I am also wondering about your James Clayton. The age is right and I'm wondering how you know his middle name is Clayton. Considering the penmanship (or lack thereof) of the time, I'm wondering if James Clayton may be James Stephen. C's and S's are curley cue, t's and l's are high lower case, a's and e's are low lower case, y's and p's etc., etc.. Do you see what I mean? I've no doubt that a middle name is prominent as it is necessary when there are two named the same in an extended family. But did you ever wonder why James Clayton isn't James Jr.? (Assuming the elder James is not also James Clayton.) My James' father is Joseph.