Lydia Cleminson Return



Cleminson Census Records

1840 Census - Rockport, Caldwell Co, Missouri
Note: Caldwell County was created for the Latter Day Saints (Mormons).
John Cleminson was very much involved in the Missouri Mormon War of 1868.
In November, 1868, John Cleminson testified against the Latter Day Saints, and was excommunicated.

John Cleminson
Males =
5-10 (1) James (7)
40-50 (1) John Cleminson (42)
Females =
under 5(2) Lydia (4) Diantha (1)
10-15 (2) Laura (15) Mary J (?)
40-50 (1) Lydia Lightner Cleminson (40)

1850 Census - Carroll County, Il (9/26/1850)
George W Durfee, 27 Laura, 25
Lydia Clemenson, 14
living with her sister Laura Cleminson Durfee.

Unable to find John Clemenson & Sam Reeves in the 1850 census…Their wagon train from Illinois to California started Sept 1850, so maybe they missed the census.

Lydia Cleminson married Samuel S Reeves April 15, 1853. in San Diego Their first child, Alice, is born 9 mo. Later…..

1860 Census - El Monte, Los Angeles Co, California
S S (Samuel) Reeves, 30, "farmer" KY
Lydia Reeves, 24, MO
Alice, 7 Mary J, 5 Ellen, 3
Lucetta Reeves, 10 months
9 boarders

Next door are other Reeves and Cleminson families.
John Cleminson, 62 (1798) England "Farmer", value of farm $500 pp$500
Lydia (Lightner) Clemenson, 60, Pa
James, 27 (1833), Mo John , 18 (1842) Il.

1870 Census - San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
Samuel S Reeves, 41, farmer, Illinois - value of farm $1,500 p/p $200
Lydia Reeves, 34, Mo,
Alice, 17 Mary J, 14, Ellen, 13,
Lucetta, 11 William 8 Mariette 3


Lydia's daughter, Lucetta Reeves, 16, will marry David McDannald, 23, on 10 May 1875 in El Monte, Ca and they will then move back up to Oregon to live with David's parents.

Lydia's parents will pass away this decade. Lydia Lightner Cleminson passes 11 Aug 1873, age 73. John James Cleminson passes 28 Nov 1879, age 81

1880 Census - San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co, CA
S S Reeves, 50, farmer, born KY, parents KY KY
Lydia Reeves, 44, born Mo, father, England, mother PA
Mary, 25, Ella, 21, Willie, 18, Minnie, 13, Gillian, 8, Ina, 5



Lydia's daughter, Lucetta Reeves McDannald, living in Oregon.

1880 Census - Milton, Umatilla Co. Oregon
John McDannald, 63, farmer
Margaret McDannald, 62
Nehemiah, 31, Emma, 24 Samual, 19
David W, 27 Lucita, 21
David & Lucetta's 2 children Lorena, 3 Beryl, 1



1900 Census - Downey, Los Angeles, California
Lydia A Reeves, 64, widow, born mo, father, Engl., mother, pa
Lydia had 8 children, 6 are still living.

Lydia's husband, Samuel Reeves, passed Aug 30, 1899, so she has been a widow for just 1 year.
Living with Lydia are her daughters Lillian Reeves, 28, and Ina Reeves, 24.

1910 Census - Downey, Los Angeles, California
Lydia A Reeves, 74, widow, born mo, father, Engl., mother, pa
Living with Lydia is her daughter Lillian Reeves, 38, no job



Unable to find Lydia in the 1920 census.
Her daughter Lillian Reeves is now living with niece or nephew….

Lydia Cleminson Reeves passes June 27, 1927, in Covina, Calif.