Civil War at Ashland’s Door

YOU ARE HERE -> 1861-1865 Henry Clay’s great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Clay Blanford (1904-1999), in a 1987 interview, revealed some evocative information about the Civil War at Ashland.  Her father Charles (1857-1935), the first of James and Susan’s children to be born in the rebuilt Ashland mansion, had shared with his children his memories of that frightening … More Civil War at Ashland’s Door

Susan Jacob Clay: Ashland as a Place of Joy and Sorrow

YOU ARE HERE -> 1843-1866 Susan (Susannah) Maria Jacob Clay is one of the most important figures in Ashland’s history.  As Henry Clay’s daughter-in-law, she had lived with and was very close to Clay, and after his death served as family historian and Ashland’s mistress.  Ashland became a place of both great joys and great … More Susan Jacob Clay: Ashland as a Place of Joy and Sorrow

Civil War at Ashland’s Door

YOU ARE HERE -> 1861-1865 Henry Clay’s great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Clay Blanford (1904-1999), in a 1987 interview, revealed some evocative information about the Civil War at Ashland.  Her father Charles (1857-1935), the first of James and Susan’s children to be born in the rebuilt Ashland mansion, had shared with his children his memories of that frightening … More Civil War at Ashland’s Door

Susan Jacob Clay: Ashland as a Place of Joy and Sorrow

YOU ARE HERE -> 1843-1866 Susan (Susannah) Maria Jacob Clay is one of the most important figures in Ashland’s history.  As Henry Clay’s daughter-in-law, she had lived with and was very close to Clay, and after his death served as family historian and Ashland’s mistress.  Ashland became a place of both great joys and great … More Susan Jacob Clay: Ashland as a Place of Joy and Sorrow