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Elizabeth Avery Meriwether 1824-1917

Born in Bolivar, Elizabeth Meriwether spent much of her life in Memphis. A noted author, her more famous works include The Master of Red Leaf, Black and White, and Recollections of 92 Years. Mrs. Meriwether toured many states lecturing in support of woman suffrage and was granted the right to vote in the election of 1872.