Rev. Willoughby Newton Claybrook

 Episcopal Clergy

Born:September 1, 1869, Westmoreland County, VA.
Died:July 13, 1930, Tyler, TX
Buried:Rose Hill Cemetery, Tyler, TX


•  "Son of Edwin Coke and Judith White (Newton) Claybrook, the former a native of 'Piedmont,' Northumberland County, who later lived at 'The Hague,' Va., lawyer, member Company C, Ninth Virginia cavalry, under Gen. W. H. F. Lee; grandson of Col. Richard A. and Charlotte (Brown) Claybrook. of 'Piedmont,' and of Willoughby and Mary (Brockenbrough) Newton of 'Linden,' Westmoreland County, member of congress from the first Virginia district, and aided in bringing about the annexation of Texas. Other ancestors are Col. Theodore Bland, Speaker Robinson of the Virginia house of burgesses, and Carter Braxton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The maternal great-grandfather, William Brockenbrough, was for thirty years chief justice of the Virginia supreme court, and his home in Richmond, became the 'White House' of the Confederacy, now the Confederate museum." - Alabama Biography

•  "Rev. Mr. Claybrook, graduated at Washington and Lee University, 1895; and the Theological Seminary of Virginia, 1899, as Bachelor of Divinity." - Alabama Biography

•  "He was ordained deacon in 1898, priest in 1899; has served as rector at Washington, Va., Tyler, Tex., Huntsville, AL and at St. Mary's on the Highlands, at Birmingham. He was the Episcopal Dean of Birmingham, the Bishop's chaplain, and has served as a member of the standing committee of the Diocese." - Alabama Biography

•  He was a Mason - Alabama Biography

•  Married: September 6, 1905, in Huntsville, to Belle B., daughter of William H. and Helen (Nesbit) Fariss of Huntsville. - Alabama Biography

•  Inscription on his tomb stone "A Faithful Pastor - a Loyal Friend" - USQWarchives

•  Father of Willouoghby Newton

•  When B'nai Sholom's (Huntsville) Rabbi became ill in 1905, Rev. Claybrook volunteered to read Hebrew for their Friday night services, which the Temple board accepted. - Alabama Biography

Related Links:

•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, p. 244.

•  Arlis Herring - Genealogy (Originally found at

•  USQWarchives - List for Rose Hill Cemetery submitted to USGenWeb Archives by East Texas Genealogical Socity, © 2003

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•  Alabama Biography