Phoebe <I>Belcher</I> Clay

Phoebe Belcher Clay

Birth
Bedford County, Virginia, USA
Death 20 Jul 1809 (aged 68–69)
Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia, USA
Burial Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 20629292 · View Source
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Phoebe was the daughter of Richard Belcher and Mary Obedience Clay. She was also the wife of Mitchell Clay Sr. Veteran of the Battle of Point Pleasant and Revolutionary War Vet. They were the first settlers of Mercer County in what is now West Virginia. They owned property known as Cloverbottom where they lost three of their fourteen children in the Shawnee massacre. There is a monument commemorating the event situated at the Mercer County Court House known as the "Agony In Stone". After the deaths of their children, Phoebe and Mitchell returned to Pearisburg where they lived out their lives. The complete story of their lives at Cloverbottom can be found in most histories of Southwestern Virginia.



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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Phoebe Belcher Clay (1740–20 Jul 1809), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20629292, citing Birchlawn Burial Park, Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Vicky (contributor 47242269) .