After that very successful convention, she joined in with a group of twenty-five members who founded the Kentucky Woman Suffrage Association - the first state suffrage club in the South. Laura Clay was elected President and Col. John H. Ward of Louisville was elected Vice-President. Not much evidence is currently available to analyze what happened with this early version of the state-wide suffrage association.
Laura Clay (1849-1941), Kentucky Suffragist and Voice of the South
Those Clay Women - Smiley Pete Publishing
Historical Marker in Madison County recognizes the contributions of Laura Clay as a leader of women's suffrage in Kentucky. She was the youngest of six children. Laura's mother, Mary Jane Warfield Clay, came from a wealthy Kentucky family and inherited land and farms. Mary oversaw the family farming operations, including the White Hall estate, during her husband's absence from home while servicing as ambassador to Russia under Abraham Lincoln. She later attended finishing school in New York.
Those Clay Women
My eyes flutter between open and close. A scarf draped over my head refuses to stay put. A fire crackles gleefully in front of me. Pot and I.
They lived in that home for about seven years before moving to Ashland around She relied on her faith to get her through the difficult times in her life. Later in life, Lucretia also raised some of her grandchildren. Lucretia was supportive of her husband and his career.