Listed on the 1799 Tax List in Madison Co KY so likely at least 21 by then. In 1810 he was 26-45 but by 1820 listed as over 45; therefore he would have had to be at least 35 in 1810, or born by 1775.
Clayburn Jones on 1799 & 1800 Madison Co Ky Tax List
1810 - Cumberland Co KY Census p.737: Claybourn Jones 3 m under 10, 3 f under 10, 1f 16-26, 1 m and 1 f 26-45 (Claybourn & Elizabeth) Children born by then were Richard, Nancy, Polly & Sally - appears another woman lives with them and has two small sons.
1820 - Monroe Co KY Census, p.213: 2m -10 [John & Clayborn]; 1m 16-18; 1m 16-26 [Richard] 1m +45 [Clayborn]; 2f -10 [Pheba & Alla]; 2f 10-16 [Sally & Polly]; 1f 16-26 [Nancy]; 1f 16-45 [Elizabeth].
Wrong age for either Clayborn or his son of the same name. Is this a nephew? A cousin? Or just a coincidence?
Iowa Territorial Census - 1836: Claiborne Jones in Demoine Co, p.75. 1m over 21, 1m under 21; 2 females over 21, 1 female under 21.
1840 Census - Linn Co MO, p.246. Claborn & Elizabeth, age 40-50. 1m 15-20 [John] but the only female child is under 5 and there are 3 boys under 10. Are they raising grandchildren? They were also older than this by at least ten years.
KY Land Warrant #2006
Another KY Land Grant, copies sent to me by Marlene Jones:
Cumberland Co KY Deed Book
HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS; Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co, 1881. p.815 "Cartwright Township"
Land Patent to Claborn Jones dated 10 Nov 1823 and signed 15 Apr 1824 for the NE 1/4 of Section 3, T16, R7 in Sangamon Co IL. 151.64 acres @ 1.25 per acres. Total $189.55 - paid in full.
Records from Sangamon Co IL sent by Marlene Jones:
Clayborn Jones should have been on the Sangamon Co IL census in 1830 - he isn't there. Perhaps he was away because I found the following on p.152, Line 15:
1835 Sangamon Co IL Tax List shows Joseph Kile as present owner of 151.64 acres patented to Clabourn Jones on 16 Nov 1823.
Linn Co, MO. 27 Apr 1840. James and Polly Phillips to Claiborn Jones for $200. SW 1/4 of S22 T59 R20; 160 acres.
Another note from Mr. Barker states that Clayborn's children inherited land in Section 9 & 19, T59, R20. All of the children except Nancy LeMasters who died in 1833 in Morgan Co are named and her children inherited a lot. Administration was handled by Elizabeth and son-in-law Thomas Brown.
Richard Giles signed marriage bond as father of the bride:
It is possible that Richard was the son of an earlier Richard Giles who lived in Rowan Co, NC. There seems to have been a court case in Johnson Co, North Carolina in 1821 when a Phebe Goss, wife of Jacob Goss stated her parents as Richard Giles and Elizabeth Stillwell, both deceased. Thomas Stillwell, an uncle, had died leaving a very large estate - he had a widow, Ellender [Eleanor], but they had no children. A brother of Thomas Stillwell - David Stillwell; and the husband of Jemima Jackson who had been Jemima Stillwell, sister of David & Thomas, as well as Phebe Goss who stated she was the only heir of Elizabeth Stilwell Giles a sister to Thomas, David & Jemima, were all attempting to claim part of the estate. The problem was that Richard Giles & Elizabeth Stilwell may very well have had other children who were not living in North Carolina. There were several things about this court case that seem questionable. The mother of the Stilwell siblings was said to have been a Margaret Brown whose brother James was still living and was also part of the attempt to get an inheritance [the father & husband of Margaret Brown said to have been also named Thomas Stilwell. Eleanor Stilwell, the widow, stated that she doubted any of these people were kin to Thomas Stilwell, as she claimed him to be illegitimate and that the Brown family were colored persons. Then the David Stilwell of this suit, sold his interest in the estate of Thomas Stilwell to a man named Seth Wade of Randolph Co in 1823, apparently without telling Wade of the problems involved, or that their were other heirs. Wade died before anything was done.
A will of William Brown, 19 Feb 1772, Rowan Co NC is said to the at the North Carolina Archives. It was probated 5 Aug 1772. It states his wife was Margaret - he did have nine children and among them was a James Brown, and a daughter Margaret, believed to have married Thomas Stilwell, the elder.
Now other information as found in databases online is that Richard Giles & Elizabeth Stilwell had several children to include daughters Phebe who married Jacob Goss and Elizabeth who married Allen Parks. Sons thought to be Absalom, Richard and John. The sons and daughter Elizabeth, all thought to have gone to Madison Co KY, possibly around 1805 or so. Some state that the elder Richard went to Kentucky with them, but I doubt that he did. If the son Richard is the same as the father of Elizabeth Giles who married Clayborn Jones, then he was in Madison Co before 1800 when he signed permission for that marriage. There is no doubt the Parks family and Absalom Giles were in Madison Co for a number of years. Researchers believe that John is the same as the John Giles who applied for and received a Revolutionary War pension from Monroe Co KY.
1840 Monroe Co KY, p.259 - John Giles. 1m 10-15; 1m 80-90; 2f 15-20; 1f 70-80. Age 84, Revolutionary War Veteran.
John Giles application file, including his wife's applications following his death, includes a number of facts which seem not possible. However, I believe he did serve in the Revolution from North Carolina. A Richard Giles made testimony - there is some question about his age and whether or not there were actually two Richard Gileses that testified. There is no question that the age of Richard Giles has been altered on one page - perhaps to make him older so he would have been present and known first hand about the service of John Giles. Fleming Jones, brother of Clayborn Jones, testified that John Giles was reputed to have been a Revolutionary soldier. When John Giles' widow testified, she suddenly became quite a few years older than the censuses indicated - her stated age made too old to have been the mother of her child was then living with. There are other inconsistencies - it would seem she was attempting to prove she was married to John as his only wife but I suspect she was not. Perhaps she thought she had to have been to receive his pension which was true under some of the other acts of Congress concerning pensions, but not at this time. There is a copy of family records presented to the court - and it was stated it was a copy of a record John Giles had made concerning a few of his children - however, it was apparent that John Giles himself did not read or write [his own testimony was signed with his mark] and had likely not made such a record. These children were quite old if their birth records were to be believed and the widow Giles seemed to know very little about them, not even if they were living. Her report of their residences during their marriage also did not agree with what John Giles had originally stated.
CLAYBORN JONES and ELIZABETH GILES had the following children:
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