Records for EDWARD CLANTON in Georgia:
From: “Hancock County, Georgia Early Newspaper Abstracts ‘Farmer’s Gazette’ 1803-1804, 1806-1807”, Abstracted by Faye Stone Poss.
1. Page 40
Declaration of ROBERT CACEY, Made under the Gallows, on the day of his execution:
"HEAR ME! I am hovering on the brink of eternity! And, beg the good citizens may lend an ear to what I now pen. I am condemned to die! On charge, which I call Heaven to witness, I am clear of; and hope the Lord will, my false. and unfriendly fellow-men, that gave evidence against me; namely, ENOCH RIGDON, ELI PARKER, JOHN PENTON, DAVID ADAMS, and EDWARD CLANTON; who before the Honorable Court, held at Hillsborough, on the 11th August, 1806, then and there, and during the pursuance of my trial, swore false in every degree respecting myself; for which I die! And my God give them hearts to repent. ROBERT CACEY."
MR. RYAN, The above "declaration of ROBERT CACEY, "having been published in the Georgia Observator, a paper printed in Greenesborough. I feel it a duty which I owe to myself, to repel all such unwarantable attempts upon my character. For which purpose I publish a statement, in substance of the testimony I gave on the trial, as also the certificates of CAPT. BOOTE, and Doctor T. BIRD, who were present with me at the examination, whose statements corrobate my own; also, the affidavit of DRED ROGERS, as to the declaration of PARR, one of the criminals, made the night before he was executed - PARR was criminated entirely upon the testimony of RIGDON, PARKER and PENTON. DAVID ADAMS, September 17,1806.
Number 1. On the night of the 6th of March, 1805, Capt. CLANTON and myself were in bed at Mr. ROBERT HILL's, about 2 miles, as I suppose, from the place where Capt. ROGERS was killed. Doctor BIRD knowing that we were there living himself near Mr. HILL's, come, on hearing of the murder of Capt. (MICHAEL) ROGERS, to get Capt. CLANTON and myself to go with him to see if the man was really killed. We then went to a house near the river and there met the son of Capt. ROGERS who told us that he was in the fish trap with his father when he was killed by a shot from the shore, and said that several guns were fired at him and his father; he also said that ELI PARKER and another soldier was in the river at the time his father was killed…
Capt. BOOTE he ordered the troops to be paraded; he then had PARKER and PENTON brought before him for examination - they both confessed on Sergeant CACEY and ISAAC MUNROE. Capt. BOOTE questioned PARKER while Doctor BIRD examined PENTON. CACEY was ordered before the Captain for examination…
(Statements by WM. R. BOOTE, THOMPSON BIRD, and DREAD ROGERS followed the above.)
2. Page 85
Saturday, April 4, 1807, Vol. IV, No. 179
Sparta, Geo. – Printed weekly, by DENNIS L. RYAN
A List of Letters, Remaining in the Post Office Sparta.: EDWARD CLANTON
3. Page 108 (July 1807)
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office Sparta: EDWARD CLANTON
From “History of Jones County Georgia; For One Hundred Years, Specifically 1807 – 1907” by Carolyn White Williams (Mrs. Carl C. Williams), Round Oak, Georgia, published by The J.W. Burks Company, Macon, Georgia, 1957; page 758.
1811 Jones County Tax Digest:
Captain C.B. HARRISON’s District
Land: 205 1/2
County: Jones; whom granted: CLANTON; Adjoined: SEALS; Watercourse: Ocmulgee
County: Hancock; whom granted: CATO; Adjoined: EVINS; Watercourse: Shoulderbone
(no legend included)