(1) Name: Brutus Junius CLAY
Birth: July 1, 1808 Madison County, Kentucky
Death: 1878 Age: 69
Father: General Green CLAY (1757-1828)
Mother: Sally LEWIS (1776-1867)

Misc. Notes
Honorable Brutus J. Clay was born July 1, 1808, in Madison County, Kentucky; educated at Centre College, Danville; settled in Bourbon, where he was prominently interested in agriculture and developing choice breeds of stock. In 1840 he was elected to the legislature; later was President of the Bourbon County Agricultural Association for many years, and did much toward making famous the productions and hospitality of the Bluegrass region. Many remember the active interest of Mr. and Mrs. Clay and their accomplished daughter in the various exhibitions. At that time the president, directors, and other wealthy citizens had cottages upon the grounds, and entertained generously and elegantly the strangers and visitors within their gates. Mr. Clay represented the Ashland District in the Thirty-eighth Congress, where, because of his practical experience and fine judgment, he was made Chairman of the Committee of Agriculture. He was also a member of the Committee on Revolutionary Pensions. [1]

HON. BRUTUS J. CLAY, [2] farmer and stockraiser, deceased; P. 0. Paris; was one of the prominent representatives of Bourbon County, and one of its honored citizens. He belongs to a numerous family, who trace their ancestry from Eugland to the Old Dominion, thence to Kentucky, where the younger members of the family have became identified. According to an account carefully written by Green Clay, the father of the above, Sept. 12, 1784, is gleaned the following : The family trace their name to one John Clay, a native of England, who came to America as a British Grenadier, during Bacon's Rebellion; from him have descended all the different members of the Clay family. In direct line from the above was John, who was born in Virginia, where he married, and was the father of four sons, one of whom went North, one South, the others lived and died in Virginia, to-wit : Henry and Charles Clay, of Amelia County, Va. , In direct line comes Henry, who married Mary Mitchell; by her had four sons and several daughters; the sons were William, Henry, Charles and John, who was the grandfather of Henry Clay, of Ashland. Next in order comes Charles, who was born Jan. 31, 1716. He married Martha Green, who bore him eleven children : Mrs. Mary Locket, Eliza, Charles, Henry, Thomas (who was the grandfather of Senator Thomas T. McCreery), Eliza (Murray), Lucy (Thaxton), Matt (Congressman from Tennessee), Green Priscilla,-Mary (Lewis). Green Clay, next in order of descent, was born Aug. 14, 1757; he married Sallie Lewis; by her had six children, viz : Sidney, Brutus J., Cassius M., Betsey (Smith), Pauline, Rodes and Sallie Johnson. Brutus J. Clay, who is next in descent, was born July 1, 1808, in Madison Countv Ky; he graduated at Center College, and in 1837 settled in Bourbon County, where he en-aged quite extensively in stock-raising, being at one time one of the most extensive fine stockraisers in Central Kentucky; 1840, was elected to the State Legislature, and about the same time was elected President of the Bourbon County Agricultural Society, and in 1853 was elected President of the State Agricultural Society, and was honored with a reelection, serving in this capacity eight years in all, declining to serve longer. In 1860, was elected to the Legislature; was elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress, serving as Chairman on the Committee of Agriculture, and as a member of the Convention on Revolutionary Pensions. He was a successful farmer, his farm being one of the best improved in the county. His wife was Anna M. Field, whose offspring was Cassius M., the present incumbent of the homestead. He was born March 26, 1846 ; he married Sue E. Clay, daughter of Samuel Clay; she died, leaving him four children: Junius B., Samuel H., Annie L. and Sue E. Cassius M. represented his county in the Legislature in 1872, and was re-elected, and like his father, is a model farmer.

Born in Madison County to Hon. Green and Sally Lewis Clay, Brutus J. Clay attended schools there and graduated from Centre College, Danville. By 1830, before his marriage to Amelia I. Field of Madison, daughter of Ezekiel and Patsy Irvine Field, he came to Bourbon County to a tract of land his father had received by grant from Patrick Henry in 1783. Here he brought his bride to live in a two-story log cabin still standing, built in 1813. Here he drew plans, had timbers cut and bricks burned for the handsome Georgian house, which descended to his son, Cassius, only child of Ann Field, his second wife.

In approaching it, one crosses a moat at a gate guarded by stone lions. The grounds surrounding it were planted with hollies, bald cypress, and other unusual native trees, hauled from the mountains by ox-carts. Because of its evergreen setting, a friend of Mrs. Ann Clay, Mrs. McAboy, poetess of "Roseheath," named it “Auvergne.”

Brutus Clay was the leader of a group of farmers who imported fine English livestock and was president of the Bourbon County Agricultural Society from 1840 to 1877, and of the Kentucky Agricultural Association from 1853 to 1861. After two terms in the state legislature he served in the Thirty-eighth Congress as chairman of the Agricultural Committee. This portrait and a later one by Goddard still hang at "Auvergne," the home of his grandson, Cassius M. Clay.

Oil on wood, 24" x 18", signed P. Henry Davenport, Painter, Bichmond, Ky. 1829.
Owner: Hon. Cassius M. Clay, "Auvergne"
F. A. R. L. print and data from the late Mrs. Cassius M. Clay (Marv Harris)
Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774 through Present. Madison Co. CLAY, Brutus Junius, 1808-1878 CLAY, Brutus Junius, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Richmond, Madison County, Ky., July 1, 1808; attended the common schools and was graduated from Centre College, Danville, Ky.; engaged in agricultural pursuits and stock raising; moved to Bourbon County in 1837 and continued former pursuits; member of State house of representatives in 1840; elected president of Bourbon County Agricultural Association in 1840 and served thirty years; president of the Kentucky Agricultural Association 1853-1861; again a member of the State house of representatives in 1860; elected as a Unionist to the Thirty-eighth Congress (March 4, 1863-March 3, 1865); chairman, Committee on Agriculture (Thirty-eighth Congress); was not a candidate for reelection; resumed former pursuits; died near Paris, Ky., October 11, 1878; interment in the family burial ground at "Auvergne," near Paris, Ky.

1: Amelia FIELD
Birth: November 2, 1812
Death: July 31, 1843 Age: 30
Father: Ezekial FIELD
Mother: Patsy IRVINE
Marriage: February 10, 1835
Children: Martha (1832-)
Christopher Field (1835-)
Green (1839-)
Ezekiel Field (1840-)

2: Ann FIELD
Birth: February 12, 1822
Death: April 16, 1881 Age: 59
Father: Ezekial FIELD
Mother: Patsy IRVINE
Marriage: November 8, 1844
Children: Cassius M.

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 120.
2. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & County, Chicago, 1882, p. 454, 457
3. Whitley, Edna Talbott. Kentucky Ante-Bellum Portraiture, (The National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1956), pp. 12-13

(2) Name: Cassius M. CLAY Jr.
Father: Brutus Junius CLAY (1808-1878)
Mother: Ann FIELD (1822-1881)

Misc. Notes
Cassius M. Clay, junior, of Bourbon County, was born March 26, 1846. Inherited and resides at Il Auvergne, " the beautiful old home of his father. Mr. Clay is a prominent citizen and politician of Bourbon County, having served as State Senator and in the last Constitutional Convention of Kentucky. Has been three times married : ( i ) January 27, 1869, to Susan E. Clay, daughter of Samuel and Susan (Wornall) Clay; (2) November 29, 1882, to Pattie T. Lyman; (3) December .6, 1888, to Mary Blythe Harris, daughter of Honorable John D. Harris, of Richmond, Kentucky, who descends through William Harris, John Harris, and Christopher Harris from Major Robert Harris, a member of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. [1]

1: Susan Elizabeth CLAY
Birth: September 2, 1846
Death: June 6, 1880 Age: 33
Father: Samuel “Graybeard” CLAY (1815-1888)
Mother: Nancy Tucker WORNALL (1816-1899)
Marriage: January 27, 1869
Children: Junius Brutus (1871-)
Samuel Henry (1873-1895)
Anne Louise
Susan Elizabeth (1880-)

2: Pattie T. LYMAN
Marriage: November 29, 1882

3: Mary Blythe HARRIS
Father: John D. HARRIS
Marriage: December 6, 1888
Children: Cassius Marcellus (1895-)
John Harris (1897-)

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 173.

(3) Name: Elizabeth “Lizzie” CLAY
Birth: 1855 Kentucky
Father: Samuel Scott CLAY (1829-1917)
Mother: Sarah Katherine “Kate” BEDFORD (1833-)

Misc. Notes
1880 Bourbon County, Kentucky census lists Lizzie as having a curved spine. [1]


1. Bedford and Kirker, p. 150.

(4) Name: Colonel Ezekiel Field CLAY
Birth: December 1, 1840
Father: Brutus Junius CLAY (1808-1878)
Mother: Amelia FIELD (1812-1843)

Misc. Notes
COL. E. F. CLAY, [1] farmer and stock-raiser ; P. O. Paris. The proprietor of Runneymede, was born on the old homestead, Dec. 1, 1841, youngest child of Brutus J. and Amelia Field Clay. He was raised upon the homestead and began a thorough education, being a student for sometime, under B. B. Sayre; also attended school at Harrisburg, with a view to graduation, when the war broke out ; he cast his lot with the 1st Kentucky Mounted Riflemen, entering the ranks as private, afterwards chosen Captain, and rose to Lieutenant Colonel, and had command of his regiment, and remained with his command until the close of the war; and in justice to Col. Clay, it can be truthfully said, that no truer or more valiant soldier entered the Colifederate service than he. He was nine months prisoner on Johnson's Island. Lost his right eye in an engagement, otherwise came out unscathed. The year following the close of the war, he married Mary L. Woodford, daughter of John T. Woodford, of this precinct ; the year of his marriage located on the farm he now owns, which contains 425 acres, best known as the Garrard Place, situated on the Paris Townsend Pike. In 1867, he commenced the breeding of short-horns, which he continued until 1875. Since that time has been quite prominently engaged in the breeding of thoroughbred race-borses, having a track and stables upon the grounds upon his premises, for their use and training. Colonel Clay is fond of the chase, and with his dogs and gun, and in company with boon companions, he makes frequent trips to hunting and fishing resorts. In his business relations is attentive and looks well to his interests, and in all matters of public interest is ever ready to do his part. Has five children : Ezekiel, Woodford, Brutus J., Buckner and Amelia.

Ezekiel Field Clay was born in Bourbon County December 1, 1840, and resides at “Runnymede," his beautiful country-seat, in the midst of happiness and prosperity. He married, May 8, 1866, Mary L., the accomplished daughter of John T. Woodford and his wife, Elizabeth Buckner, the granddaughter of Colonel Henry Clay, of Bourbon County.
Colonel E. F. Clay was a student at Kentucky University when war was declared in 1861, and at once enlisted in the First Kentucky Mounted Riflemen, Confederate States Army, as a private. Later he organized a company, of which he was chosen Captain, with William Talbott, Harry Clay, and James T. Rogers, of "New Forest," as Lieutenants. Afterward was promoted Lieutenant- Colonel, and commanded his regiment until the close of the war. Colonel Clay was seriously wounded and taken prisoner at Puncheon Creek, Magoffin County, and remained at Johnson's Island for nine months. He was a brave and gallant soldier. His regiment was a part of General Humphrey Marshall's Command, Department of Southwestern Virginia and Eastern Kentucky. [2]

1: Maria Letitia WOODFORD
Birth: 1843
Death: 1900 Age: 57
Father: John Thornton WOODFORD (1812-1892)
Mother: Elizabeth Hawes BUCKNER (1821-1904)
Marriage: May 8, 1866
Children: Ezekial Field (1871-)
Woodford (1873-)
Brutus J. (1875-)
Buckner (1877-)
Amelia Field
Mary Catesby (1883-)

1. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & County, Chicago, 1882, pp. 453-454
2. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 172.

(5) Name: Green CLAY
Birth: February 11, 1839 Bourbon County, Kentucky
Father: Brutus Junius CLAY (1808-1878)
Mother: Amelia FIELD (1812-1843)

Misc. Notes
Green Clay, born in Bourbon County February 11, 1839; married, in 1871, Jane Rhodes, of New Orleans. After graduating from Yale College and Cambridge Law School, he was abroad for eight years-one year as Secre- tary to Honorable C. M. Clay, United States Minister to Russia, and seven years as Secretary of Legation to Minister Marsh in Italy. On his return home he became a cotton-planter. Is now a resident of Missouri. [1]

1: Jane RHODES
Birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Marriage: 1871
Children: Green (1872-1896)
Rodes (1874-)
Cassius M. (1886-)

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 171.

(6) Name: Henrietta CLAY
Birth: February 1, 1776 [1]
Father: Dr. Henry CLAY III (1736-1820)
Mother: Rachel POVALL (1739-1820)

Misc. Notes
32. Henrietta Clay, born February 2, 1771; married Major George Michael Bedinger of Revolutionary fame. The Bedinger family is of German descent. The immigrant to this country was Adam Bedinger, born and married in the village of Dorschel, near Strasburg, in Alsace, and came with his wife and family to America in 1736. He settled in Pennsylvania, and acquired wealth in York County, where he died. Henry Bedinger, second son of Adam, married early and settled near his father. He married Mary von Schlegel, a German lady of the family of Augustus and Frederick William von Schlegel, who were poets, critics, and philosophers. Augustus was a celebrated poet and an intimate friend of Madame de Stael. In 1762 Henry Bedinger and family moved to Mecklenburg, Frederick County, Virginia. Since then the names of town, county, and State have all been changed, and are now Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia. His remains lie in the old Episcopal churchyard at Shepherdstown, and his tomb bears this inscription. “The ashes of Henry Bedinger, who departed this life January 22, 1772, in the forty-second year of his age." He had three sons who were officers in the Revolutionary Army and served to the close of the war. They were Major Henry Bedinger, Major George Michael Bedinger, and Lieutenant Daniel Bedinger. The latter's commission bears date 14th November, 1776, and on the 14th September, 1778, he was transferred to the Seventh Virginia.

He ran away in the summer of 1776 and enlisted in the army at the age of sixteen. At Brandywine he was taken prisoner by the British, and suffered many hardships which brought on severe sickness. just after his capture he resented some indignity, and a British officer demanded the name of the impudent young rascal. Daniel replied, "I am, sir, a soldier, a Virginian, and a gentleman," a reply indicative of an undaunted spirit and great self -respect. He was a prisoner for nearly a year, and only liberated when the British evacuated Philadelphia, being left behind them, as they believed, in a dying condition.

Major George Michael Bedinger was an early pioneer of Kentucky. Settled in Nicholas, then a part of Bourbon County. In 1779 acted as Adjutant in the unfortunate expedition of Colonel Bowman against the Indian town of Chillicothe. He was a brave and efficient officer at the Battle of the Blue Licks. In 1792 represented his county in the legislature, and in 1802 was elected to Congress, serving two terms. Retired to private life in 1807. [2]

1: Maj George Michael BEDINGER
Father: Henry BEDINGER (-1772)
Children: Olivia
Elizabeth Morgan (1798-)
Daniel P.

1. The Clay Family genealogy (Part Two, p. 12) places her birth date at February 2, 1771.
2. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, pp. 101-103.

(7) Name: COL Henry CLAY IV
Birth: September 14, 1779
Death: 1863 Age: 83
Military: War Of 1812
Military Memo: Second Lieutenant under General Harrison.
Father: Dr. Henry CLAY III (1736-1820)
Mother: Rachel POVALL (1739-1820)

Misc. Notes
Henry Clay, son of Doctor Henry and Rachel (Povall) Clay, came with his parents at eight years of age to Kentucky, He was born September 14, 1779, and died in Bourbon County in 1863, aged eighty -four years. He served during the War of 1812 under General Harrison as a Second Lieutenant; was a man of great energy and fine judgment, and took much interest in the political issues of his day. While not old enough to vote for the adoption of the second Constitution of Kentucky, in 1799, the late Madison C. Johnson, of Lexington, is authority for the statement that he warmly espoused the idea of incorporating in that instrument a plan for the gradual but ultimate abolition of slavery in Kentucky. It was in that cause, and in Bourbon County, that Henry Clay, of Ashland, made his first political speech.

The advocates of emancipation failed in that contest, but their appeals made a. deep impression upon the public mind. Colonel Henry Clay was always a staunch emancipationist, and never sought preferment in any way except in furtherance of that cause; was President of an Emancipation Society; a candidate for the legislature on that ticket; was a staunch Union man, and wanted to enlist on that side at the breaking out. of the Civil War, in spite of his extreme age.

He married Margaret (Peggy) Helm, daughter of Joseph Helm, of Lincoln County. To them were born twelve children, one dying in infancy. [1]

1: Peggy HELM
Death: August 9, 1863
Father: Joseph HELM
Children: Henry (1798-1890)
John (1800-1876)
Sallie (1801-1886)
Joseph Helm (1803-)
Henrietta Povall (1803-1865)
Rachel Elizabeth (1812->1899)
Samuel “Graybeard” (1815-1888)
Mary Ann (1824-1901)
Francis Povall (1819-1909)
Matthew Martin (-1863)

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, pp. 103-104.

(8) Name: Dr. Henry CLAY III
Birth: September 19, 1736 Cumberland County, Virginia
Death: January 17, 1820 Bourbon County, Kentucky Age: 83
Father: Henry CLAY Jr. (1711-1764)
Mother: Lucy GREEN (1717-)

Misc. Notes
Henry Clay's Station [1]
Dr. Henry Clay, who fathered one of three separate though related branches of Clays in the county, came to Bourbon County in 1787. He is reported to have built a stockade in the Clintonville District in 1787 then a stone house the following year (Grimes 1935). No primary sources were located for this information. His land entries include a 400-acre and a 1000-acre preemption on the Stoner Fork of Licking River (BrookesSmith 1976:37, Virginia Survey Book 1, p. 373). This tract is located, according to entry, 200 yards northwest of McMullen's Spring and includes a portion of the main Stoner channel. Henry Clay assigned this tract to Samuel Clay in 1783 and the patent was issued in 1784. McMullen's Spring is near where the Harrod's Creek Road crosses Stoner Creek. Henry Clay's reported stockade or station would not have been located on this tract since he transferred it to Samuel Clay three years before he permanently settled in Kentucky.

The stone house he built in 1788 (designated 15Bb77) is, still standing. It is located along a farm road which runs southwest from Winchester Road opposite the juncture of Winchester and Spears Mill roads (Figure IV-7 and IV-8). The L & N railroad track runs immediately southwest of the site. The Clay cemetery is north of the house. Henry and his wife, Rachel, are buried there along with other family members. Henry died in 1824, at the age of 84; Rachel was 81 when she died in 1820. Henry Clay Jr. inherited the house. An H. Clay is listed in the approximate location on the 1877 Beers and Lanagan map.

Grimes (1935) did not indicate if the station was built on the same location as the stone house. No trace of a log structure or foundations were found around the stone house although pasture coverage made surface survey difficult. The house, known locally as "the Fort", is a small structure of one-and-one-half stories with interior end chimneys. The lower floor has two rooms and stairs in the northeast corner lead up to a second floor. A frame shed with a brick chimney is a recent addition on the east side of the house. The front of the house faces west. Two windows pierce the west wall on the first floor. An irregular depression on the south end of the house is suggestive of another possible addition but no door is present to connect it to the stone house without having to come outside. Very little modification has been done to the stone section. The structure was being used to store hay at the time of survey.

Since Dr. Clay's stone house was not located on his land grant, he must have acquired his tract by purchase. In checking early deeds, a land transfer for 200 acres between Henry Clay, Sr. and Benjamin Bedford was found which coincides with the stone house location. Dated February 20, 1793, the deed was for 200 acres on which Henry Clay was then living, on the waters of Green Creek. The land was adjacent to James Parberry, a Bruce, and another Clay (Bourbon County Deed Book B, p. 333).

Time constraints, very dense grass cover and extremely hard, dried out soil rendered shovel probing impractical. The ground around the structure appears little disturbed and archaeological remains are probable although their density and character are unverified. However, the site is deemed worthy of further consideration.

HENRY CLAY, SR.-Will Book F, page 331-"Aged and infirm." Wife, Rachel; son, Henry Clay, Jr.; daughter, Rebecca Finch, land purchased of Col. Jas. Garrard; daughters Sally Martin and Tabitha Bedford, land in Montgomery County; daughters Elizabeth Bruce, Rachel Martin, Marv Anne Dawson, Martha Dedford, Henrietta Bedinger, Letty Bedford; sons, John and Samuel. Executor: Henry Clay, Jr. Written August 7, 1809. Proved February 1820. Witnesses-Jospeh McConnell, Samuel McConnell, Sampson McConnell, Geo. Thomas, Josiah Berryman. [2]

1: Rachel POVALL
Birth: 1739
Death: April 9, 1820 Age: 81
Father: Richard POVALL
Mother: Rachel POVALL (~1739-1820)
Marriage: April 7, 1753 Virginia
Children: Elizabeth (1755-)
John (1757-1814)
Rebekah (1759-)
Samuel (1761-)
Rachel (1763-)
Sarah (1765-)
Tabitha (1767-1864)
Mary Ann (1770-)
Mattie (1772-1864)
Laetitia (1774-)
Henrietta (1776-)
Lettie (1782-1827)
Henry (1779-1863)

1. Stockading Up by Nancy O’Malley, pp. 52, 55
2. Kentucky Records, Volume I, BOURBON COUNTY WILL ABSTRACTS, Contributed by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery, Jemima Johnson Chapter, Paris, Kentucky), p. 27.

(9) Name: Henry CLAY
Birth: 1840
Father: Samuel H. CLAY (1813-1872)
Mother: Julia A. KENNEDY (1814-1878)

Misc. Notes
Subject: Grimes-Clay
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2001 13:01:41 -0500
From: "Enoch, Harry" <henoch@email.uky.edu>

Bob, I am working on a book on Grimes Mill (Boone Creek, Fayette Co). In 1873, Henry C "Harry" Clay and wife Jennie bought into the mill and also a distillery operated by Carlo Grimes. Your information (below) would make Clay the son in law of Carlo Grimes. (I found another source--Tom Trice--who gave the date of marriage as 1865, but I cannot find Trice at this time) Elsewhere on your Claye site, it says Harry Clay served in the 1st Ky Mounted Riflemen. I would like to acknowledge your data if you don't mind. And would love to know more if you have anything else on Clay or Grimes. Also would like to know the parents of Louise Talbott (her full name was Maria Louisa).

Thanks, Harry Enoch

ps You have done great things for Bourbon Co's webpages--best in Ky I'll wager!

1: Jennie GRIMES
Father: Carl GRIMES
Mother: Louise TALBOTT
Children: Ernest

(10) Name: John CLAY
Birth: February 29, 1757
Death: 1814 Bourbon County, Kentucky Age: 56
Father: Dr. Henry CLAY III (1736-1820)
Mother: Rachel POVALL (1739-1820)

Misc. Notes
John and family lived and died within a mile of Thatcher’s Mill, Bourbon County, Kentucky. [1]

JOHN CLAY-Will Book E, page 1-Three sons, John Samuel, George; son-in-law Henry C. Bruce. Slaves purchased in Virginia. Written August 23, 1809. Proved March, 1814. Witnesses Arch O. Bedford, Henry Clay, Jr., Jno. Bedford. [2]

1: Patsy INGRAM
Children: John
George W.

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 93.
2. Kentucky Records, Volume I, BOURBON COUNTY WILL ABSTRACTS, Contributed by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery, Jemima Johnson Chapter, Paris, Kentucky), p. 27.

(11) Name: Littleberry CLAY
Birth: October 21, 1820 Bourbon County, Kentucky
Residence: 1821 Warren County, Missouri Age: <1
Father: George CLAY (1796-)
Mother: Almira BAINBRIDGE

Misc. Notes
LITTLEBERRY CLAY, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, October 21, 1820, and moved with his parents to Warren County, Missouri, in 1821. His father, George Clay, was a man of wealth and position, owning and running several fine boats on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. He lived at St. Louis; died there in 1858, aged seventy years. His wife died some years before. Littleberry Clay, during 1865 and 1866, ran the "Cornelia" to New Orleans. He moved to Lewis County, Missouri, in 1866, and married Barbara Davidson, an adopted daughter of William Jones, of St. Louis. Six of their nine children are living, viz: Amanda, Oliver C. (prosecuting attorney of Monticello, Lewis County, Missouri), Thomas L., S. W., Ella, and James H. Clay. [1]

1: Barbara DAVIDSON
Marriage: 1866
Children: Amanda
Thomas L.
S. W.
James H.

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 136.

(12) Name: Littleberry Bedford CLAY
Birth: February 13, 1799 Bourbon County, Kentucky
Death: August 5, 1879 Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky Age: 80
Father: Samuel CLAY (1761-)
Mother: Ann Nancy WINN

Misc. Notes
67. Littleberry Bedford Clay was born in Bourbon County February 13, 1799, and died in Lexington, August 5, 1879. He was married in January, 1817, when the united ages of himself and wife were scarcely thirty-four years. His first wife was Arabella Anne Tilford Maccoun, daughter of James Maccoun (1767-1832) and his wife, Elizabeth Rice (1774-1833), who were married in Mercer County, Kentucky, October 21, 1797. Elizabeth Rice was the daughter of Reverend David Rice, born in Hanover County, Virginia, December 20, 1733, and died in Green County, Kentucky, June 18, 1816, and his wife, Mary, daughter of Reverend Samuel Blair, of Faggs Manor, Pennsylvania. James Maccoun was the son of James Maccoun, junior, and grandson of James Maccoun, senior, of the McAfee Company, early pioneers of Kentucky.

Littleberry B. Clay was a man of fine physique and courtly manners. He entered the Confederate Army at sixty-three years of age, and served during the war. He enlisted as a private, and rose to the rank of Colonel; was a member of General Raines' Staff, General Price's Division, Trans- Mississippi Department. At his death, in August, 1879, the following notice appeared in the Lexington Observer and Reporter, written by Colonel John 0. Hodges, a comrade in arms: "Colonel Littleberry Bedford Clay, Confederate States Army, died in this city Monday night, at the residence of his son, Samuel Clay, junior, in the eighty-first year of his age.

"Colonel Clay was a native of Bourbon County, Kentucky, but for many years before the war lived in Cass County, Missouri. There, under the call of the Governor of the State, in June, 1861, he took the musket of a private soldier, and did brave and generous duty throughout the longest and most arduous service of the late civil war. At Independence, Missouri, June 17th, he stood in the front ranks, and was among the first to advance when General Marmaduke gave the command. Again at Camp Cole, the next day, he was to be found in the lead. In this way he followed the fortunes of Marmaduke, General Joe Shelby, Sterling Price, General Raines, and Kirby Smith to the end of the war, and was among the last to lay down his arms when peace was declared. Four times during Missouri's desperate struggles was he wounded, and that seriously. During the contest around the fortifications of Lexington, lasting from September 12th to the 20th, he was ever in the front, and there received a dangerous wound in the head. Two days before he had been wounded in the leg, but not so seriously as to keep him from the front. At Carthage and at Wilson's Creek he was in the thickest of the fray, and was not a hundred yards from the spot where General Lyons fell. At Pea Ridge he was again wounded, but not so seriously as at Lexington. Those who stood by him in the field, and those who knew him in camp, with one accord agree to both his courage and his generosity, and many a brave heart will be pained by the information of his death. His remains will be taken to the family burying-grounds in Bourbon County to-day for interment. Peace to his ashes." [1]

1: Arabella Ann Rilford MACCOUN
Death: May 30, 1828 Bourbon County, Kentucky
Father: James MACCOUN III (1767-1832)
Mother: Elizabeth RICE (1774-1833)
Children: Henry (1819-)
Olivia Maccoun (1823-1888)
Samuel (1825-)
Elizabeth Rice (1826-)

2: Alvira (Almira) DUDLEY
Marriage: April 22, 1830

3: Amanda MOORE
Father: Andrew MOORE
Mother: Sarah Lloyd MORIN (-1843)

Misc. Notes
Colonel Clay married (2) Almira Dudley April 22, 1830. No issue. He married (3), in 1838, Amanda Moore, daughter of Andrew and Sally (Morin) Moore and granddaughter of Captain William Moore, a Revolutionary soldier and an early emigrant to Kentucky. Captain Moore died in November, 1829, and was buried at Cynthiana with military honors. He was the personal friend of General Lafayette. Captain Moore was the first Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions and of the Circuit Court of Harrison County, and these positions were held by himself and sons, Andrew and Henry Coleman Moore, from 1792 to 1832, a period of forty years. [2]

Children: Andrew Moore
William L.
Hattie A.

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, pp. 137-138.
2. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 139.

(13) Name: Rachel Elizabeth CLAY
Birth: July 8, 1812
Death: after 1899 Age: 86
Father: COL Henry CLAY IV (1779-1863)
Mother: Peggy HELM (-1863)

Misc. Notes
88. Rachel Elizabeth Clay, born July 8, 1812, is yet living, and has contributed many interesting facts to these sketches. She married, December 23, 1830, Douglas Payne Lewis, son of Colonel Thomas and Elizabeth Payne Lewis. Colonel Lewis served in the Revolutionary War; was a member of the first Constitutional Convention of Kentucky; was a member of the first State Senate, and became the fourth judge of the Lexington Circuit. Douglas P. Lewis was born August 4, 1804, and died October 26, 1867. Was a Representative from Bourbon in the Legislature in the forties. His sister, Sally Lewis, married General Green Clay. [1]

1: Douglas Payne LEWIS
Birth: August 4, 1804
Death: October 26, 1867 Age: 63
Father: Thomas LEWIS (1749-1809)
Mother: Elizabeth PAYNE (-1827)
Marriage: December 23, 1830
Children: Elizabeth “Bettie” Payne
Stephen D.
Thomas Henry (-1881)
Margaret Helm
Douglas P.
Asa K.
Mary Letitia
Edward Alpheus
Frank Clay

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 151.

(14) Name: Samuel CLAY
Birth: May 10, 1761
Military: Revolutionary War
Father: Dr. Henry CLAY III (1736-1820)
Mother: Rachel POVALL (1739-1820)

Misc. Notes
28. Samuel Clay, born May 10, 1761, came to Kentucky soon after the close of the Revolutionary War and settled on Green Creek, Bourbon County. In 1777, when less than sixteen, he enlisted in the Revolutionary Army and followed General Greene throughout the campaign of the Carolinas. He was wounded in the foot at Fort Watson, and was carried to the home of Mrs. Abram Martin, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, to be nursed by his sisters. The Tories, learning of his refuge, searched the house in vain to find the wounded rebel, and in their chagrin cut open the feather beds and scattered the contents. His wound healing rapidly, young Clay soon rejoined his command at Fort Motte, and remembered the heroine of that victory as she hastened to General Marion with the bows and arrows for the destruction of her own home. Many interesting stories have been handed down respecting his enlistment and service, which were more than twice - told tales in the home of the writer a quarter of a century ago.

None of Samuel Clay's descendants doubt his Revolutionary record, yet we have not been able to verify the family traditions. He was a man of fine physique and great inventive genius, which served him to good purpose in pioneer times. He was killed by the falling of timbers while superintending the erection of a new barn. He married Ann (Nancy) Winn, daughter of George and Lettice Winn, of Fayette County, Kentucky. His will was probated in the Bourbon Court, June, 1810. [1]

SAMUEL CLAY-Will Book D, page 89-Son, Henry, land on which Anthony Thornton lives; wife; daughter, Lititia; son, Samuel, land on which Zedic Smith lived; son George, land on which Robert Athey formerly lived; son, Littleberry, land on which Win. Reid lives; son, John, land on which Emanuel Wyatt lives; son, Richard, Hutchison place; daughter Rachel, farm in Madison County; son, Thomas, land in Henderson County; youngest son, Wm. Green. Executors: Brother Henry Clay and Benj. Bedford. Written April 7, 1810. Proved June, 1810. Witnesses-Emanuel Wyatt, Robt. Nichols, John O. Hancock, Jno. Wyatt, Moses Thomas. [2]

1: Ann Nancy WINN
Father: George WINN
Mother: Lettice
Children: Henry C. (1791-)
Letitia (1792-)
Samuel (1794-)
George (1796-)
Littleberry Bedford (1799-1879)
Richard P. (1802-)
John (1800-)
Thomas (-1831)
Rachel (1804-)
William Green (1810-1855)

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, pp. 94-95.
2. Kentucky Records, Volume I, BOURBON COUNTY WILL ABSTRACTS, Contributed by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery, Jemima Johnson Chapter, Paris, Kentucky), p. 27.

(15) Name: Samuel CLAY
Birth: April 19, 1825
Father: Littleberry Bedford CLAY (1799-1879)
Mother: Arabella Ann Rilford MACCOUN (-1828)

Misc. Notes
Samuel Clay, junior, born April 19, 1825, was for more than half a century one of the most energetic and enterprising business men of Bourbon and Fayette counties, but as the result of an accident has been an invalid for some years past. Though a great sufferer, his patient endurance and fortitude demand the admiration of the household. On the maternal side he is the greatgrandson, of Reverend David Rice, "the Father of the Presbyterian Church in Kentucky," who was one of the founders of Hampden-Sidney College, Virginia, and of Transylvania (now Kentucky) University. Mr. Rice was a grand, good man, whose life was spent in the cause of humanity. He married in Pennsylvania Mary, daughter of Reverend Samuel Blair, of Faggs manor, who founded there the Classical and Theological School for the education of the Presbyterian clergy, out of which grew the College of New Jersey, later Princeton University. Samuel Blair (1712-1751) married Frances, daughter of judge Lawrence Van Hook and his wife, Johanna Smit, daughter of Hendrick Barentse Smit, from Lochen, Holland, a soldier in the West India Company in New Netherlands. Hendrick Barentse Schmidt married Gerritze Willemse, from Niew Kerck (New York), May 11, 1655, and was a magistrate under the Dutch Government for Boshwych, Long Island. (Original copy of will in Book No. 1, Kings County, New York.) judge Lawrence Van Hook was the son of Arent Isaacszen Van Hook, one of the signers of a petition to Stuyvesant to surrender New Netherlands to the English, on September 5, 1664.

Samuel Clay, junior, married, May 23, 1860, Mary Katharine Rogers, daughter of Captain William S. Rogers and his wife, Henrietta Roseberry, daughter of Hugh Roseberry and his wife, Mary Parker, daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary (Taylor) Parker, of Snow Hill, Maryland. Captain Rogers was born September 30, 1819, and his wife January 26, 1820.They were married May 23, 1839, by Elder John A. Gano. He was the son of William Rogers and his wife, Katherine Skillman, daughter of Christopher and Henrietta (Payne) Skillman, of Loudon County, Virginia, who came to Kentucky about 1804- William Rogers, senior, born in Campbell County, Virginia, July 7, 1784, died February 15, 1862. He was the son of Nathaniel Rogers, born in Charlotte County, Virginia, July 25, 1755, who was a soldier of the Revolution, and moved to Kentucky in 1797 and settled at Caneridge, dying December 22, 1804. Nathaniel Rogers was a member of the Constitutional Convention of Kentucky in 1799. He married Frances, daughter of Colonel Charles and Anne (Walton) Cobbs, August 14, 1783, in Campbell County, Virginia. She died September 20, 1790. [1]

1: Mary Katharine “Mollie” ROGERS
Father: Capt. William Skillman ROGERS (1819-)
Mother: Henrietta ROSEBERRY (1820-)

Misc. Notes
Family genealogist and author of “The Clay Family.”

Marriage: May 23, 1860
Children: Belle (1861-)
William Rogers (1864-)
Bishop (1866-)
Samuel Blair (1873-)

1. The Clay Family, pp. 189-191.

(16) Name: Samuel “Graybeard” CLAY
Birth: April 8, 1815
Death: February 14, 1888 Age: 72
Father: COL Henry CLAY IV (1779-1863)
Mother: Peggy HELM (-1863)

Misc. Notes
SAMUEL CLAY, [1] farmer and stockraiser; P. O. Paris. This gentleman is the largest land owner, and one of the most successful agriculturists in Bourbon County. He was born in this Precinct April 8, 1815, son of Colonel Henry Clay, a native of Virginia (his wife's maiden name was Helm), who emigrated to this county from the Old Dominion about the year 1785. He came here with his father, Samuel Clay, when a lad of eight years. He was a successful farmer. To Henry Clay, Jr., was born twelve children; eleven grew to maturity. The eldest was Henry; then in order of birth were John, Sallie, Joseph, Letitia, Henrietta, Elizabeth, Samuel, Mary, Frank, and Matt M., all of whom settled in this county. Sallie married Wm. Buckner; Letitia became the wife of Dan'l Bedinger. Henrietta married three times; first to Mr. Bedford, by whom she had one son, Frank. Her second husband was Robert Scott, by whom she had one child. Her third husband was E. S. Dudley. Elizabeth married Douglas P. Lewis, Mary married E. S. Dudley, the husband of Henreitta. In 1836 our subject married Nancy T. Wornall, who was born January 16, 1816, in Clark County. She was a daughter of Thomas and Sallie (Ryan) Wornall. Thomas was the son of Roby and Edie Wornall, who was a native of Virginia. At the time Mr. Clay started in business for himself, his father gave him 440 acres of land. From this start he has added to it until he now owns over 7,000 in this county, and several thousand in counties adjoining. Mr. Clay is a tireless worker, and believes in the adage that it is better to wear out than rust out, and his career has been one of unusual success. He has had four children : Thomas H., Susan E., wife of Cassius Clay. She died in 1879, leaving four children. James E. resides on farm adjoining.
Samuel Clay, of "Marchemont," born April 8, 18 15 ; married, in 1836, Nancy T. Wornall, daughter of Thomas and Sally Ryan Wornall. Inheriting about four hundred acres of land from his father, he possessed, at the time of his death, February 14, 1888, many thousand valuable acres. This fortune was acquired without speculation, and was the result of indomitable energy and fine judgment, coupled with keen executive ability. His aged wife, a noble helpmeet, is still living at "Chasteney Park," Bourbon County. [2]

1: Nancy Tucker WORNALL
Birth: January 16, 1816
Death: July 26, 1899 Age: 83
Father: COL Thomas WORNALL (1775-1838)
Mother: Sarah RYON (1777-1854)
Marriage: November 22, 1836
Children: Thomas Henry (1840-1926)
Susan Elizabeth (1846-1880)
James Eldred (1850-1910)

1. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & County, Chicago, 1882, p. 453
2. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 152.

(18) Name: Sarah Woolfolk CLAY
Birth: March 17, 1824
Death: January 28, 1857 Age: 32
Father: Sidney Payne CLAY (1800-)
Mother: Nancy Bowman KEEN (-1826)

Misc. Notes
MRS. OLIVER McDOWELL KEEN (Sally Woolfolk Clay) [1]

The only child of Sidney Payne and Nancy Keen Clay, Sally Woolfolk Clay, was born at "Escondida" in Bourbon County. At the age of two she was taken to "Woodlawn" in Madison County to be reared by her paternal aunt, Pauline Clay (Mrs. William Rodes).

Her father, Sidney Payne Clay, was named in honor of the family of his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Payne Lewis, who in 1780 accompanied her husband, Colonel Thomas Lewis, from Fairfax County, Virginia, to Fayette County, Kentucky. Previously a Revolutionary officer, Colonel Lewis represented Fayette County in the first Constitutional Convention and in the first session of the legislature, and had the honor of administering the oath of office to the first governor, Isaac Shelby.

Sally Clay's mother, who died soon after her birth, was the daughter of Major John and Mary Bowman Keen of Fayette and a granddaughter of Colonel Abraham Bowman, 1748-1837, who had been a comrade in arms of General Lafayette, during the Revolution.

When this distinguished "guest of the Nation" made his historic tour in 1825, he and his entourage spent the night with Colonel Bowman at the home of his son-in-law, Major Keen, because his own house was off the direct route of travel. This was one of the few stops made at private residences.

In 1843, Sally Woolfolk Clay eloped with her cousin, Oliver McDowell Keen. After his death at Lexington, during one of the cholera epidemics a few years later, she went to live with her grandmother, Mary Bowman Keen, at "Keenland", erected in 1805, and still standing. In 1938 her portrait came to her granddaughter.

Oil on canvas, 3611 X 29". By Oliver Frazer, 1845, Fayette County
Owner: Miss Sally Keen Shackelford, Richmond
McGaughey print and data from the owner

1: Oliver McDowell KEEN Jr.
Father: Oliver KEEN
Mother: Sallie McDOWELL
Marriage: March 19, 1843
Children: Sidney Clay (1844-1873)
Mary (1847-)

1. Whitley, Edna Talbott. Kentucky Ante-Bellum Portraiture, (The National Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1956), pp. 510-511

(19) Name: Sidney Payne CLAY
Birth: July 16, 1800
Father: General Green CLAY (1757-1828)
Mother: Sally LEWIS (1776-1867)

Misc. Notes
Sidney Payne Clay, son of General Green and Sally (Lewis) Clay, was born July 16, 1800, and married (i), September 28, 1822, Nancy B. Keen, who died June 25, 1826, leaving one daughter. Married (2), December 2o, 1827, Isabella E. J. Reed, in Nashville, Tennessee. She was born September 13, 1809, and died March 16, 1852. She was the daughter of W. J. Reed and his wife, Margaret Rogers (died August 18, 1835), daughter of John and Sarah (Daugherty) Rogers, of Lunenburg County, Virginia. John Rogers was the son of William Rogers (Test. 1750) and Margaret Caldwell, daughter of John Caldwell, who was born in Ireland and married there Margaret Philips, coming to America after the birth of their fifth child. The Caldwells had gone to Ireland from Scotland shortly after the Conquest in 1690.

Sidney Payne Clay was born in Madison County, Kentucky, and was graduated from Princeton College, New Jersey. After his marriage he moved to "Escondida," Bourbon County, dying there July 2, 1834. [1]

SIDNEY P. CLAY-Will Book J, page 564 Wife, Isabella, property paid me by John Keen's administratrix as guardin for my daughter Sally, amount yet due her from estate at Mrs. Keen's death, Brutus J. Clay and wife Isabella trustees for Sally; sons, Sidney, Elias and Green. Executors: wife, Isabella and Brutus J. Clay. Written April 12, 1834. Proved September, 1834. Witnesses--Jno. Cunningham, Peter Clarkson. [2]

1: Nancy Bowman KEEN
Death: June 25, 1826
Father: Major John KEEN
Mother: Mary BOWMAN
Marriage: September 28, 1822
Children: Sarah Woolfolk (1824-1857)

2: Isabella REED
Marriage: December 20, 1827
Children: Sidney Reed Grundy (1828-)
Isabella Edwards (1830-1832)
Elias Davidson (1831-1851)
Green (1833-1860)

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 118-119.
2. Kentucky Records, Volume I, BOURBON COUNTY WILL ABSTRACTS, Contributed by Mrs. William Breckenridge Ardery, Jemima Johnson Chapter, Paris, Kentucky), p. 27.

(20) Name: Sidney Reed Grundy CLAY
Birth: December 20, 1828
Father: Sidney Payne CLAY (1800-)
Mother: Isabella REED

Misc. Notes
Centre College Alumni, Published 1890. 1847 graduate, Bourbon Co. Sidney Reed Grundy Clay Born Dec. 20, 1828, in Bourbon co., KY. Farming. Married to Miss Sallie C. Warfield, of Lexington, KY, Nov. 13, 1867. P.O., Paris, KY.

1: Sallie Carneal WARFIELD
Father: Thomas Barr WARFIELD (1807-)
Mother: Alica Davis CARNEAL (1817-)
Marriage: 1867
Children: Alice Carneal
Isabella Reed
Anne Field
Sidney Green (~1875-)
Kate Longworth

(21) Name: Thomas Henry CLAY
Birth: July 28, 1840
Death: January 15, 1926 Age: 85
Father: Samuel “Graybeard” CLAY (1815-1888)
Mother: Nancy Tucker WORNALL (1816-1899)

Misc. Notes
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & County, Chicago, 1882, p. 557

THOMAS HENRY CLAY, farmer; P. O. Clintonville; is a member of that branch of the Clay family which is descended from Henry Clay, who came from Virginia in early times, when Indiana still roamed the trackless wastes of Kentucky, and settled in Bourbon County. His father is " Greybeard " Samuel Clay, so called to distinguish him from several other well known gentlemen of the same name in the County. Our subject was born July 28th, 1840, and was married in July, 1864, to Miss Fanny Conn Williams, daughter of Maj. George W. Williams, who in conjunction with Hon. Garrett Davis, represented Bourbon County in the convention which framed the present Constitution of Kentucky. The couple have four children, viz : Alfred, George W., Thomas H., Jr., and Nannie. Mr. Clay owns 3,000 acres of land, and his place is known as "The Heights." He possesses the confidence of his neighbors, and is noted for his energy and thrift.
THOMAS HENRY CLAY, born July 28, 1840; married, July 26, 1864, Fannie Conn, daughter of Major George W. and Winnefred (Webb) Williams, long and prominently identified with the Christian Church at Paris, Kentucky, of which Mr. Clay is a much interested officer. His residence, “The Heights," is one of the most beautiful of the far-famed Bluegrass homes, where he and Mrs. Clay dispense an elegant and generous hospitality. [1]

1: Frances Conn WILLIAMS
Father: Maj. George Washington WILLIAMS
Mother: Winnefred WEBB
Marriage: July 26, 1864
Children: Roger Franklin
Alfred Clay
George Williams
Thomas Henry
Nannine Williams

1. Smith, Zachary; Clay, Mrs. Mary Rogers. The Clay Family. Filson Club Publication No. 14. Louisville, Kentucky: John P. Morton and Company, 1899, p. 152.