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James Lemen, Sr. was born near Harper's Ferry, VA., in 1758 and was married to Catherine Ogle, daughter of Jacob Ogle, in 1782. they had eleven children of whom three died in infancy and eight lived to be over sixty years old. Six sons and two daughters. James Lemen, Sr.'s grandfather emigrated from Ireland and died when James was 1 year old.
1.) Robert Lemen, born near Harpers Ferry, VA. Sept. 25, 1783. Married Hester Tolan in 1805. they settled in Ridge Prairie, St. Clair, Co. IL and there reared a family of fifteen children. They were educated by "Father: john Clark, and was far above the ordinary men. Was appointed by President John G. Adams U. S. Marshall in 1825, was a Baptist and died Aug. 24, 1860 aged 77.
2.) Rev. Joseph Lemen, born in VA. Sep. 8th, 1785. married Mary Kinney, daughrter of Rev. William Kinney, Sr.; afterward Lieut-Govenor of IL. they had 14 children. Was a prominent Baptist Preacher and lived at Pine Ridge, St. Calir Co., IL. Died June 29, 1861 aged 76.
3.) Rev. James L. Lemen was born in Monroe Co., IL. on October 8, 1787. He was a Baptist Preacher. He married Mary Pulliam, Dec, 8th, 1813, and reared a large family and died Feb. 8th, 1870, aged 82. He was the second child born of the American parents in the colony. His widow died in 1876 aged 81.
4.) William Lemen was born in Monroe Co., IL. in 1791. Belonged to the Baptist Church. Married Maud Miller who bore him seven children, only two lived to be adults. died in Monroe Co., IL in 1857 aged 66 years.
5.) Rev. Josiah Lemen was born in Monroe Co., IL., August 15, 1794, was also a Baptist Preacher. He married Rebecca Huff, reared a large family and died near Du Quoin, Perry Co., IL., July 11th, 1867, aged 73 years. Buried in Old Du Quoin Cemetery.
6.) Moses Lemen was born in Monroe Co., IL. in 1797. He became a Baptist Preacher in early life. He married first Sarah Hull, they had three children, second he married Sarah Varnum by whom he had 7 children. Died in Montgomery Co., March 5th 1859, aged 62 years.
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