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Thomas Jefferson Clay
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1824
Halifax County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1908

1870 Census
Thomas J Clay 45
Angeline Clay 44
Nancy E Clay 16
Loduskey Clay 13
Finis L Clay 10
Emma S Clay 5
William Clay 80

Smithville (Monroe County, Indiana) News, September 18, 1908

Thomas Clay died Tuesday, aged 84 years, from Emphysema. He was a native of Virginia and one of our oldest and best citizens. Only a short time ago his wife died suddenly from apoplexy. lie was a staunch Republican, a Mason and a member the Presbyterian church from which the funeral was held Wednesday. Conducted by Quin-cy Short in the absence of the Presbyterian minister. Burial in Harrodsburg cemetery by Undertaker Harrel. His good deeds will live after him and the four children have the sympathy of the entire community.

Smithville (Monroe County, Indiana) News, September 25, 1908, p. 2. [Note: According to a Monroe County marriage record index, Thomas Jefferson Clay married Angeline Wisman (sic) on April 30, 1846.]


Thomas J. Clay was born in Halifax County, Virginia, Nov. 22, 1824, and died at his home in Harrodsburg, Ind., September 15, 1908, in his 84th year.

He was married to Angeline Whisman, April 30th, 1846. He united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at Ellettsville Ind., Oct. 18, 1853. His and his wife's membership was moved to the Harrodsburg congregation in 1863. Shortly after he united with the church, he was elected a ruling elder and continued to serve in that capacity up to the date of his death. Although for the past two years the infirmities of age and bad health prevented his taking an active part in church work, he was a prominent figure in the councils of the church and was often called on to officiate at funerals. He was loyal to the church of his choice, and his time and means were freely
given to its interests, but he was always liberal and ever ready to help others in the good work. For more than 45 years he was a faithful member of the Masonic order and filled a number of important positions in the local lodge.

He leaves four children: Mrs. George Strain, Mrs. Nan Johnson, Finis L. and John C. Clay. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Church conducted by Rev. Quincy Short and the Masonic order.

Bloomington (Indiana) World, January 25, 1894, p. 5.
Mrs. Emma Johnston, wife of Robert M. Johnston and daughter of Thomas Clay, died last Friday with pneumonia and brain trouble. She leaves a husband and two small children.

Bloomington (Indiana) Saturday Courier, January 13, 1894, p. 1.
The wife of Robert Johnson, of Clear Creek Township, died last Friday after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was a daughter of T. J. Clay and leaves a husband and two children.
Family links: 
  William Clay (____ - 1877)
  Angeline Whisman Clay (1825 - 1908)
  John Curtis Clay (1847 - 1920)*
  Mary Catherine Clay Strain (1849 - 1945)*
  Nancy Elizabeth Clay Johnston (1852 - 1928)*
  Lodusky Clay (1857 - 1906)*
  Charles Ebenezer Clay (1860 - 1865)*
  Finis Lorenza Clay (1860 - 1941)*
  Emma Clay (1863 - 1948)*
*Calculated relationship
Clover Hill Cemetery
Monroe County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Old Section, Row 7, Grave 27
Created by: RabbitTrack
Record added: Jun 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 71811825
Thomas Jefferson Clay
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