Watercolor "Clement" Family Record, Pompey, New York, c. 1814, documenting significant life events in the family of Samuel Clement and Ruth Hibbard and their eleven children arranged in columns with the headings "Names," "Births," "Marriages," and "Deaths," each column decorated with a device symbolic of the event; the top of the record with an image of the ship Lyon on a calm crescent-moon-lit sea flanked by a fouled anchor and balance scale set beneath a green drapery; all within a bright yellow framework with red and green leafy decoration, in original gilt ropetwist pattern frame, sheet ht. 12, wd. 9 in.
Note: Samuel Clement (1772-1856) was born in Northbridge, Massachusetts. In the autumn of 1793 he went to Westmoreland, New York, and began a career as a teacher. In March 1794 Clement constructed a home in the area and in April helped organize the town of Pompey. He married Ruth Hibbard (1774-1823) later that year.
Ruth Hibbard, Samuel's wife, is descended from Robert Hibbard who emigrated to America in the late 1630s arriving on the ship Lyon with Governor John Winthrop.
Included with the lot is an extensive binder of genealogical information on the Clement and Hibbard families along with the book Re-Union of the Sons and Daughters of the Old Town of Pompey, 1875.
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