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Otho "Glenn" Clay 1890-1969
Glenn Allen Sheets 1918-1982
Forrest "Keith" Sheets 1936-2010
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The Jacob Sheets family in America SINCE 1753: Today's Philadelphia skyline from the Delaware River is much different then when Jacob would have come ashore at 18 years of age.
Otho "Glenn" Clay 1890-1969
Descended from: Jacob/Henry/Daniel/Ora Belle/ then Glenn


Otho "Glenn" Clay (by Paul Clay)
Glenn was born in 1890, the son of Norton A. and Ora Belle (Sheets) Clay. He grew up around many cousins from the Thurston, Longwell and Sheets family but knew very little about the Clay family.  This was due to the fact his grandfather Clay died when Norton was only 2 years of age.  Norton's brother died at 29 and sister also at 29 which left only one sister Mary alive.  Glenn attended local schools and then got a job as a tool and die maker at the Cooks Motor Shop in Delaware.  He learned the drafting trade in 1908. He was also very interested in outdoor photography during this time and took many area family portraits during this time.  His first wife Darline died from TB after one year of marriage. He married again to Francis Hutchisson and they had one daughter who had "water on the brain" and was always an invalid.  They also lost two other children in infancy. Glenn must have taken an interest in genealogy about this time. He wrote letters to all his old cousins who responded with names and dates and in 1956 drew out the first draft of the family tree. Then in 1958, with Glenn A. Sheets revised and made copies and distributed to the families.
Glenn Clay died in 1969 and is buried with many of his cousins at Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne.
 
 
               
 Otho Glenn Clay 1890-1969

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