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Joseph Ashmead Clay
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Birth: Jun. 3, 1806
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1881
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Prominent Philadelphia Attorney.

He was the son of US Congressman Joseph Clay and Mary Ashmead Clay.

He was the brother of US Diplomat John Randolph Clay.

Married Cornelia Fletcher on March 12, 1835.

They had seven children.

1). Fletcher Clay (December 20, 1835-December 14, 1862). 1st Lieutenant, 145th Pennsylvania Infantry, Civil War. Killed at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

2). Alfred Lassaut Clay (1837-August 19, 1909). Corporal, Roberston's Battery, Pennsylvania Militia, Civil War.

3). Lewis Randolph Clay (December 4, 1839-June 30, 1841). Died in infancy.

4). Cecil Clay (February 13, 1842-September 23, 1907). Major, 58th Pennsylvania Infantry, Brevet Brigadier General, US Volunteers, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

5). William Vaux Clay (September 12, 1844-February 28, 1864).

6). Richard Wells Clay (March 18, 1847-March 6, 1897).

7). Edward Cook Clay (1852-September 1, 1906) 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Clay (1769 - 1811)
  Mary Ashmead Clay (1782 - 1871)
 
 Spouse:
  Cornelia Fletcher Clay (1814 - 1880)
 
 Children:
  Fletcher Clay (1835 - 1862)*
  Alfred Laussat Clay (1837 - 1909)*
  Lewis Randolph Clay (1839 - 1841)*
  Cecil Clay (1842 - 1907)*
  William Vaux Clay (1844 - 1864)*
  Richard Wells Clay (1847 - 1897)*
  Edward Cook Clay (1851 - 1906)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Ashmead Clay (1806 - 1881)
  John Randolph Clay (1808 - 1885)*
  Ann Eliza Clay Jones (1810 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section H, Lot 147
 
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Feb 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48549090
Joseph Ashmead Clay
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Joseph Ashmead Clay
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