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The Clopton Chronicles

A Project of the Clopton Family Genealogical Society

 

 

 

Regarding

 

The Descendants of William Clopton, of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover &

His Wife Joyce Wilkinson, of Black Creek

 

The First Six Generations

 

 

Compiled By

Suellen Clopton Blanton, bblanton@fast.net Robert Malcolm Fortson, Jr., User440668@aolcom,  Carole Elizabeth Scott, Ph.D., scottce@bellsouth.net, Miles George Turpin, mturpin@saatchila.com, & Leonard Alton Wood, [1] lwood4562@aolcom

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

        1.  William17 Clopton, of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover  (William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)1 was born Abt. 1685, and died Bef. 17332.  He married Joyce Wilkinson, of Black Creek January 27, 1717/183, daughter of George Wilkinson and Sara Lyddall. 

        He was the Collector of Taxes and Deputy Sheriff of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, from 1706 to 1716.  The home may have been named "Merry Oak"

        "There was in my father's possession a golden horseshoe which the tradition of the family said was worn by William Clopton, Jr. above mentioned.  That it had seven (7) diamonds set in it in the place of nail heads, was inscribed on one side "Sic Juvat Transcenderi Montes" and on the other "William Clopton, Knight."  That as a child I have had it laid in my hand to look at and that it was of a size to encircle the center of my palm.  And that this horseshoe was stolen by Pickpocket Smith, a notorious character, who operated among the fashionable of Richmond in 1842 or 3."

 

Witness my hand and seal this ninth day of August, 1897.

        Signed:  Joyce Wilkinson Wallace

 

For more on William Clopton and Joyce Wilkinson, see " Knight Of The Golden Horseshoe"

       

Children of William Clopton and Joyce Wilkinson are:

+      2                 i.    Waldegrave18 Clopton I, born November 19, 1719 in New Kent County, Virginia; died April 13, 1786 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, probably.

        3                ii.    Anne Clopton, of St. Paul's Parish, Hanover, born January 16, 1720/214.  She married William Divers, of Bruton Parish.

+      4               iii.    William Clopton, III, of St. Paul's Parish, born February 2, 1721/22 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died August 3, 1796 in Hanover County, Virginia.

+      5               iv.    George Clopton, Sr., of King William County, born January 14, 1722/23 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Aft. 1795.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  Waldegrave18 Clopton I (William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)5,6 was born November 19, 1719 in New Kent County, Virginia7, and died April 13, 1786 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, probably8,9.  He married Unity Alford Abt. 1753 in Virginia.  Marriage Bond was filed at the Cumberland Court House, daughter of John Alford and Grace.  She was born December 16, 1724 in New Kent County, Virginia10, and died Aft. June 30, 1787 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia, probably11.

       

Children of Waldegrave Clopton and Unity Alford are:

+      6                 i.    Waldegrave19 Clopton II, born November 11, 1755 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Bet. August 6, 1804 and February 11, 1822 in Virginia, probably.

+      7                ii.    Alford Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.

+      8               iii.    David Clopton, Sr., of St. Peter's Parish, born 1760 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Bef. July 3, 1823 in probably Henrico County, Virginia.

        9               iv.    Thomas Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent12, born February 10, 1762 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Aft. December 12, 1833 in Henrico County, Virginia, probably.

               Thomas was about sixteen years old when he entered the American Revolution as a substitute, a Private, no less.  His father, who could well afford to set him up with horses, weapons, and all the fine accouterments a gentleman required to enter battle, possibly did not want to send his youngest son to war.  Like his great-grandfather, William, who defied his well-to-do father and apprenticed himself to finance his trip to America, Thomas no doubt was determined to join his elder brothers as the fledgling nation fought for independence.

        10              v.    Unity Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.  She married Massie.

               Her brother, Thomas, mentions his sister, Massie, "a widow" in his application for pension for his service during the American Revolutionary War.  It is not clear if her first name was Massie or if she married a Massie.

        11             vi.    Frances Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.

Frances Clopton is a witness to an indenture (GS Film 031793 (7566 Pt. 3) Vol. 2, page 467) between Unity Clopton and Tarpley White.  It is not clear what relationship Frances Clopton has with this family.  More research is necessary.  A copy of this indenture is located in the Clopton Family Archives.

        12            vii.    Lyddall Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent.

It has not been established that Lyddall Clopton is the son of Waldegrave Clopton, Jr.  A Lyddall Clopton and Alford Clopton, witnessed an indenture (GS Film 031796 (7566 pt. 6) Book 8, page 605), which is located in the Clopton Family Archives, dated June 17, 1809.  The indenture is between David Clopton and his wife, Mary Ann Vanderwall, of the County of Henrico.  David named one of his sons, Alford.  It may be that Lyddall is his son and not his brother.

        13           viii.    William Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent12.

                                                William Clopton is in the New Kent Military Class Number 22 in 1782.

 

        4.  William18 Clopton, III, of St. Paul's Parish (William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)13,14 was born February 2, 1721/22 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia15, and died August 3, 1796 in Hanover County, Virginia16.  He married Elizabeth Darroll Ford17 1752 in Hanover County, Virginia18, daughter of Father Ford and Mother Darroll.  She died Aft. July 2, 1785.

       

Children of William Clopton and Elizabeth Ford are:

        14               i.    William19 Clopton, IV, of "Roslyn", born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia.

        15              ii.    Robert Clopton, of "Roslyn", born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died Aft. April 17, 1783.

+      16             iii.    John Clopton, of "Roslyn", born February 7, 1756 in "Roslyn " New Kent County, Virginia; died September 11, 1816 in "Roslyn"  New Kent County, Virginia.

+      17             iv.    Reuben Clopton, of "Roslyn", born February 25, 1757 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died December 21, 1795 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

+      18              v.    George Clopton, of "Roslyn", born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died in Hanover County, Virginia.

+      19             vi.    Anne Lane Clopton, of "Roslyn", born 1757 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died September 3, 1816.

+      20            vii.    Sarah Ann Clopton, of "Roslyn", born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia.

+      21           viii.    Mildred Clopton, died in "Springfield," King William County, and buried at "Springfield".

 

        5.  George18 Clopton, Sr., of King William County (William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)19 was born January 14, 1722/23 in New Kent County, Virginia20, and died Aft. 1795.  He married Jane "Jenny" Jones21, daughter of Rowland Jones.  She was born April 19, 173822, and died December 17, 1795 in Richmond, Virgiia22.

        The "Virginia Gazette," Dated December 30, 1795:  Jenny Clopton. Departed this life on the 17th of this month (December 17, 1795) in this city (Richmond, Virginia), in the 66th year of her age, Mrs. Jenny Clopton, the consort of Mr. George Clopton.  Her virtues, sincerity and truth were equaled by few, and exalled by noon - she was a loving wife, a tender and affectionate parent and a kind mistress.  She left a husband and six children to lament her death.

       

Children of George Clopton and Jane Jones are:

+      22               i.    Mary19 Clopton, born Abt. 1757; died February 24, 1820 in Richmond, Virginia.

        23              ii.    Charlotte Clopton23, born Abt. 1766; died January 26, 186124.

+      24             iii.    Nancy Jones Clopton.

+      25             iv.    Edwin J. Clopton, Sr., born Abt. 1770; died February 23, 1853 in his residence, in New Kent County, Virginia.  He was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church, Hanover County, Virginia.

+      26              v.    Martha Clopton.

+      27             vi.    George Clopton, Jr..

        28            vii.    William Clopton25.

+      29           viii.    Thomas Clopton, of Henrico County, Virginia, died Bef. November 4, 1822 in Henrico County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        6.  Waldegrave19 Clopton II (Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)26,27 was born November 11, 1755 in New Kent County, Virginia28, and died Bet. August 6, 1804 and February 11, 1822 in Virginia, probably29.  He married Mary Brown30, daughter of James B. Brown.  She died Bef. August 6, 180431.

        Waldegrave Clopton was a Captain in the American Revolution.  Although his military records have not been found, it is safe to say he probably entered service by 1776.  He was a Captain by the time his younger brother, Thomas, joined him on the battlefield in early 1778.  Thomas mentions him several times in his application to receive a pension for his service.

       

Children of Waldegrave Clopton and Mary Brown are:

+      30               i.    James Brown20 Clopton, Sr, M.D., C.S.A., born in New Kent County, Virginia; died January 1865.

        31              ii.    Margaret Clopton, of New Kent County, Virginia.  She married Winston Harwood.

        32             iii.    Miller Clopton32, died Aft. 1850 in Milledgeville, Baldwin County, possibly, Georgia33.  He married Obedience Tesseville February 13, 1825 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia34.

               In the first census of Georgia taken in 1820, a Miller Clopton is shown living in Captain Thomas Bustin's District of Putnam County.  There are two white, males shown living in the house, one, aged 16 to 18 (born about 1802 to 1804), and one, aged 18 to 26 (born about 1794 to 1802).   Since the census was taken before his marriage, the identify of the younger person is unknown.  The census states he owned two slaves

+      33             iv.    Thomas B. Clopton, M.D., born May 7, 1798 in New Kent County, Virginia; died December 7, 1874 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia and buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus.

+      34              v.    William Clopton, of New Kent County, Virginia, born Abt. 1799; died Abt. August 10, 1855 in Richmond, Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia on August 10, 1855 at the age of 56.

        35             vi.    Mary Brown Clopton35.  She married Jesse Wesley Yarbrough June 12, 1821 in Henrico County, Virginia36.

+      36            vii.    Patrick Henry Clopton, Sr., born in New Kent County, Virginia; died May 19, 1829 in Henrico County, Virginia.

        37           viii.    Waldegrave Clopton, III., M.D.37, born 178738; died November 8, 1832 in Wilkinson County, Georgia.

               The Fourth Land Lottery, also known as the 1821 Lottery of Georgia, lists a Waldegrave Clopton living in Laurens County, Carsons Military District. He drew land in Dooly County, Lot 221, Section 16.  Numerous records found in "Laurens County Georgia Legal Records, 1807-1832," indicate he was a physician and served as Justice of the Peace, in Laurens, however, documents in Wilkinson County reveal he later relocated to that county, although he continued to have business in Laurens.  His obituary, which appeared in Milledgeville, Georgia's "Southern Recorder," dated November 15, 1832, page 3, reads:

 

DIED at his residence, in Wilkinson County, on the 8th inst., Dr. WALDEGRAVE CLOPTON, after an obstinate attack of fever, which lasted eight days.  Dr. Clopton was in his 45th year of his age.  He was a native of Virginia, and located himself in this State 15 years ago [about 1817]; and as a Physician, was universally liked.  He has left a large circle of friends and acquaintances to lament his loss.  His death is severely felt in his neighborhood.  Dr. Clopton was a Univeralist in principle; and we believe he died strong in that faith."

 

                                                The Monday, November 26, 1832 issue of Milledgeville's "Georgia Journal," carried a notice that Thomas Clopton applied for letters of administration on Waldegrave's estate.  Copies of these notices, and others, are located in the Clopton Family Archives.

 

        7.  Alford19 Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent (Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)

        In previously published Clopton genealogies this Alford Clopton was incorrectly identified as the Alford Clopton, M.D. (1787-1870), who is, in fact, the son of David Clopton, Sir., and his wife, Mary Ann Vanderwall.  If any references are found to an Alford Clopton in documents of this period, great care must be taken to connect the document with the correct Alford.  The Clopton Family Archives contains several legal documents which refer to an Alford Clopton, however, it is not always clear which Alford is named.

        Two Alford Cloptons are listed in the Georgia Tax Digests for the year 1815 living in the John H. Brodnax District of Putnam County.  In the 1821 lottery, the fourth, in 1821, an Alford Clopton is granted 2020 1/2 acres in Monroe County, Georgia, in the Leggetts Military District.

        It is believed the Alford Clopton living in Monroe County was the son of Waldegrave Clopton, I and his wife, Unity Alford.  It is further believed that he had at least three sons.  The parentage of these sons must be studied further, and until more evidence is presented, accepted tentatively into this particular Clopton line.

       

Children of Alford Clopton, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent are:

+      38               i.    Pleasant Perrin20 Clopton, born March 8, 1796 in Georgia; died January 18, 1877 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia and buried at Old Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Luthersville.

        39              ii.    George W. Clopton.

        40             iii.    William Clopton.

 

                8.  David19 Clopton, Sr., of St. Peter's Parish (Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)39,40 was born 1760 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died Bef. July 3, 1823 in probably Henrico County, Virginia41.  He married Mary Ann Vanderwall December 29, 1783 in Henrico County, Virginia42, daughter of Nathaniel Vanderwall and Ann Gunn.  She was born Abt. 1760.

Eighteen year old Private David Clopton left the comfort of his New Kent County, Virginia home and soon found himself embroiled in a trial, not by fire, but by bitter cold and inadequate rations, for which he received 6 2/3 dollars a month for pay and subsistence..  The Continental Army commanded by General George Washington first arrived at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania on December 19, 1777. They stayed there until June 19 1778. Men from each colony were at Valley Forge, and there were regiments from 11 of the 13 colonies. There soldiers lost their lives fighting the elements rather than the enemy.  Gouverneur Morris said of a visit to Valley Forge that "An Army of skeletons appeared before our eyes, naked, starved, sick, discouraged."  Seldom, if ever, had or would the prospects for America gaining its independence seem darker.  See An Army of Skeletons

               

Children of David Clopton and Mary Vanderwall are:

+      41               i.    Nathaniel Vanderwall20 Clopton, M.D., born May 2, 1786 in New Kent County, Virginia; died October 6, 1855 in "Grassdale," Fauquier County, Virginia of gout at the age of 70.

+      42              ii.    Alford Clopton, MD, C.S.A., born January 25, 1787 in Henrico County, Virginia; died December 1870 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama and buried Tuskegee Cemetery, Macon County.

+      43             iii.    Ann Gunn Clopton, of "Clopton House", born April 9, 1789 in New Kent County, Virginia; died May 16, 1869 in "Woodside," Chesterfield, Virginia.

        44             iv.    John K. Clopton, of New Kent County, Virginia, born 1790 in New Kent County, Virginia; died Bef. July 182343.

        45              v.    David Clopton, Jr., of New Kent County, Virginia44, born 1797 in New Kent County, Virginia; died in Paulding County, possibly, Georgia45.

While much has been made of the sacrifices and hardships of white women in protecting the plantations, far too little attention has been paid to the sometimes courageous roles played by loyal slaves who risked life and limb for their masters.  Several letters written by David Clopton to a friend brilliantly illustrates a complex and trusting relationship between himself and a slave named Edy.  As Sherman's troops pushed into Georgia, David, entrusting his plantation to his loyal slave, Edy, went into hiding.  With the Yankees breathing down her neck and her master gone, Edy displayed remarkable calm and forethought as she went about attempting to hide valuables.  See The Degrees of Providence

        46             vi.    Sarah E. Clopton, of New Kent County, Virginia46, born Abt. 1800 in New Kent County, Virginia.  She married Edward Curd, M.D. June 9, 1819 in Henrico County, Virginia by the Rev. John D. Blair47.

        47            vii.    Albert Gallatin Clopton, Esq.48, born 1802 in New Kent or Henrico County, Virginia; died September 24, 1830 in Macon, Bibb County, Georgia49.

In 1824 Albert formed a law partnership with Charles J. McDonald, Esquire,  who would later become the Governor of Georgia.  At the time of his death, he was the law partner of Robert Sampson Lanier, Esquire.  One of Mr. Lanier's sons, Sidney Clopton Lanier, the beloved Georgia Poet, was born in 1842 and possibly named in honor of Albert.  Another son, Clifford Lanier, would marry in 1868,  Wilhelmina Clopton, the daughter of The Honorable David Clopton and his first wife, Martha Ligon.

                                                Albert was one of the founders of Christ Church, in Macon, Georgia, a fact that is noted on this historical marker in front of the church which is located at 538 Walnut Street.  Christ Church was the first congregation in Macon.  The first organ was brought to Macon, a tracker organ, and installed in Christ Church in 1834.  Its use produced a sensation in religious communities throughout Macon and Middle Georgia.  The present church building was consecrated on Sunday, May 2, 1852.  Although Albert was not to live to see this lovely structure, he would most certainly applaud the words of Bishop Elliott, who commented:  "This very chaste and capacious church, having nearly doubled the seating of the former church, reflects great credit on the congregation who have built it entirely out of their own resources."

 

        16.  John19 Clopton, of "Roslyn" (William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)50,51 was born February 7, 1756 in "Roslyn " New Kent County, Virginia52, and died September 11, 1816 in "Roslyn"  New Kent County, Virginia53.  He married Sarah Bacon, of Charles City County54 May 15, 1784 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County,Virginia55, daughter of Edmund Bacon and Elizabeth Edloe.  She was born April 17, 1769 in New Kent County, Virginia56, and died 1808 in New Kent County, Virginia57.

        Politics today, is at best, child's play compared to elections of the past.  In 1799 an election was held in Richmond, Virginia, which has been described as, "animated," and the "most pugnacious election day Richmond had ever seen."  Of course, a Clopton was right in the middle of it, John Clopton, to be exact.  A reluctant John Marshall, a member of the Federalist Party and former Minister to France, was browbeaten for four days by George Washington into running against John Clopton for the 6th Congress in 1799. The campaign, characterized as "one of the most acrimonious," generated  heated debates in gazettes, pamphlets, and private letters intended to be passed from hand to hand.  Every tavern and social event was dominated with talk of the Clopton-Marshall campaign.  Marshall was never too hopeful he would win.  He wrote to his brother, James Markham Marshall that the fate of his election was extremely uncertain.  See May You Live A Thousand Years My Friend

        He was a graduate of William & Mary College and graduated from the College of Philadelphia (now the University of Pennsylvania) in 1776.    He served in the Revolutionary War as a Captain and was wounded at Brandywine Creek in September 1777.  Through the 1780s Mr. Clopton practiced law in New Kent County.  As a member of the Virginia House of Delegates fro 1789 to 1791, he gained an introduction to legislative politics.  The John Clopton Papers, 1629 (1775-1897) 1915, Collection Number 1115, 11,890 items and 26 volumes, is located in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Manuscript Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina and includes:  Family correspondence and miscellaneous papers of four generations of the Clopton family and three generations of the Wallace family. The papers from 1629 to 1732 are genealogical records, much of it inaccurate. Papers of John Clopton (1756-1816), Virginia legislator and U.S. Representative, 1795-1799, 1801-1816, contain comments on the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress, Jay's Treaty, the Alien and Sedition Acts, politics in the Jeffersonian Republican Party, the Embargo Act, American relations with France, and the fear of a slave insurrection. Letters to a son, John Bacon Clopton (b. 1785), Virginia judge, pertain to the operation of a plantation in New Kent County. Correspondence of Charles Montriou Wallace, Sr. (1825-1910), Richmond merchant, includes accounts of an overland journey to California, 1849, and subsequent residence there; Confederate trade with Nassau and England; Reconstruction in the South; the writer's early life in Richmond; politics in Richmond and Virginia; travels in England, Scotland, and the South; literary pursuits, especially book collection, and other matters. Also of interest are letters of William Manson Wallace, Jr., describing life in the U.S. Navy, 1845; letters of Jefferson Wallace (1823-1864) describing a journey to California by way of Panama, and from St. George, Bermuda, concerning a secret mission for the Confederate government; Civil War letters from William Izard Clopton, and others from his mother, Maria (Foster) Clopton, wife of John B. Clopton; letters from the Crenshaw commission firm in Richmond concerning wartime and postwar business conditions; letters of Jefferson Wallace (b. 1864), concerning the publishing, fertilizer, and insurance businesses; letters of Adelaide Clopton, a teacher who was a granddaughter of John Clopton, relating to the Chesapeake Female College; and letters from Wallace relatives in Scotland and England. Volumes include financial record books, 1861-1865, of Adelaide Clopton, containing lists of students, tuition accounts, and the minutes and the constitution of the Keecoughton Literary Society at Chesapeake Female College; housekeeping accounts, ca. 1857-1885; a poetry scrapbook, and an essay on "Knitting in Virginia as a Fine Art," 1898-1899, by Joyce Wilkinson (Clopton) Wallace; legal case book, 1820, of John B. Clopton; lists of books belonging to Charles M. Wallace, Sr.; diaries and journals, 1865-1910, of Charles M. Wallace, including accounts of his travels in England, Scotland, and the American South; the record book of the Black Creek Temperance Society of Hanover County, Virginia, 1830-1831; account books of Jefferson Wallace; and a daybook and ledger, 1860-1867, of William Wallace & Sons, grocers and liquor dealers.

       

Children of John Clopton and Sarah Bacon are:

        48               i.    Izard20 Clopton, of "Roslyn", born in "Roslyn " New Kent County, Virginia.

+      49              ii.    Maria L. Adelaide M. St.G. dela Croix G Clopton, born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia.

+      50             iii.    John Bacon Clopton, Sr.,  of "Roslyn", born February 12, 1789 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died March 1860 in Old Point Comfort, Virginia and buried at "Roslyn".

+      51             iv.    William Edmund Clopton, Sr., Esq., born March 17, 1791 in Richmond, Virginia; died June 2, 1848 in Stewart County, Tennessee.

+      52              v.    Sarah Ann Elizabeth Churchhill Clopton, born 1804 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia; died 1843 in Virginia.

 

        17.  Reuben19 Clopton, of "Roslyn" (William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born February 25, 1757 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia, and died December 21, 1795 in Cumberland County, Virginia58.  He married Elizabeth Hales in New Kent County, Virginia, daughter of John Hales and Elizabeth Hales.  She was born September 9, 1764, and died March 5, 1812.

       

Children of Reuben Clopton and Elizabeth Hales are:

        53               i.    Elizabeth Hales20 Clopton, born July 17, 1785 in New Kent County, Virginia.

Elizabeth Hales Clopton was baptized by the Rev. John Buchanan, March 17, 1786.  Samuel Hales and William Clopton were sponsors.

+      54              ii.    William Hales Clopton, Sr., born September 27, 1787 in New Kent County, Virginia; died May 10, 1826 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, and is buried Clopton Cemetery, Madison County.

        55             iii.    Samuel Hales Clopton, of Virginia, born December 7, 1789.  He married Maria Harlow Abt. May 7, 1818 in Davidson County, Tennessee59.

        56             iv.    John Hales Clopton, born March 28, 1792; died August 5, 1796.

        57              v.    Baby Girl Clopton, born March 31, 1794; died March 31, 1794.

+      58             vi.    Reuben Ford Clopton, born March 18, 1795 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died August 20, 1846 in Smithland, Kentucky.

 

        18.  George19 Clopton, of "Roslyn" (William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia, and died in Hanover County, Virginia.  He married Frances Jones, of Virginia, daughter of Orlando Jones and Mary Anderson. 

       

Children of George Clopton and Frances Jones are:

        59               i.    William Darroll20 Clopton.

This is a mystery.  Attempts to identify the individuals listed below have so far been unsuccessful.  It has been placed here on the off-chance that the William D. Clopton might be the son of George Clopton and Frances Jones.

SALLIE E. CLOPTON = ?

ELIZABETH E. (Clopton) CRAWFORD =?

SEYMORE V. CRAWFORD = ?

SUSAN H. "SUKEY" SHARPE  = ?

WILLIAM CLOPTON = ?

CELINA H. R. CLOPTON = ?

WILLIAM D. CLOPTON =?

WALTER CLOPTON =?

Section F, Lot 108, Hollywood Cemetery contains the following three graves:

William Clopton, about 1799-about August 10, 1855.  Card states interment Aug 10, 1855 at a 56, Reg. No. 1, Folio 11.

Sarah E. Clopton, about 1829-about August 11, 1901.  Card states interment Aug 11, 1901 at age 72, Reg. No. 3, Folio 160, Late Residence 721 West Clay (Richmond)

Walter Clopton, Born about 1846-about January 10, 1882.  Card states interment Jan 10, 1882 at age 36, Reg. No. 2, Folio 111.

IMPORTANT CLUE (possibly) immediately following 1/23/52 transaction involving the Piano Forte, there is on that same date a real estate transaction between Susan and DAVID M. PULLIAM.

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Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

DEED January 23, 1852

SUSAN H. SHARPE, of the County of Henrico, in "consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto ELIZABETH C. CLOPTON daughter of WM. CLOPTON, of said County……. Have given, granted and confirmed, and these presents do give grant and confirm unto the said E-C. Clopton one new Piano Forte recently purchased by me, and this time in the house in which I now reside, on the following terms, however, to wit:  That the said Elizabeth C. Clopton, --- executors or administrators shall allow the said Piano to (reside?) in my house until after my decrease and not to be removed elsewhere without my consent, to have, hold and enjoy (its?) uses and benefits of such Piano unto the said Elizabeth C. Clopton for an during the term of her life, free and clear of and from all manner of change and incumberance of any husband she may hereafter take, so that no husband she may in future marry shall sell, mortgage or otherwise, dispose of said Piano."  This deed was admitted to record January 23, 1852 in the Clerk's Office of Henrico County.

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Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

LAST WILL & TESTAMENT May 11, 1855

WILLIAM CLOPTON, of the County of Henrico, wishes to be buried in Hollywood Cemetery  Refers to daughter ELIZABETH C. CRAWFORD, furniture she removed to her aunt Sucky Sharp's, "next door to my house;" son WALTER CLOPTON "the bed and stead he now occupies at his aunt Sucky H. Sharp's; wife SALLY E. is given lots in Richmond, including "lot of ground I purchased of Edwin Robinson (President of the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Rail Road Company) lying and being at Slash Cottage in Hanover County, numbered in the plan & survey of the Cottage ground as lot number 59;" Directs the "my dear wife Sally E. shall occupy the house that I now lives in …. (and) that they both, my wife and my son Walter both (word underlined in will) remain in the same house until separated by death or marriage;  Sallie E. is named executrix.  Witnessed by James Murphy, Geo. W. Bradley, M. J. Hardin, Walter Thomas.

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Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

INDENTURE April 20, 1857

Between Seymore V. Crawford and his wife ELIZABETH C. CRAWFORD (CLOPTON) of Richmond of the first part and WALTER D. CLOPTON of the County of Henrico of the second.  Walter pays the Crawfords the sum of $300, for a lot on the north side of Clay Street in Richmond, adjoining the tenement formerly belonging to Susan Sharp.

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Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

INDENTURE April 20, 1857

Between Seymore V. Crawford and Elizabeth C. Crawford, his wife, of the City of Richmond and WALTER CLOPTON regarding the purchase of real estate in Richmond adjoining property formerly belonging to Susan Sharp.

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Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

DEED May 7, 1857

Between SALLIE E. CLOPTON a single woman, of Richmond of the first part and WILLIAM D. CLOPTON of the County of Cumberland regarding real estate in Richmond.  She is to receive from WALTER CLOPTON of the County of Cumberland $456.71 with interest to pay (?) for the land.

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Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

DEED made this day January 1859

Between WALTER CLOPTON, S. V. Crawford and E. C. CRAWFORD of the first part and WILLIAM D. CLOPTON of the second.  Difficult to read.  Real estate located on K and Clay Streets in Richmond.  Refers to WILLIAM CLOPTON (something) for his two children the said Walter Clopton and E. C. Crawford, formerly E. C. Clopton.  Note in the margins states "sent per mail to Wm D. Clopton at Cumberland Mar 30 1859.

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Copy of Original Located Clopton Family Archives

INDENTURE November 14, 1835

Between WILLIAM CLOPTON and SELINA H. R. CLOPTON, his wife and Robert Bradley and Jesse F. Keesee.  Refers to Emily Acrer(?) and Jane Acrer(?) And infants under age of twenty one years, all of the County of Henrico.  Makes reference to Mary Ann Acrer(?).

She signed Celina Clopton

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INDENTURE November 16, 1835

Between WILLIAM CLOPTON and CELINA his wife of the City of Richmond and SUSAN H. SHARPE of Richmond.  Refers to sale of land to her for $150, 10 miles below the City of Richmond, called New Market

 

        60              ii.    Elizabeth Clopton.  She married Nathaniel Hill, of Porto Bello".

        61             iii.    Anne Lane Clopton.

        62             iv.    Agnes Clopton.  She married Robert Ellerson.

 

        19.  Anne Lane19 Clopton, of "Roslyn" (William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born 1757 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia, and died September 3, 1816.  She married Elisha Meredith, Jr., of "Snow Hill," Am. Rev. February 3, 1779, son of Elisha Meredith and Elizabeth Cocke.  He was born 1756 in "Snow Hill," St. Paul's Parish, Hanover County, and died 1796.

 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 37 page 338

Elisha Meredith and Anne Clopton Layne, his wife.

Elisha Meredith, (1756-96), commanded an infantry company of state troops from Hanover County at the siege of Yorktown.

Also Nos. 2640, 34975.

       

Children of Anne Clopton and Elisha Meredith are:

+      63               i.    Robert Clopton20 Meredith, M.D., born May 30, 1789; died 1821.

+      64              ii.    William Meredith, M.D..

+      65             iii.    Reuben Anderson Meredith I.

+      66             iv.    Sallie Meredith, born 1784.

 

        20.  Sarah Ann19 Clopton, of "Roslyn" (William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia.  She married Robert Ellyson, of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent60, son of Gerrard Ellyson and Anne Myhill. 

       

Child of Sarah Clopton and Robert Ellyson is:

+      67               i.    Nancy Ann Clopton20 Ellyson.

 

        21.  Mildred19 Clopton (William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)61 died in "Springfield," King William County, and buried at "Springfield".  She married James Hill, of "Porto Bello," Am. Rev., son of Humphrey Hill and Frances Baylor.  He was born 1736 in King and Queen County, Virginia, and died 1802 in "Springfield," King William County, and buried at "Springfield".

 

        There has been some confusion regarding the lineage of both James Hill and Mildred Clopton.  The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 100 page 272 accepts the line of James Hill and Mildred Clopton.  James Hill served as a private in Capt. Gregory Smith's company, Colonel McClanahan's 7th Virginia regiment.

        " Old King William Homes and Families," claim Mildred was the daughter of Reuben Clopton, and  "Old New Kent County,"  that she is the daughter of William and Elizabeth.  However, no mention of Mildred has ever been found linking her with any Clopton parents.

        Perhaps the best information on the Hill family is found in "Old New Kent County, Some Account of The Planters, Plantations and Places," by Dr. Malcolm H. Harris, published 1977.  In 1726, James' father, James Hill, I, was an inn keeper and purchased that year land in Hanover County from Walter Clopton.

        "(Hill was) an industrious man (who was) highly regarded by his neighbors (and) in 1771, he was interested in the position of steward for the Custis properties along the Pamunkey River, Carter Braxton, Bernard Moore, and Burwell Bassett wrote letters of commendation to General George Washington, giving him good character and ability as a manager and planter." Mildred and James lived first at his plantation "Porto Bello," in York County and then moved to "Springfield," in King William County.  This plantation is located three miles from King William Court House on the road to Palls Post Office.  The Land Book of 1782 shows James Hill owning 642 acres.

       

Children of Mildred Clopton and James Hill are:

+      68               i.    James20 Hill, the Younger, of "Porto Bello".

+      69              ii.    John Hill, of "Eaves", born in Virginia.

        70             iii.    Thomas Hill, of "Montrose", born in Virginia; died Abt. 1828.  He married Elizabeth.

        71             iv.    Parke Hill, of "Porto Bello".

+      72              v.    William B. Hill, of "Porto Bello", born June 17, 1780 in "Porto Bello," York County, Virginia; died April 12, 1830 in "Springfield," King William County, Virginia and buried at "Springfield".

+      73             vi.    Robert Hill, of "Forkland", born 1790 in "Porto Bello," York County, Virginia; died 1844 in "Forkland," King William County, Virginia.

+      74            vii.    Elizabeth Hill, of Porto Bello".

+      75           viii.    Judith Hill, of "Porto Bello", born in possibly "Porto Bello," York County, Virginia.

+      76              ix.    Mary Hill, of "Porto Bello", born in probably "Porto Bello"; died in probably King William County, Virginia.

        77               x.    Nathaniel Hill, of Porto Bello".  He married Elizabeth Clopton.

 

        22.  Mary19 Clopton (George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)62 was born Abt. 1757, and died February 24, 1820 in Richmond, Virginia63.  She married William Hewlett, Sr.64 July 2, 1772.  He was born December 21, 1749, and died October 15, 1824.

       

Children of Mary Clopton and William Hewlett are:

        78               i.    Jane20 Hewlett, born February 18, 1774; died July 13, 1812.

        79              ii.    Elizabeth Hewlett, born May 15, 1776; died March 13, 1845.

        80             iii.    Mary Ann Hewlett, born March 24, 1778.

        81             iv.    Edmond Hewlett, born November 22, 1780; died February 19, 1819.

        82              v.    Anna Jones Hewlett, born August 15, 1782; died November 8, 1843.

+      83             vi.    Martha Clopton Hewlett, born April 24, 1785 in New Kent County, Virginia; died September 18, 1849 in Richmond, Virginia.

        84            vii.    Joanna Hewlett65, born January 3, 1787.  She married Michael Gretter December 21, 1808.

        85           viii.    George Hewlett, born September 8, 1789; died January 22, 1821.

        86              ix.    Sarah Hewlett, born January 9, 1793; died October 8, 1801.

        87               x.    William Hewlett, Jr., born January 2, 1797; died January 22, 1842.

        88              xi.    Lindawell Hewlett, born May 14, 1798.

        89             xii.    Nickolas Hewlett, born May 14, 1798.

 

        24.  Nancy Jones19 Clopton (George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married Archelaus Hughes, Sr. Abt. May 29, 1802 in Richmond, Virginia66. 

       

Children of Nancy Clopton and Archelaus Hughes are:

        90               i.    Nancy J.20 Hughes67.

        91              ii.    Maria J. Hughes67.

        92             iii.    John Hughes67.

        93             iv.    Delia S. Hughes67.

        94              v.    Archelaus Hughes, Jr.67.

        95             vi.    Eliza Hughes67.

+      96            vii.    Virginia Hughes.

 

        25.  Edwin J.19 Clopton, Sr (George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)68 was born Abt. 1770, and died February 23, 1853 in his residence, in New Kent County, Virginia.  He was a member of Black Creek Baptist Church, Hanover County, Virginia69.  He married Coles70.  She died Bef. February 4, 1851.

 

From New Kent County Virginia Will Book 2

1880 -1938

page 11-12

4 Feb 1851 - Will of Edwin J. Clopton gives to son Edwin J. Clopton, testator's land in New Kent upon (which stands) negro quarters barn & stable, and slave Dilsey, Maria, Peggy, Wiley, Daniel, Lewis, Ellerson, Janett & child Peter, horse & carriage, harness, mare or mule, 2 cows, 6 sheep, 1 sow, 6 shoats, 40 bbls corn, 600 lbs pork, 2 feather beds with steads & furniture, 1 bureau, dressing glass, 2 cupboards, doz chairs, mahogany dinning table, walnut table, clock, all his tea & (coctele?) spoons, all glass, china, earthern ware, kitchen furniture, cart & geer, 2 ploughs and geer, 6 hoes, 4 axes.

To daughters Mary J. Clopton & Jane E. Clopton, he divided between them slaves named Adeline, Rosetta, Henrietta, Henry, Louisa, Martha, and 2 boys, John & George; to daughter Carolina Farrar, negroes Julia, children Daniel, Lucy, Thomas; to son Henley D. Clopton, a 50 acre farm next to land given son Edwin; to son Edwin, negro man Richard; to sons Thomas C. Clopton, Henley D. Clopton, A J Clopton, remainder of estate and land in New Kent, Henrico, and the City of Richmond.

 

Son Thomas is the executor.

 

Wit:  J Chadick, Daniel Ellyson,                            Sig:  E J Clopton

        James Ellyson, Wm R. Savage

REC:  10(?) Mar 1853, by oaths D & J Ellyson; re-recorded 10 Mar 1886

 

       

Children of Edwin Clopton and Coles are:

+      97               i.    Carolina20 Clopton, of Gloucester County.

        98              ii.    Henley D. Clopton71.

        99             iii.    Jane Elizabeth Clopton72, died March 7, 1892 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.  She married Petherridge.

        100           iv.    Jones C. Clopton, M.D.7374.  He married Mary Juliet Ritchie, of Essex County, Virginia75 May 31, 1827 in Essex County, Virginia76; born 1802.

        101            v.    Mary Juliet Clopton.

+      102           vi.    Thomas Coles Clopton, M.D., C.S.A., of "Camden", died February 15, 1875 in Gloucester County, Virginia.

+      103          vii.    Edward Andrew Jackson Clopton, Esq. C.S.A., born 1819 in Richmond, Virginia; died July 23, 1897 in Richmond, Virginia of heart disease at his home and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

+      104         viii.    Edwin J. Clopton, Jr., C.S.A., born Abt. 1830.

 

        26.  Martha19 Clopton (George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married Iverson Lewis, son of John Lewis. 

       

Child of Martha Clopton and Iverson Lewis is:

+      105             i.    Zachary20 Lewis, M.D., of Lewisville & Croton.

 

        27.  George19 Clopton, Jr. (George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)

       

Child of George Clopton, Jr. is:

+      106             i.    Louisa Alford20 Clopton, born 1794; died May 2, 1879 in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

        29.  Thomas19 Clopton, of Henrico County, Virginia (George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) died Bef. November 4, 1822 in Henrico County, Virginia80.  He married Harriet.  She died Bef. January 1, 182881.

        An inventory and appraisement of his estate was made December 5, 1822 by F. Pearce, William Gay, Mr. Throgmorton, and Thomas C. Keesee.  Everything seems to have been counted, including two sack bags, valued at .75 and one water bucket, at .50.  In a clear illustration of how terribly inefficient slavery was, the most valuable "items" were the slaves.

        His son had to buy back some of the property because it was sold at public auction to satisfy his father's debts.

       

Children of Thomas Clopton and Harriet are:

        107             i.    Harriet E.20 Clopton82.  She married John L. Hopkins.

        108            ii.    Anna W. Clopton, of Henrico County, Virginia83.

        109           iii.    Beverly Clopton, of Henrico County, Virginia83.

+      110           iv.    William M. Clopton, of Henrico County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        30.  James Brown20 Clopton, Sr, M.D., C.S.A. (Waldegrave19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)84,85 was born in New Kent County, Virginia, and died January 186586.  He married Mary R. "Polly" Reese87 May 16, 1811 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia88, daughter of Joel Reese and Rebekah Harris.  She was born July 16, 1795 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died August 8, 1873 in Pleasant Hill, Dallas County, Alabama89.

        The first census of Georgia, taken in 1820, shows a James B. Clopton living in Captain Thomas Bustin's District in Putnam County. This is the same district where his brothers Miller and Thomas lived as well as another Thomas Clopton, possibly his uncle.  James' household includes two males aged 0-10 (born 1810 to 1820), one male aged 10-16 (born 1804 to 1810) and one male aged 26-45 (born 1775 to 1794).  There is one female aged 0-10 (born 1810 to 1820) and one, aged 18-26 (born 1794 to 1802).  He owns nine slaves.

       

Children of James Clopton and Mary Reese are:

        111             i.    Virginia21 Clopton, born July 24, 1813.

+      112            ii.    Waldegrave James "W. J." Clopton, born January 1, 1818 in Georgia; died May 14, 1872 in Montgomery, Alabama and buried Oakwood Cemetery.

+      113           iii.    Martha A. Clopton, born April 20, 1830 in Montgomery County, Alabama; died July 31, 1886 in Louisville, Kentucky.

        114           iv.    James Brown Clopton, Jr..

 

        33.  Thomas B.20 Clopton, M.D. (Waldegrave19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)90 was born May 7, 1798 in New Kent County, Virginia91, and died December 7, 1874 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia and buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus92.  He married (1) Martha Harwell Bef. 1820 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, daughter of Anderson Harwell and Mary Reese.  She was born Abt. 180193, and died September 28, 1833 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by drowning in the Oconee River,  and buried, probably at the Old Clopton Cemetery Kinderhook Dst.94.  He married (2) Harriet B. Claiborne95 March 18, 1834 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by the Rev. Samuel J. Harwell, a Methodist Minister96, daughter of James Claiborne and Sarah Brooking.  She was born Abt. 1811 in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia97,98, and died March 25, 1857 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried, probably,  Old Clopton Cemetery Kinderhook Dst.99.  He married (3) Cornelia A. Harrison Palmer100 March 11, 1858 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by Alexander B. Harrison101, daughter of William Palmer and Rebecca.  She was born November 11, 1840 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, and died October 3, 1926 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia, of a fractured right leg, and buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus102. 

        Dr. Thomas B. Clopton operated a successful grist mill and was a country doctor in Putnam County, Georgia.  Sometimes he was paid in cash and sometimes in corn.  A bushel of corn equaled $1.00 in cash.  He cared for both the white families and their slaves.  He charged anywhere from $3.00 to a whopping $4.50 for a day visit and medicine, and as much as $5.00 for a nighttime consultation and medication.  A tooth could be extracted for $1.00, and a female pelvic exam fetched $6.00.  A baby was delivered for $10.00, $15.00 if the delivery proved especially difficult.  One dollar was charged for a rectal exam plus $4.00 for the visit.  Two rather fascinating entries note:  “Visit to little Mary and mule  $4.00.”  The War would come and take three of his sons to fight on distant battle fields, leaving the old doctor to wait and pray for their safe return.  See Dr. Thom

       

Children of Thomas Clopton and Martha Harwell are:

        115             i.    Mary Ann21 Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia, born June 30, 1820 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia103.  She married Greenbury Wynn104 October 26, 1837 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by Augustus C. Horton, Esq.105.

        116            ii.    James Thomas Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia, born August 13, 1822 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia106; died Bef. 1833 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, a buried, probably, Old Clopton Cemetery Kinderhook107.

        117           iii.    Waldegrave Clopton, of Eatonton, Georgia, born October 16, 1824 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia108; died Bef. 1833 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia, a buried, probably, Old Clopton Cemetery Kinderhook109.

       

Children of Thomas Clopton and Harriet Claiborne are:

        118             i.    Sarah Elizabeth "Lizzie"21 Clopton, born September 5, 1837 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia110,111; died 1924 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church112.  She married John R. Godkin, M.D., C.S.A.113 November 6, 1856 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by the Rev. William Arnold114.

+      119            ii.    William Henry Harrison "Billy" Clopton, C.S.A., born March 4, 1839 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died October 14, 1916 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

        120           iii.    Thomas Alexander Clopton, C.S.A.115, born August 25, 1841 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia116,117; died in Georgia and buried at Concord United Methodist Church118.  He married Sarah Fannie Melton December 19, 1867 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia by Blumer White, J.P.119; died 120.

+      121           iv.    Robert Emmett "Shug" Clopton, Sr., C.S.A., born February 10, 1844 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died July 9, 1908 in Eatonton, Putnam County,  Georgia and buried Concord United Methodist Church.

+      122            v.    Maria Louisa "Lou" Clopton, born November 6, 1846 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died April 22, 1922 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia and buried Union Chapel United Methodist Church.

       

Children of Thomas Clopton and Cornelia Palmer are:

        123             i.    James Waldegrave21 Clopton, of Americus, born January 28, 1859 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia121.  He married Mrs. N. A. Hooks June 12, 1884121; born October 5, 1846121; died September 19, 1932121.

+      124            ii.    John Palmer Clopton, born December 11, 1866 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia; died August 18, 1905 in Americus, Sumpter County, Georgia and buried Oak Grove Cemetery, Americus.

 

        34.  William20 Clopton, of New Kent County, Virginia (Waldegrave19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born Abt. 1799122, and died Abt. August 10, 1855 in Richmond, Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia on August 10, 1855 at the age of 56123.  He married Sarah E. Vaughan Abt. February 12, 1849 in Richmond, Virginia124.  She was born Abt. 1829, and died Abt. August 11, 1901 in Richmond, Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, on August11, 1901125.

        A copy of his will (GS Film 031-827 (7566 pt. 37) Book 72, page 510), dated May 11, 1855,  is located in the Clopton Family Archives.  William Clopton of the County of Henrico, wishes to be buried in Hollywood Cemetery.  Refers to daughter Elizabeth C. Crawford, who may have the furniture she removed to her aunt Suky Sharp's, "next door to my house;" son Walter Clopton "the bed and stead he now occupies at his aunt Sucky H. Sharp's;" wife Sally E. is given lots in Richmond, including "lot of ground I purchased of Edwin Robinson" whom he identifies as "President of the Richmond Fredericksburg and Potomac Rail Road Company."  This lot is "lying and being at Slash Cottage in Hanover County."  He directs "my dear wife Sally E. shall occupy the house that I now live in. . . (and) that they both, my wife and my son Walter both [word "both" is underlined] remain in the same house until separated by death or marriage.

       

Children of William Clopton and Sarah Vaughan are:

        125             i.    Elizabeth C.21 Clopton.  She married C. V. Crawford.

               A very charming deed may be found at the Clopton Family Archives. Dated January 23, 1852 (GS Film 031821 (7566 pt. 31) page 150) her aunt Sucky, Susan H. Sharp, of the County of Henrico, in "consideration of the natural love and affection which I have and bear unto Elizabeth C. Clopton daughter of William Clopton, of said County. . . have given, granted and confirmed, and these presents do give grant and confirm unto the said E. C. Clopton one new Piano Forte recently purchased by me, and this time in the house in which I now reside, on the following terms, however, to wit:  That the said Elizabeth C. Clopton, her executors or administrators shall allow the said Piano to [remain] in my house until after my decease and not to be removed elsewhere without my consent, to have, hold and enjoy-?- uses and benefits of such Piano unto the said Elizabeth C. Clopton for and during the term of her life, free and clear of and from all manner of change and incumberance of any husband she may hereafter take, so that no husband she may in future marry shall sell, mortgage or otherwise, dispose of said Piano."

               It should be noted that immediately following the above deed, there appears on the same day, a deed between David M. Pulliam of the City of Richmond and Susan H. Sharpe of the County of Henrico, of the second part.  David M. Pulliam was at that time the husband of Sarah Jane Clopton, daughter of John Bacon Clopton and his wife, Maria Gaitskell Foster.  The deed refers to a real estate transaction regarding some land Susan H. Sharpe had conveyed in trust to David Pulliam.  How was Susan Sharpe related to Elizabeth, and was she also related to the Pulliams?  Another deed (GS Film 031825 (7566 pt. 35) Book 69, page 583) also in the Archives, relates to the sale of a lot on the north side of Clay Street in Richmond, adjoining the tenement formerly belonging to Susan Sharpe.  The date is April 20, 1857, so evidently Aunt Sucky has died by this date. Elizabeth and her husband receive from Walter D. Clopton, the sum of $300.

               There are several deeds in the Archives between Elizabeth and her brother, Walter, and Walter D. Clopton, of Cumberland County, Virginia.  His identity has not been established, however, their cousin, William Dowles Clopton, Sr., was living at Cumberland County.  A deed dated January 26, 1859 between William D. and Walter D., both of Cumberland County is also in the Archives.  Who is Walter D. Clopton?

        126            ii.    Walter D. Clopton, C.S.A., of Richmond, Virginia, born in Virginia, probably; died Abt. January 10, 1882 in Richmond, Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond126.

 

        36.  Patrick Henry20 Clopton, Sr. (Waldegrave19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)127 was born in New Kent County, Virginia, and died May 19, 1829 in Henrico County, Virginia.  He married Harriet Dowles128, daughter of William Dowles and Susanna.  She was born 1805129.

       

Children of Patrick Clopton and Harriet Dowles are:

+      127             i.    Frances21 Clopton, of "Meadowbridge", born 1820 in New Kent County, Virginia.

+      128            ii.    William Dowles Clopton, Sr, C.S.A., born 1822 in New Kent County, Virginia; died 1869 in Virginia, probably, and buried at "Mount Ida" Plantation, Cumberland County.

        129           iii.    Anne Eliza Clopton130, born 1825.

+      130           iv.    Patrick Henry Clopton, Jr., C.S.A., born August 22, 1828 in New Kent County, Virginia; died June 3, 1889 in Hanover County, Virginia and buried at "Roslyn".

 

        38.  Pleasant Perrin20 Clopton (Alford19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)131,132 was born March 8, 1796 in Georgia133, and died January 18, 1877 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia and buried at Old Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Luthersville134.  He married Nancy Phillips135 1822, daughter of Jonathan Phillips and Elizabeth Howell.  She was born February 14, 1804 in Georgia, and died September 30, 1891 in Georgia and buried at Butler, Georgia.

       

Children of Pleasant Clopton and Nancy Phillips are:

        131             i.    Lucius C.21 Clopton, C.S.A.136, born Abt. 1823 in Pike County, Georgia.

+      132            ii.    Jonathan Phillips Clopton, M.D., C.S.A., born March 4, 1825 in Pike County or Meriweather County,  Georgia; died July 28, 1889 in Meriwether County, Georgia.

        133           iii.    Elvira Clopton137, died Bef. 1860.  She married Julius S. Purdue.

+      134           iv.    Elizabeth Clopton, of Meriwether County, Georgia, born November 12, 1828; died January 1, 1851.

        135            v.    Zack Clopton, born 1830 in Georgia.

Listed in 1850 Census as a male, 20 years old living with parents.  Family traditions state that Zack, at the age of 14, ran away to the Mexican War and was never heard of afterward.  No military records have been found, nor is he mentioned in his father's will.  It is possible he ran away to join the service, was rejected because of his age or he changed his mind and returned to live with his family.

        136           vi.    Rebecca Ann Clopton138, born Abt. 1833; died in Georgia and buried at Butler, Georgia139.  She married John Henry Phillips, M.D. Bef. 1860; born March 27, 1818; died March 10, 1893.

+      137          vii.    Sarah Susan "Sallie" Clopton, born December 30, 1834 in Georgia; died August 3, 1929 in McLean, Texas and buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, McLean.

        138         viii.    William P. Clopton, C.S.A.140, born October 21, 1836; died September 9, 1861 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia and buried at Old Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Luthersville141.

+      139            ix.    James A. Tipton "Tip" Clopton, C.S.A., born October 28, 1838; died November 16, 1872 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia and buried at Old Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Luthersville.

        140             x.    Mary Barsheba Clopton142, born September 16, 1840143; died February 1, 1861 in Greenville, Meriwether County, Georgia and buried at Old Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, near Luthersville.  She married James A. Turner December 22, 1858.

        141            xi.    Francis Clark Clopton, C.S.A.144, born September 16, 1840; died February 19, 1862 in Norfolk, Virginia.

 

        41.  Nathaniel Vanderwall20 Clopton, M.D. (David19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)145 was born May 2, 1786 in New Kent County, Virginia146, and died October 6, 1855 in "Grassdale," Fauquier County, Virginia of gout at the age of 70147.  He married Sarah Susan Grant Skinker, of "Spring Farm"148 October 17, 1821 in "Spring Farm", Fauquier County, Virginia149, daughter of William Skinker and Harriet Keith.  She was born May 7, 1798 in "Spring Farm", Fauquier County, Virginia150, and died January 30, 1881 in "Grassdale," Fauquier County, Virginia.

        Dr. Nathaniel Vanderwall Clopton loved nothing better than a fine horse and a good joke.  In fact, he pretty much dedicated his life to the pursuit of both.  He was a hard working man, a successful Fauquier County, Virginia, physician.  A veteran of the War of 1812, his reputation as a jokester was known far and wide, and it became something of a challenge to see who could pull a fast one on the good doctor and turn the tables on him.  The results of one such celebrated incident was immortalized in the Warrenton True Index nearly half a century later.  See Fun and Games In Old Fauquier.

 

Children of Nathaniel Clopton and Sarah Skinker are:

+      142             i.    Mary Ann Vanderwall21 Clopton, of "Grassdale", born August 18, 1822 in Fauquier County, Virginia; died Aft. 1910 in Mitchell County, North Carolina.

+      143            ii.    John Marshall Skinker Clopton, of "Mount Ida", born December 1, 1824 in "Spring Farm", Fauquier County, Virginia; died January 15, 1900 in "Mount Ida," Fauquier County, Virginia and buried at Remington Cemetery.

        144           iii.    Harriet Judith Mildred Clopton, of "Grassdale"151, born November 1, 1828 in Grassdale, Fauquier County, Virginia; died January 11, 1833 in Grassdale, Fauquier County, Virginia152.

+      145           iv.    Nathaniel Alford Clopton, of "Grassdale", born January 9, 1832 in Remington, Fauquier County, Virginia; died April 7, 1886 in Grassdale, Fauquier County, Virginia of softening of the brain at the age of 52, and is buried at Remington Cemetery.

 

        42.  Alford20 Clopton, MD, C.S.A. (David19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)153 was born January 25, 1787 in Henrico County, Virginia154, and died December 1870 in Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama and buried Tuskegee Cemetery, Macon County155.  He married Sarah "Sallie" Kendrick156 June 25, 1812 in Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia157, daughter of Martin Kendrick and Jane Whitehead.  She was born December 13, 1794 in Washington County, Georgia158, and died September 15, 1851 in Tuskegee, Macon County,  Alabama and buried Tuskegee Cemetery.

       

Children of Alford Clopton and Sarah Kendrick are:

+      146             i.    Ann Gunn21 Clopton, born November 12, 1816 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died in Georgia and buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.

+      147            ii.    Eliza Jane Clopton, born 1817 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died Aft. 1850 in Probably Alabama.

+      148           iii.    Martin Kendrick Clopton, C.S.A., born 1819 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died August 10, 1864 in Confederate hospital, Greenville, North Carolina.

+      149           iv.    David C. Clopton, Esq., C.S.A., born September 29, 1820 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died February 5, 1892 in Montgomery, Alabama and buried Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery County, Alabama.

+      150            v.    Sarah Clopton, born 1821 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died December 29, 1844 in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia.

+      151           vi.    Nathaniel Vanderwall Clopton, Sr., born May 9, 1824 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died 1901 in Pensacola, Florida and buried Clopton Family Cemetery, Pensacola.

        152          vii.    Alford H. Clopton, born 1828 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia.

        153         viii.    Albert Gallatin Clopton, M.D., C.S.A.159, born September 29, 1828 in Eatonton, Putnum County, Georgia; died June 21, 1916 in Texarkana, Texas and buried at Jefferson Cemetery.  He married Anna Matilda Henderson November 1854 in Texas; born 1839160; died June 22, 1916 in Texarkana, Texas and buried at Jefferson Cemetery.

The number of individuals who simply called themselves "Doctor," with little or no formal training was a growing concern.  Far too many men, who had served as simply orderlies during the Civil War, swelled the ranks of their number.  In 1875, as President of the Texas State Medical Association, Dr. Clopton addressed his fellow physicians, his lengthy speech reflected this deep concern, as he warned against physicians who chose the profession for monetary gains or who "(stooped) to pander to the errors, or the vices, or the caprices, or play upon the credulity of the people."  see Beware the Subterfuge of Charlatans

        154            ix.    James Osgood Andrews Clopton, C.S.A., born November 11, 1830 in Putnam County, Georgia; died August 21, 1864 in Lovejoy's Station in the Confederates brave but vain attempt to halt General Sherman's "March to the Sea".

+      155             x.    Marianne Clopton, born May 13, 1813 in Eatonton, Putnam County, Georgia; died April 20, 1886 in Eatonton, Georgia and buried Pine Grove Cemetery, Eatonton.

 

        43.  Ann Gunn20 Clopton, of "Clopton House" (David19, Waldegrave18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)161 was born April 9, 1789 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died May 16, 1869 in "Woodside," Chesterfield, Virginia.  She married Robert Mosby Pulliam, of "Clopton House" December 30, 1813 in Henrico County, Virginia162.  He was born August 14, 1786, and died July 3, 1843 in "Clopton House," Manchester, Virginia.

       

Children of Ann Clopton and Robert Pulliam are:

+      156             i.    David Mosby21 Pulliam, Esq., born November 19, 1814.

+      157            ii.    Albert Clopton Pulliam, born October 27, 1828.

        158           iii.    Peter Pulliam.

        159           iv.    Richard Pulliam.

        160            v.    Mary Pulliam.

        161           vi.    Martha Pulliam.

 

        49.  Maria Louise Adelaide Miliote St. de la CroixGernon20 Clopton (John19, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia.  She married Zachary Lewis, M.D., of Lewisville & Croton163 Abt. May 6, 1831 in Richmond City, Virginia, by  Elder John Kerr164, son of Iverson Lewis and Martha Clopton. 

 

The Clopton Family Archives contains copies of two bill of sales.

 

GS Film 7566 pt. 18 (031808) Book 32, page 462-3

BILL OF SALE September 28, 1830

Richmond, $1,000 received of MARIA L. A.M.S.D.C.G. CLOPTON, in full purchase of seven negro slaves:  Suckey about forty three years of age and her six children, Katy about thirteen, Tom about eleven, Norman about eight, Augusta "of the same age (being twins)," Patty about four and Phill about eighteen months.

&

BILL OF SALE October 9, 1830

Richmond, $800 received of MARIA L.A.M.S.D.C.G. CLOPTON in full purchase of four negro slaves:  Lissy and her child Jenetta, Polly and Betty.

Both transactions witnessed by James Smith and H. B. Whitlock, Signed Jn. H. Foster

       

Children of Maria Clopton and Zachary Lewis are:

        162             i.    Church21 Lewis.  She married Dalby

        163            ii.    Granville Lewis.

 

        50.  John Bacon20 Clopton, Sr.,  of "Roslyn" (John19, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born February 12, 1789 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia, and died March 1860 in Old Point Comfort, Virginia and buried at "Roslyn"165.  He married Maria Gaitskell Foster May 4, 1820 in Henrico County, Virginia166, daughter of John Foster and Jane Gandy.  She was born February 9, 1799 in Manchester, Virginia, and died November 23, 1873 in Manchester, Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond167.

        One of the most remarkable women who ever married into the Clopton family was Maria Gaitskell Foster.  The wife of John Bacon Clopton, she was affectionately known as Mrs. Judge Clopton.  She was once described as "a lady of rare graces of mind and person, and who became as her mind and talents developed and matured, one of the most highly cultured and intellectual ladies of the State."  But those words do not do justice to this woman.  She faced first financial difficulties with great dignity and grace and then, widowed, faced the Civil War with courage and determination.  Regrettable, the family seems to have labored under rather serious financial difficulties.  According to family tradition, Judge Clopton lent a friend a great deal of money but was never paid back, although a very lavish lifestyle certainly didn't help their situation.  His wife did her part to amend the family purse.  As early as 1849, newly installed in her spectacular "Clopton House," she was advertising her willingness to accept up to eight boarders.  While her husband was serving as Judge of the Sixth Circuit and living, presumably, in Richmond, Virginia, she evidently had charge of a Female Academy in Williamsburg.  She opened a school for girls in the Raleigh Tavern in Williamsburg.  The Virginia Gazette carried a notice in the July 27, 1854 issue remarking on the new school.  See In Praise of Mint Juleps

       

Children of John Clopton and Maria Foster are:

        164             i.    John Bacon21 Clopton, Jr., born March 7, 1821 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia168; died July 30, 1821169.

+      165            ii.    Sarah Jane Clopton, of Manchester, born December 17, 1822 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia; died November 22, 1872 in "Clopton House" Manchester, Virginia.

                                                The Sarah Jane Clopton Pulliam Account Book, 1859-1861, One Volume, 68 pages, Collection, Number 4346, is located in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Manuscript Department, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

        166           iii.    Maria Adelaide Miliote. St. de la Croix Gernon Clopton, born June 14, 1825 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia170; died Abt. July 1862 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond171,171.

        167           iv.    Catherine Flood McCall Clopton, born February 22, 1827 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia172; died December 1895 in Washington, D.C. and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond173.

        168            v.    Ann Churchill Clopton, born June 1, 1828 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia174; died July 4, 1829 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia175.

+      169           vi.    Francis Bacon Clopton, Sr., Captain C.S.A., born May 18, 1830 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia; died October 22, 1865 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

+      170          vii.    Namee Clopton, of "Roslyn", born April 8, 1833 in "Roslyn," New Kent County, Virginia; died March 20, 1881 in Blackshear, Pierce County, Georgia.

+      171         viii.    Joyce Wilkinson Clopton, born August 28, 1835 in "Clopton Hill" Manchester, Virginia; died December 30, 1906.

        172            ix.    John Carew Clopton176, born Abt. 1837 in Virginia; died 1845 in Virginia by drowning in the James River177.

        173             x.    William Izard Clopton, C.S.A.178, born May 27, 1839 in Henrico County, Virginia; died July 25, 1909179.  He married (1) Alice Baird.  He married (2) Minnie Vaden180.

        174            xi.    Walter Churchill Clopton, born 1841.

        175           xii.    Charlotte Septimia Devereux Clopton, born Abt. 1842181; died Abt. May 1903 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond182.

 

        51.  William Edmund20 Clopton, Sr., Esq. (John19, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)183,184,185 was born March 17, 1791 in Richmond, Virginia186, and died June 2, 1848 in Stewart County, Tennessee187.  He married (1) Elizabeth H. Crump February 28, 1814188.  She died Bef. 1816.  He married (2) Mary Ann Apperson189 January 4, 1816 in New Kent County, Virginia190.  She was born July 13, 1796 in New Kent County, Virginia191, and died December 31, 1861 in Manchester, Virginia192.

 

The Clopton Family Archives contains copies of the following indentures:

 

GS Film 7566 pt 19 (031809) Book 36 pages 31-34

INDENTURE February 5, 1834

Between WILLIAM E. CLOPTON of Richmond of the first part, JOHN B. CLOPTON of the second, & MARY ANN CLOPTON, wife of William E. Clopton of the third.  Mary Ann is conjointly with her husband land to Nathaniel A(?) Savage, whereby relinquishing all right of dower.  William E. Clopton is giving to her in exchange four slaves who are named.  Then William E. Clopton gives John B. Clopton $5.00.  John will hold in trust these four slaves on behalf of Mary Ann, permitting her to use and employ them and that he shall sell the slaves at her request.

 

INDENTURE February 5, 1834

Between WILLIAM E. CLOPTON of the first part, Herbert A. Claiborne and Robert B. Waller of the second, and Thomas Hill of the third.   Refers to the sale of four slaves to Claiborne and Waller.  Thomas Hill is to sell the slaves before the front door of the Bell Tavern in the City at Public Auction.  Refers also to John B. Clopton.

 

        A Thomas Hill is identified in the Cordelia Belle Clopton papers as the father of Ellen Hasseltine Hill.  Herbert A. Claiborne may be Herbert Augustine Claiborne, son of Herbert Claiborne and Mary Burnet Browne.  Of their 11 children, 3 married Hills.  R. B. Waller is probably Robert Beverly Waller, son of Philadelphia Claiborne Chew and Captain Bowker Waller.

       

Children of William Clopton and Mary Apperson are:

+      176             i.    Cordelia Churchill21 Clopton, born October 20, 1816; died in Illinois, and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

        177            ii.    John James Clopton, of Virginia193, born June 23, 1818194.

+      178           iii.    William Edmund Clopton, Esq. C.S.A. of "Oakland", born May 27, 1820; died Bef. February 24, 1887 in Virginia and buried at "Oakland," New Kent County, Virginia.

+      179           iv.    Mary Anne Clopton, of Virginia, born September 25, 1822 in Virginia; died Aft. 1855 in possibly Illinois.

        180            v.    Sarah Elizabeth Clopton, of Virginia195, born November 15, 1823.

+      181           vi.    Henrietta Adelaide Clopton, born September 19, 1826 in New Kent County, Virginia; died March 15, 1898 in Illinois and buried Harricane Cemetery, Carterville, Illinois.

        182          vii.    Elizabeth Germaine Clopton195, born March 22, 1829196.

+      183         viii.    John Fielding Clopton, Sr., C.S.A., born January 6, 1835 in Richmond, Virginia; died July 23, 1891 in Virginia, probably, and buried Olive Branch Christian Church, Norge, Virginia.

 

        52.  Sarah Ann Elizabeth Churchhill20 Clopton (John19, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born 1804 in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia, and died 1843 in Virginia.  She married John Henry Foster, of Richmond April 6, 1824 in New Kent County, Virginia by the Rev. William Talley197, son of John Foster and Jane Gandy.  He died 1868.

 

GS Film 7566 pt. 16 (031806) Book 28, page 594

Copy of Original Located in the Clopton Family Archives

BILL OF SALE September 14,  1826

Very poor copy, hard to read.  Between SARAH A. C. FOSTER who is wife of John H. Foster who has her power of attorney, of the first part, and MARIA L.A.M.S.D.C.G. CLOPTON of the second.  On behalf of his wife, John is selling to Maria for the sum of $350 by bond for two Negro girl slaves names Polly and Betty.

See notes for her brother, William Edmund Clopton.  She migrated with him to Kentucky.

       

Child of Sarah Clopton and John Foster is:

+      184             i.    Adelaide21 Foster.

 

        54.  William Hales20 Clopton, Sr. (Reuben19, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)198 was born September 27, 1787 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died May 10, 1826 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, and is buried Clopton Cemetery, Madison County.  He married Avery Garrett Smith April 26, 1806 in Cumberland County, Virginia, daughter of Robert Smith and Hannah Smith.  She was born August 30, 1785 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died December 31, 1841 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, and is buried Clopton Cemetery, Madison County.

        William Hales Clopton was sponsored at his baptism, March 4, 1787, by " John Clopton and his wife (possibly his uncle and aunt,  John Clopton and Sarah Bacon), Mary Gibbs; George Wrenn; Nancy Jones, Mrs. Clopton and myself being sponsors, New Kent County, Virginia."  Clopton Family Bible Records, in 1939, in the possession of James Alexander Clopton, a descendant of William Hales Clopton and Avery Garrett Smith.

       

Children of William Clopton and Avery Smith are:

        185             i.    Baby21 Clopton, of Cumberland County, Virginia, born February 14, 1807 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

+      186            ii.    Nancy Hales Clopton, born May 6, 1808 in Cumberland County, Virginia.

+      187           iii.    Elizabeth Smith Clopton, born July 1, 1810 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia.

+      188           iv.    Reuben Monroe Clopton I, born January 6, 1812 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died 1857 in Killed at Macon, Mississippi.

+      189            v.    William Hales Clopton, Jr., born May 14, 1813 in Oglethorpe County, Georgia; died February 11, 1879 in Aberdeen, Mississippi, and buried at Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama.

+      190           vi.    Robert Jefferson Clopton, born June 14, 1815 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; died Abt. 1866 in Probably Coahoma County, Mississippi.

+      191          vii.    James Alexander Clopton, M.D., born June 10, 1817 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; died May 4, 1898 in Alabama and buried Huntsville Cemetery.

+      192         viii.    John Hales Clopton, of Huntsville, Alabama, born June 10, 1817 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; died March 1884.

+      193            ix.    Maria Avery Clopton, born September 26, 1819 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

+      194             x.    Albert G. Clopton, M.D., born August 4, 1821 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; died in Texas and buried at Huntsville Cemetery.

+      195            xi.    Eleanor Harriet Clopton, born August 12, 1823 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

        196           xii.    George Samuel Clopton, born July 14, 1825 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama; died July 14, 1825 in Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.

 

        58.  Reuben Ford20 Clopton (Reuben19, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)199 was born March 18, 1795 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died August 20, 1846 in Smithland, Kentucky.  He married Maria Ann Taylor, of Cumberland County February 16, 1815 in Cumberland County, Virginia by the Rev. William Spencer200, daughter of William Taylor and Rebecca Taylor.  She was born 1796 in Cumberland County, Virginia, and died 1855 in Smithland, Kentucky.

       

Children of Reuben Clopton and Maria Taylor are:

        197             i.    Elizabeth Ann Hales21 Clopton.

        198            ii.    Jane Augusta Hales Clopton, born 1817.

        199           iii.    William Hales Clopton.

+      200           iv.    Reuben Ford Augustus Clopton, born 1823 in Cumberland County, Virginia; died 1903 in Kentucky, probably, and buried at Smithland, Kentucky.

        201            v.    Maria Louise Hales Clopton, born 1825; died 1836.

        202           vi.    Virginia Elizabeth Clopton, born 1828.

        203          vii.    Rebecca Ann Clopton, born 1831.

        204         viii.    Frances Adelia Clopton, born 1833; died 1836.

        205            ix.    Seigniora Clopton.

 

        63.  Robert Clopton20 Meredith, M.D. (Anne Lane19 Clopton, of "Roslyn", William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born May 30, 1789, and died 1821.  He married Mary Thomson Anderson 1813, daughter of Alexander Anderson and Lucy Thomson.  She was born 1795, and died June 5, 1864.

       

Child of Robert Meredith and Mary Anderson is:

+      206             i.    John Alexander21 Meredith, born March 4, 1814; died March 15, 1882.

 

        64.  William20 Meredith, M.D. (Anne Lane19 Clopton, of "Roslyn", William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  He married Sarah Ford Gardner. 

       

Children of William Meredith and Sarah Gardner are:

+      207             i.    Thomas Gardner21 Meredith.

+      208            ii.    Robert Meredith.

+      209           iii.    Samuel Meredith.

+      210           iv.    Charles D. Meredith.

+      211            v.    Reuben Gardner Meredith.

 

        65.  Reuben Anderson20 Meredith I (Anne Lane19 Clopton, of "Roslyn", William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  He married Elizabeth Anderson. 

       

Child of Reuben Meredith and Elizabeth Anderson is:

+      212             i.    Reuben Anderson21 Meredith II.

 

        66.  Sallie20 Meredith (Anne Lane19 Clopton, of "Roslyn", William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born 1784.  She married Armistead Russell, Jr. 1801.  He was born 1780, and died 1827.

       

Child of Sallie Meredith and Armistead Russell is:

+      213             i.    Sarah21 Russell, born 1819; died 1870.

 

        67.  Nancy Ann Clopton20 Ellyson (Sarah Ann19 Clopton, of "Roslyn", William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married (1) William Lightfoot.  He was born in Charles City County, Virginia.  She married (2) Ellyson Colgin. 

       

Child of Nancy Ellyson and William Lightfoot is:

+      214             i.    Sarah Ann21 Lightfoot.

       

Children of Nancy Ellyson and Ellyson Colgin are:

+      215             i.    George Washington21 Colgin.

+      216            ii.    John Colgin.

 

        68.  James20 Hill, the Younger, of "Porto Bello" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  He married (1) Mary Walker.    He married (2) Sally Graves December 21, 1787. 

        There are conflicting reports of her name.  Some identify her as Mary Walker of Charles City County, Virginia

       

Child of James Hill and Mary Walker is:

+      217             i.    Walker Roland21 Hill, of Hanover.

 

        69.  John20 Hill, of "Eaves" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in Virginia.

       

Children of John Hill, of "Eaves" are:

        218             i.    Sallie21 Hill, of "Eaves".  She married Alexander King.

+      219            ii.    Mildred Hill, of "Eaves".

        220           iii.    Robert Hill, of "Eaves", born in Virginia; died in probably Alabama.

                                 He may have married a widow named "Waller" and he moved to Alabama in 1837.

 

        72.  William B.20 Hill, of "Porto Bello" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born June 17, 1780 in "Porto Bello," York County, Virginia, and died April 12, 1830 in "Springfield," King William County, Virginia and buried at "Springfield".  He married Judith Browne Claiborne, of "Elsing Green" June 17, 1805, daughter of Herbert Claiborne and Mary Browne.  She was born March 7, 1789 in New Kent Courthouse, Virginia, and died September 30, 1833 in "Hillsborough," King William County, Virginia and buried at "Springfield".

       

Children of William Hill and Judith Claiborne are:

+      221             i.    Octavia Claiborne21 Hill, of "Montrose", born August 19, 1817 in "Springfield," King William County; died March 26, 1906 in West Point, Virginia.

        222            ii.    William Roland Hill, of "Springfield", born May 1, 1819 in "Springfield," King William County; died September 30, 1838 in Virginia, probably, and buried "Springfield," King William County.

 

        73.  Robert20 Hill, of "Forkland" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born 1790 in "Porto Bello," York County, Virginia, and died 1844 in "Forkland," King William County, Virginia.  He married Harriet Herbert Claiborne, of "Elsing Green", daughter of Herbert Claiborne and Mary Browne.  She was born January 16, 1793 in "Elsing Green," King William County, and died June 14, 1868 in "Forkland," King William  County, Virginia.

        There were four children who died in infancy

       

Children of Robert Hill and Harriet Claiborne are:

+      223             i.    William Claiborne21 Hill, of "Forkland", born December 13, 1813.

+      224            ii.    Robert Augustine Hill, of "Forkland", born 1815; died 1887 in King William County, Virginia.

+      225           iii.    Mary Burnet Hill, of "Forkland", born August 1820; died June 27, 1904.

        226           iv.    Virginia H. Hill, of "Forkland", born Abt. 1832; died 1881.

+      227            v.    Mildred James Hill, of "Forkland", born November 18, 1828; died September 25, 1859.

 

        74.  Elizabeth20 Hill, of Porto Bello" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married Carver King, of Virginia, son of Walter King. 

       

Children of Elizabeth Hill and Carver King are:

        228             i.    John21 King, of Virginia.

        229            ii.    Nathaniel King.

+      230           iii.    James Hill King, of Virginia.

+      231           iv.    Robert King, of Virginia.

+      232            v.    Dicey King, of Virginia.

        233           vi.    Mildred King, of Virginia.  She married Issac Butler Edwards.

 

        75.  Judith20 Hill, of "Porto Bello" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in possibly "Porto Bello," York County, Virginia.  She married William Neale I, son of Charles Neale. 

       

Children of Judith Hill and William Neale are:

+      234             i.    William21 Neal II, born July 3, 1786; died April 21, 1849 in Virginia, probably, and buried at Shockoe Hill Cemetery, Richmond.

        235            ii.    James Hill Neal.

+      236           iii.    Susan Beverly Neal, born 1791; died May 25, 1861.

 

        76.  Mary20 Hill, of "Porto Bello" (Mildred19 Clopton, William18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born in probably "Porto Bello", and died in probably King William County, Virginia.  She married Bernard Lipscomb, of King William, son of Anderson Lipscomb, of King William.  He died in probably King William County, Virginia.

       

Children of Mary Hill and Bernard Lipscomb are:

        237             i.    James Hill21 Lipscomb, of King William, born in King William County, Virginia; died in probably Sumter County, Alabama.  He married Frances Lipscomb; born in probably Virginia; died in probably Alabama.

+      238            ii.    Reuben Lipscomb, of King William, born September 17, 1780 in King William County, Virginia; died August 1, 1842 in Richmond, Virginia and buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

        239           iii.    Harriet Lipscomb, of King William, born in probably King William County, Virginia.  She married (1) John Meredith.  She married (2) John Lipscomb, of Richmond.

        240           iv.    Mildred Hill Lipscomb, of King William, born in probably King William County, Virginia.  She married (1) William F. Clone.  She married (2) Austin Lipscomb, of King William County.

        241            v.    Louisa Lipscomb, of King William, born in probably King William County, Virginia; died in probably Richmond, Virginia.  She married Obidiah Winfree.

        242           vi.    Minerva Lipscomb, of King William.  She married Thomas B. Mitchell, of King William.

 

        83.  Martha Clopton20 Hewlet (Mary19 Clopton, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born April 24, 1785 in New Kent County, Virginia, and died September 18, 1849 in Richmond, Virginia.  She married Robert Scott Smithey November 15, 1809 in Virginia.  He was born April 3, 1774 in Litchfield, Staffordshire Great Britian, and died April 6, 1812 in Richmond, Virginia.

        There is some suggestion that the first two children, Robert Smithey and Eleanor Scott Smithey might be the issue of an earlier marriage.  There is a 9 year gap between the birth of the first two children and the 3rd and 4th child.  Virginia Marriage Records indicate that the marriage took place in 1809 several years after Robert and Eleanor were born.  There is a listing on an archival disk of a marriage between a Robert Smithey and Caty Petry on October 7, 1797.  And "Famous Command, The Richmond Light Infantry Blues," by J. A. Cutchins, lists a Roberty Smithey serving during the War of 1807.  The Dorman-Smith, "Claiborne of Virginia," lists the marriage between Eleanor and Captain William Claiborne but does not indicate the name of her parents.

        A sampler, assumed to be the work of Martha Clopton (Hewlett) Smithey, was in the possession of Janet (Fortson) Walthall, of Macon, Georgia, in 1998.  It reads: "Robert S. Smithey born the 3rd of April 1774 in Litchfield Staffordshire Great Britian.  Martha Clopton Smithey born in New Kent State of Virginia.  Robert Smithey born at Georgetown in the State of Maryland.  Ellen Smithey born in State of Virginia near Richmond 5 May 1801.  Susan Ann Scott Smithey born 29th September 1810.  Teach me to feel anothers wo(e?), To hide the fault I see, That mercy I to others show that mercy show to me.  Finished this sampler 17th July 1818 Richmond, Va.  Mary Jane Smithey born 23rd October 1812.  Mary Hewlett Wm. Hewlett."

       

Children of Martha Hewlet and Robert Smithey are:

        243             i.    Robert21 Smithey, born in Georgetown, Maryland.

+      244            ii.    Eleanor Scott Smithey, born May 5, 1801; died March 21, 1879 in Virginia, probably, and buried at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

        245           iii.    Susan Ann Scott Smithey, born September 29, 1810 in Richmond, Virginia; died January 2, 1896 in Athens, Georgia.

From "The Athens (Georgia) Banner," Friday January 3, 1896:  An aged Lady Dead  Miss Susan Smithey at an advanced age Passes to her Rest.  Yesterday morning, as the old year taitered onward to its fall, an aged lady, crowned with the loving deeds of a long and useful life, entered rest.  Eighty-five summers she had seen the snows of many winters had life their white flakes upon her head.  The aged lady upon whose lips the destroying angel had set the seal of Death was Miss Susan Smithey, the Aunt of Mrs. B. A. Stovall.  Miss Smithey was a native of Richmond, Virginia and at the time of her death was in her 86th year.  For over twenty years she had been a resident of Athens and made here scores of warm friends who will sincerely mourn her death.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, a lady of rare culture and attainments, possessed of the highest graces of Christian womanhood, kind, gentle and affectionate with all her friends.  The funeral of Miss Smithey will be held this morning at eleven o'clock at the residence of Mr. B. A. Stovall of Milledge Avenue.

+      246           iv.    Mary Jane Smithey, born October 23, 1812 in Richmond, Virginia; died September 18, 1836 in Kuruman, South Africa and buried at Kuruman.

 

        96.  Virginia20 Hughes (Nancy Jones19 Clopton, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married Ellis Brown. 

       

Children of Virginia Hughes and Ellis Brown are:

        247             i.    Albert H.21 Brown.

        248            ii.    Stafford E. Brown.

        249           iii.    Nannie C. Brown.  She married Thomas M. Shelton, of Richmond.

        250           iv.    Ottelia V. Brown.  She married John H. Hutcheson.

        251            v.    Maud Hutcheson Brown.  She married David L. Pulliam, of Manchester.

 

        97.  Carolina20 Clopton, of Gloucester County (Edwin J.19, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  She married Chastain Farrar, Sr. December 5, 1822 in Henrico County, Virginia202, son of Peter Farrar and Susanna Tompkins.  He was born November 21, 1798.

       

Children of Carolina Clopton and Chastain Farrar are:

        252             i.    Virginia21 Farrar.  She married Scott.

+      253            ii.    Susan Rebecca Pocahontas Farrar.

        254           iii.    Mary Catherine Farrar.

        255           iv.    Chastain Farrar, Jr..

 

        102.  Thomas Coles20 Clopton, M.D., C.S.A., of "Camden" (Edwin J.19, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)203 died February 15, 1875 in Gloucester County, Virginia.  He married Evalina Doswell, daughter of Major Doswell and Sally Cowles. 

       

Children of Thomas Clopton and Evalina Doswell are:

+      256             i.    Thomas Jones21 Clopton, MD, CSA, of "Havers Hall", born May 12, 1832 in Richmond, Virginia; died March 10, 1914 in "Havers Hall," Gloucester, Virginia.

        257            ii.    Evalina Doswell Clopton, of "Camden", born March 8, 1843; died July 1, 1859 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

 

        103.  Edward Andrew Jackson20 Clopton, Esq. C.S.A. (Edwin J.19, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)204 was born 1819 in Richmond, Virginia, and died July 23, 1897 in Richmond, Virginia of heart disease at his home and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond205.  He married (1) Dorothea C. Rodgers, of Richmond, Virginia March 16, 1841 in Richmond, Virginia by Rev. E. L. Magoon206.  She died Bef. 1848.  He married (2) Anne Waring Latane', of "Mahockney"207 June 8, 1848 in Essex County, Virginia by Rev. McGuire208, daughter of William Latane' and Ann Burwell.  She was born May 6, 1823 in Mahockney, Essex County, Virginia, and died May 9, 1870 in Mahockeny, Essex County, Virgnia.  He married (3) Julia A. King209 Aft. 1871.  She was born Abt. 1841210, and died December 28, 1906211.

        Through the veins of Edward Andrew Jackson “A.J.” Clopton and Anne Waring Latane’ flowed the blood of some of Virginia’s most aristocratic families.  But all the splendor of their antebellum lives would lie in ruins as the Civil War came to their beloved Richmond, Virginia.  Afterwards, the beautiful Anne and the dashing E.A.J. began rebuilding their lives with grace and courage, leading their remarkable brood into a world none were prepared to face.  See Fire, Fear and Death:  The Fall of Richmond

       

Children of Edward Clopton and Dorothea Rodgers are:

        258             i.    Ida V.21 Clopton, born Bef. 1848212; died Abt. April 18, 1875 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

        259            ii.    Alfred W. Clopton, C.S.A., born 1842; died September 9, 1864 in Richmond, Virginia, and buried September 10, in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond213.

       

Children of Edward Clopton and Anne Latane' are:

        260             i.    William Latane'21 Clopton, born April 20, 1849214; died March 22, 1850214.

+      261            ii.    Susan Latane' Clopton, born August 8, 1850 in Richmond, Virginia; died December 16, 1943 in Denver, Colorado of influenza, and buried December 18, 1943 at Fairmount Cemetery, Denver.

        262           iii.    Catesby Jones Clopton, born July 30, 1852214; died March 25, 1853214.

+      263           iv.    James Burwell Clopton, born April 27, 1854; died February 19, 1910 in Virginia and buried February 21, 1919 at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

        264            v.    Edward Thomas Clopton, born November 18, 1856214; died Abt. October 24, 1920 in Virginia and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

+      265           vi.    John Jones Clopton, born November 20, 1858 in Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia; died December 20, 1930 in Lexington, Kentucky, by his own hand, and buried Lexington Cemetery.

        266          vii.    Julia Catesby Clopton, born 1866215; died 1896 in Norwood, Ohio and buried Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond.

 

        104.  Edwin J.20 Clopton, Jr., C.S.A. (Edwin J.19, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)216 was born Abt. 1830.  He married Maria L. B. Davis December 26, 1848 in At "Aspen Grove," New Kent County, Virginia by the Rev. B. Kidd of Hanover County, Virginia217, daughter of Thomas E. Davis.  She was born Abt. 1821.

       

Children of Edwin Clopton and Maria Davis are:

        267             i.    Mary E.21 Clopton, born Abt. 1850.

        268            ii.    Edwin Clopton III, born Abt. 1853.

        269           iii.    William S. Clopton, born Abt. 1856.

 

        105.  Zachary20 Lewis, M.D., of Lewisville & Croton (Martha19 Clopton, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  He married (1) Ann Catherine Skyrin, daughter of Henry E. Skyren.    He married (2) Maria Louise Adelaide Miliote St. de la Croix Gernon Clopton Abt. May 6, 1831 in Richmond City, Virginia, by  Elder John Kerr219, daughter of John Clopton and Sarah Bacon.  She was born in "Roslyn" New Kent County, Virginia.

 

Child of Zachary Lewis and Ann Skyrin is:

+      270             i.    John Skyren21 Lewis, born January 14, 1809; died April 14, 1861 in King William County, Virginia.

       

Children are listed above under (49) Maria Louise Adelaide Miliote St. de la Croix Gernon Clopton.

 

        106.  Louisa Alford20 Clopton (George19, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham) was born 1794220, and died May 2, 1879 in Baltimore, Maryland221.  She married Horace Luckett222, son of Leven Luckett and Lettice Peyton. 

        She is identified by The Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden, in his "Glassell Family," as "dau. of George Clopton."  The identity of her father must be further studied.  Horace Luckett was the son of Lettice Peyton and Leven Luckett.  Lettice's father Colonel Francis Peyton

       

Children of Louisa Clopton and Horace Luckett are:

        271             i.    Maria Louisa21 Luckett, born March 23, 1825222.  She married James Flexmer Ball, of Ditchley, Virginia December 10, 1846222.

        272            ii.    Francis W. Luckett223.

 

        110.  William M.20 Clopton, of Henrico County, Virginia (Thomas19, George18, William17, William16, William15, Walter14, William13, Richard12, William11, John10, William9, Thomas8, Walter7, William6, Walter5, William4, Walter3, William2, Guillaume1 Peche, Lord Of Cloptunna and Dalham)  He married Celina W. R. Acree March 8, 1832 in Hanover County, Virginia225. 

        It has not been established that Celina H. R. Clopton is married to this William Clopton.  The Clopton Family Archives contains a copy of an indenture (GS Film 7566 pt. 20 (031810) Book 37 p 546), dated November 16, 1835, between William Clopton and Celina H. R. Clopton, his wife of the City of Richmond and Susan H. Sharpe of Richmond.  This indenture involved the sale of land 10 miles below the City of Richmond, called New Market.    In the same book, page 500, another indenture between William and S [this time spelled with an S], and Susan Sharpe is located at the Clopton Family Archives as are two other indentures in the Archives (GS Film 7566 pt. 18 (031808) Book 33, pages 117 and 259, refers to land transactions between William M. Clopton of Henrico County and others.

       

Child of William Clopton and Celina Acree is:

        273             i.    Agnes Ophelia21 Clopton, born Abt. January 1833 in Bowling Green, Virginia; died July 1, 1833 in Bowling Green, Virginia226.

 

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[1] The Descendants of William Clopton, of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover and His Wife Joyce Wilkinson, of Black Creek 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.

Suellen (Clopton) DeLoach Blanton is Founder and Executive Director of The Clopton Family Genealogical Society & Clopton Family Archives.

Robert Malcolm Fortson is a Founding Member of The Clopton Family Genealogical Society & Clopton Family Archives.  Miles George Turpin, Carole Elizabeth Scott, Ph.D. and Leonard Alton Wood are Founding Members of The Clopton Family Genealogical Society & Clopton Family Archives and serve on the Board of Directors.

The Society wishes to thank the staff of Princeton University’s Firestone Library, especially Sally W. Burkman, Documents Librarian, Social Science Reference Center; and, Susan B. White, United Nations Librarian and Social Science Online Coordinator; Bert Hampton Blanton, Jr.;  Paul Connor, Reference Librarian, Library of Congress, Local History & Genealogy Room, LJ G 42, Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D. C.; the Fauquier Heritage Society;  and, Jane P. Guiliano, Volunteer Archival Technician, Archives of the United States of America, Washington, D. C.  Also thanks to Juleigh Clark, Public Services Librarian, and the staff of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Library of Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia; John M. Coski, Historian, The Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond, Virginia; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond; Darlene Slater, Research Assistant Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Richmond, Virginia; The Honorable Frank A. S. Wright, Judge, The Circuit Court of the City of Richmond; and, Mr. Sam Hodges, Washington Correspondent, for The Mobile Press Register and The Mississippi Press, Newhouse News Service, Washington, D.C.  Also thanks to The Society wishes to thank Martha Bennett, Fort Delaware Society; Vonnie S. Zullo, The Horse Soldier Research Service; Alice James & Charlotte Ray, Georgia Department of Archives and History; Bert Hampton Blanton, Jr.; Linda Carol (Wright) Clopton;  Martha Alice (Bailey) Clopton, Peggy Charlotte (Schleucher) Clopton; Michael Flanagan; Leonard Alton Wood; and, James Penick Marshall, Jr., President, Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society.

Special thanks to Clopton Descendants Jane Ellis (West) Adam; Thaddeus Lamar Aycock; Katherine Elizabeth (DeLoach) Eubanks; Leia Katherine Eubanks; Carroll (Taylor) Everett; Pearl (Cromell) Glasco; Gayle Williams Newton; Violet Gayle (Williams) Newton;  Isabel Lancaster (Clopton) Steiner; and, Patsy Ann (Clopton) Wheeler