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William P. Clayton

Help find the spouses of his daughters! This has been an elusive family. I would like to find marriages for these daughters and then once I know their married names find their families in the census records. Email me tips and discoveries! Ed Clayton (email address is on home page)

Color Codes for the first table:
Green = William P Clayton's three marriages
Yellow = Data I need
Purple = Done!

 

Name

Birth

Spouse / Comments

Ck Census

William P. Clayton

FIRST MARRIAGE

1819

Elizabeth Fuller born 1823 and died June 1865

Married on September 12, 1844 in Person County Bondsman was George Yarbrough. William

 

Sarah F. Clayton

1845

 

Probable marriage date: 1865+

 

1870

Melinda Clayton

1847

Henry Owen who was born 1833

On 09 Apr 1868 she became the second wife of. Melinda’s father was the bondsman for the marriage bond. Henry had first married Melinda’s aunt, Nancy Clayton

1870

Nancy P. Clayton

1849 and died as an infant

I think the basis of this assumption is the fact that Nancy drops out of the census.

 

Martha A. Clayton

1851

 

Probable marriage date: 1871+

 

1870 ?

1880

Elizabeth J. Clayton

B: 1853

D: 12 Dec 1872.

Isaac David Owen who was born 1855

His parents were Henry Owen and Nancy Clayton

 

Hariet L. Clayton

B: approx 1855

FOUND DEATH IN ONLINE LIST – at
http://www.rootsweb.com/~kyhopkin/deaths.html

CLAYTON, HARRIET L, age 065, HENDERSON, date of death 03-11-1928, Vol 013, Cert 06467, death vol 1928

I need to see the actual death certificate for more info – she could have been an old maid or could have married a Clayton.

1880

1890

1900

1910

1920

       

William P. Clayton

SECOND MARRIAGE

30 Jun 1865

Union Co, KY

Catherine Fuller was the daughter of Abraham Fuller and Sarah Clayton

Bondsman was Eli Clayton. Eli Clayton is the son of Robert Clayton and Lucretia Tapp

 

Margaret Clayton

1866

 

Probable marriage date: 1886+

 

1890

       

William P. Clayton

THIRD MARRIAGE

 

Ann Eliza  [Anzia in 1880 census] Buchanan   b:July 18, 1851

M: Oct. 8, 1874 in Hopkins Co.

1880

DONE

Josephine Clayton

1876

 

Probable marriage date: 1896+

 

1900

 

Census Records

 

Census Data – 1850 Person County, NC

Household 699, Family 671

William’s first marriage and family in Person County, NC.

 

 

 

 

Approx birth

William Clayton

32

M

Farmer

1818

Elizabeth

27

F

 

1823

Sarah F

5

F

 

1845

Melinda

3

F

 

1847

Nancy P

1

F

 

1849

John Owen

13

M

 

1837

I welcome assistance in identifying the 13 year old, John Owen, listed in the 1850 census. I assume that a connection is likely with Henry Owen who married William P. Clayton’s sister, Nancy.

 

Possibly but not probably connected is an Owen mentioned in Person County Heritage. Volume I, Article indicates that John Ed Owen “came to Person County by wagon train from Kentucky around 1850.” He subsequently married Susan Fuller on 23 May 1857 in Person County. An opportunity for research!

1850 Person County NC census

Household 915, family 920.

William’s in-laws in Person County prior to Abraham’s death

 

 

 

 

 

Approx Birth

Abraham Fuller

50?

M

NC

Farmer

?

Sarah (Clayton)

53 F

F

NC

 

1797

Catharine

23

F

NC

 

1827

Susan

21

F

NC

 

1829

Caroline

18

F

NC

 

1832

James C

16

M

NC

Farmhand

1834

Mahala was Catharine’s first name.  Martha was Caroline’s first name

These are the parents of William P. Clayton’s first and second wives. Catharine, to be his second wife is listed here with her parents.

Census Data – 1860 Union County, Kentucky

Household 497

William’s first marriage and family in Union County, Kentucky

 

 

 

 

Approx. birth

W. P. Clayton

41

NC

Farmer

1819

Elizabeth C.

38

NC

 

1822

Sarah F.

14

NC

 

1846

Malinda C.

12

NC

 

1848

Martha A.

9

NC

 

1851

Eliz. J

7

NC

 

1853

Hariet L.

5

NC

 

1855

A child, Nancy P., is listed on the 1850 census, but not on the 1860 census.

Census – 1860 Union County, Kentucky

household # 498

 

Age

Occupation

Birth

 

Sally Fuller

63

 

NC

 

James Fuller

24

 

NC

 

Catherine Fuller

30

 

NC

 

Robert Mc Cann

24

Plasterer

Ohio

 

Robert Cromwell

23

Plasterer

Ohio

 

Provided to Rosa Burton by Ruth Weaver

Census Data - 1870 Union County Kentucky

William’s second marriage and family in Union County, Kentucky

 

 

Approx
birth

Comment

William Clayton

 

 

 

Mahala

 

 

Catherine Fuller

Martha

19

1851

 

Elizabeth J.

17

1853

 

Harriet L.

15

1855

 

Margaret

4

1866

daughter from the second marriage

Sarah C Van Hook

 

 

daughter of Martha C Fuller and William R VanHook

Mary E Taylor

 

 

daughter of Martha C Fuller and James Henry Taylor

RECHECK THIS CENSUS FOR AGES

Fuller Relatives in the 1870 Census with William Clayton Family

Although a bit afar from Clayton genealogy, I want to include some detail I have pertaining to Sarah C Van Hook and Mary E Taylor, both listed in the 1870 census with the William Clayton family. Both are related through William’s Fuller in-laws.

Mahala (Catherine), William’s second wife, was born about 1830 in Person Co North Carolina. She died between 1870 and 1880 Union Co Kentucky. She was the daughter of Abraham and Sarah/Sally Clayton Fuller who were married 13 November 1818 in Person County, North Carolina. Abraham died before December 1857 in Person County, North Carolina (Will Inventory). His widow, Sarah/Sally, moved to Union County, Kentucky were she is listed in the 1860 census but not the 1870. Abraham's parents were Isaiah and Patsey/Martha Williams Fuller.

William Clayton’s second wife, Mahala (Catherine), had these siblings:

Mahala's sister Martha Caroline Fuller first married William R Van Hook on 16 November 1852 in Person County North Carolina. They had two daughters: Minerva Jane VanHook and Sarah C Van Hook. William R Van Hook died intestate in 1858. Martha asked for and received a year's support, the note on the application says that the estate will be settled in the next session of the court.

Martha Fuller Van Hook subsequently married James Henry Taylor on 14 February 1860 in Union Co Kentucky. Mary E and Margaret Ann Taylor are the children of their marriage. Martha Fuller Van Hook Taylor died after March 1867 before 1870 in Henderson Co Kentucky.

The explanation for the two names included in the 1870 census is that both Sarah C. Van Hook and Mary E. Taylor are the daughters of William P. Clayton’s sister-in-law Martha Fuller Van Hook, one from each of her marriages.

Thanks to Rosa Barton and Chris Moon for providing most of this information about the Fuller family.

Census Data – 1880 Webster County, Kentucky

William’s third marriage and family in Webster County, Kentucky

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William P. Clayton

Self

M

M

W

60

NC

Farming

NC

NC

Aniza A. Clayton

Wife

F

M

W

28

KY

Keeping house

NC

NC

Harriet L. Clayton

Dau

F

S

W

24

NC

At home

NC

NC

Josephine Clayton

Dau

F

S

W

4

KY

 

NC

Ky

Data from: Source: FHL Film 1254446 National Archives Film T9-0446
Page 147B Census Place: Jones Stand, Webster, Kentucky

Webster County was formed in 1860. Check to see if William actually moved from one county to another or if the change to Webster is just a result of the formation of a new county.