Historic Markers Across Georgia

The Clay Family of Bryan Neck

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Location: Rear of Burnt Church Cemetery, GA 144, Richmond Hill, GA
County: Bryan
Coordinates: N 31° 52.717    W 081° 15.717
  31.87861666    -81.26195
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: None
The Clay Family of Bryan Neck Marker
Photo by David Seibert


In this cemetery are interred members of the Clay family, among the most prominent of Bryan Neck and coastal Georgia from the colonial era of Georgia through the 19th century. Prominent among these are Thomas Savage Clay (1801-1849) and his wife Matilda McAllister Clay (1818-1869). Clay and his sister, Eliza Caroline Clay (1805-1895) owned Richmond-on-the-Ogeechee, one of the most productive rice plantations on Bryan Neck. Their parents were Joseph Clay (1764-1811), prominent member of the Savannah clergy, and Mary Savage Clay (1770-1844), whose Savage family forebears owned Silk Hope plantation near Richmond.

The Clay Family of Bryan Neck
Photo by David Seibert


Erected 2012 by Coastal Bryan Heritage Trail