Enthusiasm is all very fine, wonderful even, but it can be overwhelming and when combined with rampant speculation ...
It is ASSUMED that Winnie Elizabeth Clanton's maiden name was AUTRY. Nary a shred of evidence to support that.
Her mother's maiden name was thought to be Autry and indeed was Autry on the marriage record.
There is no evidence so far collected to indicate that Winnie Elizabeth Clanton, reported daughter of Nathaniel and Martha (Autry) Clanton, was ever surnamed anything at birth other than Clanton.
And until and unless someone can provide evidence that it was as MRS Marha (unknown) Autry married 2nd to Nathaniel Clanton, and brought along her daughter by her 1st husband ...
I applied Occam's Razor to this ... and stated it in the profile for Winnie Elizabeth (Clanton) Clanton because I truly believe that in this particular case Occam's Razor is warranted.
I can with confidence state that due to the diligence and remarkable talents of Cousin Mickey Riley Jr I now know "things" about this particular branch of Clanton ... and I will be finding out more after tracking down the Census for Winnie
THE POINT being it is sometimes warranted for a PM to apply Occam's Razor