John Crawford Clay

1848–1913 (Age 64)
Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States

The Life of John Crawford

When John Crawford Clay was born on 16 December 1848, in Marietta, Washington, Ohio, United States, his father, Nicholas Clay, was 25 and his mother, Lydia Richards, was 23. He married Nancy Catherine Swagerty on 20 February 1868, in Linn, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Barlow Township, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Goff, Idaho, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 1 April 1913, in Riggins, Idaho, Idaho, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Riggins, Idaho, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Crawford Clay
Nancy Catherine Swagerty
Marriage: 20 February 1868
Charles Marion Clay
Ittle Florence Clay
Lydia Abigail Clay
Mary Eunice Clay
Ezra Lemrick Clay
John Hershall Clay
Ada May Clay

Spouse & Children

20 February 1868
Linn, Kansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Frances Abigail Clay


  • Ezra Kinney Clay


  • Male1848–1913Male

  • Horatio Herschel Clay


  • Male1855–1945Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 12

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 18

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Old English clǣg ‘clay’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived in an area of clay soil or as a metonymic occupational name for a worker in a clay pit ( see Clayman ).2 Americanized spelling of German Klee .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jno C Clay in household of Nicholas Clay, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John C Clay, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John C Clay in household of Nicholas Clay, "United States Census, 1850"

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