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Joseph Clift III (JOSEPH2, JOSEPH1) was born ca. 1770 in Maryland and lived there with his family until they moved to Guilford County, North Carolina in the 1780ís.† Joseph had moved to Knox County, Tennessee by 1802 when he married Sarah (Sally) Guerin.
Sally was the daughter of Hiram†and Susannah†Allred Guerin.† Hiram Guerin had been born in Morris County, New Jersey ca. 1755, and he married Susannah Allred ca. 1767 at Brush Creek in Orange County, North Carolina.†
During the American Revolution while living in North Carolina, Hiram Guerin served in Capt John Hindsí†Company and completed a tour of duty in the Regiment of Horsemen commanded by Colonel Luttrell†in 1780, and was active against the Chickamauga Indians.
††††††††††† The Guerin family was in Hawkins County, Tennessee as early as November-December 1788, when Hiram signed a petition there for a new county to be formed.
Hiram Guerin died in Knox County, Tennessee sometime before January 1800, and his wife Susannah died before July 1805.
Joseph†Clift III and wife Sally had five children born in Tennessee before moving to Gunterís Landing in Morgan County Alabama after 1810.† Five more children were born to the Cliftís while living in Alabama.† In 1828, they moved for the last time and settled in the northern part of Hot Spring County, Arkansas.†
Joseph Clift III died there on January 4, 1849, and was buried in the Winterís cemetery near the Hot Spring and Saline County Line.† Sally died there in 1869.† They were the parents of ten children:† William W.†Clift born 1803 in Knox Co., Tenn.; Hiram†Guerin Clift born 1804 in Knox Co., Tenn.; Harlan†Clift born 1805, Knox Co., Tenn.; Mary†Clift born 1807 in Roane County, Tenn.; Jane P.†Clift born 1809 in Tennessee; James J.†Clift born 1814, Morgan Co., Alabama; Harvey†Clift born 1818, Morgan Co., Alabama; Melinda†Clift born 1818, Morgan Co., Alabama; Sarah Ann†Clift born 1824 in Morgan Co., Alabama; and Norris Calvin†Clift born 1825 in Morgan County, Alabama.
 Susannah was the daughter of John Allred, Sr., born ca. 1736 in Virginia.† He supported the colonists during the American Revolution while living in North Carolina.† Helen House Loeb, NSDAR 549641.