The Clay Family Settlement on the Bluestone River
Story of the first White settlement of the Bluestone Rier Valley in southern West Virginia, showing the migration of eastern Virginia families of Clay, Farley, Shrewsbury, Belcher & Bailey to claim this area for both the British & the Shawnee Indians. Descendants of these intermarried families continue a majority of the citizenry of southern West Virginia today. The Clay-Pearis & related family original settlement site & hillside cemetery where three of the children were massacred in 1783 is being preserved as a historic memorial park overlooking the Bluestone Clover Bottoms settlement tract. The book researches the persistent burial of Clay-Pearis descendants at this site where he murdered Clay children were buried.
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