She was an advocate of legalized prostitution. Personal
On October 15, 1885, Claflin married Francis Cook, Viscount of Montserrat, Portugal. As the wife of an English Baronet, Claflin would thereafter have been correctly styled "Lady Cook, Viscountess of Montserrat."
The firm was rumored to have been backed by Cornelius Vanderbilt.
Claflin is believed to have been his mistress.
Tennessee ran for Congress in the state of New New York She held the controversial belief that women could serve in the military and was elected Colonel of a "colored" National Guard Regiment.
Death and legacy
She died on January 18, 1923 in England.