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Lucinda Sturgill (Clay)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Floyd County, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1925 (100)
Mingo County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Andrew Jackson Akers and Jane Akers
Wife of Lewis Blackburn Sturgill
Mother of Priscilla Sturgell; John Riley Sturgell; Louisa Sturgell; Eli Sturgell; Blackburn Bud Sturgill, Jr. and 4 others
Sister of Victoria Victory Akers; Mitchell Clay; Lydia Irick; Rebecca E Clay; Andrew Clay and 2 others
Half sister of Victoria Victory Akers and James Wesley Akers

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About Lucinda Sturgill

The family story says that Lucinda Clay was a full blooded Cherokee

Indian,

orphaned and raised by a famiy named Clay.

This is what my sister, and I plus a couple of other researchers have

found. Record Loss 1977 Courthouse was flooded in 1977, heavily damaging records.

Lucinda Clay was the daughter of Jane "Jincy" Clay and Andrew Jackson

Akers.

Although, Andrew was married, he and Jane had several children together, perhaps as many as ten. Jane raised Lucinda and her little sister,

Victoria,

while Andrew raised a couple, Jane's parents raised a couple and some of

her

siblings raised some as well. It is my belief that the children were

"bonded out'

as that the practice was that if it was felt that single mother was unable

to

care for her children, then they were bonded out to family members if

possible.

Jane Clay was the daughter of Jordan Clay, b. ca 1777, d. 1856, and Mary Cartier. Jordan and Mary married May 13, 1796.

Children: (all dates of birth are estimates based on ages in various

census

records)

Lucy Clay, 1797 Nancy Clay,1798 Robert Clay, 1799 John Clay, 1800 James Clay, 1804 Caleb Clay, 1804 Jane "Jenny, Jincy" Clay, 1805 Peter Clay, 1807 Sarah Clay, 1815 Mary Clay, 1815 Elizabeth Clay, 1817 Matthew Clay, 1820

There were at least two other Clay/Akers connections;

Jane's brother Caleb, married Andrew's sister, Zilpha and her brother,

James,

married Andrew's sister, Malinda Akers.

Jane's brother, Matthew married a Lucinda Sturgill. I cannot remember at

the

moment what her connection is, but there is one.

In the 1830 census of Pike County, KY, Andrew and Jane were living next

door

to one another. In the 1840 census of Lawrence County, Jane is living

next

door to James, her brother and the next house is their father, Jordan. In

the

1850 census of Pike County, KY, Jane and her daugther, Victoria are living

in

the house with Blackburn, Lucinda, Priscilla and John. In the 1870 census,

Jane

is listed as the head of household, under the name of Jincy, with her daughter Victoria and two of Victoria's children. After the 1870, Jane

drops out of

sight.

Now, in 1845, Jane Clay writes a letter consenting for her daughter,

Lucinda

to marry Blackbern Sturgen. In the record it states that Andrew Akers and William B. Irick have signed the back of the letter. We know that Andrew

Akers

was the father of Lucinda, but it took me a while to discover who this

William

B. Irick was. Turns out that he married Lydia Clay, another daughter of

Jane

and Andrew Akers that was raised by Jane's brother, James and his wife

Malinda

Akers Clay.

Victoria, Jane's youngest daugther, also married an Akers. I believe him

to

have been her first cousin.

Okay, so now I have said all of that, it appears that Lucinda was not Cherokee. It could be that the story was made up because of the

circumstances. But I

am wondering if perhaps Jane was. There are several Clays listed on the Dawes Rolls and there is a Jane listed. Whether or not this is our Jane,

we may

never know.

Anita

This Jincy may be wrong the Jincy in our family that was Cherokee was on the Belcher Line for Lewis Belchers mom Jincy. GJF.

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Lucinda Sturgill's Timeline

1825
1825
Floyd County, Kentucky, United States
1848
1848
Age 23
1850
1850
Age 25
1851
1851
Age 26
1852
1852
Age 27
1856
1856
Age 31
Pike County, Kentucky, United States
1858
1858
Age 33
1860
1860
Age 35
1862
1862
Age 37