Gov. Clement Comer Clay

Gov. Clement Comer Clay

Male 1789 - 1866  (76 years)

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  • Name Clement Comer Clay 
    Title Gov. 
    Born 17 Dec 1789  Halifax, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Sep 1866  Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I8179  mytree
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 

    Family Susanna Claiborne Withers,   b. 23 Jul 1798,   d. 2 Jan 1866  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1815  [1
    Children 
     1. Clement Claiborne Clay,   b. 13 Dec 1816, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1882, Madison, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     2. John Withers Clay,   b. 11 Jan 1820,   d. 29 Mar 1896, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     3. Hugh Lawson Clay,   b. 24 Jan 1823,   d. 28 Dec 1890  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 24 May 2018 
    Family ID F3223  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Dec 1789 - Halifax, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Sep 1866 - Huntsville, Madison, Alabama, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Clement Comer Clay graduated from East Tennessee Univ. in 1807 and was a private and then adjutant of a battalion in the Creek War, 1813. He was a member of the Alabama legislature, 1817-19, delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1819, and Chief Justice of Alabama 1820-23. He was again elected to the Alabama legislature in 1827 and was Speaker of the lower house in 1828, and was a member of Congress, 1829-35. He was Governor of Alabama, 1835-37, and a U.S. Senator, 1837-41.

  • Sources 
    1. [S38] Claiborne of Virginia: The First Eight Generations, John Frederick Dorman, (Name: Baltimore, 1995;), p631.


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