Clearfield Descendants

Some of the Individuals and Families of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania

Sarah Catherine Mays

Sarah is the wife of Isaac Cyrus Mays (1836-1912). During his life Isaac was one of the best known citizens of Clearfield County. Together Sarah and Isaac had ten children.

This beautiful photo courtesy of their great-grandnephew William Robert Mays (1948-2018).

Welcome to the Clearfield Descendants Website!

He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and
the hearts of the children to their fathers.
~~ Malachi 4:6 ~~

Thank you for visiting! This website is the result of more than 50 years of research. Still a work in progress it contains thousands of names from thousands of families with roots in Clearfield County, PA. You'll find more than 25,000 names and more than 9,100 families listed here. There are 4,500 unique surnames and thousands of photos and supporting documents. Among the names are numerous pioneer settlers and Clearfield area families whose far-reaching influence have spread to every corner of the country.

Some of the most prominent surnames are listed below. If your family has a connection to any of these, you will likely find this website useful.

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The man who feels no sentiment of veneration for the memory of his
forefathers is himself unworthy of kindred regard or remembrance.
~~ Daniel Webster ~~

Edward Byron Patton

The Patton family for generations were prominent in the public life of Pennsylvania. Edward's father was a judge, his brother a U.S. Congressmen and a son Mayor of Grinnell, Iowa. Among other close family members were state representatives and U.S. Senators. Edward was a prominent contractor in Clearfield County.

His wife Esther was just 27 years old when she died in 1860. Edward, who was 34 years old, never remarried and raised his four young children as a single father. He is the creator of this website's second great-grandfather.