John Clayton

11 November 1795–2 December 1876 (Age 81)
Farmington, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of John

When John Clayton was born on 11 November 1795, in Farmington, Kennebec, Maine, United States, his father, John Clayton Jr, was 37 and his mother, Sally Austin, was 30. He married Lucy Pratt on 6 August 1820, in Industry, Franklin, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Somerset, Maine, United States in 1830 and Strong, Franklin, Maine, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 December 1876, in Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Gay Cemetery, Farmington, Franklin, Maine, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Clayton
1795–1876
Lucy Pratt
1801–1853
Marriage: 6 August 1820
John Henry Clayton
1821–1903
Jonathan P. Clayton
1822–1851
Bartholemew C. Clayton
1825–1888
Elizabeth A Clayton
1829–1892
Mary Clayton
1835–1835
Martha Clayton
1835–1835

Spouse and Children

    Male1795–1876Male

    Lucy Pratt

    Female1801–1853Female

MARRIAGE
6 August 1820
Industry, Franklin, Maine, United States
children

(6)

    John Henry Clayton

    Male1821–1903Male

    Jonathan P. Clayton

    Male1822–1851Male

    Male1825–1888Male

    Elizabeth A Clayton

    Female1829–1892Female

    Female1835–1835Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Jacob Clayton Sr.

    Male1788–1874Male

    Anna Clayton

    Female1791–1870Female

    Susannah Clayton

    Female1793–1843Female

    Male1795–1876Male

    Sarah Clayton

    Female1797–1878Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

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.
1809

Age 14

Historical Boundaries - 1809: Somerset, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Somerset, Maine, United States
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

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 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)

  • John Clayton, "United States Census, 1830"
  • John Clayton, "United States Census, 1840"
  • John Clayton, "United States Census, 1860"

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