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Pvt Samuel Clay
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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: 
  Henry Clay (1736 - 1820)
  Rachel Povall Clay (1739 - 1820)
  Ann Nancy Winn Clay (1773 - 1810)*
  Henry C. Clay (1791 - 1816)*
  George Clay (1795 - 1859)*
  Littleberry Bedford Clay (1799 - 1879)*
  Elizabeth Povall Clay Bruce (1755 - 1832)*
  John Clay (1757 - 1814)*
  Rebekah Clay Finch (1759 - 1845)*
  Samuel Clay (1761 - 1810)
  Rachel Clay Martin (1763 - ____)*
  Sally Clay Martin (1765 - 1842)*
  Tabitha Clay Bedford (1767 - 1864)*
  Mary Ann Clay Dawson (1770 - 1845)*
  Martha Clay Bedford (1772 - 1864)*
  Henrietta Clay Bedinger (1776 - 1853)*
  Henry Clay (1779 - 1863)*
  Letitia Clay Bedford (1782 - 1827)*
*Calculated relationship
Clay Family Cemetery
Bourbon County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: David Reese
Record added: Sep 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76394379

- Dianna Taylor
 Added: Jun. 23, 2013

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

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