Person:Eliza Richey (2)

Eliza Berryan Richey
Facts and Events
Name[5][4] Eliza Berryan Richey
Alt Name[4] Eliza Berryman Richey
Gender Female
Birth[2][5] 24 Jul 1808 South Carolina, United States
Marriage 21 Apr 1824 Jefferson, Alabama, United Statesto Charles Collier Clayton, Jr.
Death[2] 4 Jul 1892 Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States
Burial[2] Jul 1892 Glenwood Cemetery, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi, United States

Eliza was born in South Carolina, the daughter of John Richey and Martha M. (?). The family moved to Jefferson County, Alabama where her father purchased land about 1821. She met Charles Collier Clayton, Jr. who was the son of Charles Collier Clayton, Sr., who was judge of Jefferson county, and who also was a neighbor. They married on 21 April 1824. When her father sold his land and moved to Texas, they did not accompany the family to Texas, but later moved on to Itawamba, Mississippi. Their church affiliation there was Presbyterian. She died on 4 July 1892 and is buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Tupelo, Lee, Mississippi.

  1.   Charles Collier Clayton, Jr and Eliza Richey, in Gandrud, Pauline Myra Jones. Marriage records of Jefferson County, Alabama, 1818-1864. (Memphis, Tennessee: Milestone Press, 1979)
    Book 1, p 25. #434, 21 Apr 1824.

    Marriage was consented to and signed by John Richey (his mark) between Eliza Richey and Charles C Clayton, Jr.
    License returned and marriage solemnized the rites of marriage between the parties named by John Williams on 21 April 1824.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Find A Grave.
  3.   Family moved to Itawamba, Mississippi
  4. 4.0 4.1 Her middle name of "Berryan" is used on her sons' Thomas Jefferson Clayton Death Certificate in Texas, 4 May 1919, Cleburne, Johnson, Texas, #Cn16428. "Berryman" has been used in some genealogies.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eliza B. Clayton Born July 24, 1808, Died July 4, 1892