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Henry CLAXTON
Adelia DAVEY
Husband:  Henry CLAXTON
Birth:  1803/4, Old Buckenham, county Norfolk, England
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  ditcher
Marriage:
Wife:  Adelia DAVEY / Delia DAVY
Birth:  1823/4, England
Death:  aft. 1880
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Mr. DAVEY
Mother:  Elisabeth/Ellizabeth __?__ (1776/7-1860s)

Given the age difference between Henry and Delia, it's very likely he had a prior wife.

Children:
born in England:
1.  Horace CLAXTON, b. 1843/4 
2.  David CLAXTON, b. 1845/6 
3.  Anna/Ann/Annie Louise CLAXTON, b. 1849; m. 22 Dec 1874, DeKalb Co., IL. Robert J. C. FOX

born in Illinois:
4.  Israel H. CLAXTON, b. 1856/7


Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900:
Follett, H W C Claxton, Thursa  3 Nov 1872 Book D, p. 71 De Kalb
Fox, Robert J C Claxton, Annie L 22 Dec 1874 Book E, p. 62 De Kalb
Who is Thursa?  These two, plus the marriages of Horace and David, are the only CLAXTON marriages in DeKalb County in this database.

2.  1850 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found.  The only Henry CLAXTON indexed in the 1850 census is age 29 (b. TN, wife Nancy) in Hancock Co., TN.

3.  1860 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #11 of 16):  Malta P.O., Malta Twp., DeKalb Co., IL, Roll 173 (Book 1), p. 442, PN 442, 3379/81, enumerated 21 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Henry Claxton 53 M   Day Laborer 800 400 Eng
Delia     Do 38 F   House Keeper     Do
Horace    Do 16 M   Laborer     Do
David     Do 14 M         Do
Ann       Do 11 F         Do
Israel H  Do  4 M         Ill
Elisabeth Davey 83 F   Retired     Eng
Elizabeth DAVEY is almost certainly Delia's mother.

4.  1870 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com, Image #27 of 32):  Malta P.O., Malta, [Malta Twp.,] DeKalb Co., IL, p. 460A, PN 26/27, 183/180, enumerated 12 Sep 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Claton Henry 66 M W Ditcher 1000 275 Eng
______ Adelia 46 F W Keeping House     "
______ Horace 26 M W Engineer     "
______ David 24 M W Carpenter     "
______ Anna 20 F W At Home     "
______ Israel 13 M W "   "     Ills
Daire Edith  8 F W At School     "

5.  1880 Census (indexed at FamilySearch.org; page image online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 27):  Malta, [Malta Twp.,] DeKalb Co., IL, Roll 202 (Book 1), p. 113A, PN 5, SD 2, ED 33, enumerated 9 Jun 1880, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1880 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1880:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see
What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 13 24 25 26
41 41 Claxton Henry W M 75     / Laborer Eng Eng Eng
    _______ Delia W F 56 Wife   / Keeping House " " "
    _______ Isreal W M 23 Son /   Butcher Ills " "

6.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

7.  1900 Census Index/Images (online at Genealogy.com):  not found (nor Isreal).  The only CLAXTONs in DeKalb Co., IL, were our subjects' sons, Horace and David.

8.  Messages posted to the CLAXTON Surname Board (online at Ancestry.com).

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