I suspect that this may be the Edward Clanton (son of William Clanton and Frances Carter) who married Nancy Duke(daughter of Green Duke and Mary Parham) in Warren Co, NC but I have no proof.I know for a fact that my ancestors, Edward L. Clanton (as named in estate papers) and wife Nancy lived in Washington Co, AL (Town of Rodney) in 1817 because I recently found the guardianship papers for the children :Lewis D., (Martha) Patsey, Catherine (my ancestor, who married Hugh Dale in 1828 in Washington Co, AL), Elizabeth, and Mark.
I also found Edward L. Clanton's estate papers at the Washington Co, AL courthouse. I have not been able to find anything to verify Nancy's maiden name, though, or to link them back to Warren Co, NC althoughthe later census records of Lewis, Martha, and Catherine have their place of birth as NC.
Family legend is that they left North Carolina and moved to Georgia, living or traveling along the Ocmulgee River; then moving to Washington Co, AL.I found an Edward Clanton in Georgia and the time frames do correlate with the family story.He is the only Edward Clanton that I have been able to find in Georgia during that time, but, again, I have no proof that he is the same one!
Their daughter, Elizabeth, married James Ratliff in Washington Co, AL in 1826.A later census record for them (at least I think it is them) indicates Elizabeth was born in GA about 1805. So it looks like this may be the right Edward, but as I said before, I have no official documentation to verify this.I'm still looking!
One thing I found interesting is that one of Green Duke's daughters, Winnifred (who married James Caller) was living in Washington Co, AL at the same time as the Clantons.In fact, in Edward's estate papers, James Caller is reimbursed for funeral expenses. Also, the Edward Clanton in Georgia had an affiliation with a "Cato" (infor. from tax records of Hancock Co, GA,...I don't know if they co-owned land or what).There were some members of a Cato family in that area who later moved to Washington Co, AL and were there at the same time as the Clantons.
I do not know what the "Captain" rank is associated with...perhaps a militia unit?? I'll be happy to send you my notes on this family, if you like.