Nicholas Clement


Nicholas Clement was born in 1750. He was the only surviving child of the marriage of Indian interpreter Jacobus Clement and Jannetje Van Woert. By 1767, his father had passed on and his mother had taken over as owner of their first ward household.

In 1767, he was identified as a fifer in Abraham Cuyler's company of the Albany County Militia.

He probably lived with his widowed mother in the first ward until he married Albany area native Rachel De Garmo. The couple left the Albany area sometime after the birth of their daughter in 1777.

In 1790, no men were living in his mother's Southside home.

We seek information on his further exploits and passing. His wife was buried in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1823.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Nicholas Clement is CAP biography number 7651. This brief profile is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Like a number of early Albany boys, he seems to have vanished. Not so! With your help, we will find out what happened to him.

Nicholas Clement was not listed on the Federal Census of 1790 in New York State. He also was not mentioned surrounding the death and Albany burial of his mother in 1796.

first posted: 7/25/01; recast and updated 1/28/09