The Family of James Clemens of|
Buffalo Township, Washington County, Pa.
James8 Clemens was an eighth generation descendant of Richard1 Clements of Croft, Leicestershire, England. James was a great-great-greatuncle of Samuel L Clemens (Mark Twain). Family of James8 Clemens b 1734 N J d Oct 1795 Buffalo Twp, Washington Co, Pa m c1762 Hannah Walton b c1742 d 1817 - to Washington Co 1774 1. Jeremiah Clemens b Sep 16-1763 Loudoun Co, Va d Jun 8-1826 Danville, Ky m c1788 Jane Cochran b 1764 d Apr 7-1821 - to Ky 1787 - operated "The Big Black Horse" tavern in Danville a. Thomas b Feb 27-1790 d Jul 30-1826 b. James "Jr" b Oct 29-1791 d Jan 12-1878 St Louis, Mo m Jan 10-1833 Elizabeth Brown Mullanphy b 1812 d 1853 - engaged in merchantile business with his uncle, James "Sr", at Huntsville, Ala - to Mo 1816 - successful storekeeper - active in banking - did much to help the family of Mark Twain i. John Mullanphy b Nov 11-1833 d Jul 30-1834 ii. Elizabeth M(ullanphy) b Jan 9-1835 d Jan 12-1835 iii. James Biddle b Jan 18-1836 d Feb 27-1878 m May 1868 Elizabeth (von Schrader iv. Richard Graham b May 11-1837 d Aug 22-1854 v. Bryan Mullanphy b Jan 11-1839 d Dec 28-1916 m Mar 17-1864 Mary Ross Warfield d 1870 Ch: Eliza Brown b 1865 (Couts-Shrader), James Ross b 1866 vi. Catherine Jane b Sep 13-1840 d Aug 3-1900 m1 Apr 16-1863 Joseph Bryan Cates d 1877, m2 Sep 8-1880 Daniel Marsh Frost vii. Helen Isabel b Apr 27-1843 d Sep 17-1904 m Apr 4-1866 James Wolfe Clemens (see 3.a.iv. below) Ch: Thomas Breckinridge viii. Emma C b Apr 28-1846 d Jul 13-1847 1867-99, Elizabeth Frances ix. Jeremiah T b Jul 19-1847 d Aug 3-1849 1870-1927, Mary x. Alice B b May 13-1850 d Aug 20-1912 m May 16-1871 Mazimilian Von Versen d Oct 9-1893 xi. Frances M b May 12-1850 d Feb 2-1853 xii. Jeremiah William b Jan 4-1852 d Apr 24-1894 c. Elizabeth b 1802, living 1878, m Charles Caldwell d. Isabella m 1833 Thomas Reed 2. Christina Clemens b Jan 21-1765, narrow escape from Indians as a girl m c1786 Leven Williams d 1804 3. William Clemens b Jan 30-1767 d Jan 17-1849 Buffalo Twp m 1794 Mary Wolf b 1776 d 1832 a. James Walton (MD) b May 26-1795 d Nov 21-1846 Wheeling W Va - Washington College 1818 m Jun 7-1819 Eleanor Sherrard (dau of Wm) i. Sherrard b Apr 28-1820 d Jun 30-1881 St Louis, Mo - Washington College 1841, member Congress 1852-53 1857-- 61, author of Clemens history m --- Ch: Sherrard b 1862, and others ii. Mary Cornelia iii. Ellen Eliza iv. James Wolf b Jan 23-1829 d Aug 1-1873 St Louis, see above v. Jacob Breckinridge b. Jacob b Nov 6-1796, freeman Buffalo Twp 1818-21, dead 1849 c. Abraham b Sep 7-1798 d Oct 21-1885 Wheeling, W Va m Oct 26- 1819 Catharine Mullin (dau of John) d Dec 12-1859 i. John Mullin b Sep 16-1820 d Nov 16-1886 Pittsburgh, Pa m Nov 14-1844 Elizabeth Hamilton b Oct 18-1821 d Jan 8-1889 Ch: William Alexander 1845-1920, John Hamilton b 1847, Robert Armstrong 1849-1924, Abraham W 1852-1900, George Hamilton 1854-1936, James Kerr 1856-1884, Margaret Kerr 1858-1861, Edward D b 1862 ii. William b Sep 13-1825, missionary to Africa, d at sea Jun 24- 1862 - Washington College 1850 m Martha E Jackson iii. Martha J b 1827 iv. Sarah E b 1829 v. Ann E b 1833 d. Elizabeth b Feb 1-1800 (an Elizabeth age 69 living with Abraham Wolf, Buffalo Twp 1870) e. William b Apr 25-1803 d Jun 20-1834 buried East Buffalo m Aug 6-1823 Elizabeth Henderson i. William b Jun 6 1824 d Mar 10-1913 Hopewell Twp m c1857 Mary Sears b 1832, living 1915 Ch: Sarah E (Hand) b 1858, Margaret b 1861, William E b 1865, Helen V b 1867, Sabina b 1869, John b 1871 ii. Rebecca b Feb 10-1828 d Nov 10-1837 buried East Buffalo iii. Sabina b 1830, living 1905 m c1853 William Ross b 1814 d Feb 7- 1890 East Finley Twp Ch: William H b 1854, John E b 1861, Daniel S b 1863, Alice B b 1864, Ulysses Grant b 1866, Shuman C b 1868, Elizabeth Catherine b 1869 iv. Hester b 1833 d Jan 18-1905 Taylorstown, Pa m Jul 8-1852 Edward R Grimes (son of John b Ireland 1793) b 1823 d Mar 5-1885 Ch: John N b 1853, Elizabeth Jane b 1854 d Oct 3-1937 m William Clemens (see below), Susanna (Jolly) b 1857, Harriet (Jolly) b 1859, William T b 1861, Dorenda (Potter) b 1865, Margaret (Armstrong) b 1866, Samuel b 1868, Nora (Hindman) b 1871, Edith (Grimm) b 1873 f. John C b Dec 28-1804 d Jul 6-1873 buried at Washington, Pa - marker at entrance to cemetery m c1836 Louisa Hupp (dau of John) b Jul 10-1815 d Nov 30-1875 i. James C(ox) b c1837 d yg ii. John Hupp b 1839 d Jun 17-1864 Civil War iii. Isaac W(olf) b 1842, Wellsburg, W Va 1910 m --- Sons: John H (Columbia, Mo), Jesse P (Cherryvale, Kans), Archie iv. Veturia b Aug 24-1845 d Oct 25-1873 v. Louisa b c1848 m Jan 1-1885 William M Horn b Apr 18-1839 d May 18-1932, no issue vi. William M b May 27-1851 d Nov 15-1938 m Elizabeth Jane Grimes - see above Ch: William Alonzo (Yonkers, NY), Hester Grimes (Renz) 1878- 1949, Mary Belle (Allison) 1881-1965, Louisa Hupp (Sanders) Veturia 1885-1956, Ida Mae (Smith), Juanita Maude (Tilley) El Paso, Tex vii. Alonzo Walton b 1857 d Feb 3-1933, single g. Hannah b Oct 30-1806 m1 Feb 22-1827 Jacob Horn ?m2 Joseph Coleman living 1893 h. Sabina b Nov 6-1808 (Note: A Jeremiah Clemens 1799-1865 lived in Wheeling, West Virginia Sons: Samuel B, James W, Jeremiah - relationship not known) i. Amos W b Aug 14-1810 d 1899 Jamestown, Colo m2 Aug 20-1836 Christiana Boyd b 1812 d 1882 i. Theodore b Feb 2-1832 d 1883 Jamestown m 1861 Susan Caroline Murray b Mar 6-1843 d Mar 1-1922 Ch: Walton Boyd 1861-1933, Clara Van Voorhees (Webster) 1863- 1946, Ewing 1865-1870, William Murray 1872-1955 ii. Aszhath b May 8-1839 d Feb 3-1841 iii. Elizabeth E S b Aug 4-1841 d May 4-1843 iv. Clara b 1846 m Ewing Atkinson v. Asenith V b 1848 vi. Virginia b 1850 d Mar 5-1925 m Thomas B Hamilton b 1848 d 1878 vii. William b Dec 20-1853 West Union W Va j. Jeremiah b May 10-1812 d Aug 25-1828 k. Delilah b Feb 6-1815 m? Nov 10-1829 James Cisco l. Hester b Jul 2-1818 m Oct 3-1844 Samuel Marshall 4. Abraham Clemens b Oct 3-1769 d Jul 4-1841 m Elizabeth Wolf - no issue had tavern at Taylorstown 5. Ann Clemens b Oct 5-1771 m Thomas Craig 6. Ruth Clemens b Mar 26-1773 m Garard Williams 7. John Clemens b Sep 12-1775 d Dec 1814 m Jul 15-1813 Mary Flack (she m2 John Steel My 17-21 a. Jane b 1814 m Aug 23-1831 Abraham Riddle 8. Parmelia Clemens b Apr 10-1777 m Charles Williams 9. James Clemens "Sr" b Mar 4-1779 d 1861 Huntsville, Ala m --- Mills went to Kentucky, then Huntsville - in business with nephew, James "Jr" - during the War of 1812 they made a lot of money by making saltpetre and selling it to the government for gunpowder a. Jeremiah b Dec 28-1814 d May 21-1865 m Dec 4-1834 Mary L 29. Read - noted as author, lawyer, United States Senator (1849- 53) - wrote four historical novels Ch: Mary R b. Archibald M c. Isabella m Robert S Branden 10. Hannah Clemens b Mar 5-1781 dead 1803 m William Hawkins - to Ky a. James C - Ky 11. Ezekiel Clemens b Jul 18-1783, in Pa 1812, sold land, no further record 12 Hester Clemens b Jun 18-1785 m James Clelland - - - - - - There was another Clemens family in Donegal Township which was not related. It was of German origin. Adam Clemens c1754-1824 had sons: John, Nicholas, George, David and likely Philip and Abraham. They have numerous descendants in Washington County.
This article was transcribed by Liz DuBois of Bremerton, WA in February 1998.
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