"History of Steuben County, Indiana", 1885,
pub. Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill.
pages 536 - 537

Clayton Mallory was born in Rutland Count, Vt., in 1816, a son of David and Cynthia (Collars) Mallory, of Irish decent.  When fourteen years of age he left home and lived with his grandparents four years, when he began working for farmers at $8 a month.  When twenty years of age, in 1836, he came to Indiana, his father having preceded him in the early part of the year.  As a result of the labors of the children they had $100, and with this the father bought forty acres of land a half a mile south  of where Mr. Mallory now lives.  In 1844 Clayton bought a tract of wild land, a portion of the school preserve.  Not a tree had been cut on the land, but with a zeal characteristic of the man he soon brought it under a state of cultivation, and reaped a bountiful harvest as a reward for his labor.  He has inproved his farm till it is now one of the best in the township.  He has been formost
in advancing all interests of public benefit and has served in nearly all the township offices.  He has been County Commissioner two terms, and was a Trustee when but one was required in the township.  All trusts imposed on him have fulfilled with fidelity and efficiency.  Mr. Mallory was married to Thirza Collins, daughter of one of the pioneers of Jamestown.  She died in 1852 leaving one son -- Oscar F., who married Edna Brooks, and has two children -- Barton and Clayton.  In 1853 he married a sister of his first wife, Jane Collins, and to them were born two children - Ella T., deceased , and Carrie A., who married T. A. Caswell and has two children - Ella J. and Ralph.  After an illness of two years Mrs. Mallory died  Aug. 30, 1883.