16-year-old Mollie is with her family in Keokuk, Iowa, in 1950. 
She married Orion Clemens in 1854 in Lee County, Iowa. 
Mollie and Orion made their way to Nevada where he served as territory secretary for Nevada - second in command to the Governor (appointed by President Lincoln). Orion had moved to Iowa at the very end of 1853, he became active in anti-slavery politics, leading him ultimately to working for Lincoln's election in 1860. Orion served 1861 - 1865.
Orion Clemens was defeated in his attempts to be nominated as a candidate for Secretary of State in 1864, the year their daughter, Jennie, died. He and his wife, Mollie, moved from Carson City about one-and-a-half years later, never to return.
Mollie and Orion
Burial: Mount Olivet Cemetery
Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, United States
Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934
Name: Orion Clemens
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 19 Dec 1854
Event Place: Lee County, Iowa, United States
Spouse's Name: Mary Ellen Stotts
Spouse's Gender: Female
Attached to: Mary Eleanor Stotts
1850 U.S. Census, Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States
William Statts M 50 Merchant Kentucky
Mary Statts F 52 Virginia
Joseph P Statts M 26 Kentucky
John E Statts M 23 Kentucky
William T Statts M 21 Kentucky
Mary E Statts F 16 Illinois
Isabella Statts F 12 Illinois
Green Casey Statts M 9 Iowa
E Knight Statts M 23 Plasterer
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