|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1855|
Henry B. Clayton was born on the old homestead in Solano County on Christmas Day of 1855, and up to the age of 17 years he was a pupil in the public school in the Suisun Valley. But for the fact that his father needed his services on the ranch he might have continued in school longer, but he laid aside his wishes in the matter and dutifully shared the responsibilities of the ranch. This arrangement continued for a number of years, or until 1882 when the other brothers assumed more of the responsibilities of the ranch and in doing so made it possible for Henry B. to satisfy a desire to visit other parts of the state. Going to Los Angeles that year among other places he investigated conditions in Los Angeles and was so favorably impressed with it's outlook that he purchased property on San Pedro Street that has since become very valuable. After a stay of a year in Southern California he came back to the Suisun Valley and located on the portion of the old homestead ranch that has been the scene of his efforts ever since. A specialty of fruit, prunes being the principle product of the ranch, and throughout the county no finer grade of this fruit can be found than is raised by Mr. Clayton on his fifty two acre ranch. He improved the place with a residence in 1887 and has set out the orchards of prunes, peaches, pears and apricots.
In Nov 1886 Mr. Clayton was married to Miss Isabella Best, a native of Nevada, and the only child of this union, Mary Beatrice was born on the anniversary of Admission Day, Sept 9, 1897. She is now a pupil in the Suisun public school. Politically Mr. Clayton is a staunch Democrat, and has served as school trustee and school director.
(From "Histories of Solano and Napa Counties")
Aged 76 years.
David J. Clayton (1812 - 1897)
Jane Rebecca Shaw Clayton (1827 - 1888)
Isabella Best Clayton (1857 - 1923)
Mary Beatrice Clayton Robbins (1897 - 1969)*
James D Clayton (1850 - 1925)*
Henry Bascomb Clayton (1855 - 1931)
Mattie Susan Clayton Scarlett (1860 - 1900)*
William Lee Clayton (1863 - 1928)*
Plot: OS Plot 211
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Record added: Feb 09, 2004
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