Clay Family Cemeteries Continued..
research , done by Gynger Cook, between 1962-2001, unless noted
Mitchell Clay; Revolutionary War patriot and the first settler of present day Mercer County, WV; at Henrico Co., VA; married Phoebe Belcher at Franklin, Franklin Co., VA; died April, 1811 at Giles Co., VA.
Mitchell and his family were buried in a little cemetery in Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia. The farm on which the marker rests formerly belonged to Edward Cooper of Bramwell. The Celanese Corporation later acquired the land where the cemetery was located. About March or April 1985,the Celanese Corporation had the graves removed to the Birchlawn Memorial Park in Pearisburg, there were 15 graves moved. Only Mitchell Clay's was marked. The old stone from Mitchell Clay's grave was given to the Giles County Chapter of the Genealogical Society and is stored in the society's building at Pearisburg. The new foot type monument, is bronze, measures 72" by 32" and was furnished by the Celanese Plant. The George Pearis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Giles County had the marker erected.
Solomon Clay Family
of Flat Creek Township, Mo., New Bethel Cemetery
Clay, Sarah Mother, b. Dec 30 1821, d. Nov 6 1886
Cemetery, Hampton, Virginia
Clay, John E., b. Feb 19 1859, d. Dec 21 1904Clay,
01/16/1911, d. 12/10/1997, US Army, TEC5, Plot: A-P 0 11164E, bur.
Bluff Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Blount Co. Alabama
Clay, Alvin E,
b. 1/13/26, d. 10/12/51, GM3 U.S. Navy World War II
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