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David J. Clayton
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Birth: Jan. 30, 1812
Logan County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1897
Suisun City
Solano County
California, USA

A native of Logan County, Kentucky, born January 30, 1812, where he lived until fourteen years of age, when he moved to Simpson County with his parents, where he resided about thirteen years on a farm. He then went to Jackson County, Missouri, and farmed for thirteen years longer. In March, 1848, he married Miss Rebecca Jane Shaw. On May 15, 1850, he emigrated to California, crossing the plains with ox teams, and arrived in Sacramento in September following. He prospected about the country until February,1851, when he returned East, via Panama, being on the trip three and a half months. On May 6, 1852, he again returned to California, bringing with him his wife and two children.
He arrived in Suisun Valley, Solano County, October 23, 1852, and settled on a farm known as the Baker Ranch, where he lived one year. He then settled on his present ranch, consisting of five hundred and twenty-five acres, situated about seven and a half miles northwest of Suisun City, at the upper end of Suisun Valley.(I believe this is called "Mankas Corner". There is a Clayton Road that begins there) Mary B., deceased, James D., Henry Bascomb, Martha S. and William L. are the names of
their children.

Aged 84 yrs. 11 mos., 29 days. 
 
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 Parents:
  Pettus Overton Clayton (1775 - 1836)
  Nancy Jones Clayton (1790 - 1861)
 
 Spouse:
  Jane Rebecca Shaw Clayton (1827 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  James D Clayton (1850 - 1925)*
  Henry Bascomb Clayton (1855 - 1931)*
  Mattie Susan Clayton Scarlett (1860 - 1900)*
  William Lee Clayton (1863 - 1928)*
 
 Siblings:
  David J. Clayton (1812 - 1897)
  Susan D. Haile (1821 - 1904)*
  P. O. Clayton (1824 - 1893)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: "Permission to use this information approved by calarchives"
 
Burial:
Rockville Cemetery
Suisun City
Solano County
California, USA
Plot: OS Plot 210 Grave 6
 
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Record added: Nov 06, 2004
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- Grave Stumbler
 Added: May. 30, 2011
My G-G-Grand Uncle Pioneer of the Suisun Valley
- David Leon Clayton
 Added: Apr. 1, 2011

- Sandra
 Added: Mar. 6, 2011
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