Henry Clay House

1 February 1842–20 December 1922 (Age 80)
Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry Clay

When Henry Clay House was born on 1 February 1842, in Pittsfield, Pike, Illinois, United States, his father, George Ash House, was 41 and his mother, Mary Maria Davis, was 39. He married Martha Adelia Haight on 21 April 1865, in Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Hancock Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1875. He died on 20 December 1922, in Corinne, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Corinne Cemetery, Corinne, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Clay House
Martha Adelia Haight
Marriage: 21 April 1865
George Nelson House
Beatrice Clay House
Henry Adolphus House
Olive Rose House
Benjamin Harvey House
Laura Lorraine House
Francis Bert House
Martha Dalilah House
Cora Elenora House
David Bateman House
Roy Ruby House

Spouse and Children

21 April 1865
Weston, Platte, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 18

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (southwestern): from Middle English hous ‘house’ (Old English hūs). In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses, and in most cases this name probably indicates someone who had some connection with the largest and most important building in a settlement, either a religious house or simply the local manor house. In some cases it may be a status name for a householder, someone who owned his own dwelling as opposed to being a tenant, but more often it is an occupational name for a servant who worked in such a house, in particular a steward who managed one.2 English: respelling of Howes .3 Translation of German Haus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Story Highlight

A biography of Henry Clay House, written by his daughters, Rose House Neeley & Cora House Mortensen

Our father, Henry Clay House, son of George Ash House and Mary Davis, was born in Pittsfield, Pike County, Ill.. February 1, 1842. Father was the youngest child in a family of seven children, his …

Sources (3)

  • Henry C House, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
  • Henry C House, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry House, "United States Census, 1880"

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