Virgil Pingree. Clayton

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ID: I728
Last: Clayton
First: Virgil
Middle: Pingree.
Birth: 16 Jun 1849 at Mississippi 1 2
Death: 7 Jun 1920
Burial: Elmwood Cemetary, Columbia, South Carolina 3
Sex: M
Notes: Virgil P. Clayton and his family took refuge in Feasterville during the Civil War when his parents sought refuge among Universalist friends, after their home in Mississippi had been burned.
Source: e-mail message 5 Jan 2003 from Nancy Jo Smith <>.

Virgil P. Clayton, was a serious suitor of Maria Louisa Georgiana "Lula" Feaster in the years before she married John G. Wolling in 1872.

Virgil Clayton became a physician. Several children in the Feaster, Coleman, and other Feasterville families in the late 1800's were named in honor of Virgil Clayton. Further information on the Clayton family is listed under Virgil's father, the Universalist minister, Rev. D. B. Clayton.
Sources: 4 5
Mother: Mary Amanda. UNKNOWN b: ABT 1825 d: UNKNOWN
Father: Daniel Bragg Clayton b: 18 Apr 1817 d: 12 Nov 1906
Marriage 1   Frances Maria Coleman b: 10 Nov 1852 d: UNKNOWN
1 Title: Correspondence
Note: Birth location of Miss. confirmed per e-mail 5 Jan 2003 from Nancy Jo Ross Smith (Pres. Feaster-Coleman-Mobley Assn.). Census of 1850 lists South Carolina, census of 1880 lists Mississippi.
2 Title: 1880 U.S. Census, Fairfield Co., South Carolina
Publication: Roll T9-1229
Note: Birth year estimated from Virgil P. Clayton, age 30 in 1880 census, but age 2 in 1850 census.
3 Title: Tombstone
JUNE 16, 1849 - JUNE 7,1920
4 Title: 1850 U.S. Census, Mississippi, Marshall Co.
Publication: M432_377
Date: 12 Jun 1850
Page: p. 339-b
Note: Virgil P. Clayton age 2 in HN/FN 839 with parents, siblings, and boarders in Twp: Northern Division. (images 130-131/210)
Text: HN/FN 839
Name Age Sex Col Occup Value Born
Daniel B. Clayton 33 M w Merchant 0 SC
Mary A. Clayton 24 F w SC
Daniel E. Clayton 8 M w SC
William P. Clayton 4 M w SC
Virgil P. Clayton 2 M w Mississippi
William B. Cooper 25 M w Farmer SC
Jno D. Farris 24 M w Clerk SC
James W. Clayton 24 M w Merchant SC
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5 Title: 1880 U.S. Census, Fairfield Co., South Carolina
Publication: Roll T9-1229
Note: Virgil P. Clayton, head of household in Township 7, had various Coleman and Feaster families as neighbors. His mother-in-law Nancy Amanda McConnell Coleman and several of his wife's sisters lived with Virgil and his wife Fannie (Frances Maria) Coleman Clayton in 1880.
Text: Name Reln Mar Sex Race Age Occup Born-Fa-Mo
Virgil P. Clayton Self Mar M w 30 Farmer MS-SC-SC
Fannie M. Clayton Wife M F w 27 Keeping house SC-SC-SC
Daisie L. CLAYTON Dau S F w 6 SC-SC-SC
Nancy A. COLEMAN Mother* Wid F w 48 SC-SC-SC
Sarah G. COLEMAN Sister* S F w 19 At home SC-SC-SC
Mary E. COLEMAN Sister S F w 17 At school SC-SC-SC
Roland HOWERTON Son S M w 12 At school SC-SC-SC
Henry CHAPMAN Other S M b 18 Servant SC-SC-SC
David B. BUSBY Other S M w 32 School Teacher SC-SC-SC
Albert CLAYTON Other S M w 20 SC Clerk in Store SC-SC-SC
>Marion COLEMAN Other S F w 16 At school SC-SC-SC
>Hattie H. MURDOCK Other S F w 16 At school SC-SC-SC

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