William Lewis Clay


Born:September 30, 1852, Huntsville, AL
Died:September 5, 1911, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL
Son of:John Withers Clay
Son of:Mary Fenwick Lewis Clay
Husband of:Susanna Withers Clay


•  Son of John Withers and Mary Fenneich (Lewis) Clay; grandson of John Haywood and Mary Margaret (Betts) Lewis, and Gov. Clement Comer and Susanna Claiborne (Withers) Clay; nephew of Clement Comer Clay. - Alabama Biography

•  Until he was fifteen years of age, he was schooled by his mother, who had been educated in Paris. - Alabama Biography

•  "He studied law in the office of George A. Garden of Huntsville, was admitted to the bar, and began his law practice in Huntsville, where he spent practically all of his life. He held no elective office, but was appointed secretary of the State Senate, and remained in that position for twenty consecutive years with the reputation of never having made a mistake in any of his journals." - Alabama Biography

•  He was a Democrat, a member of the Episcopal church, and a Woodman of the World. - Alabama Biography

•  Married: June 27, 1906, at Nashville, Tenn., Susanna Clay Battle, daughter of William Augustus and Susanna Clay (Withers) Battle, who lived at Tuscaloosa where they owned extensive plantations. - Alabama Biography

•  Father of William Lewis Clay

Related Links:

•  Alabama Biography - History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Volume 3, by Thomas McAdory Owen, Marie Bankhead Owen, © 1921, pp 343-4.

•  Find a Grave - Posted by Graveaddiction, August 13, 2004

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•  Alabama Biography
•  John Withers Clay
•  Mary Fenwick Lewis Clay
•  Susanna Withers Clay