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REMEMBERING CLAY

Nathan Soule, Clay Politician (Part I)

The namesake of Soule Road in Clay lived a very interesting life. Nathan Soule was born in August 1790 in Dover, Dutchess County, New York, the second son of Latten and Lydia Soule. He was one of twelve siblings one of whom was Ephraim Leech Soule who, like Nathan,...

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Nathan Soule’s Life in Clay (Part II)

In Clay, Nathan began his political career in 1833 by becoming the second postmaster of the Euclid Post Office in Clay. While in this position, he ran for State Assemblyman for the 23rd District in Clay and won, serving 1837 – 1838. In this position, he introduced a bill...

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Nathan Soule’s Later Years in Clay (Part III)

The second reason the opponents of Nathan’s run for New York State Treasurer said he lost was his involvement with his brother, Dr. E. L. Soule of Euclid, in the manufacture of Oriental Sovereign Balm Pills. Many prominent citizens of Clay attested to the fact...

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Nathan Teall, First Postmaster

Clay’s first official postmaster was born January 9, 1784 to Timothy and Phoebe (Hull) Teall in Killingworth, Connecticut. His brother, Oliver, was born in 1788. Timothy, also born in Killingworth, married Phoebe on December 13, 1781. The 1790 census shows Timothy alone in...

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A Letter Home

In a recent article written on the life of Thomas H. Scott who owned and farmed property on Henry Clay Blvd., it included his Civil War involvement. Also, it mentions his willingness to become a sharpshooter. The following is a letter he wrote home during the War:* “CAMP OF SHARPSHOOTERS,...

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Thomas Henry Scott

One of the largest landowners and farmers in our area, Thomas Henry Scott was born August 2, 1835 in Clay to Stewart and Catherine (Vanderwerken) Scott and was baptized May 15, 1836 at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Stewart had moved to Clay from Albany about 1830 and was a highly educated man...

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Story of Ruth

A long-time member of Clay is 100 year-old Ruth Lietz Lewis whose grandparents on her mother’s side came from Germany. Ruth’s parents settled in Liverpool where she was raised. She attended Liverpool schools and the old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Her life and involvement with Clay begins with...

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Story of Ruth

A long-time member of Clay is 100 year-old Ruth Lietz Lewis whose grandparents on her mother’s side came from Germany. Ruth’s parents settled in Liverpool where she was raised. She attended Liverpool schools and the old St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Her life and involvement with Clay begins with...

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Jacob I. Young, Early Clay Settler

Born March 20, 1791 to Jeremiah and Maria (Strobeck) Young in Seward, Schoharie County, New York, he was descended from the Palatines of the Pfalz region in Germany. They had settled in 1710 in camps on the east and west side of the Hudson River to work for Queen Anne of...

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The Mystery of Charles Morgan Continues

Ever since I became involved in the history of Clay as a member of the Clay Historical Association and as church and Town Historian, tales of Charles Morgan as a spy in the Revolutionary War have reached me. I began research in order to obtain a Historic Marker....

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