of the lineage of
John Clay m.
Charles Clay b.1638, Charles City Co.,
Va. M. 1667 Hannah Wilson, b. 1642 Henrico Co., Va. Daughter of John
Wilson. Charles d. 1686.
Charles son of John Clay and Elizabeth, possibly Frame, who later married a
John Wall, and John Tate. In a deed of gift from Oct. 3, 1660, John Wall
gives to his son-in-law (step-son) Charles Clay, 2 ewes,
Henry Clay b.
Mary Clay b. 1664
Elizabeth Clay b.1666
John Clay b.1668 d. 1722
Thomas Clay b.1670
Charles Clay b. 1674
Judith Clay b. 1778
Clay manuscript, Clay Family Quarterlies, Robert Young Clay
b.1672 in Henrico Co., Va., M. 1708,Mary Mitchell, b. Jan. 1693,
Chesterfield Co., Va., Daughter of William and Elizabeth Mitchell. Henry,
Died Aug. 3,1760 of the Nattles during an annual Birthday dinner given for
his family. He was buried on his farm near Swift Creek, now near Manchester
High School. His head and footstone were moved a quarter mile west of the
original location, now surrounded by a wrought iron fence with a marker
placed by the DAR.
He was a follower of Bacon during the Rebellion.
He was a follower of Bacon during the Rebellion.
Mitchell Clay b. 1710
Henry Clay b. 1711
b. Jan 31, 1715
John Clay b.
of Henry Clay, probated Sept. 1760 Chesterfield Co. Court named wife and
children. Green Clay Manuscript.
Clay b. Jan. 31, 1715 in Powhatan Co., VA. M. 11 Nov. 1741 Martha
Green, daughter of Thomas Green the 3rd and his wife Elizabeth Marston.
Charles signed a will on Oct 28 1788 in Powhatan Co., VA. Will Book
1, pp. 173-174 He died on Feb 25 1789 in Powhatan Co., VA. He had an
estate probated on Jul 16 1789 Powhatan Co., VA. Martha was appointed
Mary Clay b. Sept. 22, 1742 m. Stephen
Eleazer Clay b. Aug. 4, 1744
Rev. Charles Green Clay
b. Dec.24, 1745
Henry Clay b. Mar.5 1748, d. 1777 in
Thomas Clay b. July 30, 1750
Elizabeth Clay b. April 20, 1752 m.
Lucy Clay b. April 20, 1752 m. William
Matthew Clay b. Mar 25, 1754
Green Clay b. Aug 14, 1757
Pricilla Clay b. April 30, 1759
Martha Clay b. July 13, 1761
Bible records of Eleazer Clay family, Green Clay manuscript. Genealogy of the Clays’ by Mary Rogers Clay.
Rev. Charles Green Clay, b.
Dec. 24th 1745, Powhatan, Va., M. July 4th 1796, for
the only time, Editha Landon Davies, daughter of Henry Landon Davies and
his wife Anne Whiting Clayton, daughter of John Clayton Jr., granddaughter
of John Clayton the Botanist of Gloucester Co., Va. She was b. April 17,
1777, was 19 years old and he was 51 years old when they married in Bedford
Rev. Clay, died Feb.
8, 1820, at his home Petty Grove, now known as Ivy Hill golf course, Editha
died June 3 1838. They are both buried at Ivy Hill, between the 6th
and 7th fairway on the golf course, near the site where their
Clay was an
Episcopalian minister, ordained by Richard Terrick, Bishop of London, in
1769, he served St. Anne’s Parish from 1769-1784. Rev. Clay’s grave is
covered by a huge pile of rocks, measuring at one time 20 ft. x 12 ft x 12
ft high. Legend has it that he asked each of his sons to put a rock on his
grave for each sin they had committed that he did not know about, those
boys must have been some handful, it took 100 wagon loads of rock to make
Another legend is that
Clay was of questionable character, and was afraid the devil would get him,
so he asked that his grave be covered with the rocks. I really doubt that,
being a minister, and knowing where the devil came from, he would want the
rocks holding him down. The real reason is that he did not want a road
crossing over his grave and figured that it would be easier to go around
than over that pile of stone.
Cyrus Boyle Clay b. May 10 1797, d.
Sept. 8 1820 in Lynchburg,
Va., he was buried at Ivy Hill, his stone reads: In memory of
Cyrus B. Clay, who died 8 Sept. 1820, age 23 years, 4 months, “to know
him was but to love and respect him.”
Junius Axel Clay b. 25 Mar 1799,
Bedford Co., Va. M. Dec 1820 to Elizabeth Cobbs. They had no children of
their own, but nieces and nephews lived with them. She died 1882, he died
1884, Buckingham Co., Va.
Odin Green Clay b. May 5 1800 Bedford
Co., Va. M. Oct 1822
to his cousin Anne Clayton Davies. He was first president of the Virginia
Tennessee Railroad, a representative of Campbell Co., Va., elected to the
Board of Public Works, a General in the home militia. Anne died in 1848 and
Odin died in 1883, both are buried in the family cemetery at Rosemund, on a
hill “above the mill.”
Cyrus Boyle Clay b. May 10, 1823
Davies Clay b. 1827 d. young
3. Dewitt Clinton Clay b.1829
Catherine Clay b.1832 d. young
Anne Elizabeth Clay b. 1833 m. Francis
Samuel Boyle Clay b.1831 m. Nanny
Henry Hooper, From
Buckingham Co., Va., they had 3 children,
Catherine “Kitty” Clay b. April 7,
James Matthew Cabaniss b. 1840 d.1907 in Mt. Airy, NC, they had one
Belle Cabaniss b. Sept 29 1892,
Clayton Ashby 3rd b. Sept
19. 1923, he married Susan Anne Pendleton, 27 March 1946.
had two children,
Sarah Catherine Ashby born November 9,
1950 she married Donald Francis Phillips on Oct.28th, 1978. Sara
has supplied all the information submitted on the family of “Kitty” and
Edward Clayton Ashby 3rd b.
August 20, 1953, he married Elizabeth Lovell in 1974, they have 2 sons, he
Clayton Ashby 4th b. May 5, 1975.
Joseph Ashby b. March 31, 1976, m. Terri Tysinger and they have a son
William Clay Ashby b.1998
Clay Ashby b. Jan 10, 1926, d. Mar.1, 1951. M. Helen Hennis, had one child
Elizabeth Ashby b. Feb. 14,
Paul Clay b.1835 d.1879 unmarried, buried above the Mill.
Henry Clay b.1836
Green Clay b. 1840 d. May 1864 at Spotsylvania Ct. House, Va. CSA
Clay b. 1826 d. 1826
Most of this family is buried above the Mill in the old cemetery that has been destroyed by the family that now owns the property, in order to build their home on the site. Gravestones are under a doghouse, others have been knocked over and more stones have been removed to unknown places.
Bible records of Junius Clay, Editha L. D. Clay
Thornton Pugh, letters, records of Sara Ashby Phillips, Church Records of
St. Stephens, Forest, Va. Bedford County Court records, Campbell County
Court Records, Lynchburg newspapers on file at Jones Memorial Library,
Duiguid Funeral records.
4.Paul Aurelius Clay b
Oct 11, 1807 Petty Grove, Bedford Co., Va., son of Rev. Chas. Green Clay
and Editha Davies, m.
Dec 1, 1837, Mary Louisa Watkins, daughter of Edward O. Watkins, and
his wife Harriet Tabb Trevillian. Mary Louisa was born Sept 9, 1820 in
Chesterfield Co., VA, at Presqu’isle, now a wildlife refuge. She died
July 16, 1855, and is buried in the Petty Grove cemetery. Her stone reads
“ A dutiful daughter, a dedicated wife, an affectionate mother, a kind
neighbor” In a story recounted by her daughter Mary Ann Elizabeth,
“Nanny”, Mary Louisa loved to ride her horses and would teach her
children, when quite young, to ride. She would have the child lifted to her
telling them “do not be afraid little one, hang on to me.”
When Paul and Mary Louisa married, he was Captain
in the home militia, in later years the title of Colonel was bestowed upon
him. He was never a minister or served in the Civil War, as some
publications have stated.
Paul and Mary had 8 children, 2 sons and 6
daughters. All of the children except the last 2 were born in Chesterfield
b. Nov. 18, 1838 at Bermuda Hundred, Chesterfield Co., Va.
Trevillian Clay b. April 28, 1840
May 19, 1870 George Anthony of Gainsville, TX. Harriet died of Yellow Fever
Alice Watkins Clay b. Mar 20, 1842 m. Oct. 13, 1869, William Royal
Claiborne, b. May 7, 1836, Amherst Co., Va. He was the son of William
Stirling and Cornelia Roane Claiborne. W.R. was a Capt. In the CSA, he died
1899 in Lynchburg, Va., Alice died post 1911, and they are buried at
Springhill Cemetery in Lynchburg, Va. Children:
William Stirling Claiborne b. Dec 11,
Thomas Aurelius Claiborne b. Dec 2,
1875 m. Lucy Reed they had 3 children.
James Alexander Claiborne, b.1877 d.
Mary Roane Claiborne m. John Gaynor
Claiborne, a cousin from Danville, VA.
Charles Robert Claiborne b. Mar 2,
1877 m. Mary Shinn, they had 3 children.
Editha Davies Clay b.Feb.7 1845 m. (1)
Henry Clay Thornton
May 18, 1864, in Buckingham Co., Va., he died June 1865 in Buckingham Co.,
Va., several weeks after their son was born. Issue:
Henry Clay Thornton Jr. b. 9 June 1865
Buckingham Co., Va.
married 2nd. Ezekiel Henry Pugh June 20, 1870. She died Feb. 2,
1897, he died Aug 22, 1889, and they are both buried at the
Wheeler-Jennings cemetery in Appomattox Co., near the Charlotte Co., line.
They had the following children:
Pugh b. 1872, d. young
Infant Pugh, d. at birth
Inez Watkins Pugh b. Sept 1, 1873 d.
Sallie Banks Pugh b.19 Oct 1875, m. 2
Jan. 1898, Nollie L. Adams. They had 8 children
Imogene Adams b. 1904 d. 2001
Ruby Adams b. 1910
Jane “Mattie” Pugh b. 3 Sept 1877, m. Aug 28 1895, Willie Bailey, they
had 8 children:
Henry Pugh Bailey b. June 16,1896
Yancey Elam Bailey b. 1896, twin to
Henry, married Lottie Holman Dec. 1. 1917, they had one child:
Thomas Jordan Bailey b. Aug. 28, 1925,
m. Nancy Kate Agee ca. 1948, 5 children:
Katherine Bailey b. Oct.1950 m. Thomas Clark, they have one son:
Jane Bailey b.1952
Jordan Bailey b. 1954
Ann Bailey b. 1957
William Garland Bailey, b.1964
Grace Hannah Bailey b. 1902 d. 1902
Samuel Russell Bailey b. 1900
Grace Hannah Bailey b.1904
Maud Mallory Bailey b. 1906
John Blanton Bailey b. 1910
Inez Trevillian Pugh b. 24 June 1881 m. Mar
22,1905 to Willy Pugh.
Maude Anthony Pugh b. May 10 1883
Editha Hannah Pugh b. 8 Nov. 1884 m. Dec 24, 1903 Charles F. Glen
Erma Henry Pugh b. Dec 7, 1886, never married.
Ann Elizabeth “Nannie” Clay b. Jan. 20,1847
John Raven Steel, in Cheyenne, Wyoming Jan 26,1881 he died 1891 of fever in
Ill. She died Jan 30,1940, Cheyenne, Wyo. She was truly a pioneer of
Wyoming. She and her father Paul went to Cheyenne in 1876; there were only
12 trees in the entire town.
Sallie Osborne Clay b. 29 April 1850.
Margaret Wells Clay b. June 21, 1852
d.19 June 1853, she is also buried at Petty Grove (Now Ivy Hill Golf
Willy Shelton Clay, name later changed
to William Landon Clay, b. Mar 28, 1855, Petty Grove, Bedford Co. Va. M.
Nov. 8, 1898 in Richmond, Va. To Annie Trotter. Willie died July 18,
1834 in Cheyenne, is buried in Evanston, Wyoming cemetery, in the Masonic
section. Willy and Anna had no children.
Charles Edward Clay was
born in Chesterfield Co., in November 1838, he was a member of the 2nd
Va. Cavalry during the Civil War, he was captured 3 times and escaped 3
times. Right after the War Charles went to Ft. Laramie, Wyoming, as a
suttler’s clerk for Seth Ward and William G. Bullock, friends of his
father from Virginia. He worked for a while at Ft. Laramie, then began his
own freighting company and hauled freight for the government for years
between all the Wyoming forts and into Nebraska, and South Dakota. He was a
member of Wyoming’s first Legislature, a Probate Judge in Converse
County, one of the founding fathers of Douglas, Wyoming, Rock Creek, gave
the first 300 volumes of books to the University of Wyoming to start their
library, and he was well known by all of Wyoming’s Pioneers.
In about 1866, Charles married Fingernail Woman by Indian custom. The white men with Indian wives were protected from being burned out or their livestock taken. This marriage was not a happy one, Fingernail Woman left many times to go back to her people and for the last time in 1876 shortly after Custer’s battle, she went possibly first to the Red Cloud Agency at Ft. Robinson, Nebraska, then to Pine Ridge Reservation, leaving her children behind. They had 4 children
Hattie Clay b. 6 Mar 1868 near
Chugwater, Wyoming, d. 30 April 1880 in Cheyenne, Wyo., of consumption. She
is buried in the family plot at Lakeview Cemetery lot 23.
Johnnie Clay b. Oct. 4, 1870, near
Chugwater, Wyo., d. 29 June 1875, 5 years, 8 months, 25 days, buried lot 23
Lakeview, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Susie Clay b. 1871
4. Emma B. Clay b.28 Feb. 1875
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Sources, Gynger Cook, PO Box 102, Vinton, Va. 24179. Please contact me for further information on this family.
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