Reuniting Families of Yesteryear For Tomorrow

Provided through the History of Tioga County and Judy Newman from the family Bible.


Alanson Clemons, youngest child of David Clemons' first marriage, was born in Vermont, April 2, 1803, and was but three years old when his father located in the forest then covering Covington township. He remained with his father until twenty-three years of age, when he bought a farm west of the river, on the present Copp Hollow Road, where he cleared and improved some 200 acres, being one of the successful farmers in the community. He married Luthania, a daughter of John Copp, who became the motherof ten children, as follows:

Sarah (Sally) A Clemons.- a widow of Andrew J. Clark of N. Dakota born August 1828

Irene Clemons

Lucy G. Clemons , deceased wife of G.M. Butler, of Covington township born November 29, 1830 daughter, Isabella Butler. Lucy is buried in Gray Cemetery.

Thomas Clemons-a resident of Blossburg born October 10, 1832 was married to Jane.

Holland, George and David all farmers in Covington township. Holland born August 10, 1834 was married to Martha Walker born January 27, 1830 and died sometim after 1919.

George Clemons born Feburay 12, 1837 married Mary Marsh and they had one daughter Nevo May Clemons

David Clemons orn December 28, 1838 married Jenny Davis and they had Mary Clemons and Fred Clemons

Orrin who died in infancy October 7, 1840

Lammon S. Clemons, a contractor of Blossburg born May 11, 1842.

Nelson N Clemons born april 1844 and brother William were farmers in Covington Township

William S. Clemons born April 1846 and died in 1899 married Margaret M. Davies born 1847 and died in 1911.

Mr. Clemons and wife were earnest workers in the Christian church. He died February 2, 1867, and Luthania, October 17, 1880.

Holland Clemons, second son of Alanson and Luthania, the pioneer was born in Covinton Township, Tioga County, August 10, 1834, and is one of the prominent and successful farmers of his native township. He remained on the homestead farm until twenty-one years of age, and then bought fifty-six acres of his present place, to which he has since added, until he is now the owner of 122 acres of well-improved land. On April 17, 1858, he married Martha Walker, a daughter of Lewis Walker. She was born in the Frost settlement, June 27, 1830, and is the mother of two children:

Frank L Clemons born February 14, 1862 died March 29, 1891 leaving a widow Mrs. Ida (Ely) Clemons

Mary I. Clemons, wife of W.H. Olney, of Mansfield, who has three children, Charles H., Frank L. and Dee H. Frank L. Clemons was educated at Wellsboro, graduating in the class of 1881, and was soon after appointed deputy sheriff. He served in that office eight months, after which he taught two terms in the home school, and then became principal of the Covington graded school. He subsequently became book-keeper and paymaster of the Cedar Run Tanning Company, at Leetonia, and two years later store manager. He had been a promised the appointment of superintendent of the Leetonia plant, but death cut short his promising career. Mrs. Holland Clemons is a member of the Church of Christ. In politics, Mr. Clemons is a Republican, has filled the office of treasurer, school director, assessor and supervisor in Covington township, and is also a member of the Grange.