Nancy Clayton

about 1774–
Charlotte, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Nancy

When Nancy Clayton was born about 1774, in Charlotte, Virginia, United States, her father, John Willis Clayton, was 24 and her mother, Mary Pettus, was 21.

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Family Time Line

John Willis Clayton
1750–1797
Mary Pettus
1753–1790
Thomas Lewis Clayton
1765–1834
Henry Clayton
1765–
John Willis Clayton Jr.
1770–1806
Nancy Clayton
1774–
Jasper Clayton
1776–1860
William Willis Clayton
1779–
Polly H. Clayton
1780–
Rebecca Clayton
1785–
Catherine Clayton
Pettus Overton Clayton, Sr.
1775–1836
Elizabeth Catherine Clayton
1781–1826
Susanna Pettus Clayton
1783–

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World Events (3)

1776
Age 2
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King
Age 2
"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital
Age 6
On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

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.

Possible Related Names

Cleeton
Cleaton

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