Clayton Report
Clayton Genealogy Report
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Last updated 18.10.2004
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Generation No. 1

1. John S.1 Clayton was born 02 August 1802 in Caldwell County, Kentucky (Source: Powell, John Carroll. Early Settlers of Sangamon County, 1876, pg. 205, hereafter Powell, Settlers, 205.), and died 07 September 1861 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.). He married his cousin Elizabeth E. "Betsy" Clayton 1824 in Caldwell County, Kentucky (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.), daughter of John Clayton. She was born May 1806 in Caldwell County, Kentucky (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.), and died 1878 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Wallace, Joseph, Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois, Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1904, Pg. 941, hereafter Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).

More About John S. Clayton: 1830 Census: Check Caldwell County, Kentucky 1840 Census: Check Morgan County, Illinois: CLAYTON pg 417, 468, 471 1850 Census: Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census, Dwelling/Family: 147/147 Clayton, John S. 47 M Farmer 2,100 KY, Clayton, Elizabeth 40 F KY, Clayton, Franklin 22 M Farmer KY, Clayton, Alexander 20 M Farmer IL, Clayton, Manirva 18 F IL, Clayton, Marcus 16 M Farmer IL, Clayton, Alzina 12 F IL, Clayton, Adelaid 8 F IL, Clayton, Mariett 4 F IL, Clayton, Mason 1 M IL, Ogden, James H. 2/12 M IL, Ogden, John 24 M Farmer IL.) 1860 Census: Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) 1860 Sangamon Co., IL Census, 1860 census of Sangamon, Illinois shows: John S. Clayton, Betsey E., Mary A., Margaret, G.M., John L., R. Clayton (62,F,KY) and Frank Watts (10,IL) are living with them., (2) handwritten notes of researcher working for Esther Molohon, Clayton, John S. 54 Farmer 4,800 KY, Betsy 53 KY, Mary A. 19 IL, Margaret 15 IL, G.M. 12 IL, John S. 10 IL, R. Clayton 62 F KY.)

Children of John Clayton and Elizabeth Clayton are:
+ 2 i. Franklin Jefferson2 Clayton, born 13 February 1827 in Caldwell County, Kentucky.
+ 3 ii. Alexander Clayton, born 16 September 1829 in Morgan County, Illinois.
+ 4 iii. Minnerva J. Clayton, born Abt. 1832 in Kentucky.
+ 5 iv. Marcus D. Clayton, born 16 March 1834 in Kentucky.
6 v. Martha Elzira "Elzira" Clayton, born Abt. 1838 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205, Says William Easley is the husband of Elzira Clayton. Marriage record is for "Martha E. Clayton.", (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). She married William C. Easley 07 February 1856 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, EASLEY, WM C CLAYTON, MARTHA E SANGAMON 02/07/1856 003/0165.).
+ 7 vi. Mary Adelaide Clayton, born Abt. 1842 in Sangamon County, Illinois.
+ 8 vii. Marietta Clayton, born Abt. 1846 in Sangamon County, Illinois.
+ 9 viii. George Mason Clayton, born Abt. 1849 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.
10 ix. John L. Clayton, born Abt. 1850 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1860 Sangamon Co., IL Census.). He married Mary E. Allen 28 October 1873 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, JOHN L ALLEN, MARY E SANGAMON 10/28/1873 004/0572.).



Generation No. 2

2. Franklin Jefferson2 Clayton (John S.1) was born 13 February 1827 in Caldwell County, Kentucky (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). He married Elizabeth Scott 12 November 1850 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, JEFFERSON SCOTT, ELIZABETH SANGAMON 11/12/1850).

Children of Franklin Clayton and Elizabeth Scott are:
11 i. Ruth Jane3 Clayton, born Aft. 1850 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).
12 ii. Gilbert Clayton, born Aft. 1851 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).

Notes for Gilbert Clayton:
CLAYTON, GILBERT TAYLOR, JENNIE SANGAMON 12/24/1878 005/0216

13 iii. Amanda E. Clayton, born Aft. 1852 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).

Notes for Amanda E. Clayton:
MACAULEY, LYCURGUS C CLAYTON, AMANDA E SANGAMON 06/08/1878 005/0192
SMITH, JESSE D CLAYTON, AMANDA E SANGAMON 11/30/1898 007/0262

14 iv. Perleasy Clayton, born Aft. 1853 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).
15 v. Emma Clayton, born Aft. 1854 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).
16 vi. Shelton L. Clayton, born Aft. 1855 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).


3. Alexander2 Clayton (John S.1) was born 16 September 1829 in Morgan County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). He married (1) Mary A. Marshall 06 February 1853 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, ALEXANDER MARSHALL, MARY A SANGAMON 02/06/1853.). She was born in Newark, New Jersey (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.), and died July 1861 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.). He married (2) Thinton "Sadie" Jane Penix 19 November 1862 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, ALEXANDER PENIX, THINTON JANE SANGAMON 11/19/1862/00000284.). She was born Abt. 1838 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Wallace, Sangamon, 504., (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.), and died 1893 (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.).

More About Alexander Clayton: Politics: Democrat (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.)

More About Thinton "Sadie" Jane Penix: 1850 Census: Sangamon County, IL: Dwelling/Family: 171/171 Penic, Coon 47 M Farmer 600 VA, Penic, Robert 22 M Farmer IL, Penic, Jerry 21 M Farmer IL, Penic, Jas. 19 M Farmer IL, Penic, Mary 16 F IL, Penic, Thursday 12 F IL, Penic, Margaret 9 F IL, Penic, Mary 18 F IL Misc.: Also Sadie Jane Penich (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.)

Children of Alexander Clayton and Mary Marshall are:
17 i. Charles E.3 Clayton, born Aft. 1853 (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).
+ 18 ii. Henry N. Clayton, born 22 August 1857 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois.

Children of Alexander Clayton and Thinton Penix are:
19 i. Melissa J.3 Clayton, born Aft. 1862 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).
20 ii. Ada M. Clayton, born Aft. 1863 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).

Notes for Ada M. Clayton:
KNOTTS, THOMAS E CLAYTON, ADA M SANGAMON 08/01/1888 006/0230

21 iii. Mary A. Clayton, born Aft. 1864 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).
22 iv. Jacob B. Clayton, born Aft. 1865 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 205.).


4. Minnerva J.2 Clayton (John S.1) was born Abt. 1832 in Kentucky (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). She married (1) John C. Ogden 08 April 1849 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, OGDEN, JOHN C CLAYTON, MINNERVA J SANGAMON 04/08/1849 002/0318.). He was born Abt. 1826 in Illinois (Source: 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census, John S. Clayton household: Ogden, James H. 2/12 M IL, Ogden, John 24 M Farmer.), and died July 1850 in Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers, 549.). She married (2) William Smith.

Child of Minnerva Clayton and John Ogden is:
23 i. James Hardin3 Ogden, born 1850 (Source: 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census, John S. Clayton household: Ogden, James H. 2/12 M IL, Ogden, John 24 M Farmer.).


5. Marcus D.2 Clayton (John S.1) was born 16 March 1834 in Kentucky (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) Wallace, Sangamon, 941., (3) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). He married Susan Ann Mathew 28 September 1859 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, MARQUIS D MATTHEW, SUSAN ANN (MATHEW) SANGAMON 09/28/1859., (2) Powell, Settlers, 205, says married 29 August 1860.), daughter of John Mathew and Sarah Woozley. She was born 29 August 1844 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers. (2) Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).

Children of Marcus Clayton and Susan Mathew are:
24 i. Charles A.3 Clayton, born Aft. 1859 (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).

Notes for Charles A. Clayton:
CLAYTON, CHAS A GATTON, MARY A SANGAMON 10/06/1884 006/0016

25 ii. Sarah Elizabeth "Elizabeth" Clayton, born Aft. 1860 (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.). She married Robert William "William" Drennan 02 March 1893 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, DRENNAN, ROBERT W CLAYTON, ELIZABETH SANGAMON 03/02/1893 006/0517.); born (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).
26 iii. Franklin L. "Frank" Clayton, born Aft. 1861 (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).
27 iv. Thomas E. Clayton, born in At 24 years (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).
28 v. Manford E. Clayton (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).
29 vi. Noah R. Clayton (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.), died in At 15 months (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.).
30 vii. Ella Clayton (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 941.), died in At 3 months.


7. Mary Adelaide2 Clayton (John S.1) was born Abt. 1842 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). She married Simon Thomas Mathew 09 March 1864 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, MATTHEW, SIMON T CLAYTON, MARY A SANGAMON 03/09/1864 / 00000805.), son of John Mathew and Sarah Woozley. He was born 05 November 1840 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers.).

Notes for Simon Mathew:
Mathew, John M., born in 1815, in Franklin county, Ohio, married in Sangamon county to Mrs. Sarah Crowder, whose maiden name was Woozley. They had five children in Sangamon county. JAMES H., born Oct. 13, 1838, married March 28, 1860, to Sally A. Handlin. They have two children, EVERETT S. and JENNIE M., and live in Springfield. SIMON T., married Mary A. Clayton. They have three childeen, ETTA E., LUTHER F. and CHARLES CARROLL, and reside in Ball township, Sangamon county, Ill. SUSAN ANN, born August 29, 1844, married Marcus D. Clayton, See his name. WILLIAM O. married Mary E. Lamb, have two children, IDA MAY and FANNIE A., and live four miles north of Pawnee, Illinois. LEONARD S., married Sept. 24, 1874, to Alice Galloway. Mrs. Sarah Matthew died, and John M. Matthew married Mary A. Scott. They have five children, FANNIE, JOHN M., Jun., LAURA, LUCY and JOSEPHINE, and reside in Ball township, three and a half miles southeast of Chatham, Illinois (Source: Powell, John Carroll. Early Settlers of Sangamon County, 1876, pg. 481)

Children of Mary Clayton and Simon Mathew are:
31 i. Etta Ella3 Mathew, born 03 December 1864 (Source: sites.rootsweb.com, Mary Baier .).
32 ii. Luther F. Mathew, born 29 September 1866 (Source: sites.rootsweb.com, Mary Baier .).
33 iii. Charles Carroll Mathew, born 20 August 1872 (Source: sites.rootsweb.com, Mary Baier .).
34 iv. May Mathew, born 26 September 1886 (Source: sites.rootsweb.com, Mary Baier .).


8. Marietta2 Clayton (John S.1) was born Abt. 1846 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1860 Sangamon Co., IL Census.). She married George G. Lamb 24 February 1869 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, LAMB, GEO CLAYTON, MARIETTA SANGAMON 02/24/1869 / 00003578.), son of George Lamb and Lucinda Sanders. He was born 16 August 1845 in Sangamon County, Illinois.

Children of Marietta Clayton and George Lamb are:
35 i. James3 Lamb, born Aft. 1869.
36 ii. Estella Lamb, born Aft. 1870.
37 iii. Charles Lamb, born Bef. 1876.


9. George Mason2 Clayton (John S.1) was born Abt. 1849 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) 1850 Sangamon County, IL Census.). He married (1) Julia Patterson 07 January 1869 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, GEO MASON PATTERSON, JULIS SANGAMON 01/07/1869 / 00003498.). She died Bef. 1870 in Sangamon County, Illinois. He married (2) Harriett Ellen Deboe 01 October 1870 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, GEO M DEBOE, HARRIETT ELLEN SANGAMON 10/01/1870 / 00004310.), daughter of John Deboe and Maria Smith.

Children of George Clayton and Harriett Deboe are:
38 i. Nettie Florence3 Clayton, born Abt. 1871 (Source: Esther Molohan Capps 17 July 2000.). She married Benjamin F. "Ben" McAtee Aft. 1900; born 03 March 1838 (Source: (1) Esther Molohan Capps, 17 July 2000., (2) Powell, Settlers, 205.).
+ 39 ii. Della Mae Clayton, born April 1875 in Sangamon County, Illinois; died August 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri.
40 iii. Zaza Clayton, born Aft. 1876 (Source: Esther Molohan Capps 17 July 2000.).



Generation No. 3

18. Henry N.3 Clayton (Alexander2, John S.1) was born 22 August 1857 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Powell, Settlers, 205., (2) Wallace, Sangamon, 504.). He married Minnie Lard 11 August 1886 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, CLAYTON, HENRY N LARD, MINNIE SANGAMON 08/11/1886 006/0116.), daughter of Josiah Lard and Emily Funderburk. She was born Bet. 1857 - 1876 in Ball Township, Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.).

More About Henry N. Clayton: Politics: Staunch Democrat (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.)

More About Minnie Lard: Religion: Methodist Episcopal (Source: Wallace, Sangamon, 504.)

Children of Henry Clayton and Minnie Lard are:
41 i. Floyd Alexander4 Clayton, born Aft. 1886.
42 ii. Harry J. Clayton, born Aft. 1887.
43 iii. Fred Clayton, born Aft. 1888.
44 iv. Ralph Porter Clayton, born Aft. 1889.


39. Della Mae3 Clayton (George Mason2, John S.1) was born April 1875 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: (1) Tombstone., (2) Esther Molohan Capps 17 July 2000.), and died August 1940 in St. Louis, Missouri (Source: (1) Tombstone., (2) Esther Molohan Capps 17 July 2000.). She married (1) Eugene Carroll "Gene" McAtee 10 June 1891 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: IL Marriage Records, MCATEE, EUGENE CLAYTON, DELLA M SANGAMON 06/10/1891 006/0401.), son of Benjamin McAtee and Elmira Marshall. He was born Abt. 1867 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Powell, Settlers.). She married (2) Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Molohon Aft. 1900 in Sangamon County, Illinois (Source: Esther Molohan Capps 17 July 2000.), son of John Molohon and Sarah Thornberry. He was born 06 March 1862 in Kentucky (Source: (1) Family tradition., (2) Tombstone, Fasken Cemetery, east of Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri.), and died 14 February 1928 in near Carthage, Jasper Co., Missouri (Source: (1) Tombstone., (2) family tradition.).

More About Della Mae Clayton: Burial: Fasken cemetery near Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri (Source: Names spelled Molohan on her tombstone.) Misc.: "Had 2 children that died, buried in Sangamon County with Grandfather Molohon" (Source: Esther Molohan Capps.) Religion: Presbyterian (Source: Esther Molohan Capps, 17 June 2000)

Notes for Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Molohon:
"Mother sent boys to early Mass at St. Bernard's on Sundays, but they repeatedly went skinny dipping instead. The priest berated their mother for not sending them and made her cry...Dad never forgave the Church". -EMC

More About Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Molohon: Burial: Fasken cemetery near Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri Cause of Death: probably prostate cancer (Source: Esther Molohan Capps17 June 2000) Emigrated: early 1900's from IL to MO Occupation: farmer in IL, in MO ran a livery stable and later a dairy Religion: raised Catholic, rejected it

Child of Della Clayton and Thomas Molohon is:
45 i. Esther Margaret4 Molohan, born 11 March 1911 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. She married Ira Asbury "Cappy" Capps 01 July 1929 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri; born 24 March 1907 in Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas (Source: SSDI.); died February 1973 in Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri (Source: SSDI.).
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