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Joseph Clay

Joseph Clay, American jurist, clergyman. member general committee Georgia Baptist Association.

Background

  • Clay, Joseph was born on August 16, 1764 in Savannah, Georgia, United States. Son of Joseph and Ann (Legardere) Clay.

  • Education

    • Graduate Princeton, 1784.

    Career

    • Admitted to Georgia bar, 1790. Influential member Convention of 1795 which revised Georgia Constitution. Appointed United States district judge for Georgia, 1796.

      United States judge for 5th Circuit Georgia, 1801, legislated out of office, 1892. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1804. Member general committee Georgia Baptist Association.

      Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Boston, 1807.

    Membership

    Member general committee Georgia Baptist Association.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Savage, November 25, 1789.
    • father: Joseph Clay
    • mother: Ann (Legardere) Clay
    • spouse: Mary Savage
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    Born August 16, 1764
    Died January 11, 1811
    (aged 46)
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