Frederick Clemons and Nancy Hunter
I know very little about Frederick Clemons. Estimating from early census records, he was probably born about 1782. On the 1880 census, several of his children list Maryland as their father's birthplace. He married Nancy Hunter in about 1812 and most likely in Madison County. Nancy was the oldest child of John Hunter and Ruth Gennett. She was born about 1788, in Goochland, Virginia. I can't find Frederick or Nancy Clemons on the 1850 or 1860 census. I assume they died prior to 1850.
Children of Frederick Clemons and Nancy Hunter
1. Mary Jane Clemons was born about 1813, in Madison County. She married Robert Jones, son of Humphrey Jones and Susannah Gentry on 13 July 1831, (bond 12 July 1831), in Madison County, with William Hunter as the bondsman and Frederick Clemons as the father of the bride. Mary was listed as Jane on her marriage license, as Mary on the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses, and as Polly on the 1880 census.
2. Elizabeth Clemons was born about 1814 in Madison. She married 1st
Jeremiah Lamb on 22 June 1829 (bond) in Madison County. John Hunter was bondsman
and Frederick Clemons was listed as the father of the bride. She married a
2nd time to Timothy Lakes, son of Timothy Lakes and Rebecca Jones, on 1 March 1845 (bond) in Madison
County with William Hill
bondsman and Rebecca Lakes listed as the mother of the groom. William Hill
was the brother in law of Timothy Lakes.
3. John B. Clemons was born about 1815 in Madison County. He married Catherine Winkler on 18 January 1838 in Madison, with Jackson Owens as bondsman and Francis Winkler as mother of the bride. In Bill and Kathy Vockery's book, Madison County Kentucky Marriage Records, Vol 2, 1823-1851, they list the mother of the bride as Katharine Winkler, but the original bond clearly shows the mother of the bride listed as Francis Winkler.
Jackson County Circuit Court, November term, 1858, 1st day:
p. 2 The Commonwealth of Kentucky against John Clemmons - Malicious stabbing
This day came the attorney for the Commonwealth and the defendant in person on motion of the attorney for the plaintiff, it is ordered that this cause be continued until next term. The defendant being in custody and admitted for bail. James Isaacs came personally into court and acknowledged himself indebted to the commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars to be void however upon condition that the said John Clemmons appear in this court of the first day of the next term thereof to answer said charge and shall at all times render himself amenable to the orders and process of said court in the prosecution of said charge and if convicted will render himself in execution thereof or if he fail to perform either of these conditions, he will pay the commonwealth of Kentucky the sum of Two hundred and fifty dollars, whereupon Stephen Carpenter and Elisha Carpenter, came personally into court and acknowledged themselves indebted to the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the sum of one hundred dollars each, but to be void upon condition that they appear here on the first day of the next term of the court witnesses in behalf of the Commonwealth of Kentucky against John Clemmons and not depart without leave of the court and on motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth, it is ordered that a summons directed to the sheriff of Rockcastle for Richard Singleton and William Cates, as witnesses in behalf of the Commonwealth against said Clemmons and that summons sent to Jackson County for Mitton Martin as a witness in the above cause in behalf of the Commonwealth
John Clemons was also indicted for perjury. John's son in law, James R. Isaacs, was indicted for murder during the same period. These two evens might be connected, especially since James R. Isaacs' father, James Isaacs, paid the bail for John Clemons.
During the November 1860 term of the Jackson County Circuit Court the perjury charge was "filed away" and during the November 1863 term the malicious stabbing charge was dismissed.
Jackson County Court Records, October term, 1878:
John Clemmons dec'd and hereby released of payment of county tax
4. Sarah (Sally) N. Clemons was born about 1819 in Madison County. She married Robert Lakes on 16 Sept 1841 in Madison County, with William Hill as bondsman. Robert Lakes was born 23 Feb 1819 in Estill County and died 9 April 1883 in Madison County. He was the son of Timothy Lakes and Rebecca Jones, and a brother in law to William Hill..
5. Ruth Clemons (also listed as Ruthy and Rutha) was born about 1825 in Madison County. She married John Lakes on 21 October 1841 in Madison County, with William Hill as bondsman and Frederick Clemons as father of the bride. William Hill was the brother-in-law of John Lakes having married John's sister Margaret Lake on 2 September 1841 in Madison County. John Lakes was the son of Timothy Lakes and Rebecca Jones.
6. William R. Clemons was born about 1829 in Madison County. He married Susan Jane Baker on 11 March 1854 in Madison County with Sherrod R. Baker, bondsman and Bazzel Baker listed as the father of the bride.