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The most current Test Results chart can be accessed by clicking on the YDNA RESULTS button at the top of this page.  It is automatically computer-updated by FTDNA.

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Disclaimer; Genealogies are the submission of the participants and are not guaranteed by the Clements DNA project for accuracy.

Project Background: Names in project; CLEMENT, CLEMENTS, CLEMMONS, CLEMONS, CLEMENS

GOALS:  There are no major lines of early Clements missing from the project but additional ones from these early lines are a goal to be realized. Notably, another descendant of the early Haverhill MA line, of Francis Clements of Isle of Wight Co VA, and of Benjamin of Gloucester Co VA, as well as some more of the larger, better known Northern lines, especially those whose later generations were found in the Southern migration, are an addition greatly desired to complete the cross section of Clements ancestors in America.

We are particularly looking for descendants from 2 lines: (1) a PROVEN cousin of Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain); and (2) a PROVEN and DOCUMENTED descendant of the brothers Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and James Clements who migrated from Hunterdon Co NJ to Augusta Co VA circa 1740.

RESULTS:  The surprising results so far show that most of the early American Clements immigrants were not related to one another.

The largest group of matching test results is Group 12, the family of John Clements of King William Co Va and Hanover Co VA, c.1655-1749, through his sons William, Stephen, and Simon. Son John seems to be the progenitor of many Clements in Petersburg VA in the 1700s, and is now represented by matching DNA results. #27745 has a mutation on the 3rd marker. He also has a 12/12 match with another descendant of his proven ancestor. #19607 has two mutations on the 10th and 11th markers. These participants are a paper trail match for the rest of the group.

The 2nd largest group of matching results is Group 10, the descendants of Clement Joransson and his son, Anders Clementsson (aka Andrew Clements of Sweden and Cecil Co MD.  

The 3rd largest group is Group 8 which includes the descendants of Cpt Francis Clement of Surry and Isle of Wight Co VA (1660-1718), the many descendants of Benjamin of Gloucester Co VA (c1655-1715+), through his son George who died in Bertie Co NC in 1729, Benjamin's grandson Peyton Clements c1725-1775 who was in Granville Co NC with Benjamin's son Richard.  In early VA, Cpt. Francis of Isle of Wight Co VA 1660-1717 was a probable brother or cousin of Benjamin of Gloucester Co VA b.c. 1655, d.after 1714, as their descendants are a perfect DNA match.

There are a few members in the Project whose DNA does not match with any other person in the project.  Test results of members can be viewed by looking at the YDNA RESULTS chart.  Go down to the bottom of the chart to see those results and the known ancestor of each.  If you find someone in that group that you think might be from your ancestoral family, please contact Kaye Lanier, project coordinator, at lkcopelanier@hotmail.com.  We would love to hear from you, even if you do not join the DNA Project. 

Additional comments on matching groups:

GROUP 1. Tests 68529, 97952 and 75400 contact; John Clement, JohnClem@who.net Robert Clements 1595-1658 of Haverhill MA 1600s is the ancestor of 68529 and 97952. This Robert Clements migrated from England to Haverhill MA while his sons Abraham and Daniel migrated to Ireland. 68529 is a perfect 67 marker match with 75400. 75400 ancestors migrated from Ireland to Canada.


GROUP 2. 16545 and 65546 may be related to Group 1 several centuries earlier.

GROUP 3. Tests 36987 and 34824 Descendants of William Clements of Kershaw Dist SC mid 1700s, a possible immigrant landed directly in SC.

GROUP 4. Tests 43213 to 40481 Essex Co VA 1700, Liverpool England 1800s, and Ireland are the known origins of these 3 participants. Test 25838 may also be a match for these but 11 out of 12 is not conclusive without a paper trail. Test #43213 Participant descends from Dr John Clements b.c. 1685 who had sons Dr Mace Clements and Henry, of Tappahannock, Essex Co VA. A son William migrated to GA. Results show that he is an 11/12 match for a line emigrating from Liverpool England to Canada c. 1896.

GROUP 5. Tests 18741 and 32342 contact; Patricia Griffith, OldVaLady@aol.com Samuel Thompson Clemmons of VA and Montgomery Co., NC, b. 1751, was a probable grgrandson of John Clements, 1631-1710 of Surry Co VA. Descendants migrated from NC to Wilson Co TN in the late 1700s.

John Clements b 1631 England, d by 1710, Surry Co VA was imported by Jeremiah Clements into VA in 1635. He married unknown 1st, and Mary (Thompson?) 2nd. John gave deposition in Surry Co VA in 1701 that he was 70 years old. He was a headright for Jeremiah Clements in 1635, and was probably a member of Jeremiah's extended family. He was not a son of Jeremiah as Jeremiah left all his lands to his daughter, Elizabeth Perry. JEREMIAH CLEMENTS HAD NO MALE HEIRS.

Children of John Clements and unknown 1st wife are: i. Hannah Clements, born c 1665; died c 1696 in Surry Co, VA; married Thomas High c 1682. She married 2nd George Foster c 1688. ii. Elizabeth wife of Allen Warren iii. Unnamed daughter (deceased in 1704?) wife of Robert Warren iv. John Clements Jr, born 1676 in Surry County, VA. Died c 1742 in Isle of Wight Co VA. His son Benjamin, b 1735, chose his guardian, John Little, in 1749 at age 14. John Jr first appeared in the Surry Co Tithes list with John Clements Sr in 1692 at age 16, placing his birth in 1676. He may have had children older than Benjamin..

Children of John Clements Sr and 2nd wife, Mary (Thompson?) are; i. Samuel b. before 1704, d.s.p. 1727 ii. Mary Boykin b. before 1704 iii. Anne Adams b. before 1704 iv. William b. after 1704, d. 1741 Surry Co VA wife Alice, children Wm, Samuel, Henry, Elizabeth, and Lucy. Legatee was Samuel Thompson whose name had appeared in every record of this family for 40 years. Son William was probably the William who died in Montgomery Co NC in 1782, whose adm. was Samuel Thompson Clemmons, b 1751. Henry was also in the records in that Montgomery NC area. Thomas High, born c 1647 in Surry County, VA; died Mar 2, 1686 in Southwarke Parish, Surry Co, VA. He was the son of John High and Sallie. He married Hannah Clements c 1682. Hannah Clements, born c1665; died c1696 in Surry Co, VA was the daughter of John Clements and unknown 1st wife. 

 
GROUP 6. Tests 27977, 32328,120587, 167999, 232990, N98467, and 173611 contact; Joe Clements, JMCMSM@aol.com All of these participants have independently determined that they descend from John Clements of Charles Co MD, the place of their proven origins. These participants did not know each other prior to DNA testing.

The Clements family of Charles County MD descends from one John Clements (b. 1647), most likely a native of Clopton, Middlesex County, England, who arrived in the colony about 1675. He was a tailor by trade. His wife was Elizabeth Plunkett. Children were; EDWARD, d MD 1751 (ch. Wm 1710-1754 Pr Geo Co., Nehemiah, Ignatious, Edward, John and George) WILLIAM (sons Bennett Hanson d 1777, Oswald, Edward, and William) DNA participant is a proven descendant of Bennett Hanson. JOHN d MD 1733, wife Rosamond McAttee m 1703 (sons Benjamin N b 1715, John, George c 1749, Samuel, Francis d 1793 Montgomery Co MD) JACOB 1681-1755 wife Clare Green (sons, Edward d 1764, Jacob d 1773, Walter, Francis d 1758, George d 1777, and John d 1781). JOSEPH 1692-1766 (sons John, Leonard, Walter, Clement 1725-1775, and Joseph).

Many of the descendants of this family migrated to KY c 1802 in the Catholic Migration from MD to KY. One of the participants in this group descends from Bennett Hanson, son of Wm, son of John of Charles Co MD.

The ancestor of one participant is William Clements, born about 1818 in Maryland with the next three generations being born in Washington, DC.

The ancestor of one participant is Henry Clements, who arrived in Casey Creek (bordering present-day Adair and Casey Counties, KY) in 1802. There has long been solid evidence that he came from Charles County, MD No formal documentation to link him to the descendants of the original John Clements has been found, but DNA test results have proven the point.

The ancestor of one participant is Alfred Charles Clements, son of John Thomas Clements and Priscilla Hagan.  John Thomas Clements was the son of William A. Clements, son of Bennett Hanson, Jr., son of Bennett Hanson, Sr., son of William, son of John Clements the tailor of Clopton, Middlesex.

The ancestor of another participant is a Henry Clements, but it is not known at the present time if this Henry Clements is the same Henry who went to Casey Co. KY, or if he is another Henry Clements. He may be a brother of Charles Clements, son of Francis, son of Jacob, son of John of Charles Co. MD.

GROUP 7. Tests 12452, 34968, 10838, 73000, and 19547.  Contact; Virginia Tuttle, GINTUT@aol.com #12452 possibly descends from Jacob Clements of SC but none of the group has been able to track their ancestors earlier than 1813 in GA. Testing is underway to see if they descend from Andrew Clements who was in GA in 1770. James E Clements b 1813, GA is probably the son or nephew of Andrew Clements b c1780 SC. James E married Mary Ann Elizabeth Peters 1838, Carroll Co GA and moved to Tallapoosa Co AL by 1846. Children were; Newton Denford b 1839, James Wm b 1840, Noah Watson b 1841, Jonathan b 1844, Doctor Early b 1849, Jacob Bentley b 1851, John G Winters b 1853, David Hansford b 1863, and daughters Jane, Sarah, Frances, Samantha, MaryAnn, and Mariah. Andrew Clements, b. c 1780 SC died by 1850 in Russell Co.,AL. His first wife was Nora Mae ( Noomay/Naomi) Payne whom he married Dec. 14, 1805 in Tattnall Co.,GA. In 1850 Catherine Clements, widow of this Andrew is shown as age 53 (b.1796/97). In her house is are her two sons and their wives, William W. Clements, age 25, and Jacob, 18. and their families. The children of Andrew Clements and Naomi Payne are thought to be: William Arthur Clements b Jan.4 1812, GA., m. Elizabeth Crumpton b. AL.Aug.29 1861, MS. James E. Clements, b Nov.11, 1813 GA Bible in possession of son Jacob's family). He married 1st. Maryann Elizabeth Peters Oct.4, 1838 Carroll Co.,Ga. Teresa, b c 1815 mar. Joseph N. Dickson June 22, 1840, Russell Co., AL. Children of Andrew and Catherine: Elizabeth, b c 1823 Mariah Clements, b May 6, 1824 GA, d m. Hansford D.Allred, Sept 22 1842 Russell Co.,AL. William W. Clements, b c 1825 GA, d. By. 1880 m Elizabeth Wood Mar. 22 1849 Russell Co.,AL. Aspsea Ellender Clements, b c 1827, Jacob Clements, b 1829 GA d. Nov. 1, 1864 (CSA) Mobile, Al. m Gemima Wood Oct.5, 1849 Andrew Jackson Clements, b c 1831 GA m 1st Sarah Rebecca Madison Nov. 30, 1853, Tusca.Co.,AL., 2nd Mary Foster, June 15, 1865 Russell Co.,AL., 3rd Lycynthia A. Thompson, 1868 Blunt Co., Al. Jackson Clements, b c 1835 GA, d. after 1880 probably Barbour Co, AL., m. Elizabeth? 
 
GROUP 8. There are 25 members in this group and they are descendants of three different family lines.

Most of these are descendants of Benjamin Clements of Gloucester Co VA, c 1655-1707+ through his son George c 1695-1729 Bertie Co NC, and his grandson Peyton Clements c 1725-1775 and his cousin, Cpt Francis Clements 1660-1717 Surry and Isle of Wight Co VA.  Contacts: Patricia Griffith, OldVaLady@aol.com, David Clements, USTexan@msn.com 

Also included in this group are descendants of Charles Clements and Nancy Jack of Fayette Co. GA.  Contact:  Rollie Taylor at rollietaylor@sbcglobal.net for more information on this family.

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Descendants of Benjamin Clements of Gloucester Co VA, born c 1655- died c 1712, wife Grissell Coleman, and his grandson Peyton Clements. 

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Benjamin may have been the son of the Richard Clements, or the Thomas Clementswho were in VA a generation earlier. Grissell Coleman was the daughter ofElizabeth Grissell and either Richard or Robert Coleman of early VA.  Hewas not the son of Cpt Francis of Isle of Wight Co. This Benjamin and CptFrancis were born about the same time. They both have descendants whose Y DNAmatches. They may have been brothers but more likely cousins. Their DNA doesnot match descendants of either John of Surry Co, or John of Hanover Co VA.

The children of Benjamin and Grissell;
The Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia, 1677-1780,compiled by Robert Robins

Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. Dec. 1, 1678
Grizzell, daughter of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. November___, 1680
Grizzell, daughter of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. Jan. 1, 1685/6
Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. July 28, 1687
Mary and Sarah, twin daughters of Mr. Benjamin Clements, bap. January 5, 1683/4
Richard, son of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. October 19, 1682
Richard, son of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, b. Sept. 27, 1689
Thomas, son of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. May 26, 1698
Thomas, son of Benjamin and Grizzell Clements, bap. April 22, 1701
Another record lists Anne as a (first?) child of Benjamin. It would seem thatthree of the children died in infancy and the names were reused on subsequentchildren.
George Clements was also a son of Benjamin of Gloucester.
(King William Co VA Record Book 2 1721-1722
"Nov 7 1721 George Clements of "St Margaret's Parish to WilliamAylett, 25 acres being the part of the tract whereon the said Clements nowlives --- granted by patent bearing the date Oct. 23, 1703 to John B---- and bysaid Baker? conveyed to Benjamin Clements, father of said George Clements.Susannah Clements, wife, relinquishes her right of dower.)"

Peyton Clements, c 1725 - 1775, died Granville Co NC.
One of the above sons of Benjamin and Grizzell was undoubtedly the father ofPeyton Clements. In 1704 there was a Thomas Peyton living in Gloucester Co. andin 1714 a Robert Peyton was named in a Gloucester Co. record with Benjamin ClementsJr., establishing a geographical proximity between the Clements family ofGrizzell Clements and the Peyton family, as well as a personal relationshipbetween the two families. Since Peyton is believed by descendants to have beenborn c. 1720 - 1725, Benjamin and Grissell's son Thomas is the most likelyprospect for the father of Peyton Clements, who had both a sister and adaughter named Grizzell. Or, his mother might have been a daughter of ThomasPeyton. Peyton Clements' children were:
Thomas
William
Tyree
Jesse
Philip
Grizzell

Philip Peyton was the first member of the Peyton family of England to emigrateto VA. He was probably the progenitor of the early VA Peyton family. Tyree,which may have been the maiden name of Peyton Clements' wife, was not a verycommon name, and was found in those early days in Yorke Co. Va. and New KentCo. Va., from which King Wm was cut out, both bordering on Gloucester Co. Va.The records are burned but the names leave a trail, straight to Gloucester Coand King Wm Co VA and the family of Benjamin Clements and wife Grizzell ColemanClements.

In 1755 in the tithes list of Granville Co NC, Peyton Clements was listed witha Richard Clements who was not assessed a tithe. Richard may have been too old,and he may have been the Richard who was the son of Benjamin and Grissell. Hemay also have been the father of Peyton, or else an uncle.
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George Clements was a son of Benjamin of Gloucester. He was not named in theAbingdon Parish register. Most likely reason is that they did not make the tripdown from King Wm to Gloucester for the baptism and had it done at anotherlocal church closer to home. The weather could have been bad or they could havehad a lot of sickness in the house.

King William Co VA Record Book 2 1721-1722
Nov 7 1721 George Clements of "St Margaret's Parish to William Aylett, 25acres being the part of the tract whereon the said Clements now lives ---granted by patent bearing the date Oct. 23, 1703 to John B---- and by saidBaker? conveyed to Benjamin Clements, father of said George Clements. SusannahClements, wife, relinquishes her right of dower.

Name: George Clements
Location: Bertie County NC
Will Date: 22 Feb 1729
Probate Date: - May 1730
Will: Sons: Benjamin and George. Daughter: Elizabeth Clements. Wife andExecutrix: Susannah. Witnesses: Thomas Busby, George French, William Smith.Clerk of the Court: Rt. Forster
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George was a son of Benjamin of Gloucester and his wife Grissell, b. c. 1695during the period when the Abingdon Parish records were not showing attendanceby this family. Benjamin's last recorded son Thomas was in the Abingdon Parishrecords, b. 1701.
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King William Co VA July 1722
Fragment of a deed signed by Thomas Clements
"At a court held for King William Co on ye 19th day of July Anno Dom: 1722Thomas Clements acknowledge this deed unto George Clements at whose motion thesame is admitted to record."
Wm Aylett, Cl.
Christian, wife of Thomas Clements relinquishes her right of dower.
James Mitchell bond with George Clements
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George Clements who died in Bertie Co NC in 1729 was the same George Clementswho was in King William Co VA in 1722. He was a son of Benjamin and Grissell ofGloucester Co VA who later migrated to King William Co VA.

George Clements Jr, b c 1728
Bertie Co., NC Wills 1797-1805
1799 John Pierce names sister Elizabeth, widow of George Clemons (Clements).

Bertie Co., NC Wills 1781-1797
George Clements - proved May 1794, names wife Elizabeth, son Issac, sonWilliam, son George, son Charlton, and son Hardy. N Pierce & son, Williamwere named extrs.

(Son William m Hannah Joiner or Gainer; their son Wm Jr married Polly Williamsand their dau Hannah Clements, b 1836, m Donnell Gilliam in 1859, WilliamstonNC)

Deed Book K 1757-1772
Richard Swain dec'ed of Bertie Co. William Swain, Patience Clements, GeorgeClements, Stephen Swain, Susanna Spencer, Thomas Spencer voluntarily yieldtheir parts of the Estate of Ann Swain wife of Richard.

Sounds like Patience is the first wife of George Clements b. c. 1728 andElizabeth Pierce was the last wife. Marriage record for George Clements andElizabeth Pierce in Bertie Co NC in 1790. If George did marry an ElizabethBlount Swain then he was married to two different Swain ladies before marryingElizabeth Pierce in 1790.

The 1729 will of George Clements of Gloucester Co VA, King Wm Co VA, and BertieCo NC named (very young) children Benjamin, George Jr and Elizabeth. If Georgethe testator was b. c 1694 - 1701, Benjamin and George Jr. were b. c. 1722-8.

The will of John Pierce, Bertie Co NC 1799 names his sister, ElizabethClements, widow of George Clements. Their marriage record is dated 1790. wit.Wm Hardy
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This is the record of Benjamin Clements Jr, c.1722 - 1776+, grandson ofBenjamin Clements and Grissell Coleman Clements of Gloucester and King WilliamCo VA, c.1655 - 1709+.

Probably George's orphan Benjamin was the Benjamin who was in Johnston Co NC in1762.

The NC, SC, GA and AL records of the line of Benjamin Clements b c 1722, dafter 1776, and his descendants. He was the son of George d 1729 Bertie Co NCson of Benjamin of Gloucester b c 1655, died after 1710.

Benjamin Clements of Cumberland Co NC; from Gloucester VA to King Wm VA toBertie NC to Cumberland NC to Pendleton SC to Pickens Co AL and Tuscaloosa AL.

Also Johnston Co. NC

# 91 A-1: 165: 21 Mar 1761. William Bynum of Orringe Co, planter to BenjaminClements of JoCo. 40 pounds current money, 334 A in the Co afsd on BS Middlecr...part of a larger survey granted to sd William Bynum from Lord ProprietorsOffice be at a cor in Charles Culler line.... up that br to near the foot of aHill of Gipsons line then on his line to the cr again & up that the the 1ststa.. house, orchards, Gardin, fences ... Wit: Charles McCuller, James NolleboyWilliam Bynun

#135 H-1:231: 27 Feb. 1775. Benjamin Johnson, Wake Co to Benjamin Clemments, coafsd, 150 A in Jo Co. on NS Swift Cr beg.... it being part of a tract taken upby John Carrel & conveyed by him to one Sill Johnson who left it by hiswill to sd Benjamin Johnson...making as good a Title as Granville makes to sdBenjamin Johnston. Wit: Hardy Sanders, Geo. Slimon Benjamin Johnston.

#232 I-1:7: 31 Dec. 1776. Benjamin Clements, Wake Co to William Carrel, Jo Co,150 A in Jo Co on NS Swifts Cr beg on the sd cr at a red Oak running E to aSweet Gum. N to a Black Jack....it being part of a Tract first taken up by JohnCarrel & conveyed by him to one Sill Johnson who left it his will toBenjamin Johnson... Wit: Rd. Rivers, Jas. Clements. Benja (B) Clements, Hana?Clements. Aug Ct. 1777.

#398 Tr-2:94: Lat day of Dec 1782. James Clements, Jo Co to Charles Steward(cng) 30 # , to sd Charles Stuard....100 A in joCo on BS Black cr beg on sd cron the Easter of Granvil line running....down Telle? Pag? as appears by EarlsGranvils deed date 1 Jany 1768... Wit: Reuben Johnson, Ben (B) Clements Jas.Clements Feb Ctl. 1783 proved by Benjamin Clements W. Ward

# 579. Tr-2:302: 1 March 1783. Joseph Johnson, Jo Co to Charles Clements, same,200# for 386 A in Jo Co on BS Black cr beg on the SS of sd cr at the edge ofthe sw of sd cr in the line of the patent running N to Lord Granvils line: Ealong sd line to a pine on John Smiths beginning tree:.... Wit: Benjamin (B)Clements, Ralph (R) Mathis, Milley (X) Johnston. (no ct. date.

Johnston Co and Cumberland Co NC
Some NC deed excerpts that I noted a few years ago. I had no idea who they wereand only noted skeleton details.

Cumberland Co NC
1765 Benjamin Clements of Orange Co NC
1767 Benjamin Clements Sr and Jr
1773 Benjamin Clements of Wake Co NC buys land
1779 Benjamin Clements of Wake Co NC sells land
1777 James Clements (Stewarts in all records)
1782 Reuben Clements of Cumberland Co NC buys land
(Stewarts in record)
Reuben and Benjamin Clements Jr were sons of Benjamin b c 1722 (George,Benjamin of Gloucester)

Reuben Clements c. 1747 - 1825 NC, SC, AL
Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Charles Stewart and Johannah Kirk, who marriedReuben before 1776.
Their children:
Benjamin, b. 30 Dec. 1776 m Sarah Brazeal
Susannah, b. 1778
Hannah, b. 1780
Hardy, b. 1783
Elijah, b. 1786
Israel, b. 1788
Charles, b. 1794
Edith, b. 1795
Bedith, b. 1799
Elizabeth, b. 1800
The Stewart family lived in Cumberland County, NC

Benjamin Clements b 1776 and Sarah Brazeal had children;
Jesse, Hosea, Joel, Reuben, and Benjamin. They settled in Edgefield SC.

Pendleton Dist. SC The estate papers of JESSE CLEMENTS

5June1795, Pendleton Dist, SC….. buying property at the sale were [amongothers] Culliver Clements, Reuben Clements, Benjamin Clements, James Clements,Charles Clements….. the sale was certified by Benjamin, Charles and CulliverClements.

Johnston Co NC

# 91 A-1: 165: 21 Mar 1761. William Bynum of Orringe (sic) Co, planter toBenjamin Clements of JoCo. 40 pounds current money, 334 A in the Co afsd on BSMiddle cr...part of a larger survey granted to sd William Bynum from LordProprietors Office be at a cor in Charles Culler line.... up that br to nearthe foot of a Hill of Gipsons line then on his line to the cr again & upthat the the 1st sta.. house, orchards, Gardin, fences ... Wit: CharlesMcCuller, James Nolleboy William Bynun

#135 H-1:231: 27 Feb. 1775. Benjamin Johnson, Wake Co to Benjamin Clemments, coafsd, 150 A in Jo Co. on NS Swift Cr beg.... it being part of a tract taken upby John Carrel & conveyed by him to one Sill Johnson who left it by hiswill to sd Benjamin Johnson...making as good a Title as Granville makes to sdBenjamin Johnston. Wit: Hardy Sanders, Geo. Slimon Benjamin Johnston.

#232 I-1:7: 31 Dec. 1776. Benjamin Clements, Wake Co to William Carrel, Jo Co,150 A in Jo Co on NS Swifts Cr beg on the sd cr at a red Oak running E to aSweet Gum. N to a Black Jack....it being part of a Tract first taken up by JohnCarrel & conveyed by him to one Sill Johnson who left it his will toBenjamin Johnson... Wit: Rd. Rivers, Jas. Clements. Benja (B) Clements, Hana?Clements. Aug Ct. 1777.

#398 Tr-2:94: Lat day of Dec 1782. James Clements, Jo Co to Charles Steward(cng) 30 # , to sd Charles Stuard....100 A in joCo on BS Black cr beg on sd cron the Easter of Granvil line running....down Telle? Pag? as appears by EarlsGranvils deed date 1 Jany 1768... Wit: Reuben Johnson, Ben (B) Clements Jas.Clements Feb Ctl. 1783 proved by Benjamin Clements W. Ward

# 579. Tr-2:302: 1 March 1783. Joseph Johnson, Jo Co to Charles Clements, same,200# for 386 A in Jo Co on BS Black cr beg on the SS of sd cr at the edge ofthe sw of sd cr in the line of the patent running N to Lord Granvils line: Ealong sd line to a pine on John Smiths beginning tree:.... Wit: Benjamin (B)Clements, Ralph (R) Mathis, Milley (X) Johnston. (no ct. date.

And the Benjamin b. c. 1725 is probably the one in the Cumberland Co NC recordsas "Benjamin Sr." in the 1767 record, and the 1762 Johnston Co NCrecord. He is also the father of Benjamin Jr and Reuben Clements also in theCumberland Co NC records and in the Pendleton District SC records between 1790and 1800, and the grandson of Benjamin Clements of Gloucester Co and KingWilliam Co VA.

Pendleton Dist. SC The estate papers of JESSE CLEMENTS

5June1795, Pendleton Dist, SC….. buying property at the sale were [amongothers] Culliver Clements, Reuben Clements, Benjamin Clements, James Clements,Charles Clements….. the sale was certified by Benjamin, Charles and CulliverClements.

The educated opinion of a descendant;

"John Clements was living next door to Culliver Clements in Pickens Co,Ala in 1830. I suspect Culliver to be John's Father, I also suspect Culliver,Reuben, Benjamin, Jesse and the rest listed in the sale document in PendletonSC to be brothers......

We can assume from this document these Clements were related and speculate thatBenjamin, Charles and Culliver and Jesse were brothers. there were many Hardysin both lines of the sons of George of Bertie NC. At least one of theseindividuals has a son named Jesse… [ Culliver ] and the name Jesse was widelyused in the generations following in this line."

In the 1800 Census Pendleton Dist we find:
James Clement 00110-12001
Reubin Clement 13001-20201
Benjamin Clements 10100-00100
Benjamin Clements 10101 11010
Charles Clements 20210-00100
John Clements 31010-40010
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There was also a Thomas in Bertie Co in 1720s who was possibly the Thomas b.1700 Gloucester Co VA, brother of George who died 1729 in Bertie Co, NC.

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The descendants of Francis Clements of Surry Co. and Isle of WightCo. Va. Updated Jan. 16, 2005 by Pat Griffiths. 

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The fairy tale that someone invented years ago is the very reason I posted the correct, documented, account of Francis of Isle of Wight. Francis Sr was born in England in 1660. He was 22 years old when he arrived in VA in 1682 as documented in the apprentices records, "Apprentices to America". He was not the son of Jeremiah who had died before 1653 in VA,and who had no male heirs as was proven by the sale of all of his lands by his son in law in 1662. If he had a son the son would have inherited the land.Neither Francis nor John had any of Jeremiah's land. The most recent revised edition of "Adventurers of Purse and Person" has corrected this error which was the source of the fairy tale. Francis Sr died with a will in Isle of Wight Co in 1717/18. He named his son Francis Jr who died in 1721, with a will.Descendants of John of Surry and Francis of Surry/Isle of Wight have submitted to Y DNA testing and they are in two different universes, not even slightly related. You can thank the books "Adventurers of Purse and Person, 1st edition" and "Clements" for the disastrous genealogical error that has been spread like gospel through the Internet. If they had bothered with the VA records such a mistake would never have occurred.

The descendants of Francis Clements of Surry Co. and Isle of Wight Co. Va. Updated Jan. 16, 2005, January 8, 2013
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Francis Clements Sr. of Surry Co. Va. was born in England in 1660 and came to America in 1682 as an apprentice. (see "Apprentices to America".) We don't know who his parents were. He married c. 1685 Elizabeth Meriwether Clough, widow, and they had one known son, Francis Jr. who died single person in 1721. 
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Francis Sr. was not a son of either John Clements of Surry Co. (1631 - c.1710) or of Jeremiah Clements. The latter died without male heirs by 1657 as is proven by the disposition of all his lands by his daughter's husband, Henry Perry. John died by 1710 and named in his will his son John, and his wife Mary's children, Samuel, Ann and Mary Clements, and his grandchildren by his daughters. 
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Francis Sr. married before 1703 Lydia Laker Bleighton, widow of George Bleighton and probably the daughter of Benjamin Laker. They had children Benjamin, Thomas, Ann Browne, and Elizabeth Dudley. His estate appraisal in Prince George Co. in 1714 was for the purpose of selling off the slave property of Lydia's inheritance as they prepared to move from Surry Co. to Isle of Wight co. where he died in 1718.
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GENERATION TWO b. c. 1690 - 1717
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Francis Jr. (b. c. 1690, d. 1721) died single person.
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Benjamin, b. c. 1703 - 1710, married Judith Parker, dau. of Richard Parker, and had sons Benjamin Jr. (m. Elizabeth Williamson), Thomas (m. Amy MacLain), George (wife Lucy Washington), and six daughters. His will was proved in October 1778 in Southampton Co. VA, where he lived his entire life. He did not move to Gloucester Co VA, nor was he the one in Pittsylvania Co VA.
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Francis Sr.'s son Thomas, b. c. 1710, married Martha and had children Freeman b. 1735, James, Ann, Thomas and Robert b. 1744, Lockie b. 1748, and Joshua and John b. 1752, recorded in the Bristol Parish Register. There was a Thomas Clements who died in Beaufort Co, NC 1762. Probably Thomas from Gloucester.
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Mary married William Browne
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Elizabeth married Dudley.
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GENERATION THREE b. c. 1725 - 1745
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Benjamin Jr. (Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) married Elizabeth Williamson, daughter of Thomas Williamson, 1-13-1760. They had children Thomas Jr. (12-5-1760), Francis, John, Sarah Williamson, and Elizabeth . Benjamin Jr. lived on land his father left him in Southampton Co. on the Nottoway River. He bought land in Brunswick from his father in law. His will was written in Dec. 1778, two months after his father's.
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Thomas Sr. (Benjamin Sr. , Francis Sr..) was probably the one who married Amy MacLain in Lawrenceville in 1772. His will in 1786 names sons Benjamin and William, both under 18. Amy is in the 1787 Dinwiddie tax records and there with Benjamin in 1790, who continued to be in those tax records through 1820. A William Clements married Anne McCulloch there in 1786 but he was not the son of Thomas and Amy, who was only 14 at that time. This William may have been a gr grandson of John of Surry. Some researchers have attributed a son Francis to this Thomas Sr. I did not find a record of him. It is more likely his cousin Thomas b 1744 (Thomas, Francis).
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George (Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) married Lucy Washington. Their children were Elizabeth, Thomas Washington, James, Lucy, George, and Richard Parker. George lived on the Laker plantation he inherrited in Prince George Co. on Wards Creek. Some of George's children were named in the will of Benjamin Sr., George's father. 
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The six girls were Anna Clements, Elizabeth Butts, Sarah Butts, Judith Peete, Priscilla MacLain, and Lucy Gilliam.
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GENERATION FOUR
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Thomas Jr. (Benjamin Jr., Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) 1760-1797 married Martha Cocke 1782. He inherited land father bought from Pleasant Cocke.
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Francis (Benjamin Jr., Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) inherited land his father lived on and also land in NC inherrited from Thos. Williamson. In 1794 he married Rebecca Parker. They had children Francis, John, Elizabeth and Nancy)
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John (Benjamin Jr., Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) married Nancy Atkinson in 1797 He inherited his father's land in Brunswick Co.
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James (Benjamin Jr, Benjamin Sr, Francis Sr)
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Sarah Williamson married Hartwell Cocke
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Elizabeth Clements
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Benjamin (Thomas Sr., Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) b. after 1772, may be the one in Dinwiddie census in 1830 with a grandson? age 15-20 living with him. 
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William (Thomas Sr., Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) b. after 1772, may be the one living in Dinwiddie Co. tax list 1796 - 1812, with Benjamin.
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Thomas Washington (George, Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) Known as Washington Clements. b ca 1760
m Martha Edwards. Had one known son, Moses Clements Oct 24, 1793, d Dec 11, 1831 (wife Elizabeth Daughtry). Thomas W fought in the Rev War and War of 1812. His son, Moses fought in the War of 1812.
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James (George, Benjamin Sr, Francis Sr) married Lucretia Cotton. Children were Jeremiah, James, and Sally. He died by 1815
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George (George, Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) may have been the one who married Elizabeth Pierce 1790, or it may have been his cousin George from Gloucester Co VA. I have found no definite record of him.
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Richard Parker (George, Benjamin Sr., Francis Sr.) married Polly Butts in 1790. Richard and Polly had sons Washington b. 1792 and Monroe b. 1802.
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Washington and wife Nancy had Richard b. 1820, George W. b. 1822 and
Virginia b. 1827
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Monroe Sr. married Sally, and they had sons Richard b. 1830, John R. b. 
1832, Thomas J. b. 1833, and Fabius, b. 1835. I have found no further record of Monroe's family.
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GENERATION FIVE
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Moses Clements (Thomas W, George, Benjamin Sr, Francis Sr) was born 10-24-1793 and died 12-11-1831. His wife was Elizabeth Daughtry and they had children Thomas Lawrence 1817-1818, Louisa, Virginia, Dr Peregrine Clements 1822-1893, Lyurgus 1824-1866 (father of Dr Walter Clements of NC), Carolina, and Angerona.
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Washington and Nancy's son George W. married Mary A. Prince, and they had sons Edgar b. 1860, George W. b. 1864, Richard P. b. 1871, Moses Reuben, 1874-1949, and Monroe b 1878, d after 1956.
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Moses Reuben m. Lucy Storey and they had children Virginia, Mary, Archie Butts Clements, b. 1912, d Jan 2006,  Moses Reuben Jr 1917-1983 and Prince b 1921.
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This family migrated from Southampton Co. to Brunswick Co. 
and settled in northern Greensville Co.
This is a documented account of Francis of Surry Co and Isle of Wight Co VA.. Francis Clements Sr, who was born in England in 1660, was 22 years old when he arrived in VA in 1682 as documented in the apprentices records, "Apprentices to America". We don't know who his parents were. He was not the son of Jeremiah who had died before 1653 in VA, and who had no male heirs as was proven by the sale of all of his lands by his son in law in 1662. If he had a son, the son would have inherited the land. It was Law. Neither Francis nor John had any of Jeremiah's land. The most recent revised edition of "Adventurers of Purse and Person" has corrected this error which was the source of the fairy tale lineage.
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Francis Sr died with a will in Isle of Wight Co in 1717/18. He named his son Francis Jr who died in 1721 with a will, and sons Benjamin and Thomas. Descendants of John of Surry and Francis of Surry/Isle of Wight have submitted to Y DNA testing and they are in two different universes, not even slightly related. You can thank the books "Adventurers of Purse and Person, 1st edition" and "Clements" for the disastrous genealogical error that has been spread like gospel through the Internet. If they had bothered with the VA records before publishing books, such a mistake would never have occurred.
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revised Jan 8, 2013
My opinion about the mystery Clements in Dinwiddie Co, who were probably part of the family of Cpt Francis Clements.
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We KNOW that John Sr, b before 1764 and John Jr, b before 1784, and Reuben and Nicholas were family. The Dinwiddie 1812 tax record says that John, with Nicholas (b1789) and Reuben (b1791) were father and sons. And we know from the Amelia Co records that in 1812, Reuben and Moses met in Petersburg to enlist in the war of 1812. That connects them as family. And we know that Moses was the son of Thomas Washington Clements, son of George and Lucy of Prince George Co and brother of Richard Parker Clements from whom our DNA participant descends, all the family of Cpt Francis of Isle of Wight. So that tells me that we are looking for a John b before 1764 who could be the father of Nicholas, Reuben, and John Jr. The most likely candidate for that is John b 1744 in Prince George Co, son of Thomas who was the 2nd son of Cpt Francis of Isle of Wight and wife Lydia. John's birth or baptism record was in the Bristol Parish Register. Or he might be the grandfather and his son John Jr might be the father of Reuben and Nicholas. If John Jr was their father, he would have been born ca 1767, not 1783. But I feel certain that this is the ancestry of Nicholas and Reuben's line. The only alternative as I see it is if Reuben and Moses were brothers, and George and Lucy had a son John that has no other record. I always prefer to go with the known rather than speculate on the totally unknown. A DNA participant from the lineage of Nicholas b 1789 could confirm it one way or the other.  
Patricia Griffith
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Amelia Co record of Reuben and Moses Clements to meet in Petersburg to enlist in the War of 1812
This record connects Reuben (and Nicholas and their father John) with Thomas of Cpt Francis of Isle of Wight.
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1809 Dinwiddie tax, John b by 1763, John Jr b by 1784
1812 Dinwiddie tax, John Clements with sons Reuben and Nicholas
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1850 Dinwiddie census
Reuben Clements b 1791
no wife (Virginia Minetree, d 1849)
Virginia b 1831
John T b 1833
Edwin b 1835
Laura b 1838
Albino b 1840
Alice b 1842
Adelina b 1845
Ida b 1847
Dinwiddie 1850 census
Nicholas Clements (Clemmons) b 1789 d before 1860
Margaret b 1799
2 males b 1820 - 1825
2 males b 1825 - 1830
2 males b 1830 - 1835
1 male b 1835 - 1840 per 1830 and 1840 census
William N b 1830
Reuben b 1830
Albert b 1833
David b 1835
Eliz b 1823
Harriet b 1828
Virginia b 1837
Joseph b 1840
1860 Dinwiddie
John P Clements b 1824
Margaret 1796 (mother?)
Harriet b 1833
Virginia b 1840
Joseph b 1841
1880 Dinwiddie
John b 1824
Alice b 1833
John F b 1868 wife Sally
Charles C b 1871
Fred b 1874 wife Barbara
William b 1876 children of Fred and Barbara;
George, John, Leroy, and Charles
George had a son Earle b 1924 d c 2005

THIS LNE WAS NOT RELATED TO WM OF AMELIA CO OR CPT BENJAMIN OF PITSYLVANIA CO VA.

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Descendants of Charles Clements and Nancy Jack of Fayette Co. GA

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Contact Rollie Taylor at rollietaylor@sbcglobal.net for more information on this family.

Also included in this line are the descendants of CHARLES CLEMENTS and NANCY JACK of Fayette Co. GA. They were the parents of 10 children: (1) William b. 9 Dec 1796 (2) James Strong b. 8 Feb 1799, (3) Mary “Polly” b. 16 Jun 1801, (4) Adam C. b. 5 Aug 1804, (5) Lovic Pierce b. 5 Apr 1807, (6) Charles Jr. b. 12 Sep 1809, (7 ) Israel b. 29 May 1812, (8) Nancy b. 22 Jul 1815, (9) Jesse C. b. 20 Dec 1817, (10) Margaret C. b. 5 Sep 1820. Census records show that Mary, Adam, and Charles Jr. stayed in Georgia, but many descendants of Charles and Nancy moved to Texas after the Texas War for Independence and much information on this family line can be found in a published book entitled "The Clements Book - A History of the Family Covering a Period of 200 Years" written by J. J. Bishop in July 1958. Many of these Texas Clements lived in Cass and Coryell Counties in Texas. Some information of these Texas Clements which may be very helpful to researchers can be found on a website on the internet entitled "Descendants of Charles and James Clements."

The descendants of Charles Clements and Nancy Jacks have often been confused with the descendants of Charles Clements, son of Gabriel Clements, the Rev. War Soldier of S.C. who lived in SC before moving to Madison Co. GA where he was living in 1820. BUT, these are two distinctly different families with very different DNA markers. A descendant of Jesse C. Clements, son of Charles Clements and Nancy Jack is a member of our DNA Project and his DNA is a match with the Clements of GROUP 8. Gabriel Clements, the Rev. War Soldier of SC and father of Charles Clements of SC and Madison Co. GA ,is a descendant of the Cecil Co. MD Clements which is GROUP 10.

DESCENDANTS OF CHARLES AND NANCY (JACKS) CLEMENTS WHO WENT TO TEXAS ALSO ARE NOT RELATED TO THE EMANUEL CLEMENTS FAMILY OF LIMESTONE AND GONZALES COUNTIES IN TEXAS. A DESCENDANT OF EMANUEL CLEMENTS OF LIMESTONE AND GONZALES COUNTIES IN TEXAS IS A MEMBER OF OUR DNA PROJECT AND HIS DNA IS A PERFECT MATCH WITH THE CLEMENTS OF CECIL CO. MD. HOWEVER, THERE IS AN "ODDITY" IN THAT DESCENDANTS OF "BOTH" FAMILIES MARRIED INTO THE SAME WORNELL/WARNELL FAMILY. JAMES CLEMENTS, SON OF CHARLES AND NANCY JACK, MARRIED NANCY WORNEL …AND MARGARET CLEMENTS, SISTER OF EMANUEL CLEMENTS AND MARTHA HARDIN MARRIED NANCY’S BROTHER, RICHARD WILLIAM WORNELL … BUT, NO OTHER CONNECTION HAS BEEN FOUND YET BETWEEN THESE TWO CLEMENTS FAMILIES.

GROUP 9. There are 12 members in this group - Tests 25838, 35829,89468, 192657, 114297, 149301, 121527, 180897, 71859, 177535, 150733, 45073.  Not much is known about the ancestors of this group. and they do not know how they connect. 


GROUP 10.   Contact;Linda Kaye Cope Lanier, lkcopelanier@hotmail.com

There are 25 members in this group (24 are in the FamilyTreeDNAtest project plus 1 other person whose DNA test was done atanother DNAlab).   They all have test results where their DNAmatches either12/12, 11/12, 25/25,or 24/25. This is absolutely conclusiveevidence that all 22of them come from a common ancestor.

The common ancestor for this group is ClementJorransson and hisson Anders Clementsson, who were immigrant settlers in NewSweden, Delaware, thefourth major colonial establishment in America, foundedin1636. This was provenmany years ago, by a Clements family researcher, C. D."Charles"Clements of Georgia, was able to trace his known ancestor,Andrew Clements who marriedRebecca Brown, to Cecil Co. Maryland and one"Andrew Clements" who hadbecome a naturalized citizen of that statein 1774. One member of this DNA groupis a descendant of the same family asC.D. “Charles” Clements.

THE CLEMENTS OF CECIL CO. MD by Linda Kaye Cope Lanier containsmore recent research on this family.  The Clements family of Cecil Co. MDdescends from a Swedish Finn by the name of Clement Joransson who arrived inNew Sweden, Delaware in 1641. He was joined by his son, Anders,in 1654. Thefamily surname of "Clements" actually came from Clement Joransson’sgiven name. The Swedes and Finns did not commonly have surnames.Their childrenwere given a name and then referred to as the son or daughter o f"theirfather's given name". As an example, the son of Clement Joransson, whosegiven name was Anders, then became "Anders Clementsson". (Had therebeen a daughter born, she would have been known by her given name, followed by"Clementsdotter".) Clement JORANASSON was born in 1600 in SunneParish, Finland and died unknown. He had one child, a son named Anders. He wasone of the earliest settlers in New Sweden, Delaware. His arrival in ColonialAmerica in 1641 was, however, not of his own choosing. His homeland of SunneParish, Finland, had become part of Sweden. He was one of the "Finnishfarmers who practiced slash and burn agriculture common in Finland, but notpopular in Sweden, whose government had deemed the practice to be a crime,calling it burn-beating." Clement was convicted of "burn-beating"by the Swedish government in 1641 and sentenced to "settlement in NewSweden".

Clement was one of twenty-seven people who set sail fromGothenburg, Sweden aboard the Kalmer Nyckel in July, 1641, and arrived at NewSweden on November 7, 1641. Clement’s wife and son were left behind in Sweden.New Sweden records show that Clement is listed as a laborer in the cultivationof tobacco on the Plantation at Upland in 1644. In 1648, he is listed as a“freeman” and had had been given land farther north in some of the “untamedwilderness” of the colony.

In 1654, thirteen years after Clement was forced to leave his wifeand son in Sweden, his son, Anders, joined him in New Sweden. ClementJoransson’s son, Anders Clementsson, was born in 1640 in prob.SunneParish, Varmland, Sweden.  Anders died in Cecil Co. MD on 11 Oct 1687.

Anders Clementson (aka Andrew Clements) arrived in New Sweden inColonial America in May 1654 on board the ship, "The Orne(Eagle)" tojoin his father. The ship had sailed from Gothenborg, Sweden in February 1654.Upon his arrival in New Sweden, he served as a soldier at Fort Christina. In1655, New Sweden was captured by the Dutch and some of the Swedish Finns leftthe colony and moved to Maryland, including Andrew, his wife, and two sons,Clement and Andrew. Andrew was granted "denization" by the governmentof Maryland on July 29, 1661. A 400 acre tract of land on the south side of theElk River was surveyed for "Andrew Clemerson" on July 29, 1662.Andrew's plantation, called Clementson" was located in Cecil Co. MD. Hebecame a naturalized citizen in Maryland on June 6, 1674. On his naturalizationpapers, he was described as a Swede, formerly of New Amstel, Delaware.

Anders first married UNKNOWN. They had thef ollowing children: i.Clement (~1660-~1704)   ii.  Andrew  (1662-~1704)  iii. Cornelius (~1664-1714).  Anders second married IngeborgUnknown and they had the following children:  iv. John (~1667-1709) v. Henry (~1672-1709)   vi. Michael  (1680-~1726)  vii.  Jacob (~1674-1709)  viii.  Matthias  (1682-1709).   

Ander's will was written July 30, 1685 andproven October 11, 1687in Cecil Co. MD.  Descendants of Anders Clementsson continued to live inCecil Co. MD for many years after his death,but by 1750 there were no familiesliving in Cecil Co. MD who carried the Clements surname.  There were a fewdescendants of Andrew Clements still living there at that time, but they wereall female descendants.

At the present time, the only male descendants who carry theClements surname (or some variant spelling of the name)from the AndersClementsson  line of Cecil Co. MD are probably descendants of threebrothers, Andrew, Joseph, and Cornelius Clements, sons of Gabriel Clements(proven grandson of Anders Clementsson) and Sarah Brown who were residents ofCecil Co. MD in the very early 1700s and their five children are listed in thebirth register of St. Stephens Parish. Gabriel died leaving four sons (Andrew,Joseph, Isaac, and Cornelius) and a daughter (Sarah), all minors.  Atthe present time no information has been found on two of the children (Isaacand Sarah), but a great deal of information as been found on three of the sons(Andrew, Joseph, and Cornelius).

Apparently, Andrew, Joseph and their brother, Cornelius decided toleave their native Cecil Co. MD in the company of Andrew's father-in-law,Edward Brown, and join the large group of Americans who were venturing southinto Virginia and further into North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.Colonial records of Georgia and South Carolina have placed Andrew, Joseph, andCornelius in those states dating from 1749.

Two members inthis y-DNA test group are proven descendants of Gabriel Clements, son of AndrewClements and Rebecca Brown.   A solid paper trail of evidenceestablishes this Gabriel Clements as a descendant of Clement Joransson andAnders Clementsson.   Since the other 20 members of this group havematching DNA with these two members, this establishes the ancestral family lineof the rest of the group also to be descendant of Clement Joransson and Anders Clementsson. This Gabriel Clements was married to Nancy "Unknown".   Heis the Gabriel Clements who inherited land near Orangeburg Co. SC from hisgrandfather, Edward Brown, the father of Rebecca Brown.

A descendant of Clement Jorransson and Andrew Clementsson, LouisePowell Dobbs, found documented evidence that proved that her known ancestor,Cornelius Clements of Rutherford Co. NC, who married Susannah Goforth, was theson of Joseph Clements, brother of Andrew Clements who married Rebecca Brown.Her application, along with the documented evidence, was accepted by theSwedish Colonial Society, a group that allows into its membership ONLY provendescendants of immigrants who settled New Sweden.  One member ofour DNA group is a proven descendant of Andrew Clements of Rutherford Co. NC, abrother of Cornelius Clements, the ancestor of Louise Powell Dobbs.

One member isa proven descendant of Gabriel Clements and Mary Watts.

Researchers for years identified Gabriel Clements, husband of NancyUnknown and Gabriel Clements, husband of Mary Watts, to be the same person.However, recent research points to the fact that they are two different persons- definitely related, but from different families.

Three members ofour group are proven descendants of Clement Clements, a Revolutionary Warsoldier, whose war records prove that he is a brother of Gabriel Clements whomarried Mary Watts.

One member isa descendant of Cornelius Clements of Darlington Co. SC who married MaryRegister.  One member is a descendant of Joshua Clements,also of  Darlington Co. SC.  It is believed that Cornelius and Joshuaare probably brothers.

The test results of One member whose test wasdone by another lab (not the Family Tree y-DNA lab used by the rest of thegroup) were sent to us by that lab because his results were a 12/12 match withthis group so his name and test numbers do not show up on our chart. However,he is still a member of this DNA group. He is a proven descendant of JosephEverett Clements, believed to be the son of Jacob Clements and Sarah Beasley ofEmanuel and Laurens Counties in GA. This family relationship is yet to beproven, but records of this family strongly suggest this to be true. Theresearch on this family also strongly suggests that Jacob was probably abrother of Joseph Clements of Laurens Co. GA who married 1st Elizabeth Registerand 2nd Elizabeth “Betsy” Mims. One member of our group is adescendant of Joseph Clements and Elizabeth “Betsy” Mims. Records of JacobClements and Joseph Clements, also not yet proven, strongly suggest that theyare closely related to Cornelius Clements of Darlington Co. SC and to JosephClements, progenitor of the very large Clements familyof Irwin Co. GA.

Severalmembers of this group  have ancestors who are found in Tuscaloosa Co.ALand Walker Co. AL in the early 1800s.  Two members aredescendants of Gabriel Clements, born 1796 in SC, One member isa descendant of Joseph Clements, born 1803 in TN, and Three members aredescendants of Jacob Clements, born 1809 in TN who married Luanna Busby.Gabriel, Joseph and Jacob are the sons of Thomas Brenard Clements and MaryEvans. No census record for Thomas for 1800 has been found, but records showthat he was living in Tennessee in 1800 which does not have a census record forthat year. He then went to Kentucky for a brief time where he is listed onthe1810 Hardin Co. KY Census, then went back to Tennessee where he lived from1810 to just after 1820 when he moved to Tuscaloosa Co. AL. There are tenfamilies of Clements listed on the 1830 Tuscaloosa Co. AL Census, all of whomare listed with the spelling of "Clemmonds". Thomas is listed as T.Clemmonds and his age is 60-70 years. He is listed as Thomas Clemmons on the1840 TuscaloosaCo. AL Census as 70-80 years old. Recent research has proventhat Thomas Clements’ wife was Mary Evans, daughter of Robert Evans who died inPerry Co.AL in the 1830s and listed in his will is his daughter Mary and herhusband,Thomas Clements.  His sons, Jacob, Joseph , Andrew, Gabriel, ThomasJr.,and William are also listed on that 1840 Census. In 1850, Thomas Sr. haddied,but his sons Gabriel, Thomas, and Andrew are still on the Tuscaloosa Co.ALCensus, Jacob is in the next county (Walker) and Joseph and William had movedto Mississippi and are listed on the Panola Co. MS Census.

Twomembers are descendants of JacobClements and Frances Sims who were also residents of Tuscaloosa Co. AL in theearly 1800s.  It is a known fact that Jacob was in Green Co. KY in1805. It is also known that Jacob went to TN after leaving Green Co. KY so hewas also in the same area as Thomas Brenard Clements at the same time and bothof these families then moved on to Tuscaloosa Co. AL.  We have proof thatall of the Tuscaloosa Co. AL Clements of the early 1800s were all descendantsof the Cecil Co. MD Clements except for one family who are descendants ofReubin Clements who belongs to another Clements line.

Onemember is a descendant of William W.Clements, born 2 Nov 1802 in Hardin Co. KY, son of Mannan Clements and wife, MargaretEvans.   Recent research has proven that Mannan’s  wife, Margaret, was Margaret Evans, daughterof Robert Evans (and a sister of Mary Evans who married Thomas Clements). Listed in the will of Robert Evans of Perry Co. AL is his daughter, MargaretClements.  Mannan Clements is listed on the 1805 Green Co. KY tax listnext to the name of Jacob Clements (who married Frances Sims). Mannan died inBedford Co. TN in 1810,proven by Bible records in the possession of hisdescendants. William married Ann Thacker and is listed on the1850 and 1860Walker Co. AL Census records living near the family of Jacob Clements. He diedin 1863 in Bedford Co. TN.

Onemember is a descendant of EmanuelClements who was born 20 May 1813 in KY, son of William Clements, bornabout1770, and his wife Unknown Polk. William is listed on the 1810 Hardin Co.KY Census, and the 1820 and 1830 Hart Co. KY Census records. He purchased landin Wayne Co. TN about 1829 and moved his family there where he died in 1839. Probate records in that county provide the names of his children and someof their spouses. Descendants of this family were among the earliest settlersinTexas soon after its Independence from Mexico.

Threemembers are descendants of AndrewClement who married Sarah Skaggs in 1793 in Green Co. KY. One member's ancestoris Mannan Clements, eldest child of Andrew and Sarah,and the ancestor of twomembers is William Wesley Clement, the youngest son of Andrew and Sarah. Earlyresearch on Andrew Clement is problematic as it was done initially byresearchers of the Skaggs family which centered more on the Skaggs and less onthe families of the spouses. That research says that Andrew Clement was born 19April 1769 in NC. A descendant of Andrew and Sarah who was a contributor to theSkaggs Family Research stated that Andrew's parents were James Clement, born inAmherst Co. VA, a descendant of the Clements of Amelia Co. VA, and his wifeCatherine. This was actually a "theory" based on the known fact thatthis James Clemet actually came to Barren Co. KY about 1800 (where Andrew wasalso living in 1800) and died there leaving a widow, his second wife, and someminor children . James' brother, Vachel Clement, then came to Barren Co. KY andhelped settle the estate of his deceased brother. DNA test results of thesethree members, proven descendants of Andrew and Sarah,PROVE that this James isnot the father of Andrew. The discovery that Jacob Clements and Mannan Clementswere in Green Co. KY in 1805, and Thomas Brenard Clements and William Clementswere in nearby Hardin Co KY, places them in the same county and nearby countyas Andrew Clement during the same time frame. It is believed that Jacob,Mannan, Thomas Brenard, William and Andrew Clements are brothers, sons of AbrahamClements, son of Joseph of Cecil Co. MD.

One member is a descendant of Richard William Oxnam Clements who was born in England in1823.  How he fits into the Anders Clementson family is quite a mysterythat is still being researched.  

One member who isa descendant of Mathew Clements and Jealles Douglas does not appear to be amatch with this group according to his haplogroup and his DNA numbers; however,it is a proven fact that this Mathew Clements is a son of Clement Clements,Revolutionary War Soldier, and the fact that this member does not match withthe rest of the group has to be the result of some extraordinary event such asan adoption, an illegitimate birth, or a child of a much loved neighbor who wasleft homeless and taken in my a Clements family and raised by the Clementsname.

One member who isa descendant of Noble Clements also does not appear to be a match with thisgroup according to his haplogroup and his DNA numbers; however, there is strongevidence to the that the mother of Noble Clements is probably Eleanor Clements whowas listed on the 1820 Madison Co. GA Census living next to Charles Clements, andthat she is most probably a sister of Charles Clements, son of Gabriel Clementsand Nancy Unknown.   There is documentedevidence that shows that there was a strong family bond between Noble Clementsand the two daughters (Mary Jane and Harriet) of Charles Clements.  Benjamin Witcher and Mary Jane Clements andtheir children were living two households away from Noble on the 1840Census.  Also, Noble Clements witnessedthe will of James Graham, husband of Harriet Clements.  This person is a match with a person whosesurname is Jenkins.  An interesting bitof information is that there were two households in 1820 Madison Co. GA withthe surname of Jenkins.     Thefact that this member does not match with the rest of the group has to be theresult of some extraordinary event such as an adoption, an illegitimate birth,or a child of a much loved neighbor who was left homeless and taken in my aClements family and raised by the Clements name.



GROUP 11. Tests 50440, 49794, and N95354.   50440 Francis Marion Clemmons born 1841 Monroe Co Ky d 1918 and 49794 Wm Clemmons born 1815 VA, son Jn Wesley, son Wm M Clemmons. They do not yet know how they connected.
 
GROUP 12. 28 members in this group; Patricia Griffith, OldVaLady@aol.com ; Bill Clement, wpclement60@yahoo.com These participants all match proven descendants of the family of John Clements of King William / Hanover Co. VA 1655-1749, through his sons William, Stephen, and Simon. His son John, who seemingly settled in Petersburg VA, now has a matching representation in the DNA project results.

The documented sons were William (of Amelia Co VA), John b 1687 no further record, Stephen of Goochland Co VA, and Simon of Granville Co NC. Based on all the extant records and the corresponding dates, as well as DNA matching,

William Clement of Amelia Co VA was the son of John of Hanover Co. He was born c 1680-1683, not 1670, and died 1760. His wife was Ann, surname possibly Parker. He had four sons; Benjamin born c 1703, William born c 1707, John born c 1710, Francis born c 1720, and daughters Elizabeth, Barsheba and Ann. Gen. I John Clement born c 1655-1660 d Hanover Co VA 1748. wives Elizabeth (Terry?) 1st, Isabell 2nd children named in will; Wm, John, Stephen, Simon. John and Stephen were deceased in 1747 at the writing of the will. Gen. II William, John, Stephen and Simon; WILLIAM Clement born c 1680-1681 migrated from King Wm Co VA to Amelia Co in 1735, at c age 55; d Amelia Co 1760. wife Anne (probably Parker) Children; Benjamin born c 1703, William Jr born c 1707, John born c 1710 and Francis born c 1720; daus Eliz, Barsheba and Ann. (more on these 4 sons of William will follow on Gen III) JOHN JR 1687-c1746 wife Mary probable sons John b c 1708, William b c 1710, Reuben and David.

There are two participants who match the other descendants of John of Hanover whose ancestor seems to have been John Jr, son of John of King Wm /Hanover Co and wife Elizabeth (Terry?), b Abingdon Parish 1687. They are the descendant of John Clements who died in King Wm Co in 1767, and the descendant of David Clements b c 1740, who migrated from Petersburg VA to GA c 1792. John died testate, as a young man in 1767, with a young son Wm Martin Clements who became the father of Young I Clements b King Wm Co c 1798. We are still working on how he connects exactly to John Jr.

The other participant who undoubtedly descends from John Jr is David, who may have been the youngest son of John Jr. and Mary. David Clements, b c 1730-1745. He lived in Petersburg, and died in GA in 1805 and his descendants have a family history written by one of his grandsons as well as a well researched genealogy of the family. His unknown wife died c 1790 and he migrated to GA c 1793. He is in the Dinwiddie tax records from 1787 - 1792. In 1791 he received a land grant in Greensville Co VA which he sold in 1792 to Eppes Squire. In 1790 he was appointed administrator of the estate of Reuben Clements, dec. In 1793 he migrated to GA with his family, sons JOHN b 1768, STEPHEN b 1772, and DAVID b 1778. A grgrgrandson of son Stephen is a DNA participant. Most of the men in this family are MDs. STEPHEN Clements (JOHN) b c 1692, d. 1746 Goochland Co testate. wife Elizabeth (Wright?) sons were, John, Wm Right 1722-1803, Thomas, Stephen Jr, and James last. John m Eliz Houchens 1755, sons John, James and Stephen stayed in Goochland. William Right 1722-1803, m 1st Elizabeth ?, sons Stephen, Wm R Jr b 1746 m Isabella Hilliard 1768, and daughter, Elizabeth m. Joseph Alexander Roberts. He 2nd married Mary Wright, sons James b 1757, Jesse b 1760, John and Francis. Wm Jr and Isabella migrated to Amherst Co. They were the grandparents of James Porter Landlord Clements. Other descendants went to KY, OH, IN, and MO.

There are 4 DNA participants descended from Stephen of Goochland. SIMON Clement b c 1717,d 1800 Granville Co NC testate, youngest son of John of Hanover; wives Susannah 1st, Mary Pridom 2nd ; children named in will: Obadiah, Zephaniah, Stephen, Simon, John, Sarah Jones, Anne Terry, Samuel, William, Simeon, Anthony, Isabell, Mary, Susannah. There are 4 DNA participants descended from Simon Clement of Granville Co NC. Gen. III Cpt. Benjamin Clement of Pittsylvania Co VA (Wm Sr, John), born c 1703 King William Co VA, d 1780 Pittsylvania Co VA. wife was Susannah Hill children were; Stephen born 1732, Isaac born 1733, Benjamin born 1735, David born 1737 died as a baby, Adam born 1739, John born 1743, James born 1745, and Daniel born 1749 died as a baby. daughters; Jeriah, Eliz, Rachel, Susannah William Clement Jr (Wm Sr, John) born c 1707, d Amelia Co Va 1765-66 1st wife Mary (Harwood?) children; Isham born c 1737, Mary, Martha, Rebecca, and William III born Jan 27, 1750. 2nd wife Ann Walker m 1758 children Edmund Walker Clement born 1759, John, and Ann John Clement (Wm Sr, John) born c 1710 d c 1791, m Frances Booker 1745 Wife Frances died Sept 1758 children Jean and Frances Francis Clement (Wm Sr, John) born c 1720, d 1764 Charlotte Co VA wife Elizabeth Cox, children (underage in 1764) Wm (Wm Francis?), Stephen, Judith, and Mary.

A William Francis Clements /Clemmons migrated to Breathitt Co KY. Descendants there have a family tradition that he had been born in Pittsylvania Co VA and migrated to western VA and on to KY. His first son was named Benjamin, possibly after his uncle in Pittsylvania Co VA who probably raised the small children after their father died in 1764.

There are 2 descendants of this line in the DNA project whose results match those of the rest of the family of John of Hanover and Wm of Amelia. Gen IV Isham Clement (Wm Jr, Wm Sr, John) born c 1737 m Sarah Scott 1760, and had children Joseph C, Isham, Frances M, William C, Mary Harwood, Nancy, Eliz, Martha M, Judith, Sarah William Clement III ( Wm Jr, Wm Sr, John) b Jan 27, 1750 m Ales (Aley) Hannah Gilbert and had children Parker b 1774, Sally b 1777, Chaney Caroline b 1779, Cassie b 1781, Benjamin Gilbert Clement b March 12, 1783, Frances b 1786, Wm Jr b 1789, Martha b 1792, Eliz b 1795, and David Henry b Aug 21, 1799.

There is much incorrect data and guestimations at dates on the Internet. This record is the work of several descendants and is based on records and not false guesswork. Intense work went into this record, and it is as close to accurate as we can get. My dates differ from other researchers. I have found that too many speculated dates have been based on pure guesswork and not on the data available. I started with the 1680-83 birth year for William of Amelia based on the fact that when he migrated to Amelia Co from King William Co in 1735 he was not more than 55 years old. I do not believe that a 65 year old man, in 1735, was migrating into virgin wilderness. Most 65 year old men in 1735 were either writing their wills or already dead. I have worked from the known dates to estimate the approximate dates. Dates that are approximate are preceded by the traditional genealogical symbol for "about", which is "c", the symbol for circa which is Latin for about. The outdated misinformation about William of Amelia was the work of a descendant about 75-100 years ago. Her date of Wm's birth was speculated several generations ago by the assumption that he was the son Benjamin of Gloucester and ignorance of the fact that he was the son of John of Hanover. Her record was based on a very scanty search and the lack of DNA testing at the time. We have searched all of the VA records and there is no other William who could have been the son named in John of Hanover's will. That and the fact that William was in Amelia Co with his youngest brother Simon is strongly conclusive. DNA testing of descendants confirms it. Even prior to DNA testing, the evidence showing that William was not the son of Benjamin of Gloucester is found in the Abingdon Parish records which name the children of Benjamin; sons were Richard, Benjamin, Thomas and George (in another record). No William.

This has been an intense, on location, 5 year search based on a comprehensive search of all of the Clements lines in early VA, substantiated by DNA findings. William was the son of John and he was born c 1680, not 1670. Based on all the extant records and the corresponding dates, William Clement of Amelia Co VA was the son of John of Hanover, b c 1680- 1683, and died 1760. William Francis Clemmons may be the son of Francis Clements who d. Amelia Co. VA 1764, son of William of Amelia d. 1760. Test #27745, he has one mutation on the 3rd marker, and is an 11/12 match to the rest of the group. Another descendant of William Francis Clemmons is a 12/12 match for 27745, and an 24/25 match for the main group. They have a family legend of relationship to the Amelia / Pittsylvania Co Clements. Participant 19607 has two mutations on the 10th and 11th markers but he is a proven paper trail member of this group. Test # 38975. David Clements b. c.1745 VA, migrated from Petersburg VA to GA c.1792. He was probably the grandson of John, the missing son of John of Hanover Co VA c. 1660-1749, who seemed to have settled in Petersburg VA leaving a large family of related Clements in the area. Test # 10868 This participant is descended from William III, the son of William Jr, son of Wm Sr of Amelia Co VA, c1680-1760, son of John of Hanover Co VA. Wm III was in Bedford Co. VA in 1776 with his wife's family and in 1777 he sold the land that he had inherited by the will of his father Wm c 1707-1765. His son Benjamin and grandson Samuel Gilbert Clements were, and descendants are in Greensville Co. VA. William of Amelia Co who died 1760 was probably born c. 1680, not 1670, the first son of John of King Wm and Hanover Co VA. John b. 1687 (Abingdon Parish records) who was deceased before 1748, was a son of John of Hanover; widow Mary. Stephen of Goochland, 1692-1746 was a son of John of Hanover Simon Clement was the youngest son of John of Hanover I repeat, our dates differ from other researchers.

I have found that too many speculated dates have been based on pure guesswork and not on the data available. I started with the 1680-83 birth year for William of Amelia based on the fact that when he migrated to Amelia Co from King William Co in 1735 he was not more than 55 years old. I do not believe that a 65 year old man, in 1735, was migrating into virgin wilderness. Most 65 year old men in 1735 were either writing their wills or already dead. I have worked from the known dates to estimate the approximate dates. Dates that are approximate are preceded by the traditional genealogical symbol for "about", which is "c", the symbol for circa which is Latin for about (not abt).


GROUP 13. Tests 23497, 22802, 108751, and N64068.  The common ancestor of three of these members is Henry Clements b 1821 Ireland, who settled in Iowa and died there in 1905. He was a 19th Century immigrant from Ireland and some participants in Ireland are the goal to determine their earlier connections.  The ancestor of one member is unknown as he was adopted.

GROUP 14. [86996 & 112114] contact Carol Clemens cclemens318@roadrunner.com

This branch of the Clemens/Clements family can be traced to Jacob Clements I, born in Germany about 1709. The following is the ancestral line for both of the participants with the following exception: [86996] branches of from in the 4th generation from George Washington Clements 1841-1906.

Generation 1: Jacob Clements (I) (1709 - ? ) Jacob I arrived in New York in about 1766 with two brothers (possibly Matthew and Phillip) and at least one son, Jacob II. Wife may have been Margarethe (Unknown). His spouse was probably deceased since no mention of her can be found in New York.

FROM: The History Of Herkimer County p.397 While in Wurtemberg, Germany on a visit, Peter Hasenclever pictured to the German peasants the wonders of the new world in such glowing colors that a number of them consented to emigrate. Hasenclever provided them with means for their passage to his settlement, and agreed to supply them and their families with subsistence for three years in return for their service. He built an ashery, probably the first frame building, and the first manufactory of any kind within the present bounds of Schuyler. .......Potash and other products were shipped by Hasenclever down the Mohawk in flat boats, and merchandise and provisions returned in the same manner. He also began to build a saw-mill on a small stream flowing into the Mohawk. This settlement he named "New Petersburg." Over thirty log houses were built for the people employed by Hasenclever, among whom were families named, Bridenbecker, Staring, Bargy, CLEMENS, Widrig, Oyer, Finster, Keller, Steinway and others. The Revolutionary War was the cause of the destruction and abandonment of New Petersburg. The business of the ashery and the trading were broken up and Hasenclever left the country for good. The ashery stood on land now owned by Luther P. Staring.

Denizations, Naturalizations, and Oaths of Allegiance in Colonial New York by Kenneth Scott and Kenn Stryker-Rodda (p. 19) list both a Matthew and Philip Clemens as pledging their allegiance on March 8, 1773

From-Report of the State Historian, Vol II, p. 856: A Matheas (Matthew) and Phillip Clemens were noted together in Capt. Marx Petry's Company at Bonets Field May 9, 1767 Generation II: Jacob Clements (II) (1760 -1837) Born in Saarbrucken, Germany on Jan. 14, 1760 – Died in Alder Creek, NY Oct 1840

Jacob II left Germany with his family when he was 6 years old (1766). He fought with his father in the Battle of Oriskany in 1777 against British forces under St. Ledger. Their names are on the Battle Monument in Oriskany. He served in the 4th Regiment (Bellinger's) of the Tryon County Militia, German Flatts, Western District at Oriskany. Jacob is listed by the DAR as Jacob Clements who served as a private from New York. He did receive a pension of $80 per year. He enlisted March 12, 1777 and was discharged on March 12, 1780. Jacob fought at the Battle of Oriskany and went with the troops that followed Butler in his retreat through the northern part of Herkimer Co. when Butler was killed at "Butler's Ford" in the town of Ohio, Herkimer Co., NY.

Jacob apparently was married twice, according to Phyllis Smith Oyer's book, Oyer and Allied Families Supplement 1, Rochester, NY, 1994. In this book, it says that Jacob and his first wife, Eva Catharine Keller married in 1781 and had 3 children: Johann Jacob (note: this is Jacob III), Appollonia, and Margaretha (Margaret). It then says that Jacob married Eva Catharine Steinwax on July 25, 1786. Their children were: Michael, Johannes, Daniel, George, Mary and Peter.

Generation III: Jacob Clements (III) (1781 – 1858) Born in E. Schuyler, NY on August 6, 1781 – Died on August 17, 1858 Spouse Eva Cress (Eshwood) 9 children: 1.Matthew Titus Clemens – about 1810 2.*Peter Clemens –1811 - 1894 3.Benjamin Clemens –1813 - 1863 4.Elizabeth “Betsy” Clemens –1815 - 1868 5.Matthieas Clemens – about 1817 6.Johannes (John) Clemens – 1821 – 1890 7.Catherine Clemens- 1824 -1906 8.Phillip Clemens – 1825 – 1874 9.David Clemens – 1830 – 1864 (Died in Andersonville Prison, GA) Generation IV: Peter Clemens (1811 – 1894) Born March 8, 1811 in Schuyler, NY – Died July 10, 1836 in Steuben, NY Spouse: Ruby Ann Blasier 11 children 1.*Martin Van Buren Clemens – 1838 – 1856 2.Eva Lida Clemens – 1840 – 1924 3.George Washington Clemens 1841-1906 4.Martha Almina Clemens 1833-1866 5.Sarah Elizabeth Augusta Clemens 1846-1920 6.Johnson Roland Clemens 1853-1854 7.John J. Clemens 1856 -1863 8.Mary Roselma Clemens 1856-1940 9.Ruby Clemens about 1860 10.Viola Clemens 1860 11.Josephine Clemens Aug 1862- Oct1862 Generation V: Martin Van Buren Clemens (1838 – 1917) Born June 20, 1838 in Steuben, NY – Died Oct 1917 in Redfield, NY) Spouse: Elizabeth Jane Warren 5 children 1.Allie Bell Clemens 1861-1862 2.Alice May Clemens 1864-1943 3.Ophelia Alberta Clemens 1865 – 1924 4.Everett Martin Clemens 1870-1871 5.*George Everard Clemens 1872 – 1931 Generation VI: George Everard Clemens (1872-1931) Born August 19, 1872 in Redfield, NY – Died September 27, 1931 in Orwell, NY Spouse: Ada Coral Thomas 2 children 1.Earl Stanton Clemens (1895-1977) 2.Ruby Clemens (1892-1962) GROUP 15. [86792 & 86866]. [86866] is a descendant of Jean Hilaire Clement, 1776. Baptized 1`9 Nov 1776 St. Martin, Chantenay, Nantes France, son of Hilaire Clement & Tarsile NaQuin; brother of Marie; on list of Acadians at Nantes Sep 1784, unnamed, with widowed father and sister; sailed to LA on LeSt.Remi, age 8. [86792] is an 11/12 match.

Group 15.  [86792, 86866, and 173062]  The origin of one member is unknown.  One is a descendant of Martin Benoit Clement, b. 1643 in Normandy, France, and one is a descendant of Oliver Clement.

GROUP 16. [107236 & 107238] This father and son are descendants of 1st Gen. Hans Clement b. abt 1685. 2nd Gen. Joachim Clement born 25 Nov 1711 Killin, Pommern, Prussia. 3rd Gen. Friedrich Clemens born 9 Mar 1734 Killin Pommern, Prussia. 4th Gen. Ernst Gottlieb Clemens born 16 Nov 1764 KillinPommern Prussia. 5th Gen. August Friedrich Clemens born 23 Aug 1793 Kollin Pommern, Prussia 6th Gen. August Ferdinand Clemens born Jul 1824 7th Gen. August Ferdinand Clemens born 1856 Strebelow, Pommern, Prussia 8th Gen. Anton Emil Clemens born 24 Feb 1890 Jamestown, Stutsman, ND, USA

Group 17.  [115363, N6911, & 59585]  Two of these three are actually descendants of a person whose surname is MARTIN, but they are a DNA match with a person who is a descendant of William R. Clements, born 1821 in Tipton Co. TN.
 
GROUP 18. [16545, 94460, 136445, and 187203] Only known info on this group is that the ancestor of [16645] is Johnson Clement born in 1810 in SC; married Frances Allen who was born in 1817; Johnson and Frances lived at Springplace, GA before moving to AR; homesteaded 160 acres of land in Benton Co. AR in 1876; died in AR in 1889; buried in Centerton Cemetery near Bentonville, AR. Frances died in 1892 and is buried in the same cemetery as her husband. Children of Johnson and Frances Clement were Levi, b. 1838; Elizabeth, b. 1839; James C., b. 1841; John A., b. 1844; Stephen, b. 1848; Mary, 1852; Lula Florence, b. 1856; and Jefferson Calhoun, b. 1859. [94460] is a 12/12 match. 
 
GROUP 19. [36433 & 82209]. These two are a 25 marker match but do not share a common surname and have no idea how they might be related.

[36433] is a proven descendant of Noble Clements born abt 1806 Madison Co. GA, said to be the son of Charles Clements and Sarah Glider who were also residents of Madison Co. GA. Charles was the son of Gabriel Clements, the Revolutionary War Soldier of SC and his first wife, Nancy; however, his DNA is NOT a match with other descendants of Gabriel Clements.   [82209] is a proven descendant of David Jenkins (1835-1881) Roane Co. TN.   Since these two are a 25/25 marker match, it is a certainty they are related.  It is possible that Noble Clements was the son of an unmarried sister of Charles Clements and that he took the surname of his unmarried mother and not of his natural father.  It is proven that Noble Clements was involved in the family matters of the two daughters of Charles Clements, acting as a witness to will of the husband of one of the daughters, which gives credence to the idea that Noble Clements was raised in the household of Charles Clements. 

Group 20.  [48914 & N70585].  Family connection between these two is unknown; however, both are descendants of an ancestor from the United Kingdom.

Group 21.  [76699 & 115289].  One of these members is a descendant of Reuben Clements who was born 1791, died in 1881 inPetersburg, VA;  the other is a descendant of John Clements born about 1783 in VA.

Group 22.  [N64831 & 48913].  Both are of German ancestry.  #48913 is a descendant of Gerhard Clemens, born 1680 in Germany, died 1745 in PA.

Group 23.  [86795 & 85429]  One is of Irish descent, the other is a descendant of Ephraim Tucker, SR who died 1759 in Tolland Co. CT.

Group 24.  [127210 & 63787].  The ancestry of #63787 is Samuel Clements b 1800, Six Mile Cross, Northern Ireland.

Several participants in our group are in the UNASSIGNED LIST, meaning that they do not have a match with anyone else in the project. One of those on the Unassigned List is Test Kit #N54215. His ancestry is listed below. If anyone out there is also a descendant of this family, please contact us.

Ancestors of N54215: 1. John Clements b. abt 1733, Augusta VA, d. 1777, Rowan Co. NC. Married Elizabeth Keturah Thompson, b. abt 1733, maybe Irland, residences in Fayette Co. VA, Augusta Co. VA, d. 1826, Montgomery Co. KY. 2. Roger Clements b. 1762, Augusta VA, d. 1835, Montgomery Co. KY. Served in the Rev. War from Rowan Co. NC. Married Hannah Hathaway 1787 in Clark Co. KY. Hannah was b. 1768 VA, d. 1846 Boone Co. IN. According to DAR records, the children of Roger Clements and Hannah Hathaway were Mary "Polly", Zechariah, Hannah, David, Gustavus, Philip, Keturah, Pamelia, James, William, John Hathaway. 3. John Hathaway b. 1787 Bourbon Co. KY, d. 1863 Kendricks, IN. He was a Baptist minister. Married Nancy Highland 1809 Bourbon Co. KY. Nancy b. 1793 Washington Co. MD, d. 1847 Boone Co. IN. Known children were Denman b. 1810 KY; James b. 1829 KY; Elizabeth Nancy b. 1831 Boone Co. IN, d. 1918 Douglas Co. MO. 4. Denman J. Clements b. 1810 KY, d. 1863 Blue Mound, Macon IL. Married Alice Coombs 1833 in IN. Was living in Boone Co. IN in 1850. Children in 1850 were Eden b. 1834 IN, John b. 1835 IN, Denman b. 1837 IN, William b. 1840 IN, James b. 1842 IN, David b. 1844 IN, Mary b. 1846 IN, Zachary b. 1849 IN. 5. James Clements b. 1842 IN, d. 1880. Married Sarah H. Cochran 1861 in Auburn, Christian Co. IL. Sarah b. 1843 IN, d. 1876 Blue Vound IL. James was in the Union Army from IL in the Civil War. 6. Charles D. Clements b. 1866. His motgher died when he was 8 years old and his father died when he was 12 years old. He went to live with his Uncle Eden in IL. Moved to Ft. Scott, KS when he was about 16. Married Alice Mae Scribner 1895 in KS. Alice Mae Scribner b. 1875 Joliet, IL, d. 1978 Ft. Scott KS.


Group 26. 73040 and N20510.  The ancestors of these two are French.

There are 24 Ungrouped members and they can be found at the end of the chart that is shown when you click on YDNA RESULTS.


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