Anna Moody and Thomas Clayton

Anna Moody

Marriage to Thomas Clayton, 30 Jan 1832, Guilford Co., NC
Joseph H. Dennis Bondsman Other Spouse: Emsley Reynolds

The dates are from the gravestone. The C in her name may be for Clayton.

Bride: Anna Moody
Groom: Thomas Clayton
Bond Date: 30 Jan 1832
County: Guilford
Record #: 01 082
Bondsman: Joseph H. Denni
Witness: Orpheus S. Hann (Hanner?)
Bond #: 000054257

Last Name: Clayton First Name: Anna
Spouse- Last Name: Reynolds Spouse- First Name: Emsley
County: Hamilton Date: 12-19-1844
Remarks: Quaker
Indiana State Library Genealogy Database: Marriages through 1850

Name: Emsley Reynolds
Marriage Date: 19 Dec 1844
Marriage Date on Image: 19 Twelfth 1844
Marriage Place: Westfield
Father: William Reynolds
Mother: Rhoda Reynolds
Spouse: Anna Clayton
Spouse Father: Clayton Moody
Spouse Mother: Thankful Moody
Event Type: Marriage
Monthly Meeting: Westfield Monthly Meeting [database on-line] U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935 from Earlham College; Richmond, Indiana; A Book of Marriage Records, 1836-1859; Collection: Indiana Yearly Meeting Minutes

Name Age
Emsly Reynolds 35
Anna Reynolds 37
Elisa Jane 17
Sarah 15
John 13
William 11
Thomas 7
Samuel 3
Mary 0
Although the names of all the children are transcribed as including Jane, the census form shows Jane for only Elisa Jane. Since Emsley Reynolds and wife in 1840 had no children while Anna and Thomas Clayton had 2 sons and 2 daughters, all children older than 10 are probably Claytons. Thomas, 7, was probably Clayton, but he could have been the son of Emsley and his first wife.

Emsley Reynolds 55
Anna Reynolds 57
Robert Reynolds 14

Children of Anna Moody and Thomas Clayton

  1. Elisa Jane
  2. Sarah
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Thomas, probably

Thomas Clayton

Although there was a Thomas Clayton and family in Henry County, TN, in 1840, none of the females were aged correctly to be Anna. The Thomas Clayton in Hamilton County, IN, however, had a woman in the right age range to be Anna. The family also had two daughters, one 5-10 and one under 5, and two sons both under 5. Furthermore, Quaker records show the Anna Clayton who married Emsley Reynolds 1844 in Hamilton Co., IN, to have parents Clayton Moody (yes, Clayton Moody) and Thankful Moody and census records show her birth state as NC.