James Rebuilds Ashland (part one): “I am successor to its halls and fields.”

YOU ARE HERE -> 1850s Henry Clay’s tenth child, James Brown Clay (1817-1864), was the first descendant to own and occupy Ashland after Clay’s death in 1852.  The enormous legacy of his father hung over every decision he made. In Clay’s final months when the family realized his death was imminent, James reassured his father … More James Rebuilds Ashland (part one): “I am successor to its halls and fields.”