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.
KY Land Warrant #2006
Another KY Land Grant, copies sent to me by Marlene Jones:
Cumberland Co KY Deed Book
1820 Monroe Co KY Tax List:
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].
15 Apr 1824. Land Patent to Claborn Jones application made 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:
HISTORY OF SANGAMON COUNTY, ILLINOIS; Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co, 1881. p.815 "Cartwright Township"
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:
Wrong age for either Clayborn or his son of the same name. Is this a nephew? A cousin? Or just a coincidence? Another Clayborn Jones was in Fork Prairie Twp of Madison Co IL in 1820 and he was age 26-45. What should be an unusual name, appears to be not so unusual.
12 Oct 1833 Clayborn Jones is named in the probate record of William Ashlock who had died on that date, Sangamon Co IL
1835 Sangamon Co IL Tax List shows Joseph Kile as present owner of 151.64 acres patented to Clabourn Jones on 16 Nov 1823.
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.
Linn Co, MO. 27 Apr 1840. James and Polly Phillips to Claiborn Jones for $200. SW 1/4 of S22 T59 R20; 160 acres.
1 Apr 1843. Clayborn received patents for six land patents on this date totalling 360 acres.
The Probate file from Linn Co, includes the inventory of Clayborn's estate as appraised by David Prewitt, N. J. Drydon, and John L. Pennington on 19 Feb 1845. Elizabeth Jones, administratrix and Thomas Brown, administrator, reported the sale on 1 Mar 1845. Proceeds from the sale totalled. $196.18. Included in the inventory were a plow, a wagon, 8 head of cattle, 4 horses, 13 head of sheep, hogs, geese, household furnishings of various kinds. He had a looking glass, but no books or Bible was listed. Purchasers at the sale included John Jones who bought saddle bags, a bridle, and a hammer, Claborn Jones (jr) who bought a sorrel mare for $40, the hogs, and an iron wedge, and several members of the Brown family to include Thomas's father and brothers. Thomas Brown Jr. bought the wagon and gear for $42.25 - the most expensive item. Elizabeth herself bought her choice of three sheep for $3. An additional inventory was filed on 3 Mar 1846, by Thomas Brown - there was one lot of wild hogs running at large.
The file also included the list of bills paid and amounts received. It is noted that I. Bennett (a son-in-law) owed a noted given in 1827 - debt & interest now total $210 and Bennett protest that he does not own said note and it cannot be collected. This report was signed by Thos. Brown for himself and for Elizabeth Jones on 2 Mar 1846.
The Final settlement of the estate was received and filed 9 Feb 1848. The balance that remained for distribution in equal shares was $65.81. A document signed by M. Halliburton, attorney for Thomas Brown & Elizabeth Jones on 3 Dec 1850 notes disbursements to I. R. Bennett (husband of Mary Jones), Uriah Meeks (sic, Meeker - husband of Alla Jones), Irvin Lemasters (husband of Nancy Jones), W. B. Lusk (husband of Sarah Jones) and Richard Jones who each received $7.31. The following heirs were not named in this document - Clayborn Jones, Joshua Arnold (husband of Phebe Jones), John L. Jones, and Thomas Brown (husband of Thurza and the Administrator of Clayborn's estate). However there was $65.81 available to distribute - if that sum is divided by nine heirs, the amount is approximately $7.31 each - these four all lived locally and perhaps had received their distribution at a different time.
No mention of real property was found in the probate file.
CLAYBORN JONES and ELIZABETH GILES were married on 27 March 1800 in Madison County, Kentucky.1,10,16 ELIZABETH GILES2,10, daughter of RICHARD GILES, was born about 1780 in North Carolina.2 She died after 1860 at the age of 80.
In 1860, she was living in Iowa with daughter Sarah.
There is a Richard Giles found in Monroe Co KY in 1820 - Elizabeth's father? Just he and a female both over 45 - they are on the same page as the Joneses.
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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