William H. Clayton

William H. Clayton

Male 1786 - 1869  (82 years)

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  • Name William H. Clayton 
    Born 28 Sep 1786  Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1820  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William Clayton
      1 wh male 26-45
        2 wh fem 16-26
        3 persons employed in agriculture
        1 male slave under 14
        1 male slave 14-26
        1 male slave 26-45
        2 female slaves under 14
        1 female slave 26-45
    Census 1850  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (roll 934, p.244, #485) 20 June
      William Clayton           63  farmer, r.e.value: 15,000
      James M.C. Armstrong 10    [first name & age are semi-illegible]
      Nancy Armstrong        40 or 41
      Mary R. Armstrong      13
      Mary J. Clayton           24
      Neighbors: Wm. Guy, Joseph Givin (Gwin), Kincaids (Lewis, John, Robert); #475 is Thomas A. Clayton, #466 is Raphael Clayton, #463 is Thomas Clayton. There is also a Wm. Clayton, age 26, farmer, alone, at #511; could be any of 3 or 4 nephews named Wm.
      -- Apparently not married to sister-in-law Nancy yet, as her name isn't Clayton yet. The Armstrong children (James and Rebecca, according to L. Craig) are the children of Wm's brother-in-law John Armstrong, who died within a week of his wife in about 1842.
    Census 1860  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1st district, p.716, #1714-1668  [Valley of Shadow transcription]
      Clayton, William 73 farmer, r.e. value: 20,000, pers: 16895, all b. VA
          Nancy            50
      Craig, Kennerly  30 farmer
          Mary J.           35
          William C.         4
          Mary A.            3
          Ann H.             0

      1860 Augusta co slave schedule, pg 270, shows William Clayton, near Thomas and Thomas A., owning the following slaves:
         black females aged 46, 44, 30, 24, 18, 14, 7, 6, 5, 3, 2, 11 mos, 2 mos
         black males aged 49, 24, twins age 16, 9, 6, 7 mos
         mulatto females aged 20, 10
         mulatto males aged 15, 6
         a mulatto female, age 20, employed by Baxter Crawford
    Occupation Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    lawyer 
    WILL 1869  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Will Book 43 page 38, appraisal on page 41 (I don't have these records).
    Died 2 Jun 1869  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Rocky Springs Ch., Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • A lawyer. [Waggon Road, p.67]
      Middle initial from death record.

      1821 July 2: Patented, with brother Ralph, 100 acres in Augusta Co at the head of some north branches of Hambleton's Run, adj. lands of James Black, Jones and Phillips. Surveyed Nov 13, 1818 by LOTW 5814 issued 21 Dec 1816. [Grants 70, p.221;LVA index-Clayborne-card 62]

      1822 July: Owed bond to estate of David Gwin (d.1822). [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.112]

      1828 Oct and/or 1829 Feb: Bought something at estate sale of Andrew S. Warwick at Clover Lick, Pocahontas Co. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.147]

      1829 Aug: In settlement of estate of Robert Carlyle, acted as administrator of estate of Margaret Clayton and either received or paid money with Stephen Wanless. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.146]

      1830 Dec: With brother John, bought something from estate of James Bratton. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.152]

      1833 Jan: Debtor or creditor to estate of Andrew S. Warwick. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.159]

      1835 July: Owed bond to estate of General Samuel Blackburn. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.175]

      1836 March & Sept: Bought something from estate of General Samuel Blackburn and owed money to estate. [Bath Co Wills & Inventories p.175, 178]

      1841 Nov 30: Patented 100 acres in Augusta Co on the east side of the Calfpasture river in Ailors draft. Bounds include "corner to Adams's 900 acre tract...Adams's corner of another survey". Surveyed May 16, 1838 by LOTW 10994. [Grants 92, p.377 ; LVA index-Clayborne-card 66]

      1851 Dec 1: Patented 236 and 1/4 acres in Augusta Co on east side of Great Calfpasture river. Surveyed Oct 9, 1850 by LOTW 17974 & 17968. Bounds mention "corner to John Aylor...corner to Erwin & Montgomery and on a line of Morgan Kincaid...on Peyton's line... [Grants 106, p.543; LVA index-Clayborne-card 67]

      1856: Loan from William Clayton to Margaret Smithee, Augusta will bk 35, p.416.

      1872: William H. Clayton & c. trust deed to Mary J. McCausland, Augusta co Will Bk 44 page 40 or 404 (overwritten in index). Note this is after his death, so is either his estate or a mistranscription - this is from the will book index.
    Person ID I498  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2005 

    Father John Clayton,   b. 12 Jan 1755, St. James Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1824, Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Margaret Wanless,   b. Abt 1759, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1823, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1785 or 2 Jan 1786  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Histories
    Article on Hickory Dale Farm, Deerfield, Virginia, home of Margaret Wanless Carlyle circa 1788
    Article on Hickory Dale Farm, Deerfield, Virginia, home of Margaret Wanless Carlyle circa 1788
    by Joe Nutt, published in the Staunton Daily News Leader, 14 May 1992. Margaret Wanless lived here after her marriage to John Carlyle in 1788. After John's death, Margaret's daughter Margaret & her husband John Clayton moved here, and Clayton descendants have owned it ever since.
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary (Polly) Armstrong,   b. 17 Aug 1796, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1841, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1818  Jenning's Gap, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Clayton,   b. 21 Feb 1819,   d. 21 Feb 1819  (Age 0 years)
     2. Infant Clayton,   b. 7 May 1820,   d. 7 May 1820  (Age 0 years)
     3. Margaret (Peggy) Ann Clayton,   b. 29 Jul 1822,   d. 2 Jan 1857  (Age 34 years)
     4. Mary Jane Clayton,   b. 14 Dec 1824, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1892  (Age 67 years)
     5. James Franklin Clayton,   b. 12 Oct 1827,   d. 27 Jan 1828  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nancy Armstrong,   b. 1808, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1868, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married Between Jun 1850 and 1860  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F164  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S113] Augusta Co. Death Registers 1853-1896, Reese, Margaret, WILLIAM H. CLAYTON, 2 JUN 1869, AGE 84 (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S4] Marriage Records - Augusta Co, VA, MARRIAGE APPEARS IN THE REGISTERS OF 2 MINISTERS. ONE SAYS HER MARRIAGE TO JOHN CLAYTON OCCURRED ON 12/20/1785, BY REV. SAMUEL SHANNAN, OR ON 1/2/1786 BY SAME. ANOTHER SOURCE SAYS 7/2/1786, RETURNED BY JOHN RODGERS (MIGHT BE A TRANSCRIPTION ERROR). (Reliability: 0).
      Marriage bond (copy in Clayton file): John Clayton& Andrew Hamilton of Augusta co, bound to Patrick Henry Gov'r of VA, for 50 lbs, on the 20th of Dec. 1785, for John Clayton to marry Margaret Rice "widdow" of Augusta co. Signed John (x) Clayton and And'r. Hamilton.