Thomas Clanton was son of Edward and Sarah Clanton of Brunswick County, VA. He finally ended up in Surry County, NC and married (1) Elizabeth ---. Married (2) Lucy Cook. He had children by first wife named Edward (married Elizabeth); Sarah (married Mr. Marlowe); Mary (married Thomas Wright); Benjamin Clanton. By his second wife he was father of Frances Clanton (married Luke Wiles).Tom.