Henry Clay (1777-1852) was born 12 Apr. 1777 in Hanover Co., Virginia. He was the son of John Clay and Elizabeth Hudson. He married Lucretia Hart on 11 Apr. 1799 in Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. He was a friendly advocate of the Church during his life. He died 29 Jun. 1852 in Washington, D.C. He was one of the eminent men for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.
Senator Henry Clay Sr (LDMV-8VP), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Henry Clay, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/henry-clay, accessed 8 Feb. 2022). Henry Clay, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/henry-clay, accessed 12 Jan. 2022).
Excerpt:who deliverd a spirited address upon politicks spoke of his fathers fighting in defence of our country spoke of the treatment we had received from the hands of Vanburen & Clay, & Calhoon &c. All who had spoken had the assistance of the Lord; when we closed a certain Dr Smith arose and hurrand [harangued] the people in a vile manner & raised a row their was some prospect of fighting, but with soft words we turned away wrath & returned home ...Dates:May 21, 1844 May 22, 1844
Excerpt:I often wish that you could have her a little while perhapse one night or so and then I could have her back again— she is a verry affectionate child. I am now at Father Clarks where I have been about 12 weeks he has no wife she died just before they were driven from Missourie— he has made me welcome to stay here untill you return; would it not be for the best think you,— they are a verry kind family he says he wants me to feal as much at home ...
Excerpt:January 30, 1848 ~ Sunday 30th Sunday we had one of the most terrible storms we have had for several Years it has been exeeding worm for many days the wind blew hard from the North commenced raining & freezing then snowing & exeeding cold & the storm lasted through the day and night which blew snow into many houses it was also tedious upon cattle. Mrs Woodruff was quite sick through the night & kept her bead through the day January 31, 1848 ~ Monday ...Dates:January 30, 1848 January 31, 1848 February 1, 1848 February 2, 1848 February 3, 1848 February 4, 1848 February 5, 1848 February 6, 1848 February 7, 1848 February 8, 1848