Morgan Clayton

Brief Life History of Morgan

When Morgan Clayton was born about 1792, in North Carolina, United States, his father, William Clayton, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 28. He married Mary Steele about 1812, in Marshall, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. He lived in Marshall, Tennessee, United States for about 23 years and Tennessee, United States in 1870. He died about 1873, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Morgan Clayton
Mary Steele
Marriage: about 1812
John Steele Clayton
Joseph Alvey Clayton
Napoleon Bonaparte Clayton
William M. Clayton

Sources (5)

  • Morgan Clayton, "United States Census, 1820"
  • Morgan Clayton, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Morgan Clayton, "United States Census, 1870"

World Events (8)

1792 · Capital City Moved

New Bern had been the capital of North Carolina in its early days. In 1792, the capital was moved to Raleigh because it was more the center of the state.

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of numerous places, in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Staffordshire, and Sussex, named Clayton, from Old English clǣg ‘clay’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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