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Joseph J. Clayton Family Bible Records

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Place of Birth

Date of Birth

Date of Marriage

Date of Death

J. J. Clayton Calhoun Ala July 28, 18?? Nov 29, 1877 October 2, 1899
G. A. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. Dec. 15, 1866 Nov. 29, 1877 April 19, 1935
O. J. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. September 11, 1878 July 19, 1903 Feb. 22, 1957
W. E. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. May 7, 1880 June 8, 1880
G. E. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. June 12, 1881 September 01, 1904
E. A. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. March 11, 1883
N. B. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. March 31, 1885 April 1899
N. C. Clayton Pontotoc Co. Miss. April 08, 1887 August 28, 1899
E. L. Clayton Perry Co. Ark November 19, 1890 February 20, 1956
L. W. Clayton Perry Co. Ark. September 18, 1892 September 12, 1951
R. E. Clayton Perry Co. Ark. December 16, 1894 March 07, 1895
L. F. Clayton Perry Co. Ark. August 12, 1896 December 26
C. E. Clayton Perry Co. Ark. February 09, 1899

JOSEPH J. CLAYTON was born July 28 in Calhoun, Alabama, and died October 02, 1899 in Aplin, Arkansas. He married GEORGIA ANN HARDIN November 29, 1877 in Pontotoc, Mississippi. She was born December 15, 1866 in Pontotoc County, Mississippi, and died April 19, 1935 in Aplin, Arkansas.


Joseph J. Clayton went to Oklahoma on horseback with a friend and his friend's daughter. He became friends with the Indians there. The chief indian insisted that the daughter marry one of the indians. During the night, JJ and his friends escaped away and went back to Mississippi. They were out looking for a new place to raise their families.

Later the families took off with a Wagon Train to Oklahoma. They camped along the way. One of the stops was near Aplin, Arkansas. There was a fiddler there entertaining the travelers. "Aunt Edna" (Aunt to MeMe Jones) loved the fiddle and sat near the fiddler. Soon after that she came down with the measles. They had to stop in the area now called Aplin and ended up settling there. They think Aunt Edna got the measles from the fiddler, but no one really knows.

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