Clary, Royal A.

Born: 1813-09-23 White County, Tennessee

Died: 1874-02-03 Menard County, Illinois

Clary moved to Sangamon County, Illinois, sometime before 1830. During the Black Hawk War, he served in Abraham Lincoln's company of 4th Illinois Regiment of Mounted Volunteers. On March 10, 1834, he married Sallie Jarvis in Sangamon County, and they had one daughter before divorcing in June 1840. On January 5, 1843, Royal married Eva Tibbs in Menard County. In 1850, he was a farmer there and lived with Eva and four children.

Gravestone, Old Concord Cemetery, Petersburg, IL; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Sangamon County, 10 March 1834, Menard County, 5 January 1843, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Clary v. Clary, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009),; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Menard County, IL, 339.