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Birth Name CLEMENT, William Wesley
Gender male
Age at Death 66 years


William Wesley Clement's name is found on the 1828 and 1830 Gasconade Co. MO Tax Lists.,

He married Elizabeth Skaggs in Crawford County, Mo in 1829. William Wesley's grandfather, Richard Skaggs, and Elizabeth's great-grandfather, Henry Skaggs, were brothers. (Richard and Henry Skaggs were famous "LongHunters" in Kentucky who were among the first white settlers in Kentucky and much has been written about them in Kentucky History books.)

William Wesley and Elizabeth Clement are listed on the 1830 Crawford Co. MO Census living with his brother Abraham Clement and family.

By 1840, he had moved to Arkansas. He is listed on the 1840 Carroll Co. AR Census living in Osage township.

He is listed on the 1850 Madison Co. AR Census living in War Eagle Township. The census was taken after August, since his wife is not listed, and she had died in August, 1850. Living with William Wesley in his household in 1850 were his eight children, ranging in age from 4 months to 19 years old.

Between 1850 and 1853 William Wesley and his family moved to Lamar Co.TX. He married a second time in that county on 14 Jun 1853.

His sons, Andrew and Abraham, married in Lamar Co.TX in the two succeeding years.

William Wesley is listed on the1860 Lamar Co. TX Census with his new wife and four of his children, Hiram Harvey, Ellen, Lydia, and William. The youngest child, Severno ( Serena) is not listed, so it is assumed that she had died.

During the next decade, two of William Wesley's sons, Andrew and Hiram Harvey, served in the Confederate Army in Texas.

Hiram Harvey married in 1862, Ellen married in 1864, and Lydia married in 1865.

In 1867, his second wife, Lavinia died. It is not known for sure what happened to William Wesley after that. It is believed by this writer that he died in Lamar Co. TX sometime after the death of his second wife in 1867 and even though there is no marked grave for him next to Lavinia in Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar Co. TX, there is a space that could be his grave between Lavinia and his daughter-in-law, Mary Clement and I believe he is buried there. (lkcl)


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1802 Green Co. KY    
Death 1868 Lamar Co. TX    

Age: 66y

Burial   Shady Grove Cemetery, Lamar Co. TX    
Christening   farmer    


Family of CLEMENT, William Wesley and SKAGGS, Elizabeth

Married Wife SKAGGS, Elizabeth ( * 1814 + 1850-08-00 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1829-10-22 Crawford Co MO Religious Marriage 6
Name Birth Date Death Date
CLEMENT, Sarah1830after 1850
CLEMENT, Andrew1833-04-201873-04-30
CLEMENT, Abraham1835-05-00
CLEMENT, Hiram Harvey1837after 1880
CLEMENT, Ellen1840-08-111902-08-06
CLEMENT, Lydia1844-04-00
CLEMENT, William1847-02-201917-01-13
CLEMENT, Serena1850before 1860

Source References

  1. Ida Lancaster: The Right To Be Proud - A History of the Descendants of Richard Skaggs
  2. Forrest Daniel, History of Grayson Co. TX
  3. 1860 Lamar Co. TX Census
  4. 1850 Madison Co. AR Census
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        ID: I31615
        Name: David SKAGGS
        Sex: M
        Birth: 28 APR 1767 in VA 1
        Death: BEF 12 JUN 1813 in Green Co. KY
        David is mentioned in the Archibald Thompson diary, page 10, where Archibald lists the birth dates of some of the children of Henry and Mary Thompson Skaggs. Mary is Archibald's sister.

        David's name appears on a petition in 1785 for the formation of Russell Co. Virginia. His name also appears on the 1789, 1790, and 1791 Tax Lists of Russell Co. Virginia, living in the upper district. His name also appears in the Russel Co. VA Order Book, p. 153, no date given, "Ordered that James Cumpson, David Skeggs, James Davison be fined according to law for profane swearing."

        David's name appears on the 1793 Nelson Co. KY tax list. He is on the Green Co. KY 1795, 1800, 1805, 1806, and 1811 tax lists. His name is probably listed on the intervening years also, but this writer did not find specific items to verify those years.

        His name appears in various other Green Co. KY records. They includethe following:

        (1) 1793, The governor commissioned the following officers on the 16th Regiment - Frederick and David Skaggs under Lt. John Reynolds.
        (2) September 13, 1796, Order Book, p. 33, Ordered that Richard Dean,Will Vance, John Bryant, John Houchens, David Skaggs, and Joseph Meredith view the nearest and best way from Dyers' crossing at the head of Cloyd's Creek to the Blue Spring Grove, being sworn first before one Justice of Peace and report.
        (3) April 1798, excerpts from the Journal of Governor James Garrard, p. 161, Captains David Skaggs and Solomon Skaggs, ensigns listed.
        (4) Sept. 1799, Order Book, on a motion of David Skaggs, a license is granted him to keep a tavern at his house for 1year from this day and from thence until the next court. He entered into bond with John Hardin according to the law.
        (5) Feb. 19, 1800, Order book, John Smith Sr. is appointed overseer of the road from the ford of Pitman Creek near David Skaggs.
        (6) May 30, 1811, Jesse Roberts and Polly his wife for $550 to David Skaggs in Green Co. on the waters of the North Fork of Pitman, being part of Archer Mathews' survey of 5000 acres.
        (7) Deed Book 6, pages 204-205 in 1811 where it is recorded, "David Skaggs and wife, Peggy, to John Thurman, $1300, north fork of Pitman Creek, 256 acres, eastwardly to the corner of Henry Skaggs' settlement survey, crossing of Skaggs and Barbee's lines, Harrises lines, on the point of a ridge, on the cliff of the north fork of Pitman's Ridge, line of Henry Skaggs' settlement survey. (Signed) David Skaggs, Margaret Skaggs, (herX mark). Acknowledged by David Skaggs and wife, Margaret on 5 Aug 1811. She relinquished dower, Recorded 10 Aug 1811 by John Barrett, DCGC.
        (8) Aug 10, 1811, David Skaggs and Peggy his wife sell to John Thurman on the North Fork of Pitman's Creek 250 acres from Skaggs settlement survey and Barbee lines.
        (9) July 5, 1822, Deed Book 10, p. 480, Henry Skaggs of Gasconade Co.MO appoints Isaac Roberts of Green Co. KY, my lawful attorney, to convey land sold me by Drury Thompson and Jesse Roberts in Green Co.,certain papers to witness a bill of sale from David Skaggs to me for a negro named Bob and also an order for land. This last transaction took place after the death of David.




        Father: Henry SKAGGS b: 08 JAN 1723 in Maryland
        Mother: Mary THOMPSON b: 18 AUG 1739

        Marriage 1 Margaret "Peggy" [SKAGGS] b: ABT 1760 in VA
        Has No Children David SKAGGS b: 1780
        Has Children Mary SKAGGS b: ABT 1780 in Russell Co. VA
        Has Children Henry SKAGGS b: 1785 in VA
        Has No Children Jacob SKAGGS b: 1786 in Russell Co. VA
        Has Children Richard SKAGGS b: 11 JAN 1801 in Green Co. KY
        Has Children John C. SKAGGS b: 1805

        Author: Archibald Thompson
        Title: Diary
        TYPE: Book

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  6. Missouri Early Marriages Records