Chambers Family Heritage


Charles CLAYTON [Parents] was born about 1745 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He died about 1803 in Franklin County, Georgia. He married Nancy Anne LOVE before 1767 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Brittain and Charles Clayton, sons of George, moved to Surry county North Carolina where Brittain died and Charles then moved to Pendleton District, South Carolina and then Franklin county, Georgia where he died before 1803. His will written May 30, 1800 mentions his wife Nancy and "all my children," but only names one child, Charles Colyer Clayton.

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Will of Charles Clayton
Recorded in Franklin county, Georgia; book 1, page 33a.

In the name of God Amen. I Charles Clayton of the State of Georgia & County of Franklin - being very sick & weak in body, but in perfect mind and memory, calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men ever to die, do make & ordain this my last will & Testement (viz) principally, I lend to my beloved wife Nancy one negroe [sic] man named Charly. I also lend to my wife Nancy all my Household furniture, all my stock of Horses & cattle, & hogs, and all my working tools during her life, or widowhood - at that period the negro named Charly I give to my son Charles Colyer Clayton, and the rest of the property to be equally divided amongst all my Children, my land to be sold to pay my debts and to make an equal division of the above mentioned property. My beloved wife Nancy & my son Charles Colyer Clayton whom I likewise make, constitute, ordain the sole Executrix & Executor of my last will and Testament heretofore given, Ratafying & confirming this and no other to be my last will & Testement [sic]. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 30th day of May one thousand Eight hundred, signed sealed and devivered in the presents [sic] of
William Hardin Charles Clayton
Martin Hardin

Nancy Anne LOVE died . She married Charles CLAYTON before 1767 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  M i Charles Collier CLAYTON Sr.

George CLAYTON [Parents] was born before 1718 in James City County, Virginia. He died on 21 Jun 1776 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He married Nancy CLAYTON in 1736 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

George Clayton, son of John, wrote his will on October 19, 1775. The will says that he is "of Bristol Parish, Dinwiddie county," but was probated in Brunswick county on June 21, 1776. His will names "sons Brittain Clayton and William Abernathy." No other children are named and William Abernathy is obviously a son-in-law. On November 23, 1784 Charles Clayton entered a bond between himself, John Short, John Clayton, William Abernathy, and Brittain Clayton renouncing all claims to the estate of John Clayton deceased of Isle of Wight county or George Clayton deceased of Brunswick county. From these (and other records) we know that George had sons Brittain Clayton, Charles Clayton, and John Clayton; daughters Mary Clayton, and Elizabeth wife of William Abernathy. The wife of John Short was probably also a daughter of George Clayton but I have not been able to prove this.

Nancy CLAYTON was born in 1726 in Brunswick County, Virginia. She died . She married George CLAYTON in 1736 in Brunswick County, Virginia.

They had the following children:

  M i Charles CLAYTON
  M ii Brittain CLAYTON was born in 1752. He died .
  M iii John CLAYTON was born in 1754 in Brunswick County, Virginia. He died .
  F iv Mary CLAYTON was born in 1756 in Brunswick County, Virginia. She died .
  F v Elizabeth CLAYTON
  F vi Susanna CLAYTON was born in 1758. She died .

James Madison CAMPBELL 1 died . He married Susan Frances FERGUSON on 31 Oct 1867 in Jackson County, Lousiana.

Susan Frances FERGUSON 1 was born on 12 Feb 1847 in Jackson County, Lousiana. She died . She married James Madison CAMPBELL on 31 Oct 1867 in Jackson County, Lousiana.

They had the following children:

  F i Anastacia L. CAMPBELL 1 was born on 8 Aug 1868 in Jackson County, Lousiana. She died on 11 Oct 1949 in Eddy County, New Mexico.
  F ii Carlota Ellen CAMPBELL 1 was born on 7 Sep 1870 in Jackson County, Lousiana. She died on 30 May 1972.
  M iii James Lee CAMPBELL 1 was born on 16 Jul 1872 in Jackson County, Lousiana. He died in Eddy County, New Mexico.
  M iv Abner Thomas CAMPBELL 1 was born on 18 Mar 1876 in Jackson County, Lousiana. He died on 19 Jan 1920 in Minco, Grady County, Oklahoma.
  F v Margaret Eliza CAMPBELL 1 was born on 3 Jul 1880 in Jackson County, Lousiana. She died in Eddy County, New Mexico.
  M vi Samuel Sullivan CAMPBELL

John CLAYTON was born about 1680/1694 in Gloucester County, Virginia. He died on 4 Jan 1759 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia. He married Elizabeth CLAY.

John Clayton of Isle of Wight county, Virginia wrote his will in 1756 (probated January 4, 1759) naming sons William Clayton, John Clayton, and George Clayton; daugthers Elizabeth Miller, Mary Verlines, Susannah Williamson, and Rebecca Miller; grand daughter Elizabeth Miller; grand sons John Miller, Robert Pinhorn Miller, and Benjamin Miller; sons-in-law Twait Verlines and Thomas Miller.
John Clayton apparently came to Isle of Wight county from Gloucester county. Entries in the register of Abingdon Parish, Gloucester county record the "baptism of John Clayton, son of John and Elizabeth Clayton on Febuary 2, 1717/1718;" the baptism of "Mary, daughter of John Clayton" on December 6, 1719; the birth of "Susanna, daughter of John Clayton" on February 28, 1722/1723; and the baptism of "Rebekah, daughter of John and Elizabeth Clayton" on June 5, 1726.

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Will of John Clayton
Recorded in Isle of Wight county, Virginia will book 2, page 191.

In the Name of God Amen. I John Clayton of the Parish of Newport in the County of Isle of Wight being in perfect health and of sound mind do make this my last Will and Testement in manner following, that is to say - I give unto my Son George Clayton and his Wife the Use and Labour of four Negros; that is to say David, Dick, James & Grimage during their natural Lives and after their Decease I give the said Negros and all their Increase from the date of my Will to be equally divided between my Sons surviving Children and their Heirs forever - I give unto my Son William Clayton the Use and Labour of two negros that is to say Sa___ & M__ia to him and his Wife during their natural Lives & after their Decease I give the aforesaid Negros and all their Increase from the date of my Will I give the said Negros and their Increase to be equally divided between my Sons surviving Children & their Heirs forever. I give unto my Daughter Elizabeth Miller the use and Labour of five negros that is so say Phillis, Bristol, Sam, Peter & Jenny during her natural Life & after her Decease I give the aforesaid Negros to my Grandaughter Elizabet Miller & all their Increase from the Date of my Will to her and her Heirs forever and if my Grandaughter should Die without Heirs then I give the aforesaid Negros & their Increase to be equaly divided between my three GrandSons John Miller, Robert Pinhorn Miller & Bejamin Miller & their Heirs forever - I give unto my Daughter Mary Verlines the Use & Labour of three Negros that is to say Grimage, Joe and Hannah to her and her Husband during their natural Lives and after their Decease I give the aforesaid Negros to be equally Divided between my said Daughter's surviving Children and their Heirs forever. I also give unto my Daugher Susannah Williamson one Negro Man named Bob one Bed and Furniture one Chest some Pewter to her and Her Heir forever. I give unto my Daughter Rebeckah Miller and her Husband Thomas Miller the Use & Labour of one Negro woman named Jenny and after their Decease I give the said Negro Woman and all her Increase from the Date of my Will to be equally divided between my Daugher's surviving children & their Heirs forever. I also give my Daughter Six Pounds Cash to her and hers forever - I give unto my Son John Clayton and his wife the Use & Labour of three Negros to wit Lidia, Daniel & Fanny and after their Decease I give the said Negros and all their Increase from the date of my Will to be equally divided between my Sons surviving children & their Heirs forever. I also give my son John one bed of furniture to him and his Heirs forever - All the remainder of my Estate I give unto my Son John and Twaites Verlines to be equally Divided between them. I nominate constitute and appoint my Son John Clayton & Twaites Verlines my Exec. ______all former Wills by me made. In Witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and affixed my Seal this __ Day of one Thousand Seven Hundred fifty and Six.

Elizabeth CLAY died . She married John CLAYTON.

They had the following children:

  M i George CLAYTON
  M ii William CLAYTON died .
  M iii John CLAYTON died .
  F iv Elizabeth CLAYTON
  F v Mary CLAYTON
  F vi Susannah CLAYTON died .
  F vii Rebecca CLAYTON died .

Thomas MILLER died . He married Elizabeth CLAYTON.

Elizabeth CLAYTON [Parents] died . She married Thomas MILLER.

They had the following children:

  F i Elizabeth MILLER died .
  M ii John MILLER died .
  M iii Robert Pinhorn MILLER died .
  M iv Benjamin MILLER died .

Twait VERLINES died . He married Mary CLAYTON.

Mary CLAYTON [Parents] died . She married Twait VERLINES.


William ABERNATHY died . He married Elizabeth CLAYTON.

Elizabeth CLAYTON [Parents] died . She married William ABERNATHY.


Ricketts BLYTHE died . He married Rebecca E. CLAYTON.

Rebecca E. CLAYTON [Parents] died . She married Ricketts BLYTHE.

They had the following children:

  F i Nancy D. BLYTHE died .
  M ii James W. BLYTHE died .
  F iii Elizabeth BLYTHE died .
  M iv John C. BLYTHE died .
  M v Charles BLYTHE died .
  F vi Mary Ann BLYTHE died .
  F vii Marion M. BLYTHE died .
  M viii William Augustus BLYTHE died .
  M ix Thomas BLYTHE died .
  F x Dulcena BLYTHE died .

Charles Collier CLAYTON Jr. [Parents] died . He married Elize B. RICHEY.

The white men first began settlement of Itawamba and Pontotoc counties in Northeast Mississippi as the Indians were moved west begining about 1836. Among the first white settlers were the sons of Charles Collier Clayton of Jefferson county, Alabama. Exactly when they arrived is unsure but there are abstracts of Itawamba county land belonging to C. C. Clayton dated as early as September 1836. John and Abner can be found of tax list of 1838 and on the census of 1840. W. L. Clayton, a son of Charles Collier Clayton, Jr., writing sixty five years later says:
"Our father, C. C. Clayton moved to the territory composing this county in November 1840, and settled the land where Eugene Curtis now lives, about five miles east of Tupelo. I was then a very small boy being some less than four years old, though I remember the move. When we moved to this county the nearest settlement to us on the west was the residence of the Colbert brothers, half-bread Indians, about five miles from Tupelo, where the widow of T. J. Walker now lives; and to the east of us the nearest residence was the Hartfield place, about five miles west from Fulton, and no neighbors nearer on the by roads either north or south of us."
By 1850 seven of the eight Clayton boys and their parents had settled in the area (Littleberry and their sister Rebecca Blythe were the only family members to remain in Alabama.) All were farmers but it appears their main occupation was raising children and grand children - ninety eight members of this family are listed on the 1860 census of Itawamba county (and one branch had moved to Texas by then).

Elize B. RICHEY died . She married Charles Collier CLAYTON Jr..

They had the following children:

  M i Benjamin Lockhart CLAYTON
  F ii Martha Mathilda CLAYTON
  M iii John M. CLAYTON
  M iv James Stewart CLAYTON
  F v Nancy Rebecca CLAYTON
  M vi Washington Lafayette CLAYTON
  M vii William Marion CLAYTON died .

Died young.
  M viii Andrew Jackson CLAYTON
  M ix Charles Collier CLAYTON died about 1863. The cause of death was killed in battle during the Civil War.
  F x Mary Caroline CLAYTON
  M xi Thomas Jefferson CLAYTON
  M xii Harris Taylor CLAYTON died .

Died young.

Benjamin Lockhart CLAYTON [Parents] died . He married Rebecca CLAYTON.

Benjamin married his first cousin, Rebecca Clayton.

Rebecca CLAYTON [Parents] died . She married Benjamin Lockhart CLAYTON.

Rebecca Clayton married her first cousin, Benjamin Lockhart Clayton.

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