John Clayton

John Clayton

Male 1755 - 1824  (69 years)

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  • Name John Clayton 
    Born 12 Jan 1755  St. James Parish, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Lived Between 1785 and 1824  Marble Valley, near Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • page 332 - original census was arranged in roughly alphabetical order, so can't see who the neighbors were
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      John Clatin  1 male  45 & over
      1 female 45 & over      [Margaret]
      3 males 16-26             [Wm, Ralph, John]
      2 females 16-26         [Peggy, ??]
      1 male 10-16              [Thomas, but he was actually 17]
      1 male under 10         [James, but he was actually 11]
      2 slaves
    Census 1820  Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • pg 8 - census is arranged alphabetically, so can't tell who neighbors were.
      John Clayton Sen'r
        2 wh males 18-26                    [Thomas, James]
        1 wh male 45 & older              [John Sr.]
        1 wh fem 26-45                      [Peggy]
        1 wh fem over 45                   [Margaret]
        4 people employed in agriculture
        1 male slave under 14
        1 male slave 14-26
        1 female slave 14-26
    Died 30 Oct 1824  Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Born June 4, 1756 in St. James Parish, London. Deathdate on tombstone, age 68 yrs. [L. Craig]
      No birth match in IGI. No children named John, Wm, or Thomas all together for Edward & Ann (there was a Wm in Lincolnshire). No Edward & Ann having kids in London.

      Descendants can join DAR.

      Note that this is neither the John Clayton who was a famous botanist (ca 1685-1773) nor his father the attorney general of Colonial Williamsburg, nor the minister of Williamsburg in the 1680s.

      CENSUS: Not listed in Augusta Co in 1782-90 census composed of tax rolls, at Nat'l Archives (Bath was part of Augusta til 1791).

      1791-1792: Not listed in Bath Co tax lists.

      1793 Jul 29: Bath Co tax lists, 1st district - John Clayton - 1 tithe, 6 horses. Same day as Richard & James Carlile, John Brown, Geo Benson, Jeremiah Davison, Wm Dickey, Pascal Davis, Joseph Givens [may be Gwin], James Harris, Thos Huston, John Kinkade, Millers, McArther, McCabe, McEvoy, Andw & Saml More, Thos & Saml Redman, Thos Ruckman, Alexr Taylor.

      1794 Mar 27: Bath Co tax lists, 1st dist - John Clayton - 1 tithe, 7 horses. Same day as John Brinkley, Matthias & Geo Benson, James Cheet, Wm Dickey, Pascal Davis, Chas & James Erwin, Thos Feemster, John Hatton, Hugh Kelley, John & David Kinkead, Millers, Anthony Mustoe, McCourt, Alexr Taylor, Elisha B. Williams, Thomas Wallace.

      1794 voter's list, Bath co - Jno. Clayton voted for John White & Geo. Poage for Rep(?). Also voted in April 1794 for John Oliver for Senator [page 38, voter's list].

      1795 Mar 26: Bath Co tax lists - John Clayton - 1 tithe, 9 horses. Neighbors: John Brown Esq., Geo Benson, Forster, Thos Feemster, Harris, Huston, John Lewis, Millers, McCourt, McAvoy, Thos Redman, Stiff, Alexr Taylor, Thos Wallace, Elisha B. Williams, James Windon Jr & Sr.

      1796 May 12: Bath Co tax lists - John Clayton - 1 tithe, 6 horses.

      1797-1801: Not listed in Bath Co tax lists. John Carlisle died in the summer of 1796, so perhaps John & Margaret Clayton moved in with her mother then and perhaps they lived slightly west in Bath before that.

      1800 VA census does not exist.

      COURT APPEARANCES:
      1800 16th July: Witnessed Adam Bratton's will in Augusta Co. [Chalkley, vol 3, p.219]

      1809 May 18: Patented 165 acres in Augusta Co on west side of Calfpasture River, opposite and adjoining the lands of James Fulton and Joseph Gwin. Bounds mention "Fulton and Bell's corner on the west side of the river". Surveyed Mar 26, 1806, by LOTW 10,995 issued Feb 18, 1782. [LVA-Clayton-card 57; Grants 58, p.82]

      1812 June 3: Witnessed Elizabeth Graham's will in Augusta Co. [Chalkley, vol 3, p.239]

      1819 Dec 30: Patented 22 acres in Augusta Co on west side of Calfpasture River. Bounds include "corner of said Clayton's mill survey below his mill...the line of a survey made for John Graham". Surveyed Dec 22, 1818 by LOTW 10,995 issued Feb 18, 1782. [Grants 69, p.46; LVA-Clayton-card 58]

      1826: John Clayton estate appraisal, Augusta will bk 15 p. 256
      1827: John Clayton estate settlement, Augusta will bk 16 p. 41
      1834: John Clayton administrative bond, Augusta will bk 20 p. 151
      1835: John Clayton estate appraisal, bk 21 p. 25
    Person ID I61  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2003 

    Father Lord Edward Clayton,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Ann (Unknown),   b. Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F159  Group Sheet

    Family 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
    Children 
     1. William H. Clayton,   b. 28 Sep 1786, Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1869, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Ralph Clayton,   b. 22 Feb 1788,   d. 22 Jul 1883  (Age 95 years)
     3. Peggy Clayton,   b. 29 Jul 1790,   d. 25 Mar 1826  (Age 35 years)
     4. John Clayton, Jr.,   b. 25 Jan 1792, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1849, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     5. Thomas Clayton,   b. 28 Oct 1793, Augusta Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1863  (Age 69 years)
     6. James Clayton,   b. 18 Jan 1799,   d. 24 Mar 1825  (Age 26 years)
    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.
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2001 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLived - Between 1785 and 1824 - Marble Valley, near Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Oct 1824 - Deerfield, Augusta Co, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Rev. John Craig, Craig, Lillian Kennerly, (Accurate Letter Co; New Orleans, LA; 1963), TOMBSTONE DESCRIPTION, P.315 (Reliability: 0).
      : In Memory Sacred of John Clayton, who departed this life 30 day October 1824 Aged 68 years. Tread softly o'er this Hallowed ground; Pale sorrow chides us here. Ye who have felt misfortune frown, Here pause and drop a tear. (next to his wife)

    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.