Saturday, January 29, 2005

Clement genealogy

The Clement family [of Lewis Metzler Clement] originally settled in upstate New York. They were United Empire Loyalists and thus all left for Canada at the time of the American Revolution. Himself a native of Niagara-on-Lake, Ontario (Upper Canada),  to the best of my knowledge L.M. Clement was the only member of this part of the Clement family to have emigrated to California which he did in 1862 after first living in Ohio and  St. Louis for about a year.  (You can view the detailed genealogical information I have about L.M. Clement and his ancestors.)  After leaving the CPRR in 1881, L.M. Clement lived in the Bay Area for at least the last 30 years of his life and died in Hayward, CA, in 1914.

Bruce C. Cooper