WILLIAM CLAYBOURN, farmer, P. O.Dix, was born in Knox County, Tenn., August 27, 1819, and is the son of Ephraim CLAYBOURN, of Knox County, Tenn., afterward of Allen County, Ky. where he died the summer of 1850. Our subject got his education in DeKalb County, Tenn., and came to this county in the fall of 1840.where he still resides. He was married, September 4, 1838, to Miss Frankie. daughter of Reuben HAWKER of Virginia. Mrs. CLAYBOURN died July 23, 1863, leaving ten children, viz., Catharine, Sarah J., James T., William P., John B., Harriet N., Ephraim S., Reuben C., Joseph M. and Cassius C. February 14, 1865, Mr. CLAYBOURN married Mrs. Elizabeth J. MAXEY, daughter of Francis STERNS, of Virginia; by her he had two children---Charles F. and Lucy B. Mrs. Elizabeth CLAYBOURN had five children by her former husband, viz., Melissa V., George ., Laura S., Mary L. and William H. Subject is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He served one year in the army, in company H, First Illinois Cavalry. James H. And William P., his sons, each served four years in Company H, Eightieth Illinois Cavalry. They were in the battles of Perryville, Lookout Mountain and several others. James 's wounded at Atlanta, Ga. John enlisted when seventeen years of age, and William when eighteen years of age. Mr. CLAYBOURN engaged in farming and stock-raising. He is a Republican in politics.
Source: Taken from "History of Jefferson County, Illinois" by Wm. Henry Perrin.
Submitted by Misty Flannigan 
Oct 4, 1997 

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