John George Clement1

ID # 669, (1847-1937)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     John George Clement was born in 1847 at England.1 He married Melissa Adell Smith, daughter of Albert Kellogg Smith and Amelia Misener, on 16 October 1879 at Beverly Twp, Wentworth County, Ontario. (notes: 012149-79 Beverly Twp., Wentworth Co. John George Clement, 31, born (town illeg.), England, farmer, widower, Ep. Methodist, parents AbrahamClement and Ann George. Melissa A. Smith, 27, spinster, born and residing Beverly. d/o Albert J. Smith and Amelia Misener. Witnesses Judsonand Phoebe Smith of Beverly. Clergyman: Rev. C.E. Benson. Marriage date October 16, 1879, in Beverly.).1 He died on 12 April 1937 at Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma District, Ontario.1 At the time of John's marriage to Melissa Smith on 16 October 1879, he was a widower. He first married Emily Shortbridge at Lynden, registration in Ancaster, on January 30, 1878. Emily died April 7, 1879, apparently from complications giving birth to their son. She is buried inTroy Cemetery. Their son Clarence was born April 1, 1879, in Beverly Township. John then married Melissa Smith on October 16, 1879, and they appear in the 1881 census at Beverly with Clarence. A transcriptionshows Clarence, age 2, as Clarane and a female, but this is obviouslynot correct. The 1881 census was conducted on or about April 4, 1881.Annie Laurie Clement, the daughter of John and Melissa was born July 26, 1881. The 1901 census taken at Hamilton shows John and Melissa with both Clarence and Annie. No evidence of other children has been found.

John and Emily's son had the full name of Clarence George Clement. Hemarried a Nettie Louisa Johnston in 1903 in the Algoma District, probably at Sault Ste. Marie. His parents are shown as John George Clementand Melissa Adele Smith. Evidence found shows that his mother was actually Emily Shortridge. Nettie's parents are shown as William Johnstonand Mary Ann Colter. Clarence is shown as residing in Sault Ste. Marie and born in Beverly. Nettie is shown as born and residing in Hamilton.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007

Child of John George Clement and Melissa Adell Smith


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.