Harvey A. Clements, cabinet-maker and undertaker, Knottsville, was born in Spencer County, Ky., Oct. 1, 1820, and is a son of William Clements (deceased), a native of Maryland, and an early settler of Nelson County, Ky. Mr. Clements was left an orphan at the age of four years, to rely upon his own resources. He was always of an energetic disposition, and early learned the blacksmith’s trade, by working at it in winter time only – farming during the summer. He also learned the use of carpenter’s tools. He came to this county in 1838 and soon engaged in the carpenter and cabinet-maker’s trade. He married Eliza J. Drury in September, 1842, who died four months later. He again married, this time to Malvina W. Collett, by whom he has two children – Richard C. and Mary M. Mr. Clements was Constable a short time, and Justice of the Peace about twelve years. He is a member of the Catholic Total Abstinence Society.
Source: History of Daviess County, Kentucky. Chicago: Interstate Publishing Co., 1883. Print.