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From: Cynthia Claytonroberts <>
Subject: Re: MARTIN, CLAYTON families
Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:17:59 -0600
>I am new to this list. Would like to correspond with anyone researching
>ancestors/descendants/relatives of Frederick MARTIN married Minerva CLAYTON
>1860 and 1870 Crawford County census shows them Palestine P.O. Montgomery
>Township. Believe he died 1873.
>She migrated to Wise County Texas.
>Thank you, Ed Waggoner
Welcome Ed !!!
Minerva's one of the daughters of my ggg-grandfather, George Price CLAYTON
who was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky and died as best as I can tell - 6
June 1838 in Crawford. His son, Samuel Thomas CLAYTON, Minerva's eldest
brother, was my gg-grandfather. Sam T. married Elizabeth SIMMONS on
Valentine's Day 1843 in Lawrence County, Illinois, and migrated to Green
County, Wisconsin, by 1850. One of his sons, yet another Sam T., born 1864
in Washington Twp., Green Co., Wisconsin, married Sophia ELMER there in
1887 and had a son Elmer "Lee" CLAYTON b. 1890 in Hordville, Hamilton
County, Nebraska - who married a WAGGONER, Alta "Grace" in Central City,
Merrick County, Nebraska 15 Oct 1912.
I'd managed to follow Fred & Minerva (CLAYTON) MARTIN as far as the 1870
Census in Crawford County, Illinois, where the trail ended.
Wise County, Texas?? Really? [I feel like Christmas just arrived] Would
love to see what you've found and share ancestry "way back". (G.P. CLAYTON
is the son of Saml b. 1764 in Culpeper County, Virginia on the old CLAYTON
farm, later called "Catalpa", where 230 years ago last weekend the Virginia
Minutemen first encamped before heading on down to Williamsburg to scare
the bejeezus out of the king's govenour there - which began the rest of our
Cynthia Claytonroberts in Wales, Wisconsin
CLAYTON, George Price decd. 1838
State of Illinois Crawford County; 7 Sep 1840 .
"RECORD LETTER, EXECUTORS, ADMR., GUARD. (1840-1848)
Letters of guardianship to William Rash: (Pg. 1)
State of Illinois Crawford County } } Sct.- The people of the state of
Illinois to William Rash, greeting:
Whereas, Louisa Clayton aged 17th years the 30th day of September
A.D. 1840, refuses to come to court and make choice of a guardian; &
Syrophia Ann Clayton, aged 13 years the 3rd day of January A.D. 1840; &
Hariot Clayton aged 12 years the 3rd day of October A.D. 1840: & Elisabeth
Clayton aged 9 years the 26th day of February A.D. 1840; & Minerva Clayton
aged 7 years the 22nd day of February A.D. 1840; & George Price Clayton,
aged five years the 16th day of October A.D. 1840; and William Clayton
aged two years the 30th day of March A.D. 1840, being under the age which
the law allows to choose their guardians, you are therefor, hereby
appointed guardian of the said Louisa Clayton, Syrophia A. Clayton, Hariot
Clayton, Elisabeth Clayton, Minerva Clayton, George P. Clayton, & William
Clayton, persons & property, until they arrive at the age, the males of
twenty one years, and the females of eighteen years.
Witness, Thomas Kennedy, probate Justice of the peace, in & for the
said County of Crawford, at his office in Palestine, this 7th day of
September A.D. 1840.
Tho. Kennedy, P.J.P.
Guardians Bond (Pg. 1-2)
Know all men by these presents, that we William Rash, Robert Jeffers
& George W. Jeffers of the county of Crawford & state of Illinois, are held
& firmly bound unto the people of the state of Illinois, in the penal sum
of two hundred dollars, current money, of the United States , which
payment, well & truly to be made & performed, we, & each of us, bind
ourselves, our heirs, & seals, this 7th day of September A.D. 1840.
The condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound
William Rash, who has been appointed guardian for Louisa Clayton, Syrophia
A. Clayton, Hariot Clayton, Elisabeth Clayton, Minerva Clayton, George P.
Clayton, & William Clayton, shall faithfully discharge the office & trust
of such guardianship according to law, & shall render a fair & just account
of his said guardianship to the court of probate for the county of
Crawford, from time to time as he shall be thereto required by the said
court, & comply with all the orders of said court lawfully made relative to
the goods, chattels, & moneys of said minors, & render & pay to such minors
all moneys, goods, & chattels, title papers & effects, which may come to
the hands or possession of such guardian belonging to such minors, when
such minors shall be entitled thereto, or to any subsequent guardian should
such court so direct; then this obligation to be void, or otherwise to
remain in full force and virtue.
Witness William Rash (seal)
Tho. Kennedy Robert Jeffers (seal)
George W. Jeffers
Samuel CLAYTON [1681-1735] m. Elizabeth PENDLETON bef 25 MAR 1705
Philip CLAYTON [1712-1786] m. Ann COLEMAN 18 Aug 1736
Samuel CLAYTON [abt 1738-1798] m. Ann COLEMAN, his cousin, 12 Jul 1757
Saml CLAYTON, jun'r. m. Catherine PRICE 24 May 1786 in Shenandoah
[1810 Stoner Twp., Bourbon County, Kentucky p80 CLAYTON, Samuel 13201
George P. CLAYTON [[796/7-1838] m. 7 Nov 1822 Rebecca FIELDS in
Pendleton Co., Ky.
1830 FEDERAL CENSUS, Crawford County, Illinois.
p18 Dwelling #5 CLAYTON, George P. 0100010000000 2100100000000
M of 30 & under 40 b. as of 1 June 1790 thru 1800 George P. [1790-1800]
F of 20 & under 30 b. as of 1 June 1800 thru 1810 Rebecca .
F of 5 & under 10 b. as of 1 June 1820 thru 1825 Louisa 
M of 5 & under 10 b. as of 1 June 1820 thru 1825 Samuel T. 
F under 5 b. as of 1 June 1825 thru 1830 Syrophia 
F under 5 b. as of 1 June 1825 thru 1830 Harriet .
[Rebecca (FIELDS) CLAYTON m2nd William RASH 9 Jul 1840 Crawford Co. ILL]
1840 FEDERAL CENSUS, Crawford Co., ILLINOIS.
Dwelling #26 William RASH 2002001010000 0322010000000 Total 14
1M 60 & under 70 b. 1770 thru 1780 [UNKNOWN MALE]
1M 40 & under 50 b. 1790 thru 1800 [William Washington Rash b. 1799 KY]
1F 30 & under 40 b. 1800 thru 1810 [Rebecca Fields Clayton b. 1805 KY]
1M 15 & under 20 b. 1820 thru 1825 [William RASH, Jr., son of Wm & 1st
wife? b. abt 1819 KY ...m.1842]
1F 15 & under 20 b. 1822 thru 1825 [Louisa Clayton b. 30 Sep 1823 KY]
1M 15 & under 20 b. 1820 thru 1825 [Samuel Thomas Clayton b. 22 Jun 1825 KY]
1F 15 & under 20 b. 1820 thru 1825 [UNKNOWN MALE]
1F 10 & under 15 b. 1825 thru 1830 [Syrophia A. Clayton b. 3 Jan 1827 IL]
1F 10 & under 15 b. 1825 thru 1830 [Harriett Clayton b. 3 Oct 1828 IL]
1F 5 & under 10 b. 1830 thru 1835 [Elizabeth A. Clayton b. 26 Feb 1831 IL]
1F 5 & under 10 b. 1830 thru 1835 [Susan RASH, dau of Wm & 1st wife]
1F 5 & under 10 b. 1830 thru 1835 [Minerva Clayton b. 22 Feb 1833 IL]
1M under 5 b. 1835 thru 1840 [Geo. Price Clayton, jr. b. 16 Oct
1M under 5 b. 1835 thru 1840 [William Clayton b. 30 Mar 1838 IL].
1850 FEDERAL CENSUS, Twp not stated, Crawford County, Illinois.
Roll M432_104 p221b Ancestry.com Image 112 of 160
Enumerated 31 Oct 1850 by GWSmith, asst marshal
RASH, William M50 Farmer b. Kentucky
----, Rebecca F45 b. Kentucky
----, Stephen M8 b. Illinois attending school
----, Amos M6 b. Illinois attending school
----, Milton M4 b. Illinois attending school
CLAYTON, Minerva F18 b. Illinois attending school
CLAYTON, Price M15 Farmer b. Illinois attending school
*SHELTON, Mary E. F 1 b. Illinois.
[*Louisa CLAYTON m. 25 Feb 1841 Hezekiah SHELTON in Crawford County, Illinois]
1860 FEDERAL CENSUS, T5 R11 [Montgomery], Crawford County, Illinois.
PO Palestine p262 Ancestry.com Image 17 of 18
Enumerated 24 July 1860 by James Mitchell
Dwelling # 1845-1845
MARTIN, Frederick M37 Farmer $1000-500 b. Illinois
----, Minerva F27 b. Illinois
----, William M7 b. Illinois attending school
----, Lovina F12 b. Illinois attending school
----, Phoebe F6 b. Illinois attending school
----, Susan F3 b. Illinois
----, Timothy M2 b. Illinois.
1870 FEDERAL CENSUS, Montgomery Twp., Crawford Co., ILL.
PO Palestine p7 (page stamped 88) Ancestry.com Image 7 of 45
Enumerated 27 July 1870 by John E. Culloms, asst marshal
MARTIN, Frederick M44 Farmer $2000-548 b. Illinois
----, Minerva F37 Keeping House b. Illinois
----, William M17 Farmer b. Illinois attending school
----, Ann F15 b. Illinois attending school
----, Susan F13 b. Illinois attending school
----, Jane F12 b. Illinois attending school
----, Sarah F10 b. Illinois attending school
----, John M8 b. Illinois attending school
----, Stephen M5 b. Illinois
----, Florence F3 b. Illinois
CUNNINGHAM, Fred M2 b. Illinois.
1860 FEDERAL CENSUS, Bond Twp., Lawrence County, Illinois.
PO Old Farm Roll: M653_198 p57 Ancestry.com Image 9 of 24
Enumerated 28 June 1860 by I.L. Provena, asst marshal
RASH, William M60 Farmer $600-300 b. Kentucky
----, Rebecka [FIELDS- CLAYTON] F56 b. Kentucky
----, Susan F27 Idiotic b. Kentucky
----, Steven M19 b. Illinois attending school
----, Amos M17 b. Illinois attending school
----, James M14 b. Illinois attending school
SHELTON, Mary E. F11 b. Illinois attending school.
1870 FEDERAL CENSUS, Bond Twp. Lawrence County, Illinois.
PO Lawrenceville Roll M593_245 p16a Ancestry.com Image 9 of 28
Enumerated 3 August 1870 by Elmer Regan, asst marshall
RASH, Milton M25 Farmer $800-350 b. Illinois
----, Mary F23 Keeping house b. Indiana
----, Sarah F4 b. Illinois
----, Saraphia F3 b. Illinois
----, Afta F1 b. Illinois
RASH, William M70 b. Kentucky
----, Rebecca F69 b. Kentucky
RASH, Ellen F8 b. Illinois attending school.