Judge Henry Clay McDowell Jr.


Henry Clay  Jr. was born on the24th of August, 1861 and died in 1933.  He married Elsie Clay on the 5th of July, 1893.
He was the son of Henry Clay McDowell Sr. who was born on the 9th of February, 1832
in Virginia and died on the 8th of November, 1899 in Kentucky.
Henry Clay Sr. was the son of William Adair McDowell and Maria(Mariah) Hawkins Hervy.
Captain McDowell Sr, later promoted to Major, was one of the first Kentuckians to join with the forces of the Union Army.
He and wife Annette(Anne) Clay made their home at Ashland which is located in Lexington, Kentucky.  Ashland was the original home of Henry Clay 1777 - 1852 the well-known 'Statesman' and 'Orator'.

The following Newspaper article appeared in The Lexington Herald on the 29th of November, 1921.

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Judge Henry Clay McDowell resigns as Executor of Estate

Judge Henry Clay McDowell, of Lynchburg, VA., who for a number of years has been acting as executor for the estate of Anne C. McDowell, has resigned from this position and has tendered a report of settlement which has  been filed in the county clerk's office.  The settlement is a statement of expenses incurred by the executor in administering the estate.  W. A. McDowell, president of the Phoenix and Third National Bank, it is understood, will be named as executor of the estate within the next several days.  Judge McDowell, due to his increasing duties in the federal court of Virginia, found it necessary to resign as executor.




 

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