Mrs. Anne Clay McDowell

Dies at Her Home, Ashland
Funeral Services Monday

from a Lexington Kentucky Newspaper
February 4, 1917


Mrs. Anne Clay McDowell, the widow of Major Henry Clay McDowell, died at her home, Ashland, Saturday, February 3 at 1:30 o'clock.  Mrs. McDowell was the daughter of Henry(Jr) and Julia Prather Clay.  She was born in Lexington on February 14, 1837.  Her mother died in 1840, when she was 3 years old, and her father was killed February 28, 1847, in the Battle of Buena Vista.  She was married to Major Henry Clay McDowell May 21, 1857.  Major McDowell died at Ashland November 19, 1899.  Mrs. McDowell is survived by six children, six grandchildren and two Great Grandchildren.  Her children are:  Judge H. C. McDowell of Lynchburg, VA;  William A. McDowell and Thomas C. McDowell of Lexington;  Mrs. Thomas S. Bullock, Mrs. William B. Brock and Mrs. Desha Breckinridge.  Her Grandchildren are:  Henry McDowell Bullock, Mrs. William S. Stucky, William Goodloe McDowell, W. C. McDowell, William Bass Brock and Henry C. McDowell Brock.  Her great-grandchildren are;  Alice Dudley McDowell and William McDowell Stucky.  The funeral services will be held at Ashland Monday, February 5, at half after 2 o'clock.

As you know the ASHLAND estate in Lexington, Kentucky was originally built by

Henry Clay, Sr. (April 12, 1777  June 29, 1852), was a 19th-century American planter, statesman and orator who represented Kentucky in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, where he served as Speaker. He also served as Secretary of State from 1825 to 1829.  I visited Ashland and there are pictures of it here:  http://www.bufordfamilies.com/ashland.htm

 


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