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Mary Obedience Stewart (Clay)

Also Known As: "Polly"
Birthplace: Black Water River, Bedford County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
Death: Died in Wyoming County, Virginia (Present West Virginia), United States
Place of Burial: Craney (near Oceana), Wyoming County, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Mitchell Clay and Phoebe Clay
Wife of Capt. Ralph Stewart
Mother of Catherine Cooke; Mitchell L. Stewart; Rebecca Chapman; Phoebe Morgan; Sarah Gunnoe and 11 others
Sister of Tabitha Stewart; Bartley Clay; Mary Obedience French (Clay); Ezekial Clay; Mitchell Clay, Jr. and 13 others

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About Mary Obedience Stewart


Name: Mary O. CLAY Given Name: Mary O. Surname: Clay Sex: F Birth: 1762 in Bedford County, Virginia Death: 25 Apr 1851 in Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia) _PPEXCLUDE: _UID: 119C8E48898543F8A4552F303786C324C8AE Change Date: 1 Nov 2013 at 07:07 Note:

   Know all men by these presents that we Ralph Stewart & Wm T racy are held firmly bound to the Governor of Virginia fo r the time being and his successors in the just sum of œ50 : current money of Virginia to the which payment will and t ruly to be made we bind ourselves our Heirs &. jointly an d severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seal s & dated the twenty fifth day of June one thousand seven h undred & eighty eight.
   The conditions of this obligation is such that where as th e above Ralph Stewart hath this day obtained license for hi s marriage with Mary Clay. Now if there should be no just c ause to obstruct this marriage, then this obligation to b e void or else to remain in full force (Signed) Ralph Stewa rt (Seal)
   Teste (Signed) William Tracy (Seal)
   A Copy Teste R. D. Montague C.
   State of Virginia Montgomery County SS
   I Rice D. Montague, above named, depose and say, that I hol d the office of clerk of the county court of said county, a nd that the above is a true copy of the original marriage l icense bond of Ralph Stewart, on file in my said office, wi th the exception of the date, which is expressed in the bon d in fair legible figures, and in copying the same, I hav e inserted the date in writing. I do also further state upo n oath, that I have examined the register of marriages in m y office, and that I find amongst the list returned for th e year one thousand and seven hundred and eighty eight, th e names of Ralph Stewart & Mary Clay, as having been celebr ated on the fifteenth day of June one thousand seven hundre d & eighty eight by the Rev Edward Morgan.
   (Signed) R. D. Montague Clerk of the
   County court of Montgomery
   Sworn before me Joseph S. Edie a Justice of the peace for s aid county on this 10th day of November 1846.
   (Signed) Jos. S. Edie JP
   State of Virginia Montgomery County SS
   I Rice D. Montgaue clerk of the county court of said count y do hereby certify that Joseph S. Edie is a magistrate a s above and that his signature is genuine. I do also certif y that the foregoing copy and extract from the records in m y office, are correct. In testimony whereof I have hereunt o set my hand and affixed the seal of my office this 10th d ay of November 1846.
   (Signed) R. D. Montague clerk of the
   County court of Montgomery
   There is a discrepancy between the date of the bond and o f the certificate of marriage. I have examined the origina l certificate of the marriage and find that it states, th e marriage was solemnized on the fifteenth of June, but I a m of opinion that the error was submitted by the minister , as the certificate given by the father of Mary Clay to th e clerk, authorizing him to issue the license is dated th e twenty third of June 1788.
   (Signed) R. D. Montague C.
   1. "Reference Book of Wyoming County History", Mary K. Bowm an, page 347.
   2. Ibid, page 355. Second wife of Ralph Stewart.
   Daughter of Mitchell Clay, first settler of Mercer Co, WV.
   3. "Heritage of Wyoming Co", David Dillow Walker Article, p age 174.
   Capt. Ralph Stewart (17 Dec 1752 in VA- 18 Nov 1835 in Loga n Co, WV) married
   Mary Clay (1772- ) on 15 Jun 1784.
   4. "Logan Co, WVGW:Queries 1999", internet site
   Bob Kinner,, 20 Jul 19999
   Capt Ralph Stewart married Mary Elliott 1767.
   5. Web Site, James Stewart search, 4 Nov 2 000, submitted by
   Donna L. Cook Broce, 2203 Robin Road, Dodge City, Kansas.
   Mary Clay, born in 1772 in Bedford Co, VA; died in 1856 i n Wyoming Co, WV;
   married Ralph Stewart.
   6. Wyoming Co, WV Web Site, Cemeteries
   Ralph Stewart; born on 17 Jan 1749 (conflicts with other Re f); died on 17
   Nov 1835; buried in Keathly Cemetery, Crany, Wyoming Co. Wi fe, unidentifed,
   is also buried here. Note identifies her as Mary Clay.

Marriage 1 Ralph STEWART b: 15 Dec 1752 in Cowpasture, Augusta, Virginia

   Change Date: 7 Dec 2005


   Has Children Catherine STEWART b: 15 Jun 1790 in Montgomery County, Virginia
   Has No Children Mitchell STEWART b: 1791
   Has No Children Phoebe STEWART b: 1792
   Has No Children Rebecca STEWART b: 1793
   Has Children Robert STEWART b: 1793 in Montgomery County, Virginia
   Has Children Sarah "Sally" STEWART b: 1797 in Cowpasture, Augusta, Virginia
   Has Children William R. STEWART b: 1801 in Stuarts Run, Augusta, Virginia
   Has Children Margaret STEWART b: 1802 in Virginia
   Has Children Amy STEWART b: 1805 in Stuarts Run, Augusta, Virginia
   Has Children Henry Clay STEWART b: 1805 in Virginia
   Has Children Charles STEWART b: 8 May 1808 in Augusta County, Virginia
   Has Children George Pearis STEWART b: 9 Jun 1810 in Logan County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
   Has Children Ora STEWART b: 1812 in Stuarts Run, Augusta, Virginia
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Mary Obedience Stewart's Timeline

Bedford County, Province of Virginia, (Present USA)
June 15, 1789
Age 27
Giles County, Virginia, United States
Age 29
Giles County, Virginia, United States
Age 31
Stuarts Run, Augusta, Virginia, USA
Age 31
Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
Age 33
Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Age 35
Giles County, Virginia, United States
Age 38
Giles, Virginia, USA
Age 39
Stuarts Run, Wythe, Virginia, USA