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17 Children of JOSHUA CLAY named in Chancery Court 1859
Posted by: David Misenhimer (ID *****5894) Date: December 08, 2004 at 15:36:07
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After Joshua Clay had died there was an action in Haywood Chancery Ct and in that all of his 17 children are named as well as a few grandchildren & great grandchildre.... I am from his daughter Jane who married an unknown Sharp and appears died before Joshua ..... I have a copy of the entire document and if you are working on this line send me an email David


To the honorable Isaac B Williams Chancellor of the Western Division of the State of Tennessee presiding & holding the Chancery Court at Brownsville Haywood County Tennessee

Your orator James Bond a citizen of the county and state aforesaid would humbly represent unto your honor that one Joshua Clay a citizen of said county & state departed this life some time about the year 1852 intestate leaving a widow and several children , grand children & great grand children as his heirs Representatives that Administration on his said estate was granted to his son John W Clay some time by the county court of Haywood County Tennessee about the year 1852 & that Elizabeth Clay the widow of the said Joshua Clay departed this life sometime about the year 1857
Your orator further showeth unto your honor that about the first day of February 1858 John W Clay , Jas Richardson & wife Eveline, & George D Penn & wife Martha , John Ferris and wife Christiana Sally Ann Richardson Elvyra Buntee Wm Clay Ephraim Clay George D Clay the last three minors by their next friend Jacob Smith Milton Clay Joseph Clay Patrick Clay minors by their regular guardian _ H Ferrill Marion J Clay _ H Ferrilland wife Louisa Josephine Lannom Leanora Lannom Jermime Lannom Alice Lannom George Lannom the five last minors by their next friend and father Joseph Lannom Sterling Roan & wife Mary Jane James Sharp Henry O Johnson Wm Espy John Espy a monor by his father Robert Espy as next friend Martha Shepperd John S? Shepperd & Eliza C Shepperd filed their ______ petition in the County Court of Haywood Tennessee for the purpose of getting a decree to sell certain lands specified for partition of which the said Joshua Clay decd seized & possessed aligning that were the children grand children & great grand children of the said Joshua Clay deceased and are his Heirs & Distributees at law

Your orator further showeth unto your Honor that the said Petitioners represented in their said petition that the said Joshua Clay left at the time of his death thirteen living children to wit John W Clay Evaline Richardson wife of James Richardson Martha Penn wife of George D Penn Christiana Farris wife of John Farris Sally Ann Richardson Elvyra Buntee ? Wm Clay Ephraim Clay George D Clay Milton Clay Joseph Clay Patrick Clay Mathew Clay that he also left the following grandchildren to wit Marion J Clay Louisa Ferril wife of S H ? Ferrill children of Samuel Clay deceased son of said Joshua Clay also Henry O Johnson Wm Espy John Espy Armstead Espy & Anthony Espy children of Eliza W a deaceased daughter of said intestate that Anthony Johnson & Armstead Espy have died since the death of said intestate infants umarried without issue also Martha Shepperd John T Shepperd & Eliza C Shepperd children of Mary Shepperd another deceased daughter of intestate also Mary J Roane wife of Sterling Roane James Sharp and Sally Ann Lannon wife of Joseph Lannon these being children of Jane Sharp a deceased daughter of intestate the latter of whom viz Sally Ann Lannon has since died her death occurring previous to the death of said Elizabeth Clay widow of intestate leaving the following children viz Josephine Jemime Leanora Alice & George Lannon

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