Noted events in his life were:
1. Census in 1850 in Centre Twp., Berks County, PA. 3 The 1850 census recorded David Clay, 32, living with sons Jaret, 12; Frank, 9; Benneville, 6; and Abba, 11, and Elizabeth, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
David married Christianna Freeman. (Christianna Freeman died before 1850 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA.)
1 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZLN-J1H Benneville Clay, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 6, family 41.
2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 19845. Beneville Clay. Father David Clay. Mother Christianna Freeman.
3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Census Place: Centre, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_752; Page: 74A; Image: 153.