Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

David Clemons[1, 2]

Male 1791 - 1852  (60 years)


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  • Name David Clemons 
    Born 3 Nov 1791  , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Gender Male 
    Land Waterloo Township - German Company Tract Lot 119 E, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Public Service 1828  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    clerk - Waterloo Township 
    Public Service 1830  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Clerk - Waterloo Township 
    Public Service 1836  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Tax Collector - Waterloo Township 
    Name David Clemens 
    Name Yankee 
    Died 8 Apr 1852  Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Probate 22 Mar 1853  Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number 00023-1915 
    Buried Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I17457  Generations
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Family Charlana,   b. 28 Feb 1802, of, Waterloo Twp., Region of Waterloo, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1849, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
     1. Louisa Clemons,   b. 4 Jan 1821, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1880, Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     2. Lucinda Clemons,   b. 7 Apr 1823, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1864  (Age 40 years)
     3. Willam Clemons,   b. Abt 1825, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Samuel Bricker Clemons,   b. Abt 1827, Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F4556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Nov 1791 - , Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - clerk - Waterloo Township - 1828 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Clerk - Waterloo Township - 1830 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPublic Service - Tax Collector - Waterloo Township - 1836 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Apr 1852 - Near Preston (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 22 Mar 1853 - Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Hagey Cemetery, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • David Clemons, "was born in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, November 3rd, 1791. He was a distant relative of all those of his name. He came to this county when a young man and soon took an active part in the improvement of the same. During the years 1833-35 he resided in Berlin. From here he moved on the farm now possessed by John K. Devitt, then he moved to the vicinity of Preston where he died April 8th, 1852. In 1836 he was clerk for Waterloo Township and also collector of taxes for the same township. He may have held this position for several years. His family consisted of four children,"


      Eby, Ezra E. (1895). A biographical history of Waterloo township and other townships of the county: being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin: as also much other unpublished historical information chiefly of a local character. Berlin [Kitchener, Ont.]: [s.n.].

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      A-1-5 David Clemons: The Last Will and Testament of David Clemons of the Township of Waterloo.

      …I, David Clemons of the Township of Waterloo, Yeoman, being of good health and sound and perfect mind and memory….(First) I give and devise unto my beloved wife Charlana, during the time she remains my widow, the use of my property both real and personal, and if she sees fit to marry again she is to have the use of one third during her life. Should she see fit to marry again then the property shall be sold by my Executors and after paying my five sons one hundred and ten dollars each, the remainder shall be divided equally amongst all my sons and daughters, share and share alike. It is my will that if any of the sons die before they attain the age of twenty one years, and without issue, their share should be divided amongst all my sons and daughters or their heirs, share and share alike. It is my will that all my just debts and funeral expenses and the portions to be paid to my sons and daughters, Louisa, Lucinda, William and Samuel, by my Executors mentioned in this my will, that the same be paid out of my personal and real estate undivided. Executors shall have full power to grant bargain and sell the same at public auction or private sale Joseph Hagey, of Waterloo and Sylvanus Cornell, of Waterloo, to be executors

      Witnessed Henry Mcnally and John Mcnally
      Date of Will 15 May 1846
      Will proved and insinuated 22 March 1853
      Inventory rendered £102/17/0
      Administration granted to his son-in-law, Stauffer Clemens, of Waterloo.


      Wills of Waterloo County Register A 1853-1871, transcribed by Frances Hoffman

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Book - Vol I A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 447.

    2. [S10] Book - Vol II A Biographical History of Waterloo Township and other townships of the county : being a history of the early settlers and their descendants, mostly all of Pennsylvania Dutch origin..., 79.

    3. [S146] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Cambridge - Hagey Mennonite CC#5431 Cemetery Internet Link .
      [eroded] In memory of / David Clemons / died April 8, 1852 / aged 60 years 5 months / & 5 days

    4. [S1449] Book - Grassroots Government Biographies of Waterloo Township Councillors.

    5. [S1737] Probate - Wills of Waterloo Register A 1853-1871, Will of David Clemons - Register A. A-1-5.