Henry Clay of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania's Henry Clay Family

Provided by Donald L. Clay

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1. Henry Clay was born 1807 in NY or England, and died Feb. 23, 1873 in MO. He married Lydia Thomas, daughter of Liverton Thomas and Elizabeth. She was born April 8, 1806 in PA. and died July 14, 1882 in MO.

Henry is found in the 1840 census, Somerset Twp., Washington Co, PA. Residence: 1870, Pleasant Hill, Cass, Missouri.

Lydia Thomas Clay, buried Jul 14, 1882, Grant Cemetery, Sherman Twp., Cass Co., MO.

Children of Henry and Lydia Clay:

    1. Margaret H. or A. Clay b. Jan 16, 1834, Pittsburg, Washington Co., PA. died April 22, 1914, Blairstown, Henry Co., MO.

    2. James Walter Clay b. Oct 13, 1836, Washington Co., PA. died Nov. 16, 1908, Ukiah, Mendocino, California.

    3. Henry Clay Jr., b. 1839, Washington Co., PA. Residence in 1850: North Strabane, Washington, PA.

    4. Elizabeth Clay, b. 1841 Washington Co., PA

    5. Liverton Clay b. 1843, Washington Co., Pa, m. Zella Cummins, 16 May 1871, Johnson Co., Mo. Residence in 1900: Santa Rita, Grant CO., New Mexico.

    6. Thomas Story Clay b. Nov. 5, 1847, Washington Co., Pa. died 1920 in Arizona.

2nd Generation

    1. Margaret Clay b. Jan 16, 1834 in Pittsburg,  Washington Co. Pa died April 22, 1914,in Blairstown, Henry Co., Mo. She married (1) Leonard Elliott , (2) Henry Willey. He was born Apr. 3, 1832 and died Feb. 16, 1915. She married (3) Henry E. Rector on Nov. 29, 1869 in Henry Co., Mo, son of William Rector and Emeline Yates. He was born Jan26, 1842 in Ohio and died April 8, 1875 in Mo.

            Children of Margaret Clay and Henry Rector are

                1. Henry Rector b. Nov 7,1870, Henry Col Mo.

                2.Henrietta Rector b. Aug 8, 1874, Blairstown, Henry Co., Mo. d. Mar 10 1876, Blairstown, Henry Co. Mo.

                 3. William Henry Rector b. Jul 07, 1875 Blairstown, Henry Co., Mo., died Aug. 7, 1938, Blairstown, Henry Co., Mo.

                   4. Infant Rector b. Nov. 7, 1870

    2. James Walter Clay b. Oct. 13, 1836 married Sarah Frances Graham, April 26, 1868 in Cass Co., Mo. the daughter of Benjamin Graham and Susan Savage. Sarah was born Aug 22, 1850, in Mo. and died Oct 22, 1934 in Modesto, Stanislaus, CA. James Walter is buried in Potter Valley, Mendocino, CA. the 1880 Census lists James as a stable keeper aged 45 in Yaavapai, Arizona, he  probably located in Mo. after the Civil War and then to Arizona, and on to California. Sarah is also buried in Potter Valley, Mendocino, California.   

            Children of James and Sarah Clay

                1. Benjamin Thomas Clay b. May 10, 1869, Moundville Township, Vernon Co., Missouri, d. July 11, 1905, Los Angles, Ca Bur Phoenix, Az.

                2. Laura S. Clay b. Sept. 12, 1870, Moundville Township, Vernon Co., Mo. ? died 1936

                3. Mary Ella Clay b. Sept 12, 1872, Holden, Johnson Co., MO. Died Dec. 25, 1929, San Diego, Ca.

                4. Sarah Abigale Clay b. Aug 8, 1876, Az. m. Harris R. Rich, b. 1872, Vermont. Census records in 1930 show this family in La Habra, California Sarah is 53.

                5. James Albert Clay b. July 27, 1880, Prescott, Yavapai, AZ. d. Jan 25, 1949, Riverside, California. James married Hattie Corduan who was born May 21, 1886 in Wisconsin, she died September 28, 1988 in Modesto, California.

                6. Edward W. Clay b. June 9, 1883, Az.

                7. Henry E. Clay b. July 10, 1885, Prescott, Az. d. September 16, 1937, California. Henry married (1) Linda Bell, (2) Lena Neil.

                8. Ernest Walter Clay b. August 8, 1891, in California, died October 9, 1960, Middletown Lake, California.

    4. Thomas Story Clay born November 5, 1847 married Sarah Alice Godwin on  June 30, 1872, the daughter of William and Mary James Godwin. Sarah was born Jeb. 1856 in Dearborn, IN. and died August 23, 1933 in Mesa, Maricopa, AZ. Burial was in Mesa City Cemetery.

        Children of Thomas and Sarah Clay

                1. Franklyn Clay b. 1872, MO. or New Mexico, died, 1911

                2. Nettie Viola Clay b. August 14, 1874, d. April 3, 1965, Mesa, Az.

                3. Harry L. Clay b. Sept 19, 1877, d. 1962, married Rosinda Valenzuela, b. in Spain died between 1906-07 in MX. His residence in 1880 was Dry Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico.

                4. Norma E. Clay b. Sept 19, 1877 died May 24, 1884, Cass Co., Mo.

                5. Infant (female) Clay b. Sept .3, 1884, died Sept. 3, 1884, Cass Co., Mo.

                6. Tracy Sherman Clay b. Jan 6, 1889, died May 6, 1967, San Blas, MX. Married Hortencia Escalera.

                7. Henry J. Clay b. May 11, 1892, died Aug. 1907, when accidentally shot by a child in Mexico.

                8. Albert Norman Clay b. August 16, 1901, died May 28, 1989 in San Diego, CA.

3rd Generation

William Henry Rector ( Margaret, Henry) b. July 7, 1875 Blairstown, Henry Co., MO., married Catherine Matilda Gamlin, on Sept. 5, 1894, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Baker Gamlin, she was born Feb. 22, 1870 in Shipman, Macoupin, Il and died June 27, 1933 in lairstown, Henry Co., MO.

        Children of William Henry and Catherine Rector

                   1. John William Rector b. 1985 Blairstown, Mo d. 1965 Pleasant Hill, Cass Co., Mo.

                    2.  Walter Rector b, 1896 Blairstown, MO. died 1918 Camp McArthur, Wise Co., TX.

                    3. Howard D. Rector, b. March 12, 1898, died Feb 20, 1986, Clinton, Henry Co., MO.

                    4. Mary E. Rector, b. September 01, 1900, died Nov. 30, 1974, Johnson Memorial Hospital, Warrensburg, MO.

                    5.Ida M. Rector, b. September 13, 1902, died July 31, 1965, Johnson, MO.

                    6.Paul F. Rector, b. Jan 15, 1904, Blairstown, Henry Co., MO. died July 15, 1983 Jefferson City , MO.

                    7. Herbert Russell Rector, b. 1907, died 1986 Clinton, Henry Co., MO.

                    8. Ellen Lucille Rector, b. April 26, 1910, died April 22, 1979, Independence, Jackson Co., MO.

                    9. Clay Famlin Rector b. November 1914, died April 9, 1915, Blairstown, Henry Co., MO.

    Benjamin Thomas Clay (James Walter, Henry) born May 10, 1869, married Mary S. Tovrea June 27, 1899 in Wichita, Kansas, daughter of of Arthur and Rosa Hood Tovrea. She was born May 02, 1871 in Sparta, Randolph Co., Ill. and died November 23, 1901, in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. This couple is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery, Phoenix, Az.

                        1. Ernest Edward Clay b. June 21, 1900, Phoenix, AZ. died April 11, 1973, La Jolla, California

    Laura S. Clay (James Walter, Henry) born Sept.12, 1870 married John S. Stephens b. Feb. 1861. Laura died in 1936 and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, she was a member of the MOnday Club, and The Territorial Women's Memorial Rose Garden. John Stephens was director of the First National Bank in Prescott, AZ. The children of Laura and John are:

                        1. Myrtle E. Stephens, b. August 22, 1889

                        2. Berl Stephens, b. July 1890

                        3. Myrtle Rich Stephens, b. April 1892

    Mary Ella Clay (James Walter, Henry) born September 12, 1872, married George Lawrence Campbell, July 18, 1900 in Escondido, CA, son of Joseph and Angelina Campbell. He was born December 25, 1872 in Forrest Grove, Oregon and died 1947 in California. They are buried at Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego, Ca. Their children :

                            1. Lawrence Clay b. 1903, died JUne4, 1946, El Centro, CA.

                             2. Joseph Donald Campbell b. Jan 21, 1909, died March 11, 1979, CA.

    Ernest Walter Clay (James Walter, Henry) b. August 8, 1891 married Lois Lorraine Monroe, on Oct 13, 1911, the daughter of Marion and Mary Markwell Monroe. She was born May 14, 1893, in Council Bluff, Marion County, Kansas, and died Aug 25, 1965 in Upper Lake, Lake County, CA. Their children are:

                            1. Donald Ernest Clay b. Sept 17, 1912 d. July 17, 1996   

                             2.Harold Graham Clay b. July 2, 1915 d. May 12, 1986, St. Helena, CA.

                              3.Elmer Marion Clay b. October 25, 1916, d. September 7, 1994, Modesto, CA.

                              4. Everett Francis Clay, born July 23, 1919, died April 9, 1997, Lakeport, Lake Co., CA.

                              5.Marion Lorin Clay b. July 3, 1921, d. December 19, 1996, Red Bluff, Buttm Co., Ca

                               6. Lorraine Clay b. June 7, 1922, d. December12, 1922, Ceres, CA.

                                7. Ernest Clay b. March 22, 1924

                                8. Betty Ann Clay b. May4, 1928.

    Nettie Viola Clay (Thomas Story, Henry) b. August 14, 1874 married Turner Ashby Hawes, January 6, 1896, he was born November 22, 1863 in Virginia and died 1936 in AZ. Their children are:

                                1. Ronald Eugene Hawes, b. October 19, 1896, d. November 15, 1972, Reno, NV.

                                2. Thomas Woodson Hawes, b. October 13, 1898

                                3. Wilred Milton Hawes b. July 5, 1901, d. Nov. 1971, Mesa, AZ.

                                4. Ernest Elliott Hawes, b. January 18, 1904, d. June,1986, Tempe, AZ.

                                5. Turner Clay Hawes, b. January 26, 1906, d. November 1985, San Diego, CA.

    Albert Norman Clay (Thomas Story, Henry) b. August 16, 1901 in Lodi, CA. married Thelma Marie Richards, daughter of Willis and Virginia Strain Richards, she was born June 20, 1915 in Claredon, Donley Co., TX. and died May 12, 1949 in Burbank, Los Angeles Co. CA.

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For further information on the above families, contact

Donald L. Clay

PO BOX 505

Upper Lake, CA 95485-0505