Henry Clay

1672 - 1760
Henrico County, Virginia - Chesterfield County, Virginia

Father: Charles Clay
Mother: Hannah Wilson
        Siblings: Elizabeth 1663 -
                       Mary 1664 -
                       John 1668 - 1723 m Mary Unknown
                       Thomas 1670 - 1726 m Mary Hannah Munns
                       [Henry 1672]
                       Charles 1674 - 1754 m Sarah Unknown 1675 -
                       Judith 1676 -

Married: (~1708) Mary Mitchell (1692/93 - 1777)
        Children: William Mitchell 1710 - 1774 m (1) Martha Anne Lewis 1711 - 1764 (2) Agnes Unknown
                         Henry 1711-1764 m Lucy Greene 1717 - 1805
                         Mary Obedience 1712-1770 m Richard Belcher 1710-1763
                         Amey 1713-1774 m (1) William Marston Green 1705-1744 (2) Benjamin Williamson
                         Martha 1713 - 1745/46 m William Bass 1707 - 1769
                         Charles 1715/16 - 1789 m (1) Ora Stewart (2) Martha Patsy Greene 1719 - 1793
                         John 1718 - 1762 m (1) Mary Bass (2) Mary Watkins Ross
                         Mary 1722 - 1777 m Thomas Watkins

Clay was an Indian trader going "as far beyond Carolina as it was to it."
              - he enslaved at least one Indian woman - inherited by son William
~1708 married Mary Mitchell
1723 - land patent - n. side of Appomattox River (Henrico -> Goochland -> Powhatan County)- 400 acres
1723 - land patent - 500 acres at the Great Swamp with William Pride II (divided in Jan 1724/5)
1724 - land patent - 220 acres
1725 - land patent - 330 acres (n. side of the Appomattox River, s.side of Clays Branch of Fighting Creek)
1734/5 - February - bought 100 acres from Henry Ligon
1734 - July - bought 200 acres on Swift Creek from Francis Eppes
1736 - tax list Henrico Co
1742 - land patent - 400 acres in Henrico - Deep Creek, next to John Pride
1747 - tax list Southarm Parish (4 titheables)
1749 - land patent 40 acres
1756 - tax list Chesterfield Co.
1760 August 3 - died (of the "nattles"!) at "The Raells"
          (w. side of Swift Creek in Chesterfield County - ~10 miles from Richmond)
          (will dated 28 Mar. 1749 , recorded 5 Sept. 1760 )
tombstone: "In Memory Of Henry Clay Who Died At Dinner With His Children & Grandchildren At An Annual Festival Given To Them In August1760."
1777 Aug 7 - wife Mary d. of dysentery.

William & Mary Quarterly 4 W (2)
Page 129 Some Wills of the Clay, Just and Harralson Families
…Henry Clay, Chesterfield Co. March 28, 1749. Mentions sons William, Henry, Charles, John, Daughters Amey Williamson, Mary Watkins, grandson Henry Clay, granddaughter Mary Clay, wife Mary. Also RICHARD BELCHER, James Hill. Witness, George Farrar, Aleson Clark, George Reny Turner….
          from the angelfire site

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