Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Clays in:
 • Clay Family Cemetery
 • Paris
 • Bourbon County
 • Kentucky
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Pvt Samuel Clay
Learn about sponsoring this memorial...
Birth: May 10, 1761
Cumberland County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1810
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA

Samuel Clay 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.

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. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Clay (1736 - 1820)
  Rachel Povall Clay (1739 - 1820)
 
 Children:
  Henry C. Clay (1791 - 1816)*
  Littleberry Bedford Clay (1799 - 1879)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Clay Bruce (1755 - 1832)*
  John Clay (1757 - 1814)*
  Samuel Clay (1761 - 1810)
  Rachel Clay Martin (1763 - ____)*
  Sally Clay Martin (1765 - 1842)*
  Mary Ann Clay Dawson (1770 - 1845)*
  Martha Clay Bedford (1772 - 1864)*
  Henry Clay (1779 - 1863)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Clay Family Cemetery
Paris
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76394379
 


- Dianna Taylor
 Added: Jun. 23, 2013

- RUBY RED*
 Added: Nov. 16, 2011
~~Thank you for your service Pvt. Clay, wonderful story~~
- Beverly Mahanay~Short❤
 Added: Mar. 22, 2013
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service