Born: 1800-XX-XX Tennessee
In 1819, Clary married Sally Green in Bond County, Illinois. In 1821, they moved to New Salem, where Clary operated a saloon and ran the New Salem Ferry. After serving in Abraham Lincoln's company during the Black Hawk War, he moved to Texas. By 1850, he was a farmer in Smith County, Texas.
Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, Bond County, 27 January 1819, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; R. D. Miller, Past and Present of Menard County, Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1905), 403; Benjamin P. Thomas, Lincoln's New Salem (Springfield, IL: Abraham Lincoln Association, 1934), 5-6, 12; Muster Roll of Abraham Lincoln’s Company of Mounted Volunteers; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Smith County, TX, 43.