I have hit a dead end with William H. Clements (b.c. 1829), husband of Loula/Lulie Ida Strong and father of Lyman Jairus Clements. Thanks to his distinctively named wife, I was able to find the following in government records:
- He married Lulie Ida Strong on 1 Jan 1863 in Avoyelles, Lousiana, or Warren County, Mississippi.
- The 1870 census reports William Clemens [sic] living in Memphis Ward 8, Shelby, Tennessee, with his wife Ida Clemens (who was born in Louisiana about 1839) and son Lyman Clemens (who was born in Louisiana about 1866). William's birth location is Tennessee and approximate birth year is 1829.
- His wife is listed as a widow in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, in the 1880 US Federal census, implying he died between 1870 and 1880.
I have not been able to find any further information, even unsourced, through Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org, and Find A Grave. There is no shortage of information about his son Lyman Jairus Clements. (The only anomaly is that Lyman Jairus' birthplace is listed as Mississippi in later censuses.)
Can anyone point me to further information?