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Marston G. Clay
and Nancy Anderson

Marston G. Clay b abt 1830 Pike Co KY d about 1855; s/o John Clay and Anna Amelia Elswick. Maston G Clay m. about 1850 to Nancy Anderson b 7 Dec 1833 (twin to Mary A) VA d 15 Jan 1899 Pike Co KY; buried Soward's Cemetery, Lick Fork, Beefhide Creek, Pike Co KY; d/o John Reuben Anderson and Lucy Burke. Children of Marston Giles Clay and Nancy Anderson;

1. William Giles Clay b 17 May 1852 Pike Co KY d 16 Oct 1938 Caney Ridge, Dickenson Co VA; buried Caney Ridge, Lebanon Baptist Church, Mullins Cemetery; occupation farmer; m. 28 Nov 1871 Letcher Co KY at William Whitaker's to (1) Luraney Bentley b Jan 17 1853 d 4 Dec 1890 Pike Co KY; buried Soward's Cemetery, Beefhide, KY; d/o Simeon Bentley and Nancy Hall. William Jiles Clay m. to (2) Anna Mullins b 12 Nov 1849 VA; christened at the Lebanon Regular Baptist Church; d 22 Dec 1925 Dickenson Co VA; buried Caney Ridge, Mullins Cemetery, Dickenson Co VA; d/o Andrew Jackson Brandy Jack Mullins and Polly Anna Mullins. Anna Mullins m. (1) Abijah A Kennedy b 30 Sept 1854 d 11 Jul 1906; s/o Pleasant Henry Kennedy and Rachel Jane Powers. Anna Annie Mullins m. (2) William Bill Robinson b 1848; s/o Matthew S Robinson and Nancy Hutchinson.

2. Joseph Leonard Clay b May 8 1854 Pike Co KY d 12 Oct 1933 Alliance, Stark Co OH; buried 16 Oct 1933 Byesville Ohio. Cause of death Cerebral Hemorrhage due to Arterio Sclerosis. Informant was Kenneth Harlan, of Alliance Ohio; m. Mary Kochensparger.

Nancy Anderson and
James Clevinger Mullins

Nancy Anderson b 7 Dec 1833 (twin to Mary A) VA d 15 Jan 1899 Pike Co KY; buried Soward's Cemetery, Lick Fork, Beefhide Creek, Pike Co KY; d/o John Reuben Anderson and Lucy Burke. Nancy Anderson m. about 1858 to (2) James Clevinger Mullins b 1835 KY; s/o James Mullins and Eleander Clevinger; occupation farmer. Children of James Clevinger Mullins and Nancy Anderson;

1. Aney Annie Mullins b 10 Sept 1859 Pike Co KY d between 1916 and 1920; m. 6 Apr 1881 Pike Co KY to Wilburn Mullins b 27 june 1862 d 29 April 1931 s/o Nelson Mullins Sr. and Matilta Elswick.

2. Sarah Clevinger b abt 1861 KY.

3. Tenie P. Clevinger (Mullins) b Feb 1864 KY d Nov 1956 m. 5 Jul 1889 Pike Co KY to George Washington Tackett b Jan 1867 d Aug 1949. George W Tackett m. Apr 1885 Pike Co KY to Nancy Cantrell.

4. John Clevinger Mullins b abt 1866 KY; m. Rachel Tackett.

5. James Anderson Clevinger b abt 1870 KY.

6. Lucy Clevinger b abt 1872 KY.

7. Morgan Clevinger b abt 1873 KY

Notes: Nancy Anderson was witness to will of Abraham Cantrill (step-father) in Pike Co., KY in 1858 signed as Nancy Clay. She is shown in the 1860 Pike Co., KY census as Nancy Clevinger, wife of James Clevinger. In 1870 they are living in Floyd Co, KY and in 1880 they are back in Pike Co, KY. During the Civil War Nancy's horse was taken by the Union soldiers. The story says she followed them for 3 days until she was able to talk to the commander and convince him of her need for that horse as the only means to feed her children. Marston: He disappears after the birth of his second son, Leonard. Family tradition states he went to water the horses and never came back. Since he is deceased he is not mentioned in the 1873 Deed, which names his father's heirs. His two sons Giles and Leonard Clay are named in his place. His children are listed as orphans in a court record in 1857 where their grandfather John Clay is attempting to have them bound out, because he claims Nancy is unable to provide for them. They are with their mother in the 1860, Pike Co., KY census. James: Pike Co. Ky Deed Book 0, Page 373. Deed dated 19 Feb 1885, James Clevinger and his wife Nancy Clevinger selling a tract of land situated on the Lick Fork of Beefhide Creek to Levi Greer.

A Deed Dated January 6, 1903. Giles Clay and wife Luraney selling all coal, oil, gas and mineral substances in, on and under a tract of land situated in Letcher Co, KY on Beefhide Creek. Pike Co, KY Deed Book 32, page 32. Jan 30, 1888, Wm J. Clay selling land on Johns Creek to Wm Mullins Deed Dated 14 May 1890, Mineral Lease to Richard M Broas land located on the waters of Road Fork of Beefhide Creek in Letcher Co, KY, comprising 110 acres. Luraney: Luraney was the mother of all William Jiles Clay's children. She died shortly after the birth of Virgie Dolly Clay. At that time William Jiles Clay decided he would take his children over the mountain into Virginia. He eventually settled on Caney Ridge in Dickenson Co., VA. Luraney's Headstone reads Luraney Clay, wife of W. J. Clay.

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