91st PA: James H Clayton

James H Clayton

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Before the war

He was born on 22 May 1843, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to JAB Clayton and Frances [unknown surname]. [sources: date: 18 (22 May 1843), 19 (1843); 2 (21 in 1863 [?]), 10 (20 in 1863 [?], 15 (63 in 1906), 16 (63 in 1906), 17 (63 in 1906), 21 (4 in 1850), 22 (15 in 1860), 23 (25 in 1870), 24 (25 [sic] in 1880), 25 (Nov 1841), 26 (67 in 1910), 27 (74 in 1920), 33 (22 in 1866), 34 (37 in 1881), 35 (58 in 1903), 36 (25 in 1870), 37 (29 in 1874). place: 2, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37. parents: 21, 22, 24]

In 1850, he was living in South Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, JAB and Frances Clayton, and with Joseph, George and Hester (presumably siblings), along with Margaret Smith. [source: 21]

In 1860, he was living in St Georges Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. He was living with his mother Francis, with his presumed siblings Francis J, Hester A, and Edward, and with several others. His mother was running a summer resort. He had attended school within the year. [source: 22]

When he enlisted, he was a harness maker, and was living in Philadelphia. [sources: 2, 10]

Description

When he enlisted in the 91st Pennsylvania in 1861, he was 5 feet 4 inches tall, had a light complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair. [sources: 2, 10 [dark hair)]

When he enlisted in the regular cavalry in 1866, he was 5 feet 5 inches tall, and had blue eyes, dark hair, and a dark complexion. [source: 33]

When he enlisted in the regular cavalry in 1870, he was 5 feet 5-1/2 inches tall, and had dark eyes, brown [?] hair, and a dark complexion. [source: 36]

When he enlisted in the regular cavalry in 1874, he was 5 feet 10 inches tall, and had brown eyes, dark hair, and a fair complexion. [source: 37]

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 23 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a private in company E. [sources: 1, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 38, 39]

He was one of eleven men taken prisoner at the Battle of Fredericksburg, when company E was left behind. On 19 May 1863, he (along with eight others) returned to the regiment, as a paroled prisoner. [sources: 2, 9]

He fought at the battle of Gettysburg. [source: 3]

On 23 June 1863, he (along with three other men) was detailed to serve in the Provost Guard at Brigade Headquarters, and was ordered to report to Lieutenant William Walker, 146th New York Volunteers, who was the Brigade Provost Marshall. [sources: 4]

He re-enlisted for three years as a veteran volunteer, at Bealton Virginia, on 24 December 1863. He was enlisted by Lieutenant Carpenter, and mustered into service by Lieutenant Swann. [sources: 1, 2, 10 (26 Dec)]

On 1 March 1864, Colonel Gregory detached him to collect conscripts, at Philadelphia. On 27 April 1864, Sinex reported that he had been relieved from Camp Cadwalader, but had not yet reported to the regiment. He was still detailed as a clerk in September (?) 1864, having been detailed on 3 March 1864 by Major Gilbert. [sources: 5, 6, 8]

He was absent, on detached duty, at muster out. He was discharged on 14 July 1865. He had served for 43 months. He was a private, in company E. [sources: 1, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 38, 39]

After the war

On 30 May 1866, he enlisted in company A [?] of the 5th US Cavalry. He enlisted at Philadelphia, Pennsylania, for three years. [source: 33]

On 30 May 1869, he was discharged from the US Cavalry, because his term of service had expired. He was discharged at Fort McPherson. He was then a sergeant. [sources: 16, 17, 20 (twelve years), 33]

On 31 January 1870, he enlisted in company I of the 4th US Cavalry. He enlisted for 5 years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 36; see also 20, but cf. 16 and 17]

In 1870, he was living in Fort Concho, Bexar District, Texas. He was a corporal, in company I of the 4th US Cavalry. [source: 23]

On 16 September 1872, he deserted. He was caught on 20 February 1873. He was discharged on 24 June 1873, by order of general court martial. [sources: 36; see also 20, but cf. 16 and 17]]

On 10 July 1874, he enlisted in company I of the 4th US Cavalry. He enlisted for five years, at Fort Clark, Texas [?]. [source: 37]

On 9 July 1879, he was discharged from the US Cavalry, because his term of service had expired. He was then a private. The register of enlistments notes that his 'Character [was] "Good"'. [source: 37]

In March 1880, Mayor Stokley appointed him as a police officer. [source: 20]

In 1880, he was living at 138 Ninth Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was living with his parents, JAB and Frances Clayton. He was a police officer. [source: 24, 31]

On 15 June 1881, he married Mary E Hardin. She was born in 1847/48, in Pennsylvania. They were married by G Emich [?], minister of the Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a policeman. They apparently had at least these children:

[sources: 25, 30, 32, 34]

On 16 August 1886, he captured a counterfeiter, James Barton. [source: 20]

He continued living at 139 North Ninth Street until about 1888, when he moved to 1020 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 30, 31]

About 1 July 1888, he was sworn in as a police sergeant. Shortly after that, he heard that Sergeant Adolph Orf had given away oats, and charged him. However, Orf was exonerated by the police court of inquiry, because the oats were unusable, since they had been mixed with dirt, mortar, and brick dust, when they spilled out of a hole gnawed by rats. Shortly after that, Clayton reported a driver, Frank S Wilson, for cruelty to animals. The police court of inquiry exonerated Wilson, concluding that Wilson's use of a twitch was justified because the horse 'was nervous and sick, and would have probably injured anyone who approached'. [sources: 28, 29]

On 25 April 1890, he applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 13, 14]

In 1890, he was living at 1020 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a policeman. He suffered from chronic rheumatism. [sources: 11, 12]

About 1893, he apparently left the police force and became a watchman. [source: 31]

About 1894, he moved to 3833 Aspen Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 31]

He lived at 1810 North 27th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for several years. [source: 31]

In 1900, he was living at 1866 Marston Street, ward 32, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a watchman. He was widowed. He was living with his children James, John, and Edith. [source: 25, 31]

He again applied for a pension on 11 February 1901. [source: 14]

On 2 August 1903, he married Mary L Frederick. They were married by E S Adamson, ministor of Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, Boytertown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born in Virginia, in 1843/47. This was the second marriage for both of them; she had two children. [sources: 26, 35]

He was still living at 1866 North Marston in about 1903, but then disappears from the Philadelphia city directories. Perhaps he moved to New Jersey then, after marrying Mary Frederick. [source: 31]

On 21 March 1906, he was admitted to the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $10 per month. [sources: 15, 16, 17]

On 18 May 1906, he was discharged from the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. [source: 15]

In 1910, he was living in Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey. He was living with his second wife, Mary L. He was working for himself, as a poultry man. [source: 26]

In 1912, he was present at the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $12 per month. [source: 16]

On 4 February 1914, he was discharged, from the Southern Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. He was receiving a pension of $25 per month. [source: 17]

On 12 April 1915, he was admitted to the Masonic Home, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. [source: 18]

In 1920, he was living in the Masonic Home, in West Donegal Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was not working. [source: 27]

He died on 25 January 1920, at the Masonic Home, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. He was buried in the Masonic Home Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 481. [sources: 14 (27 Jan 20, Nat'l Sol Home VA), 18, 19]

On 14 June 1922, his widow, Mary L Clayton, applied successfully from Pennsylvania for a pension. [sources: 13, 14]

Researcher

Robert J Fenner, Sr, is researching James H Clayton. Contact him at rjfenner@comcast.net.

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)

2 descriptive roll, company E, entry 98 (James H Clayton)

3 Pennsylvania Memorial, 91st Pennsylvania plaque, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (James H Clayton)

4 special order 40, HQ 91st PA, 23 June 1863

5 letter, Sinex to Marvin, 7 March 1864

6 letter, Sinex to Fowler, 27 April 1864

7 special order 13, HQ 91st PA,

8 [list of detailed men, probably from Sept 1864] (James H Clayton)

9 consolidated morning report, 91st PA, 19 May 1863 (Private Clayton)

10 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at the Pennsylvania State Archives, searched 6 May 2004 (James H Clayton)

11 1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 182, page 1 (image 1223 on Ancestry), line 2 (James H Clayton)

12 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (James H Clayton)

13 pension index, by name (James H Clayton)

14 pension index, by regiment, 91st PA Infantry, company E (James H Clayton)

15 Serial set, volume 5158, session volume 55, 59th congress, 2nd session, house document 276 (1907), Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1906. Washington: GPO, 1907. Page 343 (Jas H Clayton)

16 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1912. Serial Set volume 6473, Session volume 107, 62nd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1009. Page 288 (Jas H Clayton)

17 Report of the Board of Managers of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1914. Serial Set volume 6875, Session volume 90, 63rd Congress, 3rd Session, House Document 1363. Page 298 (Jas H Clayton)

18 e-mail, Robert J Fenner Sr to Harry A Ide, 5 July 2011 (James H Clayton)

19 Find a grave, memorial 49993971, created by Justin Link, added 20 Mar 2010, accessed 5 July 2011 (including an image of the stone, whose inscription reads: 'JAMES H. CLAYTON 1843-1920 LODGE NO. 431') (James H Clayton)

20 Howard O Sprogle. The Philadelphia police, past and present. Philadelphia, 1887. Page 436 (James Clayton)

21 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, South Mulberry Ward, Philadelphia, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 241 verso = 482 handwritten (James Henry Clayton)

22 1860 US census, Delaware, New Castle County, St Georges Hundred (post office Middleton), microfilm series M653, film 96, page 858 = 160 handwritten (James H Clayton)

23 1870 US census, Texas, Bexar District, Fort Concho, microfilm series M593, film 1575, page 344 verso = 26 handwritten (James H Clayton)

24 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 200 = 21 A handwritten (James H Clayton)

25 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 828, microfilm series T623, film 1474, page 172 = 6 A handwritten (James H Clayton)

26 1910 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Deerfield township, 1st district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 106, microfilm series T624, film 875, page 192 = 3 B handwritten] (James H Clayton)

27 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, West Donegal Township, Masonic Homes of the Ninth Woodriff [??] Maud Lodge of Pennsylvania F.A.M. [??], supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 140, microfilm series T625, film 1585, page 179 = 3 B handwritten] (James H Clayton)

28 'Clayton feels important', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 July 1888, page 2 (James H Clayton)

29 'Sergeant Orf exonerated', Philadelphia Inquirer 11 July 1888, page 8 (James H Clayton)

30 death certificates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1803-1915, 4 July 1884, Frances Irene Clayton (James H Clayton)

31 Philadelphia city directories

32 IGI records of children

33 US Army Register of enlistments, 1798 - 1914, 1866, A-O, image 142/679 on Ancestry (James H Clayton)

34 marriage records, Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 15 June 1881 (James H Clayton)

35 marriage records, Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, Boyertown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2 August 1903 (Jas H Clayton)

36 US Army Register of enlistments, 1798 - 1914, 1869-70, A-O, image 140 of 641 on Ancestry (James H Clayton)

37 US Army Register of enlistments, 1871-1877, A-G, image 282/605 on Ancestry (James H Clayton)

38 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James H Clayton)

39 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (James A Clayton)

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1930 US census
FamilySearch (accessed 5 Feb 2012)
RootsWeb WorldConnect
searched James Clayton (exact) died 1920, James Clayton (exact) born 1843, James Clayton (exact) mother Frances (accessed 5 Feb 2012)
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searched James Clayton January 1920-February 1920 in Pennsylvania (accessed 5 February 2012)

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James H Clayton in the 91st PA database

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, South Mulberry Ward, microfilm series M432, film 815, page 241 verso = 482 handwritten]
line31323334353637
Dwellings visited343      
Families visited400      
NameJ. A. B. ClaytonFrances ClaytonJosephine ClaytonGeorge W. ClaytonJames Henry ClaytonHester Ann ClaytonMargaret Smith
Age3530125 [?]4318
SexMFFMMFF
Color       
Occupation of males over 15 yearsBoot Maker     Domestic
Real estate owned       
Birthplace" [sc. Pennsylvania]""""""
Married within year       
Attended school within year  11   
Over 20 & can't read/write       
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.       

1860 census

[1860 US census, Delaware, New Castle County, St Georges Hundred (post office Middleton), microfilm series M653, film 96, page 858 = 160 handwritten]
line7891011121314
Dwelling number1068       
Family number1064   Hotel  
NameFrancis J ClaytonFrancis J "James H "Hester A "Edward "Anna AllenThomas Blackiston [?]Mary Patton
Age402115138451650
SexFFMFMFMF
Color     BBB
OccupationSummer Resort    ServantLaborerServant
Value of real estate owned        
Value of personal estate1500       
Place of birthPennsylvaniaDoDoDoDoDelawareDoDo
Married within year        
Attended school within year  111   
Cannot read & write     1 1
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.        

1870 census

[1870 US census, Texas, Bexar District, Fort Concho, microfilm series M593, film 1575, page 344 verso = 26 handwritten]
[line 16 is John Huberich, first sergeant, Co I 4th Cavalry]
line24
Dwelling-house number[54]
Family number[77]
NameClayton James H
Age25
SexM
ColorW
OccupationCorporal " " [sc. co I] 4" " [sc. Cavalry]
Real estate value 
Personal estate value 
BirthplacePennsylvania
Father foreign born 
Mother foreign born 
Birth month if born within year 
Marriage month if married within year 
Attended school past year 
Can't read 
Can't write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1 [?]
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...1

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 171, microfilm series T9, film 1172, page 200 = 21 A handwritten]
line111213
street nameNinth Street
house number138  
dwelling visit #127  
family visit #127  
nameClayton Jas A B- Frances- James H
colorWWW
sexMFM
age666025 [sic]
month born if born in year   
relationship WifeSon
single  1
married11 
widowed/divorced   
married during year   
occupationShoemakerHousekeeperPolice Officer
months unemployed   
currently ill?   
blind   
deaf/dumb   
idiotic   
insane   
disabled   
school this year   
can't read   
can't write   
birthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
father's birthplaceNew JerseyGermanyNew Jersey [sic]
mother's birthplacePennaGermanyPenna

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 182, page 1 (image 1223 on Ancestry), line 2]
[line] 2
[house] 1020 Cherry
[family] [blank]
[name] Clayton James H
[rank] Private
[company] E
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Dec 23 1861 [written above a crossed-out 'July 14 1861']
[discharge date] July 14 1865 [written above a crossed-out 'Dec 23 1865']
[length of service] 4 years, x months, x days
[post office address] 1020 Cherry St
[disability incurred] Chronic Rheumatism
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, February 2005]
James H Clayton, police, h 1020 Cherry
[12 other people were living there]

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 828, microfilm series T623, film 1474, page 172 = 6 A handwritten]
line34353637
streetMarston [?] Street
house number1866   
dwelling number145   
family number155   
nameClayton Jas H- James H- John E- Edith
relationshipHeadSonSonDaughter
colorWWWW
sexMMMF
birth dateNov 1841Dec 1882June 1885May 1886
age58171414
married?WSSS
# years married    
mother of how many children?    
# of children living    
birthplacePennaPennaPenna Penna
father's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
mother's birthplacePennaPennaPennaPenna
immigration year    
# years in USA    
naturalized citizen?    
occupationWatchmanDuero [??] PrinterAt schoolAt school
# months not employed00  
# months in school  1010
can readYesYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYesYes
speaks EnglishYesYesYesYes
owned/rentedR   
free or mortgaged    
farm/houseH   
# of farm schedule    

1910 census

[1910 US census, New Jersey, Cumberland County, Deerfield township, 1st district, supervisor's district 2, enumeration district 106, microfilm series T624, film 875, page 192 = 3 B handwritten]
line8283
street  
house nr  
dwelling nr56 
family nr58 
nameClayton, James H.Mary L.
relationshipHeadWife
sexMF
colorWW
age6766
marital statusM2M2
#years present marriage77
mother of # children 2
mother of # living children 2
birthplacePennsylvaniaVirginia
father's birthplacePennsylvaniaTennessee
mother's birthplacePennsylvaniaTennessee
immigrated  
naturalized/alien  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationPoultrymanNone
nature of industry etc.Own Place 
employer etc.O.A. 
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  
# weeks out of work 1909  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09  
owned/rentedR 
owned free or mortagaged  
farm/houseH 
nr on farm schedule  
civil war vet  
blind  
deaf & dumb  

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, West Donegal Township, Masonic Homes of the Ninth Woodriff [??] Maud Lodge of Pennsylvania F.A.M. [??], supervisor's district 4, enumeration district 140, microfilm series T625, film 1585, page 179 = 3 B handwritten]
line84
streetMain Lodge Hall - Guest House
house number[Home]
dwelling visit number[1]
family visit number[1]
nameClayton, James H.
relationshipGuest
own/rent 
free/mortgaged (if owned) 
sexM
raceW
age at last birthday74
marital statusM
year of immigration 
naturalized/alien 
year of naturalization 
attended school since Sept 1919 
can readYes
can writeYes
birth placePennsylvania
native language 
father's birthplacePennsylvania
father's native language 
mother's birthplacePennsylvania
mother's native language 
can speak EnglishYes
occupationNone
industry, business 
employment status 
number of farm schedule 

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Clayton, James H.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 21 March 2014]

Clayton, James A.
Co. E, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Clayton. James H.

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

The Philadelphia police

[Howard O Sprogle. The Philadelphia police, past and present. Philadelphia, 1887. Page 436]
[transcribed 4 February 2012, from Google Books]

JAMES CLAYTON was born in this city. He joined the department by appointment of Mayor Stokley in March, 1880, and has been in continuous service through the administrations of mayors Stokley, King and Smith. He was a volunteer in the late war and in the Regulars for twelve years. On August 16, 1886, he captured James Barton, a counterfeit money dealer.

record of enlistment, 1866

[US Army Register of enlistments, 1798 - 1914, 1866, A-O, image 142/679 on Ancestry]
[transcribed 6 February 2012]
[page]144
NO.[1066]
NAMES.Clayton James H
ENLISTED.When." [sc. 1866 May] 30
Where." " [sc. Phila Pa]
By Whom." " [sc. Capt Mix]
Period." " [sc. 3 yrs]
WHERE BORN.Phila Penna
AGE.22
OCCUPATION." [sc. Soldier]
DESCRIPTION.EyesBlue
HairDr
Complex'nDr
Height" [sc. 5 feet] 5 [inches]
REGIMENT CO.5 Cavy A [?]
REMARKSDischg'd May 30 69 by expiration of service at Fort McPherson USA Sergt

record of enlistment, 1870

[US Army Register of enlistments, 1798 - 1914, 1869-70, A-O, image 140 of 641 on Ancestry]
[transcribed 6 February 2012]
[page]146
NO.[62]
NAMES.Clayton James H
ENLISTED.When." [sc. 1870 January] 31
Where." " [sc. Phila Pa]
By Whom." " [sc. Lt Hamburg (??) (?)]
Period." " [sc. 5 yrs]
WHERE BORN.Phila Pa
AGE.25
OCCUPATION.Soldier
DESCRIPTION.Eyes.Dr
Hair." [sc. brown (?)]
Complex'n.Dr
Height." [sc. 5 feet] 5 1/2 [inches]
REGIMENT CO.4 Cavy I
REMARKS.2 [??] Cav Deserted September 16. 72 Apprehended February 20. 73 Dishonorably Discharged June 24. 73 G.C.M. O [?] 3rd [?] Department of Texas [illegible] at Fort Cocho [??] [illegible]

record of enlistment, 1874

[US Army Register of enlistments, 1871-1877, A-G, image 282/605 on Ancestry]
[transcribed 6 February 2012]
[page]292
NO.[198]
NAMES.Clayton James H
ENLISTED.When." [sc. 1874 July] 10
Where.Fort Clark Tex [?]
By Whom." [sc. Lieut] Irvin
Period." " [sc. 5 yrs]
WHERE BORN.Philada Penna
AGE.29
OCCUPATION." [sc. soldier]
DESCRIPTION.Eyes.Brown
Hair.Dark
Complex'n." [sc. Fair]
Height." [sc. 5 feet] 10 [inches]
REGIMENT CO.4" Cav I
REMARKS.Discharged July 9 79 by Expiration of Service at Fort Supply O.T. [?] a Private Character "Good"

first marriage

[marriage records, Nazareth Methodist Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 February 2012, from Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, from Pennsylvania Historical Society, on Ancestry, image 555 of 920]
Date.Names of Parties.Residence.Place of birth.Occupation of male.Age.Officiating Minister.Remarks.
June 15th 1881James H. Clayton
Mary E. Hardin
Philadelphia Pa
" "
Penna.
"
Policeman37
33
G. Emich [?][blank]

second marriage

[marriage records, Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church, Boyertown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 6 February 2012, from Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, from Pennsylvania Historical Society, on Ancestry, image 627 of 657]
Date.Names of Parties.Residence.Place of birth.Occupation of male.Age.Officiating Minister.Remarks.
1903 Aug 2Jas H. Clayton
Mary L Frederick
Phila.
"
Phila.
Va.
Bureau Highways58
56
E S Adamson[blank]

Philadelphia directories

[transcribed 5 Feb 2012, from Fold3]
1879 Philadelphia directory, page 329
Clayton James, foreman, h 736 N 22d
Clayton James A. B., shoes, 138 N 9th
Clayton James W., printer, h 618 N 10th
1880 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 347 [all James]
Clayton James, printer, h 618 N 10th
Clayton James A. B., shoes, 138 N 9th
1881 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 332
Clayton James A. B., shoes, 138 N 9th
Clayton James H., h 138 N 9th
1882 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 319 [all James; no Frances]
Clayton James, engineer, h 764 Howard
Clayton James, printer, h 1 Calvin pl
Clayton James J., machinist, h 1129 Wistar
1883 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 325 [all James; no Frances]
Clayton James, engineer, h 764 Howard
Clayton James J., machinist, h 1129 Wistar
Clayton James W., printer, h r 809 N 7th
1884 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 325 [all James; no Frances]
Clayton James, segarmaker, h 1548 Fkd av
1885 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 353
Clayton James H., police, h 138 N 9th
1886 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 338
Clayton James, special officer, h 1305 S 11th
Clayton James H., segars, 138 N 9th
Clayton James R., clerk, h 315 Spruce
1887 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 337
" [sc. Clayton], James H., police, h 138 N 9th
1888 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 347
" [sc. Clayton] James H., police, h 1020 Cherry
1889 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 355
" [sc. Clayton] James H., h 1020 Cherry
1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 365
" [sc. Clayton] James H., police, h 1020 Cherry
[no John at 1020 Cherry]
1891 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 341
[no James H, no James policeman or watchman]
" [sc. Clayton] John [sic] H., h 1020 Cherry
1892 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 352
" [sc. Clayton] James, driver, h 2902 Fairhill
" James, fixer, h 247 Euston av
" James, salesman, h 19 Hickey
" James, weaver, h 2826 N 4th
1893 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 353
Clayton James H., watchman, h 1020 Cherry
1894 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 363
" [sc. Clayton] James H., watchman, h 3833 Aspen
1895 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 341
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., watchman, 1810 N 27th
1896 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 354
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., watchman, h 1810 N 27th
1897 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 361 [all James]
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., clerk, h 2714 Ridge av
" Jas W., printer, h r 809 N 7th
1898 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 397
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., watchman, h 1810 N 27th
1899 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 413 [all James]
" [sc. Clayton] Jas, laborer, h 410 E Rittenhouse, Gtn
" Jas H., clerk, h 1915 Glenwood av
" Jas W., printer, h 1 r 809 N 7th
1900 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 412
" [sc. Clayton] Jas, driver, h 461 E Rittenhouse, Gtn
" Jas W., compositor, h 1 r 809 N 7th
1901 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 459
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., watchman, h 1866 Marston
1902 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 437
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., watchman, h 1866 N Marston
1903 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 479
" [sc. Clayton] Jas H., watchman, h 1866 Marston
1904 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 469
[no James Clayton watchman or at 1866 Marston]
1905 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 482
[no James Clayton watchman or at 1866 Marston]
1906 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 517
[no James Clayton watchman or at 1866 Marston]
1907 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory, page 372
[no Jas Clayton laborer or at 1866 Marston]
1911 Howe's Philadelphia directory, page 380
[only one James Clayton:] -- [sc. Clayton] Jas H driver h 461 E Rittenhouse

IGI records of children

[International Genealogical Index, records of children's birth (no source listed)]
[accessed 5 Feb 2012, from FamilySearch]

IGI batch C396856 [no source call no.] John Edward Clayton born 2 June 1885 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to ... Henry Clayton and Mary Clayton
IGI batch C397382 [no source call no.] James H Clayton born 19 Dec 1882 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to James H Clayton and Mary

death certificate, Frances

[death certificates, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1803-1915, 4 July 1884, Frances Irene Clayton]
[transcribed 5 Feb 2012, from FamilySearch]
[GenealogyBank has no Philadelphia newspapers from 6 July 1884 (accessed 5 February 2012)]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
CORONER'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased Frances Irene Clayton
2. Color, white
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 5 months
5. Single
6. Date of Death, July 4th 1884
7. Cause of Death, Cholera Infantum
Thomas J. Powers Coroner
Per Donal
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, [blank]
9. Place of Birth, [blank]
10. When a Minor, Name of Father, James H Clayton
11. Name of Mother, Mary -
12. Ward, 10" ward
12. Street and Number, 138 North 9" St
13. Date of Burial, July 6" 1884
14. Place of Burial, Monument Cemetery
C Moore Undertaker
Residence, 829 Vine st

'Clayton feels important

['Clayton feels important', Philadelphia Inquirer 13 July 1888, page 2]
[transcribed 5 February 2012, from GenealogyBank]

CLAYTON FEELS IMPORTANT.
The New Sergeant of Police Patrol No. 4 Inaugurates Reform.

James H. Clayton, who ten days ago was promoted to be a sergeant of Police Patrol No. 4, is earning an unenviable reputation among his brother officers. His recent charge against Sergeant Orf for an offence committed the week of the blizzard made him no friends, but he capped the climax [sic] by reporting Frank S. Wilson, a driver of the same patrol, for cruelty to animals.

When taken before the police court of inquiry, consisting of the four police captains, the cruelty was found to consist of having put what is known as a twitch around a horse's nose in order to hold him while cleansing a sore shoulder. Wilson was exonerated and the charge dismissed.

Captain Schooley said Wilson had nothing else to do but use the twitch, as the horse, though not vicious, was nervous and sick, and would have probably injured anyone who approached, unless proper precautions were taken.

'Sergeant Orf exonerated'

['Sergeant Orf exonerated', Philadelphia Inquirer 11 July 1888, page 8]
[transcribed 5 February 2012, from GenealogyBank]

SERGEANT ORF EXONERATED.
His Act in Giving Away Dirty Feed Instead of Wasting It Called Charitable

Adolph Orf, sergeant of Police Patrol No. 4, stationed on Filbert street above Fifteenth, was yesterday given a hearing before the police court of inquiry, consisting of Captains Edgar, Brown, Quirk and Schooley, upon a charge of violation of the rules governing the patrol service, preferred by James H. Clayton, a sergeant in the same house. Sergeant Orf was exonerated and the charges dismissed.

The violated charged was the giving away to a man named Lang of a quantity of oats and on its face was a plausible one, but the evidence showed that rats had made a hole in the wall against which the feed was placed, and then gnawed a hole in the box, out of which the oats escaped. No knowledge was had of this fact until complaint was made by a neighbor into whose yard the feed ran.

The oats when gathered up was [sic] full of dirt, mortar and brick dust and the horses refused to eat it, and it would have been thrown away when Mr. Lang happened along and it was given to him, but his horse likewise refused the unclean fodder and he gave it to his chickens.

This took place some time ago, and when Sergeant Clayton, who was sworn in as sergeant about ten days ago, having formerly been a patrolman in the Sixth district, heard of the matter he made the charges against Sergeant Orf, whom [sic] one of the members of the court of inquiry said did a charitable act.


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