The Clay Family Settlement on the Bluestone River

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W. Sanders, 1999 - History - 175 pages
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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