CS Con Clayton, Alexander Mosby - C.S. Delegate, MS

Alexander Mosby Clayton


Born: January 15, 1801

Birthplace: Campbell County, Virginia

Father: William Willis Clayton 1779 – 1820

Mother: Clarissa Mosby

1st Wife: Mary Walker Thomas 1804 – 1832

2nd Wife: Barbara Anne Barker 1819 – 1879
(Buried: Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi)​


Clara M. Clayton 1849 – 1922​
(Buried: Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, California)​

Political Party: Democrat Party


Received a small amount of formal education​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Fredericksburg Virginia​
1832 – 1837: Moved to Clarksville, Tennessee where he met his wife​
1832: Justice of Arkansas Territorial Supreme Court​
Owner of a large amount of land near Lamar, Mississippi​
Judge of Mississippi State Court of High Appeals and Errors​
1840 – 1889: President of Trustees of University of Mississippi​
1850: Delegate to Nashville, Tennessee Convention​
1853: U.S. Counsel in Havana, Cuba​
1860: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to Mississippi State Secession Convention​
1861: Leader in helping to write the Mississippi State Ordnance
1861: Mississippi Delegate to Confederate Provisional Congress​
1861: Congressional Chairman of the Judiciary Committee​
1861: Helped with the adoption of the Confederate State Constitution​
1861: Resigned from the Confederate Congress on May 11, 1861​
1861 – 1865: Confederate States District Court Judge in Mississippi​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1869: Circuit Court Judge in the State of Mississippi​
Plantation Manager and Attorney in Mississippi​
Director of the Northern Bank of Mississippi in Holly Springs​
Organizer of the Mississippi Central Railroad Company​
1876: Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
Died: September 30, 1889

Place of Death: Lamar, Mississippi

Age at time of Death: 88 years old

Burial Place: Hillcrest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Mississippi
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
At the Mississippi convention he was instrumental in drawing up the ordinance that took Mississippi out of the union.He was appointed to the Provisional Confederate Congress.He was also instrumental creating a new court system.