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Clayton Cemetery
Payne County, Oklahoma

Submitted & © 1989-2007 by: Mahlon Erickson


The cemetery is said to have been established in 1890. The town of Clayton began its decline in 1900 when the railroad was laid on the east side of the Cimarron River and the town of Ripley was formed. The town of Clayton was just north of the cemetery. It's legal description is NW-SW-24-18N-3E in Clayton Twp. It is 1 and 3/4 miles south of the townsite of Mehan.
This cemetery is divided into a black section (on the south) and the white section (on the north). The black section was long referred to as the Clayton Colored Cemetery. Many residents of the "Morehead Plantation", a 700+ acre cotton enterprise about 1.5 miles to the south, were buried in the black cemetery.
Less than half the graves have stones. I have added to the database a column for source. Indicated are tombstones, newspaper notices of death/obits, and Funeral Home records. See here for sources.

RACE
LAST NAME
FIRST
MIDDLE
BORN
DIED
RELATIONSHIP
COMMENTS
B   (child)     25 Jan 1902* colored child  
  ALLEN Mattie Marie 8m 10d 3 Mar 1923   MFH
  ANDERSON John J. 6 Mar 1867 2 July 1892 S of Thomas & Julia SG
W BALKEY Verlin W. 15 Sept 1898 29 Mar 1905 S of John H. & M.M. tombstone & YR
  BASS (infant)     26 Jan 1919* S of Manley  
  BASS Calvin (Dr.) 78y 6 June 1894   SC & OSC & SG
B BASS Mary   1874? 26 June 1905 W of John SG (1904) & RT? (1905)
B BELL Bledsoe (Mrs.)   23 Apr 1916* old settler PJ (1917)
B BLEDSOE Amandy   7 Feb 1850 17 Apr 1917 W of Oliver tombstone
B BLEDSOE D. T. 22 June 1886 28 Apr 1913 S of Oliver & Amandy tombstone
B BLEDSOE Oliver L. Sr. 15 Aug 1845 28 Jan 1901 H of Amandy RT & tombstone
W BONE Cyrus D. 1852? 23 June 1902 H of Elizabeth C. RT
  BOWDEN Manford   11y 4 Aug 1912   RT & MFH
  BOYD (infant)     23 Jan 1895*   SM
W BOYLE Esthel T. 20 Mar 1916 10 May 1917 D of Walter tombstone MFH
W BOYLE George T. 86y? 7m 20d 17 July 1941 S of Walter?  
W BOYLE John S. 21 Sept 1851 26 Jan 1908 H of Mary Sneed tombstone
W BOYLE Lewis   21 Aug 1884 10 June 1905 S of John & Mary? tombstone
W BOYLE Mary J. 3 Oct 1851 13 Mar 1908 W of John tombstone & SFH
W BOYLE Walter A. 21 Dec 1871 20 Aug 1917 H of Susie/Lydia S. tombstone & MFH & SG
W BROWN May   2 Apr 1894 14 Apr 1897 D of T.J. & S.F. tombstone
  BROWN P. S. 44y 5 May 1914   MFH
W BROWN Sarah F. 27 Apr 1855 23 Dec 1929 W of T.J. SFH
W BROWN T. J. 18 Nov 1845 15 May 1898 H of Sarah McCullough tombstone & SG
W BURNS Florence Pearl 8 Sept 1894 19 Sept 1894 D of C.M. & E.C. tombstone & IL
  CAMERON (infant)     3 Mar 1901 S of W.H. RT & SA
W CARRINGTON Celia Ann 2 Sept 1891 27 Oct 1893 D of T.B. & Mary OSC
  CLAYTON Richard   15y 30 Aug 1913 cg to W.R. Bridwell  
  COBURN Elvin   28 Nov 1925 24 Apr 1926* D of Watt & Lassie  
  COY James   69y 31 May 1903   RT
B CRITTENDON Jessie   6 Aug 1905 12 Mar 1913 S of John & Mollie tombstone
W DAVEE         W of O.L.  
W DAVEE May Bernice Gollihar 24 July 1899 21 Dec 1936 W of Otis tombstone & SFH
W DAVEE Otis L. 15 Sept 1872 5 Mar 1938 H of Bernice Parker tombstone & SFH
  DAVIS (infant)   25 Feb 1918 25 Feb 1918 ord by Thermon Davis MFH & PJ
  DEBOISE Bobby Ray 1y 1m 23d 31 Dec 1946 S of Robert & Lottie SFH
  DEBOISE Irene   9 Jan 1944 31 Dec 1946 D of Robert & Lottie SFH
W DEJARNETT Dorsey B. 12 Jan 1898 14 Jan 1898   tombstone
W DEWITT George     30 Dec 1891 H of Lydia RT
W DEWITT George   54y 5 Aug 1903 H of Josie? RT & tombstone
W DEWITT Lydia   78y 30 Dec 1901 W of George RT
W DIAL Jane M. 8 May 1933 28 Mar 1911 W of Samuel tombstone & MFH
B DOLPHUS L. L. (Rev.) July 1873 23 May 1901   RT
  EDWARDS J. T.   12 Oct 1901   RT
  ELLIOTT (infant)     9 Feb 1905 C of Richard SG
  ELLIOTT Frances V. Foster 13 May 1865 6 Mar 1894 W of Hiram M. SC & tombstone & OSC
  ELLIOTT Wannita   3y 6m 8d 2 Nov 1918   MFH
W ELLIOTT William H. 9 Oct 1846 10 Sept 1894   tombstone
B ETHRIDGE L. M. 1 Aug 1889 20 Oct 1910 [Lola, wife of James?] tombstone
B EWING (Mr.)     1902? H of Belle RT
B EWING Della     26 June 1903 D of Belle RT
B EWING Edna   9y 23 Mar 1903 D of Belle RT
B EWING Lavetta     14 Apr 1903 D of Belle RT
  FARRIS Fannie   (old woman) 25 Jan 1902 M of Mrs. D. Henderson RT
W FERGUSON H.   10 Sept 1836 15 Jan 1894 [Co F 11 KS Inf] OSC & SG
B FOREMAN Gerine         cement marker
W FOSTER J. H. (Mr.)   12 Dec 1893   age 66y 5m 7d
PB & PJ & OSC
W FOSTER John B. 8 Feb 1811 22 Apr 1895 H of Mary tombstone
W FOSTER Mary A. 12 May 1818 7 July 1898 W of John tombstone
W FOSTER Mary A. Thomas 1 Apr 1846 7 Feb 1905 W of J.J. tombstone & SG & PJ
W FULTON Kerry Dean 28 Aug 1958 31 Jan 1994 H of Carolyn Sue Rhodes tombstone& NP
  GANES Glasco   18y 6 Jan 1924   MFH
  GARSON Caterine          
  GILL Velma   3y 3 Oct 1901 D of P.Q. RT & GM
  GILLEM (infant)     3 Mar 1903   RT
  GO---- BARN----   1899 1936    
W HART Amelia   1833 1898   tombstone
W HAWN Henry   58y 19 July 1898 H of E.J. PJ
B HODGES Fannie   60y 23 Aug 1922 D of Levi Wellington SFH
W HOPKINS John     6 Jun 1908 B of Mrs. Nichols
single
 
B JACKSON Blanche   1901 1944   tombstone
B JACKSON Claud   7 Aug 1894 8 Feb 1923 S of Francis & Minnie SFH
B JACKSON Francis A. 1871 1945   tombstone
  JACKSON J. W. 27 Dec 1874 20 Sept 1899    
B JACKSON James   1893? 27 Dec 1906 S of J. Henry SG & RT (s of Phil?)
B JACKSON Leonard Hilyard Jr. 29 Nov 1921 27 May 1946 OK SSgt 228 HQCo.] tombstone
B JACKSON Lucy   1889? 5 Sept 1906 D of J. Henry SG & RT
W KANE A. Frank 3 Apr 1844 31 May 1905 H of Sarah Stewart RT & tombstone & PP & SG & PJ
W KANE Hattie   13 May 1890 19 Aug 1898 D of Frank & Sarah PJ & tombstone
W KANE Marion   21 Mar 1884 8 July 1893 S of Frank & Sarah tombstone
W KANE Sarah Alice 28 Aug 1852 12 May 1901 W of Frank PJ & tombstone & SA & SG & RT
  KING Richard   15y 30 Aug 1913 cg to W. R. Bridwell MFH & RB & PJ
B LENARD Laura         tombstone
  LEONARD Tama   5m 14 July 1913*    
  MADDUX James P. 17 Dec 1879 17 July 1892 S of T.H. & M.M.  
W MANSFIELD Elizabeth "Lizzie" 33y 17 Aug 1894 W of L.N. PCD & SC & tombstone & PCP
B MARTIN Alice   11 May 1871 21 Nov 1951   tombstone
B MARTIN Elnora   1918 1945   tombstone
W MUNDELL John     18 Jan 1895*   SM
W NICHOLAS Homer A. 10y 2m 18d 7 Oct 1898 S of William & Anna PJ & tombstone
W OLDS Osmer Leroy 23 Sept 1833 24 Jan 1910 H of Nancy L. tombstone
W PATTERSON John F. 24 Sept 1846 11 Oct 1893   tombstone & OSC
W PATTERSON Lillie     8 Oct 1898* W of John PJ
B PERRY Bell         tombstone (next to Ralph)
B PERRY Ralph         cement marker (next to Bell)
  PHILLIPS Mattie     6 Oct 1907   SG
  PIERCE Grace   Aug 1902? 16 July 1905 D of William & Celia PP
W POCK Henry C. 28 Feb 1897 15 Mar 1897 S of George & Flora tombstone
W POCK Mary Elizabeth 7 Aug 1848 20 Dec 1924 W of Newton tombstone & SFH
W POCK Newton Jasper 7 Apr 1844 9 Nov 1938 H of Mary Smith tombstone & SFH
W POCK Phillip P. 6 May 1892 8 Dec 1894 S of Newton & Mary  
  POWELL Elizabeth 'Beth'     1909 dau. of Oren Allen & Elizabeth 'Lisa'  
  POWELL Elizabeth 'Lisa'   02-19-1885 02-?-1908 Wife of Oren Allen  
  POWELL Oren Allen 01-25-1887 11-20-1930 H of Elizabeth 'Lisa'  
  RANEY (infant)     16 Nov 1901    
B RAY Amanda       sandstone marker tombstone
  RUNKLE Fleda   4y 8 Nov 1898 D of E. & J.E. PJ
W SHIPMAN Beulah     21 June 1899 D of Argus & Clara PJ
B SNOW (Mr.)     11 Dec 1906   SG & RT & YR
W STANSBERRY Emma Foster 10 June 1869 10 June 1894 W of R.B. tombstone
W STANSBERRY Nellie R. 26 Feb 1894 12 June 1894 D of R.B. & Emma  
B TAYLOR Pearl   1884? 16 Apr 1906 W of Hancel tombstone & PJ
  THOMPSON (infant)   7d 14 Jan 1917 C of Belle MFH
  THOMPSON James Henry 15y 2m 5d 20 Oct 1915   MFH
  TULLY (child)     16 Dec 1901 C of Joseph & Hattie RT
  TYLER Royal N. 14 July 1891 29 July 1892 S of Orater & Mora PB (1893?) & tombstone
W VANDEMARK (infant)   1y 4m 18d 15 June 1898 D of Fred & Adeline PJ
W VANDEMARK Celia   1897 1899 D of Fred & Adeline tombstone
W VANDEMARK Charles   Dec 1889 1892 D of Fred & Adeline PJ & tombstone
W VANDEMARK Lottie   1891 1892 D of Fred & Adeline tombstone & PJ
W VANDEMARK Marion Stewart Jan 1894 1 June 1896 S of Fred & Adeline PJ & tombstone
W VANDEMARK Sarah Adeline 1872 7 May 1906 W of Fred tombstone & SG & RT
B VERNER Bobbie   12 y 31 Jan 1929 S of Mitchell and Texana PJ
B VERNER Booker T. 8y 31 Jan 1929 S of M.J. PJ
B VERNER Hartford   10y 31 Jan 1929 S of M.J. PJ
B VERNER Mitchell John 01-1875 06-24-1955 H of Texana  
B VERNER Texana Thomas 19 Apr 1882 3 July 1937 W of M. Johnson SFH
B WALKER Viola   10 Nov 1876 22 Nov 1914 W of Sam tombstone
B WILLEY Minnie   1876 1916 W of F.A. Jackson tombstone
B WILSON Nettie   22y 10m 11d 7 Nov 1923 cg to Tom Moorhead MFH
  WRIGHT Louis   5y 23 July 1893   PB & PCR
  YOUNG Charlie   53y 11 May 1919 cg to County MFH


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