When I read your last reply, I remembered that I also have Jennie and Fred Claxton's death certificate (Ft. Wayne, Ind.). Fred was Jennie's informant and he listed Adam Gatliff as Jennie's father. (They named there only son Adam Claxton) He did not know her mothers name. Mariah's husband was Adam and he is listed on the U. S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 and black and a free man. Birth year as abt 1820, brn in Kentucky. Census location as Rockcastle, Kentucky. It does not have the maiden name is Mariah. (HOPE THIS IS NOT CONFUSING).