Person:Abraham Clements (3)

Abraham Clements
b.Abt. 1726 New Jersey
d.Feb 1785 Virginia
m. abt. 1725
  1. Abraham ClementsAbt 1726 - 1785
  2. Jeremiah Clements1732 - 1811
  3. James Clements1734 - 1795
  • HAbraham ClementsAbt 1726 - 1785
m. bef. 1769
  1. Abraham Clementsbef 1769 -
Facts and Events
Name Abraham Clements
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1726 New Jersey
Marriage bef. 1769 to
Death? Feb 1785 Virginia

Abraham Clements was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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From Chalkley’s Augusta County Records:

  • Vol. 2 - DISTRICT COURT JUDGMENTS. - SEPTEMBER, 1794 (K to Z). - Abraham Clements vs. Robert Shaw--Ejectment, October 12, 1786, Rockbridge County. Abraham Clements, heir-at-law of Abraham Clements, deceased, who was heir-at-law of Ezekiel Clements, demise 18th June, 1746, 400 acres, known as Broad Spring. Patent (copy) to Robert McClenachan, 375 acres on Mary Branch of James River, cor. James McClung, cor. Robert Campbell, dated 24th March, 1740. Mary Roberts deposes, February 28, 1788, in Frederick County, Maryland, that she was a near neighbor of Ezekiel Clements, of Hopewell Township, County Huntindon, New Jersey, and knew the family 15-20 years. Ezekiel, and eldest son, Abraham, went out to purchase land; said they had bought in the backwoods. Abraham married and had three children, one of whom was a son named Abraham. Copy deed from Bordens' executors to Ezekiel Clements, 1746, in Augusta. This land lapsed on October 18, 1753, and reverted to the Crown.

Notes for Abraham Clements

The Augusta County (Va) Order Book reports that Abraham Clements Nov 21-1747 was "idle and vagrant" and Apr 8-1748 a charge by Joseph Walker that Abraham was about to remove without settling a debt. In Aug 1748 Abraham is back in Hunterdon Co (Common Pleas Court V, 219a). On Oct 18-1753 he was not living in Va (see below). Abraham is listed in court records 1748 to 1765, generally involving money. He was a debtor at Trenton (Pa Gazette, Aug 22-1765), In 1765 he sued his father, Ezekiel, and in turn was sued by his father and brother, Jeremiah. They all left in the fall of 1765, likely for Va. Ezekiel is listed fo r debts 1726-1740, he is in Hopewell records 1730-1740; in 1741 a freeholder. In Rockbridge County the 1763 estate settlement of James Greenlee, a former neighbor, lists a bad note of Ezekiel's. Sometime before 1765 Jeremiah, son of Ezekiel?, married Elizabeth Moore in Trenton, N J.