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Clement - Christopher


Source: 1880 History of Fountain County, Indiana (H. W. Beckwith) p 264

Christopher H. CLEMENT Christopher H. CLEMENT. Farmer, Newton, was the son of John F, and Laura (BEAMAN) Clement, both of whom were natives of NY. On Oct 3, 1825, they moved from Dearborn County, then in to Montgomery County, near Pleasant Hill. Their removal was in a two-wheeled cart drawn by a yoke of oxen; in this, they brought all their movable possessions. They got up a cabin in which they lived without a floor during the winter following, and having sowed a small piece of winter wheat, by the next season had a good beginning for a comfortable living. Here they lived 9 years. In 1837, Mr. Clement started for Arkansas, to examine the country, but when he was into Mo. concluded that he did not want to live where slavery existed, and so returned without completing his proposed journey. He now bought a farm on the Big Shawnee, in Richland Twp, 5 mi. NE of Newtown and here, on Dec 6, 1837, following the purchase in Sept. our subject was born. His father lived on the place the rest of his life, which closed Feb 7, 1857. His mother is living with him at the age of 76. Mr. Clement married Martha M, daughter of Alexander L. WHITEHALL, Sr. Oct 24, 1865. She ornwas b. Aug 20, 1844. Her stepmother, Margaret Whitehall now living with her at the advanced age of 85, was from NJ, and formerly the wife of William COSEBOOM, to whom she was married in 1813. In 1816, they settled at Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co, In and in 1828 came to Montgomery County, near Pleasant Hill, where she lived until 1850, her husband dying in 1848. She married Mr. Whitehall who d. in 1864. Further notice of him can be found in the biography of Nicholas Whitehall. Mr. Clawson (sic I assume Clement) joined the Methodist Church in March 1850 and his wife 10 years later. He is a Republican The Clawson (sic) homestead comprises 193 acres of valuable land. - typed by kbz
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