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John Clayton Family

John Clayton came from Gloucester County to Isle of Wight County, Virginia. Entries in the Register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester County, record the "baptism of John Clayton, son of John & Elizabeth 2/2/1718; the baptism of "Mary, dau. of John Clayton 12/6/1719; the birth of "Susanna, dau. of John Clayton" 2/28/1722; and the baptism of Rebekah, dau. of John & Eliz. 6/5/1726.

John Clayton's Will was probated 4 Jan 1759 naming sons William, John, George and daughters Elizabeth Miller, Mary Verlines Clayton, and Susannah Williamson. Others named were Rebeckah Miller, daughter of Elizabeth, grandsons John Miller, Robert Pinhorn Miller and Benjamin Miller; sons-in-law Twait Verlines Miller and Thomas Miller.

George Clayton, son of John, wrote his Will 10/19/1775. The Will says he is of "Bristol Parish, Dinwiddie County, but the Will was probated in Brunswick Co. 6/21/1776. His Will names sons, Brittian Clayton and a William Albernathery, believed to be his son-in-law. No other children are named.

First Generation

Children of John Clayton and Elizabeth
William Clayton
George Clayton (abt. 1717-abt. 1776)
John Clayton (abt. 1718)
Mary Clayton (abt. 1719) m. Twait Verlines or (Twait Verlines Miller?)
Elizabeth Clayton m. Miller
Susanna Clayton (abt. 1722) m. Williamson
Rebekah Clayton (abt. 1726) m. Miller

Second Generation Children of George Clayton
Brittain Clayton, Sr. (abt. 1740) m. 1) Salley (abt. 1772-bef. Nov., 1787); 2) Lucinda (Lewsy) Bailey (m. in 1787)
Charles Clayton (abt. 1742-abt. 1800) (moved to Surry Co., NC with his brother Brittain, then to SC and GA)
John Clayton
Mary Clayton
Elizabeth Clayton m. unknown Abernathy

Third Generation Children of Brittain Clayton Sr. and 1) Salley
George Clayton
Nancy Clayton (1776-1805) m. Johann Heinrich Hauser (1782-1821)
Martha (Patsy/Patty) Clayton (1779-1845) m. Johann Lorenz Hauser (1782-1828)
Brittain Clayton, Jr. (abt. 1783-abt. 1840) m. Catharina Elizabeth Hauser (1781-1852)
Elizabeth Clayton (b. abt. 1773) m. Major Loggins 1789, Surry Co. NC; both died before 1840 probably in Jefferson County, Alabama.

Previously we questioned if Elizabeth had married John Hanes in 1813. We're told this is not the case, but we still don't know who the parents of John's wife were. Can anyone identify this Elizabeth Clayton?

Children of Brittain Clayton, Sr. and 2) Lucinda (Lewsey) Bailey
Rebecca Clayton
Warren Clayton
Jasper Clayton
Charles Collier Clayton
Catherine Clayton
Polly Clayton

Most or all of these children by 2nd wife migrated to Bath Co., KY where they stayed

Charles Collier Clayton was the grandfather of William C. Clayton, who came from Alabama and settled in Lampasas County, Texas in the 1800's.  David Griffin is researching this family.

Fourth Generation

Children of Brittain Clayton, Jr. and Catharina Elizabeth Hauser
Johann Samuel Clayton (1807)
Sara Clayton (1809)
Susanna Matilda Clayton (1811)
Kezia Magdalena Clayton (1813-aft. 1870) m. Solomon Huffman (ca. 1815-aft. 1870)
George Valarius Clayton (1815)
William Alexander Clayton (1818-1901) m. Eleanor/Ellen Westmoreland (1822-1901),
d/o Taylor Westmoreland and Patsy Ledbetter
Catherine Elisabeth Clayton (1819)
*Henry Thomas Clayton (1820-1876) m. Elizabeth Taylor in 1861
Julia Clayton (1823)

Thanks to Don Fox for verifying Henry Thomas Clayton's marriage to Elizabeth Taylor. Don's e-mail:

Fifth Generation

Children of William Alexander Clayton and Ellen Westmoreland
Martha Jane Clayton (1842-1918) m. William R. Tise (1841-1913)
John F. Clayton (ca. 1845-?)
Louisa Clayton (ca. 1848-?)
Sarah A. Clayton (ca. 1850-?)
Mary E. Clayton (ca. 1853-?)
Olivia Eliza Clayton (ca. 1859-?) m. Aaron A. King, s/o Albert and Lucy King
Kisiar Magoline [Keziah Magdalena?] Clayton (1864-1945) m. Adolphus Hilary Kapp (1851-1933)

Kisiar is identified as their daughter from her marriage record. We believe she is the child who appears in the 1870 Forsyth Co. census as Myria M. (FCGS transcription) and in 1880 as Sophia.

The remaining children in this family were added on December 9, 2003, based largely on census records.


Thanks to Martha Kapp for her diligent research efforts and for sharing her information. Credit also goes to Don Fox, who is a descendant of Henry Thomas Clayton who got information of the Moravian Archives.
You can e-mail Martha at:

This page was revised slightly on May 5, 2002 and on December 12, 2003.

©, 2001-2007 Faye Jarvis Moran

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