A detailed 1864 town MAP showing residents.
An 1864 map of The Village of Clayton
An 1864 map of The Hamlet of Depauville
1918 TOWN OF CLAYTON FARM MAP
A list of POSTMASTERS in the town in existing and discontinued postoffices.
CLAYTON VETERANS OF THE WAR OF 1812
Town of Clayton 1890 Census of Civil War Veterans
Civil War Soldiers Buried in the Town of Clayton
Clayton Men in the Draft of 1863.
Town of Clayton Civil War Enlistments
NORTHERN NEW YORK BUSINESS DIRECTORY 1867-68 CLAYTON
Family sketches from CHILD'S GAZETTEER for the town of Clayton.
Child's Business Directory for the Town of Clayton.
Haddock's Family Sketches - Town of Clayton
Bartlett's Cemetery Inscriptions for the Town of Clayton.
Vital Records 1847-1849 for the Town of Clayton.
Clayton Marriages, 1882-1907
Clayton Deaths, 1882-1913
St Mary's - Clayton - Vital Statistics
History of the Town of Clayton linked from Shirley Farone's Home Page taken from CHILD'S GAZETTEER OF JEFFERSON COUNTY by HAMILTON CHILDS, published in 1890, transcribed by Shirley Farone.
History of the Town of Clayton, copied from HISTORY OF JEFFERSON COUNTY in the STATE OF NEW YORK by FRANKLIN B. HOUGH, Watertown, N.Y., Sterling & Biddell, 1854 transcribed by Shirley Farone and linked from Shirley Farone's Home Page.
A List of People who contributed information about the Town of Clayton in 1878 to Durant and Peirce's History of Jefferson County
HISTORY OF DEPAUVILLE, which appeared in "The Thousand Islands Sun Vacationer", 27 Aug, 3 Sep, and 10 Sep 1997 supplements to the weekly newspaper, "Thousand Islands Sun", published at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County. Permission to present this article given by Jeanne Snow, editor. Prepared by William Gillette, Depauville, in 1905 for the Jefferson County Centennial of 1905 published by J. Coughlin.
EARLY DEPAUVILLE RESIDENTS
EARLY DEPAUVILLE RESIDENTS appeared in The Thousand Islands Sun Vacationer, 14 Sep 1994 supplement to the weekly newspaper, The Thousand Islands Sun, as dictated by Adelaide Jones, aged 92, 1975, published at Alexandria Bay, Jefferson County NY. Permission to present this article was given by Jeanne Snow, editor.
Clayton Center School (District 17, Town of Clayton) Class Records - in alphabetical order, for mid 1800's.
|Town & Village Historian||NORMAN WAGNER||686-5794||312 James St., Clayton 13624|
|Town Clerk||KATHY LECLAIR||686-3512||405 Riverside Drive, Clayton 13624|
|Village Clerk||JUDITH CORNICK||686-5552||Mary St., Clayton 13624|
|Historical Society||NORMAN WAGNER||686-5794||33950 County Rt 4, Cape Vincent 13618|
|Antique Boat Museum||JOHN SUMMERS||686-4104||750 Mary St, Clayton, 13624|
|Hawn Library||.||686-3762||John St, Clayton, 13624|
|Thousand Islands Museum||.||686-5794||312 James St., Clayton 13624|
|Depauville Free Library||CONNIE HAVER||686-3299||Caroline St, Depauville 13632|
The Thousand Island Museum at 312 James St., PO Box 27, Clayton, NY 13624
The museum maintains a large collection of family notebooks, as well as materials on the history of Clayton, both town and village. The office for the town and village historian, Norman Wagner, is conveniently located in the same building, which also houses historical displays.
The Lyme Heritage Center
The Town of Clayton includes portions of three original grants: Penet's Square, two fifths of which lies in the town, a piece of the Macomb purchase, and some of the Thousand Islands. Clayton, formed from Orleans and Lyme 27 April 1833, has river frontage on the St Lawrence, and hence a Canadian boundary to the north, the Town of Orleans on the east, Brownville on the south, and Lyme and Cape Vincent on the west. It was named in honor of John M. Clayton, a senator from Delaware.
The first settlement was made about 1801 by Captain Bartlett, who gave his name to present day Bartlett's Point. He left, and no settlement of note was made until after the War of 1812. Clayton, originally known as Cornelia, is the principal village. The settlement of Catfish Falls changed its name to Depauville, the town's other populated place. Grindstone Island and Round Island in the St Lawrence River also have year round inhabitants.
From the 1864 Jefferson County Atlas: a summary of statistics for Clayton ACRES OF LAND Improved 29,257 1/2 Unimproved 19,986 1/2 VALUATION Real Estate 523,965 Personal Property 56,859 Total 580,824 POPULATION Males 2,292 Females 2,240 Number of Dwellings 820 Number of Families 800 Freeholders 581 SCHOOLS Number of Districts 25 Children Taught 1,817 LIVE STOCK Horses 978 Working Oxen and Calves 1,977 Cows 3,011 Sheep 2,801 Swine 1,782 AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS Bushels of Grain Winter 15,018 Spring 91,930 1/2 Tons of Hay 7,503 Bushels of Potatoes 13,816 Bushels of Apples 2,770 Dairy Products Pounds of Butter 206,851 Pounds of Cheese 179,475 YARDS OF DOMESTIC MANUFACTURE 2,796
Names of the early settlers
|Abby, Daniel |
Ackert, Abram B.
Bennett, Peter C.
CALVIN, Alpheus R.
Carter, Isaac L.
Devendorff, Catherine (Fox)
Devendorff, John W.
Gloyd, James D.
Hall, Foster Very
Heil, Johann Philipp
Low, Peter G.
Patchin, Martha (Wells)
Reed, Deacon Amos
|Rees, Eben |
Smith, Oren W.
Sumner, Aaron M. D.
Sylvester, Ira A.
Van Alstyne , Lambert
Van Camp, Henry D.
WAFFLE, Parley G.
Winslow, Edwin Martin
Wright, J. Wilson
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