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Title: "A Tour of Downtown Lexington, KY of Sites Relating to Women's Suffrage History"
Publication: Developed by Randolph Hollingsworth, PhD, in support of Breaking the Bronze Ceiling - an initiative to build a monument commemorating women's history in the Bluegrass. See more at breakingthebronzeceiling.com
Henrietta Earle “Ettie” Bronston Chenault was born in 1835 in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky to Thomas Springer Bronston, Sr. and Lucy Ann Wilson Clark. On July 22, 1856, she married Dr. Robert Cameron Chenault, medical doctor and superintendent of the Kentucky Lunatic Asylum, later Eastern State Hospital, in Lexington.Together, they had six children, four of whom survived to adulthood: Dr. Emily Runyon, Mary Etta Bowmar, Pearl Evans Thum Drew, and Robert Chenault.
Soon after Susan B. Anthony toured Kentucky in October 1879 and only a year after her divorce from Cassius M. Clay, Mary Jane Warfield Clay with her elder daughters -- Mary Barr Clay (also divorced) and Sallie Clay Bennett -- gathered signatures in Lexington and Richmond for a suffrage petition to be sent to Washington D.C.
Author: Mary Jane Warfield Clay
Citation: letter from Mary Jane Warfield Clay to "Dearest Children" [probably Mary Barr and Laura Clay living in Ann Arbor MI], March 15, 1880, Laura Clay Papers 46m4 Box 1, folder 10, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Kentucky