Biography extracted from History of Sauk County, Wisconsin Chicago: Western Historical Company, published 1880.
Lester Clemons, Postmaster, merchant and stock-dealer, Valton; son of William and Harriet (Lyman) Clemons; was born in Licking Co., Ohio, Jan. 26, 1837; in May 1855, he came to Wisconsin and located on Sec. 30, town of Woodland, Sauk, Co.; had, with his father, 400 acres of land. He was married, Nov. 30, 1865, at Richland Center, to Jennie S. Smith, daughter of Stephen and Sarah (Glasier) Smith; Mrs. Clemons was born in Windsor Co., Vt.; they have had four children - Hattie B., Mattie L., Harry S. (deceased) and Carrie. In May, 1870, he came to Valton, built the store he now occupies and commenced business as dealer in dry goods, groceries, provisions, boots and shoes and general merchandise; he also deals in live stock and staves - market, Chicago. He has been Assessor three years, and is serving his third term as Treasurer; was Town Clerk one year; has twenty eight village lots and 30 acres of land where he resides. Politics, Republican
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