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Mary Jane <I>Warfield</I> Clay

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Mary Jane Warfield Clay

Birth
Death
29 Apr 1900 (aged 85)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA GPS-Latitude: 38.0587485, Longitude: -84.5080733
Plot
Section J, Lot 6
Memorial ID
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Wife of abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ambassador to Russia. She managed the Clay estate, White Hall, while her husband was abroad, raised a large family, and improved his financial standing. When he returned from his post in 1878, bringing with him an illegitimate son, the marriage ended in divorce. The lack of women's rights, which led to her loss of all financial and personal assets, including children, was the driving force behind the nationally known suffrage work of her daughters Laura and Mary Barr Clay.
Wife of abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay, Ambassador to Russia. She managed the Clay estate, White Hall, while her husband was abroad, raised a large family, and improved his financial standing. When he returned from his post in 1878, bringing with him an illegitimate son, the marriage ended in divorce. The lack of women's rights, which led to her loss of all financial and personal assets, including children, was the driving force behind the nationally known suffrage work of her daughters Laura and Mary Barr Clay.


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