The Clayton family migrated from Virginia to Nelson County, Kentucky; then on to Daviess County. Can anyone help me with information on them:
1. FRANCIS1 CLAYTON was born Abt. 1725 in Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia, and died Aft. November 04, 1771 in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He married ELIZABETH Abt. 1750 in Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Frances Clayton Will:
In the name of God, Amen, I Frances Clayton of the County of Chesterfield, being of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in manner from following that is to pay first my Debts & Funeral Expenses being first paid
Item I lend to my said wife Elizabeth during her natural life of widowhood all my Negros & all my stock of Horses, Cattle, ..., and Hogs & my Household and Kitchen Furniture and after her death of widowhood I give to my son Thomas Clayton twenty five pounds, cash to be raised out of my estate before mentioned I desire to be equally divided among all my children Thomas, William, John, Lucy, Francis, Joseph, & Betsy. I also give to my son Thomas seventy five acres of land to him and his heirs and assignees forever, belonging to the plantation I now live on to adjoin to Benjamin Cloakley, Charles Burton, & Isham Thompson.
I also give to my son, John, seventy five acres of land, to him and his heirs forever, to adjoin my son, Thomas. I also give to my son, Francis, fifty acres of land to him & his heirs forever, to adjoin to my son, John. I also give to my son, Joseph, fifty acres of land belonging to the plantation where I now live and my desire is that my wife shall have the use of my plantation before mentioned to my son Joseph, during her life or widowhood.
Lastly, I appoint my son Thomas & my son William my execs of this my last Will and Testament, revoking all former wills by me made & direct that my estate be not appraised. In witness whereof I set my hand & seal this fourth day of November one thousand seven hundred & seventy one,
signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of
David X Choakley Francis X Clayton
Benjamin X Choakley
More About FRANCIS CLAYTON and ELIZABETH:
Marriage: Abt. 1750, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia
Children of FRANCIS CLAYTON and ELIZABETH are:
i. THOMAS2 CLAYTON, b. 1751, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia; d. Bef. November 06, 1804, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
ii. WILLIAM CLAYTON, b. 1753, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
iii. JOHN CLAYTON, b. 1755, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia; d. Bef. October 29, 1804, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
iv. LUCY CLAYTON, b. 1757, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
v. FRANCIS CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1759, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
2. vi. JOSEPH CLAYTON, b. 1761, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia; d. 1824, Nelson County, Kentucky.
vii. BETTY CLAYTON, b. 1763, Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia.
Generation No. 2
2. JOSEPH2 CLAYTON (FRANCIS1) was born 1761 in Petersburg, Chesterfield County, Virginia, and died 1824 in Nelson County, Kentucky. He married ELEANOR.
Notes for JOSEPH CLAYTON:
Joseph Clayton arrived in Nelson County by at least October 3, 1793, as he is listed on the court records as a bondsman for the marriage of George Clark and Sarah Brothers. His daughters were older than his sons and married first. The sons all married a few years after arrival in Kentucky, but nothing is known about the mother.
Virginia Revolutionary War Pension Applications:
Joseph Clayton BLWt.2474.100
Sept 1846, Nelson County, Kentucky William Clayton proved in Court by the oaths of Mary Clark and Susan Clark that Joseph Clayton left the following heirs: William Clayton, John Clayton, Joseph Clayton, James Clayton, Charles Clayton, Polly Ford, who was Polly Clayton who died leaving children Robert Ford, Shelton Ford,Theresa Ford, and Nelly Ford, Catharine Hayden formerly Clayton who died leaving children Elbert Hayden, Ellen Hayden, Elizabeth Hayden, Jane Hayden, James Hayden and Urban Hayden, and Sally Clayton and Thomas Clayton, also children of Joseph, who died unmarried and without issue.
22 April 1848. Nelson Co, Ky. William (X) Clayton, one of the heirs at law of Joseph Clayton, declares Joseph Clayton served during the war as a private in the Virginia Continental line.
22 March 1851. Nelson Co, Ky. Peter (X) Blair, aged 84, of Washington County, Ky, declares Joseph Clayton, deceased, was a soldier in the Revolution. His brother John Blair was in service at the same time. Clayton was wounded in one of his hands. Clayton moved to Kentucky and settled in Nelson County and died in 1824 leaving as his heirs: William Clayton, John Clayton, Joseph Clayton, James Clayton, Charles Clayton, and Polly Ford who was Polly Clayton who died leaving children Robert, Shelton, Teresa and Nelly Ford, Catherine Hayden formerly Clayton who died leaving children Robert Hayden, Ellen Hayden, Elizabeth Hayden, Jane Hayden, James, and Urban Clayton, and Sally Clayton and Thomas Clayton, also children of Joseph, who died unmarried and without issue.
Notes for Eleanor Unknown:
Eleanor Clayton gave consent when Catherine married Joseph Hayden. This might be her mother but that is not for sure but the marriage consent did say that Catherine was the daughter of the widow.
Joseph Clayton is shown as serving in Captain Drury's Company of Artillery (1st), under the Command of Colonel Charles Harrison, Virginia Continental Troops. Various company muster rolls show that he served at the following: Artillery Park, near Morristown (dated November, December 1779; January, February 1780); Middlebrook (dated June 2, 1779); Smith's Creek (dated July 5, 1779); New Windsor (dated July, August, 1779); Fredricksburg (dated September, October, 1778); on furlough by Col Harrison, dated November 1778; Pluckemin (dated January, February, March, April, 1779); White Plains (dated June, July, August, 1778; noted on these muster rolls was that Joseph was wounded in Princetown); Valley Forge (dated May1778). Company pay records show that Joseph drew 8 1/3 dollars per month.
(Robert Clayton, South Carolina)
Children of JOSEPH CLAYTON and ELEANOR are:
3. i. SARAH "SALLIE"3 CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1782, Kentucky; d. Abt. 1813.
4. ii. MARY "POLLY" CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1788.
5. iii. JOHN "JACK" CLAYTON, b. 1790, Nelson County, Kentucky; d. February 25, 1863, Marion County, Kentucky.
6. iv. JOSEPH CLAYTON, b. 1799, Nelson County, Kentucky; d. November 07, 1857, Nelson County, Kentucky.
7. v. WILLIAM CLAYTON, b. 1800, Nelson County, Kentucky.
8. vi. CHARLES C CLAYTON, b. February 02, 1802, Nelson County, Kentucky; d. November 16, 1874, St Joseph, Daviess County, Kentucky.
9. vii. CATHERINE CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1803.
viii. JAMES C CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1821; m. ELIZABETH BOONE; b. Abt. 1830, Maryland.
Any info you could add would be most appreciated! We cannot find any information on Francis from Virginia, and not a lot on the sons/daughters after they came to Kentucky.
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