Elizabeth Laird[1, 2, 3, 4]

Female 1802 - 1866  (63 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Laird 
    Born 2 Sep 1802  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 7 Sep 1850  Washington Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 28 Jul 1860  Washington Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 21 Apr 1866  Flat Rock, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Aft 21 Apr 1866  Lewis Creek, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I12289  McKelleb
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2020 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F6724  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomas Clayton,   b. 12 Jun 1798, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1874, Shelby County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [1
    Married 13 Oct 1820  Warren County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Clayton,   b. 1827, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1853, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     2. Sarah Elizabeth Clayton,   b. 22 Apr 1827, Warren, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1911, Washington Township, Marion, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. James W. Claton,   b. 1828, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Cynthia Claton,   b. 4 Oct 1829, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1909, Washington Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Thomas J. Claton,   b. 1833, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Martha Elizabeth Clayton,   b. 31 Aug 1834, Shelby, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1855, Shelby County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     7. Louisa Claton,   b. 1838, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. William L. Claton,   b. 1840, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Benjamin F. Claton,   b. 1842, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Margaret E. Clayton,   b. 1844, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Sanford B. Claton,   b. 1844, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F4931  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Sep 1802 - Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Elizabeth Laird Claton Tombstone
    Elizabeth Laird Claton Tombstone
    Downloaded from Find A Grave 6/28/2020
    Author: jwright FAG ID 46879761

  • Notes 
    • Elizabeth Laird was born to Joseph C. and Eleanor "Ellen" (Morison) Laird in Aberdenshire, Scotland, the second of their eight children. Elizabeth's parents were born on the west side of Scotland, and itis unknown why they travelled northeast to Aberdeenshire, but likely it had something to do with work. Elizabeth's father was born in a very small town by the name of Kilmacolm in Renfrewshire, Scotland, near Glasgow. There may not have been any opportunities there, aside from farming. Elizabeth's mother was born in either Glasgow or Lanark,Scotland, towns that are adjacent to Kilmacolm or thereabouts. Four more siblings joined Elizabeth before the Laird family began to migrate toward the United States. Her brother, John Ernest Laird, was born in 1817 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The final child, Peter Laird (my direct ancestor) was born in 1821 in Clark County, Ohio, probably in Greene Township, where the family is found in the 1830 census.The year before her brother Peter was born, Elizabeth married Thomas Claton, Jr. on October 12, 1820, in Warren County, Ohio. Thomas was the son of Thomas D. Claton and Elizabeth Rosa (Brand) Claton . He was born June 12 , 1798 in New Jersey. Elizabeth and Thomas spent their first seven years of married life in Warren County, Ohio, where their first six children were born. Sometime between April of 1827 and May of 1828, they moved to Flat Rock, Shelby County, Indiana, where Elizabeth gave birth to TEN more children! All in all, the Clatons had sixteen children, some of whom died as infants. Others died while very young. Some barely reached majority. Children that survived to old age were only five: James lived to age 79 ; Sarah Elizabeth (Claton) Van Benthuysen lived to be 84; Joseph Washington lived to be77; Cynthia (Claton ) Cochran lived to her 80th year; and Benjamin Franklin lived to the age of 69. Their children were: Adam,1821-1822 James, 1822-1901 Peter, 1823-1825 Eleanor, 1824-1825 Mary,1825-1853 Sarah Elizabeth, 1827-1911 Joseph Washington, 1828-1905 Cynthia, 1829-1909 Thomas Jefferson, 1833-1883 Elizabeth, 1834-1855 infant, 1836-1836 infant, 1837-1837 Louisa, 1838-1857 William Laird,1840-1879 Benjamin Franklin, 1842- 1911 Sanford Ballingal, 1844-1864 Elizabeth herself was 63 when she died in 1865. Her husband lived another 9 years, dying in October of 1874. Their descendants are numerous and wide spread, many of whom migrated all the way west and can be found in California and other western states .

      Biography copyright (c) 2010 Silver S. Parnell

  • Sources 
    1. [S381] Ohio, County Marriages, 1789 - 2013, Warren County, Ohio, Thomas Clayton & Elizabeth Laird; 13 October 2020; Page #205 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S309] 1850 U.S. Census, Shelby County, Indiana, Washington Township; Page #257A, Roll: M432+172; Dwelling #590, Family #602; Elizabeth Claton, Line #5; Accessed; 28 June 2020 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S310] 1860 U.S. Census, Shelby County, Indiana, Smithland Post Office; Page #119, Roll: M653_296; Dwelling #851, Family #850; Elizabeth Clayton, Line #38; Accessed; 28 June 2020 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S293] Find A Grave, Accessed; 28 June 2020; Elizabeth Laird Claton; 55481791 ; Patterson Cemetery; Lewis Creen, Indiana; James Cowin; jwright (Reliability: 2).