Francis, William, William C., John, et. al., Morgan Co., IL
I am trying to find the parents of Francis Clayton of Morgan Co., IL, and figure out the relationships of the Claytons in this county.Francis is 20-30 years old in 1840. And Francis is 38 years old in 1850.He was born in KY.His wife's name is Phoebe. Their marriage record says she is Phoebe Clayton, and they md. Aug 16, 1838 in Morgan Co., IL.
Francis Clayton is not listed separately in the 1830 census of Morgan County, so he may be the young man age 15-20, living in the household of John Clayton age 50-60. The other Claytons do not have any sons old enough to be Francis.
The IGI says that Francis was the brother of William C., but I don't think this is accurate.I believe that William C. was the son of William, who was the son of John. If Francis was John's son, that would mean that Frances was the Uncle of William C.
The two Williams are called William and William Junior in the 1830 census.I believe William Junior in 1830 is also William C. in 1840. Comparing ages, this seems to be the case.
Also living in William C.'s household in 1840 is an older couple, age 60-70.I believe they are William C.'s grandparents, John and his wife, whose name I do not know.
Can anyone help me connect the dots on this family? Please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org/Thanks!