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the mother died in 1863 and the father in
1867. They were the parents of eleven children,
namely: Nancy, now Mrs. Thomas
Weaver, of Upshur county; John W., of
Arkansas; America T., now Mrs. Riley, of
Wheeler, Upshur county; J. M., of Milam
county; Aden J., our subject; Mary M., wife
of D. L. Berry, of Milam county; Sarah J.,
Cynthia A. and Martha J., deceased, and
Rebecca T., wife of Sam uel Patrick, of Parker
county, Texas.
Aden J. Worley was born in Randolph
county, Alabama, February 1, 1845, where
he passed his boyhood days. In 1859 he
came with his parents to Texas. In 1864 he
joined the Confederate army, was mustered
into service at Fort Jerusha, Louisiana, in
Company H, Eighteenth Texas Infantry, a
consolidated regiment, and saw immediate
action. They were surrounded by a Federal
force 15,000 strong, under General Banks.
and after a desperate resistance, during which
the little band of 500 killed more than they
1i umbered, they were compelled to surrender.
Mr. Worley was taken prisoner, and remained
at the Picayune Cotton Press prison until
July 14, when he was exchanged and returned
home. A short time afterward he
again joined his command at Monticello,
Arkansas, and at Camden witnessed the trial
and execution of Captain Grimes for alleged
treason. Mr. Worley was paroled at Hempstead.
In 1868 he came to Milam county,
locating four miles from the present site of
Rockdale, where he remained until 1873.
In that year he purchased his present farm,
ten miles from this city, but in 1892 he
moved to Rockdale. Politically, he affiliates
with the Democratic party, and, socially, is
a member of the Masonic and Odd-Fellows
orders.
Mr. Worley was married in Upshur county,

Texas, June 20, 1865, to Mary, a daughter
of Augustus Bishop. To this union have
been born eleven children, viz.: Eliza, now
]irs. P. J. Gillespie, of Rockdale; Martha,
wife of J. M. Field, of Milam county; James,
at home; Lulu, now Mrs. W. W. Clark, of
this county; Aden 0., deceased; Ivey, John,
Emma, Frank, Ola and George at home.
The family are Methodists in their, religious
belief.
FIr RANK CLEME N T, a farmer and
stock-raiser of Milam county, is a son
of John and Sarah (Walker) Clement.
The first member of this family in America,
Pope Clement, caine as a stowaway from
France, and was a soldier in the Revolutionary
war. The grandfather of our subject,
Stephen Clement,-was raised in North Carolina,
and died in Tennessee. John Clement,
the father of our subject, was born and raised
in Granville county, North Carolina, but
when a young man went to Tennessee. He
was married in Dickson county, that State,
in 1829, and -a short time afterward located
in McNairy county, where he died in 1890.
He was a well-informed man, took a great
interest in politics, voted with the Democratic
party, was a prominent secessionist,
and a leading worker in the Methodist
Church. The maternal grandfather of our
subject, Nelson Walker, was a soldier under
Jackson in the war of 1812, and was originally
from Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Clement
had six children: Frank, our subject; Elizabeth,
now Mrs. Short, of Jackson, Tennessee;
Nancy and Sarah, deceased; Brunette,
now Mrs. Jester, of Chester county, Tennessee;
and Susan, also of that county. The
mother died in 1859, at the age of forty-two

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Lewis Publishing Company, publisher. History of Texas, together with a biographical history of Milam, Williamson, Bastrop, Travis, Lee and Burleson counties : containing a concise history of the state, with portraits and biographies of prominent citizens of the above named counties, and personal histories of many of the early settlers and leading families. Chicago. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29785/. Accessed July 7, 2015.