CLAYTON-L ArchivesArchiver > CLAYTON > 2001-11 > 1007141071
Subject: Re: [CLAYTON-L] CLAYTONs in The UK (Notts,Leics,Derbys)
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:24:31 EST
Sorry, I don't have any information on William Henry Clayton, and I'm not
sure about "Judge Clayton." So many of the Clayton's in my line were lawyers,
it's quite possible they were judges as well. Radford, VA is on the other
side of the state from where mine lived in Gloucester and Bedford counties.
I've only been looking for information on my direct line and haven't come
across any references to racial mixing. Your comment about the Langhorne
sisters sounds familiar, but I can't remember where I'd heard it and don't
have any notes on them in my database. The last of my Clayton line was ELVIRA
CLAYTON, (daughter of JOHN WILLIS CLAYTON, JR. and LUCINDA DOUGLAS). She was
born in 1797 and married PHILIP G. TURPIN in 1814, so I never quite got as
far as Civil War times.
In a message dated 11/30/01 9:08:09 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> OK........thanks for the info. Somewhere along the way some of the Claytons
> became racially mixed I believe. My gr gr grandfather was William Henry
> Clayton who was one of the very first 1st Sgt's in the USCT (United States
> Colored Troops) during the Civil War.......I also know that he was present
> Gen. Lee's surrender at Appotomattox. His name is enscribed on the
> Civil War Veteran's Memorial Wall in Washington DC. What I'm interested in
> is his father "Judge Clayton" who I think was Caucasian. Do you have any
> info on a "Judge Clayton" in Radford VA?
> I do know that Rosa Clayton, my gr grandmother, was the personal seamstress
> to the illustrious Langhorne sisters of Virginia; especially to the one who
> later became Lady Astor, the first woman to serve in England's Parliament.
> From what I've been told, Rosa sewed the robes she wore when Parliament was
> in session during the 30's and 40's of the 20th century.
> OK....thanks for the info. And if you find anything on a Judge Clayton in
> Radford, or anywhere else in VA (particularly Roanoke and/or Lynchburg)
> please let me know. The Claytons were one side of my family that did keep
> the better of documented records.
> OK.......Thanks again. Hope to hear from you soon.