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64. Anthony CLOPTON was born on 28 June 1770 in Goochland County, Virginia.46,47 He died on 17 July 1848 at the age of 78 in DeSoto County, Mississippi.64

Baptized St. Northam Parish 25 Dec 1770

Married in Davidson County TN 24 May 1804 Rhoda Hoggatt. Children, all but eldest, born in Davidson County TN: John Hoggatt, Benjamin Michaux, Agnes Watkins Morgan, Evelina Whitlock, Elizabeth Hoggatt, William Anthony, James Wilford, Virginia Susanne, Mary

Anthony & Rhoda apparently were neighbors of Andrew Jackson - here is an excerpt from a webpage: http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clopton/sewing.htm
In 1804, thirty seven year old Anthony Clopton, left the ranks of bachelorhood behind and married into one of the wealthiest families in the area, the Hoggatts of “Clover Bottom” Farm. “Rhody” Hoggatt moved with ease through the glittering world of antebellum Nashville and brought to the marriage a level of sophistication not always in evidence at what was still a rough and tumble frontier.
Social life at Clover Bottom revolved around church, parties, and the race track; not necessarily in that order. Now horse racing was serious business, and no where on earth did appreciation for the sport transcend those of the Clover Bottom folk. Anthony Clopton and his neighbors were members of the Clover Bottom Jockey Club, the hub of Tennessee horse racing for many years. Among its members was one Andrew Jackson. General Jackson was particularly devoted to the “sport of Kings,” and never missed an opportunity to match his renowned horses against all comers.


1820 Census. Nashville, Davidson, TN
Anthony Clopton: 2m under 10, 2m 10-16, 1m over 45; 2f -10, 2f 10-16, 1f 26-45

1830 Census. Davidson Co TN
Anthony Clopton: 1m 10-15, 2m 20-30, 1m 30-40, 1m 60-70. 1f 5-10, 1f 10-15, 3f 15-20, 1f 40-50.

1840 Census. Tipton Co, TN
Anthony Clopton: 1m age 60-70. 1f 10-15, 1f 15-20 9 slaves.

1850 Census. Northern Division, DeSoto Co MS, Hh 364
F. A. Lane, 34, farmer, b. GA
Virginia S. 32, b. TN
Virginia S. 5, Antony C. 3 - both born in Mississippi
A. M. Moncrief, 42, b. TN
W. A. Farris 14. Thomas B. Farris 10 - both born in TN
Antony Clopton, 80, b. VA
Thomas Gwin, 18, Overseer, b. TN

FindAGrave Memorial# 78468844: Virginia Susanne Clopton Lane
b. 30 Oct 1817, Davidson Co TN; d. 4 Feb 1854, DeSoto Co MS

Based on the above census from 1850, there would seem to be an error on his grave marker - he didn't die in 1848 and it would appear he was living with his daughter Virginia Lane in 1850, so I would think it more likely he died at her home.
Died at the home of his dau Elizabeth (Mrs. Frank A. Owens)
Buried Clopton Cemetery, Clopton, Tipton Co, TN along with wife Rhoda - there is a memorial stone.
Find A Grave Memorial# 15663871
Inscription:
In memory of
Anthony Clopton
born in Goochland County, VA
June 28, 1770
Died in Desota County, MISS
July 17, 1848
Wife
Rhoda Hoggatt
Born in Buckingham County, VA
Dec 23, 1785
Died in Tipton County, TENN
Nov. 23 1831
Buried in unmarked grave near here

Anthony CLOPTON and Rhoda HOGGATT were married on 23 May 1804 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52 Rhoda HOGGATT was born on 23 December 1785 in Buckingham County, Virginia.52 She died on 23 November 1831 at the age of 45 in Tipton County, Tennessee.52

Buried on the Clopton Homestead, Tipton Co TN.

Anthony CLOPTON and Rhoda HOGGATT had the following children:

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John Hoggatt CLOPTON52 was born on 23 April 1805 in Virginia.52 He died on 31 August 1856 at the age of 51 in Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas.52

Married Matilda Drake, 25 Mar 1830.

Buried Phillips County, AR.

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Benjamin Michaux CLOPTON.

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iii.

Agnes Watkins Morgan CLOPTON was born on 28 June 1808 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52

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iv.

Evelina Whitlock CLOPTON was born on 19 February 1810 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52

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Elizabeth Hoggatt CLOPTON was born on 28 February 1811 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52

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William Anthony CLOPTON was born on 24 August 1813 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52

I believe this is William:

1850 Census. Bastrop Co TX
William A. Clopton, age 35, b. TN. Kissiah, age 17, b. TN
[living next door to his brother Benjamin but in the household of Larkin B. Moore]

1860 Census. Bastrop Co TX, Precinct 7, Hh 463
William Clopton, age 45, Cartwright, b. TN
Mary K., age 28, b. TN
Children born in Texas: Mary 8, William 10, Amanda 6, Willford 4, Benjamin 1.

http://www.cloptonfamily.org/d_hist/hamer002.html
With several compatriot Tennesseans including his older brother, Benjamin Michaux Clopton, William A. Clopton came to Texas and to Bastrop in 1837, arriving in the crucial era of the building and preservation of the new Republic of Texas.
...he married Mary Kay Moore (6/15/1832-10/23/1898) in 1848. They had seven children: William Anthony, Jr., Mary Elizabeth, Amanda Augusta, Benjamin Mitchell, James Wilford, Jane Hill, and Charles.

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James Wilford CLOPTON was born on 29 June 1815 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52

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viii.

Virginia Susanne CLOPTON was born on 30 October 1817 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52 She died on 4 February 1854 at the age of 36 in DeSoto County, Mississippi.

Find A Grave Memorial# 78468844
Burial unknown.
Married name was Lane and two children are linked:
VirginiaSchylleene Lane (1844-1860)
Anthony Clopton Lane (1847-1883)

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Mary CLOPTON was born on 21 April 1821 in Davidson County, Tennessee.52