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17. Robert CLOPTON2,36 was born on 28 July 1728 in New Kent County, Virginia.37 He was baptized on 1 September 1728.37

Recorded in St Peters Parish Registry are the births of Robert, son of Robert & Frances on 26 Feb 1755; Abner, son of Robert & Frances Cloption on 14 Jul 1757, and John & Nancy, listed as "daughters" of Robt & Frances Clopton, on 4 Nov 1759, bapt on 27 Jan 1760, and Sarah Hewlet of Robt & Fras Clopton on 277 Jul 1768, bapt on 18 Sept.

The son Robert apparently married another Frances - Frances Anderson.

Robert CLOPTON and Frances WENTWORTH were married. Frances WENTWORTH38 was born (date unknown).

Frances is said to be the daughter of Capt Samuel Wentworth and Mary Calcote [Calcott] of Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co, VA. Capt Samuel is seen as having died 1 Dec 1768. I have seen only daughters listed - one of those a Mary, born maybe about 1728. One WorldConnect file said Mary Wentworth married Thomas Pierce but there are no dates or locations.

From a 1999 query found online [which doesn't mention Frances]:
WENTWORTH, CALCOTT, WILSON, DAY, BROWN, PIERCE - Seeking information on Samuel WENTWORTH b abt 1725 d in VA, and wife Mary CALCOTT, dtr of John CALCOTT. Their children were Betty/marr John Day and Antony Degge; Ann/marr Thomas Brown; Mary/marr Thomas Pierce and Lois b abt 1760/marr Goodrich WILSON. Samuel and Mary WENTWORTH were in Isle of Wight Co when married.

Robert CLOPTON and Frances WENTWORTH had the following children:

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i.

Frances CLOPTON38 was born about 1754.

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ii.

Dr. Robert CLOPTON III.

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iii.

Abner William CLOPTON was born on 14 July 1757 in New Kent County, Virginia.38

36

iv.

John Robert CLOPTON was born on 4 November 1760 in New Kent County, Virginia.38

Did this Clopton also go to Pittsylvania Co VA along with his brother Robert?

A John Clopton first appears on the land tax rolls of Pittsylvania Co in 1799 - he claimed 74 acres.

Pittsylvania Co VA DB 13
p.255 17 Apr 1803 John Spencer, Fortin Dodson, Jno Clopton to Stokly Slayton. 50#'s. Begin Watsons Mill branch, along Watsons line, ridge path, new line to Raglands line, sheltons line 136 acres. Dodson to make 58 acres, Clopton 16 & the sd Spencer [page cut off - should be 62 acres]
Signed: John Clopton, John Spencer, Fortunatus Dodson. Wit: Thos. Shelton, George Hardy, Larkin Madding. 18 Apr 1803 Acknowledge in court.
Pittsylvania Co VA DB 15
p.343 14 Apr 1807 John Clopton & Elijah Creel to George Dodson. $333 1/3 for 100 acres. Waters of the Lower Double Creek. Begin John Dodsons corner beach, Dodsons line, Johnsons line, Joshua Dodsons line, said Creels line, Hedspeths line, Chaney's line, John Dodsons line. Signed: Elijah Creel, John Clopton wit: thos. Shelton, Samuel Walker, Frances Duley, Sto. Turner, William Thompson. 15 Jun 1807, proved by oaths of three of witnesses.

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v.

Nancy CLOPTON.

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vi.

Molley CLOPTON was born about 1763 in Hanover County, Virginia.38

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vii.

Sarah Hewett CLOPTON was born on 22 July 1768.38