Clay County was formed 1854 from Early and Randolph Counties. County History: Clay County was created from portions of Early and Randolph counties It was named for Secretary of State, and U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky. Clay, who died in June 1852. The county seat is Ft. Gaines, Georgia, and it the court house building was constructed around 1871 or 1872. The earliest settlers were: William Ford, David Runnels, Joseph McMichael, John Davis, WIlliam M. Pratt, Cullen Alexander, and John H. Jones.
Clay County Wills and Estates
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Indexes to Clay County Probate Records
- Index to Clay County Will Book A, 1852-1922.
- Index to Clay County Inventories, Appraisements, Sales, Book A, 1859-1873.
- Index to Clay County Annual Returns, 1875-1902.
- Clay County Marriages 1842-1892.
- Index to Clay County Marriages 1871-1877.
- Index to Clay County Marriages 1877-1888.
Digital Images of Clay County Wills (1852-1870)
Testators: Bennett, James;Boyt, Leroy;Chambers, James;Davis, Esau;Davis, John; Dill, Elizabeth;Ford, William;Gray, Joshua;Harrison, Henry;Henderson, Mary;Holmes, James;Holmes, Richard;Hudwell, Robert;Ingram, James;Jones, John;McMichael, Joseph;Morris, John;Naramore, Sylvester;Pratt, William; Suttini, John;Thompson, Susan;Toney, William;Towson, Thomas;Wakefield, Orren
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