Hiram Biff Clemens

Brief Life History of Hiram Biff

When Hiram Biff Clemens was born on 8 September 1816, in Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Carey Clemons, was 26 and his mother, Mary Merrill, was 23. He married Eliza Constance Bennett on 21 January 1839, in Campbell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1862. He died in 1874, in Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Summit, Utah, United States.

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Hiram Biff Clemens
Eliza Constance Bennett
Marriage: 21 January 1839
Mary J Clemmons
Katherin Bell Clemons
George Clemons
Frances Clemons

Sources (13)

  • H B Clemmons, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hiram B. Clemens, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Hiram B Clemons, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

English (Cornwall): variant of Clemence or Clement .

German, Dutch, and Danish: from the personal name Clemens (see Clement ).

In some cases also an Americanized form of Slovenian patronymics Klemenc (see Klements ) and Klemenčič or of Croatian Klemenčić (see Klemencic ). Compare Klemens .

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

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