"Eliza H. Clay, twelve year old daughter of the noted Kentucky statesman, died in Lebanon August 11, 1825. Henry Clay, accompanied by his wife and daughter was en route by state from his home at Lexington Kentucky, to Washingotn when the daughter fell ill with typhoid feverThey stopped at the Ferguson House where she passed away three weeks later.Her body was buried in the old Baptist graveyard but was removed to the family lot in Lexington about 65 years ago.The grave stones are still in Lebanon."
"The grave was built on top of the ground after the manner of many early Kentucky burials.Stones were used to form the grave box."
"The epitaph stone reads as follows:In the Memory of Eliza H. Clay, daughter of Henry and Lucretia who died on the 11th day of August, 1825.Cut down in the bloom of a promising youth, while traveling through Ohio hence from Lexington, Kentucky, to Washington City."
"Her parents who have ereected this monument to her memory console themselves with the hope that she now abides in Heaven."