Does anyone know the identity of this Clanton that has just been brought to my attention?Thanks.
In 1807, a man by the name of Proctor and man by the name of Clanton came from Kentucky and settled in Gallatin County, near Shawneetown.These men were Methodist preachers, and preached in that section of the country.Clanton died there
Early Shawneetown had a reputation for lawlessness and not much concern for religion. However, there is documentary proof of Methodist circuit riders in the area as early as 1813. At first they met in homes but later bought a lot in town. Finally the First Methodist Church was built in 1842.