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Bibliography and Sources of Clay information

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Books and Magazines

Adventures of Purse and Person

Boyle M.D. , David James The Davies Family of Virginia   2000 published by Morris Publishing  
for information contact Dr. James D. Boyle 16379 Tudor Drive,  Encino, California, 91436

Brown Alexander  "Cabells and their Kin" 1895

Campbell Chronicles and Family Sketches p. 393-396

Clay, Green  manuscript.

Clay collection at the VA Historical Society

Clay, Mary Rogers Genealogy of the Clays’  Filson Publications 

Congressional Library, Washington, D.C., Virginia County Records, Vol. 2, p. 78 and 245

Cyrus B. Clay obit Lynchburg Press and Public Advisor, Sept 12, 1820

DAR Magazine" Jan 1981 p. 22

Early, Ruth H. copies of notes compiled by Ruth Early and family members ca. 1925-30 unpublished.
Filson Publication # 14 "The Clay Family" p. 77.

Editha Davies Clay obit Lynchburg Virginian June 28, 1838

Early Virginia Immigrants

Fleet, Beverly "Virginia Colonial Abstracts Series 2"

Historic Georgian Families

Library of Congress " Jefferson/Clay" letters

Meade, Bishop William   "Old Churches, Ministers and Families of Va." 1858

Patterson Helen Strange  "St. Stephens Episcopal Church of Bedford County, Va. Forest, VA.": Historical Records Committee, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 1983

Peacock, Peggy C. Martha (Clay) Bass and her Daughter Mary Bass Clay of Henrico and Chesterfield Cos., VA

Pond, Gail, archivist at Poplar Forest, the Bedford Co. estate of Thos. Jefferson

Rucker Patty Mrs., "Vestry Book of Russell Parish, Bedford County: Trinity and St. Stephens Episcopal Churches"

Southern Churchmen (Episcopal) 12/1/1837

Stutesman, John H. , Some Watkins of VA. & Their Kin

The Order of the Founders & Patriots of America" 1896  Order # 2513

The Virginia Genealogist Vol. 31, pp. 298-305]

Torrence: "VA Wills & Administrations" p. 85

Virginia Magazine of History

Wm and Mary Magazine Vol. 1, 4 series II

Wurts: "Magna Charta" vol 7 CLAY p. 1960

Yancey  Lynchburg & Its Neighbors:  p. 37

Bible Records

Bible Records of Eleazer Clay family
Bible records of Junius Clay

Church Records

Church Records of St. Stephens

Court House Records

Forest, Va. Bedford County Court records, 

Campbell County Court Records, 

Funeral Home Records

 Duiguid Funeral records.  


Lynchburg newspapers on file at Jones Memorial Library


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