Biography of Joseph H. Clemant
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Clement, Joseph H., was born in Stratford, Fulton county, November 16, 1824. His grandfather was Lambert Clement, who was born June 4, 1757 and married Mary Vedder, by whom he had these children: Rachel, Seth, John, Harmonious, Joseph, Derrick, Lewis, and William B. The father of this family was a Revolutionary soldier and died at Coventry, O., in 1842, and his wife in 1848. John, father of our subject, was born March 10, 1794, and died July 7, 1847. His wife was Hannah Madison, born February 28, 1797, and died May 8, 1885. Their children were: Eleanor, born in 1814, died in 1871; Seth, born in 1818, died in 1888; Joseph H.; and John G., born in 1827, died in 1853. Joseph H. came with his parents from Herkimer county in a covered wagon in 1839, and settled in East Carlton, where he has ever since lived. His first business venture was the building of a steam saw mill on Marsh Creek, and he also built one at the month of Oak Orchard Creek, one at West Summerville, Niagara county, one south of Carlton Station, and in 1867 he rebuilt the mill on the farm where he lives. He also built the shingle and stone mill in 1868, and has been the inventor of many labor saving machines, among them being a bean planter, of which he has sold 300; a bean harvester, which is being manufactured at Albion by Clark & Willyoung; etc. Mr. Clement has served as highway commissioner of Carlton nine years. August 13, 1868, he married. Mary A. Sutton, born in Woodchnrch, Kent county, England, May 18, 1846. They have one daughter, Mary E., born in Carlton. March 1, 1871, wife of Heabert L. Madison, M. D., who resides at Burlington, Ia. They have one daughter, Frances M., born May 17, 1893.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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