Biography of Prof. Isaac N. Clements
Madison County, NY Biographies





Clements, Prof. Isaac N., was born January 2, 1812, at Somersetshire, England. In 1843 his parents left England and found a new home in Marcellus, N. Y. In 1860 he entered Cazenovia Seminary and in 1862 was graduated in the College Preparatory Course. Then came President Lincoln's call for volunteers, and he willingly gave his services to his beloved country as a private in the 122d Regiment, N. Y. S. Volunteers. He participated in the hard fought battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In the battle of the Wilderness he was wounded and taken prisoner, and after five months of suffering was exchanged. In 1866 he entered Wesleyan University and completed his course there in four years, his rank in scholarship giving him an election to the Phi Beta Kappa Fraternity. His first professorship was at Chamberlain Institute, Randolph, N. Y., where he taught successfully for three years. At the end of this time he was elected to the chair of Latin and Greek in Cazenovia Seminary. In 1884 he was elected principal to succeed Prof. J. D. Phelps. Under his management the Seminary had marked prosperity and added several thousand dollars to the permanent endowment. In no year of his administration did the trustees have a deficit to provide for, and at the same time they were able to make additions and improvements to the buildings and grounds. Prof. Clements was married July 10, 1872, to Miss Abbie Smith of East Bridgewater, Mass., who was called from him by death in 1876. In 1881 he married Miss Harriet C. Alvord of Cazenovia. In 1877 he was licensed to preach and in September, 1878, he was admitted on trial in the Central New York Annual Conference. His novitiate was duly passed and he was ordained deacon by Bishop Foss. After two years he received elder's orders at the hands of Bishop Peck. In his relation to the Seminary Prof. Clements was distinguished by eminent financial ability. He held the office of principal longer than any of his predecessors. This circumstance testifies to the high appreciation in which he was held by the board of trustees. Professor Clements has served two years as a village trustee, and for three years as president of the village board of education.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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