Reuben Clements

Clements Family Cemetery

Tuscaloosa County, AL

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   REUBEN CLEMENTS was a Huguenot, from Bajonne, France. He is on the Muster Roll of Captain Hogan's Company on 19 September 1772 of
the North Carolina Militia. See Clark's Book, COLONIAL SOLDIERS OF THE SOUTH 1732 - 1732, page 817. Records at the National Archives in Washington, DC have many references in the military file of Reuben CLEMENTS. He enlisted on 12 December 1776 with the Continental Troops (Revolutionary War), serving under Colonel Moses Hazen. The spelling of his name on these records is found to be: Reuben or Reubin CLEMMONS/CLEMENTS/CLEMONTS/CLEMONS/CLEMMENTS/CLEMANTS, in the period of 1776 - 1780.
   Tuscaloosa County, Alabama records confirm that Reuben and his wife Elizabeth STUART were in this county in 1819. Land was purchased from the old Tuscaloosa Land Office by Reuben and his sons Hardy, Israel and Elija.
   The will of Reuben CLEMENTS is dated 17 November 1825 and is recorded in Will Book 1, pp 24-26 at the Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Courthouse. This will was proven in Open Court on 1 February 1826. Heirs listed were his wife Elizabeth and children: Benjamin, Susannah, Hannah, Hardy, Elijah, Israel, Charles, Edith, Bedith and Elizabeth.