Family:Stephen Clayton and Mary Denham (2)

Facts and Events
Marriage? Bef. 1730 Prob. Virginia
Abt. 1730 Virginia
ABT Mar 1740
ABT 1815

Descendants of Stephen Clayton

Generation No. 1

1. STEPHEN2 CLAYTON (WILLIAM1) was born Abt. 1705, and died 27 Jun 1784 in Stokes County, North Carolina.


Name: Stephen Clayton Given Name: Stephen Surname: Clayton Suffix: I Sex: M Birth: 1705 in Richmond, Virginia Death: 27 Jun 1784 in , Stokes, North Carolina

Note: Stephen CLAYTON 1 (c.1707?-27 Jun 1784NC)

Parents:unknown [Father William?] Wife:unknown [died before 1784] Children:William "of Surry" (c.1730-1781NC), John?, Stephen 2 (c.1735?-1797/1799?), Winnifred? [m.(1763 Orange Co. NC) Charles KILLGORE], Mrs. Nathaniel REED Sr. [m? Orange Co., son Clayton REED?]

  • Refs provided by Marian Butler, Feb 1994.

1721 Richmond Co. Records 1704-1721 p.115A (VA Colonial Abstracts) Estate of Alexander CLATON Totals 800 lb. tobacco. Includes "To Ruth CANTERBURY ord'r of Court 500" and "By John RUSSELL 300". Submitted by Dan'l HORNBY admn. 1731 Prince Wm. Co. Stephen CLAYTON 105 ac. on Neapsco; between Richard Crupper/ Cropper & Abraham Farrow. (Abstracts of VA's North Neck Warrants.. Vol III.)*

North Carolina

The Colonial and State Records of North Carolina, Index p. 364: Clayton, Stephen, land grant asked, 4. 588, 708; rights proved (see below). 4. 706. Clayton, Wm. Jr, imported Jan 1713, 2. 3 [perhaps father? see below]. Clayton, Wm., in Granville Co. militia with Jeremiah as privates in 1754 -- no tie to Stephen, 22. 375.

1740 10 Mar Edgecombe Co. (Colony of NC Abstracts Land Patents Vol 1 1735-1764, Hofman) Pat #2189 Stephen CLAYTON 100 acres in Edgecombe Co., joining the Beaver dam Swamp & S side fishing creek.* (Pat Bk 5/68) See also Colonial and State Records Vol 4, p.588 where 100 ac. Edgecombe granted 10 Mar 1740/41. [The land lay in later Johnston Co., as proved by 1755 entry below. Index to Edgecomb Co. Deeds show no Claytons until after 1850.]

1743 20 Apr Craven Co. (Colony of NC Abstracts Land Patents 1735-1764)* Pat #3178 Richard KEMP 400 ac in Craven Co. on N side Neuse River, joining Stephen CLAYTON and a small branch on the West side of Richland creek. (Pat Bk 5/297)

1744 20 Nov Council Journal: List of persons...Stephen CLAYTON [1] with family of 8 Whites, 0 Blacks "were admitted to prove their rights." (Colonial and State Records Vol 4, p. 705).

1744 24 Nov Council Journal: List of Petitioners for Warrants...Stephen CLAYTON 500 acres Craven Co. (Colonial and State Records Vol 4, p. 708) [See 1753]

c.1751 Johnston Co. (Cross Index DB 2/156) Stephen CLAYTON land sale. [Johnston formed from Craven 1748. Land exchanges between Richard KEMP and John KILLGORE c.1750, DB 1/194.] Comment Kilgore family is related to Clayton when Stephen daughter Winifred marries in the Kilgore family.

1753 27 Oct Johnston Co. (PB 14/199) Grant #3132: Stephen CLAYTON 500 ac. in Johnston Co. in the Parish of St. Patrick on both sides of Richland Creek, joining a hill.. OR: /s/ Stephen (X) CLAYTON; Wits. William Johnson, Rich'd Caswell Jr., surveyed 16 Aug 1751. CB: Wm. Thompson, Wm. Bledsoe, Rich'd Caswell Jr., Surveyor Plat read "...(Land) in Johnston & Granville Cos." (originally Craven). [This and other Patent Book 14 entries from The Granville Dist. of N.C. 1748-1764, Vol II, Hofman.*]

1755 08 May Johnston Co. (PB 14/213) Grant #3187: John Hinton 450 ac. in Johnston Co. in the Parish of St. Patrick on both sides of Neuse River, Joining the Beaver Dam Swamp and (a point) below Stephen Clayton's ford. OR: /O/ John Hinton... Surveyed 15 Jun 1752, CC: John Woodlief, Stephen CLAYTON, Rich'd Caswell Jr. Surveyor.

1756 Johnston Co. deed Lord Granville to Stephen CLAYTON [1] (in Lemuel Clayton Ancestors and Descendants by Wanda Clayton James (1984); Lemuel CLAYTON was a son of Stephen 3.) [N.B. No record of Stephen selling Johnston Co. land.]

1762 Feb Term Orange Co. Court Rec. (Book 2) Reason RICKETTS vs. Stephen CLAYTON [2]: Debt...Defendant failing to appear 'tis ordered that Judgement be entered up for the Plaintiff for his Damage Sustained to be Ascertained at a futer Day on a Writ of Enquiry. [See Aug 1763.]

1762 08 Dec Orange Co. Granville Proprietary Deed (Grant #52): Stephen CLAYTON [2], planter, 10 shillings, on [both sides of] Stoney Cr. of Haw River... 117 acres, 4 shillings 8 pence half-penny rent per year, surveyed 27 July 1762. Signature: Stephen X (his mark) CLAYTON, wit.: Jas. WATSON & Jos. BARBA. Also recorded PB 14/370, Grant #3756*.

1763 07 Jun Rowan Co. (DB 6/167) Hugh DUNNUM paid 30 pds VA money to Wm. Holton of Anson Co. for 510 ac on Dan River, witnessed (without signature) by Anthony Hampton & Stephen Claton. Proved by Stephen X (his mark) CLATON [1] and recorded 9 Jul 1765. [Isaac CLEMENTS (name of Hugh DENNUM's son-in-law) was listed 1782C and 1786C Pittsylvania Co. VA.]

1763 Aug Term Orange Co. Court Rec. (Book 2) Reason RICKETTS vs. Stephen CLAYTON [2]: Debt...Defendant by his Attorney.. Defends the fource and injury when and where &c.... A Jury... do say that the Defendant is not Indebted in manner and form... 'tis the Opinion of this Court that the Plaintiff recover against the Defendant nothing at all.

. 1771 Surry Co. Tax List: Stephen CLAYTON Sr and Jr (North Carolina Taxpayers) [Surry formed from Rowan. Stephen 1 had given Stephen 2 some land.]

.1780 03 Apr Surry Co. (DB B/46) NC Grant to Stephen CLAYTON [Sr] 50 ac on north side Dan River adjoining his old line.

1782 Surry Co. Tax List: Stephen CLAYTON Sr (North Carolina Taxpayers) COMMENT: Other CLAYTONs on the 1782 Surry Tax List were: Elizabeth (widow of William "of Surry" for minor son Jesse), Francis (unknow), John (Stephen 2's son), Mary (widow of Philip, son of William "of Surry"), Stephen [2], Wm. (probably "William of Pendleton SC", son of William of Surry).

Stephen CLAYTON Sr. died 27 Jun 1784 per the Feb 1785 Inventory submitted to the Surry Co. Court by his son and Administrator, Stephen CLAYTON, Jr. It is believed that Stephen Sr. was born around 1703 in Richmond Co. VA, son of one William CLAYTON who died in 1705, leaving an unnamed wife with sons William, Alexander and Stephen; and daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Hannah. All the girls were under age 16, and the oldest son, William, was under 17, so the father, William, must have been about 35 or 40 when he died.

1784 27 Jun Surry Co. Stephen CLAYTON Sr died. Inventory (Surry NC WB 2/94B) August 1784 property to Stephen Clayton Jr His clothing & household furnitureLb22. 5. 8 one mare & colt to24. ---- 48. 5. 8 By William Natford & Henry Watkins; Stephen + (his mark) Clayton Adm.

I would like to thank Alex Thompson for send me a lot of the Clayton information and facts.

Father: William Clayton b: Abt 1665 in , , Virginia Mother: Mary

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown Married: Change Date: 30 Sep 2006 Children

John Clayton b: 1730 in , , Virginia
William Clayton b: 1733 in , Surry, North Carolina
Stephen Clayton b: 1735 in , Surry, North Carolina
Elizabeth Clayton b: Abt 1740 in , Craven, North Carolina
Winifred Clayton b: 1741 in , Craven, North Carolina

Children of STEPHEN CLAYTON are:

  • i. JOHN3 CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1730, Virginia.
  • ii. WILLIAM CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1733, Surry County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1781, Surry County, North Carolina; m. ELIZABETH ???.
  • iii. STEPHEN CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1735, Surry County, North Carolina; m. MARY DENNUM, Bef. 1754; b. Bef. 1737.
  • iv. ELIZABETH CLAYTON, b. Abt. 1740, Craven County, North Carolina.
  • v. WINNIFRED "WINNIE" CLAYTON, b. 1741, Craven County, North Carolina; d. 1787; m. ROBERT KILGORE, Abt. 1763, Orange County, North Carolina; b. Abt. 1735, Ireland; d. 21 Dec 1782, Pond, Virginia.