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77. Benjamin Michaux CLOPTON was born on 21 March 1807 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52 He died on 14 January 1893 at the age of 85 in Bastrop County, Texas.52

It seems very unlikely to me that this couple was married in Texas in 1836 since it was not yet a state, although Clopton researchers have that place. Their oldest child was perhaps born in Tennessee.

1850 Census. Bastrop Co TX
Benj. M. Clopton, age 42, blacksmith, b. TN
Justine A., age 35, b. NC
Anthony 13, b. in TN,
Rest of children b. Texas: Hoggatt 11, Agness 8, Mary E. 5, William, 8 months.
John Greenham, age 19, day laborer, b. Illinois

1860 Census. Bastrop Co TX, , p.266b, Hh 458
Last name was not recorded.... listed as
Benjamin M., age 53, b. TN
Jestina A., age 45, b. NC
Children all born in Texas: Anthana age 23, Haggath age 19, Agnes age 16, Mary E. 14, John B., age 9
An 18-year-old female, Justin P. Rauzer, born in NC, lived with the family.
[This enumerator had great difficulty with names. This girl is likely Justine's niece, daughter of her sister Vienna who married a man named Madison Rowzee or Rowzer. I found Benjamin & family by backing up a page from where I located his brother William.]

1870 Census. Bastrop Co TX, P.O. Bastrop, p.449, Hh 430
Benj Clopton, age 63, blacksmith, b. TN
Mary E., age 24, b. TX. John B. 19, b. TX. Sandy, 16, b. TX. [male]
[Sandy was not previously listed with the family.]

There is also a Klopton in the preceding household, age 29, b. TX - his first initial could be an "H". He was a carpenter. Emmy, age 22, and Agnes, age 1.

Benjamin said to be buried Elgin Cemetery, Bastrop Co TX.

http://www.cloptonfamily.org/d_hist/benmicha.html
Benjamin Michaux Clopton was the son of Anthony Clopton and Rhoda Hoggatt. He was named in honor of his great grandmother, Olive Judi Michaux Morgan, the daughter of Abraham and Susanne Rochet Michaux. A direct descendant of the first William Clopton, Gentleman, and Ann (Booth) Dennett Clopton, Benjamin was born in Davidson County, Tennessee on March 21, 1807. He married in Bastrop County, Texas June 15, 1836, to Justina Augusta Haden, who was born April 4, 1818 in Rowan county North Carolina. Benjamin died January 14, 1893 in Bastrop, and Justina, died October 23, 1869 in Bastrop.
They had six children: Anthony Clopton, Hoggatt Clopton, Agnes Clopton Scott, Mary Elizabeth Clopton Sherman, Rhoda Ann Clopton, who died in infancy, and John Benjamin Clopton.
On February 13, 1839, Benjamin purchased a blacksmith shop in the town of Bastrop for $100.00. On that day he also bought a slave, Polly, and her son, William Henry. However, he sold Polly for $1000.00 only a few weeks later, on March 8, 1839. He continued to operate the blacksmith shop until May 4, 1849 when he sold the business for $500.00.
In 1845 while an Alderman in the town of Bastrop, he purchased 1/4 of block #9 in a city auction for $41.00. His fortunes continued to rise and on May 25, 1850, he bought 400 acres of land for $300.00 near Elgin (SW corner of James Standifer). The 1860 the United States Census lists Benjamin's occupation as a farmer; the 1870 Census, as a blacksmith; and, the 1880 Census lists him once more as a farmer. In 1886, he sold 120 acres to his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Clopton Sherman, and he told an additional 120 acres in 1888 to his son, John Benjamin Clopton.


Benjamin Michaux CLOPTON and Justine Augusta HADEN were married on 15 June 1836 in Bastrop County, Texas.52,87 Justine Augusta HADEN87, daughter of William Douglas HADEN and Elizabeth HAM, was born on 4 April 1814.52 She died on 23 October 1869 at the age of 55 in Bastrop County, Texas. More about her family can be found by returning to Leaves of the Tree homepage and clicking the link to the Haden family file.52

Buried Elgin Cemetery, Bastrop Co TX.

Benjamin Michaux CLOPTON and Justine Augusta HADEN had the following children:

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i.

Anthony CLOPTON52 was born on 20 July 1837 in Bastrop County, Texas.52 He died on 5 November 1878 at the age of 41.52

Married Margaret Mayes/Moyes on 31 Dec 1861.

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2006
From: doonboggle <doonboggle@yahoo.com>
We would like to compliment you on the HADEN information on the internet. We found it interesting and informative ... and valuable as well. The wife, Carrol M KLIER, is a descendant of the HADEN line as connected to her grandmother's line of CLOPTON.
Her mother, Edna TANNER, was the daughter of Marlin TANNER, s/o Alonzo and Sarah Elizabeth CLOPTON; who was the d/o of Anthony and Margaret Sophrenia MAYES as you have recorded.
Carrol's family, both on mother and father's line (KLIER), were all from the Texas region; Fredericksburg, Wimberely and Fuqua.
Again, thanks for the web site.
Chuck Timmerman
Carrol KLIER/TIMMERMAN
Yerington, Nevada

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Hoggatt CLOPTON52 was born on 19 October 1840 in Bastrop County, Texas.52 He died on 12 September 1916 at the age of 75 in Austin, Travis County, Texas.52

Married Martha Anne Christian on 31 Jan 1866.

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Agnes CLOPTON52 was born on 3 October 1843 in Bastrop County, Texas.52 She died on 9 March 1916 at the age of 72.52

Married Walter Patrick Scott on 3 Oct 1867.

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iv.

Mary Elizabeth CLOPTON52 was born on 4 December 1845 in Bastrop County, Texas.52 She died on 16 March 1919 at the age of 73.52

Married name was Sherman.

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v.

Rhoda Ann CLOPTON was born on 14 January 1849 in Bastrop County, Texas.52 She died on 7 October 1849 at the age of 0.52

Buried Elgin Cemetery, Bastrop Co TX.

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vi.

John Benjamin CLOPTON52 was born on 3 August 1852 in Bastrop County, Texas.52 He died on 25 September 1919 at the age of 67.52

Married Rosalie Erhard on 22 Mar 1883.