SOURCE: History of Texas, Together with a Biographical History of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson Counties. (Chicago, IL: Lewis, 1893), p. 757 & 758.
Frank Clement, a farmer and stock raiser of Milam county, is a son of John and Sarah (Walker) Clement. The first member of this family in America, Pope Clement, came as a stowaway from France, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary war.
The grandfather of our subject, Stephen Clement, was raised in North Carolina, and died in Tennessee. John Clement, the father of our subject, was born and raised in Granville county, North Carolina, but when a young man went to Tennessee. He was married in Dickson county, that State, in 1829, and a short time afterward located in McNairy county, where he died in 1890. He was a well-informed man, took a great interest in politics, voted with the Democratic party, was a prominent secessionist, and a leading worker in the Methodist Church.
The maternal grandfather of our subject, Nelson Walker, was a soldier under Jackson in the war of 1812, and was originally from Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Clement had six children: Frank Clement, our subject; Elizabeth Clement, now Mrs. Short, of Jackson, Tennessee; Nancy Clement and Sarah Clement, deceased; Brunette Clement, now Mrs. Jester, of Chester county, Tennessee; and Susan Clement, also of that county. The mother died in 1859, at the age of forty-two years. The father afterward married a Miss Jester, and they had two children, only one of whom is now living.
Frank Clement was born in McNairy county, Tennessee, October 3, 1881. He was employed as a carpenter in his native State until 1859, and in that year came to Titus county, Texas. Ten years later he located on his present place in Milam county, ten miles west of Rockdale, where he now has 550 acres cultivated. In addition to general farming, he has also given considerable attention to stock-raising. Mr. Clement is independent in his political relations, and socially, is a Master mason, a member of Rockdale lodge, also of the Odd-Fellows, K. of H. and the K. L. of H.
In McNairy county, Tennessee, December 20, 1854, he was untied in marriage with Martha Bryant. They have had ten children, namely: Lillian B. Clement, wife of J. H. Bonds, of Milam county; A. J. Clement, a graduate of Vanderbilt College, practiced law in Cameron, Texas, one year, and died of typhoid fever; Frank Clement, of Cameron; Annie Clement, deceased, was a teacher in the public schools; William K. Clement attending the Georgetown University; George C. Clement, a law student; Samuel J. Clement, attending the Huntsville Normal School; Jack B. Clement, Mattie Clement and Jones W. Clement at home.
We must say a special thank you to Sylvia Thomas of Georgetown, Texas, for typing the above biographical sketch for use on the Milam County TXGenWeb site.
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