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Clay Family Bible Records

Eleazer Clay Family Bible

1744-1930

Includes bible record and genealogical notes. Other surnames mentioned: Apperson, Ashbrook, Gregory, Johnson, Lee, Mann, Turpin and Whitehead. Areas covered are Chesterfield Co., VA; Danville, VA; Richmond, VA and California.


677
FAMILY RECORD

{Col. 1}

MARRIAGES

Eleazer Clay Married
To Jane Apperson
June st21 -- 1767
And January th10 --
-- 1788 was married
To Elizabeth Whitehead

{Col. 2}

MARRIAGES

Matthew Clay was
Married to Ann
Turpin May th7 -- 1818

{different writing}

Married to Nancy Ashbrook
the 14 May 1839
Louisa A. Clay was
married to Joseph {Gregory}
28th of Jan -- 1838
Eleazar {S.} Clay married
to Annie Eliza Lee
daugh. of J. A. E. Lee of
Richmond the 8th of
August 1842
Mosby Johnson married to
Louisa A. Gregory May 22
1849
-----------------------------
Alfred Ma{nn} married to
Harriet A. Clay January 17
1856
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678

FAMILY RECORD

{Col. 1}

BIRTHS

Eleazer Clay born
August 4th 1744
Jane his Wife May
8 -- 1751 --
Martha a daughter
June -- 1768
Nancy Do born October
-- 1769
Ann Do born September
st 21 -- 177{1}
Dorcas Do born May
th18 -- 1773
Jane Do born January
st {1} -- 1775
Cinthia Do born March
-- 1778
Samuel a son born
October 8 -- 1779
{B/P}henehas Do born
March 14 178{1}

{Col. 2}

BIRTHS

Matthew Do born
March 16 -- 1783
Levinia a daughter
born June 7 -- 1785
Patsy Do born March
30 -- 1789
Matilda Do born
September nd2 -- 1790
Elizabeth Clay the
second Wife and
Mother of the two last
daughters was born
June 20 -- 1747 --
-----------------------------
{different writing ?}

William T. Clay
was Born May 24th
1833.

-----------------------------

{different writing ?}

Apperson H Johnson born Apr 4 1850
Ann Elizabeth Johnson born
July 4, 1851
Wilbert T. C. Jhohnson {sic -- prob. s/b Johnson} born
May 21 1854
{Luc}ius H. Mann born Feb 18 {year written in middle of line below}
A{f}red T Mann 1857 {year person above born} born on {T} 186{2}
Eula Ann Mann born born Mar {page torn}
second 1861

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679

FAMILY RECORD

{Col. 1}

BIRTHS

Eleazer Green Clay was
Born February 19 -- 1859
Louisia A{p}, -- a daughter
Was born July 20 -- 1820

{different writing}

Edwin R. Clay was born
February 25 -- 1822
James M. Clay was Born
October 25 -- 1823 --
Harriet Ann Clay was
Born July 5 -- 1825 --

{different writing}

George {___} Washington Clay
was born June 29th 1827
Joseph {___} Henry Clay was
born March 2{8}th 1829 --
Elizabeth Catharine Clay was
born March 4th 1831

{different writing}

William Thomas Milton Clay
born the {1}4th of May 1833 A. D.
Susan Caroline born the
3rd of May 1837
Matthew Boling Clay born
the 5 of November 1840

{different writing}

Annie E {Lee} born Oct 22 1824

{different writing}

Roselia Victoria Clay
born May 25th 1847

{Col. 2}

DEATHS

Elizabeth C. Clay
died March 15th 1832
-----------------------------
Ann Clay wife of Matthew
Clay died June 18th 1857
-----------------------------
Susan Caroline Clay
died July 19th 18{5}8
-----------------------------
Joseph Henry Clay died
October 25 1844
-----------------------------
The Infant daughter of E.{_. H.}
Annie E. Clay died the 2{9}th
day of January 1845 the same
day on which it was born.
-----------------------------

{different writing}

Georg Washington Clay
Died Nov. 1st 1849
-----------------------------

{different writing}

Mathew Clay
Died February 20th
1853 in the 70 year
of his age.
-----------------------------

{different writing}

Mrs Nancy E. Clay
Died Sept 7th 1854
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680

FAMILY RECORD

DEATHS.

Mosby Johnson died May 15
1855.
-----------------------------
Lucius Howard
Mann, infant of Alfred
and Harriet A. Mann,
Died July 22nd 1858
-----------------------------

{different writing}

Lula Ann Mann died
January 24th 1862
-----------------------------
Alfred Mann died
July 14th 1862
-----------------------------

{different writing}

Louisia Apperson
Clay Johnson died
March 14th 1898
in Richmond Va

{different writing}

Thomas Clay
Died in California
July 1899 --

Harriett Clay Man{n}
died Jan 15 1904
in Danvil{l}e Va

{different writing}

Apperson H. Johnson
June 27 -- 1919 --

{Col. 2}

Jane Clay wife of Eleazer
Clay departed this life
July -- 20 -- 1787
Martha her daughter
August 1771
Nancy a daughter
July

{different writing}

Matilda died July
5 -- 1805
Fresh as the morn
the blooming rose hangs
Withering, e,er, tis
noon we scarce enjoy
the balmy {geft} but
morn the pleasure gone

{different writing}

Eleazar Clay died May the second
1836
-----------------------------

{different writing}

Matthew Clay died
20th February 1853

{different writing}

Wilbert T. (C) Johnson
in Richmond, Virginia
Sept. 7, 1923
Ann Elizabeth Johnson
in Va. Highlands, Va
Jan. 17th, 19{3}0

{possibly different writing}

Apperson Henry Johnson
died June 19{19} 1930.

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{typed letter}

Dear Mrs. Mann,

Died you ever see such a Jack-in-the-box as I
am? Well, you know I am apt to "Turn up" at the most unexpected
moment - so here I come again.  Have at last figured it all out,
and you are my Forty-ninth cousin by marriage?? What do you think
of that? If you remember, I wrote you that I ran acros a very
interesting excerpt from Saunder's Early Recollections of Northern
Alabama, which I found in an antique book shop whose stock consisted
largely of Genalogical {sic} works. This little phamplet {sic} contained a
great deal of data about our Clay people, and I have prized it most
highly.  However, within the past few months, I secured another book
on the Clay family - a very bulky volume by Mrs. Mary Rogers Clay -
so am sending you my little phamplet {sic}, believing that you will enjoy
reading same. Heretofore I wouldn't dare let this little book
get out of my hands, I was so afraid I would loose {sic} it, or it would
be misplaced in some way; but since I have most of the same data
given in the larger book, I am now willing to send it around visiting.

From this larger book, whose record is all
authenticated, I find several mistakes in my outline which I sent you
several months ago.  Now here is your record as it should be, and
if you will compare it with the detail given on typewriten {sic} chart,
you will find just how your line runs.

1 -- Charles Clay married Hannah Wilson and had issue:
(1) Mary Clay
(2) Elizabeth Clay
(3) John Clay
(4) Thomas Clay
(5) Henry Clay {underlined} (Your line)
(6) Charles Clay (My line)
(7) Judith Clay

2 -- Henry (5) Clay born 1672 Died 1760 married Mary Mitchell - issue: --
(1) {Mary marked through -- looks like Ann handwritten above it very small writing} Mitchell Clay
(2) Henry Clay
(3) Charles Clay {underlined}
(4) John Clay
(5) Amey Clay married ----- Williamson
(6) Mary Clay married ----- Watkins.

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Mrs. Mann
-2-
{date cut off copy}

3 -- Charles (3) Clay born 1-31-1716 married Martha Green (sister of
                                      died 2-25-1789 Lucy Green wife of Henry Clay)
had issue:
(1) Mary Clay married Stephen Lockett
(2) Eleazer Clay {underlined} Born 8-4-1744 (Baptist Minister)
(3) Charles Clay
(4) Henry Clay Born 3-5-1748 Died in Trenton, N.J. 1777 a soldier
in the Revolutionary War.
(5) Thomas Clay married Polly Callahan late Dawson
(6) Bettie Clay married Alex Murray
(7) Lucy Clay married Wm. Thaxton
(8) Matthew Clay married Polly Williams & Miss. Saunders
(9) Green Clay married Sally Lewis
(10) Priscilla Clay
(11) Martha (called Patsy) married Hopkins Lewis.

4 -- Rev. Eleazer Clay Born 8-4-1744 married Jane Epperson {handwritten above this:  "A your g g g grand mother {___} {___} your father was around"} --2nd. Elizabeth Whitehead and 3rd. Phoebe Newby. His tomb bears the record that he was a soldier in the French & Indian Wars and fought valiantly throughout the Revolutionary War. His will probated 1838 - Chesterfield County. Va. Issue:--
1 -- Phineas Clay
2 -- Colonel Samuel Clay married Martha Purfoot
3 -- Matthew Clay married Miss. Turpin a sister of Phineas's wife.
and had issue: 1 Harriet Clay married Alfred Mann and had issue:
                Alfred Mann, Jr.
    2 -- Louise Clay married Wm. Johnson and had issue:
                Apperson Johnson
                Wilbert Johnson
                {B}ettie Johnson
    3 -- Matthew Clay
    4 -- Doctor Clay
4 -- Lavinia Clay married Robt. Aikin
5 -- Jane Clay married Edward Trabue
6 -- Dorcas Clay married Mr. Graves
7 -- Cynthia Clay married Daniel Sullivan
8 -- Ann Clay married John C. Russell.

I think this record is correct, and by making a few
changes on my chart, you will have your line all straightened out.

Do you care anything about the Patriotic Societies?
I am a member of the D.A.R. on my Lea side, and am working for additional
bars, through my Clay Record.  If you have a record of service
of Rev. Eleazer Clay in the Revolutionary War, I would certainly like
to have same.  My large book says his tomb bears record of the fact
that he fought in this War.  I have a friend, a proffessional {sic} Gen{a}logist
who has offered to procure me a Colonial Dame Record of the service
of Charles Clay, who took part in Bacon's Rebellion.  If I get this and
you care to have same, I will willing {sic} give it to you.

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Mrs. Mann
-3-
4-15-1913

You know I will have to join through the Virginia Society, as my ancestor
was from that State.  I am also working up several other Clay lines
and hope to have a number of "Records of Service".  Will let you know
about them later.

Did I ever tell you that my G.G.Grandfather James Clay,
who died in 1790, was buried in the Clay burying ground near Richmond.
I think this burying ground is located near "Swift Creak", at least one
of the records gives this as the location.

Hope you will understand these notes, and can connect them
with my former chart. If you dont {sic} just exactly understand it, let me
know and I will try to help you out further.

                Sincerely,

                Francis {Pow}ell Otken

McComb, Mississippi, April 15th. 1913

{address deleted for privacy}


Source:  Library of Virginia # 35084. 
Transcribed by Susan Shields Sasek, 28 Feb 2004.  My notes and comments are in curly brackets { }.


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