Descendants of Francis Clay

Francis Clay was born in Lincolnshire County, England, in about 1810. He and his wife, Eleanor Blakewell, had five children, who were also born in England.

Their fourth child, Francis "Frank" Clay, Sr., was born in 1844 and is the direct ancestor of the Clay family members that now live in Monroe County. He emigrated to America in 1873 and married his second wife, Francelia Bennett, in 1878. Four of their five children married into such Monroe County families as Griggs, Severloh, Snowberry and Vandervort.

(Much of the information in this report is from the research of Janelle (Vandervort) Dvorak.)


Gary Griggs
117-3 Whitetail Way
Pawleys Plantation
Pawleys Island, SC 29585

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