Johann Nicholas Clay

1735–1803 (Age 67)
Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany

The Life of Johann Nicholas

When Johann Nicholas Clay was born on 11 September 1735, in Palatinate, Bavaria, Germany, his father, Hans Theobald Klee, was 46 and his mother, Elisabeth Margaretha Heyl, was 47. He married Catherine Weigerlin about 1760, in Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died in 1803, in Lincoln, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Lincolnton, Lincoln, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Johann Nicholas Clay
Catherine Weigerlin
Marriage: about 1760
Martha Kathrine Clay
Susannah Clay
Jacob Clay
Abraham Clay
Isaac Clay

Spouse & Children

about 1760
Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America


Parents & Siblings

  • Hans Theobald Klee


  • Elisabeth Margaretha Heyl




  • Maria Catharina Klee


  • Anna Margaretha Klee


  • Juliana Margaretha Klee


  • Johan Theobald Klee


  • Johan Friedrich Klee


+6 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 41

North Carolina is the 12th state.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 52

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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)

  • Nicolas Clay, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Nicholas Clay, "North Carolina Estate Files, 1663-1979"
  • Johann Nicholas Clay, "Find A Grave Index"

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