Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I249614
  • Name: James Brown CLAY
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 9 NOV 1817 in Washington, D.C.
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky BET 4 MAR 1857 AND 3 MAR 1859
  • Death: 26 JAN 1864
  • Burial: Lexington Cem., Lexington, Fayette Co., KY
  • Event: Pic James Brown Clay
  • Note:
    CLAY, James Brown, (son of Henry Clay), a Representative from Kentucky; born in Washington, D.C., November 9, 1817; pursued preparatory studies; attended Transylvania University, Lexington, Ky., and Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio; clerk in a countinghouse in Boston 1832-1834; studied law at Lexington Law School; was admitted to the bar and practiced with his father in Lexington; Chargé d'Affaires to Portugal from August 1, 1849, to July 19, 1850; was a resident of Missouri in 1851 and 1852, when he returned to Lexington, Ky.; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1857-March 3, 1859); was not a candidate for renomination in 1858; declined the appointment by President Buchanan to a mission to Germany; member of the peace convention of 1861 held in Washington, D.C., in an effort to devise means to prevent the impending war; during the Civil War identified himself with the Confederacy; died in Montreal, Canada, January 26, 1864, where he had gone for his health; interment in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Kentucky.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: Henry CLAY b: 12 APR 1777 in Hanover Co., VA
    Mother: Lucretia HART b: ABT 1781

    Marriage 1 Susan Maria JACOB
    • Married: 1843
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