I am in touch with a gentleman who is related to the Clay and Browns. He sent me this info. Martn Duralde married Susan Hart Clay daughter of Henry Clay 1777-1852) they were married April 22, 1822 in Fayette County, Ky. She died Sept. 18, 1825 in New Orleans. Julie Duralde married John Clay brother of Henry. A third brother Porter Clay 179-1850 was a Baptist presacher who died in Ark. Henry Clay also had a sister Sarah (ca.1774-1795) who married her cousin Dr. John Watkins in Woodford County, Kay. June 12, 1795. Their marriage was brief due to Sarah's death. John Watkins secondly married Donna Eulalia Trudeau in New Orleans in Jan 104. He was Mayor of New Orleans 1805-07 and died in l812. He lived on St. Peter St. between Royal and Chartres where the Gumbo House is now located. His widow died in N.o
Sept. 21, 1867.
I am related to the Duralde's through one of the three Duralde Sisters. Joseph Guy Soniat du Fossat married Louise
Duralde (his second marriage) and they had 10 children.
Gov. William C. C. Claiborne married Clarisse, his second marriage, and they had one child, C. C. Claiborne II.
The third sister of course was Julie who married John Clay.
They lived in the French Quarter at 620 Gov. Nicholls St. and their gardens opened up to one another.
Joseph Guy Soniat's first wife ws Marie Anne Arnould, with whom he had four children. When Gov. Claiborne's wife Clarisse died, he married for a third time and had l son.
Henry Clay's daughter Anne Brown Clay1807-1835) married James Erwin 1796-1851. James was a resident of New Orleans who had a summer home in Lex. Ky. He passed away June 1, 1851 in Lex. Ky. and is buried there. In New Orleans he was a real estate speculator and was engaged in business. He was a lawyer but did not pracxtice law.
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