Biography of Putney Clemens
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Clemens, Putney, was born in Walworth, November 2, 1835, the youngest of thirteen children of Asaph and Orpha (Ives) Clemens, natives of Massachusetts. He went to Cazenovia at an early day and in 1812 came to Walworth and settled on the farm now owned by our subject, where he died January 22, 1862 and his wife January 6, 1880. He was in the War of 1812. He was a practicing physician many years in connection with farming. He and his wife were members of the M. E. Church. The grandfather of our subject was Moses Clemens, who lived and died in Massachusetts. Our subject was reared on the farm he owns and educated in West Walworth Academy. He has always been a farmer and owns sixty eight acres, also followed threshing for some time. He married April 26, 1857, Emily Knights, who died in May, 1858.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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