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Clements, John G.

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Clements, John G.
February 25, 2007 08:13PM
History of Lawrence, Orange and Washington Counties, Indiana From the
Earliest Time to the Present; Together with Interesting Biographical
Sketches, Reminiscences, Notes, Etc. Chicago, Goodspeed Bros., & Co.,
Publishers, 1884. Weston A. Goodspeed, Leroy C. Goodspeed, Charles L.
Goodspeed. Unknown County.

JOHN G. CLEMENTS was born in this township May 12, 1830, son of James and
Elizabeth (Garr) Clements, the father a native of Virginia, and the mother
of Kentucky. The parents married in Kentucky, and soon after the war of
1812 located in this township, where they reared twelve children, and
lived until their deaths. They were excellent people, leaving a name
above reproach. John G. was brought up as a farmer, and was educated at
the common schools. At the age of twenty-one years he began for himself,
working, for $7 per month, and later renting a farm, and still later
bought part of the old place, to which he has since, added eighty acres,
now owning 180 acres. He did all this by good management and industry.
He married Judith A. Sallee, December 19, 1855. She was born in
Washington County, this State, December 21, 1832, and has borne her
husband five children: James E., Christiana E., Martha A., Mary E. and
John A. W. Mr. Clements is comfortably situated, and devotes himself to
the intelligent management of his farm. He is a Republican, and a member
of the Presybterian Church.
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