One of nine children. She was the 2nd wife of Robert Vinton Clayton,sr. who she married on Dec. 27, 1877. The family lived in Annapolis. She was the mother of Wm Philip Vinton and Margaret Sommerville Clayton. Bella as she was known to her family was active in the DAR. She was the granddaughter of Capt. William Sommerville of the 8th Penna. Rgmt. of the Continental Line.