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Joseph D. Clements
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Birth: Sep. 6, 1786, USA
Death: Mar., 1844
Gonzales County
Texas, USA

Joseph D. Clements arrived married with a family of 7 on 25 Dec 1829 according to DeWitt Colony land records when he received a sitio of land on the west bank of the Guadalupe River in current Guadalupe County. He also received three leagues of land granted directly by the government. One league was near the Gonzales-DeWitt-Lavaca County border, one further south in DeWitt County on the Guadalupe River and a third near Seguin on the Guadalupe. He was a regidor of the Gonzales Ayuntamiento of 1835, which guided the colony through events leading to independence in spring 1836. He was elected a delegate from Gonzales to the Texas Consultation of Oct 1835, a member of the General Council serving on multiple advisory committees and a signer of the Declaration of the People of Texas declaring the intention of Texans to fight for the restoration of the Constitution of 1824 and support of a separate state of Texas within the Republic of Mexico. In the absence of alcalde Ponton, Regidor Clements was the spokesman for the colonists in the initial confrontation on the Guadalupe River with Lt. Castenada and his men. As member of the General Council of the Provisional Government of the Mexican State of Texas in late 1835 and early 1836, he was a signatory, along with D.C. Barrett, Alexander Thompson, G.A. Patillo and John McMullen, to numerous official letters and documents emerging from the government including the dispute between Provisional Governer Smith and the Council, the impeachment tribunal against Smith, actions under Acting Governor Robinson and the Matamoros Expedition of Johnson and Grant. He was in charge of the commission in Gonzales responsible for supply of the newly formed Texas Republican Army with corn and cornmeal. In 1838 he was head of the Board of Land Commissioners in Gonzales. He is on the Gonzales tax rolls of 1838-39 where he represented the estates of several deceased residents.(Joseph A. Mitchell, De Witt Colony Biographies)

Children of JOSEPH CLEMENTS and RACHEL BAKER are:

1. LAURA JANE CLEMENTS
2. ALEXANDER CLEMENTS
3. ISAAC B. CLEMENTS
4. AUGUSTUS CLEMENTS (Twin)
5. JOSEPH CLEMENTS (Twin) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Rachel Baker Davis (1813 - 1847)
 
 Children:
  Laura Jane Clements Conn (1832 - 1852)*
  Augustus Dillard Clements (1843 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Gen Story Girl
Record added: Jun 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71173225
Joseph D. Clements
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- Old Coot
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Rest in peace.
- Gen Story Girl
 Added: Jun. 11, 2011
 
 
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