Clayton, Lambert

    Born Jan. 22, 1755 in Dover, Delaware … Enlisted 1781 in North Carolina under Capt. John G. McCree, Col. Sumner, and saw service in many Southern battles.  He married Dec. 14, 1782 in Rowan Co., NC Sarah [sic] Davidson, a daughter of John and Nancy (Brevard) Davidson. … He was among the pioneer settlers of Buncombe County and died on July 12, 1828 in Buncombe (now Henderson County) and his widow died in Henderson County, NC on March 20, 1843.  They were the parents of Jane, John, George, Thomas, Sarah, Rachel, Henrietta and Col. Ephraim who was born in 1805 and died on August 9, 1892, also Lambert Clayton, Jr.  Col. Ephraim Clayton had a son, Col. George Wesley Clayton.  In 1818 he was pensioner of Buncombe County, aged 80 years, a soldier of NC Continental line.  His pension commenced June 23, 1825. {Widow applied 12 July 1828.]

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