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On 20 Jun 2020 Jason F. wrote on Clanton-168:

The above genealogy showing John -> Edward -> Marmaduke comes from a book called "The Descendants of John Clanton 1609" by L. B. Clanton. Unfortunately this "book" is not actually a book, but just a collection of family group sheets with no evidence or documentation whatsoever on these early generations. https://www.scribd.com/document/49367079/Descendants-of-John-Clanton-1609-979-7th-edition-February-20-2011 What early Clanton genealogists seem to have missed is that Edward Clanton was at least 21 years of age in 1673, when he appears in records of Charles City County, so he could not have been born in 1658 as is often claimed, and could not have been the son of a man supposedly born in 1637. There also seems to be no evidence that Marmaduke, John and Edward are related at all--this was likely just an assumption on the part of Mr. Clanton when he put his family group sheets together. Newer research suggests this Marmaduke theory is flawed, and that the immigrant was Edward Clanton (transported 1656) who had a proven son named William (c.1660-1726) who was father of Edward (d.1741) and Richard, etc. See here: https://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/clanton/1000/

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