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Author Bateman, Katherine Roberta, author.

Title Kentucky Clay [electronic resource] : Eleven Generations of a Southern Dynasty / Katherine R. Bateman.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Chicago Review Press, [2008]


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Summary Eleven generations of a founding American family are examined in this sweeping history that traces the Clays of Kentucky, a true Southern dynasty. The Clays of Virginia and the Cecils of Maryland were second sons of the English aristocracy who gambled on the New World. Some of the most well-known members of this clan include Henry Clay, who ran for president against James K. Polk; his cousin, Cassius Marcellus Clay, prominent abolitionist and Lincolns advisor against slavery; and the matriarch Kizzie Clay, who buried the family silver and escaped by flatboat to avoid marauding Union soldiers. The history of the early colonial period in Americafrom the time of their arrival in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1613 and St. Marys, Maryland, in 1634 through the trek across Virginia to the Appalachian Mountains, their eventual intermarriage in 1800, and their move across the mountains to Kentuckycomes to life through this well-researched family saga that heralds the adventures and accomplishments of the men in the family, as well as reveals the stories and nontraditional roles of the strong, selfish, and headstrong women.
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Subject Clay family.
Cecil family.
Sex role -- United States -- History.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Women -- Maryland -- Biography.
Women -- Virginia -- Biography.
Women -- Kentucky -- Biography.
Kentucky -- History -- Biography.
Maryland -- History -- Biography.
Virginia -- History -- Biography.
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ISBN 9781569762738 (e-pub)
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