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Dr Seneca Sherman Clemons
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1842
Rutland County
Vermont, USA
Death: unknown


Dr. Seneca S. Clemons, one of the longest established and best known physicians of Manchester Center, VT was born Jan. 23. 1842 in Wallingford, VT, a son of James Clemons Jr. His paternal grandfather James Clemons Sr., (also the father of Eleanor, wife of Samuel Patch), served in the War of 1812, and died on the field of the Battle of Plattsburgh in 1814. His widow (Polly Chapman) subsequently died in Wallingford, VT, from a sunstroke. They were the parents of five children.

James Clemons Jr., was born in Wallingford, VT, and there spent his sixty-nine years of earthly life, being engaged principally in agricultural pursuits. He married Rachel Sherman, a native of Wallingford, and a daughter of George and Rachel (Congdon) Sherman, who was born and reared in Rhode Island, but settled on a farm in Wallingford after the Battle of Plattsburgh, in which Mr. Sherman took part; Mrs. Sherman, who died at the age of eighty-four years, reared six children. Of the union of Rachel Sherman with James Clemons Jr., eight children were born, namely, Henry, a farmer in Wallingford; Abbey, also of that town; and Sarah, wife of George Crary, of Wallingford. Francis died in childhood and George E., at thirty-eight years. The mother died Mar. 31, 1901, aged eighty-nine years. Both parents attended the Congregational Church.

Seneca S. Clemons received his elementary education in the public schools of his native town, and was a graduate from the medical department of the University of Vermont with the class of 1865. Beginning the practice of his profession at Manchester Center immediately after receiving his degree, he met with some encouragement in the way of patronage that he remained a physician at Manchester till his death. He was one of the most successful and popular physicians of that locality. He was a Republican in politics, and served as the United States examining surgeon from 1868 to 1872. He was a member of the Bennington County Medical Society; of Adoniram Lodge No. 42, Free and Accepted Masons, of which he held the office of Junior Warden; and of Hope Lodge No. 50, Independant Order of Odd Fellows, in which he served one term as Noble Grand. He belonged to the Baptist Church.

Dr. Clemons married, in 1869, Annie E. Danforth, who was born in East Rupert, VT, a daughter of Capt. A. J. R. and Abigail (Harwood) Danforth. Annie, died in 1890, aged forty-six yeras. Dr. Clemons, afterward, married to Mrs. Nancy Carney, a daughter of John Moore of Manchester, VT.
Ullery, Jacob G. Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont. Brattleboro, Vt.: Transcript Publishing Company, 1894.
Family links: 
  James Clemons (1806 - 1873)
  Rachel Sherman Clemons (1812 - 1901)
  Henry James Clemons (1840 - 1909)*
  Seneca Sherman Clemons (1842 - ____)
  Loraine R. Clemons Derrick (1844 - 1918)*
  Mary Eliza Clemons (1846 - 1916)*
  Abbie Frances Clemons (1849 - 1915)*
  Sarah E. Clemons Crary (1853 - 1935)*
  George E. Clemons (1857 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: To date I have only found three of the five children of James and Polly (Chapman) Clements, ie., James Jr., Polly and Elenor. All were very young when orphaned.
Created by: Diana L. Brace
Record added: Jun 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92173205
Dr Seneca Sherman Clemons
Added by: Diana L. Brace
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