Sarah Melissa Clemans (married on August 29, 1849)
Two children: Emma Charlotte (daughter), Forrest Edward (born after he left office, son)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was of English ancestry.
He was born near Lexington, Ohio. He moved to Bureau County, Illinois in June 1834. He came to Minnesota in August 1856.
His party affiliation was provided by his great great granddaughter.
He and his son established the Grand Meadow Mercury newspaper in 1880. They moved it to Austin, Minnesota, then Spring Valley, Minnesota where it became the Spring Valley Mercury newspaper.
He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity.
He died in Red Rock Township, Mower County, Minnesota. He was buried in Tanner Cemetery, three miles east of Brownsdale, Minnesota.
His first name, middle name, birth date, death date, death year, death place, burial place, education, family data, and military service were provided by his great great granddaughter.