Lucretia (Hart)

March 18, 1781 - April 7, 1864

Hagerstown, Maryland

Lucretia (Hart) Clay was born in Hagerstown, Maryland, on March 18, 1781, the daughter of Col. Thomas and Susanna (Gray) Hart. She moved to Kentucky with her parents in 1784. She married Henry Clay April 11, 1799 in Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky. The Clays had eleven children, five sons and six daughters, seven of whom reached adulthood. Lucretia Clay died April 6, 1864, and is buried beside her husband in the family vault in the Lexington Cemetery. See Rachael Sleasman Schwartz, Lucretia Hart, the Hagerstown Girl Who Became the Wife of Henry Clay (Hagerstown, Md., 1937)