Susan Elizabeth Clayton

31 May 1841–4 January 1914 (Age 72)
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Susan Elizabeth

When Susan Elizabeth Clayton was born on 31 May 1841, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, her father, Solomon Coleman Clayton Jr, was 23 and her mother, Alcie Yarbrough, was 21. She married Joel Clayton on 5 November 1857, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Hanson, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 4 Hanson, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 January 1914, in Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hanson, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Clayton
Susan Elizabeth Clayton
Marriage: 5 November 1857
Alexander Solomon Clayton
Robert C. Clayton
Mary E. Clayton
Lucretia Clayton
John Morgan Clayton
Ailcey Forest Clayton
Nancy Ann Clayton
Eli B. Clayton
Sarah Frances Clayton
Malinda A. Clayton
Belinda Ann Clayton
Joanah Dallas “Jodie” Clayton
Sarah E. Clayton

Spouse and Children

5 November 1857
Hopkins, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 9

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Susan Clayton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Clayton in household of Solomon C Clayton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Susan E Clayton in household of Joel Clayton, "United States Census, 1860"

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