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Near Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The Clay Family of Bryan Neck

 
 
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By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
1. The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker
Inscription. In this cemetery are interred members of the Clay family, among the most prominent of Bryan Neck and coastal Georgia from the colonial era of Georgia through the 19th century. Prominent among these are Thomas Savage Clay (1801-1849) and his wife Matilda McAllister Clay (1818-1869). Clay and his sister, Eliza Caroline Clay (1805-1895) owned Richmond-on-the-Ogeechee, one of the most productive rice plantations on Bryan Neck. Their parents were Joseph Clay (1764-1811), prominent member of the Savannah clergy, and Mary Savage Clay (1770-1844), whose Savage family forebears owned Silk Hope plantation near Richmond.
 
Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail.
 
Location. 31° 52.717′ N, 81° 15.717′ W. Marker is near Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is on Bryan Neck Road (Georgia Route 144) 0.1 miles south of Belfast River Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is located at the rear of the Burnt Church Cemetery. It is difficult to see from the road. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. George W. McAllister (here, next to this marker); Burnt Church Cemetery
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By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
2. The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Carver School (approx. half a mile away); Bryan Neck Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Richard J. Arnold (approx. mile away); Fort McAllister (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kilpatrick on Bryan Neck (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hardwicke (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Categories. AgricultureCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
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By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
3. The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker
The marker stands among the Clay family graves.
The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
4. The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker
The marker and Clay family graves are in the same enclosure as the George W. McAllister marker and grave.
The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 26, 2012
5. The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker
The marker, the George McAllister marker, and the graves stand in a brick enclosure at the rear of the Burnt Church Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 2, 2012, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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