Samuel Clayton

25 March 1840–13 June 1904 (Age 64)
Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel

When Samuel Clayton was born on 25 March 1840, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, his father, John Clayton Jr., was 24 and his mother, Ruth Kenyon, was 30. He married Henrietta Gleason Howe in 1861, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Money Creek, Houston, Minnesota, United States for about 30 years. He died on 13 June 1904, in Houston, Houston, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Money Creek, Houston, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Clayton
Henrietta Gleason Howe
Marriage: 1861
Alice Annette Clayton
May B. Clayton
Fred Howe Clayton
Ruth Clayton
John Earl Clayton
Ida Frances Clayton
Philip Clayton

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  • Marriage
    1861Minnesota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Moving the State Capital
    Age 7
    The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
    Age 18
    Minnesota is the 32nd state.

    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 (33)

    • Samuel Clayton, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Samuel Clayton, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
    • Samuel Clayton in household of John Clayton, "United States Census, 1850"

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