Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Clarissa M. Clay

Clarissa M.
1796 - 1885

Buried Fernwood Cemetery, Henderson, Kentucky. Tombstone photographed 7 August 2010. Note the classic style of the tombstone with the handshake, a symbol for matrimony. One sleeve cuff appears to be for a male and the other for a female.

Clarissa M. Berry was born in Virginia and  married James W. Clay, who was also born in Virginia. They are enumerated on the 1850 Henderson County census. On the 1880 census, Clarissa was living with her daughter, Sarah Lambert, on Elm Street in Henderson.

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