1793. No one over the age of 50 years was required to pay a poll tax; therefore, we can speculate that Lewis Click became about 50 years of age in 1793, and thus we can conclude he was probably born circa 1743. (This would make a close match with the birth date of our Lewis according to records Gary D. Click found in Germany)
NOTE: MAE LISTS THESE ENTRIES AS CLIFF HANGERS
Source: Dorothy Cook's letter, 16 May 1976
Greene Co. Tenn: Matthew Click married Rachel Millburn Oct 9, 1823
Greene Co. Tenn Court Minutes, 1783 - 1796, Page 124 DATED 1789
John Spurgeon - FRANCIS CLICK, 100 acres, was duly proven by the oath of JAMES HILL and the same is ordered to be registered. (NOTE BY CAROLYN WHITAKER: Could this be a son of Lewis that we might be missing? There is an age gap between Peter and George Lewis. If we speculate that Francis was at least 21 years of age at this transaction that would make him born approximately 1768. Could the Matthew Click above be his son? We do have a Matthew Click, son of Samuel Click, his father Malachi Click. This would establish reason for Malachi & Martin to be in Greene Co in the first place.
Source: Greene Co. Tennessee, Deed Book 24, Page 129-130, 9 Feb 1803 Registered 28 June 1804
David Gortner to JOHN CLUCK, both of Greene Co. Tennessee, consideration $300, conveys to JOHN CLUCK a parcel of land, 100 acres, lying in Greene Co on RICHLAND CREEK on both sides thereof - on original line of said Gortners 200 acre tract on North side of said Creek - on the line of EPHRAIM WILSON, running the division line between said Gortner and Cluck
(Signed) David (D.G.) Gortner
Witnesses: James Temple
REFERENCE: "TENNESSEE ANCESTORS" BY EAST TENN. HISTORICAL SOCIETY VOL. 5 PAGE 81
WASHINGTON COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA TAX LIST 1789 AND 1790 - A LIST OF TAXABLE PROPERTY CONTAINED IN THE DISTRICT OF CAPT RIFFE'S COMPANY MILITIA TAKEN BY JOHN STRAIN.
LEWIS CLICK 8 - BLACK POLES (SLAVES) 200 ACRES OF LAND
WILL IN JONESBORO, TENNESSEE
Note by Carolyn Whitaker: I have checked the Tennessee State Library and Archives and they do not have a will listed for Lewis. Mae Twitchell did not uncover a will in Washington Co. Tennessee either. However, this record shows there was a will at one time.
Ref: Washington Co. Tennessee Courthouse, Jonesborough, Original Tax Lists - 1790
A list of taxable property in the bounds of JOHN MILLIKEN COMPANY - (they appear in this order)
John Gann 1 white poll 320 acres
Solomon Yeager 2 polls, 100 acres
Nathan Gann 1 poll no land
Abraham Broyles 2 polls
Adam Gann, Jr 1 poll 100 acres
MARTEN CLEAK 1 white poll no land
LUEWS CLEEK no polls 200 acres
John Grahams 1 poll no land
John Bowman 1 poll no land
Wm Adams 1 poll 200 acres
PETER CLICK 1 poll no land
Gasper Lott, John Lyle, Alex McLuen, Thos Gann, Wm Breeden, John Laman 1 white poll no land (Fanny's relative), Adam Gann, Sr no poll 100 acres, Thos Lent, Jonathan Denton
REF: GARY D. CLICK - POSSIBLY DIED AS EARLY AS 1804. NOTHING IS KNOWN OF HIS WIFE. HEIRS ARE LISTED IN 2 DEEDS RECORDED IN FEBRUARY 1818 WHERE HIS LAND WAS SOLD TO SON GEORGE L. CLICK AND TO MALACHI'S SON, GEORGE (JR). PAID TAXES SHENANDOAH CO. VIRGINIA 1782-84.
ON THE 1787 TAX LIST WASHINGTON CO. TN PAID LAST POLL TAX 1793, INDICATING HE WAS 50 YEARS OLD. BELIEVED TO HAVE SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, BUT NO RECORDS HAVE BEEN FOUND. SAID TO HAVE MOLDED BULLETS IN THE REVOLUTION.
AMONG THE PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH IN LANCASTER CO. PA
REF: PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES, 5TH SERIES, VOLUME 7, PAGE 547
A return of the 3th Company of the 6th Batalion of Lancaster Co shewing each mens names - continued
8th Class - Lodwig Klick
The above is a True State of s'd Comp. From the 24th Day of April Anno 1778 until this Day Oct'r 28th, 1779. Certified by me, Thos. Coppenhaver, Capt.
REF: REPLY FROM NATIONAL ARCHIVES VETERANS RECORDS - WASHINGTON, D. C.
for Henry Gluck in Northampton Co. PA
NO PENSION FILE 17 Nov 1999
NO BOUNTY LAND LISTING 17 Nov 1999
NO SERVICE RECORD 15 Jan 2000 - Referred to Pennsylvania State Archives.
REF: PENNSYLVANIA ARCHIVES, 5TH SERIES, VOLUME 8, PG 558
Receipts for services rendered in the War of the Revolution - County of Northampton, Pennsylvania
7 Aug 1778 Rec'd of Stephen Balliet $50 as a part of a boundy which I have to receive to serve 2 months in Capt. George Kappenberger Company the 2nd B.N.C. I say rec'd pr. me. HENRY GLUCK
REF: MANUSCRIPT OF MAE TWITCHELL - DEED BOOK #2 PG 304 ROLL #195 WASHINGTON CO. TENNESSEE 7 August 1793
This indenture made this seventh day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety three between Ebenezer Byram of the County of Knox in the Territory of the United States south of the River Ohio of the one part and LEWIS CLICK of the County of Washington in the said Territory of the other part witnefseth that the said Ebenezer Byram for and in consideration of the sum of $200 current to him in hand paid the receipt hereof is hereby acknowledged hath and by these presents do grant bargain sell allien (?) enfeoff (?) and confsein (assign) unto the said Lewis Click his heirs and assigns forever a certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or lefs lying and being in the County of Washington in the aforesaid Territory and laying on a small branch of Little Limestone Creek and beginning at a red oak a corner in James Grymes (JAMES GRAHAM) line thence south one hundred and sixty poles to a red ? on the side of a hill thence west one hundred and eighty poles to two post oaks on the south of a hill thence north one hundred and thirty poles to a stake thence south eighty one degrees east one hundred and eighty four poles to the beginning according to the courses in the original grant to me issued with all and singular the woods water courses proffits commodity hereditements and appurtenances whatsoever to the said tract of land belonging or appertaining and the revertion and revertious reminder and remainders rents and issues thereof and all the estate rights title interest property and demands of him the said Ebenezer Byram his heirs of in and to the same and every part and parcel thereof either in law or equity to have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land with the appertenances unto the said Lewis Click his heirs and assigns forever against the -- all the claim and demands of all and every person or person whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. In witness thereof the said Ebenezer Byram hath hereunto set his hand and seal this day and year above.
WITNESSES: SIGNED: EBENEZER BYRUM (SEAL)
Court of pleas and quarter sessions begun and held for Washington County at the courthouse on the fourth Monday of August, 1793. The within conveyance from Ebenezer Byrum to Lewis Click was proven in open court let it be registered.
(seal) J. Sevier, Clk
Mae's note: I believe this to be the 200 acres which Lewis Click paid taxes on 1787 - 1793 but think he did not own the land during those years.....
DEED BOOK #17 PAGES 40 & 41 WASHINGTON CO. TENNESSEE 24 September 1818
This indenture made between HANNAH GOURLEY, Administratrix of THOMAS GOURLEY, deceased, of Carter County, Tenn., and GEORGE CLICK of Washington County, Tennessee... that the said HANNAH GOURLEY admrx., aforesaid that Thomas Gourley in his lifetime by bargain and sale unto LEWIS CLICK a certain tract of land in Washington County containing 40 acres and by his hand bearing date 7 June 1794 obligated himself to well and truly make unto the said LEWIS CLICK a deed of conveyence.. and by Intestate failing to comply with the requirements of said Bond in his lifetime and the said LEWIS CLICK by his certain Indorsement on the back of the said Bond having appointed the contents thereto to the said GEORGE CLICK -- now this Indenture that I the said HANNAH GOURLEY -- in persuance of the statues in such cases -- and by reason of the consideration of the sum of 44 pounds of Virginia Currency paid by the said LEWIS CLICK in the lifetime of Thomas Gourley -- therefore I the said Hannah Gourley conveys unto the said GEORGE CLICK -- a certain tract of land in Washington County on the Waters of Little Limestone Creek -- begin corner of JAMES GRAHAM ---
WITNESSES; SIGNED: HANNAH GOURLEY, Admrx. of Estate of Thomas Gourley
GEORGE (X) CLICK
WILLIAM GOURLEY JANUARY SESSIONS 1819
Mae's note: I believe that the above mentioned 40 acres, sold to Lewis Click in 1794 by Thomas Gourley, to be the tract of land that is sometimes referred to as "LEWIS CLICK'S GRANT" ... we find no other record, in Washington County, of Lewis Click obtaining 40 acres.
ABSTRACTS FROM DEEDS RECORDED AT THE COURTHOUSE IN JONESBOROUGH, WASHINGTON CO. TENNESSEE 16 FEB 1818 DEED BOOK 16 PG 88 - 90
FIRST DEED: HEIRS OF LEWIS SELL TO GEORGE CLICK, JR
Between PETER CLICK, HENRY CLICK of Washington County, and MARTIN CLICK, ABRAHAM MILLER, JOSEPH BROWN and CATHARINE MC COLLOM of Greene County of the one part, and GEORGE CLICK, JR of Washington County of the other part in consideration of $150.00, all their interest in a tract of land in Washington County on the Waters of Little Limestone joining a tract of 40 acres GRANTED BY TENNESSEE TO SAID LEWIS CLICK and also joining the land of GEORGE CLICK, SR which he now lives on --- 39 acres.
GEORGE CLICK, SR
SAMUEL WADDLE MARTIN (X) CLICK
PETER (X) CLICK
HENRY CLICK (SIGNS HIS NAME)
ABRAHAM (X) MILLER
CATY (X) MC COLLUM
SECOND DEED: DEED BOOK 16 PG 90 - 92 WASHINGTON CO. TENN 16 FEB 1818
HEIRS OF LEWIS CLICK SELL TO GEORGE CLICK
Between PETER CLICK and HENRY CLICK of Washington County and MARTIN CLICK, ABRAHAM MILLER, JOSEPH BROWN, and KATHARINE MC COLOM of Greene County of the one part and GEORGE CLICK of Washington County of the second part in consideration of $300 all their interest in a tract of land in Washington County on the Waters of Little Limestone including the HOUSE AND IMPROVEMENTS where the said GEORGE CLICK now lives - about 160 acres
GEORGE CLICK, JR MARTIN (X) CLICK
PETER (X) CLICK
CATHERINE (X) MC COLLUM
Father: Johann Conrad GLÜCK "Glueck" & "Click" b: 27 May 1708 in Dannstadt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Mother: Susanna JARDIN b: 25 Aug 1713 in Dannstadt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Dorcas ALEXANDER b: ABT 1742 in Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
in probably Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania
- William CLICK b: ABT 1764
- Catherine CLICK "Caty" b: ABT 1765
- Martin Alexander CLICK Sr. b: 1766 in Virginia
- Peter CLICK b: 1767 in Virginia
- Francis CLICK b: ABT 1768
- Malachi CLICK Sr b: 1769 in Virginia
- David CLICK b: ABT 1770 in <Virginia>
- George Lewis CLICK b: 1771 in Virginia
- Matthew CLICK b: ABT 1774
- Henry Jackson CLICK Sr. b: 1781 in Richmond Co. Virginia
- Elizabeth CLICK b: 5 Mar 1783 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia
- Mary Virginia CLICK b: 1784 in Virginia