Biography of George F. Clayton
Marin County, CA Biographies





George Francis Clayton. Was born in Accomack county, Virginia, in 1827, and was the son of George and Anna. Bagwell Clayton. His parents descended from the pioneers of that section, and were from among the first families of the State. Here he grew to manhood, learning the carpenter's trade in the meantime. In 1850 he came to California via Cape Horn, and went at once to the mines, where in the course of two years he was able to "clear up" seventy five thousand dollars. He returned to Virginia in 1853, remaining only two years, when, in 1855, he came a second time to this State He at once located in San Rafael, and engaged in the wood business, remaining in it for one or two years. He then began working at his trade, and has continued at it ever since. In December, 1870, he went to Astoria, Oregon, where he has since resided. January 8, 1871, he was united in marriage with Mrs. Sarah Frances Alcaraz, daughter of John and Frances Hagler Ebberman, who was born in Henry county, Tennessee, January 29, 1835. Her children by her former marriage are: Rafael A., born March 25, 1860; John Edward, born March 30, 1865; Sarina, born November 27, 1866; Mary and Amelia, twins, born February 12, 1869. The children by the last marriage are: Francis Belle, born November 10, 1871; George Augustus, born May 11, 1874.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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