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Clayton Stockton

Also Known As: "Clayton Morgan Stockton"
Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
Death: January 25, 1858 (89)
Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, United States
Place of Burial: Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Stockton and Mary Clayton
Husband of Nancy Stockton and Nancy Stockton
Father of Sarah Ince; Sarah Stockton; Lydia Wann; Daniel Morgan Stockton; James S. P. Stockton and 7 others
Brother of Mary Stockton; Elizabeth Lundy; Sarah Stockton; Joseph C Stockton; John Stockton and 2 others

Occupation: Surveyor
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About Clayton Stockton

Clayton Stockton was the patriarch of this branch of the Stockton family who came to Missouri circa 1833. Both he and his wife, Nancy (Patton) Stockton, were born in New Jersey. They moved to Stokes County, North Carolina, in 1784, and were married in that county in 1790. They lived in the state of Virginia until approximately 1800, after which they moved to Wayne County, Kentucky where they remained for some twenty years. He was a Surveyor in Wayne Co., KY and was also a farmer and owned a 150-acre farm in Wayne County. Born a Quaker, but joined the Pigash Baptist Church in Meigs Co., TN about 1830. They were residents of Rhea County, Tennessee by 1820, and lived there until their move to Missouri. They first lived in Polk County, Missouri, and later in Dade County where they lived out their lives. (Mary Falwell Henderson) Before coming to Missouri, Clayton crafted two fiddles with cases, and two coffins for himself and his wife Nancy. His grandchildren called him "Toddy Grandpop". He died at his son John's home in Greenfield and was buried in the Stockton Cemetery in Dade Co. along with his wife. The cemetery is located on the farm now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Austin B. Bowman, located between Greenfield and Everton, Dade Co, MO. The land for this cemetery was donated from the Henry Hoover place, and Johnnie "Gib" Stockton gave land for a roadway and parking. It is the S W 1/4 S W 1/4 (less 1-1/2 a. corner) of T31N - R25W, Section 19, Polk Township. Their sons James, Daniel and David were called first settlers of Marion Township in Polk County, which they helped to establish. The first meeting of the new Polk County Court was held on February 9, 1835, at the house of Daniel M Stockton, five miles southwest of Bolivar, on the West Bend road. Justice and county officials were appointed. At this court the county was divided into three municipal townships; the central portion was called Marion, the eastern part, Washington, and the western, Jackson. (Among the first settlers to Marion Township were David D and Daniel Stockton.) The first election was held in Marion Township, the second was held in Jackson Township. The Judges of election included James Stockton. David D Stockton was elected Sheriff in 1844, to serve a two year term. (Lloyd Cunningham)

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Clayton Stockton's Timeline

August 28, 1768
Somerset County, New Jersey, United States
Age 19
Tennessee, USA
June 27, 1791
Age 22
North Carolina, USA
July 5, 1793
Age 24
Stokes, Pitt County, North Carolina, United States
September 17, 1795
Age 27
Virginia, USA
March 13, 1798
Age 29
April 27, 1800
Age 31
Kentucky, USA
January 9, 1805
Age 36
Wayne, Kentucky, USA
July 30, 1807
Age 38
Wayne, Kentucky, USA