The earliest known family member in America left London,
England, Oct. 24, 1635 on the ship "Abraham" under Master John
Baker bound for Virginia. The record shows Jo. (John) Clanton,
born 1608 in London at age 26 arrives in America but no mention
is made of any family accompanying him on the trip.
William, born before 1631, EnglandMARMADUK CLANTON, was born in 1637 in James City, Va. and
married _____? Briggs.
Edward, born 1634, England
MARMADUK, born 1637, James City, VA
Children: (All born in James City, VA)
EDWARD, born 1658EDWARD CLANTON, known to have been a landowner in Charles City
County, VA in 1673 No record of his wife was found.
Thomas, born ca. 1660
Samuel Briggs, born ca. 1662
William, Born 1683, Surry, VA, died,1726 The Tombstone Line)
Richard, born 1685, Surry, VAEDWARD CLANTON, born most likely about 1690 in Charles City
County, VA, died 1741 in Brunswick Co., VA, married in
Brunswick, VA, ca. 1705, Sarah Evans, born ca. 1685, Charles
City, VA, died Oct. 6, 1748 Brunswick Co., VA.
EDWARD, Born 1690, Charles City, VA
Thomas, born 1695, Surry, VA
The major division of the Clanton Families
with his children. The Clantons of the "OK Corral " in the
famous Tombstone, Arizona epic are descended from his son
William. Their line follows through one Henry Clanton, who
on Jun. 26, 1816 married Polly B. Hailey in Davidson Co.,
TN. Henry's son, Newman Haynes Clanton, born late in 1816
Davidson Co., married Jan. 2, 1840 Callaway Co., MO, Mariah
P. Kelso. Newman died Aug. 13, 1881 in Guadalupe Canyon,
five to six miles south of the Arizona-Mexican border when
attacked while on a cattle drive up from Mexico. Known as
'Old man Clanton'
His sons were:
John Wesley, born 1841 Calaway Co., MO
(Ike) Phineas, (Phin)
William, (Billy), died Oct. 26, 1881
To claim them as cousins would be a true statement
however quite distant.
Edward Jr. was a landowner in Surry Co., VA (area, later
part of Sussex Co.) as of Mar. 24, 1725. He apparently moved to
Co. by Apr. 27, 1737 when he is again shown as purchasing land.
In June 1739 he buys another 1000 acres in Brunswick Co. His
estate was inventoried in 1741 probably indicating his death
THOMAS, born Jan. 7, 1708, Brunswick Co., VA, died
1794THOMAS CLANTON, born ca. 1708
Sussex Co., VA, died ca. 1794 Surrey Co., NC, married ca. 1745
Elizabeth ____?, born ca. 1737, VA.
Benjamin, born ca. 1712, Brunswick Co., VA, died ca 1665/68
Orange Co., NC
Sarah, born 1718, Brunswick Co., VA
Charles, born, 1720, of Surry, VA, died ca 1765/68, Orange
William, born 1722, Brunswick Co., VA, died Mar. 3, 1773
Warren, Bute Co., NC
Mary, born 1724, Brunswick Co., VA
Ann, born 1726, Brunswick Co., VA
Edward III, born 1728, Brunswick Co., VA, died ca. 1763,
Brunswick Co., VA
Thomas relocated first to Brunswick Co., VA by 1748 however
he purchased 290 acres of land on Apr. 24, 1747 in Northampton
Co., NC on the Roanoke River near his brother William's land. He
is shown many times as buying or selling land in Brunswick Co.
prior to 1768 about which time he moved to Surry Co.
Thomas Jr. born ca. 1746BENJAMIN CLANTON, born ca. 1751 Brunswick Co., VA, died 1810,
married ca. 1772 (name unknown) Surrey Co., NC.
Edward, born ca. 1748, Brunswick Co., VA
Frances, born ca. 1750
BENJAMIN, born ca. 1751, Brunswick CO., VA
Elizabeth, married Thomas Marlowe
Mary, born ca. 1752, Surry Co., VA
Sarah, born ca. 1757, Brunswick Co., VA, died ca. 1810/20
Surry, Co., VA
Mary, born 1759, of Surry Co., VA, died Jun. 14, 1844
NC, married Thomas Wright
Martha Patsy, born ca 1765, VA died ca. 1843/50 Iredell,
Frances, born Jan. 6, 1767, Brunswick Co., VA, died Dec. 29,
He received land from his father on Deep Creek, Surry Co.,
NC of approximately 225 acres, and upon his death this land was
inherited by his son Edward on Apr. 17, 1811.
Thomas, born ca. 1773, married Sarah MooreEDWARD CLANTON, born ca. 1777 Surry Co., NC, died ca. 1837 Adams
Co., IL, married Nov. 15, 1797 Surry Co., NC, Rachel Moore, born
1781 Surry Co., NC, died. after 1856 State Census in Madison
Co., IA, interred St. Charles Cemetery, Madison Co., IA.
A daughter, born ca. 1775
EDWARD, born ca. 1777, married Rachel Moore
Mary, born ca. 1780, married Moses Sprinkle
Charles, born ca. 1781, married Mary Wiles
Edward sold the land he received from his father, Apr. 17,
1811, the same day to his brother Thomas and soon after moved to
Wayne Co., IN. This restless family, like many pioneers,
continued westward. I n about 1818 they moved to the area now
known as Scott Co., IL. It was here they headed north into
Morgan Co. in 1830 and then again west to Adams Co., IL in
1832. In 1838 the family left, without a father, packing up
their belongings and heading west to the new frontier near St.
Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO. Still the frontier spirit holds and
on Mar. 1, 1846 they make yet another move, this time north to
Madison Co., IA. On May 3, 1846 they finally settle on what was
to become known as Clanton' s Creek. Most of the family
remained in this area .
ISAAC, born late in 1811 INISAAC CLANTON, born 1811 Wayne Co., IN, died Sep. 22,1858,
married ca. 1833, Adams Co., IL, Lorana Smith, born early in
1814 KY (Note: she married (2) Oct. 7, 1867 Madison Co., IA,
Joel M., born Jan. 22, 1816 IN
Ruth, born Jan. 10, 1818 IN
Nancy, born Sep. 9, 1819 IL
A son, fate unknown
Isaac moved with his family to Missouri and to Madison Co.,
IA where he obtained the first land claim in the area.
Joel, born Jul 5, 1834 Adams Co., IL., married Angeline
Shutt,MOSES EDWARD CLANTON, born Sep. 5, 1840 Buchanan Co., MO, died
Jul. 19, 1910 Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA, married Sep. 2,
1860 Madison Co., IA, (Vol. B,) Louisa Margaret Viney, born Mar.
2, 1842 Gentry Co., MO, died Dec. 15, 1921 Long Beach, CA, the
daughter of Nathan Viney, born 1793-1899 VA, died between May 29
& Jul. 29, 1863 who married Margaret ____ ? born 1800/1 VA.
(both died in Madison Co. IA.
died Mar. 15, 1913
Nancy, born 1836 Adams Co., IL
William, born Nov. 2, 1837 Adams Co., IL, married Feb. 22,
Isaac Wesley, born 1838 Buchanan Co., MO,
MOSES EDWARD, born Sep. 5, 1840, Buchanan Co., MO
George, born 1841 Buchanan Co., MO, married Oct. 22, 1865,
Mary Jane Steel
Thomas Newton, born 1Oct. 5, 1843 Buchanan Co., MO,
married May 7, 1865, Madison Co., IA, Susan E. Keeler.
died Aug. 3, 1926, Buckeye, AZ
Rachel C., born 1848/9 St. Charles, Madison Co., IA, married
Dec. 27, 1877, William H. Black
Charles Harding, born 1856St. Charles, Madison Co., IA,
Apr. 4, 1882, Wintertset, IA, Mary Victoria Wheeler.
1947 St Charles, IA
Viney Family Addendum)
Moses lived in Madison, Co., IA until 1874/5 when he moved
to Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ and resided at Five Points, near
what is now the center of town, and ran a Blacksmiths Shop.
When the post office was established on Nov. 23, 1800, Moses
became the first Post Master of Phoenix. In 1900 he helped
build the Buckeye Canal. They moved a little further west to
Arlington, Maricopa Co., AZ (the town named by his wife Louisa)
and helped build the first school in that city, assisted by his
son Joel. Both of his grand-daughters attended this school.
Ida Viney, born 1864/5, Madison Co., IAJOEL ELMER CLANTON, born Dec. 23, 1873 Des Moines, Polk Co., IA,
died Jul. 8, 1940 Gila Bend, Maricopa Co., AZ, interred Palo
Verde Cemetery, Palo Verde (near Buckeye), Maricopa Co., AZ,
married Jun. 15, 1 1898 Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, Mary Sue Douglas,
born Jun. 24, 1876 Caddo, Stephens Co., TX, died Nov. 4, 1963
Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ, interred Palo Verde Cemetery, the
daughter of Warren Douglas & Rebecca Evans
Laura Jane, born 1867, Madison Co., IA
Alice M. born 1868/9, Madison Co., IA
JOEL ELMER, born Dec. 23, 1873
Nancy E., born ca. 1875, died 1876
Ernest Moses, born ca. 1877/8, died 1912
Douglas Family Addendum) .
Joel was 4 years old and still wearing curls and dresses
when his parents came from Iowa to settle at Five Points, AZ. He
started in the cattle business when about 25 and had a cattle
ranch in Camp Creek, AZ where he frequently was bothered by
raiding Indians. He used the F T (F-T-Bar) brand until
he went out of business as an old man. He served both as
Justice of the Peace and Cattle Inspector at Gila Bend, AZ.
Beulah Mae, born May 23, 1899 , died 1982
VELMA LOUISE, born Mar. 14, 1901
VELMA LOUISE CLANTON, born Mar. 14, 1901 Arlington, Maricopa
Co., AZ, died Dec. 10, 1980 Tucson, Pima Co., AZ, interred Palo
Verde Cemetery, Palo Verde, Maricopa Co., AZ, married (1) Nov.
20, 1920 Tempe, Maricopa Co., AZ, Samuel Dabney Gray Jr., born
Apr. 23, 1896 Holly Springs, Marshall Co., MS, died Mar. 7, 1949
Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, interred Valhalla Memorial
Park, North Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA. Samuel served in
World War I as a Sgt. in Headquarters Troop 3 of the U. S. Army.
(See Gray Family Addendum)
MARY CORRINE `Patti', born Nov. 19, 1921Ref: (9), (18 a, b, i), (38 v 5), (76 e, a), (79 a), (86 a, b),
(92 a , b, f, g, h, r, dd), (95 a, g, s, bb)
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Samuel Dabney Jr. (Jack), born Dec. 14,1924.
Velma Louise married (2) J. (Jasper) Cleo Wilson, born
Sep. 7, 1903