Clay, Joseph, 1741-1804

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1741-10-16
Death 1804-11-15

Biographical notes:

Merchant, Revolutionary officer, and member of the Continental Congress; from Savannah, Ga.

From the description of Papers, 1767-1800. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20649203

Businessman, army officer, and U.S. Continental Congress delegate from Georgia.

From the description of Joseph Clay correspondence, 1794. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453625

Joseph Clay (1741-1804) came to Savannah from England in 1760. He was a planter engaged in rice cultivation and a businessman associated with several firms throughout his career. He was a member of the Council of Safety, 1775; Deputy Paymaster General of the Southern Department, 1777-1782; delegate to the Continental Congress, 1778-1780; Treasurer of Georgia, 1782; and trustee for the establishment of the University of Georgia, 1785.

From the description of Joseph Clay papers, 1765-1923 (Georgia Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 76789970

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Subjects:

  • Leases
  • Indians of North America

Occupations:

  • Army officers
  • Businessmen
  • Delegates, U.S. Continental Congress--Georgia

Places:

  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Georgia--Christ Church (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)