Darius Salem Clement

24 November 1834–22 May 1917 (Age 82)
Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Darius Salem

When Darius Salem Clement was born on 24 November 1834, in Dryden, Dryden, Tompkins, New York, United States, his father, Thomas Clement, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Betsy Foote, was 40. He married Louisa Kelsey on 27 November 1859, in Union Fort, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States for about 20 years and Alma, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1910. He died on 22 May 1917, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

Photos and Memories (57)

Do you know Darius Salem? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Darius Salem Clement
Louisa Kelsey
Marriage: 27 November 1859
Easton Clement
Oliver Clement
Elizabeth Clement
Darius Albert Clement
Nancy Abigail Clement
Jesse Warren Clement
Orin Francis Clement
Thomas Alma Clement
Amos Byron Clement
Clarence C Clement

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1859Union Fort, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings



    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 5
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 5
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    Age 22
    Nevada is the 36th state.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Alcide, Alphonse, Andre, Marcel, Armand, Cecile, Christophe, Gaston, Olivier, Aime.English, Catalan, German, Flemish, and Dutch; French and Walloon (Clément): from the Latin personal name Clemens meaning ‘merciful’ (genitive Clementis). This achieved popularity firstly through having been borne by an early Christian saint who was a disciple of Saint Paul, and later because it was selected as a symbolic name by a number of early popes. There has also been some confusion with the personal name Clemence (from Latin Clementia, meaning ‘mercy’, an abstract noun derived from the adjective; in part a masculine name from Latin Clementius, a later derivative of Clemens). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, especially Italian Clemente , and also their derivatives.

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

    Possible Related Names


    Story Highlight

    Letter Written to the Son of Betsey Foote by her brother Warren Foote

    “Apr. 13-1903 “Dear Nephew “What you write about your Mother brings some things to my mind, that I think you do not know of. I am assured that your Mother would never have come to Illinois if it ha …

    Sources (46)

    • Darius Salem Clement, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Darious S Clement in entry for Thomas Alma Clement, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • D S Clement, "United States Census, 1870"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.