Tuesday, June 15, 2010

James S. Clayton family

Ransom Clayton's grandson was James S. Clayton, son of James Eriel Clayton and Susan Catherine "Katy" Green. Pictured below is James S. Clayton with his mother, Katy Green Clayton (left), and his wife, Emma Watts (right). The occasion was a family reunion in 1923, as evidenced by the large crowd in the second photograph below. Debbie Hunter, a great-granddaughter of James S. and Emma Clayton shared this family photograph with me, along with a wonderful numbered key to the photograph. Debbie does not know who has the original photograph or who did the identification and drawing. You can click on the photographs for a better look.

As discussed in an earlier post, Ransom Clayton possibly was the brother of Thompson Clayton who moved to Itawamba County in the 1860s. Thompson's granddaughter, Queenie Victoria Clayton Davis, was my great-grandmother. Several researchers are trying to gather additional information about Ransom Clayton and his descendants, who lived in Pontotoc County. If you have information to share, please contact me at the e-mail address provided in the left side-bar of this page.

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