Clemens, Jeremiah, 1814-1865

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Clemens was born on 1814 Dec. 28, in Huntsville, Madison Co., Ala. He attended LaGrange College and graduated from the University of Ala. in 1833. He studied law at Transylvania University, was admitted to the bar in 1834, married Mary Read and opened a law office in Huntsville. He fought the Cherokee Indians that same year as a private in the U.S. Army. In 1838 he was appointed U.S. district attorney for the northern district of Ala. He fought in the 1842 Texas revolution as a lieutenant colonel, and represented Madison Co., Ala., in the state legislature from 1838-1841, and from 1843-1844. He fought in the Mexican War from 1847-1848 as a major in the U.S. Army. In 1849, he was elected a U.S. Senator, serving for four years. He was a member of the 1861 Ala. secession convention, and opposed immediate secession in favor of a cooperationist stance. In 1864 he advocated the re-election of Lincoln while travelling in the North, as he remained a unionist. He also wrote several novels, and at his death was engaged in the preparation of a history of the Civil War in northern Ala.

From the description of Letters, 1842-1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122438719

U.S. senator from Alabama, author, and army officer.

From the description of Jeremiah Clemens correspondence, 1857. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453703

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referencedIn Edwards family. Edwards family papers, 1805-1874 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Edwards family papers, 1805-1874 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
creatorOf Clemens, Jeremiah, 1814-1865. Papers, 1853. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Hooper, Johnson Jones, 1815-1862. Papers, 1853-1860. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn McClellan, Thomas J. (Thomas Joyce), 1811-1887. Letters, 1861. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Charles Sumner correspondence, 1829-1874. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Houston, George S. (George Smith), 1811-1879. Papers, 1831-1899. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Clemens, Jeremiah, 1814-1865. Jeremiah Clemens correspondence, 1857. Library of Congress
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1849-1853 : Collier). Administrative files, 1848-1853. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863. Papers, 1834-1941. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Wood, S.A.M. (Sterling Alexander Martin), 1823-1891. Papers, 1814-1969. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Alabama. Dept. of Archives and History. Public information subject files - Secession Convention of 1861 files, 1933-1942. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Alabama. Governor (1857-1861 : A.B. Moore). Military correspondence, 1860-1861. Alabama Department of Archives and History
creatorOf Clemens, Jeremiah, 1814-1865. Letters, 1842-1860. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Martin, John M. The senatorial career of Jeremiah Clemens, 1849-1853 / by John M. Martin. University of West Georgia, Irvine Sullivan Ingram Library
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associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1849-1853 : Collier). corporateBody
associatedWith Alabama. Governor (1857-1861 : A.B. Moore). corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, John, 1797-1869. person
associatedWith Constitutional Union Party (Ala.) corporateBody
associatedWith Edwards family. family
associatedWith Edwards family. family
associatedWith Everett, Edward, 1794-1865. person
associatedWith Hooper, Johnson Jones, 1815-1862. person
associatedWith Hooper, Mr. person
associatedWith Houston, George S. (George Smith), 1811-1879. person
associatedWith Houston, Sam (Samuel), 1793-1863. person
associatedWith Know-Nothing Party (Ala.) person
associatedWith Martin, John M. person
associatedWith McClellan, Thomas J. (Thomas Joyce), 1811-1887. person
correspondedWith Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874 person
associatedWith Wood, S.A.M. (Sterling Alexander Martin), 1823-1891. person
associatedWith Yancey, William Lowndes, 1814-1863. person
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Alabama
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Alabama
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Authors, American
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Army officers
Senators, U.S. Congress--Alabama
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Birth 1814-12-28

Death 1865-05-21

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