Matching family tree profiles for William "Slick" Clements (Texas Ranger)
About William "Slick" Clements (Texas Ranger)
William Clements is referred to as William Anderson Clements in the Anderson Family History. He is referred to as William T. Clements by James B. Gillett in "Six Years with the Texas Rangers", and his photograph on page 214 of "The Album of Gunfighters", by J. Marvin Hunter and Noah H. Rose, is labelled W. T. "Slick" Clements. His pay records found in the Texas Archives in Austin, TX, show no middle initial.
William (Bill) Clements was in the Texas Rangers. The census reports shows his relationship to the head of household as "soldier", and his profession or occupation as "State Military". D. W. Roberts was the Captain of the company of Texas Rangers.
William T. "Slick" Clements enlisted in 1875 as a member of Captain D.W. Robert's Company of Texas Rangers, and later joined Major John B. Jones' Company. According to an accompanying reprint of an article originally published in a 1924 edition of Frontier Times, Clements was best known among his fellows for his marksmanship, preferring a Smith and Wesson revolver over the more commonly used Colt.
Census info -
- 1860 - Brown Co.,TX.(p.104)"William"
- 1870 - Brown Co.,TX.(p.120)"William"
- 1880 - Menard Co.,TX.(p.131)(ED115/SH13/LN06)(GA /GA)"Texas Ranger"
- 1900 - ??? Not Located on any Census
1880 United States Federal Census about Wm. Clements
Name: Wm. Clements
Home in 1880: Precinct 3, Menard, Texas
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Father's birthplace: Georgia
Mother's birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: State Military
Marital Status: Single
D.W. Roberts 38
Lou Roberts 32
Charles Boyce 35
L.P. Sieker 32
H.T. Ashburn 22
Wm. Clements 24
J. H. Ressick 26
N.J. Brown 18
L. W. Rogers 28
L. H. Cook 26
D. W. Gourley 22
R. G. Kimble 24
S. D. Coalson 22
E. H. Wallace 22
A. Mcdonald 26
Link to another photograph of William "Slick" Clements that was auctioned off: http://www.cowanauctions.com/auctions/item.aspx?ItemId=82917
William "Slick" Clements (Texas Ranger)'s Timeline
November 20, 1857
Panola, TX, USA
August 13, 1906
Possibly Texas (No Death Certificate Has Been Found)