Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Green Clay

Male 1757 - 1828  (71 years)


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  • Name Green Clay 
    Born 14 Aug 1757  Powhatan County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Oct 1828  Clermont/Whitehall, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I043675  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Family Sarah Lewis,   b. 1776, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1867, Madison County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1795 
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F24148  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "The Genealogy of the Clays'" Mrs. Mary Rogers Clay, John P. Morton and Company, Louisville, Kentucky, Printers to the Filson Club 1889-"Green Clay was the first Deputy Surveyor of Kentucky. In 1788 he was sent as a delegate from Madison County to the Virginia convention, which ratified the Constitution of the United States. He was a man of great energy, and as a legislator endeavored to augment the prosperity of the Commonwealth by increasing the means and institutions of learning, by promoting a rapid organization of the militia, and advocating an equal and impartial administ4ration of the law, and particularly of the criminal jurisprudence of the State. He was for twenty years a legislator of Virginia and Kentucky; was Speaker of the Senate of Kentucky in 1807. He accumulated a large estate. He was a soldier in the Revolutionary War, and commanded the Kentucky Militia, consisting of four regiments, under Colonels Boswell, Dudley, Cox, and Caldwell, when sent to reinforce General Harrison in the Northwest during the campaign of 1813, in our second war with Great Britain. The heroism and bravery displayed by General Clay in the attack on Fort Meigs were worthy of better results than fell to the lot of the American arms on that disastrous day, May 5, 1813, when a thousand men were mercilessly sacrificed to the impetuosity and indiscretion of Colonel Dudley." "Military service"

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