Mary Barr Clay

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Project Name:
Kentucky Woman Suffrage

Name of Historic Site:
Lexington Cemetery

Event(s)/Use associated with woman/group/site:
Burial place of Mary Barr Clay, Section J, Lot 6

County:
Fayette

Town/City:
Lexington

Zip Code:
40508
 
Street Address: 
833 West Main Street

Associated Organization:
Lexington Cemetery

Years of Importance:
1920-present
1880-1894
1894-1912
Geographic Location: 
Your Affiliation: 
Kentucky Woman Suffrage Project

Additional Comments:

Mary Barr Clay (1839-1924) was one of the first leaders of the suffrage movement in Kentucky, joining the movement in the 1870s and founding the Kentucky Equal Rights Association. She remained involved in the push for suffrage with her leadership roles in the national suffrage organizations (AWSA and NWSA, then the NAWSA) until the early twentieth century. Clay's grave is in Section J, Lot 6 (see cemetery driving map online).