Elizabeth Willingham MOON

1802–1872 (Age 70)
Columbia, Georgia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Willingham

When Elizabeth Willingham MOON was born in 1802, in Columbia, Georgia, United States, her father, Jesse M Moon, was 26 and her mother, Rachel Lucretia Willingham, was 23. She married Augustus CLAY in 1818, in Columbia, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died in 1872, in Walton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Loganville, Walton, Georgia, United States.

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Augustus CLAY
Elizabeth Willingham MOON
Marriage: 1818
Nancy Clay
William Clay
Reuben Hawk Clay
Augustus Wilingham Clay
Mary Ann Elizabeth Clay
Mary Clay
Martha Lucretia Clay
Dolly Louvinie Jane Clay
Charles Clay
Henry Columbus Clay

Spouse and Children

Columbia, Georgia, United States


    Nancy Clay


    William Clay


    Reuben Hawk Clay


    Augustus Wilingham Clay



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World Events (7)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · Gerogia's First Land Lottery

Age 1

Georgia’s first land lottery act was signed by Governor John Milledge. The first drawings for the land lottery were held two years later in 1805.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 19

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Moyon in La Manche, named from the Gallo-Roman personal name Modius (from Latin modus ‘measure’) + the locative suffix -o (genitive -onis).3 English: nickname from Anglo-Norman French moun ‘monk’ ( see Monk ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Clay in household of Augustus Clay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizebeth Willingham in entry for Henry C. Clay, "Georgia Deaths, 1914-1927"
  • Elizabeth Willingham Moon Clay, "Find A Grave Index"

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