John Walter Clark1

M, #5364, d. 29 February 1988
MARRIAGE*after 1947 John Walter Clark married Willie Strickland after 1947.1 
Death*29 February 1988 He died on 29 February 1988.1 

Family

Willie Strickland b. 7 February 1916, d. after 1950
Children
Last Edited14 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

Sandra Lynn Clark1

F, #5366, d. infancy
Father*John Walter Clark1 d. 29 Feb 1988
Mother*Willie Strickland1 b. 7 Feb 1916, d. a 1950
 Sandra Lynn Clark was the daughter of John Walter Clark and Willie Strickland.1 
Death*infancy She died infancy.1 
Last Edited15 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

Sarahlyn Linda Clark1

F, #5365, d. infancy
Father*John Walter Clark1 d. 29 Feb 1988
Mother*Willie Strickland1 b. 7 Feb 1916, d. a 1950
 Sarahlyn Linda Clark was the daughter of John Walter Clark and Willie Strickland.1 
Death*infancy She died infancy.1 
Last Edited14 Nov 2017

Citations

  1. [S486] Donald Floyd, "Donald Floyd."

Florence Clarkson

F, #2607
MARRIAGE* Florence Clarkson married Ambrose A. Durkin, son of John Joseph Durkin and Elizabeth Ann Rebecca Ogle
Married Name Her married name was Durkin. 

Family

Ambrose A. Durkin b. 29 December 1882, d. 16 September 1966
Children
Last Edited17 Aug 1994

Clarence Eugene Clemson1

M, #3566, b. 14 April 1873
Father*Francis William Clemson1 b. 30 Apr 1851
Mother*Elizabeth Eith1 b. 17 Dec 1850
MARRIAGE* Clarence Eugene Clemson married Rachel Harris.2 
Birth*14 April 1873 He was born on 14 April 1873 at NY.1,3 
 He was the son of Francis William Clemson and Elizabeth Eith.1 
CENSUS1920* He appeared on the census at Stoneham, Middlesex, MA.4 
Occupation*1920 He was Manages a knife factory. in 1920 at Stoneham, MA.4 

Family

Rachel Harris b. 1885
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S61] 1920 Census;, No children shown even though both are in their forties.
  3. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  4. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Elizabeth Clemson1

F, #3563, b. 1865
Father*William Clemson1 b. 27 May 1821, d. 12 Jan 1890
Mother*Amelia Wright1 b. 21 Jan 1827, d. 1885
Birth*1865 Elizabeth Clemson was born in 1865.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Amelia Wright.1 
Last Edited18 Feb 2003

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;, Living with parents.

Elizabeth Clemson1

F, #3782, b. 30 December 1827
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*30 December 1827 Elizabeth Clemson was born on 30 December 1827 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening21 January 1828 She was christened on 21 January 1828 at St. Phillips Cathedral, Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Elizabeth (Jennie) Clemson1,2

F, #3760, b. December 1899
Father*George Nathan Clemson2 b. 1 Jun 1854, d. 30 Jan 1930
Mother*Elizabeth Dow2 b. 1856, d. 1943
Birth*December 1899 Elizabeth (Jennie) Clemson was born in December 1899.2 
 She was the daughter of George Nathan Clemson and Elizabeth Dow.2 
CENSUS1910*1910 She appeared on the census in 1910 at Middletown, Orange, NY.3 
CENSUS1920*1920 She appeared on the census in 1920 at Middletown, NY.4 
Last Edited29 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. Name is hard to read. It could be Junnie. In later census there is an Elizabeth so I suspect they are the same person as age is about right and the 1910 lists a J. Elizabeth.
  2. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  3. [S60] 1910 Census;, Living with her parents.
  4. [S61] 1920 Census;, Living with her parents.

Elizabeth Rhoda Clemson1

F, #3781, b. 25 June 1831
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*25 June 1831 Elizabeth Rhoda Clemson was born on 25 June 1831 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening19 July 1831 She was christened on 19 July 1831 at St. Phillips Cathedral, Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Florence Eith Clemson1,2,3

F, #3569, b. 1880
Father*Francis William Clemson1 b. 30 Apr 1851
Mother*Elizabeth Eith1 b. 17 Dec 1850
Birth*1880 Florence Eith Clemson was born in 1880 at MA.1 
 She was the daughter of Francis William Clemson and Elizabeth Eith.1 
Occupation*1910 She was Bookkeeper at belt and knige manufacturing company (her father's) in 1910 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA.4 
CENSUS1910*1910 She appeared on the census in 1910 at Woburn, MA.5 
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  3. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  4. [S60] 1910 Census;.
  5. [S60] 1910 Census;, Living with her parents and working at the plant.

Frances M. Clemson1,2

F, #3560, b. May 1888
Father*George Nathan Clemson1 b. 1 Jun 1854, d. 30 Jan 1930
Mother*Elizabeth Dow1 b. 1856, d. 1943
Birth*May 1888 Frances M. Clemson was born in May 1888.3 
 She was the daughter of George Nathan Clemson and Elizabeth Dow.1 
MARRIAGE*circa 1910 She married William E. Cross circa 1910.1,4 
Married Name Her married name was Cross.1 

Family

William E. Cross
Last Edited29 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  2. [S518] 1930 Census;.
  3. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  4. [S61] 1920 Census;.

Francis William Clemson1,2,3

M, #3557, b. 30 April 1851
Father*William Clemson2 b. 27 May 1821, d. 12 Jan 1890
Mother*Amelia Wright2 b. 21 Jan 1827, d. 1885
Birth*30 April 1851 Francis William Clemson was born on 30 April 1851 at MA.2,4,3 
 He was the son of William Clemson and Amelia Wright.2 
MARRIAGE*7 August 1871 He married Elizabeth Eith on 7 August 1871 at NY.5,6 
Employment*1877  In 1877 he and his brother George went back to Boston to try to rejuvenate the Woodrough Saw manufacturing business. His brother Richard W. Clemson was living with him in this year.2 
Occupation*1880 He was a Sawmaker in 1880 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA.5 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Stoneham, Middlesex, MA.7 
Employment1883  In 1883 at Woburn, MA, he is a sawmaker living at 174 Montvale Ave in Montvale. 
Employment1886  In 1886 at Woburn, MA,
Apparently he was joined by his brother Richard this year in the saw business. Here is a detailed account.
He removed with his parents to Woburn when he was a year old. There he attended the common schools until he was nine years old, then removed with his parents to Middletown, New York, where he attended the public schools until sixteen years of age. He immediately entered the saw factory of his father's firm and learned the business of manufacturing saws. He left the factory in 1876 and with his brothers, George N. and later Richard W. Clemson, formed the firm of Clemson & Company and bought the business of Woodrough & Company at Woburn, Massachusetts. This firm continued to make saws until 1885, when he sold his interest to Herbert A. Woodrough and entered business on his own account at Winchester, manufacturing belt and leather splitting knives. In March, 1891, he returned to Woburn to enter a partnership with Fowle Brothers, whose plant was on Cedar street. The firm name became Fowle Brothers & Clemson and continued prosperously until April, 1898, when Mr. Clemson again returned to Winchester and operated his old plant again Tor about four years. He then returned again to the plant on Cedar street, Woburn, with William C. Bailey in a corporation known as the Clemson-Bailey Company, which continued to manufacture goods at that location until September. 1906, when the present brick building on Salem street, ninety feet by thirty feet, was occupied, besides a wooden building thirty by one hundred and ten feet, two stories in height. This company manufactures with the best possible machinery and facilities, saws, leather splitting and belt knives. The product finds a market all over the world, large shipments going to South American countries, to Australia and to the United Kingdom, though the principal business is in New England and the western states in this country. The present officers of the company are: President, Florence E. Clemson; secretary. Clarence E. Clemson; treasurer, Francis W. Clemson. The latter is also superintendent of the factory and general manager of the business. He has a beautiful residence on Salem street a short distance from this place of business. He is a member of the Protestant Episcopal church. In politics he is a Republican, but has never cared to hold public office. He was made a member of King Cyrus Lodge of Free Masons, Stoneham; a member of Woburn Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, of the Malden Council of Royal and Select Masters at Malden; of Hugh de Payen's Command- ery. Knights Templar, at Melrose.6 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at Woburn, MA; Shown living with his wife daughter, married daughter and son in law. 4th Ward E.D.1004 sheet 14. His occupation was manufacturer of belts and knives.8 
CENSUS1910*1910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at Woburn, MA; Living with his wife and single daughter who works at his plant.9 

Family

Elizabeth Eith b. 17 December 1850
MARRIAGE*7 August 1871 He married Elizabeth Eith on 7 August 1871 at NY.5,6 
Children
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. Also called Frank.
  2. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  3. [S563] Laura Steneck, "Laura Steneck," e-mail to Margot Woodrough.
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0542 p. 124A.
  5. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  6. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  7. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0542 p. 351C E.D 429 p. 41.
  8. [S59] 1900 Census;, Shown living with his wife daughter, married daughter and son in law. 4th Ward E.D.1004 sheet 14.
  9. [S60] 1910 Census;, Living with his wife and single daughter who works at his plant.

Freddie W Clemson1

M, #3775, b. 1866
Father*Nathan Clemson1 b. 12 Dec 1834
Mother*Elizabeth Smith1 b. Apr 1836
Birth*1866 Freddie W Clemson was born in 1866 at MA.1 
 He was the son of Nathan Clemson and Elizabeth Smith.1 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Stoneham, Middlesex, MA.2 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.

George Nathan Clemson

M, #742, b. 1 June 1854, d. 30 January 1930
Father*William Clemson1 b. 27 May 1821, d. 12 Jan 1890
Mother*Amelia Wright b. 21 Jan 1827, d. 1885
Birth*1 June 1854 George Nathan Clemson was born on 1 June 1854 at MA.2,3,4 
 He was the son of William Clemson and Amelia Wright.1 
MARRIAGE*1886 He married Elizabeth Dow in 1886 at NY.2 
Death*30 January 1930 He died on 30 January 1930 at age 75.2 
Residence1877 He lived in 1877 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA; He is shown living with Joseph Woodrough. 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Middletown, Orange, NY.5 
Employment1885  In 1885 at Middletown, NY, his father purchased the Wheeler Madden firm and gave it to William Richard and George. George was the president. The firm changed names to the National Saw Company with offices in Cincinnati, Boston, Neward, Brooklyn and Philadelphia.2 
Employment*1891 He was employed by The City of Cincinnatti and Its Resources states on page 64 that George Clemson of Middletown, NY was President of National Saw Company, "a company that holds several companies" in 1891 at President; National Saw Company. 
Residence1895  In 1895 at Middletown, NY, he purchased a large estate on Highland Avenue. At the time of the 1900 census he had the following servants working for him: Theresa Hayes, George Woodhouse, Carrie Garthwaite, Anna Stoutre, and Rhonda Elliston.2,6 
Retirement*circa 1900 He was retired circa 1900; He retired from active participation in the National Saw company to concentrate on the hacksaw blade business.2 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at Middletown, NY.7 
Residence*1902  In 1902 at Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, FL, the family built a Mansion. George Clemson, who made his fortune in hacksaw blades in Middletown, New York, built this home in 1902 on the site previously occupied by the Safford house which was moved 100 yards west. In 1994 the Safford House was restored and serves as the Tarpon Springs Historic Museum. (Clemson purchased the land in 1895) He brought in master carpenters and craftsmen from the North to construct his $70,000 mansion. The home was later owned by Royal D. Alworth. There are four main bedrooms, three bedrooms for the children and their governess, plus a school room. The original windows were plate glass. Chandeliers were equipped to use either gas or electricity. The basement had a cistern and a pump. The five fireplaces were supplemented by a furnace that accommodated four-foot logs. ....Clemson Auxiliary House
This 1902 building originally stood behind the Clemson house, for use with the main dwelling. It was a laundry house with rooms for two servants and chauffeur's quarters. Later, it was moved to this spot for use as an independent residence. Directions to home: "CONTINUE RIGHT ALONG SPRING BAYOU. The big mansion on your right is the: (31) GEORGE CLEMSON ESTATE 1902) 110 North Spring, the most magnificant shingle house on the West Coast, built by a New York hacksaw blade manufacturer. Next door is the (32) GEORGE CLEMSON GUEST HOUSE (1902), now a seperate home."information taken from an article in the book,
"TARPON SPRINGS, The Early Years" by Gertrude K. Stoughton. Here is the direct quote, a very short paragraph: (talking about the George Clemson House): "This house became the Royal Alworth home for many years. George Clemson's brother Richard built a house almost as large, as did Hamilton Disston's mother-in-law Mrs. Lucy Flemming and Herbert H. Woodrough, a Disston associate, and William C. Cole, an Alworth partner."
The lot shown for A.P. Safford is where the Clemson home was built.
TRIP*1908  George and Elizabeth sailed on an around the world trip visiting Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. They acquired many new furnishings for their home known as Clemson Park.2 
CENSUS1910*1910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at Middletown, NY; living with wife son Richard, Daughter Elizabeth and two senvants. E.D 28 sheet 18.8 
CENSUS1920*1920 He appeared on the census in 1920 at Middletown, NY.9 

Family

Elizabeth Dow b. 1856, d. 1943
MARRIAGE*1886 He married Elizabeth Dow in 1886 at NY.2 
Children
Last Edited26 May 2008

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  3. [S539] Pete Laskaris, Middletown History.
  4. [S563] Laura Steneck, "Laura Steneck," e-mail to Margot Woodrough.
  5. [S56] 1880 Census;, Living with parents.
  6. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  7. [S59] 1900 Census;, E.D 21 sheet 18.
  8. [S60] 1910 Census;, Living with wife son Richard, Daughter Elizabeth and two senvants. E.D 28 sheet 18.
  9. [S61] 1920 Census;, E.D. 116 Sheet 6 He is living with his wife, unmarried daughter, Elizabeth and four servants: Gene Porter, Belle Porter, Addie McDowell, and Anna Vantran.

George Woodrough Clemson1

M, #3570, b. 15 January 1893, d. 27 May 1977
Father*William Richard Clemson1 b. 16 May 1858, d. 8 Jan 1923
Mother*Leona Woodrough1 b. 15 May 1862, d. 18 Apr 1940
ChartsJOSEPH WOODROUGH
Birth*15 January 1893 George Woodrough Clemson was born on 15 January 1893 at Tarpon Springs, Hillsborough, FL, An article in the Middletown Daily Times for Thursday Jan. 19th reads: Pleasing News From the Land of Flowers - A letter just received in town from Mr. Richard W. Clemson, who with his family, is again spending the winter in Tarpon, Florida conveys the pleasant intelligence that on the 15th inst. Mrs. C. presented him with a fine healty boy baby, which has been named George Woodrough Clemson. Mother and son are doing well. The aged grandmother, Mrs. Woodrough, who is stopping with them, was taken quite by surprise when informed in the morning the the advent of the youngster.1 
 He was the son of William Richard Clemson and Leona Woodrough.1 
MARRIAGE*1910 He married Katherine Leonard, daughter of (?) Leonard, in 1910.2 
Death*27 May 1977 He died on 27 May 1977 at San Diego, CA, at age 84 Information from California Deaths 1940-97 on Ancestry.com. 
CENSUS1910*1910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at Los Angeles, CA; Shown living with his parents and grandmother, Agnes.3 
Residence1930 He lived in 1930 at Victoria Ave., Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.2 
Occupation*1930 He was in 1930 at Rancher, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.2 
Residence*1977 He lived in 1977 at Rancho St. Fe, CA; I wrote to him in April 1977. Letter never returned, but not answered either. Address was P.O. Box 294 and zip was 92067 Rancho St. Fe, CA. 

Family

Katherine Leonard b. 8 September 1894, d. 1 May 1981
MARRIAGE*1910 He married Katherine Leonard, daughter of (?) Leonard, in 1910.2 
Last Edited2 May 2006

Citations

  1. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  2. [S518] 1930 Census;.
  3. [S60] 1910 Census;, Shown living with his parents and grandmother, Agnes.

Howard E. Clemson1

M, #3568, b. 23 December 1877, d. 17 July 1880
Father*Francis William Clemson1 b. 30 Apr 1851
Mother*Elizabeth Eith1 b. 17 Dec 1850
Birth*23 December 1877 Howard E. Clemson was born on 23 December 1877 at MA.1,2 
 He was the son of Francis William Clemson and Elizabeth Eith.1 
Death*17 July 1880 He died on 17 July 1880 at age 2.2 
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.

Ida P. Clemson1

F, #3776, b. 1868
Father*Nathan Clemson1 b. 12 Dec 1834
Mother*Elizabeth Smith1 b. Apr 1836
Birth*1868 Ida P. Clemson was born in 1868 at Maine.1 
 She was the daughter of Nathan Clemson and Elizabeth Smith.1 
CENSUS1880*1880 She appeared on the Census in 1880 at Stoneham, Middlesex, MA.2 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S55] 1870 Census;.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.

Jane Clemson1

F, #3784, b. 20 February 1823
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*20 February 1823 Jane Clemson was born on 20 February 1823 at Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, England.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening16 March 1823 She was christened on 16 March 1823 at Sutton Coldfield, England.1 
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Maria Amelia Clemson1

F, #3759, b. 11 July 1856
Father*William Clemson1 b. 27 May 1821, d. 12 Jan 1890
Mother*Amelia Wright1 b. 21 Jan 1827, d. 1885
Birth*11 July 1856 Maria Amelia Clemson was born on 11 July 1856 at MA.1,2 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Amelia Wright.1 
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  2. [S563] Laura Steneck, "Laura Steneck," e-mail to Margot Woodrough.

Mary Clemson1

F, #3783, b. 5 July 1826
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*5 July 1826 Mary Clemson was born on 5 July 1826 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening21 January 1828  Seems a long time to wait for a christening.1 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Mary E. Clemson1,2

F, #3567, b. 22 May 1875
Father*Francis William Clemson2 b. 30 Apr 1851
Mother*Elizabeth Eith2 b. 17 Dec 1850
Birth*22 May 1875 Mary E. Clemson was born on 22 May 1875 at N Y.2,3 
 She was the daughter of Francis William Clemson and Elizabeth Eith.2 
MARRIAGE*1895 She married Albert D. Williams in 1895.4 
Married Name1895  As of 1895,her married name was Williams.4 

Family

Albert D. Williams b. 1868
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. Another source calls her May Belle.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  3. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  4. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Nathan Clemson1

M, #3564, b. 12 December 1834
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*12 December 1834 Nathan Clemson was born on 12 December 1834 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.1,2 
 He was the son of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening29 December 1834 He was christened on 29 December 1834 at St. Phillips, Birmingham, Warwick, England.2 
MARRIAGE*circa 1859 He married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of (?) Smith, circa 1859.3 
Immigration*1854 He immigrated in 1854.4 
Occupation*1860 He was in 1860 at Sawmaker, Middletown, Orange, NY.3 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at Town of Wallkill, Middletown, Orange, NY.3 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at Waterville, Kennebec, Maine.5 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Stoneham, Middlesex, MA.6 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at Stoneham, MA.7 

Family

Elizabeth Smith b. April 1836
MARRIAGE*circa 1859 He married Elizabeth Smith, daughter of (?) Smith, circa 1859.3 
Children
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  3. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  4. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  5. [S55] 1870 Census;, p. 19.
  6. [S56] 1880 Census;, T9-0542 p. 351C E.D.413 p. 23.
  7. [S59] 1900 Census;, E.D. 962 sheet 12.
  8. [S54] 1860 Census;, Census taker made a mistake and gave his last name as Coleman.
  9. [S55] 1870 Census;.

Rhoda Clemson1

F, #3780, b. 15 July 1829
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*15 July 1829 Rhoda Clemson was born on 15 July 1829 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening12 September 1829 She was christened on 12 September 1829 at St. Phillips Cathedral, Birmingham, Warwick.1 
Note*  I suspect she died early as her sister has the same name. 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Richard Dow Clemson1

M, #3559, b. June 1890
Father*George Nathan Clemson1 b. 1 Jun 1854, d. 30 Jan 1930
Mother*Elizabeth Dow1 b. 1856, d. 1943
Birth*June 1890 Richard Dow Clemson was born in June 1890.1,2 
 He was the son of George Nathan Clemson and Elizabeth Dow.1 
Note*circa 1905  He started to work in the family business and became active in Middletown civic affairs and eventually developed the Clemson Precision Lawn Machine in 1937.1 
Last Edited29 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  2. [S59] 1900 Census;.

Susanna Clemson1

F, #3779, b. 19 February 1833
Father*William Clemson1 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White1 b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*19 February 1833 Susanna Clemson was born on 19 February 1833 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
 She was the daughter of William Clemson and Jane White.1 
Christening16 March 1833 She was christened on 16 March 1833 at St. Phillips Cathedral, Birmingham, Warwick, England.1 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Walter Clemson1

M, #3774, b. 1860
Father*Nathan Clemson1 b. 12 Dec 1834
Mother*Elizabeth Smith1 b. Apr 1836
Birth*1860 Walter Clemson was born in 1860 at MA.1 
 He was the son of Nathan Clemson and Elizabeth Smith.1 
Last Edited30 Jul 2003

Citations

  1. [S54] 1860 Census;, Census taker made a mistake and gave his last name as Coleman.

William Clemson1

M, #3553, b. 27 May 1821, d. 12 January 1890
Father*William Clemson2 b. 1 Oct 1793, d. 14 Feb 1869
Mother*Jane White b. 4 Mar 1797, d. 26 Jan 1863
Birth*27 May 1821 William Clemson was born on 27 May 1821 at Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England.1,3,4 
 He was the son of William Clemson and Jane White.2 
Christening8 July 1821 He was christened on 8 July 1821 at Birmingham, Warwick, England.3 
MARRIAGE*3 August 1844  On 3 August 1844 Now, Amelia (married Clemson) came over in 1842 (June 13th, to be exact) and Wm. Clemson supposedly followed her arriving March 1844.2,5,6 
Death*12 January 1890 He died on 12 January 1890 at age 68 His death was reported in the New York Times.2,4 
Biography*circa 1835  "At age 14 he apprenticed to his father, and by age 21 he was an experienced wire drawer. He emigrated to America perhaps drawn by a young lady named Amelia Wright who moved to Boston.2 
APPRENTI*1835 He was apprentriced in 1835 at England; At age 14 he was apprenticed to his father who was superintendent of a wire manufacturing plant. He served seven years of apprenticeship before going to the United States.4 
Emigration*March 1844  William Clemson, son of William Clemson (2), was born at Penn's Mills, Warwickshire, England, May 27, 1821. He received a thorough elementary training in the schools of his native town, but was apprenticed at the age of fourteen to the wire drawing trade in which his father was an expert, and which at that time was one of the most remunerative in all England. He mastered the art of fine wire drawing but was ambitious for a larger career than that promised an English operative or mechanic, and in March, 1844, he left his native land for America. He located first at West Cambridge, Massachusetts, but later worked for several months at his trade in New York City. Returning to West Cambridge he accepted a position in the saw manufacturing plant of Welch & Griffiths at Arlington, where he was employed during the next four years, leaving this firm to start business on his own acount. He formed a partnership with Joseph Woodrough, under the firm name of Woodrough & Clemson, to manufacture saws. Both were good mechanics and knew the art of saw making.2,4,6 
Employment*circa 1845  Worked for Welch and Griffiths a hand saw manufacturing plant. Here he met a fellow workman named Joseph Woodrough. Joseph Woodrough left the company and here is the sequence of events:
Mr. Clemson inherited much mechanical skill and had an aptitude for research and invention. Many nights, after working in the shop all day, he toiled over his experimental work until after midnight. He was constantly studying, elaborating and developing ideas on
machinery that had suggested themselves to his busy brain. His first invention of practical usefulness was an apparatus for simultaneously ilattening and tempering saws, and after using it in his shop for seven years, he had ft patented. Some idea of the value of this device may be gained from the fact that it saves, nine-tenths of the labor required by the old method of flattening by hand. Two years later he patented a grinding machine which was equally valuable in economizing labor and also in producing better work. He continued to invent and patent devices and machines for making saws better and more cheaply and for improving the saws themselves. In 1860 his work had become so well and favorably known to the trade that a proposition was made to him to become a member of the firm of E. P. Wheeler and E.M. Madden, the owners of the Mohegan Saw Works at Middletown, New York, after the retirement from the firm of Mr. Bakewell. The offer was accepted and until 1871 the business was continued under the firm name of Wheeler, Madden & Clemson. Then the business was incorporated under the title of Wheeler, Madden & Clemson Manufacturing Co. When Mr. Madden died his share of the business was bought by Mr. Clemson, who in 1886 turned it over to his sons, George N. and Richard W. Clemson. Mr. Clemson was modest, unassuming and never sought prominence socially or politically. He was a Republican, but the only office he ever accepted was on the board of trustees of Middletown, where he served the municipality faithfully several years. He died January 12. 1890. He attended the Protestant Episcopal church; was a member of Hoffman Lodge, No. 412, Free Masons, of Middletown.2 
Employmentcirca 1848  He and Joseph Woodrough established the firm of Woodrough & Clemson in a little shop near Boston and not long after William married Amelia Wright.2 
CENSUS1850*1850 He appeared on the CENSUS in 1850 at West Cambridge, MA.7 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at Orange, NY.8 
EmploymentMay 1860 He was employed by He joined the Monhagen Saw Works to help it get out of a business slump. The company was extablished in 1853 by Elisha P. Wheeler, Edward M. Madden and Josiah Bakewell with a location on King Street. Mr. Bakewell was reputed to be the best saw maker in the U.S. at the time. A large factory was erected on Railroad Avenue on the corner of Cottage Street. When William Clemson joined the business in 1860 he replaced Bakewell in the partnership. in May 1860 at Middletown, Orange, NY.2 
CENSUS1870*1870 He appeared on the census in 1870 at NY.9 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Middletown, NY.2,10 

Family

Amelia Wright b. 21 January 1827, d. 1885
MARRIAGE*3 August 1844  On 3 August 1844 Now, Amelia (married Clemson) came over in 1842 (June 13th, to be exact) and Wm. Clemson supposedly followed her arriving March 1844.2,5,6 
Children
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  2. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  3. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  4. [S539] Pete Laskaris, Middletown History.
  5. [S563] Laura Steneck, "Laura Steneck," e-mail to Margot Woodrough.
  6. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  7. [S52] 1850 Census;, Shown living with wife occupation saw grinder.
  8. [S54] 1860 Census;, Shown living with family with 5,000 real estate and 14,000 personal estate.
  9. [S55] 1870 Census;, Shown living with family. Real estate 20,000 and personal effects 8,000.
  10. [S56] 1880 Census;, 1st Ward, T9-0911 p. 266B.
  11. [S54] 1860 Census;.
  12. [S56] 1880 Census;, Living with parents.

William Clemson1

M, #3555, b. 1 October 1793, d. 14 February 1869
Birth*1 October 1793 William Clemson was born on 1 October 1793 at Penn's Mills, Warwickshire, England.2 
MARRIAGE*1819 He married Jane White in 1819.1,2 
Death*14 February 1869 He died on 14 February 1869 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, at age 75.2 
Biography*circa 1810  In the early 1800's the Clemson family was engaged in the manufacture, heat treating and working of metals in England. This was already something of a tradition, for the family's ancestors once made armor for knights of Germany in the fifteenth century. William Clemson, superintendent of a wire manufacturing plant and his wife Jane had a son also named William.

He was educated in the schools at his native town and by his mother, who herself was a school teacher. He learned the trade of wire drawer in the mills of Barron & Webster, and at the age of nineteen was given his time. He worked for this firm for twelve years, subsequently going to Birmingham where he was superintendent in a mill of the same firm for about ten years. After working for various concerns he entered the employ of Hughes & Evans at Deritend, S. W. Birmingham, in 1841, and conducted their steel wire business until 1854, when he practically retired from business, removing to Woburn, Massachusetts, where he resided in the village of Montvale until 1859. Then he returned to his native land and died in the city of Birmingham, England, February 14, 1869. He attended the Church of England and the Episcopal church. In politics he was a Liberal.1 

Family

Jane White b. 4 March 1797, d. 26 January 1863
Children
Last Edited26 Apr 2009

Citations

  1. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  2. [S621] By William Richard Cutter, Middlesex County Massachusetts.
  3. [S522] International Genealogical Index (IGI).
  4. [S56] 1880 Census;.

William Richard Clemson1,2,3

M, #3552, b. 16 May 1858, d. 8 January 1923
Father*William Clemson2 b. 27 May 1821, d. 12 Jan 1890
Mother*Amelia Wright b. 21 Jan 1827, d. 1885
ChartsJOSEPH WOODROUGH
Birth*16 May 1858 William Richard Clemson was born on 16 May 1858 at MA.2,3 
 He was the son of William Clemson and Amelia Wright.2 
MARRIAGE*1881 He married Leona Woodrough, daughter of Joseph Woodrough and Agnes Moreman, in 1881 He was still living at home in 1880 prior to his marriage. After the marriage the couple tour Japan and became enchanted with Japanese Gardens and art. They brought a shinto shrine home which eventually went to their Florida home and later it was donated to the Gulf coast Art Museum. An article describing it is here:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19700403&id=rfsNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BXwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3468,2436586.2,4 
Death*8 January 1923 He died on 8 January 1923 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, at age 64. 
CENSUS1860*1860 He appeared on the census in 1860 at MA.5 
Employment*1879  In 1879 at Middletown, NY, George and his younger brother Richard formed a partnership to continue developing a satisfactory metal cutting saw. The shop was likely located at School and Ogden St. in Middletown.6 
CENSUS1880*1880 He appeared on the Census in 1880 at Middletown, Orange, NY.7 
Employment1885  In 1885 at Middletown, NY, He became secretary of the Wheeler Madden firm when his father purchased it and transferred it to his sons.6 
Employment1886 He was employed in the saw business in 1886 at Woburn, Middlesex, MA; Looks like he left New York and went to Montvale to help with the saw business and that is where he met Leona Woodrough. His home is listed as being in Charlestown. 
Retirement*before 1900 He was retired before 1900; He retired from the saw business for health reasons.6 
CENSUS1900*1900 He appeared on the census in 1900 at Tarpon Springs, Hillsborough, FL; He was living in Tarpon Springs with his wife, child, mother in law and brother in law.8 
Residence*1900 He lived in 1900 at Tarpon Springs, FL; Richard and his wife built a large winter home here.

Sponge Industry of Busy Tarpon (1903)
This article appeared in the Tampa Morning Tribune on Apr. 5, 1903.

Tarpon Springs, April 4.—Work is rapidly progressing on the $30,000 residence of George W. Clemson, which is being erected on the north side of the spring. The building is to be a spacious one, two and one-half stories in height, and will be provided with all modern conveniences that go to make up a thoroughly modernized and ideal home.

Mr. Clemson's new house-boat recently arrived from the East Coast via the Strait of Florida, and is now cruising along the coast, near Tarpon Springs. N. A. VanWinkle has been awarded the contract for erecting a $4,000 boat-house, in which this floating palace will be stored during the summer, while he is looking after his manufacturing interests in the North.

The new sponge house of John K. Cheyney, located near the bayou, has just been completed, and will be ready for use during the spring sponging trip, which is expected to begin about the first of May. The main building is 40x80 feet, and will be used for the clipping and packing of sponges. Alongside this are two other smaller buildings 20x40, and 30x40 feet, respectively. One of these buildings is known as the bleachery, and is thoroughly equipped for bleaching the raw product. The other is known as a drying room, and has a glass roof for the utilization of the rays of the sun in drying the product. The building is also steam heated. Some distance from these buildings is located a fire and burglar-proof stock room, 20x30 feet. It is a brick building with cement floor and corrugated iron roof, and will be used for the storage of the baled sponges previous to being shipped. As much as $20,000 worth of sponges is often stored in the stock room at one time.

A sponge house is being erected for W. W. K. Decker by N. A. VanWinkle. The building is 36x100 feet, and will be complete in all its appointments. Another sponge house was recently erected for E. P. Meres. It is of corrugated iron.

Several residences are in contemplation by winter tourists, who have become infatuated with Florida's equable climate, and desire permanent winter homes here.9,4 
CENSUS1910*1910 He appeared on the census in 1910 at Los Angeles, CA.10 
Residence1920 He lived in 1920 at Oxford Ave, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA.11 
CENSUS1920*1920 He appeared on the census in 1920 at Los Angeles, CA.12 

Family

Leona Woodrough b. 15 May 1862, d. 18 April 1940
MARRIAGE*1881 He married Leona Woodrough, daughter of Joseph Woodrough and Agnes Moreman, in 1881 He was still living at home in 1880 prior to his marriage. After the marriage the couple tour Japan and became enchanted with Japanese Gardens and art. They brought a shinto shrine home which eventually went to their Florida home and later it was donated to the Gulf coast Art Museum. An article describing it is here:
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=888&dat=19700403&id=rfsNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BXwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3468,2436586.2,4 
Child
Last Edited17 Feb 2011

Citations

  1. He is called William Richard on the census and Richard William in the LDS transcript of the Woburn Record Book. The name Richard W. is the one he used throughout his adult life.
  2. [S56] 1880 Census;.
  3. [S563] Laura Steneck, "Laura Steneck," e-mail to Margot Woodrough.
  4. [S59] 1900 Census;.
  5. [S54] 1860 Census;, Living with parents.
  6. [S508] Ontario and Western RR. Historical Society, "Clemson."
  7. [S56] 1880 Census;, Living with parents and no wife shown.
  8. [S59] 1900 Census;, T623 Book 1 Page 41.
  9. [S507] Gertrude K. Staughton, Tarpon Springs Early Years.
  10. [S60] 1910 Census;, Precinct 65 E.D 110 Sheet 1.
  11. [S61] 1920 Census;.
  12. [S61] 1920 Census;, E.D 177 Sheet 5 Precinct 416.

(?) Clerke1

M, #4468

Family

Children
Last Edited27 Jun 2006

Citations

  1. [S1] Bass Family, Book, 1961 State Archives of Georgia.