Thomas Hart Clay

Is your surname Clay?

Research the Clay family

Thomas Hart Clay's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


Thomas Hart Clay

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Death: Died in Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Clay, Speaker, US.House, Senator, Sec'y of State and Lucretia Clay
Husband of Marie R. Clay
Father of Lucretia Hart Breckenridge; Henry Boyle Clay; Thomas Hart Clay, Jr.; Rose Victoire Hale and Mary (Minnie) Russell Clay
Brother of Henrietta Clay; Theodore Wythe Clay; Susan Hart Duralde; Anne Brown Erwin; Lucretia Hart Clay and 5 others

Occupation: Farmer
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Thomas Hart Clay

Son of Henry Clay and Lucretia Hart (both buried at this cem.). Occupation: Farmer.

He married on 5 Oct 1837 in Fayette Co., KY, Marie R. Mentell (buried at this cem.); they had the following children: Lucretia Hart b. 20 Apr 1839 in KY; Haney Boyle (Harry) b. 13 Nov 1840 in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY; Thomas Hart Jr. b. 15 Mar 1843 in KY; Rose Victoire b. 4 Feb 1845 in KY d. 27 June 1878 who maried Garland Hale; and Minnie R. Clay b. 30 Mar 1848 in KY d. Oct 1892.

  • *******************

Thomas Hart Clay, a son of Henry Clay is dead. James B. Clay, another son, died during the war. Thomas Clay was not a politician, though he served two terms as State Representative. He was 67 years old. He was something of a diplomat. He was Minister to Nicarauga, and afterwards to Honduras. He was a lawyer for a few years, but gave up the law for farming. He was a fine gentleman. He was the only son of the great Clay that witnessed his death.

view all

Thomas Hart Clay's Timeline

September 22, 1803
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
April 20, 1839
Age 35
November 13, 1840
Age 37
Lexington, Kentucky, United States
March 15, 1843
Age 39
February 4, 1845
Age 41
March 30, 1848
Age 44
March 18, 1871
Age 67
Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States
Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, KY