Sallie Pope Claytor

about 1800–
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Sallie Pope

When Sallie Pope Claytor was born about 1800, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, her father, Capt. John Claytor, was 46 and her mother, Charlotte Leftwich, was 28. She married William Lewis on 10 March 1817.

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William Lewis
Sallie Pope Claytor
Marriage: 10 March 1817

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10 March 1817

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1812 · Monumental Church Built

Age 12

The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 32

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly a habitational name from Cleator in Cumbria, named from Old English clǣte ‘burdock’ + Old Norse erg ‘hill pasture’.2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of North German Klöter, a variant of Klüter, a humorous nickname for a farmer, from Middle Low German klūt(e) ‘clod’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sally O Clayton, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Find a Grave index
  • United States: Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850

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