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  • ID: I1785
  • Name: John Clayton Jr.
  • Sex: M
  • Reference Number: 1785
  • Birth: 1758 in Warren County, North Carolina
  • Death: AFT 1833 in Person County, North Carolina
  • Note:
    Note that the relationship between the John Clayton of this entry and those shown as his children has not been confirmed. There is some secondary evidence indicating a parental relationship, but nothing more has been located. Moreover, that this John Clayton was the John Clayton who filed a Revolutionary War pension application (see below) has not been confirmed. Accordingly, researchers are advised to proceed with caution as the records are confusing.

    The Revolutionary War pension affidavit referenced below gives a birth year of 1758 in Warren County, North Carolina, and that date and place will be used here (although other researchers have ascribed Granville County as the birth location). These documents can be viewed online at: John Clayton Revolutionary War Pension Papers.

    Note that these pension materials do not use the name John Clayton, Jr.

    Name: John Clayton
    Spouse: Nancy Merritt
    Parents: Coleman Clayton, Fannie Clayton
    Birth Place: Person, Roxboro, NC
    Birth Date: 1770
    Marriage Place: Roxboro, Person, NC
    Marriage Date: 11 December 1792
    Death Place: Person Co
    Death Date: 1815

    The above record must be reconcilled with the chart provided by the Jim Clayton research that shows the John Coleman who married Nancy Merritt to be the brother of the Coleman Clayton who married (1) Fannie Unknown and (2) Jane Layton. See: Clayton Family Outline Compiled by Jim Clayton (1997).

    Name: Daniel Clayton
    Spouse: Sarah Sally Williams
    Parents: John Clayton, Nancy Merritt
    Birth Place: Person, Roxboro, NC
    Birth Date: 1808
    Marriage Place: Person
    Marriage Date: 26 February 1835
    Unconfirmed Data

    Note that the children listed were just dumped from an LDS ancestral file to have something from which to work. None are confirmed by reliable evidence.

    The Person County Heritage book gives his birth date as c. 1770, which fits in better with the birth of his first child in 1793. However, note that two children are given the name Daniel, which is problematic. Note that the Revolutionary War pensions materials referred to above and below gives a birth year of 1758.

    COLEMAN CLAYTON
    PERSON COUNTY
    PRIVATE
    NORTH CAROLINA LINE
    $70.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
    $210.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
    JUNE 24, 1833 PENSION STARTED
    AGE 74

    JOHN CLAYTON
    PERSON COUNTY
    PRIVATE
    NORTH CAROLINA LINE
    $30.00 ANNUAL ALLOWANCE
    $75.00 AMOUNT RECEIVED
    JUNE 24, 1833 PENSION STARTED
    AGE 76

    Publication Number: M804
    Publication Title: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files
    Publisher: NARA
    State: North Carolina
    Veteran Surname Starts With: C
    Veteran Surname: Clayton
    Veteran Given Name: John
    Pensioner Surname: [BLANK]
    Pensioner Given Name: [BLANK]
    Service: N.C.
    Pension Number: S. 9,183

    Uncertain as to which John Clayton this applies, but if age 76 in 1833, John Clayton, Jr. is the best fit.

    At one time had Solomon as a child, based upon Person County Heritage, but deleted the entry based upon the Clayton Family Outline Compiled by Jim Clayton (1997).




    Father: John Clayton Sr. b: in Virginia
    Mother: Elizabeth Coleman

    Marriage 1 Nancy Merritt b: ABT 1760 in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina
    • Married: 11 DEC 1792 in Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina

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