Nancy Sarah Clay

Brief Life History of Nancy Sarah

When Nancy Sarah Clay was born on 30 October 1883, in Decatur, DeKalb, Georgia, United States, her father, David Henry Clay, was 42 and her mother, Martha Jane Fiveash, was 34. She married William Homer Powell on 7 August 1904, in Decatur, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Brinson, Decatur, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 1301, Johnson, Georgia, United States in 1930. She died on 16 January 1916, in Decatur, Georgia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Lane Cemetery, Decatur, Georgia, United States.

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William Homer Powell
Nancy Sarah Clay
Marriage: 7 August 1904
Mattie Ruth Powell
Henry Rufus "Pete" Powell
Vera Merle Powell
W D Powell
Elizabeth Powell
Myrtle Powell
Ralph Powell

Sources (6)

  • Nancy S Clay in household of David H Clay, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nancy Clay, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Nancy Powell, "Find A Grave Index"

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1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

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1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

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Name Meaning

English (Midlands and Yorkshire): from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil, a habitational name for someone who lived in a district known as (the) Clay, such as the one in east Notinghamshire, or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit (see Clayman ).

Americanized form of German Klee .

History: The relatively common English name Clay had several American forebears in the 18th century. Henry Clay, born in Hanover, VA, in 1777, secretary of state for President John Quincy Adams, was descended from English ancestors who came to VA shortly after the founding of Jamestown. The revolutionary war officer Joseph Clay, also a member of the Continental Congress, was a native of Yorkshire, England, who emigrated to GA in 1760 and was a founder of the University of Georgia.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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