Your question only deepens the mystery I have encountered about John Clanton.Our books show that he was born in McMinn Co. Tenn, in 1794.However the 1830 census for McMinn shows him as 15 to 20 years old, which would closer coincide with your date of birth.He married Nancy Bullard in 1829.He joined the Alabama militia, and according to our info, was killed in the line of duty in March of 1838.As his widow, Nancy filed for bounty land in 1856, only to learn that bounty land had been granted to a John Clanton in 1853. Although the General Land Office withdrew his warrant as being based on a fraudulent claim, and granted Nancy land in Missouri, the notary who helped him file his claim stated that he believed that this John Clanton was the man who had served in the militia as he stated, so he must have had some convincing proof of some kind. Nancy Clanton's father, Henry Bullard, moved his family along with Nancy and her children to Cherokee Co, Ala, in the 1830's, so here they are in the area you mentioned. Our John Robertson was a twin to my great grandfather, James and they were born in 1854 in Newton Co. Missouri.John married Sarah Francis Hogan in 1876.There is another John Roberson, earlier spelling, on the 1850 census in Newton Co. as being born in Arkansas and at the age of 9 at the time of the census. Did John Clanton have a cousin by the same name, perhaps?And why did a John Clanton file for the bounty land for serving in the militia some 15 years after his reported death?Did he actually survive and go on to marry again and have another family.Who were his parents?Where did they live?We show one brother by the name of Eli, and that is where we hit the brick wall.Does anyone know any of these answers.