Re: Augustine Woodliff Assistance
Jesse Clayton died on January 15, 1882, while he was living with his son, Francis Marion Clayton, in the Shake Rag community of Henry Co., GA.[ I suspect this area was in the eastern part of the now city of Atlanta, GA. ]The boundaries of the counties in that area was re-aligned along about that time, also.Mary Elizabeth Woodliff Clayton died on January 17, 1882, while she was living with her daughter, Augusta Cooley (Mrs. Mark Cooley).She was listed on several Census as being named, Celetus Jane.
Also living with Augusta Cooley is another sister, Elizabeth, who was born in 1831, Hall Co., GA.Augusta was born in 1829 in Hall Co., GA. Mary was living with the two daughters, as she was so feeble that she could not care for herself, and the same for Jesse.Amarilus Clayton stated that both Jesse and Mary were very, very feeble in the later years.Mary and the two sisters were living in the Third Ward, Falcon Street, East Atlanta, when she died in 1882. There is no reference as to where Jesse and Mary are buried, but, I believe that they are probably buried in Oakland Cemetery, in East Atlanta, as this was probably the closest cemetery to where they were living at that time.Francis Marion Clayton and Mrs. Mark Cooley did attend to the funerals, as Francis made the arrangements.Francis Marion has a large plot on that cemetery, for himself and his family, and suspect that his parents are also buried there, as they have their names on the corners of that plot.
Augustine Woodliff died before May 5, 1823 in Hall Co., GA, and his wife, Mildred (Milly) was given custody of the four minor children.There were older children.George Woodliff was given guardianship of the estate in July, 1831, by the Hall Co., GA Court of the Ordinary.As you know, the pensions for Rev War soldiers was not passed by Congress until June, 1832, so Augustine did not live long enough to make application.I can't answer about his wife, as to whether she applied, or not.
The John M. Clayton family Bible has the information about Jesse and Mary Clayton.John M. married Amarilus Adaline, the eldest child of Jesse and Mary Clayton.The entry in the Bible was made by Amarilus.This Bible does not have a publication date, as the first ten to twelve pages are missing.The Bible was printed prior to 1874, as it contains more than the customary 66 books in the Bible. Prior to 1874, most Bibles contained more than 66 books.This Bible is leather bound, and is very large, weighing several pounds.
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