Rufus Hargrove Clements

1 November 1823–1 December 1876 (Age 53)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rufus Hargrove

When Rufus Hargrove Clements was born on 1 November 1823, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, his father, Hardy Clements, was 40 and his mother, Martha Patsy Hargrove, was 22. He married Martha Lavinia Bugbee in 1850. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died on 1 December 1876, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States.

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Rufus Hargrove Clements
Martha Lavinia Bugbee
Marriage: 1850
Julia Lavinia Clements
Coosa Corinne Clements
Lalla Clements
Rufus Hargrove " Jr." Clements
Gertrude Clements
Francis Bugbee Clements Sr
Julius Morgan CLEMENTS
Clara Estelle Clements

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    Martha Patsy Hargrove




World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1826 · Tuscaloosa Becomes Capital

Age 3

In 1826, the capital of Alabama moved from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa. 

Age 23

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Clement . As an American family name, this form has absorbed cognates in other continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus Clements, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rufus H Clements, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R H Clement, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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