Family: Joseph Clemons/Elizabeth VanHook (F526)

m. 27 Apr 1813


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  • Father | Male
    Joseph Clemons

    Born  Abt 1791  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Between 1870 and 1880  Afton, Union, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  27 Apr 1813  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
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    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth VanHook

    Born  2 Oct 1796  Cynthiana, Harrison, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  19 Apr 1862  Afton, Union, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union, IA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Benjamin VanHook | F521 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Frances Higgins | F521 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
    Frances Clemons

    Born  11 Mar 1817  Pulaski, KY Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Nov 1847  Hamilton, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Cicero, Hamilton, IN Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  James Conklin | F2116 
    Married  30 Sep 1834   

    Child 2 | Male
    Joseph Clemons

    Born  Abt 1825   
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 3 | Male
    Jabez Clemons

    Born  Abt 1830  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    Elizabeth Clemons

    Born  Abt 1832  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 5 | Female
    Matilda Clemons

    Born  Abt 1835  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

    Child 6 | Female
    Sarah Clemons

    Born  Abt 1838  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died     
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Joseph Clemons (also Clemens, Clements, etc.) and Elizabeth VanHook were married in 1813 in Pulaski Co., KY. By 1820, they had 2 daughters. From census records it appears Joseph and Elizabeth had 10 or 11 children altogether (3 or 4 boys and the rest girls). During the 1820's they moved to Rush Co., IN, where they appear in the 1830 census. By 1840, they had moved to Hamilton Co., IN. In the early 1850's they moved to Union Co., IA, where they lived until they died there in the 1870's.

      1820 US Census - Somerset, Pulaski Co., KY
      Jos. Clemons
      1 male 26-45
      2 females under 10
      1 female 26-45

      1830 US Census - Rush Co., IN
      Joseph Clemons
      1 male under 5
      2 males 5-10
      1 male 30-40
      2 females under 5
      2 females 10-15
      1 female 30-40

      1850 US Census - Jackson, Hamilton Co., IN
      Joseph Clemons, 60, farmer, b. VA
      Elizabeth Clemons, 54, b. KY
      Jaby Clemmons, 19, (son), b. IN (note: "Clemmons" with 2 m's)
      Elizabeth Clemmons, 17, b. IN
      Matilda Clemmons, 14, b. IN
      Sarah Clemmons, 12, b. IN
      Elias Conklin, 2, b. IN, (male)

      1856 Iowa State Census - Union Co., IA
      Joseph Clemons, 65, farmer, b. VA, resident in state 3 years
      Elizabeth Clemons, 60, b. KY
      Eliza Conklin, 8, b. IN (note: shows "Eliza" and female for "Elias")
      Chas. H. Bartlett, 26, OH, blacksmith

      1860 US Census - Union Co., IA
      Joseph Clemens, 71, farmer, b. VA
      Elizabeth Clemens, 66, b. KY
      Elias Conklin, 12, b. IN

      1870 US Census - Afton, Union Co., IA
      Joseph Clemens, 77, farmer, b. VA
      Elizabeth Clemens, 60, b. VA

      (very odd to find Elizabeth listed in the 1870 census as she died in 1862 according to her tombstone)