Elias, a son of John and Nancy Clifton - Clifton's Collectibles Genealogy

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Elias Clifton, a son of John Clifton of Stafford County, Virginia

and Nancy Jones Clifton of North Carolina

Elias Clifton1, a son of John Clifton of Stafford County, Virginia, USA. and Nancy Jones Clifton of North Carolina, USA was born about 1809 in Henry County, Virginia. He died before 24 February 1876 in North Carolina, USA.  Elias married Elizabeth "Eliza" Nance born about 1813 in North Carolina, USA.and died after 1880 in North Carolina, USA. Her father was Thomas Nance and her mother was Elizabeth ___. Elias and Elizabeth were married about 1832 in North Carolina, USA.5

Please Note:A descendant of Elias is shown as Elias P. Clifton. Keep it in mind when viewing these documents. We do not know at present if this Elias, son of John Clifton had a middle name. And, of course, it could have started with the letter, "P".

Children of Elias and Elizabeth Nance Clifton were:
  • M. H. Clifton married Agnes Grager on 23 January 1890 in Wentworth, Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Mary Ann Clifton was born about 1833 in North Carolina and married Silas Garrett in Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Marriage License date: 5 November 18562.
  • John Clifton was born about 1836 in North Carolina. He married Louisa Jane Wright on 8 September 18593 (Record#01 046) in Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A. The service was performed by Allen Price, Justice of the Peace.
  • Olly Clifton was born about 1842
  • William Clifton was born about 1847
  • Nathaniel Matthew Clifton was born about 1850 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A. Please Note: There is confusion of the names and ages used for this man.
  • Elias P. Martin Clifton was born about 1 May 1852 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A. He married Fannie Odell in March 1876, in Leaksville, Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • Melissa A. Clifton4 6was born 4 September 1855 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, U.S.A. She married Zachariah  Taylor Clifton4,6 on 11 September 1879 in Leaksville, North Carolina, U.S.A. Family tradition indicates these two people were first cousins4,which we found to be correct. Melissa died 14 April, 1918 in Leaksville, Rockingham County, North Carolina. For more about Melissa and Zachariah, continue here.

Sources:
1At least three people have contributed DNA tests in this line. Contact us for more information.
2Marriage Records of Rockingham County, North Carolina.
3North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, on line data at Provo. Utah
4Family tradition indicated: Notes by: John Clifton Brandt
5Much information from the data of Robert Paul Clifton (deceased 1997), Nettie S. Clifton (deceased 2012), L. Neale & Katherine W. Clifton genealogical data records
6Zacariah Taylor Clifton was a son of William Clifton, son of John Clifton// Melissa A.Clifton, a daughter of Elias Clifton:From Pedigree Chart in L. Neale
and Katherine W. Clifton genealogical data.

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