1840 Coles Co, IL. The census taker that year recorded his name as Crayton and an address just down the road from Clara's siblings....George and Elizabeth Campbell, 3 doors down, Zachariah Collins, 5 doors down. Thomas and Clara were both 20-30 years old and had only one little girl under the age of 5.
Bef 1847 CA when daughter Rosina was born.
1860 Bucksport Twp, Humboldt Co, CA. When the family moved is unknown but the census taker found them there that year. Thomas was a 42 year old farmer with property valued at $600/230. His household included wife Clara, 44, and children: John, 19; Rosina, 14; Martha, 12; George, 10; Ivon, 8; and Joseph, 6.
1870 Same place. Thomas was still farming at age 52 and had accumulated property worth $2100/700. Clara was 54 and children still at home were Ivon, 18, and Joseph C, 15.