Gibson Cluverius, d. Feb. 23, 1789, Gloucester Co.
Widow's pension application of Mrs. Susan (Whiting) Cluverius
Lowry, a resident of Elizabeth City Co., Va., when she made an
affidavit dated Aug. 26, 1850, "stating that she was 77 years
in August last"; "she stated that her first husband,
Gibson Cluverius, served in the Rev. War. Principally in the County
of Gloucester....and in the service of the State of Virginia.
That she knows of no battles in which her said husband was engaged
but has heard him speak of his company being fired at by the enemy's
ship entering York River."
Gibson Cluverius m. in Gloucester on March 4, 1786,
to Susan Whiting who m. (2) on Sept. 29, 1791, to John Lowry (d.
1821) of Gloucester. Gibson Cluverius and his wife Susan Whiting
had issue. Their eldest child was daughter Elizabeth b. 1787,
who m. (1) in 1802 to Anthony Armistead and (2) in 1818 to Robert
Lowry. She, the daughter, was living in Elizabeth City Co., with
her mother in 1850. Cluverius had probably at least one other
child (Thomas). Pension application W. 8061. (National Archives).
NOTE: In the above Cluverius pension file are also
(1) Affidavit of Mildred Hutson of Gloucester whose
husband, Wilson (Watson?) Hutson served as fife major in the war.
(2) Richmond, Va., June 15, 1784: "Warrant to
James Nuttall, Jr., for beef and bacon forwarded the militia on
duty in 1781 as per cost: all (?) by the Court of Claims in Gloster,
NOTE: The above constitutes recognized patriotic service
and eligibility for descendants of James Nuttall, Jr., to DAR
and SAR. He was m. in 1798 to his cousin Sarah James of Lancaster
Co., Virginia. (Ironmonger, Thomas James genealogy).
*Name can be found in the master list of the roster.