Matthew Clay

Matthew Clay

Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Death 27 May 1815 (aged 61)
Halifax, Halifax County, Virginia, USA
Burial Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 53791211 · View Source
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US Congressman. During the Revolutionary War, he entered the Ninth Virginia Regiment in 1776, transferred to the First Virginia Regiment in 1778, and to the Fifth Virginia Regiment in 1781, being successively promoted to first lieutenant, captain, and quartermaster. He was mustered out in 1783. After serving in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1790 to 1794, he was elected to Congress as a Democratic-Republican, serving eight terms, from 1797 to 1813. Defeated for reelection in 1812, he was again elected two years later. He served from March 1815 until his death while making a speech at Halifax Court House on May 27, 1815.

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