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The earliest civil records that were housed in the first county courthouse were lost when the courthouse burned down in 1851.
November 1851 -- Courthouse burned and many records were damaged.
For further information on researching in burned counties, see the following:
- Burned Counties Research in FamilySearch Wiki
- Michael John Neill, Burned Counties in Family History Circle
- History of Clay County Linkpendium
- Travis, William. A History of Clay County Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County and Showing the Growth of Its People Institutions Industries and Wealth Vols 1 and 2. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1981.) 977.244 H2t FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection Vol. .1 Family History Archives Vol.2Family History Archives other library
- Maps and Gazetteers - Linkpendium
- List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Clay County, Indiana (Source:Internet Archive)
- Civil War
- Korean War
- Revolutionary War
- Revolutionary War Soldiers of Clay County (Source: Wabash Valley Visions & Voices)
- Spanish American War
- Vietnam War
- World War I
- Gold Star Honor Roll Indiana Men and Women who Died in the Service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War (Source: Genealogy Trails History Group)
- World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Clay County (Source: Explore Ancestry for free) ($)
- World War II
- Clay County World War II Veterans
- Clay County, Indiana World War II Casualties, Army and Army Air Corps (Source: AccessGenealogy)
(above was copy from Linkpendium)
Civil War service men from Clay County served in various regiments. Men often joined a regiment or a company (within a regiment)that originated in their county. Listed below are the military units that were formed in or had many men from Clay County.
- 1st Regiment, Indiana Heavy Artillery, Companies A, I, and K
- 2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Company G
- 6th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, Companies D, and F
- 10th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company F
- 11th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Reorganized Company H
- 17th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 20th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
- 43rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company A
- 48th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company G
- 59th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company G
- 78th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (60 days, 1862), Company G
- 85th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies I, and K
- 88th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company I
- 97th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies B, and D
- 115th Regiment, Indiana Infantry (6 months, 1863-4), Company D
- 124th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E
- 133rd Regiment, Indiana Infantry (100 days, 1864), Companies B, I, and K
- 144th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company K
- 149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Companies A, B, F, and H
- 152nd Regiment, Indiana Infantry, Company E
Civil War Book
- "Military" Chapter 28 in Travis, William. A History of Clay County Indiana: Closing of the First Century's History of the County and Showing the Growth of Its People Institutions Industries and Wealth Vols 1 and 2. (New York: Lewis Publishing Company, 1981.) page 350-380 (regiment, company, name, also "Burial Places Of Soldiers" page 376) 977.244 H2t FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection Vol. .1 Family History Archives Vol.2Family History Archives other library
The Brazil Daily Times has obituaries and other archives back to 2003.
- Indiana State Digital Achives for Death, E-Publication, Instiution, Military, Misc Historical, Naturalization Records can be searched by person name (accessed 26 May 2011)
Societies and Libraries
Centerpoint, IN 47840-0056
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Clay County, Indiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- ↑ "Henry Clay," Wikipedia.
- ↑ The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
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