Person:James Clemens (8)

Watchers
James W. Clemens
b.1780 Virginia
m. Bef 1780
  1. James W. Clemens1780 - 1870
m. Abt 1804
  1. Lucinda Clemens1806 - 1880
  2. Charles W. Clemens1808 - 1883
  3. Nancy Clemens1811 - 1860
  4. John Clemens1813 - 1874
Facts and Events
Name James W. Clemens
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1780 Virginia
Marriage Abt 1804 to Sophia Sellers
Death[1] 2 Oct 1870 Longtown, Darke County, Ohio

About James Clemens

James W. Clemens is said to have been the son of Garpar Clements and an Indian Squaw. He was named in his father's will, and is listed as a "Mulatto" in the 1850, 1860 & 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedules, certainly giving credence to the story. He married Sophia Sellers, who was also a "Mulatto" as listed in the same census records, supposedly the daughter of Virginia settler Adam Sellers and an unknown female slave.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable primary source).
  2.   United States. 1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432).

    1850 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    Name: James Clemmons
    [James Clemens]
    Age: 69
    Birth Year: abt 1781
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1850: German, Darke, Ohio
    Race: Mulatto (Black)
    Gender: Male
    Family Number: 73
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Clemmons 69
    Sophia Clemmons 64
    Dorothy Green 58
    Lewis Wade 54

  3.   United States. 1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M653).

    1860 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    Name: James Clemens
    Age in 1860: 80
    Birth Year: abt 1780
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1860: German, Darke, Ohio
    Race: Mulatto (Black)
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Tampico
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Clemens 80
    Sophiah Clemens 75
    Wm Shaper 15
    Dorothy Green 70
    Wm B J Clemens 40
    Lucy J Clemens 31
    Ozro Clemens 9
    Orvilla Clemens 7
    Solomon Clemens 4
    Herietta Clemens 5
    Daniel Shaper 13

  4.   United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publications M593 and T132).

    1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule
    Name: James Clemens
    Age in 1870: 90
    Birth Year: abt 1780
    Birthplace: Virginia
    Home in 1870: German, Darke, Ohio
    Race: Mulatto (Black)
    Gender: Male
    Post Office: Union City
    Household Members: Name Age
    James Clemens 90
    Sophia Clemens 85
    Dorathy Green 82