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Francis Clayton

Male - Aft 1771


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  • Name Francis Clayton 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 4 Nov 1771  Chesterfield County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I35472  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2021 

    Father William Clayton 
    Family ID F20841  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth,   d. Aft 4 Nov 1771 
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Clayton,   b. Abt 1750, Chesterfield County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1813 and 1824, Nelson County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F20840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Taken together, the various pieces of evidence present a credible case that Francis Clayton descended from a clan around Blackburn and Leyland, Lancashire. It would be ideal to have specific lines and names, of course, but with record loss I doubt that we ever will. The most eligible candidate ancestor appears to be the Richard Clayton who in 1635 settled in Virginia, perhaps five to ten miles from Francis's Chesterfield farm of 1755. I suspect that Richard may have been just one of a larger family group, however, and it would be a mistake to settle on him just because we happen to have a little more information about him than about his namesakes. -- Still, the story makes good sense and is consistent with available evidence. That is not a bad start." [Paul Nordberg, "Family and Ancestry of Francis Clayton of Chesterfield County, Virginia," citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S5871] Paul Nordberg, "Joseph and Eleanor (Cole) Clayton of Nelson County, Kentucky.".

    2. [S5872] Ann Whalen, "Clayton Family in Virginia", posted 26 Dec 2002 to VA-ROOTS.

    3. [S5873] Paul Nordberg, "Family and Ancestry of Francis Clayton of Chesterfield County, Virginia.".