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John William Clay[1]

Male 1832 - 1895


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  • Born  2 Jun 1832  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Census: Federal  1840  , District 329, Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • male 30-40: Edmund B. Clay [at abt 35]
      female 30-40 [Sarah A. Jones at 32]
      male 5-10 [John W. at 8]
      female slave 24-36
      female slave 24-36
      male slave 10-24
      female slave <10
      female slave <10
    Census: Federal  18 Sep 1850  , District 50, Lee County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 1) Sarah Clay, female age 35, $3,000 real estate, born in GA, cannot read or write
      2) John W. Clay, male age 16, labors on farm, born in GA
      3) David Clay, male age 8, born in GA, attended school
      4) Nancy Clay, female age 6, born in GA, attended school
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    County Formation  1856  [4
    Terrell County was created from the east part of Randolph and west part of Lee County 
    Tax List  1856  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • John W. Clay was shown as paying 1 poll. He listed no children between 8-16, and owned 300 acres planted in pine in Terrell County, district 12, lot 67, valued at $1,000.00. He also listed 3 slaves, valued at $1,700.00 and had $225.00 in money and aggregated debts.
    Guardianship Bond  8 Sep 1856  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • 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  1859  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • male >16: John W. Clay [at abt 27]
      female >16 [Augusta Ann at abt 26]
      male >16 [possibly David H. Clay at abt 18]
      female 6-15 [Amanda C. at abt 7]
      male <6 [Edmond T. at abt 5]
      female <6 [Nancy A. Clay at abt 3]
      male <6 [James Talan at abt 1]
    Census: State  1860  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    for the state of GA 
    • male >16: John W. Clay [at 24]
      female >15 [Augusta A. Clay at 26]
      female 6-15 [Amanda C. Clay at 8]
      male >6 [Emond T. Clay at 6]
      female <6 [Nancy A. Clay at 4]
      male <6 [James Talan Clay at 2]
      male <6 [Laurence Clay at 1]
    Census: Federal  16 Jul 1860  , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • 1) John W. Clay, male age 24, farmer, $1,500 real estate, $2,900 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Augusta A. Clay, female age 26, born in GA
      3) Amanda C. Clay, female age 8, born in GA, attended school
      4) Emond J. Clay, male age 6, born in GA, attended school
      5) Nancy Clay, female age 4, born in GA
      6) James D. Clay, male age 2, born in GA
      7) Laurence Clay, male age 1 month, born in GA
      8) David H. Clay, male age 19, student, $5,000 personal estate, born in GA, attended school
    Census: Federal  1 Jul 1870  , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • 1) John W. Clay, white male age 37, farmer, $700 real estate, $200 personal estate, born in GA
      2) Augusta A. Clay, white female age 36, keeping house, born in GA
      3) Amanda C. Clay, white female age 18, without occupation, born in GA
      4) J. Edmond Clay, white male age 15, farm laborer, born in GA
      5) Nancy A. Clay, white female age 12, at home, born in GA, cannot read or write
      6) Julia Clay, white female age 10, at home, born in GA, cannot read or write
      7) Talan Clay, white female age 10, at home, born in GA, cannot read or write
      8) David H. Clay, white male age 5, at home, born in GA
      9) Thomas Clay, white male age 2, at home, born in GA
    Census: Federal  5 Jun 1880  , District 124, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • 1) John W. Clay, head, white male age 49, farming, born in GA, parents born in
      GA
      2) Mary C. Clay, wife, white female age 33, house keeping, born in NC, parents born in NC
      3) David H. Clay, son, single white male age 13, working on farm, born in GA, parents born in GA
      4) John W. Johnson, step son, single white male age 13, working on farm, born in GA, mother born in SC, father born in NC
      5) Ida L. Johnson, step daughter, single white female age 10, attended school, born in GA, mother born in SC, father born in NC
      6) Thomas Clay, son, single white male age 10, working on farm, born in GA, parents born in GA
      7) Lela Estell Clay, daughter, single white female age 8, born in GA, parents born in GA, attended school, cannot write
      8) Frances B. Clay, daughter, single white female age 6, born in GA, parents born in GA
      9) John Henry Clay, son, single white male age 2, born in GA, parents born in GA
    Died  14 Jul 1895  , Montague, Montague County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: insect sting 
    Person ID  I2498  Nestor Rich Tree
    Last Modified  12 Jul 2008 

    Father  Edmond B. Clay,   b. Abt 1810, , , Washington County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 9 Feb 1843 and 18 Sep 1850, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah A. "Sallie" Jones,   b. Abt 1814, , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1859, , Dawson, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jul 1831  , , Wilkinson County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F871  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Augusta Ann Powell,   b. Abt 1833, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1870 and 1872, , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1851  , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Amanda C. Clay,   b. Abt 1852, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Edmond J. Clay,   b. Abt 1854, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Nancy A. Clay,   b. Abt 1857, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. James D. Clay,   b. Abt 1858, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Lawrence Clay,   b. Jun 1860, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Julia Clay,   b. Abt 1861, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Talan Clay,   b. Abt 1861, , , Terrell County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. David H. Clay,   b. Abt 1865, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Thomas G. Clay,   b. Abt 1868, , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Feb 2006 
    Family ID  F930  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary C. Helms,   b. 1847, , , , North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Between 1870 and 1872  , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lela Estelle Clay,   b. Abt 1872, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frances B. Clay,   b. Abt 1874, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Henry Clay,   b. Abt 1878, , , , Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  25 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F1592  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jun 1832 - , , 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 - 18 Sep 1850 - , District 50, Lee County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1851 - , , 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 - 1859 - , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: State - for the state of GA - 1860 - , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 16 Jul 1860 - , Oakville, Terrell County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1870 and 1872 - , , , Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 1 Jul 1870 - , , Miller County, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus: Federal - 5 Jun 1880 - , District 124, Montague County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: insect sting - 14 Jul 1895 - , Montague, Montague County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S52] The Post-Search Light, Bainbridge, Georgia, on microfilm, (Bainbridge, Georgia: Gilbert H. Gragg Library), obituary for Nannie Clay Rich, vol. 6 no. 16, Thursday, 22 July 1920, page 1, 25 Nov 2006.

    2. [S1578] 1840 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Georgia, Wilkinson County, (http://www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), M704, roll 53, District 329, p. 311, Edmund B. Clay household, accessed 12 Jul 2008., 12 Jul 2008.

    3. [S353] 1850 U.S. census, Lee County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), Sarah Clay household, the 50th district, dwelling & family 294, pages 289 & 290; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M432, roll 75.

    4. [S207] "Georgia County Formation Maps: 1758 - Present Day," online, My Georgia Genealogy, Genealogy, Inc., (http://www.mygeorgiagenealogy.com/ga_maps/ga_cf.htm), 1856: Terrell created from east Randolph & west Lee.

    5. [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), John W. Clay entry, 1856, Georgia Militia District 811.

    6. [S553] Terrell County, Georgia, "Guardians Bonds 1856-1948, Volume A-B," on microfilm in drawer 134, box 43, Court of Ordinary, (Morrow, Georgia: The Georgia Archives), page 1.

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

    8. [S205] 1860 U.S. census, Terrell County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), John W. Clay household, dwelling 526, family 521; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M653, roll 137.

    9. [S520] 1870 U.S. census, Miller County, Georgia, population schedule, digital image by subscription, Ancestry.com, (www.ancestry.com), John W. Clay household, dwelling & family 49, page 406; citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication M593, roll 165.

    10. [S1458] 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Texas, Montague County, (http://ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T9, roll 1320, District 6, enumeration district (ED) 124, p. 460D (stamped), dwelling 37, family 37, John W. Clay household, accessed 19 Jun 2008, 19 Jun 2008.