When they met in 1898, Clayton's family lived seven miles west of Lewisville, Texas, northeast of Fort Worth, and Nannie' father, Wiley Thomas Jones (1829-1901), was the postmaster in Bartonville, a bit further west.
Clayton and Nannie moved around quite a bit in the first 20 years of their marriage. Oldest child and only son Thomas Gurth (1902-1935) was born in Indiahoma, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Daughters Velma (1903-1908) and Ivis (1905-2004) were born in Lewisville, Texas, while Ruby Clayton (1908-1967) was born in Fort Worth. The three youngest daughters, Beulah Mabel (1910-1932), Audie Ruth (1911-1969), and Jewel (1914-1994), were all born at Azle, northwest of Fort Worth.
The family was still living in this area in September 1917, but by 1919 they had moved to Stephens County, Oklahoma. Originally living near Bray, nine miles east of Marlow, they moved closer to Marlow in 1922. In the late 1920s, they bought 120 acres north of Marlow, and lived on this farm the rest of their lives.
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