William Henry Clemons

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Clemons was born on 27 October 1846, in Le Roy, LeRoy, Genesee, New York, United States, his father, Alonzo Clemons, was 24 and his mother, Emily Ann Newcomb, was 19. He married Laura Porter on 2 January 1866, in Otisco Township, Ionia, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Grattan, Kent, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 17 February 1886, in Ionia, Michigan, United States, at the age of 39.

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William Henry Clemons
Laura Porter
Marriage: 2 January 1866
Rose Mary Clemons
William Alonzo Clemons
Elter C Clemons
Sarah M Clemens

Sources (16)

  • Henry Clemons in household of Alonzo Clemons, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William H Clemens, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Henry Clemons in entry for Clayton J. Beach and Sarah Clemons, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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World Events (8)

1847 · Moving the State Capital

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (Worcestershire): variant of Clemence or Clements .

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

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