NEW CLAY COUNTY SURNAME FORMAT
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Please note: During the years, many e-mail addresses of those posting queries and/or surnames have become invalid. We have checked them all and removed the invalid links. However, the name of the posting person has been retained in case they wish to update their information. Names with links still contain valid addresses,,,
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At the same time, volunteers were found who were willing to coordinate the collection of databases and generally oversee the contents of the web page. The NCGenWeb Project is part of the USGenWeb Project. The people responsible for this county is Tim Seawolf-Self and Barbara Peck. Please contact us, if you'd like to add your data to the database.
For Board Members, a map of North Carolina, and other resources please go to the North Carolina GenWeb Home Page.
Join the CLAY County, North Carolina discussion group. The group is dedicated to exchanging information and doing research on CLAY County genealogy and family history.
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CLAY COUNTY GENBBS BOARDS
Please contact Robin
Bryson with questions pertaining to Clay County
If you'd like to become a Lookup Volunteer, please contact us
Clay was formed in 1861 from Cherokee. It was named in honor of Henry Clay. It is in the western section of the State and is bounded by the state of Georgia and Cherokee and Macon counties. The present land area is 214.30 square miles and the 1990 population was 7,155. Commissioners were directed to hold their first meeting in the Methodist Church near Fort Hembree. Special commissioners were named to select a site for the courthouse and lay out a town by the name of Hayesville. Hayesville, named in honor of George W. Hayes, is the county seat.
For Vital Records:
Clay County Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 118
Hayesville, NC 28904
Clay County Heritage Book Committee
5676 Hwy 64
East Hayesville, NC 28904
Macon County, NC
Union County, GA
Rabun County, GA
In 1935, Mrs. John C. Campbell (founder of John C. Campbell Folk School) compiled genealogy (2200 names) of the Brasstown (Clay County and Cherokee County) North Carolina area, and she inventoried 2 cemeteries. For descriptions and photos of this project, click on http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~campbellgen/ . The gedcom file link is at the lower part of the Web page, in the table.
OF THE CLAY COUNTY
Check out both pages to see the old Courthouse and the beautiful new building!
Photographed and contributed by Virginia Turnbull
SWEETWATER COMMUNITY IN CLAY COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Article and photos by Marie Benge Craig Roth
Edward William Waldroup
in the 1914 volume of Agromeck,
the yearbook of the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
in West Raleigh, NC
FAMILY HISTORY CENTER NEAR CLAY COUNTY
The Family History Center is in the Church of Jesus Christ of
Saints in Peachtree Community on Highway 141.
Hours are Tuesday 9-3; Wednesday 9-1; Thursday 9-3.
Closed in August, Thanksgiving week, and 2 weeks at Christmas.
GENEALOGY STUDY GROUP
There is a genealogy study group that meets monthly for instruction, sharing, and friendship. Those attending are from many areas. There are several who have ancestors in Clay County.
Clay County Census
Census (Uploaded Apr. 16, 2005)
1880 Census (Uploaded June 17, 2006)
1900 Census (Uploaded Dec. 23, 2006)
1910 Census (Uploaded May 5, 2007)
1920 Census (Uploaded Oct. 4, 2007)
1930 Census (Uploaded Dec. 7, 2008)
Need to find a public library in
Clay County, NC WebRecords Project
An ongoing compilation of information contributed by visitors to the Clay County, NC USGenWeb site and the subscribers to the Clay County, NC Listserv. Click here and check back often!
Index to Obituaries in the Cherokee Scout
(Cherokee County, NC) Newspaper Including Clay County, NC Surnames and
Individuals Buried in Clay County, compiled and contributed by Glenn
NOTE: This is a large table and will take several minutes to load, so please be patient...
(ArchiveGrid requires a subscripton for full
A list of NC county
post offices, complete with names of postmasters and postmistresses
plus pictures of postmarks and stamps. For a PDF file of
information specific to Clay County, click
Taneya Koonce, webmaster of the North Carolina USGenWeb site writes a blog about interesting topics in genealogy. Click here for some great reading!North Carolina Yearbooks compiled by Taneya Koonce
Two great sites by Mike Gora featuring history and maps: The Hiwassee River Basin Directory: The Area Around
Hayesville, NC and Hayesville, NC & The Hiwassee River
Visit the Home Page of the Nantahala Regional Library in Murphy, NC.
Cemetery Surveys, Inc. has photos and descriptions relevant to Clay County (and other beautiful offerings as well)
Historical and Genealogical Society
Clay County Cemetery Information (ongoing project by Phillip Y. Hogsed, Sr.) can be found on the USGenWeb North Carolina Tombstone Transcription Project.
Estate papers for Clay County can be
found in the NC
North Carolina Marriages
The marriages are now available online
Special thanks to the Hemet,
LDS Family History Center for providing us with the microfilm of
the Clay County Marriage Register on indefinite loan; to our cousin, Virginia
Turnbull, for making copies of pages from the original source;
to Lee Nichols, editor, of the Southwestern North Carolina Genealogical
Society Quarterly for publishing transcriptions done by Jack
C. Battle. Mr. Battle has sent us copies to use as a
NORTH CAROLINA INFORMATION AND MAPS
(County Formation Maps)
(State Census Maps for Census Years 1664-1965)
(North Carolina website with basic Information for all aspects of the state)
(Southeastern Genealogy Home Page)
page for the NC State Archives
(Archive resources are available for residents of North Carolina)
Brigham Young University Family
When U.S. Works Pass Into the Public Domain by Lolly Gasaway
Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States
10 Big Myths About Copyright Explained by Brad Templeton
INDIVIDUAL HOME PAGES
The genealogy page of Phillip Y. Hogsed, Sr. is the work of a native of Clay County with ancestors who were among the first settlers.Sandra Ratledge's Valley River page on RootsWeb features surnames of Adams, Arrowood, Blair, Blythe, Davis, Dockery, Graves, Hampton, McDonald, McKeehan, Nipper, Palmer, Parker, Patterson, Sylvester, Tucker, Walls, and Welch. All have roots in Valley River; most are common names of residents still there today. A major empasis are the descendants of Jonathan and Annie Blythe. She died at Valley River.
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