Possible parent of Clayton Arthur...Jefferson Clayton Ohio, b.1845?
Dec 24th 2011...
Well here I go again, Knowing now that Grandpa was born out of wedlock, his mother, Mary E Bryan her father George W Bryan...the trails gone numb in regard to the Arthur name so now I'm trying to find Grandpa's biological father which if I am on the the correct track his name might be Jefferson Clayton...most of my certainity is a guess but by deduction it seems possible because of the simularity I found in the Databases I checked.
Grandpa was born in Becaria, Clearfield county, Pennsylvania December 16th 1879...all the records round up the year to 1880. In the 1880 census he listed by name Bryan Clayton, Grandson of George W Bryan...later when given up for adoption in 1882 shows up as Clayton Bryan with his name being changed to Clayton Arthur.
My thought focuses on the possibility that purhaps his mother though not married at the time to the father wanted to have her son have a family connection to his father so named him with Clayton as his second name.
I started following a lead in Ohio at the 1880 Census that shows a J. B. Clayton with a young baby, only named Clayton...now I realized there are alot of loose ends but so goes the search...lots a loose end but the simularities are the focus. Gleaning down the improbabilities and the possibilities.
At this point I have nothing that connect Grandpa to J.B. Clayton but a search...what I'm hoping for is someone to come out of the wood work a someone who knows how to find a Genome Reasearch website connected to 'Clayton' because I think the only way I'm going to connect is to send out a DNA sample kit and see what happens...
Wish me well and You all have a very Merry Christmas...From my Mom's side of the family, GodYul! (Norwegeon for Merry Christmas)!