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Lucy Susannah Sweet Barber

(1833–1901) Lucy came from the small rural community of Alfred and voted in the general election on November 3, 1886, as well as another time in the 1880s. This was a sensational story across the USA because Lucy was arrested, spent a night in jail, and had a trial and other court proceedings.

In celebration of her vote, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony held a banquet in her honor in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Lucy did not attend this event, although all of her expenses would have been paid for, citing too much work to do at home.


Alfred Rural Cemetery

Lot 51

Cemetery Road, Alfred Station, NY 14803

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