Person:Green Clay (1)

Gen. Green Clay
m. 11 Nov 1741
  1. Mary Clay1742 - 1823
  2. Elezer Clay1744 - 1836
  3. Charles Clay1745 - 1820
  4. Henry Clay, Jr1747 - 1777
  5. Thomas Clay1750 -
  6. Elizabeth "Eliza" Marvell Clay1752 - 1840
  7. Lucy Clay1752 - 1825
  8. Mathew "Matt" Clay1754 - 1815
  9. Gen. Green Clay1757 - 1828
  10. Priscilla Clay1759 -
  11. Mary Clayabt 1761 -
m. 1795
  1. Elizabeth Lewis Clay1798 - 1887
  2. Sidney Payne Clay1800 - bef 1824
  3. Paulina Green Clay1802 - 1886
  4. Sarah "Sally" Ann Clay1803 - 1829
  5. Hon. Brutus Junius Clay1808 - 1878
  6. Gen. Cassius Marcellus Clay1810 - 1903
  7. Sophia Rodes Clay1813 -
Facts and Events
Name Gen. Green Clay
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 14 Aug 1757 Powhatan County, Virginia
Marriage 1795 Kentuckyto Sarah "Sally" Lewis
Residence[4] 1799 Madison, Kentucky, United Statesbuilt Clermont
Military[1] 1812 War of 1812 -
Death[1] 21 Oct 1828 Madison, Kentucky, United Statesage 73 -
Military[1] VirginiaRev War - General
Residence[1][2] Kentuckycame to Kentucky as a surveyor

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Green Clay (August 14, 1757 – October 31, 1828) was a United States businessman, planter, and politician from Kentucky; he served in the American Revolutionary War and was commissioned as a general to lead the Kentucky militia in the War of 1812. He was believed to be one of the wealthiest men of the state, owning tens of thousands of acres of land, many slaves, several distilleries, a tavern, and ferries.

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Legacy and honors

  • Clay County, Kentucky, was named in his honor.
Image Gallery
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Green Clay, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Recorded, in Smith, Zachariah Frederick. The History of Kentucky: from its earliest discovery and settlement, to the present date ... its military events and achievements, and biographic mention of its historic characters. (Kentucky: Courier-journal job printing Company, 1892), 475, Secondary quality.
  3. Family Recorded, in Perrin, William Henry, ed. History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky. (Chicago, IL, USA: O. L. Baskin, 1882), 454, Secondary quality.

    ... 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. ...

  4. Historical Marker, in Kentucky Historical Society. Historical Marker Database [1], Secondary quality.

    White Hall
    Marker Number 2185
    County Madison
    Location 500 White Hall Shrine Road
    Description In 1799, Gen. Green Clay completed Georgian-style home, Clermont, which was converted in the 1860s into an Italianate-style structure and renamed White Hall by his son Cassius M. Clay. While he served as U.S. minister to Russia, Cassius’s wife, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, oversaw the renovation.

    White Hall fell into neglect after Clay’s death in 1903 but was restored by Kentucky First Lady Beula C. Nunn with assistance of the Kentucky Mansions Preservation Foundation, master carpenter Floyd Nuckles, and hundreds of donors. Dedicated on September 16, 1971, by Governor Louie B. Nunn. Over.