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[This information is from Vol. II, pp. 850-851 of Hudson-Mohawk Genealogical and Family Memoirs, edited by Cuyler Reynolds (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1911). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 929.1 R45. Some of the formatting of the original, especially in lists of descendants, may have been altered slightly for ease of reading.]

Pieter and Joseph Clement were stepsons of Benjamin Roberts and inherited his property at Maalwyck, which they sold to Cornelius Viele in [and?] Carel Hanse. Joseph lived in Maquaasland in 1745; married Anna, daughter of Jacobus Peck, and had issue.

(I) The ancestor of the Mohawk Valley family under consideration was the elder of the brothers, Pieter Clement, of the "Woestyne" (literally desert). He was born of Dutch parents and ancestry. He was a young man living in New Utrecht, Long Island, when he married, November 26, 1707, Anna Ruyting in Albany, New York. After his marriage he settled permanently in the Mohawk Valley. By his first wife he had Marytje, Janetje, Alida. Pieter Clement "wederwenaai" (widower) married, July 28, 1721, Anna, daughter of Arent Vedder, both of the "Woestyne." Children of second wife: Arent, Saartje, Susan, Johannes, mentioned below.

(II) Johannes, youngest son of Pieter and Anna (Vedder) Clement, was baptized September 24, 1732. He married, July 14, 1760, Jannetje Bratt. Children: Pieter, Catalina, Annatje, Samuel, see forward, and Arent.

(III) Samuel, son of Johannes and Jannetje (Bratt) Clement, was born September 13, 1767. He married Margareta, daughter of John Fairly. Children:

  1. Johannes, born June 25, 1793.
  2. John Fairly, see forward.

(IV) John Fairly, son of Samuel and Margareta (Fairly) Clement, was born in Montgomery county, New York, March 12, 1795, died in Fultonville, New York, where he passed the last thirty years of his life, retired. He was a successful farmer and retired with a competency. He married, about 1820, Mary Ann Winne, born 1800, died 1880, daughter of Major Winne, of the well-known Winne family of the Mohawk Valley. Children:

  1. Rachel, married Joachim Winne.
  2. Jane, married Henry Stowitts.
  3. Mary, married Nelson Bennett.
  4. Catherine, married Albert Williams.
  5. ————, married ———— Newkirk.
  6. Charlotte, unmarried.
  7. Lucas W., see forward.

(V) Lucas W., only son and youngest child of John Fairly and Mary Ann (Winne) Clement, was born in the town of Glen, Montgomery county, 1835. He grew up on the home farm and was a successful farmer until his retirement. He practiced as a veterinary surgeon and possessed considerable skill in treating the ailments of the horse. He resided on his farm in Glen for more than forty years, devoting himself to agriculture and the practice of his profession of veterinary surgeon. He was well-known in the county and highly respected. He now lives in retirement in Gloversville, New York, physically and mentally active. He married in the town of Root, Nancy, born in that town, 1836, died in Gloversville, December 1, 1902, daughter of Philip Stowitts. She and her husband were communicants of the Dutch Reformed church. Children:

  1. Philip, born 1852; resides in Glen with brother Jacob.
  2. Jacob, see forward.
  3. John, born in June, 1860; resides in Glen; unmarried.
  4. Ada, married Dr. Joseph Russel, of Gloversville.

(VI) Jacob, son of Lucas W. and Nancy (Stowitts) Clement, was born in the town of Glen, Montgomery county, New York, November 25, 1853. He was reared on the home farm and spent his life in agricultural pursuits. He is an energetic, progressive farmer and has earned a well-deserved success. His farm, located near the village of Glen, is in a high state of cultivation and the improvements are substantial, handsome and modern. He is an active member of the Reformed church, was a member of the official board, superintendent of the Sunday school and president of the Christian Endeavor Society. Politically he is a Democrat. He married (first) Mary A. Van Schaick, born in Glen, March 25, 1855, died July 13, 1894, daughter of Newton and Harriet (Hubbs) Van Schaick, descendant of two old Mohawk Valley families. Her mother, Harriet (Hubbs) Van Schaick, survived her husband; married (second) George S. Schuyler, whom she also survives, residing in Glen. He married (second) January 22, 1896, in Glen, Mary A. Fisher, born in Glen, July 14, 1851, daughter of Ellison Fisher, born 1826, died October 21, 1894, and his wife, Elizabeth (Serviss) Fisher, both natives of Montgomery county. Mrs. Elizabeth (Serviss) Fisher survives her husband and is now (1910) a resident of Glen, in her eighty-fourth year. Her children:

  1. Mary A., married Jacob Clement.
  2. Anne, born April 7, 1853, died March 27, 1866.
  3. Jay, born October 21, 1854; married (first) Nancy Baird, died October 3, 1889, aged thirty-nine years, leaving a son, Floyd, born September 29, 1889; married (second) Nellie Crouse. Jay resides on the old Ellison Fisher homestead in Glen.

Jacob Clement had by his first wife, Mary A. (Van Schaick) Clement, two children:

  1. Daisy, born November 24, 1883; resides with her father.
  2. Laura, born January 5, 1884; married, June 28, 1905, Charles Q. Smith, born July 1, 1884, son of George H. and Elizabeth (Miller) Smith. Charles Q. Smith is a rising, prosperous young farmer of the town of Glen.

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