History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 570. [Bourbon County] [Centerville Precinct] MRS. A. CLAY, P. O. Paris, was born June 14, 1810, in Bourbon County, daughter of Samuel D. and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Scott; he coming at an early day from Dinwiddie County, Va., and dying in 1813, leaving ten children, his wife having died sometime previously. Our subject was married in January, 1832, to Joseph Helm Clay, by whom she had nine children, only one of whom is now living, Isaac C. Clay, who was married June 1, 1870, to Miss Lizzie A. Forman, daughter of Thomas M. Forman, and who has borne him three children; Mary W., Sadie M. and Joseph. Mrs. Clay and her son own 307 acres of land, their place being "Rosedale." Mrs. Clay is a member of the Baptist Church; Isaac a member of the Christian Church and a Democrat; he resided for two years in Texas. Clay Cunningham Scott Forman Dinwiddie-VA History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 454. [Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct] HON. BRUTUS J. CLAY, farmer and stockraiser, deceased; P. O. 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 England to the Old Dominion, thence to Kentucky, where the younger members of the family have become 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 [sic] 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 County, Ky.; he graduated at Center College, and in 1837 settled in Bourbon County, where he engaged 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 re-election, 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. Clay Mitchell Green Locket McCreery Murray Thaxton Lewis Smith Johnson Field Madison-KY Amelia-VA TN England Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 7th ed., Grant Co. D. S. CLAY was born in Grant County, Ky., in 1848, and is a son of Elijah S. and Mary J. (Woodyard) Clay. Elijah S. Clay, a native of Pendleton County, and a farmer in Grant County, was born in 1820 and died in 1859; he was a son of Brittain and Fannie (Sims) Clay, natives of Virginia, and members or the same family as Henry Clay and Cassius M. Clay. Mrs. Mary J. Clay was a daughter of Barnett and Dorinda (Marksbury) Woodyard, natives of Virginia. Barnett Woodyard was born in 1799. D. S. Clay was reared on a farm, received his education at the schools of Grant County, and in 1876 began reading law; he was admitted to the bar in 1880, and since then has been a practicing attorney in the courts. He has held the office of police judge one term and city attorney two terms. In 1864, he married Sarah A. Marksbury, a daughter of Arasha and Martin A. (McCarty) Marksbury, and a great-granddaughter of Simon Kenton, who died in 1877, leaving five children, viz: Henry C., Martha E., Charles C., Georgie A. and Jennie B. In 1886 Mr. Clay married Mrs. Emma Callen, daughter of James Acre, of Kenton County. Mr. and Mrs. Clay are members of the Christian Church. Clay, Woodyard, Sims, Marksbury, McCarty, Kenton, Callen Pendleton, VA, Kenton History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 453. [Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct] COL. E. F. CLAY, 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, afterward chosen Captain, and rose to Lieutenant Colonel, and had command of his regiment, and remained with is command until the close of the war; and in justice of Col. Clay, it can be truthfully said, that no truer or more valiant soldier entered the Confederate 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-horses, 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 home 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. Clay Woodford History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 569. [Bourbon County] [Centerville Precinct] F. P. CLAY, farmer. The Clay family form so important a part of the history of Bourbon County, and the name is found interwoven in the history of so many important evens chronicled in this book, that the following brief biography is confined to the subject only. He was born Oct. 26, 1819, in Bourbon, and is the son of Henry and Margaret (Helm) Clay. He was educated in his native county, and reared a farmer. In October of 1842 he married Miss Susan R. Wornall, daughter of Thomas Wornall, of Clark County, Ky. They have a family of four children: William H., Frances P., now Mrs. N. Buckner, Olive and Perry. Mr. Clay has a fine farm of 629 acres, known as "Castle Comfort" and does a general farm business. He and Mrs. Clay are members of the Baptist Church. Previous to the war he was a member of the Whig party, but since that event he has been a Democrat. He is a fine representative of so notable a family, and after having spent over three-score years in his native county, his name and reputation stands above reproach. Clay Helm Wornall Buckner Clark-KY History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 557. [Bourbon County] [Clintonville Precinct] HENRY CLAY, farmer, P. O. Clintonville; traces the genealogy of his family back to his grandparents, Henry Clay and wife, who emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky at an early day, spending the first year after their arrival in Bourbon County in a fort located about five miles above Paris, on the Stoner. Capt. James Smith of Indian notoriety, was stationed in the fort at the time. They were married when their united ages did not exceed thirty years, and lived together as man and wife for sixty-seven years. Nine daughters and three sons were born to them; the father of our subject, Col. Henry Clay, was one of the youngest of these sons. He was born in 1779, and subsequently married Miss Peggy Helm, the daughter of Joseph Helm, of Lincoln County, Ky. Twelve children were born to them, six sons and six daughters. Our subject was born June 4, 1798, and was married at the age of twenty-three years to Miss Olivia, daughter, of George M. and Henrietta Bedinger, of Nicholas County, Ky. One child was born to them and in 1823 both mother and child died. In 1826 Mr. Clay was married to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Scott of Bourbon County. Five children were born to this union, three of whom are living, viz: Samuel Scott Clay; Maggie H., married a Mr. Kelly, and now resides in Philadelphia; and Joseph H. Clay. In 1835 Mr. Clay was again a widower by the death of his second wife. In 1837 he married Miss Mary, daughter of George and Ellis Chadwell, of Jessamine County, Ky. Six children were born of this union, three now living: George, Letitia and John W. In 1859 his third wife died, since which time Mr. Clay has remained unmarried. He is a fine old gentleman, past eighty-three years of age; has spent his life in agricultural pursuits, and bears the reputation of an honest, upright citizen. Clay Helm Bedinger Scott Kelly Chadwell Lincoln-KY Nicholas-KY Jessamine-KY PA VA
Memorial Record of Western Kentucky, Lewis Publishing Company, 1904, pp 417-418. [Henderson] JAMES WILLIAMS CLAY was born in Henderson, November 28, 1874, and is a son of James Franklin Clay. He is the only member of his father's family who has embraced the legal profession, and the firm of Clay & Clay is now one of the best known and most thoroughly reliable legal combinations in the city. He was educated in the schools of Henderson under the careful supervision of his father and was graduated in the law department of Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tennessee, in the class of 1892. He finished his course with honor and won the degree LL. B. He next entered upon the practice of his chosen profession in connection with his father, and has evinced an aptitude for the law and an ability to successfully meet the problems connected therewith rare in young men. He is a close student, faithful in the discharge of his duties and the interests confided to him. Building upon the sure foundation of thorough and comprehensive preparation, with the experience which comes with years, he will undoubtedly have a brilliant and successful career at the bar. His association with his distinguished father is most fortunate and happy, and one so rare as to command wide attention and respect. He assists in all the important litigation of the firm and has appeared with credit in argument in the court of appeals, winning the approval of the entire court on the conclusion of his initial address. He is a member of the Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order and enjoys the respect and confidence of the entire bar.
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 509. [Bourbon County] [Millersburg Precinct] MRS. LIZZIE M. CLAY, farmer; P. O. Millersburg; widow of Greene Clay, who was a son of Sidney P. Clay, he of General Greene Clay (see hist). Deceased went to Texas very early in life, where he ran a large plantation, raising cotton and stock on the San Antonio river. He returned to Bourbon County, in 1857, where he was married, June 1, of that year to Miss Lizzie Goodman, daughter of W. C. Goodman (see hist). After marriage they returned to their Texan home, where their two sons were born: Sidney P., on the 11th of June, 1858; Greene, upon the 20th of May, 1860, the father dying upon 24th of the same month. The widow returned to her father's house, where she resided for eighteen years, when she purchased a part of the old Dick Taylor farm, where she now resides. Mr. Clay was a man of superior excellence, scrupulously exact in all his business relations, honorable in all his impulses, kind in all his feelings--he was the embodiment of every excellence in man; devoted to his family, he was in return the recipient of their undivided affections; brave and chivalrous as a Bayard, loyal to his attachments, benevolent in his actions, regardful of the opinions of those whose opinions were entitled to respect, and indulgent to the failings of his fellow men, he endeared himself to all who came intimately within the sphere of his influence. As a good citizen, he upheld and vindicated the laws--an honest man, he ever "rendered unto Caesar the things that were Caesar's; a firm friend, he would serve to the death all who had won and who deserved his esteem and confidence; young, wealthy, intelligent and brave, with hopes high, and the prospect of a bright future all before him; thus ended the life of a great and good man, and one of the brightest alumni of Center College. Clay Goodman Taylor = TX
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 458. [Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct] CAPT. M. M. CLAY, farmer and stockraiser; P. O., Paris, is the twelfth child born to Col. Henry Clay and Peggie Helm. Col. Henry Clay was one of the leading and representative men in Bourbon County in his time, having been associated with the county since its first organization, he having come to this part of the country with his father, Henry Clay, when a lad of tender years, and for some time lived in a stockade which was situated in the south part of this precinct; he served in the war of 1812, and was one of the staunch and enterprising men of the county, and possessed noble qualities of mind and heart. He died in 1863, in the 84th year of his age. Three of his sons are yet residents of the county, viz: Henry Samuel, Francis P., and M. M.; Sallie married William Buckner, Elizabeth, Douglass P. Lewis. The subject of these lines was raised upon the homestead, in his precinct, and has since (with the exception of three years spent in Arkansas) been a resident of the county. In 1843 he married Mary, daughter of Judge Asa K. Lewis, of Clark County, this State; his wife died June, 1879, leaving no issue. In the fall of 1861, Mr. Clay raised Company C., and went forth with it and joined the 21st Ky. Infantry; he now owns the Scott farm, adjacent to Paris, which is beautiful for situation. Mr. Clay in years past was interested in short horns; more recently in trotting horses. He is one of the public spirited men of the county. Clay Buckner Lewis Helm Clark-KY AR
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 454. [Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct] MRS. PATSY P. CLAY, farming; P. O. Paris; is the relict of Wm. Green Clay, who was born in this county Jan. 1, 1810; son of Samuel Clay and Nancy Winn. The grandfather of Green Clay was Henry, who was a native of Virginia, and from him have descended a numerous progeny. The above was born on the farm she now owns, Nov. 26, 1809; she is the second daughter of Littleberry and Mattie Clay Bedford, October 6, 1829, was the date of the marriage of Wm. Green Clay to Patsey P. Bedford. They first located near Paris, where they lived years. After which they located in Paris, where they lived years. After which they located in Paris, remaining there about eight years. In March, 1846, they located on the Bedford homestead, where Mrs. Clay has since resided. Mr. Clay departed this life April 17, 1855, since which time she has borne his name, and conducted the farm in conjunction, with her sons' assistance. Of the children born to Mr. and Mrs. Clay are Thomas, Maria E., George L., William G., Virginia, Sidney B. and Mattie V. Thomas E. and Sidney remain on the homestead with their mother. Maria E. became the wife of William R. Colcord, and resides in Kansas, having three sons and one daughter, viz: Charles, William, Harry and Maria L. Mattie V. married Francis H. Donaldson, who is now railroad official in Cambridge, Indiana. They have three children, viz: Anna M., Francis H. and ELizabeth G. WIlliam G. was among the number who went out to battle for his principles, and died in the defense of the same, June 7, 1862, in Tazewell Co., Va., while wearing the "gray". He was a youth of much promise, and bid fair to attain for himself a bright and promising career had he been spared. Mrs. Clay, in company with her son, occupy the homestead where she is spending the remainder of her days in comfort and happiness, with her books and papers, of which she is a great reader. Clay Bedford Winn Colcord Donaldson Tazewell-VA KS IN
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 452, [Bourbon County] [Paris City and Precinct] SAMUEL CLAY, 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 Henrietta. 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 also 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 had 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 [sic] children: Thomas H., Susan, wife of Cassius Clay. She died in 1879, leaving four children. James E. resides on farm adjoining. Clay Helm Buckner Bedinger Scott Dudley Lewis Wornall Ryan = Clark-KY VA
History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1882. p. 557. [Bourbon County] [Clintonville Precinct] 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 Indians 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. Clay Williams VA
Souvenir Edition, The Williamstown Courier, Williamstown, Ky, May 30, 1901, reprinted September 19, 1981 by the Grant County KY Historical Society. WILLIAM E. CLAY is a son of James H. Clay, of near town. Mr. Clay's early life was one of privation and hardship, and it was by dogged persistency that he secured a good education and a certificate of graduation in one of the best law schools of the country. After attending the common county schools he went to Valparaiso, Indiana, and there worked himself through college. That was in 1893, and he graduated from that school of learning in 1895. In July of the latter year he was married to Miss Ella O'Hara. Later he attended the law school at Chicago, from which institution he graduated in 1898. Previous to this, however, he had read law at home and had been admitted to the bar in 1895 at the October term of court. Since his graduation in law, Mr. Clay has been an active practitioner at the Grant county bar and has been successful. Last year he became a candidate for the Democratic nomination for County Attorney, and won the nomination with ease, and after the beginning of the next year will be the County Attorney of Grant County. Mr. Clay is only twenty-six years old, and his future is indeed a bright one. Clay O'Hara IN IL