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Lewis Clay[1, 2]

Male Abt 1794 - 1874


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  • Born  Abt 1794  , , Washington County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender  Male 
    News Article  9 Mar 1819  , Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    The Georgia Journal 
    • "Notes Lost.-Lost about the 18th of January last, two notes on ROBERT CLAY, one for $150...the other for $200, due Christmas next. All persons are hereby cautioned from trading for said notes...(Signed) LEWIS CLAY. Wilkinson County"
    News Article  26 Sep 1820  , Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Georgia Journal 
    • "Georgia, Wilkinson County. Tolled before me this day, a gray mare, 7 or 8 years old...a white spot on each side near her weathers...appraised by LEWIS CLAY and JOHN HANCOCK, to $80.00. (Signed) ROBERT CLAY, J.P.
      RICHARD L. WATSON C.I.C.
    Land Lottery  1821  , Captain Williams District, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    was awarded lot 7, district 229, Monroe County 
    Religion  From 11 Oct 1828 to 22 Jul 1837  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Mount Nebo Primitive Baptist Church 
    • He joined by experience on 11 October 1828 and was excommunicated 22 July 1837.
    Census: Federal  1830  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • male 30-40: Lewis Clay [at 36]
      female 30-40 [Judith Jones at 31]
      female 5-10 [Lucy]
      male under 5 [Hardin]
      female under 5 [Sarah Frances]
      male under 5 [John Benjamin at abt 2]
    Gold Lottery  1832  , Captain Blounts District, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    was awarded lot 102 in district 19 of Troup County 
    Court Minutes  Sep 1835  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • "John Hatcher, Est. - James Hatcher appointed Admr. $16,000 bond. Joseph Hancock, James Jackson, Lewis Clay, Alexander Passmore, and Wade Nelson, are Appraisers."
    Census: Federal  1840  , District 329, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • male 40-50: Lewis Clay [at abt 46]
      female 40-50 [Judith at abt 41]
      male 10-15 [Hardin at abt 16]
      female 10-15 [Sarah Frances at abt 14]
      male 10-15 [John Benjamin at abt 12]
      male 5-10 [Lucius Augustus at abt 8]
      male 5-10 [Peyton J. at abt 6]
      female <5 [Beheathland at abt 2]
    Census: Federal  25 Sep 1850  , District 50, Lee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • 1) Lewis Clay, male age 52, farmer, $800 real estate, born in GA
      2) Judith Clay, female age 49, born in GA
      3) John B. Clay, male age 22, labors on farm, born in GA
      4) Lucillus Clay, male age 18, labors on farm, born in GA
      5) Patton Clay, male age 16, labors on farm, born in GA
      6) Allissaria Clay, female age 14, born in GA, attended school
      7) Beheathland Clay, female age 12, born in GA, attended school
    Legal Notice  15 Apr 1853  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • "Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in June, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Edmond B. Clay, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Lewis Clay, Sarah Clay, Adms."
    Legal Notice  15 Jul 1853  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • "Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in September, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of E. B. Clay, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Lewis Clay, Sarah Clay, Adms."
    Legal Notice  7 Oct 1853  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • "Will be sold before the Court House door in said county on the first Tuesday in November, next, between the legal hours of sale, all the property belonging to the estate of Edmund B. Clay, late of said county, deceased. Sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors of said estate. (Signed) Lewis Clay, Sarah Clay, Adms."
    Jury Duty  7 Jul 1854  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Grand Jury 
    • June Term 1854 - First Week: Lewis Clay
    Tax List  1856  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • Lewis Clay was shown as paying no polls. He listed no children between 8-16, and owned 252 acres planted in pine in Terrell County, district 12, lot 63, valued at $2,020.00. He owned 1 slave, valued at $560.00 and listed $840.00 in aggregated money and debts.

      Lewis was also listed separately as guardian for D. H. and S. A. Clay [his nephew and niece - minor children of his deceased brother, Edmond B. Clay). Under this guardianship entry were listed 6 slaves, valued at $3,200.00. Also listed was $2,850.55 in aggregated money and debts.
    Guardianship Bond  8 Sep 1856  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Georgia, Terrell County.
      KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that we John W. Clay, Lewis Clay, John Powell, David Ford, & Kingen Dail, Securities acknowledge ourselves jointly and severally bound unto Lendwell M. Dennard Ordinary of said County, and his successors and assigns, in the just and full sum of Ten Thousand Dollars to the payment of which, well and truly to be made, we bind ourselves, and the heirs and executors of us, and each of us, jointly and severally, by these presents.
      Sealed with our Seals, and dated this Eighth day of September 1856.

      The Condition of the above bond or Obligation is such, That if the above bound John W. Clay who has this day appointed Guardian of the person and property of David H. Clay and Sarah A. Clay Orphan Child of Edmund B. Clay deceased, who acknowledging of the same by his acceptance of said appointment, and of Letters of Guardianship of this date, shall well and truly maintain, clothe and educate said Orphans according to their circumstances, and shall take good and lawful care of them person and property, according to the laws of this State, and shall annually make a just and true return of all his actings and doings herein, unto the said Ordinary, and pay over all assets that may remain in his hands, when said Guardianship shall legally terminate, then this Obligation to be void, else to remain in full force.

      In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, the day and year above written.

      Lendwell M. Lennard John M. Clay
      Ordinary Lewis Clay
      S.C. John Powell David Ford Kengen Dail
      Recorded 9th September 1856.
    Tax List  1857  , Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Lewis Clay was shown as paying no polls. He listed no children between 8-16, and owned 354 acres planted in pine in Terrell County, district 12, including lots 13 and 221, together valued at $3,724.00. He owned 1 slave, valued at $450.00 and listed $540.00 in aggregated money and debts.

      Lewis was also listed separately as "admr of Edmund B. Clay Dec." No other details were provided.
    Tax List  1859  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • male >16: Lewis Clay [at abt 65]
      female >15 [Judith at abt 60]
      female >15 [Beheathland at abt 18]
    Tax List  1860  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • An entry for "Clay, guardian for Nancy and David H. Clay" was listed in this 1860 tax digest. In comparing this entry to the 1856 tax entry, it appears that "Sarah A." is the same person as "Nancy," and that the unanmed Clay is that of Lewis Clay, Nancy and David H. Clay's uncle (brother of their deceased father, Edmond B. Clay). A reasonable explanation for the name difference is that her full given name is Sarah Ann, and that Nancy is a nickname for Ann. In 1850, she was enumerated as "Nancy Clay," aged 6 years, in the household of her mother (also Sarah A. Clay). By 1860, a 17-year old Sarah A. Clay, niece of Lewis, was living in his household in the 1860 census enumeration. Her mother had died less than 12 months prior to this census, so it follows that she moved in with her uncle and guardian.

      Under this guardianship entry in the 1860 tax digest were listed 3 slaves for Nancy, valued at $2,700.00, plus $969.00 in aggregate money and debts; and 3 slaves for David H., valued at $2,200, plus $963.00 in aggregated money and debts.
    Census: Federal  7 Jun 1860  , Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • 1) Lewis Clay, male age 63, farmer, $3,000 real estate, $2,000 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Judith Clay, female age 60, born in GA
      3) Beheathland Clay, female age 19, born in GA
      4) Silas Stewart, male age 22, house carpenter, born in GA
      5) Sarah A. Clay, female age 17, student, born in GA, attended school
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    Census: Federal  12 Jul 1870  , Subdivision 146, Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    • 1) Lewis Clay, white male age 74, farmer, $500 real estate, $380 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Judith Clay, white female age 72, keeps house, born in GA
    Died  24 Dec 1874  , , Randolph County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID  I2492  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  12 Jul 2008 

    Father  David Clay,   b. Abt 1759, , , Duplin (later Sampson) County, North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 3 Apr 1816 and 18 Aug 1818, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Eve Hardin,   b. 26 Sep 1770, , , , North Carolina Province, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1858, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Sep 1792  , , Wilkes County (later Warren), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F872  Group Sheet

    Family  Judith Jones,   b. 17 Sep 1799, , , Creek Lands (later Wilkinson), Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1872, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Dec 1820  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Children 
     1. Lucy Clay,   b. Est 1822, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. David Harden Clay,   b. Abt 1826, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Sarah Frances Clay,   b. 22 Nov 1828, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John Benjamin Clay,   b. 2 Dec 1829, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lucius Augustus Clay,   b. 22 Jan 1832, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1909, , Cairo, Grady County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Peyton J. Clay,   b. 23 Jun 1835, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1913, , Ashford, Houston County, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ellafair Clay,   b. Abt 1836, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Beheathland Luvinia Clay,   b. Abt 1838, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  26 Feb 2006 
    Family ID  F928  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1794 - , , Washington County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Georgia Journal - 9 Mar 1819 - , Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNews Article - The Georgia Journal - 26 Sep 1820 - , Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Dec 1820 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand Lottery - was awarded lot 7, district 229, Monroe County - 1821 - , Captain Williams District, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Mount Nebo Primitive Baptist Church - From 11 Oct 1828 to 22 Jul 1837 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1830 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGold Lottery - was awarded lot 102 in district 19 of Troup County - 1832 - , Captain Blounts District, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCourt Minutes - Sep 1835 - , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1840 - , District 329, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 25 Sep 1850 - , District 50, Lee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal Notice - 15 Apr 1853 - , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal Notice - 15 Jul 1853 - , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal Notice - 7 Oct 1853 - , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsJury Duty - Grand Jury - 7 Jul 1854 - , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1856 - , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsGuardianship Bond - 8 Sep 1856 - , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1857 - , Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1859 - , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1860 - , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 7 Jun 1860 - , Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Dec 1874 - , , Randolph County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    12. [S353] 1850 U.S. census, Lee County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Lewis Clay household, District 50, dwelling & family 438, page 299; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M432, roll 75.

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    17. [S865] "Terrell County, Georgia, Tax Digests: 1856-7, 1860, 1864" on microfilm in drawer 147, box 1, Court of Ordinary, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Lewis Clay entry, 1856, Georgia Militia District 811.

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    19. [S870] "Terrell County, Georgia, Wild Lands/County Census: 1859" on microfilm in drawer 144, box 7, Court of Ordinary, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), Lewis Clay entry, Georgia Militia District 811.

    20. [S865] "Terrell County, Georgia, Tax Digests: 1856-7, 1860, 1864" on microfilm in drawer 147, box 1, Court of Ordinary, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), [Lewis] Clay, guardian for Nancy & David H. Clay, entry, 1860, Georgia Militia District 811.

    21. [S205] 1860 U.S. census, Terrell County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Lewis Clay household, Dawson, dwelling & family 111, page 13; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M653, roll 137.

    22. [S741] 1870 U.S. census, Randolph County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Lewis Clay household, Subdivision 146, dwelling 75, family 76, page 269; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 171.

    23. [S266] Historic Georgia Families, L. W. Rigsby, compiler, (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Company, 1969), G929.2 R., 56, 78.