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John Robert "Jack" Clifton


The lineage of this branch of the Cliftons pre-dates 1170 AD. At this time the first name I have is at the link on my  Clifton page going to Clifton line #1 the information dealing with the ancestors in the Clifton line of John Clifton who married Nancy Jones and in this dissertation, John Robert "Jack" Clifton, their son. The first name I have is Osbert of Lancashire, England. Anyone interested in John Robert "Jack" needs to follow this line from Osbert of Lancashire down to John Clifton 1,2 born 20 February 1758 at Stafford County, Virginia. He married about 1793 to Nancy Jones, daughter of John and Judith Jones of Halifax County, North Carolina.

 John Robert "Jack" Clifton was a son in John & Nancy Clifton's family.

John Robert "Jack"Clifton, a son of John Clifton and Nancy Jones, was born 1802. He married Alcey Grogan  on 30 October 1823 in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina. She was a daughter of Thomas Grogan and Agnes Strong.  Alcey was born in 1807 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, and died in Rockingham County, North Carolina. They built and operated a gristmill for the area.

Their children were:

Andrew Martin Clifton
, born 30 March 1839 in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina; died on 22 December 1930 in  Vesta, Patrick, County, Virginia. He married Martha Jane Boyd on 24 June 1858 in Patrick County, Virginia; She was born 22 February 1844 in Patrick, County, Virginia; and died 17 August 1922 in Patrick County, Virginia. Andrew met Martha Jane when he and his brother, Bart journeyed by foot from Price, North Carolina to what is now known as Stuart, Patrick County, Virginia. He married her a few years later1. He also served in the Confederate Army. For more check 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment 5, toward the bottom of the page for information, a picture of him and Martha Jane and their cemetery monument.
Their children:
  • Andrew Jackson Clifton born 30 November 1861in Patrick County, Virginia and died 27 January 1940 and is interred in Rakes Cemetery near Vesta, Virginia (obituary notice).Married first, 17 May 1883 in Patrick County, Virginia, Rosa Alice (Ina) Rakes,born 14 May 1867 Patrick County, Virginia, daughter of Thomas Tennyson and Elizabeth Newman Rakes . She died 2 March 1922 and interred in Rakes Cemetery #850 located on Road 6374 about 4/10 of a mile from junction of roads 610 and 637. Secondly, Andrew married Rose Handy Fain.
  • William Robert Clifton was born 11 May 1865 in Patrick County, Virginia. In 1920 Census he was shown to be 75 years old.. He died 27 March 1949. in Patrick County, Virginia. William Robert was a farmer. On 5 April 1897 he married Mahala Adeline Rakes, born 1874 in Virginia. She died in 1958. She was a daughter of William Harvey and Lucinda DeHart Rakes1.
  • John G. Clifton born 1859 Patrick County, Virginia and died 1862 in Patrick County, Virginia , due to diphtheria at age 3, according to Patrick County Virginia Death Records.
  • Emory Dean Clifton was born 7 May 1871 in Patrick County, Virginia. He was shown as 481 years old in the 1920 Census.  He was a watchmaker. Emory  died 4 September 1964 in Patrick County, Virginia. He married  on 15 November 1897 , Ruhama Jane Hylton, born 29 September 1874 in Patrick County, Virginia. Ruhama was a daughter of Abram A  Hylton and Violet Jane Plasters DeHart.
  • Lupert Morton Clifton  was born 4 April 1873  in Patrick County, Virginia. He died  20 October 1955 in Patrick County, Virginia. He married  on 26 November 1893, Laura Rosabelle Cockram,  who was born16 November 1877 in Patrick County, Virginia.
  • Nancy Harriet Clifton born 11 April 1869, and died  23 January 1940 in Patrick County, Virginia.She married Putnam N. Boyd, born 1853 in Patrick County, Virginia, a son of Caleb and Rachel Boyd. Nancy was Putnam Boyd's second wife, the first being Susan ___.
  • Leahvannie Clifton born September 1883 in Patrick County, Virginia and died August 1978 in Roanoke, Virginia. She married on 17  April 1913, Russell Brice Cassell, born 11 June 1893, died October 1979, son of  Lewis Shelton Cassell and Martha Emma Craig.
  • Mary Clifton, born 4 July 1886, Patrick County, Virginia and died 23 August 1980. Married 5 February 1905 in Patrick County, Virginia, James Matt Cruise b 1884 in Patrick County, Virginia. He was the son of I. M. and L. Cruise.
Robert Wesley Clifton, born 5 July 1831 in Henry County, Virginia; died 21 December 1917 in Tazewell County, Virginia. He married Mary Malinda Wade on 15 February 1859. She was born on  20 December 1841 in Floyd County, Virginia; and died 17 February 1895 in Richlands, Buchanan County, Virginia. For more about Robert Wesley Clifton

William Barton Clifton,(also, Bartlett), born 30 Jul 1834 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. and died 12 November 1918 in Patrick, Co Virginia. He married Sarah Rakes 05 Jan 1855 in Patrick, County, Virginia; born 1 January 1835 in Patrick County, Virginia; died 24 January 1936 in Patrick, County, Virginia.Apparently when Bart and his brother Andrew walked from Price, North Carolina to what is now, Stuart, Virginia, he was just as smitten with Sarah Rakes as Andrew was with Martha Jane Boyd. Bart, an excellent rifle maker by trade, stayed in the Blue Ridge and married Sarah2. William Barton and and Sarah Clifton were interred in the Clifton Cemetery, Vesta, Virginia, #858 in O. E. Pilson's book of compilations of Patrick County Cemeteries.
Children of  William Barton and Sarah Rakes Clifton were:
  • Charles "Cluga" Buck H. Clifton, born 9 December 1857 Patrick County, Virginia, died 25 April 1948 (Obituary notice.), buried cemetery #858. He was a wagon maker and blacksmith.  He married 1881 to Susan Nora Omarah born 30 August 1860 in Virginia and died 22 August 1948 Interred in cem. #858.
  • Arena Rozina Serratha Irene Delia Clifton, born 1861 Patrick County, Virginia and died 17  July 1950. Married John David Lewis born 25 May 1863 in Patrick County, Virginia, a son of Martin M. Lewis and Virginia Cruise. and died 17 March 1943 Patrick County, Virginia.
  • Thomas Lincoln Clifton, born 10 June 1863 in Patrick County, Virginia. He was a carpenter, cabinet maker, blacksmith, millwright, and miller. Thomas died 1944. He married Lucy Ann Dalton, born 5 March 1866 and was a daughter of Joseph Dalton and Nannie Belle Dalton.


Leatha Clifton, was born  1837 (in Rockingham County, North Carolina?), and married John W. Cox 30 July 1857. 
Their children:
  • Ruth Cox married George Turner
  • Sarah Ann Cox married ____ Simpson.
  • Elsie Cox married Tump Craddock. No issue.
  • Cora Cox married Barry Freeman
  • Tom Cox married  Alice Smith
  • Wallace Cox unmarried.
  • John Cox married Elizabeth Smith
  • Robert Cox married Rosie Wray Both died young four children raised in a foster home; Dorothy, Mary Sue, Ruth, Essie.
  • Joshua Cox married Cora Smith, 1834?

John Tyler Clifton, was born 25 March 1842 in North Carolina and died 28 October 1908. He married Elizabeth R. (Betsy) Smith 20 Mar 1861 in Rockingham, NC. She was born 15 Jul 1840; and died 21 Apr 1931. Their children were:
  • Andrew Greenberry Clifton born November 1864 in North Carolina and died 1941, buried in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina1. He. married 20 December 1888 to Elkanah Virginia Joyce, born May 1870 North Carolina, and died 1934 in North Carolina.She is buried in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
  • Howard Pinkney"Pink" Clifton, was born February 1867Rockingham County, North Carolina. He died in 1940 and is buried in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina. He married 24 July 1892 in Henry County, Virginia, to Mary Ella Marshall,  born July 1869 in Henry County, Virginia She died in 1934 and is buried in Price, North Carolina.She was a daughter of J. & B. Marshall.
  • Terry Jackson Clifton, born 23 May 1869, Rockingham County, North Carolina and died1 February 1956 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Married Sally Dunivant born 1874 in Henry County, Virginia, and died 1951. She was a daughter of J. and H. Dunivant.
  • Molly Elizabeth "Cottontail" Clifton was born circa 1870, Henry County, Virginia and died 2 April 1954. She married 27 December 1891 Henry County, Virginia, Thomas Jeff Pratt born circa 1864 in Henry County, Virginia. He was a son of T. J. and R. Pratt.
  • Robert Wirt Clifton was born 6 February 1874 and died  9 February 1949. He married Lelia Edith Kilgore.
  • Martha "Mattie" Clifton married ___ Turner.
  • Bruce Clifton, born 1884 in North Carolina.He married Lottie Roberson bor 1884.

Benjamin Franklin Clifton, born 13 Nov 1846 in Rockingham, NC; died 13 Feb 1928 in Price, Rockingham, NC. He married Amer (Ammie) Rakestraw Kallam 10 Dec 1870 in Rockingham, NC; born between 1849 and 1851 in Rockingham Co, NC. A B. F Clifton served with the 16th Virginia Cavalry in 1861 according to the Clifton Clan Chronicle, Volume 3, Issue 3, page 114. This would take further examination to verify since the soldier had only initials shown.
Their children were:
  • Belle R. Clifton, born 1871 in Rockingham County, North Carolina and died 1940. Married John J. Kallam b 1867 in Rockingham County, North Carolina and died in 1929 in Rockingham County.
  • Emma Clifton born 1875 Rockingham County, North Carolina and died 1947. She married George Grogan born 1881 died 1947.
  • Willis Winston Clifton born 1 September 1877 Rockingham County, North Carolina and died 13 August 1962 in Henry County , Virginia. He was buried at Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina. He married 25 December 1904 in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina, Mary Elizabeth Kallam born 8 February 1889, died 28 May 1954 in Henry County, Virginia and buried in Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina.
  • Corneilia May "Nealie" Clifton born 3 December 1884 Rockingham County, North Carolina, and died 5 May 1971. She married Joseph Spencer Kallam, born 6 April 1880 in Rockingham County, North Carolina.
  • Benjamin Earnest Clifton born about 1892 Rockingham County, North Carolina and died 27 November 1940 in Price Rockingham County, North Carolina.


Burrell Haston Clifton, born 1849 in Rockingham County, Co, NC; died 18 Nov 1932 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. On 7 October 1869, he married Frances "Frankey"Webb Smith (born  1841 & died 1891) in Rockingham County, North Carolina. .His wife, Frances was the daughter of Joseph H. and Hannah D. Smith. His second wife was Alpha Collins; born 1870 and died in 1956 in Patrick County Virginia. This union brought one child. Lucy Jane.
Children of Burrell Haston Clifton and Frances Webb Smith Clifton were:
  • James H. "Fount" Clifton born 3 December 1869 and died 16 October 1958. He married 24 December 1893, Avery Savela "Vellie"George born 9 December 1871 Stokes County, North Carolina. She died 26 May 1949  Avery Savela was a daughter of James Abner George and Martha Jane Hutchins.
  • Andrew Clifton born 1880 in Stokes County, North Carolina, married 25 August 1901, Stokes County, North Carolina, Rosie Ethel Smith born 1880 in Stokes County, North Carolina, daughter of Garland Smith and Mary Ann Leake
  • Charles Clifton born 1872 Rockingham County, North Carolina
  • Martha "Mattie" Clifton 6was born 8 July  1889 in Francisco, Stokes County, North Carolina and died 7 September 1973 in Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia. Married 25 December 1915 Nathan McGhee Smith, in Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina. Nathan was born 27 September 1886, Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina. He died in Petersburg, Virginia6. He was a son of William Harding Smith and Melissa Smith
  • Victoria "Vickie" Clifton born 1876 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, She married Terry Lee Smith, son of William Harding Smith and Malissa Smith.
  • Delia Ann Clifton born 1883. Married 29 November1903 Stokes County, North Carolina, Curtis Lee "Jack" George, son of Reuben George and Martha Beasley.
  • Robert Fournoy "Flenor" Clifton born 16 June 1872 Stokes County, North Carolina,and died 10 February 1932. He married 28 December 1897, Rockingham County, North Carolina, Hessie Banner (Banna) Smith, born 3 September 1880 Rockingham County North Carolina. She died 2 December 1964 and is interred in Oakdale Cemetery. She was a daughter of William Harding and Malissa Smith.
  • Walter Lee Clifton born 1877 in Stokes County, North Carolina and died 1958 in Surry County, North Carolina.
Child of Burrell Haston Clifton and Alpha Collins
  • Lucy Jane Clifton born 2 February 1899 Pilot Knob, North Carolina; died 1923 September 1970 Henry County, Virginia. Married in Rockingham County, North Carolina, Jack Rufus Craddock 1942, born August 1901 Price, Rockingham County, North Carolina., a son of Jesse Craddock and Mary Boujack. Jack Rufus died 1972 in Rocky Mount, Franklin County, North Carolina.

Sarah P. Clifton, born circa1845. She married Joseph Marion Smith, a Confederate veteran, 08 May 1865 in Rockingham, NC. He was born 10 January `859 and died in Henry County. He was the son of Daniel Smith Jr. and Johanna Rhodes. They had one son1,?


Arrenia (Rena, Anna), Irena Clifton3, born 14 Aug 1824 in Price, Rockingham, NC; (obit) died September1910 in  Burns Harney Oregon.  She married Deveroux Marquis Lewis 12 Nov 1840 in Henry Co, Va; born 27 Jan 1814 in Rockingham, NC; died 1897 in Burns, Harney Co, OR. He was a son of John Penn Lewis Sr.and  Elizabeth Sams.  Lewis was a farmer. They moved to Palouse City,  Washington in 1892, and then to Burns, Oregon in 1895.
Their children were:
  • Wilmouth O'Neal Lewis was born 21 December 1844 Rockingham County, North Carolina and died 1 December 1943 in Patrick County, Virginia. When she was age 92 she killed a water moccasin (a snake) in her yard with a weeding hoe. She married 4 November 1869 William Taylor Massey, born 29 March 1846, died 7 January 1926. He was a son of James Addison Massey and Sarah Jane Martin.
  • John Lewis died as a child  of diphtheria.
  •  Andrew Jackson Lewis, born 22 July 1842 Rockingham County, North Carolina, or possibly Patrick County, Virginia. He was a Civil War veteran. He died 25 February 1922 Wythe County, Virginia. He married 26 December 1865 in Patrick County, Virginia, Mary Jane Cruise, born 4 December 1847 in Patrick County, Virginia. She was a daughter of David and Rosina Rakes Cruise. Mary Jane died 14 April 1920.
  • William King Lewis born 1846 Patrick County, Virginia, married 10 November 1869 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, Susan Barnes born 1851, daughter of John V. and Janet Barnes.
  • Sarah Frances Lewis born circa 1848 in Virginia. Died of diphtheria as a child.
  • Columbus P. Lewis born circa 1849 in Virginia; died of diphtheria circa 1862.
  • James Matthew Lewis born circa 1842 Patrick County, Virginia. Married 7 March 1880 Kitty (Kattie) Mills born 1862 Henry County, Virginia, a daughter  of W. and S. A Mills.
  • Robert Myra Lewis was born 1856 in Patrick County, Virginia. He married 6 November 1879, Naomi Barnes Carter, born circa 1857 in Rockingham County, North Carolina, a widow, and daughter of J. V. and J. Barnes.
  • Thomas Edward Lewis was born in 1863 in Patrick County, Virginia, and died 1925
  • Joanne Corin Lewis was born 19 October 1859 Patrick County, Virginia 
  • Martin Luther Lewis was born August 1863 in Patrick County, Virginia and died in 1925. He and ___? had four children: Jack, Lela, Gordon, Helen.

Angeline (Ann) Clifton, born 1829 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. She married Richard Odell on 31 Dec 1850 in Rockingham County, North Carolina. He was born  in 1831 in Henry County, Virginia.and died in 1859/60 in Henry County, Virginia.
Their children.
  • Douglas Odell  born circa 1854
  • Sarah Lee Odell, born 1858 in Henry County, Virginia married Willie Leake
  • Mary E. Odell, born 1858 Henry County, Virginia, and died January 1891 in Henry County, Virginia. Married circa June 1878, Henry County, Virginia, James S. Leake born  1858 Henry County, Virginia. 

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Some sources:
John and Nancy Clifton, by Nettie S. Clifton /Information used with permission
Our Clifton Ancestors by Nell M. Wright /Information used with permission
Clifton Clan Chronicle L. Neale Clifton Editor and Publisher
Tombstone Inscriptions of  the Cemeteries in Patrick County, Virginia  By:O. E. Pilson Copyright 1984
L. Neale and Kathy W. Clifton data

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