WM C CLAYTON

  William C Clayton, was born in Hampshire County, Va, on January 24, 1831. today at 67, he has reached a ripeness of experienced and maturity of judgement which render his usefulness to the community of greater value than at any previous period.
  Admitted to the bar in 1859, he has always practiced in this section, and has for many years held a prominent, if not foremost, place i his profession. He is known both as a civil and criminal lawyer, and has been in charge of or assisted with most of the noteworthy trials in this judicial district for the past twenty years.
  Mr Clayton's childhood was spent at a time and in a portion of the country when even a district school education was unobtainable, and to his father, T Clayton, M D, he owes the rudiments of knowledge which fitted him to enter a classical school at Romney. He afterward, in 1847-8, attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. In 1875-7, as a member of the Judiciary Committee of the State Senate, Mr Clayton rendered congenial service to his constituents, and has not since been a candidate for office.
  He resides in his handsome residence in Keyser and devotes his time to his large practice.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 27, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD

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