I am researching the CLAYTON family from Livingston Parish Louisiana.John Wesley CLAYTON was born ca. 1837 in Louisiana. I have no idea who his parents were. One census year records his father was born in North Carolina another year records Louisiana.John married Emily Susan GERALD RICHARDSON the widow of William RICHARDSON on the 3rd of August 1864 at Motts Oldfield in Livingston Parish.Emily was the daughter of James GERALD and Artia LOFLIN who came from Amite County, Mississippi.Into this union Emily brought one son, James RICHARDSON.John and Emily had four children: Robert A. who married Carrie STAFFORD; Arch Manaze who married Geneva LAMBERT; Lillian Frances who married Joseph MILTON; Willie who died at the age of 2 or 3. Most all the members of this family are buried at the Palmetto Cemetery in Walker, Livingston Parish, Louisiana where they lived most of their lives.
Other surnames I am researching in and around the same area of Louisiana are: Henry WEAVER/WEBER (1797-1866)from Baden Germany to Baton Rouge,Louisiana; William Haywood EUBANKS (1843-1901) from Carroll County, Tennessee, Craighead Co., Arkansas to Louisiana; William David and Martha (EUBANKS) BRECHEEN from Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana; James GERALD (1810-1851) from Amite County, Mississippi; James LOFLIN(1777-?)born in Virginia living in Mississippi and Louisiana.
Any and all information would be greatly appreicated.I am willing to share what information I have.