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The Clopton Chronicles

A Project of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

 

Regarding

 

The Descendants of Elisha King, Sr. &

His Wives, Mary, Kesiah Sanders & Margaret Hall

 

The First Four Generations

 

 

Compiled By William Purcell Clopton, James Penick Marshall, Jr., &

Suellen Clopton Blanton,[1] bblanton@fast.net

 

 

 

The information contained in the following genealogy must be judged on the evidence submitted supporting each claim.  Any additional information which will add to our knowledge of this family will be gratefully accepted

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  Elisha2 King, Sr.  (Louise1) was born August 3, 1773, and died Abt. August 7, 1855 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.  He married (1) Mary Abt. 1794.  She died Aft. 1796.  He married (2) Kesiah Sanders 1809 in Georgia, daughter of Mark Sanders and Nancy.  She was born February 12, 1791, and died Aft. October 1820.  He married (3) Margaret Hall Abt. 1822.  She died Bef. October 26, 1847 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, probably1.

        His brother was named Elijah.  It is very important to remember that the names "Elisha" and "Elijah" were often confused, and all references in newspapers should be viewed with this in mind and consideration must be given to exactly which brother is referred to.

 

        The January 5, 1819 issue of "Georgia Journal," page 3, carried the following notice:

 

EDUCATION - The Trustees of the Greensboro Academy, have the pleasure of announcing to the public, that the exercises of this institution, will re-commence on Monday the 6th of January next.  The male Department under the direction of MR. ELISHA KING, and the Female Department under the direction of Mrs. ANN C. SCOTT.  The attention of Mr. ARCHIBALD H. SCOTT, will be united with that of Mrs. SCOTT in the Female Department as far as his health will permit.  All the branches of education usually taught at similar institutions, will be taught in this.  The abilities of the Teachers, the discipline and order preserved in this Academy, united with the local - ?- of helath, society -?- place it on an equality at -?- with any of the surrounding Institutions. (Signed) Ebenezer Torrence, Secretary, December 25, 1818

       

Children of Elisha King and Mary are:

+      2                 i.    Serena3 King, born Abt. 1795 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia; died Bef. March 22, 1853 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

        3                ii.    Martha King.  She married Nicholas Dixon2 March 7, 1822 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia3; born Abt. 1750 in Edgecombe County, North Carolina; died 1826 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.

 

Notes for Nicholas Dixon:

Nicholas Dixon, born in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, sold his share as heir  to land owned by his father, Thomas Dixon, to Joseph Barnes of Nash County, North  Carolina.  Nicholas had migrated to Hancock County, Georgia. 

Nicholas was Justice of the Peace in the 375th District in Putnam County, Georgia from 1813 to 1817.  Putnam County adjoined Hancock County Georgia.

 

                                    Will of Nicholas Dixon,  1823

                                        Putnam County, Georgia

 

               I Nicholas Dixon a citizen of the state and county aforesaid being in commonly good bodily health and of sound mind and memory but knowing that appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this to be my last will or testament utterly revoking all other wills of testaments hereto fore made by me.

               1st Item.  It is my wish and desire at my death that my body be buried in a Christian like burial and my soul I   ?  to him who gave it.

                Item 2.  As to my worldly property which I may die in possession of, I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Martha and to her heirs or assigns forever all property, both real and personal, of every kind and disposition that I got by her at the time of our inter- marriage.  In  ? last counting of land, negroes, horses, corn and hogs and household and kitchen furniture, I also leave with my said beloved wife Martha during her life or widowhood all that part of the land on which I now live, beginning at Lyons corner near my fence ? thence nearly and ? to a Spring near the school house thence down the   ?  to William Farr, Jr. line, including all of the tract on which I now live, north of said line which will include my  dwelling house and other out houses, and also I lend unto my beloved wife during her life or widowhood, my negro boy named Daniel about eighteen years of age.  But it is my express will and desire that from the property I have given unto my beloved wife, Martha, that all the debts that were owed at the time of our inter-marriage shall be paid and said debts not to be paid from the part of my estate.

               Item 3.  All of the balance of the tract of land on which I now live, after taking off that parcel of land I have given my wife, Martha, during her life or widowhood, I give and bequeath to be divided equally between my three sons, Hickman, Thomas, and James, or do as they think proper as I also give unto my three sons, Hickman, Thomas, and James whatsoever my beloved wife  ? on said land all the balance of the tract in which  ? lived to be divided by them or sold as they may think proper.

               Item 4.  I give and bequeath unto my son, Nathan, five dollars to be paid by my executors.

               Item 5.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Patsy McKay the sum of five dollars to be paid by my executors.

               Item 6.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sara McKay the sum of five dollars to be paid by my executors.

               Item7.  I give and bequeath unto my daughter Julia Barns five dollars to be paid by my executors.

               Item 8.  I give and bequeath unto the legal heirs of my deceased daughter Elizabeth Daniels the sum of five dollars to be paid by my executors.

               Item 9.  All the balance of my estate of any kind or description it is my will and desire should be sold by my executors which they may  ?  deem most advantageous and after paying all of my just debts except those that were owing by my wife before our marriage.

               Item 10.  I give and bequeath namely, Joel, Bryant, Hickman, James, and Thomas to be equally divided between them as soon as such sale and division can take place.

               Item 11.  I request my son, Bryant Dixon and Irby (Hurly?) Hudson to be the executors of this my last will and Testament and I do hereby constitute and appoint them, the said Bryant Dickson and Irby Hudson to be my executors as aforesaid.  In return whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 28th day of March 1823.

 

               Nicholas Dixon

 

The within will, Putnam County, of Nicholas Dixon duly proved by the oath of L. W. Hudson, Andrew Park, James Whitfield,  witnesses to the same before us 18 October 1826.

Georgia,

Putnam County.

                                 The within will duly approved in open court and ordered by the court to be recorded 30 November 1826..

       

Children of Elisha King and Kesiah Sanders are:

        4                 i.    Cyrus C.3 King, born June 18, 1810.  He married Minerva Palmer

        5                ii.    Sarah Ann King, born February 20, 1812.  She married James R. Perry

        6               iii.    James B. King, born April 10, 1814; died Abt. 1845.

        7               iv.    Martha Ann King, born May 10, 1816.

        8                v.    Mark Sanders King, born October 28, 1817.

        9               vi.    Mary K. King, born October 9, 1820.

       

Children of Elisha King and Margaret Hall are:

        10               i.    Lucinda Louisa3 King, born February 4, 1823.

        11              ii.    William L. King, born April 25, 18254.

        12             iii.    Rebecca King, born June 30, 18274.  She married Robert Hutchings

+      13             iv.    Elisha King, Jr., born September 6, 1829 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died February 6, 1911 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

        14              v.    Patty Harris King, born December 19, 1831.

        15             vi.    Lueinen Judson King, born February 8, 1835.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Serena3 King (Elisha2, Louise1) was born Abt. 1795 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia5,6, and died Bef. March 22, 1853 in Wilkinson County, Georgia7.  She married James William Kinney, Sr. February 23, 1819 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia.  He was born Abt. 1785 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia8, and died Abt. 1845.

       

Children of Serena King and James Kinney are:

        16               i.    Sarah Jane4 Kinney, born October 11, 1819.  She married Benjamin Lewis

+      17              ii.    James William Kinney, Jr., born August 15, 1821; died April 19, 1898 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia and buried at Masonic Cemeter, Irwinton.

        18             iii.    George Washington Kinney, born January 10, 1823; died 1892.  He married Martha Scott April 13, 1856.

        19             iv.    John LaFayette Kinney, born December 2, 1824.  He married Sara Smith April 15, 1850.

        20              v.    Nancy Kinney, born September 10, 1826.  She married Robert I. Daniel September 15, 1853.

        21             vi.    Elijah L. Kinney, born December 3, 1828; died August 4, 1863 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He married Sara Smith April 14, 1853.

 

        13.  Elisha3 King, Jr. (Elisha2, Louise1)9 was born September 6, 1829 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia10, and died February 6, 1911 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church11.  He married Elizabeth Ann Johnston12 July 12, 1849 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by the Rev. Boring13, daughter of Thomas Johnston and Mary Gilbert.  She was born 1824 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died February 26, 1901 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church14.

 

        The July 31, 1849 issue of Milledgeville's "Southern Journal" noted the marriage of Elizabeth and Elisha:

 

MARRIED:  On Thursday 12th inst., by Rev. Mr. Boring, Mr. Elisha L. King, of Hancock County, to Miss Elizabeth Johnston, daughter of Thomas Johnston, Esq., of Putnam county.

        "The world was sad, the garden was a wild,  And man, the hermit, sigh'd, till woman smiled."   

       

Children of Elisha King and Elizabeth Johnston are:

        22               i.    Fannie Fletcher4 King, died June 25, 1871 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church15.

        23              ii.    William H. King, born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.

+      24             iii.    Mary A. King, born February 25, 1851 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died August 23, 1891 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

+      25             iv.    Campbell T. King, Sr., born July 26, 1852 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died 1938 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        26              v.    Sarah Elizabeth King, born October 3, 1861 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, baptized August 26, 1870 and joined Concord Methodist Church August 7, 1870; died August 7, 1943 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church16.  She married Henry R. Pinkerton; born Abt. 1840 in South Carolina17.

        27             vi.    Cuyler E. King, born August 31, 1865 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died May 9, 1940 in Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church18.

+      28            vii.    Minnie Flora King, born January 7, 1869 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died April 10, 1942 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

+      29           viii.    Annie Tracy King, born February 5, 1855; died June 10, 1883.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        17.  James William4 Kinney, Jr. (Serena3 King, Elisha2, Louise1) was born August 15, 182118, and died April 19, 1898 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia and buried at Masonic Cemetery, Irwinton18.  He married (1) Elizabeth Murphy March 16, 1843.    He married (2) Epsy Jane Mackey August 10, 1851 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia19, daughter of William Mackey and Sina McCranie.  She was born February 26, 1834 in Georgia20, and died June 24, 1920 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia and buried at Masonic Cemetery, Irwinton20.

       

Child of James Kinney and Elizabeth Murphy is:

        30               i.    John LaFayette5 Kinney, born June 21, 1849; died February 7, 1887 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.  He married Lula Stubbs

       

Children of James Kinney and Epsy Mackey are:

        31               i.    Narcissus Anne5 Kinney, born March 22, 1853 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia20; died March 18, 1927 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia and buried at Masonic Cemetery, Irwinton20.  She married Daniel McCook February 23, 1875 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia21

        32              ii.    Fannie Rebecca Kinney, born September 13, 185522; died January 20, 1897 in Mt. Nebo, Wilkinson County, Georgia and buried at Masonic Cemetery, Irwinton22.  She married Thomas A. Parker May 1, 1873 in Wilkinson County, Georgia23

        33             iii.    Siney Serena Kinney, born April 18, 1857.  She married Luther Tarpley

        34             iv.    Sarah Louise Kinney, born January 25, 1860; died May 5, 1945 in Ft. Valley, Georgia.  She married Jack Brown

        35              v.    James Riley Kinney, born November 26, 1863; died May 5, 1945 at Fort Valley, Georgia.  He married Estelle James May 28, 1890.

        36             vi.    Harriet Eulalia Kinney, born May 9, 1867; died November 23, 1934.  She married J. Ed Peavy December 5, 1895 in Georgia.

+      37            vii.    William Oscar Kinney, Sr., born August 8, 1870 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia; died December 27, 1948 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried at Riverside Cemetery, Macon.

 

        24.  Mary A.4 King (Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1) was born February 25, 1851 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died August 23, 1891 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church24.  She married James Asbury Knight, M.D., of Eatonton, son of John Knight and Eliza Curry.  He was born June 5, 1848, and died May 10, 1906 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church24.

       

Children of Mary King and James Knight are:

+      38               i.    Thomas Pierce5 Knight, born February 5, 1874 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died October 27, 1930 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

        39              ii.    James Palmer Knight, of Eatonton.

        40             iii.    James Asbury Knight II25.

 

        25.  Campbell T.4 King, Sr. (Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1) was born July 26, 1852 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died 1938 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  He married Stella Odille Hunt Abt. 1884. 

 

His obituary which appeared in the "Macon (Georgia) Telegraph and News,"  stated that he was survived by his wife and named his son, Campbell T. King, Jr. of Lynchburg, Virginia; three daughters Mrs. Ben Dasher of Macon, Mrs. Thad Horton of Atlanta, Mrs. James P. Hartness of Starkeville, Miss.  The article also listed grandchildren:  Mrs. Raymond Phelts, North Conway, NH, Ben Dasher, Jr., Campbell King Dasher, Thad Horton, Jr., Tracey Horton, Antainette (SP?) King, James Hartness, Jr., and two great grandchildren, Odille and George Phelts.  See The Descendants of Thomas Jefferson Johnston, Esq. &

His Wives, Mary Gilbert & Martha Bass

       

Child of Campbell King and Stella Hunt is:

        41               i.    Campbell T.5 King, Jr..

 

        28.  Minnie Flora4 King (Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1)26 was born January 7, 1869 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia27, and died April 10, 1942 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church28.  She married William Thomas "Boo" Clopton29 November 15, 1893 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia30, son of William Clopton and Martha Lancaster.  He was born April 25, 1863 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia31, and died September 6, 1955 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church32.

 

       

Children of Minnie King and William Clopton are:

+      42               i.    Lemuel Thomas5 Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia, born January 25, 1898 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died September 5, 1977 in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

        43              ii.    Walter Johnston Clopton, WW II, of Eatonton33, born October 1, 1899 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia34; died April 26, 1980 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church35.

+      44             iii.    William King Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia, born July 21, 1901 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died December 24, 1990 in Arcadia, Florida and buried Concord United Methodist Church, Eatonton.

+      45             iv.    James Cuyler Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia, born August 30, 1903 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died September 25, 1995 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

+      46              v.    Rufus Terrell Clopton, Sr., born January 21, 1907 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died September 9, 1992 in Warner Robins, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

+      47             vi.    Frank Campbell Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia.

 

        29.  Annie Tracy4 King (Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1) was born February 5, 185536, and died June 10, 188336.  She married James Willis Callaway November 21, 1878 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, by Rev. John W. Knight37.  He was born January 12, 185138, and died June 14, 1920 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church39.

       

Child of Annie King and James Callaway is:

        48               i.    Tracy King5 Callaway, born September 10, 187940.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        37.  William Oscar5 Kinney, Sr. (James William4, Serena3 King, Elisha2, Louise1) was born August 8, 1870 in Irwinton, Wilkinson County, Georgia41, and died December 27, 1948 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried at Riverside Cemetery, Macon41.  He married Clara Virginia Guerry December 4, 1895 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia42, daughter of Dupont Guerry and Fannie Davenport.  She was born December 28, 1876 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia43, and died February 11, 1964 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church43.

       

Children of William Kinney and Clara Guerry are:

        49               i.    Rosa Guerry6 Kinney, born April 30, 1897 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia; died in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried at Riverside Cemetery, Macon.

        50              ii.    Dupont Guerry Kinney, born June 21, 1898 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia43; died April 26, 1965 in Florida, and buried at the Riverside Cemetery, Macon43.  He married Ruth Stewart August 28, 1928 in Georgia.

        51             iii.    William Oscar Kinney, Jr., born September 12, 1900 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  He married Lillian Birdsey January 5, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland; born August 3, 1906 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

        52             iv.    James Davenport Kinney, born May 7, 1903 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia43; died May 13, 1903 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried at Riverside Cemetery, Macon43.

        53              v.    Francis Davenport Kinney, born August 30, 1904 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  He married (1) Mary Middlebrooks December 19, 1923 in Grey, Jones County, Georgia  He married (2) Eunice Williamgham December 1, 1954 in Barnesville, Georgia.

        54             vi.    Clara Virginia Kinney, born September 26, 1906 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.  She married (1) W. L. Stribling  She married (2) Randolf Claiborne

        55            vii.    Fredrick Legrand Kinney.

 

        38.  Thomas Pierce5 Knight (Mary A.4 King, Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1) was born February 5, 1874 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died October 27, 1930 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church43.  He married Carrie Lucy Holloman, daughter of William Holloman and Lucy White.  She was born June 23, 1876 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died June 26, 1918 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church43.

       

Children of Thomas Knight and Carrie Holloman are:

        56               i.    Glynn6 Knight, born December 1904 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died February 23, 1970 in Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church43.

        57              ii.    James Curry Knight, born December 14, 1895 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died July 10, 1907 in Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church43.

        58             iii.    Dorothy Knight44, born in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, baptized and joined Concord Methodist Church in 1926; died in Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church45.  She married Robert Clinton Smith, Sr.

        59             iv.    James A. Knight, born August 30, 1906 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, baptized and joined Concord Methodist Church September 3, 1914; died July 24, 1907 in Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church45.

        60              v.    Mildred Knight, born June 25, 1918 in Jones County, Georgia; died March 20, 1999 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery46.  She married Marshall Lynn McLeroy, Sr.; born June 23, 1909; died July 30, 1986 in Eatonton, Putnam County,  Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery47.

 

        42.  Lemuel Thomas5 Clopton (Minnie Flora4 King, Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1)48 was born January 25, 1898 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia49, and died September 5, 1977 in Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church50.  He married Nell Cowan Gilmer51 December 31, 1917 in Gainesville, Hiawassee, Georgia, by the Rev. William E. Purcell52, daughter of William Gilmer and Mary Bell.  She was born October 9, 1898 in Gillsville, Georgia53, and died March 30, 1965 in Jacksonville, Florida and buried Concord United Methodist Church54.

       

Children of Lemuel Clopton and Nell Gilmer are:

        61               i.    William Purcell6 Clopton55, born November 27, 1918 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and baptized Concord Methodist Church, September 13, 192856; died January 23, 1998 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia and buried Concord Methodist Church.  He married Peggy Charlotte Schleucher57 August 25, 1939 in Miami, Dade County, Florida by Rev. C. Roy Angell58; born May 9, 1919 in Miami, Dade County, Florida59.

        62              ii.    Minnie Julia Clopton, born November 4, 1920 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia60; died March 24, 1924 in Miami, Dade County, Florida and buried Concord United Methodist Church61.

 

        44.  William King5 Clopton (Minnie Flora4 King, Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1)62 was born July 21, 1901 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia63, and died December 24, 1990 in Arcadia, Florida and buried Concord United Methodist Church, Eatonton64.  He married Ada Lucille Knight65 January 26, 1927 in Miami, Dade County, Florida, daughter of Will Knight and Annie L..  She was born September 6, 1902 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, baptized and joined Concord Methodist Church September 3, 1914, and died April 13, 1983 in Florida and buried Concord United Methodist Church, Eatonton66.

       

Children of William Clopton and Ada Knight are:

        63               i.    James William6 Clopton, I, of Florida.  He married Margaret Elizabeth.

        64              ii.    Donald King Clopton.

 

        45.  James Cuyler5 Clopton (Minnie Flora4 King, Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1)67 was born August 30, 1903 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia67, and died September 25, 1995 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church68.  He married Petrona Gillian Hawkins69, daughter of Francis Hawkins and Mollie Key.

       

Child of James Clopton and Petrona Hawkins is:

        65               i.    Doris Dean6 Clopton, Ph.D69.  She married John Edgar Moody, M.D.

 

        46.  Rufus Terrell5 Clopton, Sr., (Minnie Flora4 King, Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1)69 was born January 21, 1907 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia70, and died September 9, 1992 in Warner Robins, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church71.  He married Martha Alice Bailey December 21, 1946 in Dublin, Laurens County,  Georgia, daughter of Thomas Bailey and Barnie Harrison.  She was born September 23, 1924 in Dublin, Laurens County, Georgia, and died October 8, 1998 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia.

       

Children of Rufus Clopton and Martha Bailey are:

        66               i.    Patricia Alice6 Clopton.  She married Lloyd Bradley.

        67              ii.    Rufus Terrell Clopton, Jr., M.Ed.  He married Sheila Lynn Cash, M.Ed.

 

        47.  Frank Campbell5 Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia (Minnie Flora4 King, Elisha3, Elisha2, Louise1)72 was born November 28, 1909 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia72.  He married Francis Evelyn Roberts, of Eatonton, Georgia February 6, 1938 in Anderson, South Carolina72.

       

Child of Frank Clopton and Francis Roberts is:

        68               i.    Richard Eugene6 Clopton72.  He married (1) Evelyn Laverne Bechum.  He married (2) Linda Carol Wright.

 

 

Endnotes

 

1.  Milledgeville, Georgia, Southern Recorder,  (Courtesy of Leia Katherine Eubanks), "Georgia, Putnam County:  Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in December, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Mrs. Margaret King, late of said county, deceased.  Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate.  (Signed) William P. Farrar, Robert T. C. Tucker, Adm."

2.  Edward Timothy & Rosa Vivian (Dixon) Melton provided this information unless otherwise noted.

3.  Putnam County, Georgia, Marriage Book.

4.  Washington County, Georgia,  1830 Census.

5.  Wilkinson County, Georgia Census, 1850.

6.  Washington County, Georgia,  1830 Census.

7.  Milledgeville, Georgia, Southern Recorder,  (Courtesy of Leia Katherine Eubanks), March 22, 1853, page 3, Item Number 3.

8.  Wilkinson County, Georgia Census, 1840.

9.  Leia Katherine Eubanks and Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton provided this information unless otherwise noted.

10.  Washington County, Georgia,  1830 Census.

11.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

12.  Putnam County, Georgia, Will Book, Book B - 1822-1857, Her father's will was written in 1844, before her marriage and she is referred to as Elizabeth Johnston.  It is of some note that her mother would have been about 51 years old when she was born.

13.  Milledgeville, Georgia, Southern Recorder,  (Courtesy of Leia Katherine Eubanks), July 31, 1849 Issue, Page 3, Item Number 1, Copy located Clopton Family Archives, courtesy Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton.  Also Putnam County Marriage Book.

14.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

15.  Nineteen Ninety Directory of Concord Church, Courtesy William Purcell Clopton, Her grave is unmarked.

16.  Concord United Methodist Church Register,  (Courtesy William Purcell Clopton), Records she married Pinkerton, Baptized 26 Aug (18)70, Vows 7 Aug (18)70, and died Aug 7, 1943.

17.  Otto, 1850 Census of Putnam County, Georgia, p. 23, She is 10.

18.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

19.  Wilkinson County Marriage Book.

20.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

21.  Wilkinson County Marriage Book.

22.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

23.  Wilkinson County Marriage Book.

24.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

25.  Concord United Methodist Church Register,  (Courtesy William Purcell Clopton), It is not clear who this man is the son of James A. Knight.  He was baptized September 3, 1914.  He took his vows September 3, 1914 and was received by The Rev. J. L. Hall.  He was removed by Certificate in 1927.  His death is noted.

26.  Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton provided the information regarding this family unless otherwise noted.

27.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

28.  Georgia Death Certificate,  (From the Clopton Family Archives and Resource Library), No. 8866, from the Thomas B. Clopton, M.D. Collection, courtesy Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton. Tombstone, loc. cit..  Also Family Bible.  Concord Church's Register of Members notes her death as April 10, 1942

29.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton), The Bible as a whole is in terrible condition.  The cover is plain cardboard with no embossing.  All of the first pages are missing through a portion of Genesis.  Four pages of the Family Register are intact and in good condition.  The first eight names on the Birth page were entered at the same time by the same hand.  In 1998 the Bible was in the possession of Frank Campbell Clopton, Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.

30.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton), Also Marriage License, dated November 13, 1893, signed by ---Adams, Jr, Ordinary.  Certification dated November 15, 1893, signed by S. B. Ledbetter, minister.   According to Concord United Methodist Church records, S. B. Ledbetter was the minister at that church from 1893 until 1896.  Special thanks to Pauline S. Carter, Deputy Clerk, Probate Court of Putnam County, for providing a copy of the marriage certificate, July 30, 1998.

31.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (The Thomas B. Clopton, M.D. Collection, courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton), tombstone, Loc. cit.

32.  Tombstone, loc. cit, On July 2, 1998,  the Georgia Department of Human Resources, prepared a certified notification that a search of the state death index for the years 1954 through 1956, had located no death certificate.  Concord Church's Register of Members notes he is deceased.  Letter located Clopton Family Archives and Research Library.

33.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

34.  Social Security Birth and Death Records, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, 254-18-4752.

35.  Tombstone, loc. cit. and social security death records.  Family Bible gives his death date as April 27

36.  Ibid.

37.  Georgia Marriage Certificate, License dated November 20, 1878, but cannot read the name of the Ordinary.  Certification dated November 21, 1878, by J. W. Knight.  Special thanks to Pauline S. Carter, Deputy Clerk, Probate Court of Putnam County, who provided this document August 4, 1998.

38.  Carrielu Clopton & James Willis Callaway Bible,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

39.  Ibid. and,  Concord Register of Members notes his death in 1920.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

40.  Carrielu Clopton & James Willis Callaway Bible,  (Courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton).

41.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

42.  Bibb County Marriage Book.

43.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

44.  Concord United Methodist Church Register,  (Courtesy William Purcell Clopton), Records she was Baptized 1926, vows 1926, received by Rev. W. B. Hughes, removed by certificate 1935.

45.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

46.  "The Eatonton Messenger," Thursday, March 25, 1999, p. 7A.

47.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

48.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

49.  Social Security Birth and Death Records, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, 262-03-3620, Also, on December 14, 1918, Mr. Clopton purchased a life insurance policy with New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Boston, Massachusetts for $1,000.  His application gives his date of birth as January 25, 1898 in Putnam County.  He is a "store keeper," and the policy, number 359307, named his wife "Mrs. Nell Gilmer Clopton," as the beneficiary.  His premium payment is $29.40.  He cases in the policy October 6, 1965.  A copy of this policy is located in the Clopton Family Archives, courtesy William Purcell Clopton.

50.  Tombstone, loc. cit, Georgia Death Certificate No. 2035, located Clopton Family Archives and Research Library, courtesy Peggy Charlotte (Schleucher) Clopton.

51.  Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton provided the information regarding this family unless otherwise noted.

52.  Georgia Marriage Certificate, Copy located Clopton Family Achieves, Special thanks to The Honorable Wayne Garrett, Probate Judge Magistrate, of Hiawassee County who supplied the marriage certificate, September 23, 1998, courtesy Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton.

53.  William Alfred Gilmer & Mary E. Bell Family Bible,  (Courtesy of William Purcell Clopton).

54.  Tombstone, loc. cit, Florida Death Certificate, No. 65-013418, located Clopton Family Archives and Research Library, courtesy Peggy Charlotte (Schleucher) Clopton.

55.  Concord United Methodist Church Register,  (Courtesy William Purcell Clopton), Records he was Baptized 9-13-1928, received by Rev. W. B. Hughes, removed by certificate.

56.  Georgia Birth Certificate, No. 23982.  Mr. Clopton did not have a birth certificate because Georgia did not begin issuing them until 1919.  His application to register his birth was accepted May 23, 1941., The reason cited to register his birth was "to establish citizenship."

57.  Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton provided the information regarding this family unless otherwise noted.

58.  Florida Marriage Certificate, No. 19103, courtesy Peggy Charlotte (Schleucher) Clopton.

59.  Florida Birth Certificate, No. 6190, courtesy Peggy Charlotte (Schleucher) Clopton..

60.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

61.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (From the Clopton Family Archives and Research Library, courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).  Tombstone, loc.cit. Death Certificate Number 3325, does not list cause of death, Office of Vital Statistics, Florida., gives birth date as November 4, 1920, and death as March 24, 1924.  Copy located Clopton Family Archives, Courtesy Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton.

62.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

63.  Social Security Birth and Death Records, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton.

64.  Tombstone, loc. cit, His tombstone has the incorrect date, July 21, 1909.   The Social Security Death records state date of death December 24, 1990 in Florida.  261-01-3048.

65.  Concord United Methodist Church Register,  (Courtesy William Purcell Clopton), She is entered as Ada L. Knight.  It is noted she married Clopton and was Baptized September 3, 1914.  She took her vow August 13, 1925 and is received by The Rev. J. L. Hall.  Her death is noted.

66.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

67.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

68.  Tombstone, loc. cit.

69.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

70.  Social Security Birth and Death Records, courtesy of Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, 262-03-2615.

71.  Tombstone, loc. cit. and Social Security Death Records.  262-03-2615

72.  William Thomas Clopton & Minnie Flora King Holy Bible,  (Courtesy Frank Campbell Clopton).

 

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[1] The Descendants of Elisha King, Sr., & His Wives Mary, Kesiah Sanders, & Margaret Sanders, The First Four Generations, is an excerpt from The Clopton Chronicles, the Ancestors and Descendants of Sir Thomas Clopton, Knight & Dame Katherine Mylde, and is the property of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society which holds the copyright on this material.  Permission is granted to quote or reprint articles for noncommercial use provided credit is given to the CFGS.  Prior written permission must be obtained from the Society for commercial use.

William Purcell Clopton is a direct descendant of this line.

James Penick Marshall, Jr., is the President, Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society.

Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton, Founder and Executive Director of The Clopton Family Genealogical Society & Clopton Family Archives, is a direct descendant of this line.

The Society wishes to thank Peggy Charlotte (Schleucher) Clopton and Riley Kinney.    Also thanks to Clopton family descendants, Frank Campbell Clopton; Katherine Elizabeth (DeLoach) Eubanks, and, Isabel Lancaster (Clopton) Steiner.