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Joseph Clay

jurist , clergyman

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