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DEMAREST, Mary Augusta Lee, born in New York city, 26 June, 1838; died in Los Angeles, California, 8 January, 1888. She was a daughter of Thomas R. Lee, and became the wife of Theodore F. C. Demarest. For many years she was a resident of Passale, New Jersey. Mrs. Demarest bequeathed $10,000 to various religious institutions. She was the author of many poems, a volume of which was published (New York, 1882). The best known of these is "My ain Countrie," which first appeared in the New York " Observer" in December. 1861.
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