Surname: Clayton

Biographical Sketch of Joseph Clayton

Joseph, son of William (3) Clayton, was born at New Salem, Ontario county, New York, May 25, 18J3, and was educated there in the public schools and at a select school of the Friends. He worked on a farm until he was twenty years old. He learned the trade of tanner at Proctor, Pennsylvania. He then returned to Canandaigua and for two years conducted a dry goods store. In 1899 he came to the town of Phelps, Ontario county, and bought the Bigelow Planing Mill. After two years he sold out and removed to Marion, Indiana, where he engaged in